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Churches May 2014

World Mission – The dream lives on

World Mission – the Asian Catholic Monthly Magazine – is celebrating 25 years of publication. Throughout these years World Mission has helped many Christians in Asia and the Philippines, in particular, to foster missionary awareness. We have asked its editor, Father Dave Domingues, what is the meaning of this celebration and what future he has…

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Pope Francis in the Holy Land: ‘That all may be one’

Pope Francis is set to make a historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land from May 24 to 26. The prime aims of the trip is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the meeting between Pope Paul VI and the Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem. The Holy Father will visit Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. ‘We are working…

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Nigeria – This elephant will not only stir

The Islamist group Boko Haram, is continuing to cause destruction and violence particularly in the north of the country. Nigeriaís President Goodluck Jonathan organized a National Conference. Religion will play a key role in the 2015 elections. We talked with Monsignor Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto. Boko Haram has…

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Bangladesh – The Catholic church, a little flock.

‘You are a ‘little flock’ and many of you are poor. You struggle with the natural limitations and man-made difficulties of your existence in this land. You know that in spite of these circumstances the Lord calls you to lives of holiness and peace’. In November 1986, Pope John Paul II, during his apostolic journey…

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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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