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Pope to address European Parliament November 25

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will address the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Nov. 25. The Parliament's president, Martin Schultz, made the announcement Sept. 11, and the Vatican immediately confirmed it. According to Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, Pope Francis will travel to Strasbourg and back to Rome the same day, and his brief trip should not be considered a pastoral visit to France. In visiting the parliament, the pope will be accepting an invitation made by Schultz during a visit to the Vatican in October 2013... Read more


'It pierced my heart like a knife,' nun says after visit to Iraqis

BEIRUT - Sister Marie Claude Naddaf, provincial leader of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for Lebanon and Syria, is still shaken by what she witnessed visiting Irbil, Iraq. Representing the Union of the Superior Generals of women religious in Lebanon, Sister Marie Claude accompanied Catholic Near East Welfare Association on its Sept. 2-5 mission to the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq. More than 100,000 Christians and other minorities sought refuge in the region following attacks by Islamic State militants. Many were given less than half an hour to flee their houses....... Read more


Defense of all persecuted believers highlighted at DC summit

Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom. Washington D.C.- Support of religious freedom for all those being persecuted was reiterated at a conference in the nation’s capital following outcry over comments made by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).Joseph Cella, spokesman for In Defense of Christians, told CNA that Cruz’s statement “actually united the parties, enhanced the dialogue, and further strengthened their resolve to protect Christians and others who are persecuted for their faith throughout the Middle East and elsewhere.”. ..... Read more

Our Christians preferred Christ to their homes

International help came too little, and “a bit late” for Iraq’s Christians and Yazidi minorities being targeted by Islamic State militants...... Read more

Enhance the quality of religious life.

The AGBM of the NE CRI Assembly was held from 6–8 September, 2014 on the theme “Enhance the quality of Religious Life.Sr. Joy BS Vice President, welcomed the dignitaries and added that “though CRI is a huge force in India yet it is a sleeping giant.”...... Read more

Responsible use of Mass Media

The CRI Patna held its second AGBM on 31st August 2014 at Nava Jyoti Niketan on “Responsible Use Of Mass Media” and about 110 religious participated in it. The resource persons were Frs. Arun Ignatius SJ and Prem SJ . ..... Read more

Franciscan Families focus on Leadership for 21st Century

The Nationwide Association of Franciscan Families of India (AFFI) with its 154 Provinces from 53 Franciscan Religious Congregations working in India focused on the effective leadership for the 21st Century. 90 Delegates, most of who are superiors. .... Read more

Daughters of St Paul complete 50 Years in Goa

The Daughters of Saint Paul opened its first house in India in Bombay with four Italian sisters in 1951. With a few Indian members, the congregation then branched out to Kolkata, Bangalore, Goa..... Read more

Towards an effective Celebration of ‘The Year of Consecrated Life

In response to the call of Pope Francis for a special yearlong focus on consecrated life “wake up the world” through the testimony of faith, holiness and hope, the Franciscan Sisters of the Presentation, Coimbatore have planned for a yearlong .... Read more

Jesus Youth to organize cultural exchange for tribal people

Bhubaneswar: Jesus Youth India (JYI), an international Catholic movement, is gearing up for cultural exchange program for tribal and rural youngsters from various parts of India to help them grow in spiritual life and thus build up the Church..... Read more

Eton, India? St Mary's celebrates 150th year

A book, ‘Colours of Immaculate White,’ documenting the history of the school, will be released on Sept 8
Mazgaon's St Mary's school is celebrating 150 years of service to the city this year, with the upcoming release of a new book ...... Read more

Karnataka allows Catholic Medical college to increase seats

The Karnataka government has allowed St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences (SJNAHS) to increase the intake of students by 250 percent for its MBBS course.An Essentiality and Feasibility Certificate the government issued ...... Read more

Large Turnout for Anglican Ordinariate Exploration Day

Ordinariate groups across Britain attended an exploration day last Saturday which aimed to increase understanding of the Ordinariate's purpose and reach out to those who may feel called to join it About 40 groups took part ..... Read more

Song shared around the world: Carmelites form a virtual choir

Ninety-three Discalced Carmelite nuns in 24 countries have reached out of their cloistered monasteries to sing together in a virtual choir honoring St. Teresa of Avila on the 500th anniversary of her birth. This union of voices came together ...... Read more

Pope Francis warns of threat of third world war

Pope Francis Saturday warned that the world may be in the grips of a third world war being “fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction”
The Pope was speaking during a Mass at the Italian First World War memorial ...... Read more

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