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American Benedictine nuns help women’s religious congregations in Jiangsu and Beijing

American Benedictine nuns help women’s religious congregations in Jiangsu and Beijing

BEIJING, July 27, 2014–Two American Benedictine nuns have made a long journey to China to help some local women’s religious congregations renew their lives. Religious communities in China, which flourished again in various dioceses after the Cultural Revolution, are plagued by several problems, not the least being the need to renew their life in accordance [...]

JAKARTA, July 27, 2014–”The Catholic Church and most of civil society welcomed” Joko Widodo’s election as Indonesian president “with joy and hope,” said Mgr Ignatius Suharyo, archbishop of Jakarta and president of the Indonesian Bishops’ Conference. The prelate spoke to AsiaNews about the nation’s “new course,” noting that the new president’s “closeness to ordinary people and their [...]

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YANGON, July 26, 2014–”Ancestor worship and respect for elders is a great hallmark of oriental culture. Today we commemorate the Feast of St Anne and St Joachim, the parents of our Mother Mary. Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Know the tree by its fruits’ (Mt, 7:17). We know the tree that bore our Virgin Mother, [...]

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JAKARTA, July 26, 2014–Indonesia’s president-elect, Joko Widodo, paid a visit to the headquarters of the Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) to thank the Catholic Church for encouraging its followers to exercise “with conscience and freedom” their right to vote during the presidential elections last 9 July. Widodo, also known as “Jokowi”, met with Mgr Ignatius Suharyo, [...]

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Pope Francis’ visit, a consolation for victims of war–Bishop of Mannar

MANNAR, July 25, 2014–” Pope Francis’s visit will be a great consolation for the people in the north of Sri Lanka who have been affected by war and who feel abandoned”, says Msgr. Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of Mannar (Northern Province), home to one of the pontiff’s destinations during his apostolic journey to the island scheduled [...]

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Community mourns nun who died in Malaysian flight disaster

MALAYSIA, July 24, 2014–The community of Sister Philomene Tiernan, a Catholic nun who lived in Sydney, is mourning her death after she was confirmed as a victim of Malaysian Airline Flight MH17, which was shot down over the Ukraine last Thursday. Kincoppal–Rose Bay School of Sacred Heart, with which the 77-year-old nun was associated for more [...]

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CHINA, July 24 2014–To celebrate 5 years of their foundation, 4 mission stations in the southern suburbs of Beijing have launched various initiatives for a year from July 1 aimed at promoting Bible reading in families. The missions’ efforts to spread Biblical knowledge in mainland China, named ‘transmission of the Holy Scriptures in the family’, [...]

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INDIA, July 24, 2014–Violence based on religion and hatred disseminated by Hindu extremist groups is increasing in the northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh: said the Commission on Religious Freedom of the Evangelical Fellowship of India, condemning the recent incidents that have seen Christians as victims of violent acts of intolerance. Recalling the attack on [...]

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KATHMANDU, July 23, 2014–The Catholic Church and Catholic organisations are the safest and most respectable groups in Nepal in the field of human rights, this according to activists and representatives of various religions who spoke to AsiaNews, responding to accusations – in other parts of the world – of abuse by some priests. “In our country [...]

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VATICAN CITY, July 23, 2014–Backed up by death threats and property seizures, the expulsion of the entire Christian community from Mosul is “a crime against humanity,” said an archbishop from Mosul. Chaldean Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona said the Islamic State, which took control of Iraq’s second-largest city in early June, is carrying out “religious cleansing.” [...]

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WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014–It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem. People might not agree with Hamas, which controls Gaza, but “we cannot punish all the population because you do not agree with Hamas,” he told Catholic News Service in Washington [...]

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Indian Bishops’ office appeals to end violence in Gaza

MUMBAI, July 19 2014–The Justice, Peace and Development Commission within the office of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) has appealed to warring Palestinians and Israelis to shun violence that kills innocents and take the path of dialogue to end their disputes. A CBCI statement issued on Monday said that Church was gravely concerned [...]

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MUMBAI, July 18, 2014–On 7 August, the Society of Jesus will mark in India as well as the rest of the world the bicentennial of its restoration by Pope Pius VII. On 16 August 1773 Clement XIV had suppressed it with the apostolic brief Dominus ac Redemptor. Forty years later Pius VII restored the Society with the [...]

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BEIJING, July 18, 2014–Seminarians boycotted their graduation ceremony scheduled for the end of June and also refused to concelebrate Mass presided over by illegitimate bishops involved in illicit ordinations of the last few years. The capital’s National Seminary first tried to mediate with the students but was then forced to cancel the ceremony. Originally the [...]

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MUMBAI, July 18, 2014—On 7 August, the Society of Jesus will mark in India as well as the rest of the world the bicentennial of its restoration by Pope Pius VII. On 16 August 1773 Clement XIV had suppressed it with the apostolic brief Dominus ac Redemptor. Forty years later Pius VII restored the Society [...]

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Official song released for papal visit to South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, July 17, 2014–The Archdiocese of Seoul in South Korea has revealed the official song for Pope Francis’ visit to the country, scheduled for Aug. 14-18 to coincide with Asian Youth Day. The video for the song was recorded at the Cathedral of Myeongdong in Seoul, one of the country’s largest churches, and [...]

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