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Day: September 2, 2014

Archbishop of Douala on their "ad limina" visit: Church in Cameroon is growing

(Vatican Radio) The Archbishop of Douala and President of the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, Most Rev. Samuel Kleda says he is optimistic about the growth and the prospects of the Catholic Church in Cameroon. He said this during an interview with Vatican Radio’s Fr. Jean-Pierre Bodjoko, SJ, of the French Africa Service. “Our joy is to…
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U.S. Bishops: Special Collection for the persecuted minorities in Middle East

(Vatican Radio)  Catholic bishops in the U.S. are organizing a special collection to help Christians and other persecuted minorities in the Middle East. Please find below the press release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):  “The bishops of the United States will express their solidarity with Christians and other minorities in the Middle…
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Pope Francis sends letter on anniversary of Beslan siege

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a letter to the residents of the town of Beslan in Russia which is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Belan school hostage crisis this week. Listen to this report by Lydia O’Kane. This week 10 years ago the lives of hundreds of Russian students, their parents and teachers…
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Pope Francis sends video message to Interreligious Match for Peace

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a video message on Monday evening to Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, where some of football’s best known players – past and present – were facing off in the Interreligious Match for Peace, a charity event he suggested to Inter Milan’s Javier Zanetti earlier this year. The Holy Father apologized to the…
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Pope at Santa Marta: The authority of Christian identity

(Vatican Radio) A Christian’s authority comes from the Holy Spirit, not from human wisdom or degrees in theology, said Pope Francis at morning Mass Tuesday, as he explained that Christian identity is having the Spirit of Christ, not the “spirit of the world”. The people were astonished at Christ’s teaching because he spoke with authority.…
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