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On Eastern Sunday 174 Cambodians to become Christian
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Church mourns Mgr Destombes, mission pioneer amid the ruins of Pol Pot’s regime
Funeral services for the Vicar Emeritus to Phnom Penh will be celebrated tomorrow. A memorial mass is scheduled for the evening. The faithful hold prayer vigil over the body. A MEP missionary born in France, he led the rebirth of the Church in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge tragedy. He presided over the historic Easter Mass of 1990 in the capital in front of 3,000 worshippers.
Young people, unsatisfied with Buddhism, are converting to Christianity
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.
250 catechumens to be baptized at Easter
The reasons prompting them to embrace Catholicism differ. "Being Catholic has changed my life," said one. "The teaching of the Church has taught me how to love."
Going from Hinduism to Catholic conversion is not a change in religion but a radical change of heart
This is what Jason Jaysharmah, a Malaysian naval officer of Indian origin, said about his conversion. He encountered Jesus through his future wife, who taught him the basics of the catechism during long phone calls. She is "my book of faith." The forces of truth and love "led me to accept Christ."
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