Fr. Vendramin, late PIME Missionary in Cambodia

Fr. Vendramin, the first PIME Missionary in Phnom Penh after Pol Pot

By AsiaNews In 1990, Mother Teresa’s nuns asked him to stay with them to celebrate Mass. The PIME Missionary, as soon as he arrived he wrote, “The whole of Cambodia has been reduced to a forced labor camp.” For 30 years, he accompanied the rebirth of the small local Church. The Catholic Church of Cambodia […]


From the World, For the World

By Gabriele Monaco This year’s new PIME Missionaries – some will be ordained on Saturday June 12th in the Milan Cathedral with the rest in their own dioceses – they come from Africa, South America, and Asia. Two of these new missionaries are originally from Myanmar and are destined for China. They tell us their […]

Bishop Vijay blesses faithful in the Srikakulam Diocese.

Coronavirus in Rural India

By Giorgio Bernardelli  Where are the thousands of rural, Indian migrants forced to leave the city because of the lockdown? Bishop Vijay Rayarala, PIME Missionary and Bishop of the Diocese of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, India, explains the situation. “There are families from our parishes who arrived here on foot after having traveled thousands of […]

Fr. Maurizio Arioldi, PIME, has devoted much of his life to helping the people of Thailand.

Thailand, Ora et Labora During Lockdown

By Fr. Maurizio Arioldi, PIME The following is the testimony of Fr. Maurizio Arioldi, a PIME Missionary working in Ngao among the tribes of the mountains of northern Thailand during the Coronavirus pandemic. We publish it here not only for the story that he offers on what COVID-19 represents for Thailand today but also to […]