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Personal envoy returns from Iraq to brief pope

Even in the difficult trial they are facing, Iraqi Christians are offering an extraordinary witness of faith to the Church and the world, a witness “deeply moving” for Cardinal Fernando Filoni, who has just returned from their country after completing his visit as Pope Francis’ Personal Envoy. The Cardinal met with the Pontiff on Thursday morning, 21 August, to report on the mission he had been entrusted with.... Read more

Message from Pope Francis

Serve Christ with an undivided heart

The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) has celebrated its 40th anniversary and the 16th Plenary Assembly over the weekend. The long-awaited anniversary celebration of the consecrated women was held at Zambia’s Lusaka Cathedral of the Child Jesus, Pope Square...... Read more


We need a new Humanism today

The aggravation of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq in the name of the Islamic Caliphate has been accompanied by widely publicized and sensationalized incidents of extreme barbarity, such as the decapitation of a journalist from the United States. But there has also been a crescendo of violent acts in African countries such as Nigeria against those who are not recognized by Sharia law. The world is facing a dramatic expansion ..... Read more

Franciscan friars celebrate 75 years of mission in Pakistan

Karachi, (CNA/EWTN News via CNUA) The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month , ..... Read more

Pope Francis’ 2015 World Peace Day message on human trafficking

Human trafficking destroys the lives of millions of children, women and men each year, making it a real threat to peace, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2015 World Peace Day message would focus on the phenomenon...... Read more

Religious and Catholic Family Empowerment

.Around 90 Major Superiors / delegates / president / secretaries of local CRI gathered at Karwar for the 20th KRCR AGBM which commenced with the Eucharist. by Bishop Derek Fernandes of Karwar. In his homily highlighted: 1. Every family should be ....Read more


Ranchi Christians mourn Italian Jesuit missioner

Christians in Ranchi bid farewell to Italian Jesuit missioner Father Pier Giorgio Mennini, who was hailed as friend of tribal people. He was 76.Father Mennini was admitted in the Holy Family Hospital in Mandar after a fall on 7th July. ..Read more

When sisters meet their brothers…. behind bars

Ajmer: Saturday, the 9th of August 2014 was special for a ‘faceless mass of humanity’ sharing the same boundary wall with Sophia College. On the eve of ‘rakshabandhan’ (a festival affirming a brother’s protection for his sister), . .... Read more

Salesian university holds national conference on entrepreneurship

Guwahati: : A two-day National Conference on Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship Development in Northeast India started at Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Guwahati on Friday, August 22.The conference sponsored by the Indian Council...... Read more

North Kerala Remembers Khandamal

A group of NGOs with the banner of ‘Secular Forum’ under the initiative of the Jesuit Socio-Religious Centre (SRC) in Calicut, Kerala remembered the victims of Khandmal on the sixth anniversary of the riots and expressed their solidarity with the .... Read more

Cardinal raises issue of Dalits with Modi

The cardinal said, "Christian leaders for years have demanded government help for Dalit Christians, saying the discriminatory denial of government assistance violates constitutional protections to religious freedom. .... Read more

President pats Church for work among tribal people

New Delhi: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday lauded the Catholic Church’s efforts to bring socioeconomic and cultural advancement to tribal communities in the country. Mukherjee regretted that tribal communities. .... Read more

Pope calls family of slain US journalist

Vatican City: Pope Francis has called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed. James Foley's mother offers thanks for 'so many prayers'..... Read more

Intereligious Peace Match

Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids.Former Argentina great Javier Zanetti, who spent 19 seasons with Inter ...... Read more

A refreshed Benedict XVI captivates students with homily

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting that they were deeply moved by his homily..... Read more

Boko Haram seizes another town

Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram reportedly overran the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area (LGA) in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria, on 21 August, and is imposing its religious strictures ..... Read more

Brave Maryknoll priest's multiple missions to N. Korea

Korea: Since the end of the Korean War in 1953 no Catholic priest has resided in the North of the divided peninsula, where autonomous religious activity is effectively forbidden, and no enemy of the Communist regime there is more... Read more

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