News in Missions

Feast of St. Paul Miki and Companions

Feast of St. Paul Miki and Companions

by: Leonard Foley O.F.M in Missions,

Nagasaki, Japan, is familiar to us today as the city on which the second atomic bomb dropped in 1945 killing hundreds of thousands of people. Three and a half centuries before that, twenty-six martyrs of Japan were crucified on a hill, now known as Holy Mountain, overlooking Nagasaki. 

Missionary’s 50 years in the Philippines come to an end

Missionary’s 50 years in the Philippines come to an end

by: UCAnews in Missions,

Fr Sinnot served mostly in Pagadian, in Mindanao. After more than 50 years, it will be difficult for Irish priest Michael Sinnott to leave the Philippines. “I was delighted when I got my appointment to the Philippines, and I’ve never been sorry ever since,” he said at a going-away party on Tuesday. ”It has been a privilege for me to serve the people of the Philippines.”

Young People Should Speak of Christ without Fear

Young People Should Speak of Christ without Fear

by: VIS in Missions,

 "Like the first Apostles, you too must be missionaries of Christ among your relatives, friends and acquaintances, in the places where you study and work, among the poor and the sick. Speak of His love and goodness with simplicity, without fear. Christ Himself will give you the strength to do so.

Evangelization campaign to launch in 12 European cities

Evangelization campaign to launch in 12 European cities

by: David Kerr - CNA in Missions,

To “promote a renewed evangelization” in traditionally Christian countries which are living in a “progressive secularization of society and a sort of ‘eclipse of the sense of God.’” This year’s “metropolitan missions” are the first of their kind. If deemed successful, they could be introduced elsewhere around the world.

Thousands attend nun’s funeral in Pakur, Jharkhand, India.

Thousands attend nun’s funeral in Pakur, Jharkhand, India.

by: Ajit Paul in Missions,

 “The poor have lost a benefactor. The religious sister was serving the poor, especially tribals, and fighting for justice,” said Cardinal Telesphore Toppo of Ranchi. He said her death brought “shame on the state,” and demanded a high-level investigation to “reveal mysteries behind the murder.”

My generation did not evangelise enough, says Pope

My generation did not evangelise enough, says Pope

by: Carol Glatz - Catholic Herald in Missions,

“We, who have been able to know [Christ] since our youth, may we ask forgiveness because we bring so little of the light of his face to people; so little certainty comes from us that he exists, he’s present and he is the greatness that everyone is waiting for,” the Pope said.