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Churches March 2013

Benedict XVI and Asia

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  When the news of Pope Benedict’s resignation spread, on Monday, February 11, the Far East was in the middle of New Year holidays, dedicated to family reunions. The Hindu communities of Southern Asia were dealing with the much-attended Mela Kumbh Mela pilgrimage. Notwithstanding, the announcement was widely reported and broadly circulated everywhere in Asia,…

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Liberia – Educating with the power of the faith

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  Liberia Mission began as a response to the problem of the numerous orphans left by the civil war that ravaged the country A large welcome sign at the entrance to the mission carries, besides the name, also the date of its inauguration, 3 November 2003, and the reason it exists in terms of what…

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The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI for Africa

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  The announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, seems to have come as a greater shock to African Catholics than to many other Christians in the world. African Catholics are so strongly tied to Rome and to the Pontiff – in their fidelity to Christ. It is that fidelity to Rome, to church…

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How Africa is reacting to Pope’s resignation

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  During the consistory on 11 February, in an unexpected move, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he is to resign. In his statement, Pope Benedict – who turns 86 in April – said he had “come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of…

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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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