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Ukraine: Missionary priests hoping to open healing centre in Kyiv

As the war in Ukraine grinds on toward its 9th month, Fr. Pavlo Vyshkovskyi, OMI, says people are increasingly traumatized and in need of both psychological and spiritual assistance.

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From the Saharan desert to Rome: New OMI Superior General

“Poor people can teach us about hope and life. So, we must work with poor people, with lay people, with indigenous peoples, bringing new life to the Congregation. For me, this means bringing holiness to the Congregation, and the best … Continue reading

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Message of the Holy Father Francis for the 108th World Day of Migrants

“Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” (Heb 13:14) Dear brothers and sisters! The ultimate meaning of our “journey” in this world is the search for our true homeland, the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Message of the Holy Father Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Dear brothers and sisters! “Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. The ecumenical phase begins on 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and … Continue reading

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2022 Ten Days of Prayer for Peace – ‘Peace is possible; peace is a duty’

A Message from the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan This is a year in which peace has been violently trampled. The dignity of life is neglected and its protection has been shoved aside. We will enter our Ten … Continue reading

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Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2022

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest,if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity,let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10)

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Thirtieth World Day of the Sick –

Dear brothers and sisters: Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those … Continue reading

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For The Fifth World Day of the Poor

“The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7) 1. “The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7). Jesus spoke these words at a meal in Bethany, in the home of a certain Simon, known as the leper, a few … Continue reading

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A SPECIAL MONTH TO “PROTECT ALL LIFE”: September 1 ~ October 4, 2021

The Bishops of Japan have established the period from September 1 to October 4 (the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi) as “the special month to PROTECT ALL LIFE.” Below is a messagefrom the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis appoints English Oblate, Father Andrew Small, secretary of child protection commission

Pope Francis has appointed Andrew Small, O.M.I., a 53-year-old English priest, as the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The appointment is “pro tempore,” meaning his appointment is either temporary or, more likely, subject to change … Continue reading

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On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccines made from cells derived from aborted human fetuses

December 12, 2020Catholic Teachings In recent weeks, news agencies and various information sources have reported that, in response to the Covid-19 emergency, some countries have produced vaccines using cell lines from aborted human fetuses. In other countries, such vaccines are … Continue reading

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Japanese, Korean bishops oppose dumping of radioactive water into the sea

By Robin Gomes: Catholic bishops in South Korea and Japan have issued a joint statement opposing the Japanese government’s decision to dump radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.

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