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GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (48)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The news of the priests’ presence in the kingdom had long come to Shabdrung. After three days of marching, Cacela and Cabral came upon a village where another lama awaited them. Shabdrung was soon informed,…

WORLD NEWS

– Tej Francis VATICAN CITY POPE FRANCIS TO HOST ‘SPIRITUAL RETREAT’ FOR LEADERS OF WAR-TORN SOUTH SUDAN (CNA) The Vatican will host a “spiritual retreat” for South Sudan’s president and opposition leader as they navigate the peace process in the…

ARCHBISHOP-ELECT MSGR. ANTE JOZIĆ CRITICALLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT IN SPLIT, CROATIA

Archbishop-elect Msgr. Ante Jozić was critically injured in an accident in Split, Croatia on 7 April. After 10 years of service at the Holy See Study Mission In Hong Kong, Msgr Ante was appointed Apostolic Nuncio of Ivory Coast and…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FATHER JAMES JACKSON (2) – Around the extraordinary form

– Aurelio Porfiri Why the priests wear a biretta? What is the meaning? First, to have something to take off! That is, the Rite of St Gregory contains much courtesy (a word which refers to the manners of the court)….

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (47)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro In the seventh century BC, “in order to subdue a gigantic demonic entity that swept all across the Himalayan region,” Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo ordered the construction of 108 hermitages, including Kyichu Lhakhang, the temple…

NEWS BRIEFS

– Tej Francis EDMONTON, CANADA ELDERLY WOMEN WIELD CANES TO BEAT BACK PRIEST’S ATTACKER IN CANADA (CNA) Police are investigating an incident in Edmonton, Canada, after a posse of elderly women beat back a priest’s attacker with their walking canes….

CLOSE TO TWO MILLION CYCLONE VICTIMS NEED AID – GELMac raises 50,000 patacas to help Mozambique

– Marco Carvalho The Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau (GELMac) joined forces with the local Diocese and the Friends of Mozambique Association and raised 50,000 patacas to help the victims of the cyclone that struck the center of Mozambique in…

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – Muslims and Christians, brothers  in mourning

– Carlos M Frota A fortnight  ago the world was deeply shocked  by the attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday prayers. Fifty innocent worshipers died and many more were wounded. And added to the tragedy itself,…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (46)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro In Paro, Cacela and Cabral faced new difficulties. The man who accompanied them stole everything they had to feed themselves and lodged them in a very dark house where they stayed in a state of…

NEWS BRIEFS

– Tej Francis   MONTREAL, CANADA ‘WE’RE IN A VERY DIFFERENT TIME NOW’: MONTREAL OFFICIALS OUST CRUCIFIX FROM CITY HALL (CNA) A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City Hall since 1937, reminding city officials to let…