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Behind this project of spreading the World of God there are 3100 missionaries. We are the Claretian Missionaries founded in Spain but now working with a great variety of ministries in 63 countries.

Heroic nun beats bullies to save children in India

Heroic nun beats bullies to save children in India

by: Saji Thomas - UCAN, Bhopal in Missions,
As the sari-clad nun sat on the floor of the rail station platform teaching abandoned children, some men approached offering help. Soon, from their gestures and words, Sister Clara Animuttil realized they took her for a sex worker. The 53-year-old laughed as she recalled the event 18 years ago at Itarsi Railway Station in central India. It was when she first began her work with destitute children living there.
Japanese Catholics celebrate anniversary of hidden communities

Japanese Catholics celebrate anniversary of hidden communities

by: ucanews.com reporter, Tokyo in Missions,

Catholics in southern Japan are remembering when two of their hidden communities discovered each other 150 years ago during a time of persecution. In March 1865, while Christianity was still banned in Japan, a French missionary discovered hidden Catholics in Nagasaki. For more than 200 years they had kept their faith in secret and lived without any priests. 

China World Heritage bid for St. Francis Xavier site

China World Heritage bid for St. Francis Xavier site

by: ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong in Missions,

Catholic pilgrims hoping to visit the original gravesite of St. Francis Xavier on China's Shangchuan Island on his feast day Dec. 3 will find the site closed for renovation as part of a bid for the UNESCO World Heritage listing. Pope Pius X declared Francis Xavier as a patron saint of all foreign missions.

Pope announces that Mary will be the focus of WYD 2017

Pope announces that Mary will be the focus of WYD 2017

by: Catholic News Service in Missions,

Pope Francis has chosen a focus on Mary for the next World Youth Day celebrations, which will be held in dioceses in 2017 and 2018 and with an international gathering in Panama in 2019. The Pontiff said that the Mother of Jesus is 'a role model to be imitated'.

Mongolia's first native priest

Mongolia's first native priest

by: UCANews in Missions,

Mongolia's first native priest speaks about his mission Catholicism has a patchy history in Mongolia but Father Enkh Baatar wants to change that  It was a historic moment for the Mongolian Catholic Church when the country's first native priest was ordained on Aug. 28. Father Joseph Enkh Baatar, 29, could be the first local to be ordained in a millennium.

Controls on religion inside Tibet have intensified

Controls on religion inside Tibet have intensified

by: ucanews.com reporter, Beijing in Missions,

Gyaltsen Norbu, the Panchen Lama installed by the Chinese government, has called for tighter controls over monks to ensure they follow Buddhist precepts in what is already among the most strictly managed Buddhist societies.  Roaming monks not based at any one temple are particularly prone to breaking precepts, Norbu said in rare public comments on Oct. 25 at the Fourth World Buddhist Forum in Wuxi, near Shanghai.

St. Anthony Mary Claret and his Missionary Zeal

St. Anthony Mary Claret and his Missionary Zeal

by: FR. Ed Broom, omv - Catholic Exchange in Claret,

Pope Francis constantly is challenging a world enveloped in the globalization of indifference that missionary zeal must be enkindled. Jesus reminds us with a heavy heart:  “The harvest is rich, but the laborers are few.” We would like to pay tribute to one missionary saint who should be taken as a splendid model for our modern world, whose feast day we celebrate every year on October 24: St. Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870).