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Koreans electric with joy over visit of Pope Francis

Koreans electric with joy over visit of Pope Francis

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014–Pope Francis has received a warm welcome from the Korean people, many of whom praise him for his acts of compassion, stating that he has the power to provoke a change for the better. “He is a symbol of hope that life is still beautiful. As I saw Pope Francis, [...]

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014–Pope Francis on Saturday beatified Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, praising their “great sacrifices” and their call “to put Christ first.” “All of them lived and died for Christ, and now they reign with him in joy and in glory,” the Pope said during Mass at Seoul’s [...]

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PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug 15, 2014–North Korea could in time have its first canonized saint, since last year the death of the Bishop of Pyongyang, who was disappeared by the government in 1949, was formally acknowledged by the Vatican. Shortly after the aknowledgement of his death, the Korean bishops’ conference asked the Congregation for the [...]

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SINGAPORE, Aug 13 2014–At least 20 participants of various ages focused on finding out whether it was possible to find God in all things, including popular songs at a one-day workshop titled Grooved: Finding God in Popular Music held on July 26 at the CANA Centre in Singapore.   Jesuit Father Mark Aloysius and Church [...]

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President of the Korean bishops: The Pope brings peace, let us share in it and overcome our divisions

SEOUL, Aug 13, 2014– The “cold war” with the North, the economic disparity and social conflicts that threaten Asia: these are the “pains” that afflict South Korea, as it prepares to welcome the Pope and that which must learn to appreciate peace and reconciliation without sterile divisions. These the hopes contained in a message written [...]

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DAEJEON, Aug 12, 2014–Before being Koreans, Chinese or Asian “the young people who are coming to Daejeon are brothers and sisters and the children of God. Their nationality, level of education or political differences do not matter: together we must always and everywhere sow love, so that there is love between us. If there is [...]

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MYMENSINGH, Aug 12, 2014–The philosophy that inspires Notre Dame College, a school run by Holy Cross missionaries in Bangladesh, is to provides an all-round education to tribal youth and those most in need, to enable them to learn not only how to earn money, but also how to lead life. On 7 August, the priests [...]

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BEIRUT, Aug 11, 2014–The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. “These people know no limits of humanity, decency, or respect for human life,” he said of the Islamic State fighters. Meeting with Catholic News Service Aug. 8 at the Caritas Lebanon [...]

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MANNAR, Aug 11, 2014–For Mgr Rayappu Joseph, bishop of Mannar, the Presidential Commission charged with investigating into civil war abductions is a “whitewash.” The prelate made the statement as the Commission concluded its session in Mannar District (8-11 August). Commission officials had invited the bishop to appear as a witness, an invitation he declined. In motivating his decision, Mgr [...]

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In Korea, Pope Francis to visit cemetery for aborted babies

VATICAN CITY, Aug 10, 2014–During his upcoming trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the Kkottoghnae Home for the sick. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi also noted in an Aug. 8 press conference that the Pope will deliver his [...]

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Archbishop of Singapore: Renewing a spirit of unity and solidarity on National holiday

SINGAPORE, Aug 9, 2014–Singapore is a “young nation” that is “proud” of what it has achieved “in a relatively short period of time”; from “a colonial outpost, our nation has transformed itself in such a short period of time to be one of the richest countries in the world”, but material wealth is not enough [...]

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JAKARTA, Aug 9, 2014–Nourishing the intellect and strengthening the “spirituality” of young Catholic university students in Indonesia, through a formation course that deals with matters of faith, behaviour and attitudes of (potential) future professionals and leaders in various fields. These were the aims of ten students enrolled at Java’s top universities Java, who participated in [...]

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DAEJEON, August 8, 2014–A few days ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea, “political” interpretations for his trip abound: a signal to China; a gesture to Kim Jong-un; a nod to Japan … This risks camouflaging the fact that the entire trip was created especially to meet the young people of Korea and Asia, [...]

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NEW DELHI, India August 8, 2014–The archbishop of New Delhi has urged authorities to take more effective measures in combating religiously motivated violence in the wake of an attack on a Christian church in the north Indian state of Haryana. Vandals damaged two school buses parked in the compound of St. Francis Xavier Church in [...]

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Iraqi Christians facing risk of genocide, patriarch warns

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug 7, 2014–The seizure of Iraq’s largest Christian town has prompted a mass exodus of refugees, which a leading Catholic bishop described as a Way of the Cross that could become a genocide unless the global community intervenes. “They are facing a human catastrophe and risk a real genocide. They need water, food, [...]

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Aug 06 2014–The newly appointed Bishop of My Tho, Peter Nguyen Van Kham, has voiced enthusiasm for evangelizing and forming the faithful in his diocese for lively participation in the life of the Church. “Evangelization must be the great task and challenge for my ministry in the coming years,” Bishop Nguyen [...]

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