Compassion
The Passionists in Africa

by Arthur Carrillo, C.P.

Fr. Arthur Carillo, C.P. is a member of the U.S. western province and has served as General Consultor in Rome for the continent of Africa.

Africa is one of the largest land masses on earth, about the same size as Asia. It is the second most populous continent, having about as many people as North and South America together. (right: political map of the continent; the dark blue area bounded by Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda is Lake Victoria, second largest freshwater lake in the world; it occupies about the same area as Ireland)

Passionists are in six African countries: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the most populous of the countries where Passionists work, with 52,000,000 people. The smallest population is that of Botswana, with a published figure of 1,500,000. The number of Passionist men in Africa when these statistics were taken several months ago is 122.

 

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