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An inflatable Catholic church from Poland to Russia
A pastor of the Kamchatka solves the problem of obtaining permits and funding for a permanent place of worship in the area.
18/08/2012 RUSSIA - POLAND
Russian Orthodox patriarch and Polish Catholics sign reconciliation message to evangelise the world
As the world's attention was focused on the Pussy Riot trial, an historic message was signed in Warsaw ending centuries of hatred, violence and prejudice. Kirill and Archbishop Michalik stress their common Christian roots and shared experience of persecution under atheist regimes in the 20th century. They also single out the challenges that are posed today by secularism (which marginalises religion) and abortion and euthanasia (which are equated to terrorism) as threats to civilisation. The family, defined as the unity between man and woman, is the sound foundation of society. The patriarch and the bishops' conference president exchange icons.
Moscow Patriarchate thanks Catholics for support to Orthodox abroad
Metropolitan Hilarion, head of external relations, appreciates the support offered by other Christian communities: willingness to offer churches and assistance to the Orthodox abroad important. But if Uniates fail to renounce expansion, ecumenical dialogue will not be fruitful.
India's Christians deplore violence against Chinese Catholics
An appeal to the international community: "Make Beijing understand that these actions do not behoove a great nation like China". Tribute is paid "the strength of faith of Chinese Catholics".
23/07/2016 15:39:00 POLAND - VATICAN - WYD
Krakow, young people from all over the world and high alert for WYD
A few days before the opening of the 13th World Youth Day security levels have been raised at Wawel, in the Market Square and the rest of the historic center. But the "peaceful" invasion of the young people is filling the streets with colour. The first vocational stands and “street confessionals” are appearing, ready for the events led by the pontiff. A Taiwanese delegation travels 42 hours to reach the cultural capital of Poland: "exhausting but beautiful".
02/08/2016 13:07:00 POLAND - VATICAN - WYD
WYD, a "privileged path" for vocation to the priesthood
Luca is 32 years old, comes from Molise and followed the World Youth Day in Krakow while in his last year in the seminary. The call of the Lord "came while I was in Madrid, at the WYD in 2010, in a tent with my girlfriend. I could not ignore it, and I hope to go to Panama for my last WYD as a priest". The vocational centers in Krakow "outpost" of discernment: "The Church must do more to help young people in their search for answers. It is true that there are frustrated priests, but there are many more young people who do not understand where this sense of restlessness comes from”.
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