(CNA) Pope Francis explained Thursday why the Catholic Church gives thanks to God at the close of a calendar year, even years that have been marked by tragedy, such as 2020’s coronavirus pandemic.
Robaird O’Cearbhaill The year began with the historic impeachment trial of the US president and the threat of war between the US and Iran, but as Covid pandemic was unleashed, the savage consequences became the story of the year.
On 23 December 23 2020, “Mother’s Meal” food distribution program was launched in a very poor village 150 kilometers from the capital in South Sudan, Africa. This program helped 67 families with over 300 members. Each food kit included rice, flour, beans, sugar, oil and milk powder.
(CNA) While the COVID-19 pandemic has turned life upside down for many people in 2020, it’s not the first time the Church has gone through a major health crisis.
(CNA) A bishop asked Catholics to fast and pray for two days after an earthquake struck Croatia.
Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The chroniclers Castanheda, Couto and João Baptista Lavanha would literally dissect the mission of the envoy Francisco de Castro.
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…
Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The time has come for us to mention the name of António Galvão, captain of Ternate and “Apostle of the Moluccas,” given his fervor in the evangelization of the geographical space of what is now Indonesia and that in the unexplored upstream islands inevitably had a word to say.
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…
(VATICAN NEWS) On the night of 12th December, a group of unidentified vandals entered the Church of Our Lady of Valvanera, in the city of Pitalito, in the southeastern part of Colombia.