Nigeria: Speaking Truth to Power
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Nigeria: Speaking Truth to Power

“Ours has become a nation wrapped in desolation. The prospects of a failed state stare us in the face: endless bloodletting, a collapsing economy, social anomie, domestic and community violence, kidnappings, armed robberies etc. Ours has become a house of horror with fear stalking our homes, highways, cities, hamlets and entire communities,” Bishop Kukah says….

Th Star of Bethlehem
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Th Star of Bethlehem

The whole question of ‘what was the Star of Bethlehem,’ asked of a Vatican astronomer, has hidden within it all sorts of wildly wrong assumptions. It assumes that our position at the Vatican gives us some special insight into the issue. (It doesn’t. We don’t know anything more than anyone else who’s looked casually into…

Baswar, India: Ordination of Indra Kumar Parwar MHM
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Baswar, India: Ordination of Indra Kumar Parwar MHM

On December 30th the ordination of Indra Kumar Parwar took place at Baswar mission in the diocese of Ambikapur. Bishop Patras Minj SJ of the diocese of Ambikapur was the ordaining minister

Congolese Christmas Carol
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Congolese Christmas Carol

An unusual rendering of a Congolese Christmas carol Lyrics: EmanuelNzambe o kati ya biso ooBakonzi basatoBayei komotala oo Noele gloriaTosepela bansoToyemba ee Mokonzi wa nseEmanueleAbotami o Beteleme ooMtoma wa boboto oo Bakuti mpe mwanaO mbeto ya matiti ooBapesi mabonzaBakumisi mwana oo Noele, gloriaTosepela banso,toyemba ee Mokonzi wa nseEmanueleAbotami o Beteleme ooTomba wa boboto E Mama…

Facing the Future without Fear
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Facing the Future without Fear

Prophetic words from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as valid now as they were when thy were spoken three years ago. His recent book ‘Morality’ , published shortly before he died, elaborates on the theme. I wish all visitors to this Mill Hill Missionary website a blessed 2021. Fons Eppink mhm Read also: Jonathan Sacks remembered…

Our Lady of Kibeho
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Our Lady of Kibeho

The very first Marian Apparitions on the Continent of Africa recognized by the Holy See. These apparitions took place at Kibeho, the small village of southwestern Rwanda. It was on November 28, 1981, that the Virgin Mary visited Rwanda to deliver her message to the whole world. She appeared to three girls who were students…

Missionary Disciples Killed in 2020
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Missionary Disciples Killed in 2020

The annual list says that the 20 “missionaries” killed include 8 priests, 1 male religious, 3 nuns, 2 seminarians and 6 lay people. Fides uses the term “missionary” for all the baptized, aware of what Pope Francis explains in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii gaudium: “In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of…

January 1st World Peace Day: ‘The Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’
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January 1st World Peace Day: ‘The Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’

On January 1, the Community of Sant’Egidio will stream testimonies from different countries, such as Mozambique, Lebanon, Syria, South Sudan, and Central Africa. Voices from humanitarian corridors and from the Greek Island of Lesbos will be heard, plus a message from Pope Francis. Even if the lockdown imposed by the pandemic does not allow this…

Msgr Wilybard Lagho Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Malindi, Kenya
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Msgr Wilybard Lagho Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Malindi, Kenya

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Malindi, Kenya, the Reverend Msgr. Wilybard Lagho, of the clergy of Mombasa, until now vicar general of the same metropolitan archdiocese. Curriculum vitae Msgr. Wilybard Lagho was born on 23 March 1958 in Taita-Taveta, in the metropolitan archdiocese of Mombasa. He studied philosophy at Saint…

Holy Innocents: The Case of Refugees in Israel
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Holy Innocents: The Case of Refugees in Israel

Each year the Holy Land attracts millions of pilgrims from around the world. It is a special place for Christians, Jews and Muslims. What the average pilgrim is not aware of, however, is that this region has also become a promised land for hundreds of thousands of refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, the Philippines and…

At the Beginning of the Year of St Joseph
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At the Beginning of the Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis celebrates Joseph as a father in his recent apostolic letter, Patris corde. At the beginning of this Year of St Joseph, consider what we can learn about Joseph’s fatherhood of Jesus from the context in which Matthew tells us about the birth of Christ. ….”The invitation to us is to do whatever it is…

Philippines: Celebrating Christmas in a time of pandemic
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Philippines: Celebrating Christmas in a time of pandemic