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Interview with Matthias Gross, Germany, Volunteer at Casa del Niño in Villa Ballester • Matthias Gross volunteered at Casa del Niño in Gran Buenos Aires from August 2016 to August 2017.  The Casa is located near the Schoenstatt Daughter Shrine in the Villa Ballester district and is a Schoenstatt Family project, the Family Federation and the Campaign of the Pilgrim Mother are the primary sponsors. Father Kentenich visited Villa Ballester several times, because many German immigrants found housing there after the Second World War.  This is the place, where theRead More
Pope Francis’ second day in Kenya was taken up with a visit to the Kangemi slum in Nairobi and a meeting with the youth. Even though the newspapers were still full of news about the Pontiff’s visit, his visit to the slum did not receive as much reporting as the Pope’s meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta. In some cases the media missed the point completely. The website of popular Radio Capital FM had a video report on how the Pope’s visit became an opportunity for businesses in Kangemi to makeRead More