Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep
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Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep

For over three years, the Catholic Diocese of Malindi waited on Pope Francis to give them a new shepherd to head the diocese. Following Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, OFM Cap’s demise, in 2018, Right Reverend Fr. Albert Buijs MHM has been the Diocesan administrator for Malindi Diocese. It is marvelous to see the work he did…

Pope Francis in Iraq: An Emblematic Synthesis of this Papacy
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Pope Francis in Iraq: An Emblematic Synthesis of this Papacy

Every papal trip is, in a sense, an exercise in storytelling. A pope chooses to travel to a given destination in part because he believes it has a story the world needs to hear, and, for a few days, he lends it his spotlight, so the global media pay attention. Pope Francis’s March 5-8 trip…

Pope Francis in Iraq: Prayer of the Sons and Daughters of Abraham
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Pope Francis in Iraq: Prayer of the Sons and Daughters of Abraham

Almighty God, our Creator, you love our human family and every work of your hands:           As children of Abraham, Jews, Christians and Muslims, together with other believers and all persons of good will, we thank you for having given us Abraham, a distinguished son of this noble and beloved country, to be our common…

Pope Francis in Iraq: Unique Historic Meeting with Ayatollah al-Sistani
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Pope Francis in Iraq: Unique Historic Meeting with Ayatollah al-Sistani

Ayatollah al-Sistani is the most important, revered and followed Ayatollah in the Shi’a world. Now 90 years of age, he has exercised this leading role since becoming the successor of Ayatollah al-Khoei in 1992. He does so through his teaching and his jurisprudence, which guides every aspect of Shi’a living. He has done so throughout…

Pope Francis Upcoming Visit to Iraq – Song to Fortify Hearts
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Pope Francis Upcoming Visit to Iraq – Song to Fortify Hearts

As part of his visit to Iraq in March 2021, Pope Francis will visit the vacated towns of Mosul and Quaraqosh in Western Iraq, and celebrate Mass in Erbil’s ‘Franso Hariri’ stadium. His purpose: to give voice to the anxieties of the traumatised and to encourage them to remain in their ancient homelands. To commemorate…

‘Pope’s Visit Will Further Strengthen Bonds between Christians and Muslims’ – Indonesian President Widodo
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‘Pope’s Visit Will Further Strengthen Bonds between Christians and Muslims’ – Indonesian President Widodo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has extended an official invitation to Pope Francis to visit the Muslim-majority country after news reports emerged last week saying the pope wanted to go there. A copy of the formal invitation letter began spreading on social media later last week. In the letter, Widodo said he had been informed about…