Tag: Christianity

  • Vatican releases programme of Pope Francis’ visit to Bahrain

    Vatican releases programme of Pope Francis’ visit to Bahrain

    The Holy See Press Office publishes the schedule, logo, and motto for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Bahrain on 3-6 November, where he will attend the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue”, under the motto “Peace on earth to people of goodwill”. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis is set to make an Apostolic Visit to the Kingdom […]

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  • Albanian Archbishop visiting Polish Church

    Albanian Archbishop visiting Polish Church

    Warsaw, October 6, 2022 Photo: orthodox.pl      The primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church is currently in the midst of a 5-day visit to the Polish Orthodox Church. His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana arrived in Warsaw on Tuesday evening, accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan John of Korçë and Archdeacon Spyridon. Yesterday morning, the Albanian […]

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  • Popular Nigerian Prophet, Jeremiah Fufeyin declares SPIRITUAL WAR against Marine Kingdom in upcoming church event

    Popular Nigerian Prophet, Jeremiah Fufeyin declares SPIRITUAL WAR against Marine Kingdom in upcoming church event

    Popular Nigerian Prophet and founder of the Warri-based Christ MercyLand Deliverance Ministries, Jeremiah Fufeyin has said there will be war against spiritual forces as the church converges at the October edition of its power pack prayer programme titled “SURROUNDING WATERS”. Fufeyin said in a release that the programme themed ‘War Against Marine Kingdom’, followed divine […]

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  • Vatican unveils new documentary on climate change

    Vatican unveils new documentary on climate change

    A new documentary “on humanity’s power to stop the ecological crisis” facing the world is presented at a press conference at the Vatican on Tuesday. The film “The Letter,” says Cardinal Michael Czerny, “is a clarion cry to people everywhere: we have to act together, we have to do it now.” By Christopher Wells A […]

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  • Holy See denounces racial discrimination, advocates respect for rights of all

    Holy See denounces racial discrimination, advocates respect for rights of all

    Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Office at Geneva, speaks out against instances of racially motivated violence and discrimination, and calls for the protection and promotion of rights of all, including children of African descent. By Benedict Mayaki, SJ The Holy See has expressed strong […]

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  • Head of Sri Lankan Bishops meets President Wickremesinghe

    Head of Sri Lankan Bishops meets President Wickremesinghe

    The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCS), Bishop Harold Anthony Perera of Kurunegala, and newly-elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe hold special talks to discuss Catholic religious affairs amid the ongoing political and economic crisis in the country. By Lisa Zengarini For the first time since he took office on July 21, President […]

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  • Christian Activist’s Six-Year Jail Sentence Upheld

    Christian Activist’s Six-Year Jail Sentence Upheld

    By RM Africa 10/05/2022 Cambodia (International Christian Concern) – In 2019, Christian political activist Theary Seng was arrested after she was accused of treason for supporting the former opposition leader Saim Rainsy and the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP). She was sentenced to six years in jail.   Current Prime Minister Hun Sen, who heads a […]

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  • Russia warns it will recapture lost land in Ukraine

    Russia warns it will recapture lost land in Ukraine

    Despite peace appeals from Pope Francis, there were no signs Wednesday that the war in Ukraine would end soon, with Russia saying it will recapture areas of annexed territory that fell back into Ukrainian control. Moscow’s threat came as Ukraine continued its counter-offensive, leaving thousands of Russian troops running for their lives. By Stefan J. […]

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  • ISWAP Terrorists Kill Two Christian Business Owners

    ISWAP Terrorists Kill Two Christian Business Owners

    By RM Africa 10/06/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On September 24, two militants suspected to belong to the terror group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), shot and killed two Christians in Kano, the capital city of Plateau state.  The two Christians who were murdered, Ifeanyi Ilechukwu and Chibuke Emannuel, were sitting at their […]

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  • Colombian government and rebels agree to restart peace process

    Colombian government and rebels agree to restart peace process

    Representatives of the Colombian Government and guerrillas from the National Liberation Army have met and agreed to re-start the peace process, which was abandoned three years ago. By James Blears The two sides met in Venezuela, following on from an earlier meeting in Cuba. They will publically announce when the process will begin again, at […]

