Battambang, Cambodia: Educating the Poor and Marginalised
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Battambang, Cambodia: Educating the Poor and Marginalised

“Today is an important day as Providence sisters have made progress [in a project] which had been put on hold for a long time,” Sister Anne Lucie Kim Nga, superior of the Sisters of Providence in Cambodia, said during the ceremony on May 4. The school draws support from the Catholic bishops of Phnom Penh and Battambang as…

Cambodia: Interreligious Encounter and Cooperation
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Cambodia: Interreligious Encounter and Cooperation

Buddhist leaders in Cambodia have honored French Bishop Olivier Michel Marie Schmitthaeusler for his years of support and donations to local Buddhists and a popular pagoda. Bishop Schmitthaeusler, the apostolic vicar of Phnom Penh, received the accolade “a great friend of Buddhists” at an event at Ang Monrei pagoda in Tram Kak district of Takeo province…

Season of Creation: In Cambodia Catholics Join Buddhists
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Season of Creation: In Cambodia Catholics Join Buddhists

“We all have the responsibility to protect the common home in which we live”, said Monsignor Enrique Figaredo, apostolic prefect of Battambang. The Jesuit prelate invited the faithful in Battambang, about 300 kilometers northwest of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, to celebrate the season with the spirit of Laudato Si’, the groundbreaking 2015 encyclical of Pope Francis where he…

Battambang, Cambodia: Bishop Figaredo – Giraffe as Symbol of Christian Mission
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Battambang, Cambodia: Bishop Figaredo – Giraffe as Symbol of Christian Mission

Battambang (Agenzia Fides) – “We are here to build the common good, to build an inclusive society and bring the joy of life in Christ, everywhere, to every man and woman. As believers in the Resurrection, as men and women of hope, we are bearers of a positive vision, of hope, joy and happiness”. This…

Battambang, Cambodia: Supporting People with Disabilities
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Battambang, Cambodia: Supporting People with Disabilities

Battambang (Agenzia Fides) – Supporting the life and work of the Arrupe Center in Cambodia, managed by Bishop Enrique Figaredo Alvar Gonzalez SJ in the Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang, in the north-west of the country, where for over 20 years they have accompanied and provide learning and growth opportunities for people with disabilities: this is…

Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns
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Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns

Feast day greetings from Siem Reap!!! We hope you are all well in spite of the present pandemic-Covid19 which bitterly disturbed all our activities including the feast day celebration. In Siem Reap, we we’re able to offer mass in the morning presided by Fr. Totet, SJ which we concelebrated. Since public gathering is not allowed…