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Cambodia: Floating Village Outreach

Today I joined Fr Jub and Sr Porthip for Sunday Service in floating village (Preak Toul) where I lived a month to experience life of living in a floating house during summertime. I know how difficult it was to reach this community during the summer season. After heavy rains last month, the water level is…

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Varanasi, India: A Heart-Rending Story from Little Stars School/Shanti Niketan Girls Home

Fr Frans Baartmans mhm who was a transformative and compassionate presence in Varanasi for more than 30 years supplied this story. Here is sad news about a girl Rozi who was living in Shanti Niketan Girls Home.A police case girl Roji Khatoon, aged 17, was not recovering very well in the hospital. She was brought at the girl’s home by police…


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Social Distancing – An Old Idea

« … ten lepers approached Jesus. Keeping their distance, they called out….” Lk 17, 12-13.        Keeping their distance: (two metres ??): diseases that are considered to be contagious have been treated seriously through the centuries. Whether it is from fear or from love, from hateful discrimination or for caring isolation, people are obliged to keep…

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DR Congo: Bishops to President – ‘Give Priority to Well-Being of Population’

“Priority should be on the well-being of the population over all other political considerations. No political settlement can be above the requirement for the political power to do its best to ensure the well-being of the population,” the Bishops emphasize in the document. They further say, “The respect for the Constitution, ensuring national security, the…

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Philippines: Mission to Turkana, Kenya

The seeds of missionary vocation that were sown by the Mill Hill Missionaries on the coastal and mountain areas of the province of Iloilo and Antique, Philippines, germinated, grew, and are continuously bearing fruits. On November 08, 2020, the Archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo, took the pastoral care of the newly erected Holy Family Parish in…

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India: Marking Dalit Liberation Day

Christians in India observed Dalit Liberation Sunday to show solidarity with Christians of lowly origin who face discrimination. The theme of this year’s event on Nov. 8 was “Challenging Caste: Affirming the Dignity of Dalit Women.” The Office for Scheduled Castes-Backward Classes of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India and the National Council of Churches…

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North Africa: Two Recent Events Illumine Church on the Margins

In their collective statement circulated Tuesday, November 3, CERNA members identify Pope Francis’ New Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti and the forthcoming canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld as “the two recent Church events” that “shed a new and joyful light on what we are living.” They term the Holy Father’s Encyclical a document that sheds light on the value of…