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For Kabul priest, Calvary offers the hope of the Resurrection in times of war
Fr Giuseppe Moretti describes Holy Week in Afghanistan's tiny Christian community. For him, the mission of the Church in Afghanistan is primarily with soldiers, the only ones who have direct contact with the Afghan population.
Easter solidarity in a Vietnam where poverty and marginalisation are at home
The Easter solemnity is celebrated in churches and centres of missionary action among AIDS patients, drug addicts and old people left alone. Government papers praise Easter.
22/04/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Church in China: Easter of suffering, but full of baptisms
Many communities are still divided because of the Patriotic Association. Hebei underground communities change venue to avoid being arrested by police. In Shanghai, joy for the process of beatification of Paul Xu. But underground Catholics would like to also see Card. Gong Pinmei beatified. Yet in all the official and underground communities there will be dozens of baptisms.
Chrism Mass: Easter, priests renew allegiance to the Indonesian Church
On the eve of the Easter Triduum, the priests from various dioceses have responded to the bishops invitation by attending retreats. Among the topics for reflection, personal vocation, pastoral work and service to the Church. A "special Eucharist" to renew the promise of obedience.
03/04/2007 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Custodian of the Holy Land: Easter in Jerusalem, signs of life stronger than the tomb and death
Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa tells of an ex Israeli general who meets with a former Palestinian militant to talk about Christ, and inter-confessional schools and associations. The feast together with the Orthodox; “a wonderful Babylon”. The Jerusalem Church, marked by emigration, stays on in the Holy Sites in the name of the world’s Christians.
Orthodox Russians prepare for Easter
Sunday, April 15 the Orthodox Easter is celebrated, but according to polls, only 2% of Russians will participate in religious services
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