Missionary among the white peopleBy
Jean-François Bastin, Isabelle Christiaens
Missionary among the White People tells the story of the complex heritage of colonial catholicism through the parable of the evangelized evangelist. By a fascinating reversal of history, priests from the ex-colony of the Congo (Zaire) are being called upon by the Catholic church in Belgium to take over the priestless parish churches and stop dechristianization in this old Catholic land. Missionaries of a new kind now officiate in the Belgian countryside, bringing with them a sincere faith, a great deal of enthusiasm and human warmth. Their presence brings an open-mindedness and freshness that is welcomed by the parishioners, who are tired of a colorless church stuck in tradition.