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, one 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...

Comboni Missionaries Italy
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Comboni Missionaries 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 in November 1972...

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...

German – Austria
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German – Austria

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Karl Peinhopf The first Comboni House of what would become the Comboni German-Speaking Province was opened in Brixen (in Austria) in 1895 for candidates of German language. Just before I World War, half of the members of the Comboni Congregation came from Italy, hail spoke either German or a Slovene language. During...

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Save Africa by Africa

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the institute of the Comboni Missionaries, the missionary methodology of our founder St. Daniel Comboni still speaks eloquently and it is being lived concretely. The fact that the Plan for the Regeneration of Africa was conceived in a spirit of prayer and grounded on the familiarity and experience Comboni had...

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Mission promoters

As we celebrate our Missionary Institute’s 150th anniversary, we should go down memory lane so that we resist deviating from the basic principles that have brought us this far. in one of his off the cuff talks, St John Paul ll once said that “if you have anything difficult to be done in the Catholic...

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Letter on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Comboni Institute

Dearest Confreres. With joy and gratitude we greet you at the start of this New Year! On the 1st June, 1867, Msgr. Daniel Comboni founded in Verona the ‘Institute for African Missions‘ which was transformed into a religious Congregation on 28th October, 1885 and acquired pontifical right on 7th June. l895. Remembering the first steps...