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Kidnapped Missionaries Released in Cameroon
Last edited 3rd June 2014

From Cameroon to northern Italy and from Montreal to the Vatican, statements expressing "great joy" accompanied the news that a Canadian sister of Notre-Dame and two Italian missionary priests were released unharmed almost two months after being kidnapped in northern Cameroon.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 1-8 June 2014
Last edited 4th June 2014

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years, in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity. By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one." (cf. John 17:21)

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Experts from Africa and Asia to join Vatican's Commission for Protection of Minors
Last edited 2nd June 2014

In the past 10 years, the Vatican defrocked 848 priests for case of sexual abuse. For Father Hans Zollner, member of the Vatican's Commission for the Protection of Minors, these figures talk about a harsh reality, but also about hope.

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What is Right? - A Discussion with Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence and Bishop Anthony Fisher
Last edited 1st June 2014

Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence and Bishop Anthony Fisher discuss the topic "What is Right" during a farewell event for Rabbi Lawrence at the Great Synagogue in Sydney, 29 May 2014.

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Palestinian, Israeli Leaders to Pray with Pope at Vatican June 8
Last edited 29th May 2014

An encounter among Pope Francis, the Palestinian president, and the Israeli president at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land has been set for June 8, the Holy See has announced.

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Call to the priesthood
Last edited 29th May 2014

A look at ordinations in the U.S. through the eyes of two new Dominican priests.


Catholic Church grows at a faster rate than the global population
Last edited 29th May 2014

According to the latest statistics from the Vatican, there are now 1.229 billion baptized people in the world, a ten percent increase since 2005. The Church has grown the fastest in Africa, where the number of Catholics increased by 29 percent. Meanwhile, Europe was the only region with a decrease in growth. The figures, gathered in December 2012 and released recently, show that the number of priests changed from 406,000 in 2005, to 414,000. Bishops showed a similar growth rate, reaching 5,000 today, while seminarians topped 120,000.


Muslim Activist Saves a Christian from Blasphemy Charges in Pakistan
Last edited 27th May 2014

A "success" story with a happy ending thanks to the intervention of " a Muslim activist, who saved the life of an innocent young Christian" who "is not even able to read". This is what Suneel Malik, Director of Peace and Human Development Foundation ( Phd ) tells AsiaNews, commenting on the latest case of false blasphemy charges that occurred in recent days in Faisalabad in Punjab.

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Emeritus Bishop of Parramatta Kevin Manning addresses Australian Federation of Islamic Councils 50th Anniversary Congress Dinner
Last edited 27th May 2014

Celebrating the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) 50th Anniversary Congress Dinner at Parliament House this evening 27 May 2014, Bishop Kevin Manning DD Emeritus Bishop of Parramatta addresses the five pillars common to Islam and Christianity.

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Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Accept Invitation for Peace Meeting at Vatican
Last edited 25th May 2014

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that they have accepted Pope Francis’ invitation to join him at the Vatican for an encounter of prayer. Pope Francis issued his invitation at the close of a papal mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square on May 25, asking both men “to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace. I offer my home in the Vatican as a place for this encounter of prayer.”

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