Cameroon Conflict: Bishop of Buea Protests Murder of Young Girl by Policeman
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Cameroon Conflict: Bishop of Buea Protests Murder of Young Girl by Policeman

of The murder of a young female pupil by a policeman in Cameroon is shocking and frighting, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation who saw the lifeless body of the “six- year-old” girl has said. On Thursday, October 14, a policeman reportedly opened fire on a car the girl was traveling in Cameroon’s…

Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray
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Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray

The hyper-local peace initiatives represented by the Women’s Union andthe Peace Committee are a step towards creating the conditions forreconciliation. “The workshops and meetings have borne some fruit,even if it’s still very little,” said Gong, the Shilluk chief. But valuable though local engagement is, it takes time to healdivisions that run as deep as those…

Himalayan Ladakh: Bone of Contention
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Himalayan Ladakh: Bone of Contention

Ladakh, with much of its Himalayan terrain above 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) and sandwiched between Pakistan-occupied Gilgit Baltistan and China-occupied Aksai Chin, is the most dangerous flashpoint in Asia because two superpowers and their aggressive militaries are trying to nibble away at each other’s territory. Aksai Chin in northern Ladakh is a strategic place to…

Cameroon Conflict: Interview with Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda
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Cameroon Conflict: Interview with Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – “In many other parts of the world where there is an ongoing conflict, if someone dies or there are attacks, the press all over the planet talk about it. In Cameroon, clashes, killings, massacres or kidnappings have been taking place every day for years, but nobody talks about it. Obviously…

Pakistan: Sorry Fate of Discriminated Sanitation Workers
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Pakistan: Sorry Fate of Discriminated Sanitation Workers

In a statement issued on Oct. 8, Archbishop Joseph Arshad of Islamabad-Rawalpindi expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy and condemned the loss of precious human lives. “Forcing Nadeem Masih and Faisal Masih to work without any protective measures was criminal negligence. Human life without any distinction of caste, creed and profession is precious and respectable….

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vatican Urged to Mediate
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vatican Urged to Mediate

here have been fresh calls for the Vatican to mediate the increasingly violent conflict between Cameroon’s Anglophone minority and the central government. Recent events have prompted civil society to appeal for the Church to offer its services as an impartial and respected intermediary. Past weeks have seen an upsurge in violence between armed separatist groups…

Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa: Philippines Icon of Press Freedom
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Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa: Philippines Icon of Press Freedom

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, has become a symbol of the fight for press freedom in an era of strongmen leaders. The former CNN bureau chief set up news website Rappler in 2012, bringing together multimedia reporting and social media to offer an edgy take on Philippine…

October Mission Month: A personal Reflection
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October Mission Month: A personal Reflection

A DREAM EVER COMING TRUE, EVER TRUE!  Every now and then we go back to the blazing, compelling reason why we left everything or stopped wandering and began to follow Him.  The very reasons that make us now fools or nobodies or ministers or famous; why we chose the road less travelled for adventure or…

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: ‘Don’t be Afraid to Dream’ – Pope Francis
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees: ‘Don’t be Afraid to Dream’ – Pope Francis

World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday #26September. In his new video, #PopeFrancis tells us not to be afraid to dream – rather, we should dream together as a single human family – and two Venezuelan #migrants relate how integration has allowed them to fulfill themselves and dream of a better…

World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September

The Gift of a Stranger Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, in the world today we are becoming more and more a depressed community.[1] The Dominican theologian Albert Nolan speaks of our times as the ‘age of despair’.[2] We look everywhere for people, things and experiences that might help us overcome this sense of hopelessness, but…

South Sudan: Failure to Walk the Talk on Peace
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South Sudan: Failure to Walk the Talk on Peace

In his message during the September 19 Eucharistic celebration, Bishop Tombe called for honesty on the part of security officers saying, “Our soldiers and police and armed groups, all of them, let us be truthful and not liars; we want peace, we talk peace, and we do war, insecurity.”  The South Sudanese Bishop who has…