Cameroon: Capuchin Friars Produce and Distribute Protective Masks to Poorest
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Cameroon: Capuchin Friars Produce and Distribute Protective Masks to Poorest

Yaoundé (Agenzia Fides) – Face masks with a thousand colors to protect the most disadvantaged sections of the population from coronavirus infection. The initiative was launched by the Capuchin friars of Cameroon, one of the African nations most affected by Covid-19. In the Country, the infection is spreading very quickly. According to data from the…

Cardinal Ouellet: ‘Involve More Women in Formation’
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Cardinal Ouellet: ‘Involve More Women in Formation’

“I believe that for the priest, learning to relate to women in the context of formation is a humanizing factor which promotes the balance of man’s personality and affectivity,” Ouellet said in an interview in the May edition of the Donne Chiesa Mondo magazine also published on the Vatican News site April 24. In the…

Nairobi, Kenya: The Impact of Covid-19 Measures on Second Cycle Formation
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Nairobi, Kenya: The Impact of Covid-19 Measures on Second Cycle Formation

On 15/16th  March, the government of the Republic of Kenyan made an official announcement  ordering the closure of all the schools in Kenya as a measure of combating the COVID-19. A few days later the formation staff called a meeting announcing in-house measures aimed at dealing with the pandemic. These included: suspension of all common…

Embracing the Saving Logic of the Gospel in ‘Suspended Time’ – Cardinal Czerny SJ
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Embracing the Saving Logic of the Gospel in ‘Suspended Time’ – Cardinal Czerny SJ

Under these exceptional conditions, in this ‘suspended’ time like slow motion that is imposed on us all, we are being forced to slacken our frenetic rhythms, to change our habits, to invent new perspectives, criteria and responses. Quarantine has torn each person’s usual web of relationships asunder. Solitude can be an uncomfortable surprise. The mounting…

Let Him Easter in You
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Let Him Easter in You

We have reached our celebration of Easter, the centre of the Church’s liturgical year and the source of Christian life and faith. Yet Easter often appears as the poor relation of Christmas. Whether you believe or not, there is something about Christmas that manages to touch everyone. But without Easter there would be no Christmas….

Casay, Philippines: Message from a Parish under Covid-19 Strain
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Casay, Philippines: Message from a Parish under Covid-19 Strain

We are doing well here in the parish. Prudhvi (student, India) has extended his MEP time due to the cancellation of all domestic and international flights. Nicky and Joseph are well. We all underwent self-quarantine and survived it healthily. Most of our regular and scheduled activities have been cancelled for almost two months now. The…

DR Congo: Government Appoints Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo to Oversee Solidarity Fund against Covid-19
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DR Congo: Government Appoints Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo to Oversee Solidarity Fund against Covid-19

The statement from the office of President Tshisekedi further reads, “By placing men of God in the management of the FNSCC and members of civil society, Félix Tshisekedi expects that the 80 million Congolese will find satisfaction in the management of those who are supposed to preach by example.” For President Tshisekedi, appointing Church leaders…

India: Government of Andhra Pradesh Offers Help to Religious Service Leaders
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India: Government of Andhra Pradesh Offers Help to Religious Service Leaders

The government of Andhra Pradesh is to offer financial assistance of 5,000 rupees (US$65) to religious service leaders associated with all mosques, temples and churches. State Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced the aid package on April 22 during a meeting with Muslim leaders on measures being taken by the government to fight the coronavirus outbreak….