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THAILAND - ASIA
Asian Mission Congress: programme and prayer
The finishing touches for the big meeting in Chiang Mai are in place. The final programme has been launched, with celebrations, testimonies and dances. It will be possible to follow the Congress via Internet from around the world. We publish the preparatory prayer.
17/10/2006 THAILAND AMC
Thailand to host Asian Mission Congress
Catholics and Buddhists welcome about 1,000 "Vatican" delegates ". Cardinal Sepe will meet the king. No sign of any Chinese delegation so far. Middle Eastern Churches are also absent.
20/10/2006 THAILAND AMC
Asian Mission Congress: Leaving ghettos, Christians in dialogue with other religions
The second day of the congress has been dedicated to testimonies and dialogue with Asian religions. Models upheld were: John Paul II Francis Xavier, John of Montecorvino, Matthew Ricci, and Robert de Nobili. Some converts shared their testimony.
18/10/2006 THAILAND AMC
Mission Congress in Chiang Mai: the small flock bears witness that "Jesus is Asian"
Faced with persecution and obstacles, the Church does not seek confrontation; instead, it experiences the enthusiasm that comes from bearing witness. Pope sends gifts to Asian Mission Congress.
22/10/2006 THAILAND - AMC
Asian Mission Congress: martyrdom, mission, mandate of the Cross
At the closing mass of the Congress, Cardinal Sepe highlighted one of the fundamental themes of mission, somewhat neglected in these days: the martyr. Hundreds of newly converted tribal people participated in the celebration, which ended with a missionary mandate bestowed upon all representatives of Asian Catholic communities.
21/10/2006 THAILAND - AMC
Asian Mission Congress: transforming Asian cultures with daily faith
The third day of the Congress focused on the impact of faith on culture, economy and social problems. But attention was taken up by tonight, for the celebration of "diversity of cultures" with songs and dances from each nation.
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