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Mexico: Jesuits appeal against persecution and criminalisation of migrants

After migrants were allegedly robbed by police in Mexico, the Jesuit Refugee Service calls for an investigation on the treatment of migrants and refugees in Mexico.

Slovakia: Prayer marathon launched ahead of Papal Visit

The Pontifical Missionary Works of Slovakia is inviting the faithful to join in a prayer marathon to pray for the Pope and Slovakia which will take place from the 7-15 September.

St. Pantaleon: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

St Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He was such a famous doctor that the Emperor himself chose him for his own doctor. Pantaleon was a Christian, but the bad influence from the pagan court caused him to give up his Christian faith entirely. A holy priest named Hermolaos made him realize what a sin he had committed. Pantaleon listened to him, detested his sin and joined the Church once more. To make up for what he had done, he greatly desired to suffer and die for ...

Pope asks Catholic communicators in Brazil to promote reconciliation

Pope Francis encourages Brazilian Catholic communicators to be “instruments of reconciliation and unity” in a divided country.

Ethiopia: Bishops call for stop to violence, urge peace and reconciliation

Ethiopian bishops insist that it is never too late to stop the violence in the country’s conflict-ridden region of Tigray where war has been raging for over eight months. They recommend dialogue and reconciliation on the path toward peace.

Dozens of migrants drown in shipwreck off Libyan coast

At least 57 people drowned on Monday after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Khums in the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where more than 1,100 men, women and children have lost their lives this year.

Japanese Church launches "10 Days for Peace" initiative

The Catholic Church in Japan dedicates its annual "Ten Days for Peace" prayer initiative to the theme "Protecting all life creates peace"

Catholic Women Association of Cameroon: Committed to serving the Church.

The Catholic Women Association of Cameroon held its 9th National Congress from 23 to 25 July 2021 under the theme: “Catholic Women called to holiness for the sanctification and holistic development of the world.”

Card. Bo: God asks Myanmar people to reach out to others through their ‘five senses’

Myanmar Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon delivered a homily on Sunday, drawing an analogy between Jesus' miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and Myanmar’s dire situation.

Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord: The life of a papal journalist

52-year-old Jesuit Father Bernd Hagenkord died on Monday following a brief illness. For over a decade Fr Bernd headed the German-language programmes of Vatican Radio, and went on to play a leading role in kick-starting and implementing the Holy See's media reform.