Child Abuse in an African Context
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Child Abuse in an African Context

Beatrice Mumbi, the JCAM Safeguarding Coordinator, told ACI Africa that child abuse in Africa manifests itself in some forms of punishment meted against children. “Africa has always had a harsh way of raising children and the older people rarely distinguish it from child abuse. In many African countries, abuse of children is taken as discipline,”…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East, the history of which was, and still is, characterised by conflict and strife, tainted with blood and darkened by injustice and oppression. The Christians of the Middle East offer these resources conscious that the world shares…

Uganda: Schools Reopen after Two Years Lockdown
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Uganda: Schools Reopen after Two Years Lockdown

According to Fr. Okello who has been serving at the Conferences’ Education office for the past four years, the first one month after reopening of schools which was Monday, January 10, “Students will concentrate on the summarized version of what they could have learnt in their previous classes and then get into the new syllabus…

Melanesian Martyr: In Defense of the Dignity of Women
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Melanesian Martyr: In Defense of the Dignity of Women

During the Japanese occupation, at least 200,000 women from numerous Asian countries were taken as comfort women for Japanese soldiers. It remains a contentious issue to this day. Last year a South Korean court ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to Korean women turned into sex slaves during the Japanese occupation there. As Papua…

Philippines: Deep Devotion to Santo Niño Support to Many Faithful
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Philippines: Deep Devotion to Santo Niño Support to Many Faithful

A super typhoon might have destroyed the gains in terms of economy and well-being of Filipinos amid the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, but their deep devotion to the Santo Niño, or the Child Jesus, and their tenacity to face all forms of adversities have motivated them to move forward and be more resilient…

Netherlands: René Graat Remembered in Bautifully Edited Book
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Netherlands: René Graat Remembered in Bautifully Edited Book

Book about the life of René Graat MHM – in Dutch White hoarfrost on the grass. A cold winter morning in the southern hill country of Limburg. A group of people together in the open air: ‘corona/omnicron proof’. Reason: the presentation of a 360-page book about Mill Hill missionary René Graat, who died in the…

Cameroon: Fr Ludovic Lado SJ Calls for Africa Cup of Nations Boycott
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Cameroon: Fr Ludovic Lado SJ Calls for Africa Cup of Nations Boycott

“I simply invite Cameroonians who care about human dignity to boycott stadium in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the bushes in the North West and South West regions and with those jailed in violation of human rights and public liberties,” the Jesuit Priest who serves at the Centre for Studies and Training for…

Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests
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Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests

More than 21% of Ireland’s entire population of parish priests and brothers — both serving and retired — have died in just three years. The Association of Catholic Priests says that parishes are going to have to be amalgamated, churches closed, and fewer Masses held. Fr John Collins, one of the ACP’s directors, said: “The…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Celebrating the Centenary of the Parish of Simba
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Celebrating the Centenary of the Parish of Simba

Celebrating the Centenary of the evangelization of the Parish of Saint Joseph SIMBA in the Diocese of Basankusu The sun rose in the east of the Diocese and its light spread over all the Bongando people; This is how I can summarize the story of the proclamation of the Good News in the parish of…