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DR Congo: Six Issues Bishops Want Addressed

They call on Congolese citizens to “peacefully resist the balkanization of our country, depopulation and occupation of the land through national cohesion and the refusal of treason, favoring the surge of patriotism alongside our Armed Forces.” The Bishops also express their concerns about gross human right abuses in the Central African nation saying, “The impetus…

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A Day in the Life of Pluscarden Abbey

Pluscarden Abbey is a remote Benedictine monastery on the edge of the Scottish Highlands in Moray and is home to 21 monks. It is the oldest practising monastery in the United Kingdom, dating back to the medieval era. The monks live by the 6th-century Rule of St Benedict and life has changed little in hundreds…

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DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu Appointed Member of Council of Cardinals

Cardinal Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the most recent addition to the group of Cardinal Advisors tasked with assisting the Pope in the government of the Universal Church and in the drafting and revision of the new Apostolic Constitution that will replace the Constitution Pastor Bonus promulgated by Pope Saint John…

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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…