Philippines: Conference on New Evangelization Pays Tribute to Departing Cardinal Tagle
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Philippines: Conference on New Evangelization Pays Tribute to Departing Cardinal Tagle

Thousands of Filipino Catholics who attended a conference on new evangelization paid tribute to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila. The Manila prelate, who has been appointed new prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, initiated the annual Philippine Conference on New Evangelization in 2013. The meeting, which is usually attended…

Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone  North West Region
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Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone North West Region

When a contingent of 500 soldiers were sent to the North West region ahead of the February 9, 2020 twin elections as peace keepers or call them protectors of persons and property, the action received much criticism as it is unheard of that troops be sent into a region only in a bid to force…

Kenya: Glowing Tribute to Fr Richard Quinn MM, Founder of Ukweli Video Productions
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Kenya: Glowing Tribute to Fr Richard Quinn MM, Founder of Ukweli Video Productions

“Fr. Quinn loved the Church and served it with commitment. He helped so many people who were in need, a real Father. I am one (an) evident example of the generosity of a man I came to call my Father. My vocation was inspired by him. He did good, and I wanted to do the…

‘Free at Last’ – Asia Bibi Releases Autobiography
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‘Free at Last’ – Asia Bibi Releases Autobiography

Today, Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, released her autobiography. Enfin Libre! (Free at Last!) has been written by Bibi and the French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet. Bibi, a farm labourer spent nearly nine years in prison after she was accused of blasphemy in 2010 during a dispute…

The Latest Issue of St. Josefs Missionsbote
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The Latest Issue of St. Josefs Missionsbote

This is the German language Magazine of the Mill Hill Missionaries. St. Josefs Missionsbote No 1, 2020

Kenya: Handing on the Missionary Baton
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Kenya: Handing on the Missionary Baton

I first met Tom McGrath in Luanda when I joined my basic formation program. I had the impression of a man who was so much in love with his mission. Every Wednesday after pastoral outreach, Tom would be there to welcome us back and listen to our stories. Many times we spent the day out…

‘Marry and Give Birth to Children’ – South Sudanese Women to Child Soldiers
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‘Marry and Give Birth to Children’ – South Sudanese Women to Child Soldiers

“Our message goes to the soldiers, the young soldiers, who carry guns for 24 hours, that let these soldiers have children, let them marry and give birth to children,” SSCC Chairlady Lily Richard Kenyi said Saturday, January 25 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Juba Archdiocese, the venue of the Christian women’s anniversary…

Kenya’s Ranking on CPI Corruption Scale ‘Lamentable’ – Bishop John Oballa
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Kenya’s Ranking on CPI Corruption Scale ‘Lamentable’ – Bishop John Oballa

Three months after Bishops in Kenya launched a nationwide six-months anti-corruption campaign, an initiative described as a big stride by faith-based leaders in fighting against corruption in their country, a Bishop in the East African nation has termed as “lamentable” the recent results by Transparency International (TI) ranking Kenya below the global average. “It is indeed lamentable…

Pakistan: Silent Suicides
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Pakistan: Silent Suicides

Suicide is a criminal offense in Pakistan. According to Section 325 of the Penal Code, those attempting suicide can either be imprisoned for one year or fined or both. However, most cases are not reported owing to taboos, fear of harassment, social stigma and complicated legal procedures. According to the World Health Organization, 15 to…

‘Ascending Life’: First Pastoral Congress of Care for the Elderly
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‘Ascending Life’: First Pastoral Congress of Care for the Elderly

In the first place, it’s about making visible not only the millions of elderly who suffer the alluded throwaways culture — those that are alone, those that have to support, with their fragile retirement pensions, their children and grandchildren, those that are used and sometimes mistreated by their own families, those that are ignored because…

Philippines: National Conference on New Evangelization – ‘Who is My Neighbour?’
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Philippines: National Conference on New Evangelization – ‘Who is My Neighbour?’

The Philippines is celebrating the Year 2020 as the Year of Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples. This was also the theme of this year national conference on new evangelization. This conference was attended by thousands of peoples from all over the country. Cardinal Tagle, in his homily, commissioned all who attended the conference to…

Cameroon: A Passionate Appeal – ‘Stop the Violence’!
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Cameroon: A Passionate Appeal – ‘Stop the Violence’!

For a couple of weeks now, we have had reports and graphic images of barbaric and inhuman acts, shootings, killings, and colossal collateral destruction of property through the burning of houses in some localities and villages in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon viz. Babubock and Eyandong in Kupe; Muanenguba, Ku-Bome in…