In 1984 when St. Teresa of Calcutta arrived in the city of Jijiga, Ethiopia, our beloved Most Rev. Dr. Salvatore Pietro Colombo, Bishop of the Diocese of Mogadishu, opened the doors and invited her to begin a Missionary and social work in the small community of Capital and other small cities. Through this invitation begins the work of the Missionaries of Charity in Somalia, with all the support and blessings of our beloved Bishop Salvatore. Unfortunately in 1989 Bishop Salvatore was assassinated and the beautiful Cathedral was destroyed and the community dispersed.
But with the blessing of our Bishop, we continue with our purpose of helping, loving, and supporting all those who need it. The Most Reverend Salvatore Pietro Colombo will always be our patron and mentor of our MCSFO Order.