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Asia/Nepal - Vicar Apostolic tells Religious men and women: mission starts with self-evangelization

NEPAL - vescovo previewMESSAGES - Mission starts with self-evangelization: said the new Vicar Apostolic of Nepal, Mgr Paul Simick, in meetings with local men and women religious in Nepal. Fides was told that the Vicar Apostolic is visiting both the local Catholic church personnel and the territories , and in two separate meetings he met the Religious of east and west Nepal.


Germany - Faith explained with a video

slovakia peoplepreviewNEWS  2014 - Over 500 young people have taken part in the National Meeting of Youth Animators that closed past weekend in Trest, near Jihlava, with a Eucharistic celebration officiated by Msgr. Pavel Posád. The prelate expressed the wish that "the joy and the enthusiasm surrounding this event may bear its fruits across all parishes and Catholic communities nationwide.


African Media Initiative launches campaign against hate speech

AMIpreviewNEWS 2014 - There is a growing perception on the African continent that hate speech in the media is on the increase. In response to the scourge, the African Media Initiative (AMI) has launched an African campaign against hate speech at a panel discussion held in Nairobi, Kenya, recently.
The #TurnthePageonHateSpeech campaign...


Nigeria - Salesians Combat Ebola Outbreak - A sanitary challenge with social stigma

ebolaHEALTH - By August 28 the media had spread much information about the damage that Ebola is causing in many countries of the African continent. Father Jorge Crisafuli Provincial of West African region has sent a detailed report of the situation in these countries and the involvement of the Salesians with the Ebola affected people. The statistics show that the situation...


Religious sisters resolve to embrace holistic formation

AcwecapreviewFORMATION - The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) has ended its two weeks General Assembly which was held in Lusaka, Zambia. The Assembly brought together religious sisters from Eastern and Central Africa. At the end of the General Assembly the sisters have issued a communique signed by the new ACWECA Chairperson...


Zambia: Religious Women Urged to celebrate their ‘Heroic work’

zambiapreviewFORMATION - Catholic Relief services (CRS) country representative Mr Dane Fredenburg on Wednesday August 20 called upon the religious women in Eastern and Central Africa to celebrate their heroic works in the region. Speaking at Andrews’ motel during the ongoing Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) conference...


Slavery to be theme of 2015 World Day of Peace

PapaFrancesco ColombapreviewMESSAGES - The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has announced the theme selected by Pope Francis for the upcoming World Day of Peace.  The theme, “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” will be the title of the Message for the 48th World Day of Peace, celebrated on 1 January 2015.  It will mark the second time Pope Francis celebrates...


Patriarch visits Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM -  As part of visits, which His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, is performing, to the different religious communities in the Mother Church, he recently visited the Missionary Sisters of Charity (known as the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta), who live in the Old City of Jerusalem...


Dal Covolo on the youth situation: Diagnosis is all very well but it’s treatments that are lacking

ROME - The Rector of the Lateran University has appealed for young people’s problems to be taken seriously. On the bicentennial of Don Bosco’s birth, the rector points to him as an example and says Pope Francis is no Martian, ne embodies a living Church. Your Excellency, tell us about the path that led to you becoming the Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University...




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