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The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

Missionaries at the Border

The convent of the Comboni Sisters in the West Bank is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall, but the missionary nuns are trying to build bridges of peace rather than walls.

A Priest Held Hostage by ISIS

Father Jacques Mourad is a Syrian-Catholic priest. In 2015, he spent five months as a hostage of jihadist terrorists in Syria. He describes it as a spiritual experience and says it was praying the…

The Miracle of Flores

In Indonesia, with its mainly Muslim population, seminaries are overcrowded with candidates. On the island of Flores lies the world’s largest seminary. More than 1,000 students study at Ledalero, and…

“We Live with People and Suffer with Them”

Pope Francis endeavored to make great gestures at the peace meeting for South Sudan in the Vatican. But the two counterparts, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, have little control over the struggles in the…

Press Freedom Declining in Asia

More incidents of attacks, intimidation and harassment have raised the level of fear among journalists across the region. Asian Church leaders have voiced alarm over press freedom’s decline.

Promoters of Unity

Founded by a young Italian woman, Chiara Lubich, during World War II, this lay movement constitutes possibly the most original initiative in the scenario of contemporary Catholic Church. With members…

A New Pentecost

Many new movements have emerged in the Catholic Church following the Second Vatican Council. They represent the awakening of the laity, the people of God. They came into the open on Pentecost Day in…

‘Nattal’ in Sri Lanka

Inspite of being a predominantly Buddhist country, the people of Sri Lanka celebrate Christmas (Nattal) in their own unique way, using native products. For Sri Lankans, Christmas is a time for…

Nicaraguans Tired of Ortega

In power for twelve years, Daniel Ortega rules without listening to the Nicaraguans. And the people got fed up and rebelled. The Sandinista leader is isolated and does not have many exits.

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