India: Celebration of First Ever ‘Christian Day’.
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India: Celebration of First Ever ‘Christian Day’.

Christians of various denominations in India announced that they will celebrate for the first time what they described as “Indian Christian Day” on July 3, feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. According to tradition, the saint supposedly traveled to India, as far as the Malabar Coast, which is in modern-day Kerala State, to preach the…

Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘I’m So Proud of my Brother
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Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘I’m So Proud of my Brother

Ruud Verhoeven writes admiringly of his brother, Nol (Arnold) Verhoeven MHM, onhis Facebook page: Anyone who has ever followed my stories knows that Nol (Arnold) , the last brother left to me, felled a few years ago by a brain disorder, was forced from Cameroon to end up in a rest home for retired missionaries…

Mill Hill Cardonald: A Birthday and other Celebrations
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Mill Hill Cardonald: A Birthday and other Celebrations

Here’s a photographic record of Fr Bill Tollan’s recent 86th birthday and other celebrations.

India: Ordination of Subrata Nayak MHM
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India: Ordination of Subrata Nayak MHM

Subrata Nayak MHM was ordained a priest on 29th June at St. Peter’s Inter Diocesan Seminary, Diocese of Rayagada & Berhampur, India, by Aplinar Senapati, Bishop of Rayagada. Subrata has been appointed to Vishunpur, Diocese of Ambikapur, India.

Bishop George Nkuo (Kumbo, Cameroon): ‘Military Offensive Will Only Radicalise People’
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Bishop George Nkuo (Kumbo, Cameroon): ‘Military Offensive Will Only Radicalise People’

I know there have been frequent attacks on both sides. There have been attempts by the military to reach “the boys” [separatist fighters are called “Amba-boys”] and there have been attempts by “the boys” to reach the military. I know that these confrontations cannot solve the problem. The people who are at war know what…

Blessing of Monument to Refugees who have Perished on their Way to Europe
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Blessing of Monument to Refugees who have Perished on their Way to Europe

On April 22, a boat carrying about 130 people capsized off the coast of Libya. A ship from SOS Mediterranée and a number of merchant ships sailed into the area, where waves reached heights of up to 6 meters. A dozen bodies were seen floating in the sea near where the ship capsized. No survivors…

Malindi: Bishop Willybard Lagho on Safeguarding Initiatives
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Malindi: Bishop Willybard Lagho on Safeguarding Initiatives

“The Diocese has put up measures such as rescuing children who are living with abusive parents and guardians and taking them through counselling services. We also talk to members of their families and ensure they are integrated back to their communities,” said Bishop Lagho. The Kenyan Diocese also runs ‘Pope Francis Rescue Home’, a children…

‘A World Trip Behind the Stove’ at Church of Our Saviour, The Hague, Netherlands
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‘A World Trip Behind the Stove’ at Church of Our Saviour, The Hague, Netherlands

Meals for the homeless. “A world trip behind the stove” Isabelle Pradier is Meals for the Homeless Coordinator at Church of our Savior. Meals for the Homeless serves a three-course hot meal to 120 homeless people in The Hague twice a month. Meals consist of hot soup in the winter months or salad in the…

Cameroon: A Story of Perseverance and Solidarity
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Cameroon: A Story of Perseverance and Solidarity

Yaoundé (Agenzia Fides) – “The great crisis in which Cameroon is currently involved, relating to the tensions in the English-speaking regions of the country, generates heavy effects in various sectors from school to the health sector. Neither the danger of the coronavirus nor the opening of negotiations has stopped the civil conflict: the clashes between…

The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.
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The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.

In his latest book the 73-year-old cardinal, who recently completed treatment for cancer, talks about his vision on the role faith can play in modern times. “Christianity has become a cultural religion in the West due to historical circumstances. However, that is not necessarily the case in other parts of the world, just look at…

DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest
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DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest

“It is certainly impossible to avoid the use of products from nature in general and the Congo Basin in particular. However, it is entirely possible to coordinate and rationalize action on nature and especially on the Congo Basin in order to return this universal heritage to its original name of beauty and improve its capacity…

Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Separatists Ask ‘Where is the Vatican?’
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Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Separatists Ask ‘Where is the Vatican?’

“The Vatican should act like the body of Christ, supporting the oppressed,” says a representative of an Anglophone Cameroon group, interviewed by Independent Catholic News. Barrister John Fru Nsoh of the so-called Interim Government of the Anglophone Restorationists justified the abduction of some priests as a protest against “the Church’s attitude of siding with the…