• Be brave enough to dialogue, pope tells Thai religious leaders
    BANGKOK (CNS) — Meeting Thai religious leaders and then celebrating Mass with Catholic young adults, Pope Francis encouraged them to strengthen a culture that treasures the past, holds fast to faith, is unafraid of differences and always seeks a way to promote dialogue and cooperation. No single nation or religious or ethnic group can guarantee itself a future “in isolation ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • Be brave enough to dialogue, pope tells Thai religious leaders
    BANGKOK (CNS) — Meeting Thai religious leaders and then celebrating Mass with Catholic young adults, Pope Francis encouraged them to strengthen a culture that treasures the past, holds fast to faith, is unafraid of differences and always seeks a way to promote dialogue and cooperation. No single nation or religious or ethnic group can guarantee itself a future “in isolation ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • ASIA/TAIWAN – Women’s promotion in the Church and society: Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly
    Hsinchu - All the Churches in Asia must work for equal opportunities and for the promotion of gender equality: this was underlined by the first Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly which opened yesterday, November 21st, in Taiwan and underway until November 27th. The event is organized by the Christian Conference of Asia and hosted by the Christian Presbyterian Church of Taiwan ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • Where many saw sinners and evildoers, Jesus saw apostles
    How is the Gospel proclaimed? Starting from the loving gaze Jesus had for all he encountered. This is how Pope Francis speaks of mission and inculturation in Thailand. ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • Pope Francis in Thailand: Friendship with Jesus lights your path
    .- Pope Francis told young people in Thailand Friday that the secret to happiness is to be deeply rooted in faith in Jesus Christ.“The secret to a happy heart is the security we find when we are anchored, rooted in Jesus: in his life, in his words, in his death and resurrection,” ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • AFRICA/BURKINA FASO – Burkina Faso is being targeted because so far it has been an example of coexistence among different religious communities
    Ouagadougou - A further sign of the progressive deterioration of security conditions in Burkina Faso is given by the recall back home of the children of US diplomats accredited to Ouagadougou.But the crisis in Burkina Faso must be placed within the wide range of insecurity which now includes most of the Sahel States, as underlined by two important conferences on ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • ASIA/INDIA – Appointment of the Rector of the “Christ the King” interdiocesan theological Seminary in Karachi
    Vatican City - On 14 September 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Kamran Taj, of the clergy of the diocese of Faisalabad, as Rector of the "Christ the King" interdiocesan theological Seminary in the archdiocese of Karachi, India.The new Rector was born on 25 December 1973 and was ordained a priest ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • AFRICA/IVORY COAST – No sacrifice is “too big” to achieve peace
    Abidjan - "Since the coup d'état in 1999, the post-election crisis of 2011 and the bloody armed rebellion of 2002, the Country continues to chase this priceless gift of God that is peace", says to Agenzia Fides Donald Zagore, Ivorian theologian of the Society for African Missions, recalling how on 15 November the Ivory Coast celebrated the "National Day for ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • AMERICA – Presidency of CELAM: “Peace in Nicaragua!”
    Bogotà - "We strongly urge the authorities of Managua to immediately order the end of assaults and violations of fundamental rights, and we urge all those responsible for these acts to change their behaviour". This is the appeal of the Presidency of the Latin American Episcopal Council which expresses solidarity with the Nicaraguan people, spread at the end of the ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • Volunteers and staff on the Pope’s hospital visit
    For the staff and volunteers at the St Louis Hospital in Bangkok, the Pope’s visit is an opportunity to spread the Good News of Christ with love and compassion ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • The excitement of seeing the Pope in Thailand
    Fr. Claudio Corti is a priest of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME). He says people from North Thailand have waited for over 30 years to see the Pope. ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • How this Croatian cardinal saved thousands of Jewish lives
    .- When Esther Gitman proposed a topic for a Fulbright Fellowship, the administrator taking proposals was incredulous. In her 50s at the time, Gitman was already well past the age of most applicants to the prestigious fellowship. But what shocked the representative was not Gitman’s age, but her story. “I'll write about ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • Religious freedom a 'moral imperative,' pope tells leaders of major religions in Thailand
    .- In a meeting with leaders of major religions in Thailand Friday, Pope Francis stressed the importance of upholding human dignity and religious freedom. “For our part, we are asked to embrace the moral imperative of upholding human dignity and respecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom,” he said Nov. 22 ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • How this Croatian cardinal saved thousands of Jewish lives
    .- When Esther Gitman proposed a topic for a Fulbright Fellowship, the administrator taking proposals was incredulous. In her 50s at the time, Gitman was already well past the age of most applicants to the prestigious fellowship. But what shocked the representative was not Gitman’s age, but her story. “I'll write about ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019
  • Pope to youth in Thailand: rooted in faith through friendship with Jesus
    Pope Francis celebrates Mass for young people Friday evening in Bangkok’s Cathedral. A strong faith based on a deep friendship with Jesus, he says, will see them through life’s difficulties, as their elders testify. ... read more
    Published on 11-22-2019