Mother Teresa’s unfulfilled wish: to serve the poor in China

Rome, Italy, Sep 5, 2016 / 02:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s a little-known fact that near the end of her life, Mother Teresa went to China three times in order to establish her order there, but was “heartbroken” when her efforts failed because of the poor diplomatic relations between China and the Holy See.“Mother Teresa long dreamed of serving the people of China and, after bringing her sisters around the world – including to Russia, the United States and Muslim … [Read more...]

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Pakistani Muslim: We should learn from Mother Teresa

Rome, Italy, Sep 3, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA).- As the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Caluctta draws near, the son of a leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan praised the nun’s example, recalling how his late father had admired her and believed in learning from her example.“We should learn from her. Muslims should adopt the concept of missionary spirit. We have been negligent on many levels, not many people are involved in humanitarian mission.”These are the words of … [Read more...]

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As Ukraine conflict continues, Christians seek unity and peace

Rimini, Italy, Sep 3, 2016 / 05:50 am (CNA).- To overcome conflicts, to fight hatred with goodness, to make Ukraine a free and European country: these are the tasks of the Catholic Church in Ukraine, according to a priest with knowledge of the situation.Christians in Ukraine are facing a difficult experience. Despite the near-constant conflict, the humanitarian emergency Ukrainian Christians face has disappeared from the world’s sight.Ukrainian priest Fr. Oleksandr Khalayim spoke about … [Read more...]

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Key bishop: ‘We don’t know’ if Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is still alive

Rome, Italy, Sep 2, 2016 / 01:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the situation in Yemen continues to worsen, Bishop Paul Hinder on Friday requested prayers for priests, for the Missionaries of Charity, and for kidnapped priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, whose situation is uncertain.“I do not know how we can continue in the present situation,” said a visibly moved Bishop Hinder. “And pray for Fr. Tom, if he's dead or not. We don't know.”  The Apostolic Vicariate of … [Read more...]

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Mother Teresa once made an incognito visit to a prison in Rome

Rome, Italy, Sep 2, 2016 / 06:29 am (CNA).- Twenty-two years ago, Mother Teresa of Calcutta quietly visited the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, and now, just days before her canonization, she has “returned” for another visit, thanks to the help of technology.The Regina Coeli prison in Rome, located not far from the Vatican, hosted an emotional encounter of detainees and two Missionaries of Charity – members of the congregation that Mother Teresa founded – who were able to … [Read more...]

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The Marian Shrine of Walsingham and Christian pilgrimage

Norwich, U.K., Sep 2, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For more than 950 years, pilgrims have been making their way to a small medieval village in England's Norfolk region to visit the site of a Marian apparition and what is believed to be the oldest shrine to Our Lady in the world.Save for a tiny chapel on the outskirts of the town of Walsingham, and a single stone arch of what had been the priory, almost nothing remains of the original pilgrimage site which was decimated during the … [Read more...]

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The Marian Shrine of Walsingham and Christian pilgrimage

Norwich, U.K., Sep 2, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For more than 950 years, pilgrims have been making their way to a small medieval village in England's Norfolk region to visit the site of a Marian apparition and what is believed to be the oldest shrine to Our Lady in the world.Save for a tiny chapel on the outskirts of the town of Walsingham, and a single stone arch of what had been the priory, almost nothing remains of the original pilgrimage site which was decimated during the … [Read more...]

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