Founded in Africa in 1867 by St. Daniel Comboni, a native of Italy, the Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic organization dedicated to ministering to the world’s poorest and most abandoned people, often working in unstable political climate, in the midst of extreme poverty. St. Daniel not only brought the Gospel, but prepared Africans to evangelize their own people, which the Comboni Missionaries note was “a revolutionary idea for his time. His motto, Save Africa with Africa, captures the essence of the trust he had in the African peoples.”

Today, the ministry he began is carried out by 3,500 Comboni missionaries – priests, consecrated sisters, and brothers, and lay people – in 42 countries on five continents. Learn more about the Comboni Missionaries and their work.