USA: Multi-faith Prayer Service in White Plains in Solidarity with Ukraine
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USA: Multi-faith Prayer Service in White Plains in Solidarity with Ukraine

The American Jewish Committee, Westchester Jewish Council, and the Westchester Human Rights Commission co-hosted the multi-faith prayer ceremony. Additional prayer services are being planned at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yonkers. Willem Klaver MHM View short video

Philippines: Elections Potential Game-Changer
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Philippines: Elections Potential Game-Changer

Filipino voters, mostly lay Catholics, want to perform their civic duty to actively participate in and evangelize politics. Pope Francis has always said that the “lay people are, put simply, the vast majority of the people of God” (Evangelii Gaudium, 102), that the “hour of the laity” has arrived, and that in obedience to Christ…

Ukraine: Powerful Statement on Human Dignity
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Ukraine: Powerful Statement on Human Dignity

This statement by the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, is a powerful summons. It shows up the hollowness of much other, contemporary discourse concerning what the Church is about. ‘Today in Ukraine we see a huge disdain for human dignity. Humanity is being destroyed, the human being is being dehumanised….

Cameroon: A Bishop’s Experience of the ‘Smell of the Sheep’ in Trying Conditions
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Cameroon: A Bishop’s Experience of the ‘Smell of the Sheep’ in Trying Conditions

“As I passed Batibo town, these gentlemen came out of the forest; they surrounded me, entered my car – two of them with guns,” Bibi recalled. “They seized my phone and took me into the forest. There were several other cars there and other people who had been kidnapped. They asked us to give our…

India: Christian Dalit Woman Becomes Mayor of Country’s Fourth Largest City
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India: Christian Dalit Woman Becomes Mayor of Country’s Fourth Largest City

A Dalit woman has been named mayor of Chennai in India’s Tamil Nadu state, the country’s fourth largest city with a population of nearly 10 million. Priya Rajan, 28, is also the youngest person and third woman to hold the position since the Greater Chennai Corporation was founded 334 years ago. The Greater Chennai Corporation…

South Sudan: Papal Visit Boost to Stalling Peace Process
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South Sudan: Papal Visit Boost to Stalling Peace Process

Expectations are high in South Sudan after the recent announcement that Pope Francis is scheduled to make his long-awaited visit to the country in July, bringing what many hope will be a message of comfort and also a fresh boost to the national peace process. Speaking to Crux, Irish Sister Orla Treacy said that the general…

Carmel Ukraine: Military and Spiritual Warfare
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Carmel Ukraine: Military and Spiritual Warfare

From our neighbours, the Discalced Carmelite Community in Schaarsbergen, The Netherlands, we received this moving testimony from a Carmelite friar in Kiyev, Ukraine Interview with Father Józef Kucharczyk OCD (abbreviated: JK) by our Father General, Father Miguel Márquez Calle OCD (abbreviated: MMC) February 28, 2022 MMC: Hello dear Józef. As you know, we are all…

Pakistan: 11th Anniversary of Assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti
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Pakistan: 11th Anniversary of Assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti

Shahbaz Bhatti’s “Remembrance Day” is a reminder how to mend our wounds to reclaim Christian faith. My walk in recent years as an advocate of human rights and religious freedom has taught me the power of diversity, acceptance, and patriotism. It can be an uplifting experience to learn you are walking the unfinished walk of…

Pray for Peace
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Pray for Peace

On 29 September 1938, Francis Poulenc found an excerpt from a poem by Charles d’Orléans (1394–1465) reprinted in Le Figaro. The text, profoundly topical, moved him. He set it to exquisite music. This song has been ringing in my ears ever since, this morning, I read of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine: Pray for peace, sweet Virgin Mary,Queen of heaven and…

An Urgent Appeal from Christians in  Ukraine
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An Urgent Appeal from Christians in Ukraine

Dear friends, brothers and sisters from different parts of the world, We are appealing to you at this dark time for all of us, when black clouds from the explosions are blocking the sun over our capital. Tonight, the elite special forces of the Russian Federation along with the Chechen Muslim units will storm one…