God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensées of a Catholic priest

11.06.2010 Let the games begin…

Soccer World Cup 2010 – one can not escape the atmosphere of joy and excitement and it is good so. After all the preparation – paired with all the critical comments about the FIFA circus, the show begins. I hope and wish that there will be no major incident and that all is going smoothly. Let’s also hope that most people are able to forget their misery for a moment and join into the hype of celebrating these days.  The Soccer World Cup 2010 does not take away the problems, but can give people a moment of forgetting about it – a moment of joy, a moment of being proud of South Africa and its achievement. This is a value in itself.

What lays behind the 11.July 2010 – we will see, we will experience, we cannot run away from it. But for now I hope and wish that the games are giving some warmth in the cold Cape Town winter nights.

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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