» 04/29/2011, 00.00
Pope Wojtyła, the image of a free man, says apostolic vicar to Phnom Penh
Mgr Schmitthaeusler, in Rome for John Paul II’s beatification, stresses the late pontiff’s plea to “be free” and to “experience love as a gift”. The Church in Cambodia remembers him with affection. Thanks to him, Buddhist religious leader have a “positive view” of Catholicism. Bearing witness to Christ and contributing to the development of Cambodian society are some of the challenges of the future.
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Amid war and violence, Mercy is the way to reconcile people, says Vicar of Phnom Penh
In a pastoral letter for the Year of Jubilee, Mgr Olivier Schmitthaeusler calls on the faithful to be living signs of God’s Mercy and live together as brothers and sisters. The prelate urges believers to undertake pilgrimages to Christian holy places in Cambodia, and announces events for next year.
Vicar of Phnom Penh: PIME is "at the heart of the Churches’ action, a sign of God's tenderness"
The homily of Msgr. Olivier Schmitthaeusler at Mass for the 25 years of mission in Cambodia. The prelate recalls that priests are "the many branches of the great tree that the Lord has planted in our land" and that "each of us is called to fulfill the mission of life that the Lord has entrusted to his disciples to go around the world to proclaim the Gospel". In the Church in Cambodia, still not fully formed, missionary institutes are "essential is planting deep roots".
Bishop Schmitthaeusler, the "young bishop" long awaited by the Church in Cambodia
On 20 March this year the Episcopal ordination of the coadjutor of Phnom Penh was held. The sign of peace with the apostolic vicar has represented the ideal handover between "father and son", to strengthen the Church's presence in the country. Among the priorities to be addressed "unity" of the faithful, education of young people.
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Fr. Legnani, PIME priest for 20 years in Cambodia, says the former vicar "embraced the destiny" of the country, "living in contact with people”. An "extremely simple" person, "happy to be in touch with his people." The funeral celebrated by his successor, Msgr. Schmitthaeusler. In his homily the vicar recalls his "trust in God and man."
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Bishop of Phnom Penh: WYD for Cambodian Youth
Mgr. Schmitthaeusler says the gathering of young people from 200 countries will underline the "universal" dimension of Catholicism. Before Madrid, a stop in Rome to discover the lives of early Christians and understand the "choice of faith" that leads to martyrdom. A school of biblical and theological formation to prepare them for "the proclamation of the Word of God."
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