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Father François, parish priest in the "Switzerland of Cambodia"
François Hemelsdael, 47, a native of Lille, has been a missionary of the Foreign Missions of Paris in Cambodia since 2007. His mission? To create links with those entrusted to him, by conversing with them in their own language. In a few years, he’s seen many animist families convert to the Christian faith. "Animism is a religion of fear. Christianity frees them from all this," he told Aleteia.

© François Hemelsdael