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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…

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Malaysia: Borneo Heading for Exit?

East Malaysia is much more ethnically and religiously diverse compared to the west. For example, the Malay population is a minority in both Sabah and Sarawak; in fact, no ethnic group constitutes more than 40% in either state. As a result, political Islam has not taken root here. In fact, one of the defining features…

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UK Bishops, Christian Leaders in Solidarity with Anglophone Cameroon

Two Bishops, alongside other Christian leaders in the UK, have called on the international community and the UK government to respond to the ongoing situation of violence in Cameroon. “We hear the cry of our sisters and brothers in Cameroon’s Anglophone region, who are facing daily violations of their human dignity,” reads the ecumenical statement…

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DR Congo: The Triple Threat of Ebola, COVID-19 and Conflict

Further expansion of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in Equateur province remains possible. It is also important to note that the current epidemic has already reached three times as many health zones than the previous EVD epidemic in the same province in 2018. Over the past two weeks, cases of EVD have reportedly spread toward the north and east of the province….

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Message of Pope Francis

The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) will be celebrated on Sunday 27th September 2020. With the title “Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee”, Pope Francis urges us this year to discover the reality of internally displaced people more deeply. Every month, a new video of Pope Francis and other multimedia materials delve…

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Getting the Point: The Parable of the Labourers in the Vinyard

One thing we have to realise often about the parables Jesus tells is that he is not necessarily approving of the behaviour of the lead character in the story, far less adopting the political, economic or social policy which the central figure may be shown to be putting into practice. Jesus might identify God with…

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Cameroon: ‘Perspective of Growing Chaos’ – Bishop Abraham Kome.

There has been a tense political atmosphere in Cameroon after President Paul Biya announced the first Regional Elections scheduled to take place on December 6 in the Central African nation, according to a local media report September 7. Regional elections in Cameroon are provided for in the 1996 Constitution but have never taken place. The anticipated…

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Pakistan: Judges Afraid to Acquit Falsely Accused Christians

The threat from extremists means judges in Pakistan are too afraid to acquit Christians falsely accused of blasphemy, according to a human rights’ activist, speaking on the day yet another death sentence was handed out. Sajid Christopher Paul, President and Executive Director of Human Friends Organization (HFO), spoke to Catholic charity Aid to the Church…