Cameroon: Bishops See Soccer Tournament as Opportunity to Build Peace
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Cameroon: Bishops See Soccer Tournament as Opportunity to Build Peace

Bishop Michael Bibi of Buea, located in the English-speaking South West region, said he was “excited” about Cameroon hosting AFCON, and called on Cameroonians to treat visitors with courtesy. “We are also praying that during this period, we should avoid any incidents that may not be proper, that may not reflect who we are and…

The Roots of Spiritual Abuse: ‘A sobering, terrifying, helpful account’
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The Roots of Spiritual Abuse: ‘A sobering, terrifying, helpful account’

Certain aberrations are systemic. There is the paradigm of the charismatic superior who usurps the place of the rule, spurns canon law, and assumes control over others by way of affective alliances playing on dynamics of seduction and exclusion, instrumentalising guilt: ‘After all I have done for you, you turn away from me?!’ There is…

Auctioning Human Beings in Libya: The Ugly Face of the World’s Many Racisms
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Auctioning Human Beings in Libya: The Ugly Face of the World’s Many Racisms

Racism is being called out across the world – and not just in the usual places. The word “racism” has been taken up by Yazidis in Syria, Uyghurs in China, and Papuans in Indonesia and used to describe their experience of discrimination. Expressed very simply, racism is prejudice and discrimination by a more powerful in-group against a minority group…

Cameroon: Call for ‘Olympic Peace’ during Africa Cup of Nations
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Cameroon: Call for ‘Olympic Peace’ during Africa Cup of Nations

Following the Africa Cup, the African football championship from January 9 to February 6, 2022 in Cameroon, various development organizations – including Misereor and Brot für die Welt – are calling for an end to violence in the African country. Together with organizations from Cameroon’s civil society, they draw attention to serious violations of human…

Pope Francis: Dreaming of a Completely Missionary Church
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Pope Francis: Dreaming of a Completely Missionary Church

Pope Francis said that he continued to “dream of a completely missionary Church” in a message published on Thursday. Writing in his World Mission Day message, released on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, the pope called for renewed efforts to spread the Gospel. “Dear brothers and sisters, I continue to dream of a completely…

East Africa Assembly: Mill Hill Missionaries Celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Fr Folkert Kruis MHM
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East Africa Assembly: Mill Hill Missionaries Celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Fr Folkert Kruis MHM

This evening on the second day of Our East Africa Assembly, we shared a beautiful moment with our brother Fr Folkert Kruis MHM who is celebrating his 60th year of priestly ordination. In the vide highlights of the celebration. (Alexander Kimbi mhm)

Philippines’ Black Nazarene: Devotion of a Culture of Touch
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Philippines’ Black Nazarene: Devotion of a Culture of Touch

“The barefoot procession of an almost 4.3-mile journey starts from the Quirino Grandstand at Luneta and snakes its way towards the narrow streets,” Monsignor Ignacio said. “Passing through the city’s winding roads, after 19 hours of spiritual euphoria, the procession eventually reaches Quiapo at the Basilica Minore de Nazareno. The devotees flood by to touch…

Malakal, South Sudan: Concrete Gestures towards Reconciliation
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Malakal, South Sudan: Concrete Gestures towards Reconciliation

Sister Elena Balatti, of the Comboni Missionaries, is Coordinator of the Office for Integral Human Development (Caritas) in the diocese of Malakal. Her commitment is humanitarian and in defence of human rights. She works in the field of justice and peace, networking with many other people in South Sudan and in close contact with a…

Epiphany- The Journey of the Magi
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Epiphany- The Journey of the Magi

The Journey Of The Magi A cold coming we had of it,Just the worst time of the yearFor a journey, and such a long journey:The ways deep and the weather sharp,The very dead of winter.’And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory,Lying down in the melting snow.There were times we regrettedThe summer palaces on slopes, the terraces,And…

Cameroon: The Army’s Revenge Killings
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Cameroon: The Army’s Revenge Killings

“Most of the atrocities carried out on the population in the course of this conflict has always been the direct result of incensed military directing their anger on the local population,” the officials of DHPI say. They add, “The military claim the locals harbor, know where the separatist fighters hide, are their relatives and friends…