Pope Video February: Hear the Cry of Migrants
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Pope Video February: Hear the Cry of Migrants

Migrants are often victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking. Among other causes, this happens because of corruption on the part of people willing to do anything for financial gain. The money from their dirty, underhanded business is blood money. I’m not exaggerating: it’s blood money. We pray that the cries of our migrant…

DR Congo: Music from the Margins
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DR Congo: Music from the Margins

Staff Benda Bilili are a group of Congolese street musicians. They live around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm’n’blues and reggae. The core of the band consists of four senior singers/guitarist, who are all disabled (they suffered from poliomyelitis when they…

Kakamega, Kenya: Prayer for Victims of School Stampede
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Kakamega, Kenya: Prayer for Victims of School Stampede

Fr. Boniface Kibaki, the Parish Priest of All Holy Angels, Lutonyi in Kakamega diocese said plans were underway to hold interdenominational prayers for children who had perished in the Monday evening incident as well as to pray for quick recovery of those who were admitted in the hospital after sustaining injuries in the accident. The…

World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Impact of Nostra Aetate
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Impact of Nostra Aetate

In other words, Nostra Aetate set in motion a process of learning in the Church. The voice of the Spirit does not only sound in drafting commissions and in the carefully related hierarchies of Vatican documents. This is where it is important to set Nostra Aetate within the wider framework of the Council’s overall vision and purpose. Behind…

San José, Philippines: Bishop Marvyn Maceda Continues Partnership with Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya
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San José, Philippines: Bishop Marvyn Maceda Continues Partnership with Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya

ELDORET, FEBRUARY 4, 2020 (CISA)-Bishop Marvyn Maceda of the Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique, Philippines has assured of their continued partnership with the Catholic diocese of Lodwar, even with the exit of Bishop Dominic Kimengich. Since 2017 the diocese the Diocese of San Jose de Antique has been sending priests under the Fidei Donum program…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Mama Mimi Visits the Dentist
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Mama Mimi Visits the Dentist

“The church bell rings at 5 a.m.” Mama Mimi explained. “I’ll be at your house by half past.” In Basankusu, dentistry is normally do-it-yourself. The conservation group for bonobos, (which are like chimpanzees, only better), had invited a dentist to come along. The conservation village is about half an hour upriver. Although the dentist would…

World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1st Anniversary of Document on Human Fraternity
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1st Anniversary of Document on Human Fraternity

The “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”, signed in Abu Dhabi a year ago by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb,  was widely hailed as a milestone, not only regarding relations between Christianity and Islam, but as a blue-print indicating the way to a culture of dialogue…

World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1 – 7 February
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1 – 7 February

Here is a rich source of reading about the history and importance of interreligious dialogue. Source: Thinkingfaith Read more

Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone  North West Region
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Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone North West Region

When a contingent of 500 soldiers were sent to the North West region ahead of the February 9, 2020 twin elections as peace keepers or call them protectors of persons and property, the action received much criticism as it is unheard of that troops be sent into a region only in a bid to force…

Kenya: Glowing Tribute to Fr Richard Quinn MM, Founder of Ukweli Video Productions
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Kenya: Glowing Tribute to Fr Richard Quinn MM, Founder of Ukweli Video Productions

“Fr. Quinn loved the Church and served it with commitment. He helped so many people who were in need, a real Father. I am one (an) evident example of the generosity of a man I came to call my Father. My vocation was inspired by him. He did good, and I wanted to do the…

Kenya: Handing on the Missionary Baton
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Kenya: Handing on the Missionary Baton

I first met Tom McGrath in Luanda when I joined my basic formation program. I had the impression of a man who was so much in love with his mission. Every Wednesday after pastoral outreach, Tom would be there to welcome us back and listen to our stories. Many times we spent the day out…

‘Marry and Give Birth to Children’ – South Sudanese Women to Child Soldiers
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‘Marry and Give Birth to Children’ – South Sudanese Women to Child Soldiers

“Our message goes to the soldiers, the young soldiers, who carry guns for 24 hours, that let these soldiers have children, let them marry and give birth to children,” SSCC Chairlady Lily Richard Kenyi said Saturday, January 25 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Juba Archdiocese, the venue of the Christian women’s anniversary…