Pope Francis gives the homily during Mass on World Mission Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica on October 20. Photo: CNS
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Make disciples for Christ not yourself pope says

VATICAN (CNS): “What instructions does the Lord give us for going forth to others? Only…

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Ecological sin: Idea of updating catechism sparks debate
A worker in Krefeld, Germany, sorts used nonrechargeable lithium-ion batteries in preparation for recycling. File photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis’ announcement that the Catechism of the Catholic Church would be updated to include a definition of Read more

Caring for common home requires deep ecological conversion synod says
A fisherman casts his net among treetops at the edge of the Belo Monte Dam reservoir, near Altamira, Brazil. But the once-rich fishing grounds yield far fewer fish than before an fishermen are constantly snagging their nets on submerged trees. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The “unprecedented” environmental and social crisis in the Amazon calls for “a deep personal, social and structural conversion” Read more

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Sister Weiler speaks at a news conference after a session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican on October 11. Photo: CNS
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Loving neighbour implies caring for earth

VATICAN (CNS): The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological…

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Synod is not a parliament says pope
Pope Francis leads a session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican on October 8. Photo: CNS/Vatican Media

VATICAN CITY (Agencies): The Synod for the Amazon “has four dimensions: The pastoral dimension, the cultural dimension, the social dimension Read more

Amazonia – accompanying diversities for unity

Unity of the Church does not mean uniformity, instead unity is celebrated where diversity is accommodated and appreciated. This is the story of the Church in Read more

Celibacy is a gift not an obstacle priest says

Father Justino Sarmento Rezende, an expert in indigenous spirituality from Brazil, at a news conference to discuss the Synod of Read more

Thieves steal statues used at synod prayer and throw them in Tiber river

ROME (CNS): Two men entered the Church of St. Mary in Traspontina near the Vatican early on October 21 and Read more

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How can I gain spiritual wisdom?

It is helpful if we can attend more teaching programmes sponsored by the parish like…

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Look with optimistic eyes

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As a new wave of infections hits the city …

I  felt sad when I heard that there was a community outbreak of Covid-19 in Hong Kong. In June, I Read more

Proud farmer

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Father Edwin Gariguez. Photo: UCAN/Mark Saludes
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Promoting Laudato Si’ in the Philippines

MANILA (UCAN): Church and civil society groups in the Philippines have entered into a partnership…

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No solution and no redemption in death penalty Duterte told
Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address to a socially-distanced gathering at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on July 27. Photo: Presidential Communications Operations Office

MANILA (UCAN): In his State of the Nation Address on July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, tried to present the Read more

Caritas Philippines chief questions Duterte’s priorities
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MANILA (UCAN): Bishop Jose Bagaforo of Kidapawan, said that Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, failed to unite the Filipino people against Read more

‘Sue us’ Duterte spokesperson told after criticising pastoral letter
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MANILA (CNS): Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the archdiocese of Manila, defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the Read more

Duterte’s SONA address less than inspiring

MANILA (SE): On July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) spending about Read more

Philippine police disturb Mass at Quiapo church to grab publicity material
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Mission ambassadors on a pilgrimage to Sai Kung led by Father Benedict Lam.
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Mission ambassadors equipped to evangelise

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Make disciples for Christ not yourself pope says
Pope Francis gives the homily during Mass on World Mission Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica on October 20. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): “What instructions does the Lord give us for going forth to others? Only one, and it’s very simple: Read more

Mission Sunday calls on faithful to be the face of Christ

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Appeal from the Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus
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