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Churches May 2015

Brazil. Hélder Càmara soon to be beatified

After the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero planned for 23 May, next, in San Salvador, the launching of the canonisation process of another great leader in the history of the Church in Latin America will take place: that of Dom Hélder Càmara , Archbishop of Olinda and Recife In an official letter, the Congregation for…

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Cardinal Nichols: “Archbishop Romero is an inspiration to many”

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, urged Christians to emulate Oscar Romero by making the cries of the poor central to their prayers during an ecumenical homily at St Martin in the Fields in London on 21 March. Excepts from Cardinal Nichols’ homily. On 23rd May, in the city of San Salvador, Oscar Romero…

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The pact of the Catacombs

Signed by 40 bishops and one Cardinal, ‘The pact of the Catacombs’ could not be more relevant to the challenges that the Church faces today. Some of the points that are touched on, remind us of the expressions and the practices of Pope Francis. On November 16, 1965, a few days before the Vatican Council…

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Kenya. The Easy Target

The Al-Shabaab chose the easy target, ‘teachers and students’. The Kenyan government has decided to close the Dadaab refugee camps which host more than 350 thousand Somalis. The voice of the Catholic Church. “The Al-Shabaab have alienated much of the Somali population, which is mainly Muslim, because of the massacres committed against other Muslims. This…

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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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