Nairobi - "We have noted with concern and there seems to be evidence that most of students involved in burning of schools are vulnerable children some coming from dysfunctional families, others are orphans", said His Exc. Mgr. Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Bishop of Nakuru and Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops-Commission for Education and Religious Education who has called on the government to hire…
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The Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has called on Nigerians to promote mutual trust and not allow evil people sow seeds of discord and misery in the land. The Cardinal made the call in a homily he preached at the funeral Mass of the late emeritus Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Athanasius Usuh. The Mass took place recently at the Cathedral of…
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Pope Francis made a private pilgrimage on Thursday to the Italian town of Assisi and spoke about the importance of forgiveness, saying only the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world. He lamented that “too many people are caught up in resentment and harbour hatred because they are incapable of forgiving.” “These people,” he went on, “ruin their own lives and…
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 Pope Francis released on Tuesday a video message on his universal prayer intentions for August where he speaks of his desire that sports may build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace. Watch the Pope’s video message which was delivered in his native Spanish: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMfsnLsekQU English translation of his message: Sports, a culture of encounter Sports make it possible to…
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Pope Francis has told young people that he doesn’t know whether he will still be around for the next World Youth Day, “but Peter certainly will”. In the last address of his 5-day visit to Poland as he thanked World Youth Day volunteers for their hard work, the Pope handed over his prepared remarks and spoke off-the-cuff, touching on a number of questions. He reminded…
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Dear young people, you have come to Krakow to meet Jesus. Today’s Gospel speaks to us of just such a meeting between Jesus and a man named Zacchaeus, in Jericho (cf. Lk 19:1-10). There Jesus does not simply preach or greet people; as the Evangelist tells us, he passed through the city (v. 1). In other words, Jesus wants to draw near to us personally,…
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