- Nov 23, 2020
Jesuit Father Ante Gabrić, a Croatian missionary who left for India at the age of 23 and spent fifty years there before he died in 1988, is today a candidate for sainthood. He fed the starving, clothed the naked and saved lives, both during natural disasters, which were an annual phenomenon, and at other times.
In a country where the Catholic Church played an active role in the movement that led to independence in 2011, church leaders are now warning that mounting violence fueled by political rivalries could signal the return of a bloody civil war.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Missionaries and other Catholics gathered in Nairobi May 23 for a requiem Mass for a Slovak nun killed in Yei, South Sudan. Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova, 58, director of St. Bakhita Medical Center in Yei, was shot the night of May 16 while driving
VATICAN CITY — Young women and men who are tired of today’s self-centered, materialistic society should consider becoming missionaries — the heroes of evangelization, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. “Life is worth living” to the full, “but in order to live it well, ‘consume’ it in service, in
Before Connor Bergeron of Reston, Virginia, left to serve as a lay missionary in Bolivia, he wasn’t sure how the experience would impact his life, other than soaking in the excitement and intrigue of living abroad. After graduating from college, Bergeron was looking for an experience that would help him
ROME — Pope Francis has tapped more than 1,000 Catholic priests to become “Missionaries of Mercy” during his jubilee year, and on Tuesday he told more than 700 of them that when listening to other people’s sins, they must respect and encourage those who, “with shame,” go to confession. “Let’s