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Dhaka, inaugurated the first Catholic university in Bangladesh
The Notre Dame University has already 283 members and 24 teachers. The subjects are English, economics, law, philosophy and business administration. The university is the result of the Missionaries of the Holy Cross, known and appreciated in the country for their educational apostolate.
Mindanao: Notre Dame Oblates mark 50 years "serving Christians and Muslims"
The congregation was set up by two missionaries of Mary Immaculate with the aim of supporting education in the archipelago, torn apart by years of separatist struggle. With time, peace and interfaith dialogue became the foremost mission of these sisters.
Passing of Fr. Enzo Corba, a PIME missionary in Bangladesh for over 50 years
He died last night of respiratory complications. The funeral will be tomorrow, in the cathedral of Dinajpur. Animated by great missionary zeal, Fr. Corba was described as a leader, but shy at the same time. Three times regional superior, in 1997 he founded a training center for catechists and lay people.
Dhaka: Christian and Muslim volunteers helping street kids
A local priest and an Italian missionary start a project to help poor street kids by training locals, including street kids. Muslim woman says Brother Lucio, a PIME missionary, is a “model for my daughter”. Catholic teacher says that working for the children is like “loving Christ”.
Pope: the image of the family is “deformed through powerful contrary projects supported by ideological colonisations”
Francis urges the Équipes Notre Dame to make a missionary commitment to "receive, train and support in the faith particularly young couples, before and after their marriage,” be close "to wounded families, which today are so numerous," and " be instruments of the mercy of Christ and of the Church towards persons whose marriage has failed."
Secular Jews drawn to Holy Shroud exhibit in Jerusalem
Opened in 2006, the exhibit draws thousands of visitors. Permanent and free, it is located inside the Pontifical Institute of Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center. "The Shroud is for everybody,” said Fr Eamon Kelly; however, “especially secular Jews show great interest in it and we often have groups here on Shabbat”.
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