Pro-Sri Lankan government activists stormed a meeting between families of the disappeared and foreign diplomats in Colombo on Monday evening. The pro-government mob, led by a group of Buddhist monks, forcibly entered the meeting and threatened the Tamil participants.
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The winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, who died in November 2013, apparently left instructions that her library of over 3,000 books should be sent to the Zimbabwe capital, the New Zimbabwe website reports.
What should be a matter of outrage and great moral concern for every Filipino, and for every decent human being, is the revelation made by Human Rights Watch that a death squad in Mindanao has been on a killing rampage, targeting even street children as young as nine years old. The killings were allegedly carried out on the orders of the former mayor of the city of Tagum in Mindanao.
August 15, 2014 Pope Francis met young Catholics from across the region on Friday as Asia Youth Day kicked off in Solmoe, the birthplace of Korean Catholicism. Pope prays that God may 'light up the life of this vast continent'
The Bishop of Manchester has urged the government to offer asylum to thousands of Christians in northern Iraq
Some 30,000 Christians are thought to have fled Mosul since the city was seized by the Islamic State militant group. It has told them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. The Right Reverend David Walker told the BBC that UK involvement in the Iraq war meant it had a moral obligation.
The experience of Christian communities, Catholic and otherwise, confirms that making no plans for growth results in little or no growth every time and such complacency even places communities at risk of decline as the surrounding culture changes and becomes less open to the offer of faith.
The International Catholic Film Festival. The aim of the festival is to give space and visibili The aim of the festival is to give space and visibility to producers and directors of feature films, documentaries, docu-fiction, television series and short films, to promote the "positive models and universal moral values” which are therefore consistent with Christianity.
Invocation: The revolution is here: The organisation’s creator and Executive director Chris Smith speaks to Aleteia about the revolutionary organisation and the secret to its success. “Ultimately what we do is we try to help young people everywhere to hear, recognise, discern and then respond to the call of Christ in their lives.
Pope urges us to “fly the nest” and tell the Good News to the world. He invites us to make a noise and be less afraid of making mistakes, surprise the world as God constantly surprises us. He adds that this is relevant for all of us, not just the young. We are all are able to hold this passion for God’s life.
On the Lord’s Team! A Reflection on Sports Providing an Image of the Christian Life. The World Cup captured a lot of attention these past few weeks. I puzzle a bit as to the popularity of soccer since it seems that almost no one ever scores.
Monastic life could make surprise comeback in age of Twitter, Pope Francis aide. Pace of life in 21st century increases craving for silence, says Vatican’s evangelism chief as he joins British would-be monks and nuns.
“The extraordinary thing about the sisters right now is their commitment, regardless of the danger, to stand with their people and not abandon them,” Markham said.The sisters are well aware of the danger in their situation, especially now that ISIS controls Mosul, at least for the time being. All anyone can do for them is pray.
Could the Stations of the Resurrection be highlighted in churches in the same way as the Stations of the Cross? Draw pictures, or create some sculptures, for each station.The Stations of Light draw together stories from the Gospel that follow Jesus after the Resurrection…
During the wide-ranging hour-long press conference on the papal plane back from the Holy Land, the Holy Father also revealed he is to make a two-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January next year, according to Vatican Insider.
It is generally accepted as fact that British sailors and engineers working in the tin mines of Rio Tinto introduced the game of football into Spain. The first official club, Huelva Recreation Club, was founded in 1878 in Andalucia. But there were the English priests who taught Real Madrid a football lesson.
The guidelines follow a call from Pope Francis for Catholics to take the church’s message out “into digital highways”. In an echo of the original 10 Commandments, the instructions warn the faithful never to “bear false witness on the internet”