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  • In Argentina, 600 missionaries renew commitment to spreading Gospel

    In Argentina, 600 missionaries renew commitment to spreading Gospel

    • Nov 27, 2017

    More than 600 people participated in the 5th National Missionary Conference held this week in Neuquen, Argentina, and committed to redoubling their efforts for a “Church that goes out.” The theme of the Nov. 18-20 event was “Argentina in Mission, the Gospel is Joy.” It was hosted by Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Croxatto of Comodoro Rivadavia.

  • Religious from other countries minister to Turkey’s Latin-rite community

    Religious from other countries minister to Turkey’s Latin-rite community

    • Oct 31, 2017

    Turkey is a storied area in the history of Christianity. Early church communities began here and later expanded to the rest of the world. St. Paul traversed the region during his missionary journeys. Much has changed since then. Today, the majority of Turkey’s 80 million inhabitants are Muslim. The number of Christians is estimated at about 100,000.

  • What it’s like to be a missionary in Central African Republic

    What it’s like to be a missionary in Central African Republic

    • Oct 25, 2017

    In the context of the Central African Republic’s extreme poverty, Chilean missionary Father Yovane Cox has managed to build a school for 300 children and hopes to build another with the capacity for 400 students. The persecution Christians in the Central African Republic are facing is coming from a mostly Muslim group “which is being politically manipulated,” Cox said.

  • Missionary bishop to China considered for beatification

    Missionary bishop to China considered for beatification

    • Aug 11, 2017

    According to the postulators of the cause for the sainthood of Cardinal Celso Costantini, if the Church in China could go underground after the Communist revolution and remain strong until now, it is mostly due to the work of the missionary bishop. The opening of the diocesan phase for his beatification has consequences today: It is reviving the discussion around the difficult current situation between China and the Holy See.

  • Dialogue with Muslims, defend human dignity, pope tells missionaries

    Dialogue with Muslims, defend human dignity, pope tells missionaries

    • Jun 6, 2017

    “You are called to further your charism, to project yourselves with renewed zeal in the work of evangelization, in view of pastoral urgencies and new forms of poverty,” Pope Francis told a group of men and women missionaries at the Vatican and encouraged them to build bridges with Muslims.

  • Manhunt in France after killing in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries

    • Nov 25, 2016

    French police are searching for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing an elderly woman at a residence for retired priests, nuns and others who have worked on missions in Africa. The identity of the assailant and motive for the killing remain unclear. He’s believed to be armed with a knife and a gun.

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