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INDONESIA - VATICAN
For the Bishops' Conference, collegiality and friendship are the true "face" of the Church in Indonesia
The KWI is marking its 90th anniversary. Cooperation is boosted by sending priests on 'mission' in remote areas. For Card Darmaatmadja, "the KWI is a 'forum' in which everyone can share experiences and receive support in their mission."
11/07/2017 17:41:00 INDONESIA
More than 700 local Catholics at the Missionary Youth Jamboree in Papua
The event was organised by the Pontifical Missionary Children’s Society of the Indonesian Bishops' Conference. The “sound of the tifa to proclaim biblical joy on Papuan land,” i.e. an invitation to spread the Word with joy and energy, was the meeting’s theme. For an organiser, SEKAMI Kids “are the future and hope of the Church". For Bishop Hilarion Datus Lega, "Young people have something great to offer to society: their joy."
15/06/2017 19:07:00 INDONESIA
Jakarta archdiocese celebrates the family, 'the first church' for Catholics
A conference was held to share perspectives and views on the true value of "being a Catholic family". For Lydia Kusnadi, “The Catholic faith grows, develops and generates new values inside the family". In the modern world, self-centredness is growing and making compromises is declining, says Fr Andang L. Binawan. Catholic families should promote living together, says Mgr Ignatius Suharyo, archbishop of Jakarta.
Thai Church seeking greater ties among tribal groups in Thailand’s hill country
A recent conference organised by the Thai Bishops’ Conference focused on strengthening ties, networking and increasing awareness of legal rights by tribal groups. But wider society can also learn from them how to better protect natural resources.
21/05/2008 THAILAND – MYANMAR
Caritas Thailand sending first aid shipment to Nargis victims
First shipment of donations collected from various dioceses was sent off yesterday. Thailand’s COERR and the Bishops’ Conference are coordinating operations in cooperation with Burma’s bishops. Aid distribution is made difficult by the many checkpoints in the cyclone-hit area.
When the Church acts, it is to defend life, the family and religious freedom
The chairman of the Italian Bishops’ Conference addresses the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences at a meeting celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Refusing to acknowledge the continent’s Christian roots is not tolerance, but a form of rejection of religions and a desire to relegate them to the private sphere.
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