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  • Cardinal Grech: Synodal process is mature fruit of Vatican II

    Cardinal Grech: Synodal process is mature fruit of Vatican II

    As the Pontifical Lateran University begins the celebration of the 250th anniversary of its founding, Cardinal Mario Grech reflects on the Second Vatican Council and synodality. Cardinal Mario Grech, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, spoke Wednesday morning at the opening of the #250PUL with a Lectio Magistralis on the Second Vatican Council […]

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  • UNESCO's Stefania Giannini: No true development without education

    UNESCO's Stefania Giannini: No true development without education

    Ahead of World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education speaks to Vatican Media about the role of schools in promoting integral human development. By Alessandro Gisotti “The transformation of education begins with teachers.” This is the theme of the World Teachers’ Day, promoted by UNESCO, which is celebrated every year on […]

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  • Holy See encourages respect, protection of rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Holy See encourages respect, protection of rights of Indigenous Peoples

    The Holy See’s Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva encourages respect for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and upholds the role of Indigenous women as custodians of a collective accumulation of important traditional knowledge and skills. By Benedict Mayaki, SJ Speaking in Geneva during the 51st Session of the Human […]

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  • Vatican global premiere of 'The Letter,' film featuring Pope Francis

    Vatican global premiere of 'The Letter,' film featuring Pope Francis

    Cardinal Parolin, Sr. Smerilli, and environmental protagonists partake in the global premiere of ‘The Letter’ film, featuring Pope Francis’ participation, on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, in the Vatican’s New Synod Hall. The documentary is devoted to protecting and saving our Common Home. By Vatican News journalist The global premiere of […]

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  • Andrew Thorburn, Essendon and the toleration of religion

    Andrew Thorburn, Essendon and the toleration of religion

    By Michael F. Bird In 1689, the British philosopher John Locke published his famous A Letter Concerning Toleration, which argued that an alternative to religious sectarianism and political persecution was the toleration of those who dissent from the state and even the majority of the population in matters of religion and politics. Locke had in […]

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  • Pope at Audience: Prayer, self-knowledge enable us grow in freedom

    Pope at Audience: Prayer, self-knowledge enable us grow in freedom

    Pope Francis encourages Christians to strive toward self-knowledge by engaging in patient soul-searching in order to discover what we are most sensitive to, as well as recognize what is truly important for us during his catechesis at the General Audience on Wednesday. By Benedict Mayaki, SJ Pope Francis continued his cycle of reflection on the […]

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  • Feast of St Francis: The saint an inspiration for these times

    Feast of St Francis: The saint an inspiration for these times

    On the Feast of St Francis Cardinal Matteo Zuppi celebrates Mass in Assisi, the saint’s hometown, and Italian President Sergio Mattarella addresses the congregation. By Joseph Tulloch 4 October is the Feast of St Francis, Patron Saint of animals, merchants, ecology and – since 1939 – the Republic of Italy. The day offered an occasion […]

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  • Holy See: ‘Human dignity should be at the core of crime policies'

    Holy See: ‘Human dignity should be at the core of crime policies'

    The Vatican Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, states the Holy See’s position on crime prevention and criminal justice, international drug control, and on countering the use of ICTs for criminal purposes at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. By Lisa Zengarini “The dignity of the human person should necessarily […]

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  • Vatican presents accession to UN and Paris Climate Agreements

    Vatican presents accession to UN and Paris Climate Agreements

    The Holy See deposits its instrument of accession to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention, and the Paris Agreement signed in 2015, to the United Nations Secretariat, and holds an event in the Vatican to celebrate the occasion. By Salvatore Cernuzio “At this particular moment in our history, marked by increasingly troubling conflicts that undermine […]

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  • Mark Drama reaches into new territories

    Mark Drama reaches into new territories

    By Anne Lim The first time Sam Mills acted in the Mark Drama – playing Jesus, as it happens – one of his fellow actors invited her whole soccer team and they came just because she was acting in it. “So it’s such an easy invite, and yet people sit there and they have the […]

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