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2020 H.E. BISHOP STEPHEN LEE’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

admin / December 23, 2020

2020 H.E. BISHOP STEPHEN LEE’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We have experienced a very special year. The world is still responding to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us. In addition, wars and struggles among nations and races, the use of “religion”…

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CARLOS MARREIROS, ARCHITECT, TOWN PLANNER AND CULTURAL MANAGER – “Baby Jesus is central to Christmas, not Santa Claus”

admin / December 23, 2020

Marco Carvalho A Catholic temple, flooded with light, preferably in Coloane. Amongst the professional challenges that Carlos Marreiros has not yet managed to fulfill is the conception of a Church. The architect and cultural manager tells O Clarim about the memories he keeps from his childhood Christmases and addresses the contribution of the long-waited new Urban Master Plan to the…

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The Making of Holy Family

admin / December 22, 2020

27 December 2020 – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas: Holy Family – BLK 2:22-40 Fr. Jijo Kandamkulathy CMFClaretian Publications, Macau Mary and Joseph were two humble parents bringing their little firstborn to present to God fulfilling the Jewish law. This little family has already weathered out many storms in their lives. There was a divorce attempt even before the…

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Five lessons we learnt from 2020

admin / December 22, 2020

Aurelio Porfiri I am sure that if someone were to ask you what memories from 2020 you would like to carry forward, I guess there will be nothing positive,  especially if you lived in places which were strongly affected by the pandemic. Writing from Italy, you will know that my perspective is strongly influenced by the situation that we are…

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From the best in us – a personal testimony

admin / December 22, 2020

Carlos M. Frota The year 2020 is approaching the end and we don’t want to look back! Isn’t it true? Exceptional year, this one! For one and half years not visiting children and grandchildren in Europe, summer time avoiding to go out … and … and it was safe! And the discipline bore fruit. And for many months we have…

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MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS

admin / December 22, 2020

Aurelio Porfiri I think that a few will understand how different Christmas is this year, as do people living in countries strongly affected by the pandemic, like Italy. Our government has imposed measures that basically will limit a lot the possibilities of movement and gathering, especially on the days of festivities, because of course, it is more dangerous from the…

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Migrants played “crucial role” during Covid and are “champions of resilience”

admin / December 22, 2020

Robaird O’CearbhaillHong Kong Correspondent The United Nations-backed International Migrants Day every December 18, on its 21st this year, broadcast the theme “Reimagining Human Mobility” and underlined how “migrants play a critical role in the front lines of our fight against Covid-19, caring for the sick, working to maintain essential services.” Furthermore, their “dedication and entrepreneurial spirit” will be an integral…

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