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.
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Here comes Fr.Joy all the way from Uganda with lots of love warm regards and season’s greetings. Hope that you are doing pretty well in spite of the hard and alarming economic times around you.
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. From the 17 – 23rd of October 2011, the Catholic Parish of The Transfiguration of the Lord in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia, Russian Federation) celebrate its 100 years as a church. The parish is currently entrusted to the Claretian Missionaries.
“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.”
A coalition of 38 aid agencies, Tuesday September 6, called on donors not to squander the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. The call came as new violence increased emergency needs.
“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.