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Encounter with Spain in the Forbidden City

admin / November 21, 2020

Maria Kwak In the year 1611, the funeral of Matteo Ricci took place at Zhalan on All Saint’s Day. Ricci was the first European to enter the Forbidden City in 1601 upon the invitation of Emperor Wanli (r. 1572-1620). Just like a picturesque three-fold panel, the Jesuits witnessed the dedication and opening of the Zhalan compound being commemorated on the…

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FORMED BY RELIGIOUS ROOTS AND TRAGEDY – “Catholic social doctrine taught me that faith without works is dead”

admin / November 14, 2020

Robaird O’CearbhaillHong Kong Correspondent Joe Biden recovered from terrible family tragedies twice. Only days into being elected into the US Senate, his wife and daughter were killed and sons seriously injured. While in Washington setting up his office his family was involved in a car accident. Soon after  he wanted to abandon politics but decided to do it the hard…

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