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Churches July 2014

South Korea – A New Pentecost

Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Republic of Korea from 13 to 18 August 2014, on the occasion of the Sixth Asian Youth Day. He will preside over the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs. A meaningful visit not only for the country but for all of Asia. In a message commenting on…

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Msgr. Oscar Romero: sainthood now

San Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero will soon be beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, but he is already a saint to Latin American peoples. “Pope Francis strongly invited us to start an attentive document examination regarding Msgr. Romero’, says a source working at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, who wishes to remain anonymous.…

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The Catholic Church in Mauritania

A small diocese, whose nuns and priests have endeared themselves to the local population with their social commitment and support. Mauritania is a Muslim country: 99.5% of the 3.4million inhabitants are Muslims. Catholics, mostly foreigners, represent just 0.1% of the country’s population. The number of non-immigrant Christians is unknown. Conversions to any religion, but Islam,…

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Archbishop Oscar Romero – Icon and Symbol of the Martyrs

Msgr. Luis Infanti Della Mora, Bishop of the region of Aysen in Chilean Patagonia, is among the most committed to the defence of the land of the local peoples of Patagonia. We asked him to explain to us what meaning it had to remember Msgr Oscar Romero, one of the most significant figures of the…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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