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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…

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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…

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Easter Message in an Age of Anxiety

Easter Message by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar Dear Friends in Christ, Happy Easter! Let the hope of the Risen Lord continue to throw the light in our path.  Say with joy “Alleluia! Jesus is risen!”   Resurrection is our faith, resurrection is our hope.  More than any year we need more faith and…

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Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘The Spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic can, in some Cases, have Unexpected Positive Effects – Em. Archbishop Esua

Bamenda (Agenzia Fides) – “The spread of the pandemic in Africa is an epoch-making drama but in some cases, it can also have unexpected positive effects”, says to Agenzia Fides Mgr. Cornelius Fontem Esua, Archbishop of Bamenda, capital of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. “Here, for example, clashes between the separatists of the Republic of…

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DR Congo: ‘We are Terrified of the Possible Spread of Covid-19 here in Congo’ – Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) – “We are terrified of the possible spread of covid-19 here in Congo; we have no means or logistical solutions to deal with it and it would be a disaster”: says Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa to Agenzia Fides, expressing his concern. First the Ebola nightmare, which has tormented the…

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Cardinal Bo (Myanmar): Repression, Lies and Corruption of Chinese Communist Party Responsible for Magnitude of Covid-19 Pandemic

No corner of the world is untouched by this pandemic, no life unaffected. According to the World Health Organization, nearly a million people have been infected and more than 46,000 have died. By the time this is over, the global death toll is expected to be millions. International voices are being raised against the negligent…

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Pakistan: Sindh Province Badly Hit by Coronavirus

Officials in Pakistan’s Sindh province have reached out to minority leaders in a bid to combat the coronavirus that has badly hit the country’s southern region. The move came as Pakistan saw its biggest daily spike of Covid-19 cases on March 16. According to federal and provincial health officials, the number of coronavirus cases jumped from 33…