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Russia: Support for an ecumenical conference in Moscow on the pastoral care of the psychologically sick

Psychological illnesses are on the increase all over the world and have today overtaken such diseases as cancer and cardiovascular illnesses in terms of sheer numbers. At 13% of the total, they now ex...

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Malawi: Completion of a retreat house for religious sisters

The Sisters of Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus are a native African congregation which was founded in 1929 and which today ministers in Malawi and Zambia in southern Africa. The congregation has 168 f...

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West Africa: “We will not let them divide us”

Bishop on the growing violence against Christians in West Africa The third Plenary Assembly of the bishops of West Africa took place in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkin...

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Congo: Little miracles for the fishers of men

Duc in altum! “Put out into the deep!” (Lk 5:4). Christ does not demand the exceptional, still less the impossible, in order for miracles to happen. However, he does demand faith and sometimes ...

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Nigeria: “The people’s suffering continues”

Nigeria is booming. According to a report released by the United Nations, the population of the largest economy in Africa has doubled over the last 30 years to almost 200 million people, making it the...

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India: a new water well for a boarding school run by Italian sisters in the diocese of Eluru

The Daughters of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple are an Italian congregation, founded in the 19th century. Their particular mission is the care of children and young girls, and the c...

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Russia: Help to renovate the Catholic parish church of Magadan

The port town of Magadan in the Far East of Siberia was first established in 1929 as a concentration camp. During Soviet times it was the principal centre of the labour camp system of the Kolyma regio...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: reconstruction of a seminary destroyed by rebels

In many parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo armed conflicts continue to rage. In February 2017 the seminary of Christ the King, in Malole in the Archdiocese of Kananga in the south of the countr...

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Religious Persecution: “Our silence is our shame”

On May 28, 2019 the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The proposed...

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London priest ordained Archbishop in Iraqi hometown for Syriac Catholic Church

BAGHDEDA (QARAQOSH), Iraq - On 7 June 2019, Mgr Nizar Semaan, who most recently served in the UK, was ordained Coadjutor Archbishop for the Syriac Catholic Church. He will serve alongside Mgr...

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