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Churches September 2016

India. Mother Teresa, a message for our times

Mother Teresa will be proclaimed saint on September 5.  Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati (India), Thomas Menamparampil, traces some aspects of Mother Teresa’s life. “One has to make a bold choice, risk a daring decision and pay the price”. Having known Mother Teresa closely over a period of four decades, what has impressed me most was…

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Christians before the wounds of the world.

Individuals, society, the planet itself are suffering from many wounds. How to contribute to their recovery? A meditation by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila (Philippines). Today, people, society and the planet itself are suffering from many wounds. The failure of relationships within the family causes wounds to all its members, affecting as a…

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Syria. The difficult path of reconstruction

After five years of war, Damascus, has been reduced to a pile of rubble. Violence is everywhere. People are scared, their lives have been broken by hate. Despite all this, there are still those who, with tenacity and patience, try to make life ‘human’, even when it is lived in dramatic conditions. Sister Carol Tahhan,…

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Syria. Escaping war with the Bible sewn into the blouse.

Shoushan Chaghalanian, a Syrian woman of Christian faith, decided to leave her country, and headed for Armenia with her family. A dangerous and dramatic journey. “Making the decision is the most important step; from that moment on one does not think of anything other than the organization of the escape, in order to run away…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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