A GRANDE BOOK LAUNCH IN ABUJA : “SEEKING COMMON GROUNDS” - JOHN CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN By Sr Kemi Akinleye, fsp The book launch took place on the 8th of February 2014 at NICON LUXURY Hotel, Abuja. It was part of a three-phase celebration of the 70th birthday of John Cardinal Onaiyekan. He turned 70 on the 29th of January 2014 but was in Rome on the…
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Confirmation is a sacrament that completes our bond with Christ and His Church: that’s what Pope Francis told tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered Wednesday for the weekly General Audience. The Pope, bundled up in a white winter coat on this frigid and overcast day, continued his catechesis on the seven Sacraments, telling the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square that Confirmation is “linked inseparably…
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Directors and staff of Italy’s national broadcaster, RAI, met with Pope Francis on Saturday in the context of its double-anniversary year. The broadcaster is marking its 90th anniversary in radio and its 60th anniversary in television. During their audience in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope took the occasion to remind broadcasters of their responsibility to maintain high ethical standards and to produce media that…
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Juba - "We are heart-broken to see what was purely a political problem in the ruling party, SPLM , quickly slides into an ethnic one on a rapid and frightening scale", said a statement sent to Fides Agency by the South Sudan Council of the Church , the body that brings together the major Christian denominations in South Sudan, including the Catholic Church. Since mid-December…
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Scandals in the Church happen because there is no living relationship with God and His Word. Thus, corrupt priests, instead of giving the Bread of Life, give a poisoned meal to the holy people of God: that’s what Pope Francis affirmed in his homily Thursday morning during the Mass celebrated in the Santa Marta guesthouse. Commenting on the day's reading and responsorial Psalm which recount…
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A Holy See delegation has concluded a hearing at the United Nations on implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child, describing it as an “important and fruitful, interactive dialogue” on dealing with child protection. Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna, who has long experience of dealing with abuse cases as the former Promoter of Justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told…
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