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Way of the Resurrection 3
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Way of the Resurrection 3

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Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor
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Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor

At the Global Catholic Climate Movement, reforestation projects are a top priority. Like the one in Kenya for the Kakamega Forest which was once part of forest of the Congo Basin but is now the only remaining rainforest in East Africa. It covers more than 200 square kilometres not far from Lake Victoria, in one…

Way of the Resurrection 2
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Way of the Resurrection 2

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Cameroon Webinar: Recording available
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Cameroon Webinar: Recording available

The central African nation of Cameroon is better known for football, but its bloody, under-reported conflict deserves our attention. The right of minorities to self-determination is at the heart of violence blighting the lives of millions of unarmed civilians. The Vatican has been increasingly diplomatically engaged, encouraging the Cameroon government to participate in inclusive peace…

The Way of the Resurrection 1
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The Way of the Resurrection 1

During Lent we walked the Stations of the Cross. A lesser known devotion is The Via Lucis (Way of Light) or Stations of the Resurrection. Initially presented in 1988, the Via Lucis was formally adopted by the Vatican in 2001. The Salesian community in Battersea, has now produced a set of videos focussing on 14…

Shauri Moyo, Nairobi: A Time to Take Stock
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Shauri Moyo, Nairobi: A Time to Take Stock

Just to remind you that since my ordination in 2013, I have only been in one mission area; that is Shauri Moyo Parish in Nairobi. As I said in my earlier article, I will always cherish this place that received me as a baby and now sends me out as an adult. In this article…

Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’
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Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’

The central African nation of Cameroon is better known for football, but its bloody, under-reported conflict deserves our attention. The right of minorities to self-determination is at the heart of violence blighting the lives of millions of unarmed civilians. The Vatican has been increasingly diplomatically engaged, encouraging the Cameroon government to participate in inclusive peace…

Third Sunday of Easter
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Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus wants to make clear that he is not a ghost; so he shows his scars as proof that he really is the one who went through suffering some days ago. Amazingly, it is just by his scars and suffering that we can recognize Jesus. He bears the scars of his suffering and pain with…

South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness
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South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness

The Bishop emeritus of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese has, in a bid to dispel fears over COVID-19 vaccination exercise, become the first known prominent religious leader in the East-Central African nation to receive the jab. In an interview with ACI Africa on Thursday, April 15 shortly after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, Bishop Paride Taban, 85,…

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor
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Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the work of Catholic groups that assist poor communities even more urgent. “Going out to meet the wounded and risen Christ in the poorest communities allows us to regain our missionary vigor, because that is…

Funyula, Kenya: Seminal Work of Missionary Sister Revived
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Funyula, Kenya: Seminal Work of Missionary Sister Revived

Sr Marianna Hulshof was born in Ootmarsum village in the eastern part of Holland in a family of 11 children. She told Ngala in an interview that her a relative was a cardinal and was a source of encouragement for her to start working for the disadvantaged quite early in life. As a trained nurse,…