India: Letting the Spirit of Religious Violence out of the Bottle
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India: Letting the Spirit of Religious Violence out of the Bottle

Thousands of Indians have been protesting for months against a controversial citizenship law that they say discriminates against Muslims. Critics have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using anti-Muslim measures to steer the country toward becoming a Hindu-only state. Al Jazeera reports from India on how the government may respond to the recent violence in…

Giving up Mass for Lent
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Giving up Mass for Lent

In various parts of the world, especially perhaps in Asia, bishops have cancelled Sunday Masses and other gatherings as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a potentially fatal infection that seems headed to becoming a pandemic. It is disappointing, but sadly not too surprising, to see how many Catholics…

Africa: A Prayer for the Corona Virus Emergency
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Africa: A Prayer for the Corona Virus Emergency

Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) – “We express our sympathy for and solidarity with those who are infected and affected by this strange epidemic and pray that an effective and affordable treatment of this disease may soon be found. In the meantime, we strongly urge our people to adopt the highest level of preventive measures to curb…

Cameroon: Friends of Mill Hill Magazine
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Cameroon: Friends of Mill Hill Magazine

The year 2020 started with much anticipated hope of a peaceful solution to the crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. Unfortunately, with the recently concluded Municipal and Parliamentary elections, the situation has further deteriorated with the burning of houses and killing of women and children. Mere cosmetic changes are not…

South Africa: ‘We Need to Get to the Root Cause of Femicide’ – Bishop Sithembele Sipuka
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South Africa: ‘We Need to Get to the Root Cause of Femicide’ – Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

As South Africa struggles to curb alarming rates of gender-based killings targeting women and girls, a Bishop in the country has, in an interview with ACI Africa, highlighted the need to identify the root cause of violence targeting women for an appropriate way out of the societal challenge. “In my view we need to get to the…

Pakistan – Mill Hill Missionaries from South and North Meet in Rawalpindi
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Pakistan – Mill Hill Missionaries from South and North Meet in Rawalpindi

Pakistan, Mill Hill Joint Gathering:  ‘That They May Have Life In Abundance’. Rawalpindi, 2nd-5th March 2020 A great moment came when the members of Pakistan mission came together to reflect, share and pray  for each other, for mission and in a special way for the Mill Hill General Chapter which is to be held in…

South Sudan: Appointment of Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Confirmed
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South Sudan: Appointment of Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Confirmed

Sr. Jecinter Antoinette Okoth, FSSA AMECEA 6th March 2020 Following the earlier appointment of Bishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese as the new Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, the Holy Father has on Friday, March 6, reconfirmed the appointment. “I am here on behalf of the Holy See, being delegated…

Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John
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Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John

In this first video Fr Denis introduces three Lenten narratives from John’s Gospel and compares them to the other Gospels. He’ll introduce the Woman at the Well, the Man Born Blind and the Raising of Lazarus. Source: Redemptorist Publications

Liverpool, U.K. : New Digital Tools Show Mind Boggling Scale of Slave Trade
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Liverpool, U.K. : New Digital Tools Show Mind Boggling Scale of Slave Trade

Liverpool council’s decision in January 2020 to contextualise streets named after slave traders shed important light on the town’s infamous history as one of the world’s largest slave trading ports. Between 1696 and 1807 – when Britain abolished its slave trade – Liverpool merchants forcibly transported a phenomenal 1.3 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic. Of these men, women,…

Pope Video March 2020 – For Catholics in China
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Pope Video March 2020 – For Catholics in China

Today, the Church in China looks to the future with hope. The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens. They should promote the Gospel, but without engaging in proselytism, and they need to achieve the unity of the divided Catholic community. Let us pray together that the Church in…