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For Catholic Church, the Egyptian people is united in the fight against Jihadist terrorism

For Catholic Church, the Egyptian people is united in the fight against Jihadist terrorism

CAIRO, July 2, 2015-–”Although there are different views and divisions with the government and president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, it is time to be united against terrorists, against those who want to provoke violence and bring the war to the Sinai peninsula,” said Fr Rafic Greiche as he described the Egyptian people’s current mood following days [...]

SINGAPORE, July 2 2015–As Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence this year, a Jesuit from the Malaysia-Singapore Region of the Society of Jesus has written a mass for the anniversary. Fr Mark Aloysius SJ wrote the Mass of Freedom with Corrine May, a Singapore singer-songwriter who is perhaps best known among Christians for her song [...]

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MUMBAI, July 1, 2015–Every Christian educational facility in the state of Chhattisgarh “will be closed today (1 July) in a symbolic protest against the rape of a nun, and to raise awareness about women’s safety in the country,” said Mgr Victor Henry Thakur, archbishop of Raipur. The prelate spoke about today’s symbolic strike, which was [...]

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HONG KONG, July 1, 2015–More than 48,000 people took part in today’s march in Hong Kong, the first large-scale rally after the Hong Kong Legislative Council rejected on 17 June a proposed political reform package, opting instead to continue the fight for true universal suffrage and a better standard of living for the city’s residents. Today, [...]

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Jesuits to continue focus on education in Asia

MACAO, June 29, 2015–Jesuits in Asia will continue to focus on education, a recent meeting of education secretaries within the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) stressed.  The meeting of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) in Macao was attended by representatives of Hong Kong, the Philippines, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, East Timor and Australia. The [...]

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LAHORE, June 29, 2015–”Give electricity, give water to the people of Karachi.” This was the cry of protest from a group of workers on June 25 in front of the Lahore press club, in Pakistan. They accuse the government of failing to deal with the consequences of an  exceptional heat wave that hit the city of Karachi [...]

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Japanese Jesuits raise awareness about Rohingya issue

TOKYO, June 27, 2015–The Tokyo Jesuit Social Center has launched programs to raise awareness in Japan on the plight of Rohingya people, according to Father Isamu Ando, who heads the centre’s migrant desk. The decision stems from a discussion the Migration Network of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific had about the thousands of Rohingya people [...]

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VIETNAM, June 26, 2015–The Vietnamese government has come under fire for its ongoing persecution of Christian Montagnards in a comprehensive report on the plight of the ethnic group by New York-based Human Rights Watch. The sensitivity of the subject was made more pointed after Thailand’s military junta cancelled its launch at the Foreign Correspondents Club [...]

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Pakistan expels Filipino nuns

ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015–Pakistan has expelled three Filipino nuns in a case highlighting government’s growing suspicion of foreigners, but it prompted a lawsuit from the Catholic Church. The nuns’ visas were canceled after the government accused them of “engaging in employment in violation of their visa category”, the Express Tribune newspaper reported June 24. The nuns, who [...]

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NEW DELHI, June 26, 2015–”We heard media reports saying that Caritas India had been added to the list of NGO that require ‘prior approval’ from the Home Affairs Ministry. However, we have not received any official communication in the matter,” said Fr Frederick D’Souza, executive director of the Catholic charity, which is the relief service [...]

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PHNOM PENH, June 25, 2015–The “long” journey towards the recognition of the first martyrs in the history of the Church in Cambodia began with Pope Francis’ “providential” support, said Fr Gustavo Adrian Benitez, an Argentinian-born priest with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) who is also national director of the Pontifical Mission Works for the [...]

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KARACHI, June 24, 2015–”Unfortunately, in many hospitals, care for heat stroke patients is not a priority,” lamented Amjad Gulzar, Caritas Pakistan executive secretary, who spoke with AsiaNews about the appalling heat wave that has hit the city of Karachi, Sindh province (southeastern Pakistan), causing almost 800 deaths. “Although such a large number of deaths is due to the [...]

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KOLKATA, India, June 23, 2015–Catholics around the world are mourning the death of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who passed away Tuesday. Sr. Nirmala had succeeded Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, serving in that capacity from 1997 to 2009. Sr. Nirmala, who was 81, had suffered ill health for some [...]

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For Card Tong, the Church will continue to promote democracy in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, June 22, 2015–Hong Kong’s Catholic Church will “continue to promote democracy, justice and the well-being of the people of Hong Kong,” wrote Card John Tong in a letter to the faithful following a vote in the autonomous region’s Legislative Council against a proposed electoral reform package. For him, “It is obvious that this [...]

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NIIGATA, JAPAN, June 20, 2015—As for Caritas Internationalis, which recently completed its 20th General Assembly in Rome with the theme “One Human Family, Caring for Creation”, environmental concern and climate change are one of main issues included within its action plan for next 4 years. Also Caritas Asia, for which I have been elected as [...]

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JERUSALEM, Israel, June 19, 2015—Catholic leaders have been joined by Israeli leaders in their concerned reaction to Thursday’s attack on a church located on the Sea of Galilee, which has hospitalized two persons and caused extensive damage.   In the early hours of June 18, the attackers started a fire at the Church of the [...]

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