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For Malawi bishops, a new vision to promote excellence in Catholic schools

For Malawi bishops, a new vision to promote excellence in Catholic schools

LILONGWE, Malawi, Apr 22, 2015–The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malawi has launched a new national education policy to promote the education of Catholics and to improve the quality of schools in the country. Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga, who chairs the Malawi bishops’ education commission, said the Church wants to “keep up with the standards” [...]

ROME, Italy, Apr 21, 2015–A Nigerian bishop says that he has seen Christ in a vision and now knows that the rosary is the key to ridding the country of the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram. Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme says he is being driven by a God-given mandate to lead others in praying the [...]

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MADRID, Spain, Apr 21, 2015–Bishop Bashar Matti Warda is the bishop of Erbil, Iraq, one of the dioceses most attacked by ISIS, and where the most Christian refugees have been taken after fleeing the Islamic State. In an interview with CNA, Bishop Warda said that education will be key in helping to fight the mentality [...]

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International religious freedom bill hopes to fight terrorism, promote security

WASHINGTON D.C., Apr 20, 2015–A bill boosting promotion of religious freedom abroad could deter terror groups like ISIS, protect vulnerable minorities and foster global security, advocates say. The bill is “an important first step in improving the ability of our nation to advance religious freedom globally,” stated Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, chair of [...]

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HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 15, 2015–Seventeen years after the historic visit of Saint John Paul II to Cuba, the Polish pope is returning to the country, thanks to a relic brought by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary after having journeyed on pilgrimage in various cities in the United States and Guatemala. [...]

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LONDON, England, Apr 19, 2015–When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat. But he forewent those opportunities, according to passengers aboard the sinking ocean liner, in order to hear confessions and offer consolation and prayers with those who were trapped aboard. Now, a [...]

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Cardinal Francis George of Chicago dies at 78

CHICAGO, Ill., Apr 17, 2015–Cardinal Francis George, the Emeritus Archbishop of Chicago, passed away Friday morning after a long batter with cancer. Archbishop Blase Cupich, who currently heads the archdiocese, remembered Cardinal George as “a man of peace, tenacity and courage.” At an April 17 press conference, Archbishop Cupich lauded the cardinal for his bravery [...]

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Church in Cuba enters new era with thaw of US diplomatic relations

HAVANA, Cuba, April 11, 2015–As the fifty year economic embargo and diplomatic isolation between the U.S. and Cuba comes to a close, the thaw of their historically icy relationship could have more than just social and cultural implications. The renewed affiliation between the two countries, which began late last year, could have implications on how [...]

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ISTANBUL , April 10, 2015–Basima Toma teaches English to about 40 children at the Don Bosco youth center. A young Iraqi boy stands at the chalkboard with a plastic ruler in his hand and spells out the words W-I-N-T-E-R, S-P-R-I-N-G, S-U-M-M-E-R, A-U-T-U-M-N. Toma and her family have been in Istanbul long enough to see each [...]

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NAIROBI, Kenya, April 9, 2015–Kenya’s Catholic bishops, urging citizens to remain united, asked the government to beef up security, especially in all educational institutions, and to address the breakdown in its intelligence system. Responding to an attack that left at least 147 people dead at Garissa University College, the bishops also urged the government to [...]

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In Ukraine, Churches confront fearsome suffering

KYIV, Ukraine, Apr 2, 2015–Bishop Bronislaw Bernacki of Odessa-Simferopol was stunned by the Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent war in eastern Ukraine. “No one expected that another war would be carried out on European soil in this day and age,” the Roman Catholic prelate told international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in [...]

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WARSAW, Poland, April 1, 2015–A new airport, improved road and rail links, a fleet of dream buses and “Youth Bible” are among features projected for the Catholic Church’s 14th international celebration of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016. “It’s still 16 months to go, but the planning is well advanced,” said Msgr. Bronislaw [...]

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With #BringBackOurGirls no longer trending, Nigerians aghast at ‘inaction’ from donors

ABUJA, Nigeria, Mar 30, 2015–Almost a year after the terror group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian school girls, humanitarian workers are fighting what they call global inaction in the face of the humanitarian crisis. Most of the girls abducted from Chibok have not been rescued, though some have escaped on their own. “That sends [...]

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HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 28, 2015–As the fifty year economic embargo and diplomatic isolation between the U.S. and Cuba comes to a close, the thaw of their historically icy relationship could have more than just social and cultural implications. The renewed affiliation between the two countries, which began late last year, could have implications on how [...]

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CONCEPCION, Chile, Mar 27, 2015–Both the Archbishop of Concepcion and the apostolic nuncio to Chile have maintained that Pope Francis understood all the facts in the case when he made a bishop appointment in the country earlier this year which has met with protests. The Chilean Archbishop Fernando Chomali Garib of Concepcion said Thursday that [...]

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London Catholic school believes government order threatens its identity

LONDON, England, Mar 26, 2015–A prestigious Catholic school in London fears that altering its admissions criteria – as it was ordered to do by an English government agency following a complaint from the British Humanist Association – will damage its Christian identity. The London Oratory School came under review by the Office of the Schools [...]

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