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"Going on Mission is a beautiful thing," Pope Francis

Fr. Mariano Cordeiro, the parish priest, who is accompanying the missionaries from the parish of Nostra Signora dell’Assunzione, celebrating Mass for the indigenous community.

“Going on a mission is to go out of yourselves to give the best of yourselves and the best of what God gives,” said Pope Francis in his video message to a group of missionaries from an Argentine parish.

About thirty missionaries  – young people and adults - from the parish of Nostra Signora dell’Assunzione of Rio Cuarto in Argentina, went on missions among the indigenous community of Salta, Victoria Este, in the diocese of Orán.

Father Mariano Cordeiro, a parish priest in Serrano, who is accompanying the missionaries said that the mission is inspired by the Fratelli tutti encyclical under the motto “dreams are built together.”

They spent a week among the Indigenous Wichi communities, accompanying families, celebrating Masses and bringing the Word of God to them.

“The lack of humanity with which our indigenous brothers and sisters are treated is very painful,” the priest said. These mountain communities, he noted, have problems of malnutrition, lack of clean drinking water, and are very far away from any medical service.

The mission experience provided the missionaries the opportunity to enrich themselves with the culture of the indigenous brothers and sisters in the mountains.

“We were able to touch the flesh of Jesus in these people, in the midst of extreme poverty, which hurts and makes us helpless,” he said.

For three years now, the missionaries have been visiting these communities twice a year in order to grow in friendship with these indigenous communities. 


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