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Vicar of Arabia: Sisters of Mother Teresa killed for religious reasons
For Mgr Paul Hinder, the "signal is clear: it has something to do with religion". A clergyman who lived at the nuns’ convent was abducted. The facility’s superior saved herself by hiding. Four nuns and ten civilians were killed. For the Vicar, they "sacrificed their lives by following their own charism."
21/03/2016 14:15:00 NEPAL
Nepali Hindu woman who celebrated Palm Sunday to become Catholic soon
Jyoti Shrestha participated in the Mass along with scores of Hindus and Buddhists. "In our religion, many suffer from discrimination, whilst in Christianity there is equality." For Apostolic Vicar Mgr Paul Simick, who led the liturgy, "We have to think whether we are ready to die for Jesus or not. If we are not ready to die for him, then we must at least be prepared to live for Jesus”.
First phase in the cause of John Paul II’s beatification is completed
A ceremony in St John Lateran Basilica marks the handover of the file to the Vatican Dicastery for the Causes of Saints. Karol Wojtyła was a man of God, free and tenacious, says Cardinal Ruini.
08/11/2007 VATICAN – SAUDI ARABIA
Apostolic Vicar in Arabia: affinity and convergence between Pope and Saudi King
Msgr. Paul Hinder comments on the historic visit of King Abdullah to Benedict XVI. Their common concerns regarding the family and peace in the Middle East. The problems and arrests of Christians in Saudi Arabia, the only nation in the Arabian peninsula with no diplomatic relations with the Holy See.
Mgr Martinelli: Libyans full of optimism and a desire to start over
Back in Libya, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli describes the euphoria that has swept the Libyan capital after it was liberated by the rebels. The city’s Catholic community re-emerges after months of airstrikes. Fierce fighting between rebels and loyalists continues in Sirte, Bani Walid and Sebha, Gaddafi’s last strongholds.
Aleppo vicar: facility feeding Christians and Muslims counters “unimaginable” atrocities
As government and rebel forces continue to perpetrate violence, Syria’s old “peaceful mosaic” lies shattered by external forces, Mgr Abou Khazen said. However, small acts of solidarity give some hope. A nun-run facility, funded by Christians and Muslims, feeds 12,000 people a day.
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