» 10/20/2009, 00.00
In 2008, 30 thousand Montagnards became Catholics
The figure emerged during the celebration of World Mission Day. In Vietnam, this year, the celebration is intertwined with preparations for the Jubilee of 350 years of the Church in the country and 60th anniversary of the institution of the Episcopal Conference. And the Redemptorists mark 40 years of their mission in the highlands.
The testimony of lay Thais in formation of catechumens
3 April in Bangkok more than 100 people will make the profession of faith and embrace Catholicism. In a familiar model that is increasingly individualistic, the Catholic communities become a place of sharing and support.
"Mission means bringing God’s love to all" says father Ngo Phuc Hau
The story of a priest who baptizes 200 people every year: children, teenagers and adults. when he arrived in his area there were only 501 Catholics, now only his parish has 2,500. The difficulties of meeting with local cultures and traditional religions.
Jubilee an occasion for the Vietnamese church to identify opportunities and challenges
Confirmed by the bishops said on the eve of the opening ceremony, scheduled for 24 in Hanoi. Cardinal Pham Minh Mam, speaks of the intention to "think, discuss and build Christ's Church in Vietnam, a Church of communion and participation, a Church present for humanity, a Church of love and service."
Saigon: with Pope Francis, Vietnam laity leads the journey of evangelisation
On the day dedicated to the missions, parishes in Ho Chi Minh City celebrated hundreds of baptisms. Many young couples and future brides and grooms attended courses on the family in society. A newly baptised said he wants to build a "happy family" on the model of that of Saint Joseph.
Bishop of Niigata: At Easter, less timid in building the Church of the Rising Sun
Msgr. Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi, sends AsiaNews a reflection on the Resurrection of Christ: "Like the disciples, Japanese Catholics must also become dynamic followers of the Lord. Japanese society has to understand that the real victory comes from God, not money or nationalism".
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