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Uganda
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Uganda

  Provincial Superior: Fr. Kiwanuka Achilles Kasozi Attempts to reach Uganda had been made by the Comboni Missionaries working in Egypt and Sudan in 1890, but the British Foreign Office kept saying ‘no“ until 1906. In 1910, Bishop Geyer, two priests and one brother reached Kobe, on the east bank of the Nile, south of...

South Africa
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South Africa

Provincial Superior: Fr. Jude Eugene Burgers For the last ninety-three years, the Comboni Missionaries in South Africa have been committed to primary evangelization working with peoples first subjugated by colonialism and then by its evil twin, apartheid, until the present where this fledgling democracy is being tested to the ninth degree. Our missionaries face the...

Portugal
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Portugal

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Jose da Silva Viera The Comboni Missionaries arrived in Portugal 70 years ago in April 1947. After accepting a missionary commitment in Mozambique, Fr. Giovanni Cotta who started the Comboni presence in the British isles in l936) was entrusted with the foundation. From Viseu, where Fr. Cotta laid the cornerstone at what...

Peru – Chile
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Peru – Chile

Provincial Superior: Fr. Martin Vargas Francisco Jose In 1938 the Congregation for the Propagation of Faith invited the Comboni Missionaries of the German branch to take up evangelisation activity in Peru, in Pozuzo, Huanuco diocese. The zone was inhabited by Peruvian citizens of full or partial German ancestry. Frs. Luis Ipfelkofer, Andres Riedl and Miguel...

Mexico
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Mexico

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Enrique Sanchez Gonzalez The Province of Mexico was officially inaugurated on the 24th April 1950. The first Comboni missionaries arrived at the peninsula of Baja California, there they started with the evangelization work. At the present moment, we are 14 communities: 5 evangelization, 3 seminaries, 1 center for missionary animation, 1 center...

Malawi – Zambia
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Malawi – Zambia

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Edward Mayanja Kanyike We, the Comboni Missionaries of the Malawi/Zambia Province are entirely dedicated to the missionary service, which determines our lifestyle, our activities and organization, as well as the preparation of our candidates and the ongoing formation of our members. We totally belong to the mission and we try to identify...

Italy
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Italy

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Giovanni Munari It is impossible in few lines to summarise what has been the Comboni experience in ltaly. It is a story 150 years long made of dedication and commitment, whose fruits are retraceable in more than 40 countries around the world. St Daniel Comboni opened the first house of his Congregation...

Kenya
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Kenya

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR:        Fr. Austin Radol Odhiambo Kenya being adjacent to Uganda had contacts With the Comboni missionaries before the official opening in 1973. Kacheliba mission where we are until to date was being served by the Comboni Missionaries from Uganda as an outstation. Even the first community, Tartar, which was opened officially...

London
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London

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Martin James Devenish The birth of the London Province began to unfurl on 7th May 1903, through the mediation of the English Bishop of Southwark, Francis Bourne who was later to become Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. Whilst on his ‘ad limina’ visit to Rome, he had mulled about the possibility of a...