Cardinal Guglielmo Massaja “a true Apostle of Christ and a true Scientist” 200th anniversary of his birth (1809-2009)

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Guglielmo Massaja: 200th anniversary of his birth - celebrations and studies

Vowed to the missions

Ethiopia: religious and political events

Six years of travels amidst bouts of malaria and ambushes

Reporting to Europe

Advisor to Menelik II

Mission, “the plantation of the Church”

A “new Church” in Ethiopia

“Father of the fantatà”

“I wish to die among my people ”

Brief chronology of the life of Massaja

Interview with Fr Florio Tessari OFM cap, Postulator General of the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor

Interview with Franco Salvatori, President of the Italian Geographical Society and the National Committee to mark the 2nd Centenary since the birth of Cardinal Guglielmo Massaja