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

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.

The Migrants Who Seek A Welcome

The turning away of 629 migrants by Italy and Malta signals a growing trend of discrimination and rejection of the poor and wretched from the Middle East and Africa by Europe and the U.S. Yet Spanish…

Water Shortage Means Food Shortage

No, it’s not dwindling land areas that poses the biggest threat to food security, it’s water shortage. The challenge, according to specialists, is to get sufficient water to produce food.

A History Made of Names

A group of Comboni Missionaries and Comboni Lay Missionaries are networking with associations, organizations and movements in an effort to defend the rights of immigrants and refugees who arrive at…

Support Rural Farmers

Enough food is globally produced to feed everyone, yet 815 million people go hungry. Can we have enough food to meet the needs of the world’s population? To ensure global food security, agriculture…

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