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DR Congo: ‘People Want to Know the Truth’ – Archbishop of Bukavu

Bukavu (Agenzia Fides) – Ten years have passed since the publication of the Mapping Report, recalls the Archbishop of Bukavu, Mgr. François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo, but also “20 years since the death of Mgr. Emmanuel Kataliko in circumstances that have not yet been clarified and above all 24 years have passed since the assassination of Archbishop…

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Malindi, Kenya: Program to Address Poverty Induced Teenage Pregnancies

“Schools have been closed since March 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and this has seen rampant increase in rates of teenage pregnancies as highlighted by mainstream media and the most recent Kenya Government Health Information Survey,” Mr. Mpuria says in the report. He explains that because of poverty, teenage girls in Kilifi…

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Jharkhand, India: Arrest of 83-year-old Jesuit Human Rights Activist Causes Concern

“It is very unfortunate and a very illegal way of doing things and cannot be tolerated. I think it is an arrest without a warrant and cannot be accepted,” Pattery told Crux. “He has dedicated his entire life for the Tribals and their cause.” India’s Tribal community are the country’s indigenous peoples, often traditionally living in…

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People with Mental Health Issues Forced to Live in Chains

Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions are shackled around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Men, women, and children, some as young as 10, are chained or locked in confined spaces for weeks, months, and even years, in about 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle…

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American Catholicism’s Contradictions

If I am disappointed that American Catholicism is not bringing to our politics what Pope Francis has called “the joy of the Gospel,” it is an impatience born of gratitude, not bitterness. Perhaps that’s why I have used the restrained word “underperforming” to describe what others might fairly see as the scandalous failure of its leadership…

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Fratelli Tutti: A Thought Provoking Analysis

In Fratelli tutti, the very liberal-sounding idea of universal fraternity is put into dialogue with the gospel message which points so strikingly in the direction of the brother- and sisterhood of every human being. A more triumphalistic pontiff would have insisted that the gospel was the ultimate source of all that is good in the Enlightenment,…

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Extraordinary Mission Month: Joint CAFOD and MISSIO Online Event

As Pope Francis prepares to sign his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti: Brothers and Sisters All, we would like to invite you to an online event to share with you the work of CAFOD and Missio over these last few months. CAFOD’s Geoff O’Donoghue, Senior International Programme Leader and Missio’s National Director Fr Anthony Chantry will…