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18th November 2019

Mill Hill Missionary Formation, Pune, India: Perpetual Oath and Diaconate Ordination

On the evening of Friday, 15th of November, in the chapel of our 2nd Cycle Formation Centre – Pune, Blas John Garde Estrevencion took the Perpetual Oath committing himself to missionary apostolate for life in the presence of Fr. Des McGillicuddy, the Vicar General and General Councillor of our Society. There were other Mill Hill priests present who are working in various formation centres. A … Read more

Sunday 17 November: World Day of the Poor

Just recently, I came across in this very Church one of my patients who, he wouldn’t mind my saying, is homeless and has quite a lot of both physical and mental health problems. And it happened that he had lain down to rest on one of the benches in this Church. Little did he know that I was the one who would shortly be saying … Read more

Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Presentation Mission-Art Calendar Featuring Works by Mill Hill Missionary Artist Kees Breed

Another event in the developing story of the exciting artistic legacy of Fr Kees Breed, a Mill Hill missionary active in The Philippines, who died in December 2017. Today, Wednesday 13th November, the Dutch Master Painters together with the Mill Hill Missionaries in The Netherlands marked the start of the Brederoc Year with the presentation of a magnificent Mission-Art Calendar. A sizeable gathering of resident … Read more

South Sudan: Bishop Paride Taban, 84 years old, Runs Peace Marathon

“I ran 1 Km, with Barnaba Marial; we were the first group to start. We went up to the point and then afterwards, the others came and started the race,” Bishop Emeritus of South Sudan’s Torit diocese, Paride Taban told ACI Africa, Saturday November 9 after the Fun Marathon at John Garang Mausoleum where he was alongside the Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy, Dr. Barnaba … Read more

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

Cameroon Crisis: ‘Rebel Against Evil’ – Cardinal Christian Tumi

Speaking during a program on Cameroonian state television, Cardinal Christian Tumi also called on Christians to become more involved in politics. “Every Christian is a rebel against all that is not good-that is morally evil. A Christian is a rebel against lies,” Tumi said. “Politics is part of the world and Christ has told us: Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel message. … Read more

Basankusu, DR Congo: Selling Toys to Help Malnourished Children

They arrived from a village, 30 miles away, on foot. They had carried their son, Fidèle, aged 11, and who’d just had measles, to our second centre. I took them to our nearby Catholic hospital, and we started to do the paperwork to get him admitted. His dad held him on his lap, wrapped in a faded printed cloth, his skin was pale and his … Read more

Pope Video November: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East

In the Middle East, as in the entire world, people need to speak the language of reconciliation, forgiveness, and dialogue. Although sometimes it’s not easy, it’s very worthwhile. This is why Pope Francis encourages us all to become men and women of reconciliation. The Holy Father says in this video: “In the Middle East, concord and dialogue among the three monotheistic religions is based on … Read more

Peace in South Sudan: President Kiir in Plea to Church Leaders

“I want to take this opportunity to call (on) the Catholic Church and all other churches around the country to help us in the dissemination of the peace agreement,” President Kiir appealed while addressing thousands who gathered at All Saints Parish, Rejaf, Juba for the conclusion of the yearlong centenary celebrations of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba Friday, November 1. “Your role in the dissemination … Read more