BURUNDI : “Christianity is a religion of witnesses” Amélie de La Hougue – ACN International
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BURUNDI : “Christianity is a religion of witnesses” Amélie de La Hougue – ACN International

BURUNDI “Christianity is a religion of witnesses”    Since April of 2015 and since President Pierre Nkurunziza declared himself willing to run for a third term of office, Burundi has been experiencing a severe political crisis that has claimed the lives of hundreds and caused the exile of thousands of people. The Conference of Catholic...

“Christian-Muslim Relations Vital” –  Interview with Bishop Michel Aoun – ACN International
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“Christian-Muslim Relations Vital” –  Interview with Bishop Michel Aoun – ACN International

“Christian-Muslim Relations Vital” – Interview with Bishop Michel Aoun   On Oct. 13, 2017, following Pope Francis’ meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Rafic Harir, the Holy See Press Office released a statement, saying the two leaders agreed on “the value of collaboration between Christians and Muslims to promote peace and justice, taking into consideration the...

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Pope’s address to government and diplomats

Pope’s address to government and diplomats     APOSTOLIC  VISIT  OF  POPE FRANCIS  TO  MYANMAR   Address of the Holy Father to Government authorities, civil societies and the Diplomatic Corps Myanmar International Convention Centre Nay Pyi Taw, Tuesday 28 November 2017     Madam State Counsellor, Honorable Government and other Authorities, Your Eminence, My Brother...

MYANMAR: Highlights of the Apostolic  Visit – ACN Malta
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MYANMAR: Highlights of the Apostolic  Visit – ACN Malta

MYANMAR Highlights of the Apostolic  Visit  Pope Francis landed in Yangon  on 27 Nov for the first phase of his third tour of Asia, to Myanmar and Bangladesh. He visited two cities in Myanmar before moving on to Dhaka in Bangladesh, where he stayed till 2 Dec. Pope Francis said his aim in coming to...

CZECH REPUBLIC: A year of national pilgrimages to mark the 100th Fatima anniversary – ACN International
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CZECH REPUBLIC: A year of national pilgrimages to mark the 100th Fatima anniversary – ACN International

CZECH REPUBLIC A year of national pilgrimages to mark the 100th Fatima anniversary In the Czech Republic, the most atheistic country in Europe, the Catholic Church felt it important to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions with its own special all-year-round nationwide pilgrimages. The pilgrims in Fatima who arrived early on 13 September at...

Pope’s message to Bangladesh
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Pope’s message to Bangladesh

Pope’s message to Bangladesh Pope Francis sent a video message to Bangladesh in which he says that he comes “as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” and also wishes “to encounter the entire population” and is “especially keen to meet Religious Leaders in Ramona.”  The message was sent just ahead of his upcoming...

Nuncio to UN demands justice for victims of Islamic State –  ACN Malta
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Nuncio to UN demands justice for victims of Islamic State –  ACN Malta

Nuncio to UN demands justice for victims of Islamic State   Persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq deserve a better future after suffering at the hands of the Islamic State group. That was the message of Archbishop Bernadito Auza, the apostolic nuncio leading the Holy See’s permanent observer mission to the U.N. Auza was...

IRAQ: “The Pope is close to us, even when he is not here” – Marta Petrosillo and Karla Sponar – ACN International
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IRAQ: “The Pope is close to us, even when he is not here” – Marta Petrosillo and Karla Sponar – ACN International

IRAQ “The Pope is close to us, even when he is not here” Papal donation from Lamborghini auction gives Iraqi Christians courage “Iraqi Christians were deeply moved by the gesture of the Holy Father,” said Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon Louis Raphaël I Sako to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Pope Francis has...