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

Mission in the Hidden Amazon

A Comboni Missionary living in the US, Father Joseph Bragotti, worked in San Luis Petén mission in Guatemala. He went back for a visit and took a pilgrimage to Tikal, the ruins of an ancient city, in…

The Most Catholic Country

Pope Francis intends to visit Timor-Leste later this year turning the spotlight on a young country still struggling from its violent past that has nevertheless preserved a vigorous faith.

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…

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