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Pope in Albania: Mass, address to young people, religious leaders

Thousands attended an open-air Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in Latin and Albanian in Mother Teresa Square on Sunday. The liturgical readings reflected aspects of Albania's history. The first, from the Book of Exodus, told how “I bore you on eagle's wings”, whereas the epistle was St Paul's letter to the Romans in which the apostle tells how he preached in Illyria, which at that time included the current territory of Albania........Read more


Pope in Albania: People are not looking for experts, but humble witnesses of God's love

Pope Francis told Albania’s priests, religious and lay movements that despite their many difficulties, they must have the courage to go out and serve those most in need. Speaking at Vespers yesterday in Tirana’s Catholic cathedral, the Pope recalled those pastors who paid a huge price under the atheist regime, experiencing prison and persecution in order to remain faithful to Christ.When love for Christ is placed above all else, Pope Francis said, then we are able to move outside of ourselves, of our personal or communal pettiness, and move towards Jesus ......Read more


Dialogue will light up our lives

Religion is for spiritual guidance and growth of people. It is a significant resource for promoting peace, harmony, liberty and Justice. We must use religions to esteem and enrich our composite culture and plurality of faith traditions, which is our asset. Our response must be based on reverence, respect, tolerance and compassion. Every person is an image of God (Genesis 1:27). Hence, a person is sacred, unique, and irreplaceable. This confers on every person an irreducible dignity and honour which must be respected and protected by all people and institutions...Read more


Catholic Religious Life in a new millennium  

As I walked across the lush green campus of St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., at a seminar on Catholic religious life in 2014, I thought of the campus across the street, the University of Notre Dame, where I received a master’s degree in 1969. For me, these two sites and times served as bookends describing the life of women religious ..... Read more

Indifference to religious violence wrong: Dalai Lama

Tibetan Buddhist leader has urged the world community not to remain indifferent to mindless violence in the name of religion.“If we remain indifferent to what is happening, it is wrong,” ...... Read more

Seminar on “Formation of Formators”

The National CRI organized a week long seminar on “Formation of Formators” from 15–21 September 2014 at Progoloy, Kolkata. Fifty seven participants, including three brothers and one priest, from thirty two congregations benefited from this ...... Read more

Psycho-sexual Integration and Celibacy

A two day- seminar for consecrated men and women was organized by the WB SIkkim Regional CRI at St.Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata on 13th and 14th September 2014. The Theme was “Psycho Sexual Integration and Celibacy”. ..... Read more

Proactive Peace initiatives on the International Day of Peace

The Association of the Franciscan Family of India (AFFI) is a large network of 52 Religious Congregation with around 165 Provinces, following the life and mission of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. .... Read more

Pope paves way for canonization of Sri Lanka's 1st saint

Pope Francis on Wednesday, September 17, waived the requirement for a second miracle in the canonization cause of Blessed Joseph Vaz, clearing the way for the naming of the first Sri Lankan saint. Blessed Joseph Vaz was born in India ... Read more

Pray for Middle East on International Peace Day

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has called for special prayers for Middle East, especially Israel and Palestine, on September 21, the International Day of Peace. Christ has mandated his believers to initiate and inaugurate ...... Read more


Christian faith enriched composite Indian identity: Ansari

Vice President M Hamid Ansari today said the Christian faith had strengthened the country's secular fabric and enriched the composite Indian identity. The contribution of the Christian church in social and charitable work in India, especially in education and health.... Read more

First State level Seminar for the Domestic Workers’ in Odisha

Montfort Social Institute, Hyderabad, in partnership with Holy Spirit Health and Charitable Society, Bhubaneswar, organized a one day State Level Seminar for the Domestic Workers. The participants were the domestic workers’ .... Read more

Telengana Labour Minister promises a new Dawn

Minister for Home, Labour and Employment, Mr. Nayini Narasimha Reddy, said that the Telangana Government is committed to usher in a new regime that will protect the rights and interests of the unorganized workers ..... Read more


Big pro-democracy student strike starts in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Thousands of students today began a week of strikes and boycotts to push Beijing to respond sincerely to their demands for democracy in Hong Kong. In the morning though, they packed classrooms for the start of the new school yearl,..... Read more

Pope Francis Invites President to Meeting on World Peace

Pope Francis has invited the President of China, Xi Jinping, to meet him in the Vatican to discuss world peace, but he has also expressed his own willingness to travel “tomorrow” to Beijing for this same purpose if that were preferable...... Read more

Pope to Celebrate Bicentennial of Jesuit Restoration

Pope Francis is to celebrate 200 years since Pope Pius VII reinstated the Society of Jesus into the Church by celebrating Mass at 5pm this Saturday in the Church of the Gesù in Rome.Founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the "Society of Jesus" ..... Read more

UK Ordinariate Holds Its First Ever Festival

Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham from the length and breadth of Britain were in London over the weekend of 19-21 September for the Ordinariate's first ever festival.The main events centered around Mass....... Read more

A Crackdown on Christianity

The heat was on Christians of all denominations in China this summer, as an ongoing campaign sought to reassert the Communist Party’s ideological leadership. In one of the most overtly anti-mainstream religious movements in years....... Read more

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