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Out of 12 small groups, five are in favour, four against, three others would leave the decision to the Pope or to a universal synod. There is agreement over environmental problems and the violence endured by indigenous people. The contribution of women to evangelisation must be valued. One proposal calls for an "Amazonian rite".

| 18/10/2019
| VATICAN
by Bernardo Cervellera

In the secular and religious media the sense of mission is reduced to things to do, acts of charity, ideological positions. Silence shrouds the "why" a missionary gives his or her life. The passion and the desire that the peoples know the love of Jesus Christ allows a prophetic impulse capable of perceiving and helping the development and destiny of peoples.

| 18/10/2019
| VATICAN
by Alberto Caccaro

The ceremony will be led by Card Becciu in the cathedral of Crema. Fr Cremonesi spent more than 30 years of his life on mission in what was then Burma. He was called "perpetual motion" because of his restlessness and passion for evangelisation. “if I were born a thousand times, I’d go back on mission a thousand times,” he said. The faithful acknowledged his martyrdom right away.

| 17/10/2019
| VATICAN – MYANMAR – ITALY

The UN estimates that some 40,000 people died under Mahinda Rajapaksa, the candidate's brother. Gotabhaya is the frontrunner in the 16 November election.

 

| 16/10/2019
| SRI LANKA

"Today we ask for the grace to be amazed by the surprises of God, not to hinder His creativity, but to recognize and favor the ever new ways through which the Risen One pours His Spirit into the world and attracts hearts making Himself known as the" Lord of all "(Acts 10:36)".

| 16/10/2019
| VATICAN

In his message for today's World Food Day, Francis states that having 820 million hungry people live side by side 700 million overweight people shows the need to return to simplicity and sobriety.

 

| 16/10/2019
| VATICAN

Abp. Sebastian Shaw made all the country's bells ring for peace. Both India and Pakistan possess the atomic bomb. For years they have threatened to drop it on the neighbor to definitively resolve the dispute over Kashmir.

 

| 16/10/2019
| PAKISTAN

There is a call to set up a permanent episcopal body to promote synodality in the Amazon and a permanent observatory for human rights and the protection of the region. The issue of viri probati continues to take centre stage.

| 15/10/2019
| VATICAN

“We must learn to accuse ourselves: ‘I did this, I think this way, wickedly ... I am envious; I would like to destroy that ...’. What is inside, ours, and tell ourselves, before God.” “This spiritual exercise is not commonplace, it is not usual, but let us try to do it”.

 

| 15/10/2019
| VATICAN
by Melani Manel Perera

The initiative aims to encourage Catholics to pray for the presidential elections on 16 November. The ceremony took place on 13 October at Ekala-Jaela parish. Members of the World Apostolate of Fatima also participated.

| 15/10/2019
| SRI LANKA
by Sumon Corraya

Employers point to higher production costs for lay-offs. For the national workers' federation, redundancies are not a problem because most workers ‘found a new job in another company". Bangladesh risks being overtaken by Vietnam in garment exports.

| 15/10/2019
| BANGLADESH

Frenchwoman Esther Duflo (his wife) and to the American Michael Kremer also awarded. The experimental approach in the scholastic field has improved the lives of five million Indian students. In the medical field, many countries have introduced subsidies for disease prevention.

| 15/10/2019
| INDIA
by Anna Chiara Filice

The nun is the founder of the congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Kerala. Today more than 1,500 women religious work in India, Germany, Italy and Ghana. Of noble origins, the saint chose a life of penance and prayer. She opened the first school for girls in the state. She realised the value of the family to break caste discrimination.

| 14/10/2019
| VATICAN – INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Renuka Singh is elected to the ranks of the Hindu nationalist ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh. In Madhya Pradesh there is a strict anti-conversion law that provides for severe penalties for tribal conversions. Christians in all of India are just 2.3%.

 

| 14/10/2019
| INDIA
Vatican, canonization Mass of St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan
The Extraordinary Missionary Month in the Archdiocese of Calcutta
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