Feature Stories

Indonesia: the life of a Catholic teen in an ocean of Muslims

31 Aug , 2018  

GANDHI AJENG ANAMPIANI Princess Elisabeth, Ajeng, is a 17-year-old Catholic teenager, who experiences in dramatic fashion on a daily basis what it’s like to be a Christian in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. She attends a public high school in her hometown of Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia: of the school’s 1200 students, […]

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Meditation Father Michael Shields in WMOF Dublin 2018

30 Aug , 2018  

‘Praise to Jesus Christ – now and forever’. This is the English translation of the Catholic greeting in Russia. One more time: ‘Praise to Jesus Christ – now and forever’. Marvelous. Let’s be enthusiastic for Jesus. My name is Fr. Michael Shields from Alaska. I have spent the last 25 years in Siberia Russia in […]

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Interviews

SYRIA: “We have to rebuild the country. Simply wanting to return is not enough.”

29 Aug , 2018  

Under the leadership of Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus and with the support of the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a delegation from the Family Commission of the Syrian Bishops’ Conference (1) was able to participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin from August 21 to […]

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News, News & Events

Venezuela – the totalitarian project continues

27 Aug , 2018  

Bishops and experts comment on the nature and implications of the recent currency devaluation Just days after the introduction of the new economic measures by the government of Nicolás Maduro on 17 August this year, there is a sense of complete confusion and helplessness in Venezuelan society, both among the larger economic concerns and among […]

Feature Stories

CAMEROON: CONVERSION IN PRISON

16 Aug , 2018  

ACN renovates the chapel at Bafoussam Prison. Sr Orencya, a Pallottine sister, works for the Church in Cameroon. Since 2009, she has been working as a prison chaplain. She visits prisoners twice a week at Bafoussam Central Prison. The prison is comprised of a women’s ward, an adult men’s ward and a youth ward. There […]

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For an Indian Catholic, bitter memories a decade after murderous Hindu violence

14 Aug , 2018  

It is the tenth anniversary of an horrific outburst of anti-Christian violence that, in August 2008, killed more than 100 Christians in the Kandhamal district of India’s Odisha State; the violence damaged or destroyed 300 churches and 6,000 homes, with 50,000 people ending up displaced. A nun was gang raped. Tarun Kumar Nayak, 19, is […]

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Interviews

Fiji: “God has heard the cry of my people”

10 Aug , 2018  

  An interview with Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva The Fiji Archipelago in the southern Pacific is a renowned destination for divers and tourists, above all from Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Its capital city, Suva, is also the commercial and political centre of Fiji. However, what few people realise is that […]

Feature Stories

From Colombia, a story of forgiveness without limits

8 Aug , 2018  

PASTORA MIRA GARCÍA, through acts of Christian love and forgiveness in the face of hatred and violence, has become one of Colombia’s best-known women of faith as her nation is still grappling with the aftermath of decades of unrelenting violence. The past 60 years saw an armed struggle involving Marxist guerillas, government troops and extreme […]