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…

Cambodia: Celebrating Christian Initiation
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Cambodia: Celebrating Christian Initiation

RCIA step 2 (ទទួលជំហានទី២) in Battambang Prefecture, Cambodia. It was a big celebration and a joyous occasion for all the Christian faithful in the Prefecture of Battambang, especially for the 61 young adults whose names were officially enrolled for baptism in the Catholic Church. They have been prepared and given faith formation in their respective…

Battambang, Cambodia: Bon Phoum – A Village Blessing
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Battambang, Cambodia: Bon Phoum – A Village Blessing

We witnessed another unique Khmer-Christian Festival today (Feb. 5) in Chomnaom (ចំណោម). The Bon Phoum which literally means Village feast or Village blessing in Chomnaom started when Fr. Totet SJ was the parish priest of the place in 2002-2005. The idea actually originates from the Cambodian tradition of thanksgiving after the harvest season. The Christianised…

Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries
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Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries

The Asian Cluster Meeting was held in Mukah, Sarawak, East Malaysia from 20th to 24th January 2020. The Society Representatives from mission areas of Pakistan, India, Malaysia and the Philippines met together with the Asian Councillor who facilitated the meeting. The General Superior who happened to be in Sarawak for an official visitation of the…