World Mission Magazine wins at the Catholic Mass Media Awards 2017. See the photos here →

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Antonio Carlos, Editor

As we enter the month of October, it is good to remember the upcoming celebration of World Mission Sunday, on the 22nd. This year, the Pope’s message to mark this important event reiterates the truth that “the Church is missionary by nature.”

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World Mission receives award for Best Family-oriented magazine

World Mission magazine was awarded the Best-Family oriented magazine trophy at the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) on October 25, in Manila.  

This is the fourth time World Mission, a publication of the Comboni Missionaries in the Philippines, wins the trophy in this category.

The theme of this year’s CMMA was “Fear not, for I am with you (Isaiah 43:5): Communicating hope and trust in our time”, based on the Social Communication Day message of Pope Francis.

In his special message, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, CMMA honorary chairman, said communication “is an impulse of the human person; to be a person is to communicate.”

For communication of hope and trust to be meaningful, he explained, a communicator must have “a heart that knows how to hope, a heart that is trusting.” Without a “conversion of the heart, communication is reduced to techniques for manipulation,” he added.

The CMMA was established in 1978 by the late Manila Archbishop Jaime L. Cardinal Sin to pay tribute to “those who are serving God through the mass media.”

The Catholic Mass Media Awards is the most prestigious award-giving body in the Philippines, joined by personalities in the fields of television, radio, print media, music, cinema and the internet.

In This Issue

How is your parish?

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The parish as communion of communities

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BECs among indigenous peoples

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The scourge of corruption

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Missionary in the land of blue skies

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A priest to the last

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Mission at the foot of the volcano

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Digital and interpersonal communications

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Mission at the heart of faith

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World Touch

WATER: Over 180 million people lack drinking water

More than 180 million people do not have access to basic drinking water in countries affected by conflict, violence and instability around the world, UNICEF warned.

VATICAN: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh

Pope Francis will travel to Myanmar from 27 to 30 November and from November 30 to December 2 he will be in Bangladesh, the Vatican Press Office announced.

NORTH KOREA: Christianity grows despite persecution

North Korea’s underground Christian community is thriving despite followers of Christ suffering horrific torture and brutal deaths at the hands of the communist government.

SOUTH KOREA: Stop the nuclear escalation

In a message sent to the South Korean people, the bishops slammed Pyongyang’s missile tests, but also warned all the “unreasonable provocations” that can increase the tension.


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