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Abuja - "The government has spent billions to purchase all kinds of gadgets. No matter the amount of money spent it cannot solve the problem of security", said His Eminence Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, at a press conference with media in the aftermath of the new attacks carried out by the Boko Haram sect in northern Nigeria . The Cardinal stressed 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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Juba - The Diocese of Malakal has been completely destroyed because of the fighting between the two rival factions of the SPLM , respectively led by President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. This was denounced by the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese, Mgr. Roko Taban Musa, in his homily during Sunday Mass which he presided in the parish of St. Kizito in…
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Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Monday morning in the chapel of the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta residence. In remarks following the readings of the day, the Holy Father spoke of the Church as a divinely ordained institution in which some individuals – the men who answer the call to become priests and bishops – are specially anointed to serve the people of God. The Pope…
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Pope Francis met with participants at a national conference sponsored by the Italian Women’s Centre, which is due to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation in October of this year. The Italian Women’s Centre (Centro Italiano Femminile, or CIF) was set up in 1944 as a federation of Catholic women’s associations. It was established in response to the need for guidance on civic and…
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The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., confirmed on Friday that Pope Francis has begun work on a draft text on the topic of ecology, which could become an encyclical. But, Father Lombardi said, the project is in an early stage, so it is too early to make any prediction about the timing of possible publication. Father Lombardi said it…
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