“They used the skin of innocent girls in ritual drums.”

“They used the skin of innocent girls in ritual drums.”

When he was only 20 years old, mother Celia Mali He decided to become a missionary for Comboni. It was 1973, around Dumond’s day, and I was touched by the testimonies of other missionaries.

The nun spent 46 years in Kenya, Chad, Ethiopia and UgandaAnd although he now lives in Rome, he does not forget almost everything he saw in those five decades.

«Near his place of residence, in the mausoleum of the martyrs, they found the body of a girl. Later, they find that he was dyed. And the parents said, “Yes, surely the skin of this girl, this innocent girl, was used to make drums for their rituals. This is still a reality today.” He also remembers other rituals such as Believe Burying children under the foundation of the house will bring good luck.

Mother Celia belongs to Comboni devotees. They are missionaries and in Africa they are Great Promoters for Women. However, he explains, it is difficult to deal with a different mindset like this.

“When I arrived in Uganda, I saw on the front page of the newspaper a picture of a three-year-old girl, with her teddy bear and her best clothes. Later, he would say, “It was buried with reinforced cement to give luxury to those who would live in this house.” I said: This cannot happen here and now. This happens constantly. “

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