» 03/29/2016, 16.16
For Vicar of Arabia, Fr Tom is still alive; rumours of his crucifixion are false
Mgr Hinder hints at "strong" signs that jihadists are still holding the Salesian. He rejects claims that the priest was killed, noting however that attempts to free him remain difficult. Over the weekend, some media falsely reported the Indian priest’s crucifixion.
10/12/2016 10:03:00 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Apostolic Vicar of Arabia: the Jubilee of mercy has brought people closer to faith
Msgr. Hinder speaks of the Holy Year as an occasion for "reconciliation and forgiveness." In an atmosphere of war and violence "forgiveness become increasingly important." A gesture that must also embrace those who "deny rights and inflict suffering." Thousands of faithful attend Advent Masses. Immigration "contaminates" the very life of the Church.
05/06/2017 17:53:00 YEMEN
Vicar to S Arabia: Yemen’s “disastrous” situation, caught between war and cholera
According to WHO, almost 74,000 cases of cholera have been reported with more than 600 dead (40 per cent children). Up to 300,000 people are at risk. Every ten minutes a child under five dies. Health facilities are on the verge of collapse. Bishop Hinder calls for prayer and silent help for Christians and Muslims. It's hard to bring aid, but keep attention must be kept alive.
22/03/2016 13:55:00 YEMEN - GULF
Msgr. Hinder: Christians of Arabia praying for Fr. Tom’s release
The vicariate responds to the appeal of the Salesian family, launched yesterday by Rector Major. Prayer meetings for kidnapped priest and slaughtered nuns. A special moment of recollection expected at the end of the Mass "in Cena Domini". "Still under strong shock; a thought to the Christians in Yemen who are without a shepherd".
First ordination in northern Laos in forty years
On 12 December the ordination of Father Pierre Buntha Silaphet, by the Apostolic Bishop Tito Banghong will take place in the Apostolic Vicariate of Luang Prabang.
Elevation to Apostolic Vicariate, “pope’s gift to Nepal”
The Catholic community is happy but Hindus and Buddhists have also expressed their appreciation. They see the pope’s decision as a symbol of rediscovered secularism after the former Hindu theocracy.
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