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Charity and mystique: how Charles de Foucauld evangelized Berbers and Tuaregs

2022-05-13T17:43:29.919Z

STORY - From his first contacts with Muslims in North Africa, Charles de Foucauld understood that to convert them, he would first have to be close and live among them by imitating Christ.



This article is taken from the

Figaro Hors-série "Charles de Foucauld, a voice in the desert", find in this

160-page issue the ardent life of Charles de Foucauld, undisciplined soldier, explorer in Morocco, struck down by grace to the point of become a missionary monk among the Tuaregs, assassinated in 1916 by Islamists.

This man of God is canonized by the Catholic Church on May 15, 2022.

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Le Figaro.

What an amazing man!

Installed in Béni Abbès (Algerian Sahara) then finally in Tamanrasset (Hoggar), what exactly is he looking for?

God, solitude, flight from the world or the evangelization of non-Christian populations?

Charles de Foucauld's itinerary astonishes and surprises as there is nothing obvious about it, even for those who know this extraordinary life.

In the eyes of the world, the missionary character of his presence in North Africa nevertheless seems obvious.

What would a French Catholic priest do in these places that ignore Christianity if not wear…

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Source: lefigaro

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