- Feb 25, 2020
Known as the “flying bishop” of Solomon Islands, Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens of islands by piloting a small airplane he also uses to deliver food and medicine.
As Christians turn the focus on the town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, an Irish nun who has worked in the region for over 20 years says to remember the local Christians are Palestinians suffering the same as their Muslim brothers and sisters.
In the build-up to Christmas, Christians in the African nation of Niger are thinking of Father Pier Luigi Maccalli, who was kidnapped on Sep. 17.
For one Vatican official, missionaries today face a two-fold challenge, because they must find a balance between pushing for better conditions while not hiding their Christian faith, and they must also push for a larger change at the root causes of poverty and inequality.
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God’s ability to call vocations isn’t limited by geography, and so a vocation director must go wherever the Holy Spirit leads.