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Pope Francis mourns victims of attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Pope Francis expressed sorrow for the victims of an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt in his Angelus address Sunday. Islamic militants ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christian pilgrims to a desert monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing seven and leaving 19 injured. “I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they are […]

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Letter from the Synod Fathers to Young People:

  In a Letter addressed to young people of the whole world, the Synod Fathers invite the young to “be a brighter future.” We the Synod Fathers now address you, young people of the world, with a word of hope, trust and consolation. In these days, we have gathered together to hear the voice of […]

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UGANDA: Church to Mark 100 years of Martyrdom of Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa

GULU, OCTOBER 19, 2018 (CISA)-The Catholic Church in Uganda is set to mark 100 years of the martyrdom of catechists Daudi Okello, and Jildo Irwa. Preparations towards the celebrations began on October 18 with the main event scheduled for October 20, at Paimol Catholic shrine in the Catholic Diocese of Gulu. Daudi and Jildo were […]

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ROME: African Issues left out of Synod Working Document

VATICAN CITY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 (CISA)-The Archbishop of Durban, South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier has criticized the synods working document on grounds that it does not reflect reality of the African continent. Addressing the press during the ongoing Ordinary General Assembly of the synod of Bishops on Young people, the Faith and Vocational Discernment […]

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Young auditor at Synod: minister to young people where they are

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Exciting moment Yadira said she is excited that she is able to participate in conversations which will “influence what the Pope says to our youth in his exhortation”. She is equally excited about “the way in which the Church will now minister to them where they are in life right now”. Recognise our humanity […]

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Pope to Synod Fathers: don’t allow past mistakes crush your dreams and hopes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Speaking during his homily at an open-air Mass in St. Peter’s Square that inaugurated the 3-week Synod on “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”, Pope Francis called on his brother bishops to heed the voices of young people in the effort to build a better world than that of their elders. He expressed […]

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