Cameroon Emergency: What the Anglophone Media Say

Cameroon Emergency: What the Anglophone Media Say

Government soldiers have wreaked havoc in Small Babanki with at least fifteen people killed. It was early Saturday after the military arrived Timenshu and Chuku, in Small Babanki. Small Babanki is also called Kedjom Ketinguh. It is situated in Mezam, North west region of Cameroon. Among those shot dead are: five women, four children and…

John Allen’s Light Hearted Take on the Pros and Cons of a Roman Sojourn for Priests
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John Allen’s Light Hearted Take on the Pros and Cons of a Roman Sojourn for Priests

Yet bishops and religious superiors continue to send priests to Rome to study, to work in the Vatican, to teach in a pontifical university, to work at the headquarters of some Catholic institution, and for myriad other reasons. A few become lifers, while most put in a few years and then move on to something…

U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art
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U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art

For the beginning of Lent, Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers reflections on this painting in the National Gallery by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano titled ‘The Incredulity of Saint Thomas’. It was commissioned in 1497 for the altar in the Church of San Francesco in northern Venice. During Lent we walk a path…

Uganda Martyrs: Plans for This Year’s June 3rd Event Revealed
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Uganda Martyrs: Plans for This Year’s June 3rd Event Revealed

The climax will be marked in two separate days, May 29 for the pupils and students in schools and June 3 for the adults, a move the Ugandan Prelate has said is “born out of the concern for the children in and out of school so as to give them a chance to participate fully…

South Sudan: New Peace Deal Opens Way for Papal Visit
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South Sudan: New Peace Deal Opens Way for Papal Visit

According to Paolo Impagliazzo, who was present at the ceremony in his capacity as secretary general and South Sudan delegate for the Rome-based Sant’Egidio community, Catholics in the country “are really waiting for the visit of Pope Francis.” The pope has taken a keen interest in South Sudan, appealing often for peace and organizing days…

Way of the Cross – Journeying with Refugees and Migrants
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Way of the Cross – Journeying with Refugees and Migrants

Pray with the Lord, journey with Refugees and Migrants Download Way of the Cross Source: Jesuit Refugee Service

Buluba, Uganda: Beatification of the Mother to the Lepers, Dr Wanda Błeńska
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Buluba, Uganda: Beatification of the Mother to the Lepers, Dr Wanda Błeńska

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has given permission to start the process of beatification of the Polish doctor and missionary, Wanda Błeńska, also known as “the Mother to Lepers”, who spent 40 years in Uganda caring for lepers. “What she saw in the lepers was not just the disease. She saw the entire…

Cameroon: French Policy at the Root of Anglophone Crisis?
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Cameroon: French Policy at the Root of Anglophone Crisis?

Cardinal Christian Tumi, the archbishop emeritus of Douala, has even accused France of seeking to make sure the majority French-speaking Cameroonians assimilate the minority English-speaking population. He told Crux in 2017 the French policy was at the root of the ongoing Anglophone crisis currently affecting the country’s English-speaking regions. “What is creating the whole problem is the presence of…

Pakistan: Asia Bibi – My Faith has Saved Me
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Pakistan: Asia Bibi – My Faith has Saved Me

ASIA BIBI has given a landmark interview saying that her faith in Christ was what got her through her long ordeal behind bars. In an interview today (Wed, 26 Feb) with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the Catholic charity for persecuted Christians, the Christian woman from Pakistan, sensationally acquitted last year, gave a…

India: Christians Condemn Communal Violence, Offer Assistance
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India: Christians Condemn Communal Violence, Offer Assistance

Christian leaders from different denominations in New Delhi have condemned the communal violence in the Indian capital and asked churches to open their doors to victims of the riots. The violence that started on Feb. 23 in several areas of northeast Delhi has left 27 people dead and over 200 injured in the deadliest episode of…

Pakistan: Shot for Trying to Build a Church
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Pakistan: Shot for Trying to Build a Church

“It was Sunday. We spent the whole day building the wall and finished at 7pm. We only wanted to secure our property against any forceful occupation. Three hours later, we heard a crowd chanting on our doorstep. As we tried to explain our stance, someone resorted to aerial firing. My brothers were the next targets,”…

Religious Sisters Reflect: New Forms of Religious Life for Our Times
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Religious Sisters Reflect: New Forms of Religious Life for Our Times

Catholic religious are experiencing the crises felt across the world, and it challenges them to redefine their mission and identity, says the Indian head of Assumption nuns. Sister Rekha M. Chennattu, superior general of the Religious of the Assumption congregation, was speaking after concluding a 20-day general plenary of her congregation in Paris. The congregation’s 23…