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Vietnamese Catholics’ parish in US celebrates silver jubilee

Vietnamese Catholics’ parish in US celebrates silver jubilee

VIETNAM, April 22, 2015–Our Lady of Vietnam Parishin Silver Spring celebrated its25th anniversary on April 12 with a mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington. After years of worshipping in different parishes around the Archdiocese of Washington, in 1990 Catholic Vietnamese refugees found a permanent spiritual home at Our Lady of Vietnam Parish. [...]

MALAYSIA, April 22, 2015–Church officials forced to remove a cross by a group of protesters this week in Malaysia should return the Christian symbol back to its original place, Selangor state authorities said. The Selangor state government’s Committee on Non-Islam Affairs (HESI) said that churches operating in commercial premises only need to notify the committee [...]

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MACAU, April 21, 2015–Next Sunday, 26 April, the Missa in honorem Matthaei Ricci will be performed for the first time in Macau’s historic St Joseph Seminary to commemorate the great Jesuit missionary (1552-1610) who was one of the foreign missionaries who lived and died at China’s Imperial Court, in Beijing. Matteo Ricci is not yet a saint. [...]

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Card. Gracias: Statue of Our Lady vandalized, wound to the secular fabric of society

MUMBAI, April 20, 2015—”I am saddened and shocked by the desecration of four statues of the Virgin in Agra. Gestures like this hurt our religious feelings, and are a deep laceration in the secular fabric of society and a serious stain on the idea of ​​secularism in our Constitution”.  This is the reaction Card. Oswald Gracias, [...]

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CHINA, April 20 2015–Chinese Catholic communities welcomed the papal bull Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy) that proclaims the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy by intensely living the initiative of the Pope with great participation and being in communion with the universal Church. The bull is the fundamental document for the Holy Year, set to begin [...]

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PAKISTAN, April 20, 2015–Two masked gunmen opened fire on the St Francis High School located in Bahar colony in Pakistan’s Lahore. A student and two security guards were injured and hospitalised. Panic revolved in the school as gunmen fired.Unidentified gunmen began firing and as the guards on duty outside the school intercepted, they were caught in [...]

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20, 2015–About 50 residents gathered outside a new church in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya on Sunday to demand that the cross affixed to the house of worship be removed as it was “challenging Islam”, The Star Online reported today. According to the news portal, the locals demonstrated peacefully during the church service at 10am [...]

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15 Muslim migrants arrested for throwing 12 Christian refugees into the sea

PALERMO, Italy, April 17, 2015–Italian police have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they were reported to have thrown 12 Christian refugees into the high seas. The 15 arrested are accused of multiple homicide, aggravated by “reasons of religious hatred”. The police became aware of the incident by interviewing some of the refugees who survived the [...]

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Erdogan’s Turkey threatens “response” to Pope’s affirmation of Armenian “genocide”

ROME, April 13, 2015–”Null and void”, “inappropriate”, “unilateral”, “unacceptable” and a “distortion of history”, this is the harsh response from the Turkish government to Pope Francis’ words about the “genocide” of Armenians carried out one hundred years ago by the Ottoman Empire. Francis was speaking during Mass celebrated for the “Metz Yeghern”, the Armenian “Great [...]

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Divine Mercy’s amazing moment with the Armenian people

BEIRUT, Apr 11, 2015–Tomorrow’s Divine Mercy celebration in Saint Peter’s Basilica will be an amazing moment for Armenians, a moment to commemorate the unspeakable brutality that was visited upon them collectively in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, between 1915 and 1918. Will Pope Francis say anything to Karekin II and Aram, Catholicos of [...]

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TAIPEI, Apr 10, 2015–Easter celebration in Taiwan is a time to raise awareness about the situation of those who are suffering and the most marginalised. Paul and Jiachyi are the executive directors in the Taiwan Lourdes Association (社團法人 台灣 露 德 協會), an association dedicated to caring for people, especially young people, living with HIV. [...]

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PAKISTAN, Apr 9 2015–Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw of Lahore urged the more than two thousand faithful gathered after Easter in the Catholic church of St. John in Youhanabad to pray for the 22 martyrs and the 70 injured who are still in hospital. St. John’s church was one of the two churches where Taliban suicide [...]

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MIAO, India, Apr 9, 2015–In his Easter letter released this week, Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao reflected on Christ’s work through the tragedies of this life, noting the ongoing persecution of Christians and in particular the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year. “The gory sight of the 21 young men being [...]

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Indonesian Catholics: An Easter of prayer and solidarity with the needy

JAKARTA, April 4, 2015–Accepting the invitation launched several times by Pope Francis, the Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) under the motto “do good for others” has launched a series of initiatives in in favor of the poor and underprivileged. Several dioceses and archdioceses have launched initiatives, because the practice of the faith – warn the prelates [...]

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MIAO, India, Apr 3, 2015–In the Diocese of Miao, located in India’s northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil is not staying quietly in his cathedral for Holy Week, but is rather holding services across the diocese in an effort to better serve his people. “What we’re trying to do is to reach to [...]

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ERBIL, April 3, 2015–”Although our suffering, that of the refugees and all of Iraq endures, so does our hope in the Risen Lord. He is the Lord of Life and life always wins over death; now resurrection rules,” said Fr Janan Shamil Azeez, a priest with the Chaldean Diocese of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi [...]

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