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Sindh, Pakistan: Celebrating Feast of Light

Sr Anita Mansingh is a PBVM sister from the Cutchi Kohli tribe , Tando Allahyar, Sindh, Pakistan, Diocese of Hyderabad For me this experience of celebrating Joti Prub with my people was not less than a mystical experience. I found Jesus in those people who look very simple, without many words, but with their strong…

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Liturgical Inculturation in Congo Shows Gifts of the Spirit – Pope Francis

The Zaire Use is an inculturated Mass formally approved in 1988 for the dioceses of what was then known as the Republic of Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa.  The only inculturated Eucharistic celebration approved after the Second Vatican Council, it was developed following a call for adaptation of the liturgy in “Sacrosanctum…

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Uganda: Total’s Mega Oil Project Devastating Communities

Les Amis de la Terre France/Friends of the Earth France, Nape/Friends of the Earth Uganda, Survie and other Ugandan organisations have uncovered the devastation to both peoples and the environment caused by Total’s mega oil project in Uganda. Total is causing untold environmental damage and grabbing the land of tens of thousands of people. So…

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Homa Bay, Kenya: New Bishop Appointed

Aged 58, Fr. Odiwa was ordained a Clergy of Homabay in July 1993. The alumnus of the Rome-based Urbaniana University from where he obtained his Doctorate in Canon Law completed his formation program in Theology at St. Matthias Mulumba, Tindinyo in Kenya. In his 27 years of Priesthood, the Bishop-elect served as the Vicar General…

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December 1st: Bd Charles de Foucauld

Blessed Charles directed his ideal of total surrender to God towards an identification with the poor, abandoned in the depths of the African desert. In that setting, he expressed his desire to feel himself a brother to every human being, and asked a friend to “pray to God that I truly be the brother of…

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Cameroon: Faith Leaders Call for Mediation

Cameroon faith leaders are calling on the government of President Paul Biya to accept the mediation of a third party to resolve the conflict in Cameroon. The Norwegian Refugee Council describes the violence there as the world’s most ignored crisis. The faith leaders’ statement marks a turning point; previously, they have been less overt in…