Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections

Fr. Mathews Olili MHM writes: Here in Malaysia we are all fine, except that the cases continue rising everyday. Last year we in Sarawak, where all our Members are, were spared the direct effects of it. Though movement was restricted and all Church activities suspended, our areas nevertheless largely remained with negative cases. However, this…

Kuching, Malaysia: Archdiocese to Send Aid to Covid-Stricken India
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Kuching, Malaysia: Archdiocese to Send Aid to Covid-Stricken India

Kuching Archdiocese in Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to help pandemic-hit India. Archbishop Simon Poh of Kuching has urged Catholics in Sarawak state and other parts of Malaysia to donate money and pray for people in India where millions are struggling to survive as thousands die each day because of the Covid-19 catastrophe. The prelate made…

Mental Health Awareness Week
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Mental Health Awareness Week

10th-16th May is Mental Health Awareness Week, an initiative to encourage discussion about and reduce stigma around mental health issues. The Jesuits in Britain want to take this opportunity to help our readers and listeners to pray, think, learn and talk about life’s uphill struggles, whether they are associated with diagnosed mental health conditions or…

India’s Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Rector Basic Formation, Pargi
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India’s Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Rector Basic Formation, Pargi

Once again Corona is back even with more devastating effects and causing deaths, fear, confusion and chaos in the country. The hospitals in charge are complaining the shortages of oxygen, ventilators, drugs, beds and many other basic requirements. There is fear spread among the people that going to the hospitals is far riskier than getting…

India Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Unspeakable Scenes in Varanasi
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India Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies: Unspeakable Scenes in Varanasi

Life here in India has become very threatening. The second wave of Covid-19 is unbearable. With the rapid increase of coronavirus cases in the country every individual is facing a tough fight physically as well as mentally, emotionally and psychologically. It is a physical battle but more of mental battle. People are so scared with…

India Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies from the Grassroots: Local Mill Hill Missionary Superior
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India Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies from the Grassroots: Local Mill Hill Missionary Superior

Greetings from India. You must be well aware of the impact of Covid -19 in India from the news. For the past few months, I was trying my best not to be overwhelmed by the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases here. However, I was not spared. Firstly, some of our Mill Hill members here including…

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India’s Covid-19 Emergency: Deep-Rooted Issues behind the Current Crisis

Age is the single biggest risk factor for severe disease and death with COVID. India has an exceptionally young population, with only 6% aged 65 and over. Even with a slightly more deadly virus, one would expect most to recover at home without the need for hospital care. But a relatively unhealthy middle-aged population in part offsets this…

India’s Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies from the Grassroots: Rector Formation Pune
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India’s Covid-19 Emergency Testimonies from the Grassroots: Rector Formation Pune

The second wave of Covid-19 has caught and gripped India unawares. It has shaken India to the core, shattered and impacted all life far beyond our wildest imaginings. Neither the Central  or the State governments nor the public were prepared to face the devastating impact of 2nd wave of Covid19. It is as if the…

South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness
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South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness

The Bishop emeritus of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese has, in a bid to dispel fears over COVID-19 vaccination exercise, become the first known prominent religious leader in the East-Central African nation to receive the jab. In an interview with ACI Africa on Thursday, April 15 shortly after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, Bishop Paride Taban, 85,…

Unpacking my Packed Luggage: How Covid-19 Affected my Appointment to Lemek, Kenya
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Unpacking my Packed Luggage: How Covid-19 Affected my Appointment to Lemek, Kenya

“[The Lord] will rebuild the ancient ruins, [he] will raise up the former devastations; and [He} will repair the ruined cities; the desolations of many generations (Isaiah 61:4).” This message of the prophet Isaiah to the exiled Israelites is what the world is longing to hear when all hope seems to be shattered in this…

Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship (3)
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Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship (3)

The ‘Kitale Community Advancement Programme’ (KAP) under the direction of Associate Mill Hill missionary Jacinta van Luijk was originally started and run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) under the the name ‘Kitale Aids Programme’ (KAP). KAP’s main objective is “To facilitate, promote and create innovative and sustainable educational and counselling approaches to mitigate…