I have had the chance to be there for the election of the Pope a cardinal who comes from Argentina. We were in 1967 and 1968 with Bergoglio was not yet a priest in the same faculty of Theology in San Miguel, where the Jesuits had their House of Studies.

I recall his name, not his face. After 45 years, that is impossible.

Now the 3rd day after his election, I have been to the Vatican and met Cardinal Humes, is Brazilian, m it has recognized, who visited Madagascar and Akamasoa 7 years ago.

M he has said “I’m going to introduce you to the Pope”.

M and now he takes her to the home of Santa Marta and this is where I had the pleasure to greet and ask for the blessing Akamasoa the Pope Francis. Cardinal Humes told the pope: “This man built a city for the poor.” I kissed the pope as Argentina and he has smiled. As it had received all the cardinals I did not bother and more tired;, I hope that on another occasion we can talk, if it presents itself!

A Akamasoa there are always problems, we have Miss Therese is in L ‘Hospital, she’s better now.

The country does not, IT is no power. We have elections as soon as possible to get out of this mess altogether!

Sunday morning a young 15 year old boy died Akamasoa, and the first thing I did, that was going to console his family. Here has Akamasoa, joy, pain and sorrow mingle all the time.

I t sending photos of the blessing of palms in the career and then we call Cathedral Mass in our usual place.

When I know the date of the release of the new book I wrote I’ll let you know.

Happy Holy Week!


Father Pedro friends and communities in Italy have come together at this time and were able to gather additional 20,000 Euros for children and Akamasoa.. Several more houses can be built now at Akamasoa and  many families will be saved again.

Few pictures of  the children welcoming Father Pedro on his return from Rome

Patrick Adam de Villiers

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