‘Free at Last’ – Asia Bibi Releases Autobiography
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‘Free at Last’ – Asia Bibi Releases Autobiography

Today, Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, released her autobiography. Enfin Libre! (Free at Last!) has been written by Bibi and the French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet. Bibi, a farm labourer spent nearly nine years in prison after she was accused of blasphemy in 2010 during a dispute…

The Latest Issue of St. Josefs Missionsbote
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The Latest Issue of St. Josefs Missionsbote

This is the German language Magazine of the Mill Hill Missionaries. St. Josefs Missionsbote No 1, 2020

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…

Kenya’s Ranking on CPI Corruption Scale ‘Lamentable’ – Bishop John Oballa
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Kenya’s Ranking on CPI Corruption Scale ‘Lamentable’ – Bishop John Oballa

Three months after Bishops in Kenya launched a nationwide six-months anti-corruption campaign, an initiative described as a big stride by faith-based leaders in fighting against corruption in their country, a Bishop in the East African nation has termed as “lamentable” the recent results by Transparency International (TI) ranking Kenya below the global average. “It is indeed lamentable…

Pakistan: Silent Suicides
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Pakistan: Silent Suicides

Suicide is a criminal offense in Pakistan. According to Section 325 of the Penal Code, those attempting suicide can either be imprisoned for one year or fined or both. However, most cases are not reported owing to taboos, fear of harassment, social stigma and complicated legal procedures. According to the World Health Organization, 15 to…

‘Ascending Life’: First Pastoral Congress of Care for the Elderly
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‘Ascending Life’: First Pastoral Congress of Care for the Elderly

In the first place, it’s about making visible not only the millions of elderly who suffer the alluded throwaways culture — those that are alone, those that have to support, with their fragile retirement pensions, their children and grandchildren, those that are used and sometimes mistreated by their own families, those that are ignored because…

Philippines: National Conference on New Evangelization – ‘Who is My Neighbour?’
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Philippines: National Conference on New Evangelization – ‘Who is My Neighbour?’

The Philippines is celebrating the Year 2020 as the Year of Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples. This was also the theme of this year national conference on new evangelization. This conference was attended by thousands of peoples from all over the country. Cardinal Tagle, in his homily, commissioned all who attended the conference to…

Cameroon: A Passionate Appeal – ‘Stop the Violence’!
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Cameroon: A Passionate Appeal – ‘Stop the Violence’!

For a couple of weeks now, we have had reports and graphic images of barbaric and inhuman acts, shootings, killings, and colossal collateral destruction of property through the burning of houses in some localities and villages in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon viz. Babubock and Eyandong in Kupe; Muanenguba, Ku-Bome in…

‘Pope’s Visit Will Further Strengthen Bonds between Christians and Muslims’ – Indonesian President Widodo
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‘Pope’s Visit Will Further Strengthen Bonds between Christians and Muslims’ – Indonesian President Widodo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has extended an official invitation to Pope Francis to visit the Muslim-majority country after news reports emerged last week saying the pope wanted to go there. A copy of the formal invitation letter began spreading on social media later last week. In the letter, Widodo said he had been informed about…

Cameroon: ‘The Truth Will Save Cameroon’ – Cardinal Tumi in Interview
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Cameroon: ‘The Truth Will Save Cameroon’ – Cardinal Tumi in Interview

One recommendation to resolve the Anglophone problem emanating from the grand dialogue was the special status for the English-speaking regions. Are you comfortable with the contents? I was among the first to make a proposition for the content. I was clear, and the Prime Minister’s office too, said that I was the clearest: I proposed a government,…

‘Light a Candle on 27th January at 15h00’ – Bishops of Europe
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‘Light a Candle on 27th January at 15h00’ – Bishops of Europe

“On this anniversary, we appeal to the modern world for reconciliation and peace, for respect for each nation’s right to exist and to freedom, to independence, to maintain its own culture. We cannot allow the truth to be ignored or manipulated for immediate political needs. This appeal is extremely important now, for – despite the…