USA: A Catholic Call for LBGTQ Non-Discrimination
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USA: A Catholic Call for LBGTQ Non-Discrimination

Catholic social teaching provides “a clear basis” for church leaders to support nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community, according to a statement from an LBGTQ advocacy group signed by more than 250 of the nation’s leading Catholic theologians, church leaders, scholars and writers. “A Home for All: A Catholic Call for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination,” released Aug. 9…

Pakistan: National Minorities Day Elicits Thought-Provoking Comments
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Pakistan: National Minorities Day Elicits Thought-Provoking Comments

The year was 1997. Bishop John Joseph, Pakistan’s first Punjabi bishop, led a rally of about 10,000 people on Aug. 11 to demand implementation of the historic speech of the nation’s founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah. “You are free, you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or any…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Doctors without Borders (MSF) Forced to Withdraw
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Doctors without Borders (MSF) Forced to Withdraw

After nearly eight months of suspension by the Cameroonian authorities, Doctors Without Borders has been forced to withdraw teams from the North-West region, an area badly affected by years of armed violence between security forces and armed separatist groups. “We cannot stay any longer in a region where we are not allowed to provide care to people,”…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Women Suffer Disproportionately
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Women Suffer Disproportionately

Kang is a witness to the daily horrors of war in her native Wum. Sometimes, the horrors are too close to home. Among others, her husband has had to spend time in the dreaded Kondengui Central Prison in Yaoundé. “The first person I lost was my brother’s son whom I raised. Some armed people came…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Roadblocks a Common Feature
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Roadblocks a Common Feature

After the Amba Boys (Separatist Resistance Group) killed five police officers in Bali the S.D.O. (Senior District Officer) of Mezam Division where Bali is situated, gave an order that no motorcycles (known as ‘bend-skin’) may be used in Bali Nkonga Sub- Division on the roads to Mamfe, Nigeria and Kumba. Many people travel along these…

Cameroon Conflict: Coming to the Rescue of Displaced Children
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Cameroon Conflict: Coming to the Rescue of Displaced Children

 member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) ministering in Chad has launched a fundraiser to support the education of at least 300 children displaced by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West (NOSO) regions of Cameroon. In a Friday, August 6 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Ludovic Lado said he hopes…

Pune, India: Two Young Mill Hill Missionaries Ordained Deacons
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Pune, India: Two Young Mill Hill Missionaries Ordained Deacons

On 7th of August, the new perpetual members were ordained deacons by Most. Rev. Bishop Thomas Dabre, the Bishop of the Diocese of Poona at the Divine Mercy Parish Church, Wadagaonsheri – Pune.  Bishop Thomas Dabre began the celebration acknowledging that it was indeed a great day of joy to give thanks to God for…

Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission
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Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission

Fr Michael is clearly committed to his ministry and to his new-found community in Malaysia. But he also touchingly reminded us that missionaries leave their homes and families to ignite God’s love throughout the world. When asked what he missed from home, he told us: ‘Mostly my family, and then the food! A good curry…

USA: ‘White Nationalism Greatest Threat to Peace’ – Fr Bryan Massingale
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USA: ‘White Nationalism Greatest Threat to Peace’ – Fr Bryan Massingale

“The brutal mob violence of Jan. 6 was a clear declaration that many white Americans would rather live in a white dictatorship than in a multiracial democracy. If democracy means sharing power with people of color, and especially black people, they want no part of it,” Father Massingale said. White nationalism’s “commitment to racist political…

Philippines:Island of Panay Overwhelmed by Number of Covid Deaths
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Philippines:Island of Panay Overwhelmed by Number of Covid Deaths

Authorities on one of the Philippines’ major islands says they need help dealing with their coronavirus dead after the only crematorium temporarily stopped accepting more victims after being overwhelmed by bodies. Government and health officials on Panay island in the Visayas region said the number of bodies needing to be buried has risen sharply since the crematorium…