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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.

Spanish priest a good shepherd for ex-Khmer Rouge

Spanish priest a good shepherd for ex-Khmer Rouge

by: George Wright, Cambodia-UCAN in Missions,
Within weeks of the collapse of the final remnants of the Khmer Rouge in late 1998, Father Enrique Figaredo, also known as "Kike" or "The Bishop of the Wheelchair," went to visit some of the movement's last-standing cadres after hearing they needed assistance.
Message for the Solemnity of the heart of Mary

Message for the Solemnity of the heart of Mary

by: Mathew Vattamattam - Claret.org in Claretian Spirituality,

As Claretian missionaries, we are born of her heart, formed, and accompanied by the same heart. As Pope Saint John Paul II observed in his Redemptor Hominis, “the mystery of the Redemption took shape beneath the heart of the Virgin of Nazareth when she pronounced her ‘fiat’.

A Story That Needs to Be Heard; The Heart of Nuba (Sudan)

A Story That Needs to Be Heard; The Heart of Nuba (Sudan)

by: Ken Carlson, Director and Producer of The Heart of Nuba in Missions,

A truck carrying a year’s worth of medical supplies, vaccines, and food to the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where Dr. Tom is the sole surgeon for nearly one million people, had been hijacked and raided.  The clock was ticking loudly.  The rainy season was less than three weeks out. Once it began, there would be no movement possible. People would die.

Jesuits end decades of water shortages in Timor-Leste

Jesuits end decades of water shortages in Timor-Leste

by: Siktus Harson and Thomas Ora, Dili - UCAN in Missions,

According to a 2015 census, more than 830,000 of Timor-Leste's 1.1 million people live in rural areas. About 78 percent of people living in urban areas have access to clean water, but only 64 percent of people do in rural areas, according to Rui de Sousa, director of Timor-Leste National Water and Sanitation Services.

PARISHIONERS’ FURY OVER CHURCH CLOSURE IN WALES

PARISHIONERS’ FURY OVER CHURCH CLOSURE IN WALES

by: The Tablet - 5 Jan, 2018 in Missions,

A church in Wales, which recently marked its centenary with a Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Wrexham, Peter Brignall, is to close in February, he has announced. Parishioners at St Michael & All Angels Church in Conwy spoke of their “devastation” after a letter was read out, the weekend before Christmas, announcing the last Mass would take place there on 11 February.

Philippine soldiers charged for priest's murder

Philippine soldiers charged for priest's murder

by: Mark Saludes and Joe Torres - UCANews in Missions,

The Philippines' Department of Justice has ordered the filing of charges against two ranking military men and several members of a militia group for the murder of an Italian priest in Mindanao. Father Fausto Tentorio, a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions who had worked with tribal people since 1978, was shot dead inside his church compound in Arakan town on Oct. 17, 2011.

Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress

Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress

by: Katharina R. Lestari, Dili - UCAN in Missions,
Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress Bishop of Dili says govt recognizes the Catholic Church as partner in serving the people Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress 
 World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday

by: Fr. Joseph Santiago cmf in Missions,

Today vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ. For this reason, the mission ad gentes continues to be most urgent. All the members of the Church are called to participate in this mission, for the Church is missionary by her very nature: she was born “to go forth”. World Mission Sunday is one of the most special days in the global Catholic Church. It unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, mutual friendship and support; both spiritual and material. It is a celebration of grace and joy.

Jesuits commit to build peace in South Asia

Jesuits commit to build peace in South Asia

by: ucanews.com reporter, New Delhi in Missions,

Father George Pattery, Jesuit provincial of South Asia, said in written statement that regional superiors had specifically vowed to respond effectively, through their ministries, to an alarming rise of fundamentalism within the region.

Spread the Word: Evangelical Mission of the Parish.

Spread the Word: Evangelical Mission of the Parish.

by: Paul Cannon and Sharon Beech - The Tablet in Missions,

 In recent years, we have become familiar with the term “missionary disciple” – a term that is used throughout Evangelii Gaudium (the “Joy of the Gospel”), the first of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortations. This term is used boldly to emphasise the mutual importance of the need both for a relationship with our Lord and the need to serve him in this world by serving our brothers and sisters.