Pope Francis in Iraq: Unique Historic Meeting with Ayatollah al-Sistani
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Pope Francis in Iraq: Unique Historic Meeting with Ayatollah al-Sistani

Ayatollah al-Sistani is the most important, revered and followed Ayatollah in the Shi’a world. Now 90 years of age, he has exercised this leading role since becoming the successor of Ayatollah al-Khoei in 1992. He does so through his teaching and his jurisprudence, which guides every aspect of Shi’a living. He has done so throughout…

DR Congo: ‘Hear the Cry of the People of Congo’ – Cardinal Angelo de Donatis at Funeral Ambassador
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DR Congo: ‘Hear the Cry of the People of Congo’ – Cardinal Angelo de Donatis at Funeral Ambassador

ROME, MARCH 05, 2021 (CISA) – “Hear the cry of the people of Congo, cruelly devastated by violence as it sees its sons and daughters die every day,” Angelo Cardinal De Donatis said February 25 at the funeral Mass of slain Italian ambassador to the DRC, Luca Attanasio and his bodyguard Vittorio Lacovacci. Angelo Cardinal De…

The Jogbahn Clan: One  Community’s Fight against a Palmoil Company’s Landgrab
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The Jogbahn Clan: One Community’s Fight against a Palmoil Company’s Landgrab

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Know Your Africa

DR Congo: Francis Hannaway Travels Upriver from Mbandaka to Basankusu
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DR Congo: Francis Hannaway Travels Upriver from Mbandaka to Basankusu

Our journey back to Basankusu by outboard powered canoe. 36 hours non-stop (well a couple of very short breaks), on the Congo and Lolanga Rivers. Francis Hannaway.

Pope Video March 2021: Sacrament of Reconciliation
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Pope Video March 2021: Sacrament of Reconciliation

When I go to confession, it is in order to be healed, to heal my soul.To leave with greater spiritual health. To pass from misery to mercy.The centre of confession is not the sins we declare, but the divine love we receive, of which we are always in need. The centre of confession is Jesus…

Pope Francis: A Faith without Doubts cannot Advance
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Pope Francis: A Faith without Doubts cannot Advance

“The devil puts doubts in us, then life happens along with its tragedies: ‘Why does God allow this?’ But a faith without doubts cannot advance. (…) The thought of being abandoned by God is an experience of faith which many saints have experienced, along with many people today who feel abandoned by God, but do…

Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon
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Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon

Members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba are expected to coordinate initiatives marking the year of St. Joseph, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview. In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon said, “I have entrusted the activities of the Year of St. Joseph to…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

Transfiguration: A Homily
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Transfiguration: A Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent Today’s readings are, as so often, an invitation to contemplative musing. You can look at what is being told here in different ways, marvel at it. Or, perhaps, recoil in horror at the horrific story of what is called in Jewish tradition the “binding of Isaac.” How is it possible that…

Transfiguration
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Transfiguration

Not all the disciples were treated equally. At special times in his life Jesus selected his closest friends to be with him. Here we have Peter, James and John chosen as witnesses to the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration places Jesus with two great figures in Jewish history. Moses the giver of the Law and Elijah the…

Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon
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Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon

In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese located in the Southwestern region invited the government and the secessionist groups to “stand by the truth, embrace dialogue, look at each other as brothers and sisters and accept proposals that will enhance peace and harmony in our country.”  “What is preventing…