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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

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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