BRAZIL’S COMBONI MISSIONARIES HOLD SEMINAR ON EVANGELISATION AND SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Created on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 06:46 3 December 2014 – The Comboni Missionaries in Brazil held a three days seminar on the theme of ‘evangelisation and socio-environmental justice’. The meeting took place in Manaus, at the heart of the Amazon rain forest, on 15-17 November 2014. Participants came mainly from missions spread across the vast Brazilian Amazon rain forest. […]

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CHURCH SERVICES RESUME IN MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN

Created on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 06:17 2 December 2014 – For the first time since the beginning of the current crisis in South Sudan on 15 December 2013 the Holy Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s church in Malakal. Altogether the Catholic parishes that have been reopened in Malakal count three. This includes St. Joseph’s cathedral and Christ the […]

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POPE FRANCIS & PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW SIGN JOINT DECLARATION

Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 08:09 1 December 2014 – (Vatican Radio) – Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the Orthodox world, on Sunday signed a Joint Declaration reaffirming their desire to overcome the obstacles dividing their two Churches. The two leaders also deplored the terrible situation facing Christians and all who are suffering […]

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PEOPLE'S EXPECTATIONS OF BEING CHURCH

  Created on Sunday, 20 May 2012 14:28 PEOPLE’S EXPECTATIONS OF BEING CHURCH   Angelo Lokoyome   Before and after the independence of the Sudan on January 1, 1956   , and South Sudan on July 9, 2011, the Church, as records and history tell us, has been positively involved in delivering services for the benefit of all in the […]

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FROM COLONIAL BACKWATER TO AN INDEPENDENT STATE

  Created on Sunday, 20 May 2012 14:30 FROM COLONIAL BACKWATER TO AN INDEPENDENT STATE REFLECTIONS ON THE HISTORY OF SOUTH SUDAN   Øystein H. Rolandsen, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)   Introduction   The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, was born on 9 July 2011.   This was a seminal event that many had hoped for, but most feared […]

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THE CALL TO RELIGIOUS FOR THE AFRICAN SYNOD

Created on Sunday, 20 May 2012 09:22 The Call of the Second African Synod to Religious in ROSS 1: In General and in Regard to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace   Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ   TWO PRELIMINARY REMARKS:   Reconciliation, Justice and Peace (RJP) is integral to the mission of the church. It is the “specific mission” of the church […]

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AFRICAE MUNUS AND WHAT IS AT STAKE

Created on Sunday, 20 May 2012 09:25 Written by Fr Daniele AFRICAE MUNUS AND WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR MISSION IN THE CHURCH-FAMILY OF GOD IN AFRICA Richard Kuuia Baawobr (Missionary of Africa).   At the end of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops (4-25 October 2009),   we all read the final message of […]

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THE CHALLENGES TO THE PRINCIPAL AGENTS

Created on Sunday, 20 May 2012 09:27 Written by Fr Daniele AFRICAE MUNUS: PART II   THE CHALLENGES TO THE PRINCIPAL AGENTS OF RECONCILIATION, JUSTICE AND PEACE   Sr. Helena Mwapiti Amwaandangi, MSC   1. Introduction In reading the document, I have found ‘Africae Munus’ encouraging, energizing, empowering and at the same time challenging.   The word ‘Munus’, being translated […]

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