World Mission Sunday: Video Message Cardinal Tagle
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World Mission Sunday: Video Message Cardinal Tagle

“Where the most vulnerable and needy are, there are also the missionaries”

Sunday 18 October: Anti-Slavery Day
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Sunday 18 October: Anti-Slavery Day

Pope Francis, within the first few paragraphs of his newly published encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’, informs us that “millions of people today…are deprived of freedom and forced to live in conditions akin to slavery” #24. With over 27 million people currently in slavery worldwide, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the…

Season of Creation: Our Moral Imperative to Act on Climate Change – Pope Francis
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Season of Creation: Our Moral Imperative to Act on Climate Change – Pope Francis

The global climate crisis will require us to transform the way we act, says His Holiness Pope Francis. Delivering a visionary TED Talk from Vatican City yesterday, the Holy Father proposes three courses of action to address the world’s growing environmental problems and economic inequalities, illustrating how all of us can work together, across faiths…

Pope Video for October: Women in Leaderships Roles in the Church
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Pope Video for October: Women in Leaderships Roles in the Church

No one has been baptized a priest or a bishop. We have all been baptized as lay people. Lay people are protagonists of the Church. Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church. And we must emphasize the feminine lay presence because women tend to…

People with Mental Health Issues Forced to Live in Chains
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People with Mental Health Issues Forced to Live in Chains

Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions are shackled around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Men, women, and children, some as young as 10, are chained or locked in confined spaces for weeks, months, and even years, in about 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle…

Extraordinary Mission Month: Mission and Missionary Sentiments
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Extraordinary Mission Month: Mission and Missionary Sentiments

(October 2019 Extraordinary Month of Mission remembered and replayed) This time last year I rolled out this amateur audio and sentiments: CHRIST’S MISSION: MISSION TO THE EAST, MISSION TO THE SOUTH, MISSION WEST, MISSION TO THE NORTH. We are putting together our resources to send out to the missions! We are behind the Holy Father…

Season of Creation: Breathing Together
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Season of Creation: Breathing Together

A global Ignatian prayer vigil. It took place on the youtube channel of Jesuit Curia on September 25 at three different moments at 8 PM in Manila, 8 PM in Rome and 8.00 PM in New York in order to ensure greater outreach and to connect everyone in the world. There have been more than…

Austen Ivereigh on Fratelli Tutti
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Austen Ivereigh on Fratelli Tutti

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Assisi: Pope Francis Signs ‘Fratelli Tutti’ Encyclical
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Assisi: Pope Francis Signs ‘Fratelli Tutti’ Encyclical

Pope Francis visited Assisi on Saturday, the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi, where he celebrated Mass before the Saint’s tomb, before signing his new Encyclical: ‘Fratelli tutti.’ The Holy Father traveled to Assisi by car. On the way, he visited the Monastery of Vallegloria in Spello, and called in to the…

St Francis of Assisi
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St Francis of Assisi

“Sermon to the birds: ‘Esteemed friends, birds of noble lineage, I have no message to you except this: be what you are: be birds. Thus you will be your own sermon to yourselves!’ Reply: ‘Even this is one sermon too many!’” — Thomas Merton (Day of a Stranger, p.51)   Francis and the Wolf Carlo Carretto (1910–1988)…

Extraordinary Mission Month: Joint CAFOD and MISSIO Online Event
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Extraordinary Mission Month: Joint CAFOD and MISSIO Online Event

As Pope Francis prepares to sign his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti: Brothers and Sisters All, we would like to invite you to an online event to share with you the work of CAFOD and Missio over these last few months. CAFOD’s Geoff O’Donoghue, Senior International Programme Leader and Missio’s National Director Fr Anthony Chantry will…

October 2020 Extraordinary Mission Month: A Personal Story
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October 2020 Extraordinary Mission Month: A Personal Story

Ben Engelbertink worked and lived with the Iban people of Borneo in the 60’s and 70’s. In 2017 he went back to celebrate his 50th anniversary of his missionary work. How does he look back on this time? And do missionaries still have a future? You’ll see it in this documentary. René Horsthuis