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Central African Republic: Christian and Islamic NGOs Join to Promote Peace

The “Interfaith Partnership for the consolidation of peace in the Central African Republic” (CIPP), a joint project funded by a group of Christian and Islamic NGOs, has been launched to support the peace process in the country, which is making significant progress towards ending the ongoing civil war. The CIPP is sponsored by the Interfaith …

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Kenya: Church Concern About The Closure of Refugee Camps

The Kenyan government’s announcement regarding the closure of the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma has triggered great concern. The Dadaab camp is considered the largest refugee camp in the world, hosting more than 320,000 people mostly from Somalia; while the Kakuma camp welcomes more than 190,000 people. Particular concern has been expressed by Catholic …

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The Archbishop of Portoviejo, Ecuador: “Hospitality and Mercy” to Overcome Discouragement

The Archbishop of Portoviejo, His Exc. Mgr. Lawrence Voltolini, recently spoke about the moments following the 7.8-degree-magnitude earthquake which devastated Ecuador on the evening of Saturday, April 16th. “The experience of the earthquake was really a great trauma for everyone, but especially for the many families who lost their relatives. I think about that father …

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Bishop Chinyemba Admonishes Against Lawlessness in Zambia

As Zambia prepares for its general elections in August, Bishop Evans Chinyemba of Mongu Diocese has called upon authorities in the country to act decisively against political violence and hooliganism perpetrated by youths and party cadres. For Bishop Chinyemba, political cadres, especially those of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Party, now control markets, bus stations, …

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Germany: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

The town of Wittenberg in Germany is at the heart of the Evangelical Church’s celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The official calendar of the German Evangelical Church (EKD) designates 31st October 1517 as the symbolic start of the Lutheran Reformation, when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses rejecting the Catholic practice of …

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Pope Francis: “Missionaries are the ‘evangelization heroes’ of our times”

The Holy Father stressed this during his recent daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, as he discussed the characteristics of men and women who choose to serve the Church as missionaries. The Pontiff drew his inspiration from the day’s reading where Paul takes his leave from the community at Miletus and talks of being …

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