12th July 2020

Cambodia: Celebrating the Water Festival

Tonight we witnessed the floating candle ceremony in Siem Reap. Candles are lit in little boats made of lotus flowers (Loy Pratip) and are set afloat down the river. The place is very crowded as people come from different villages and take part in the merry making. There are riverside markets, street food stalls, live music concerts, traditional performances and games on the riverbank and … Read more

November 10 – 17: Third World Day of the Poor

Prior Concert On the eve of the celebration of the 3rd World Day of the Poor, 7,000 needy persons were guests of honor at the third concert “With the Poor and for the Poor,| which took place last Saturday, November 9, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. Maestro Nicola Piovani, winner of an Oscar for the soundtrack of the film “Life is Beautiful,” directed the Italian … Read more

Uganda: Bishops Strongly Condemn Police Brutality

The Uganda Episcopal Conference has condemned police brutality against journalists, opposition leaders and students of Makerere University in the recent protests in Kampala, and urged the government to instead seek to resolve such conflict with dialogue. “We strongly believe that the level of brutality exercised and the amount of force used by some security agents while arresting the demonstrating students of Makerere University, the journalists … Read more

China: Time for Pope Francis to Reveiw China Deal?

With every passing week, there is a new story about the increasing repression of mainland China’s Catholics — as well as its Protestants and Muslims — as leader Xi Jinping’s ruthless policy of “sinicization” of religion continues to be implemented.This is becoming increasingly problematic for the Vatican and will be the elephant in the room during Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Thailand and Japan. Catholics across … Read more

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