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Churches December 2015

Philippines. Kuya-Centre, Father Luc’s family

A centre for street children. Building the future Jay is a little 12 year-old artist who proudly shows his drawing: Pope Francis and a dove with a green twig in its beak and a writing that says, ‘Thanks for your visit to the Philippines’. Jay, like many other children, has lived for several months on…

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Towards a new Covenant

Creation is the great sacrament of God. All creatures are the manifestation of His beauty and wisdom. God cannot be praised in the middle of ugliness and trash. A reflection which help us to understand the meaning of the importance  of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held in Paris, this month…

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The Jubilee of Mercy

The extraordinary Holy Year declared by Pope Francis (December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016) will have at its centre the mercy of God. The ‘Misericordiae Vultus’, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy outlines the main themes and intentions for the Jubilee. The name ‘jubilee’ is derived from the Hebrew jobel, the…

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Iraq. Erbil Archbishop’s appeal

The dramatic situation of refugees and displaced people. The responsibility of the international community. The possibility of a new international intervention to stop the Islamic State. We spoke with Monsignor Bashar Matti Warda, Archbishop of Erbil. “The more time passes, the more Christians lose hope to be able to return to their homes. One year…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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