Catholic before partisan: African leaders unite to aid orphanage

Lilongwe, Malawi, Aug 7, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an orphanage near the capital city of Lilongwe, Malawi, children are reaping the fruits of the Year of Mercy.The Mother Teresa Children’s House, which is a Kawale-based orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity, received food donations this week from the country’s Catholic members of Parliament who were inspired by the call from Pope Francis to enact works of mercy during the Jubilee Year.“You know this is the … [Read more...]

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Catholic before partisan: African leaders unite to aid orphanage

Lilongwe, Malawi, Aug 7, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an orphanage near the capital city of Lilongwe, Malawi, children are reaping the fruits of the Year of Mercy.The Mother Teresa Children’s House, which is a Kawale-based orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity, received food donations this week from the country’s Catholic members of Parliament who were inspired by the call from Pope Francis to enact works of mercy during the Jubilee Year.“You know this is the … [Read more...]

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How the Church can help bring peace to Africa

New York City, N.Y., Aug 3, 2016 / 12:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Grassroots movements, local communities, and faith-based organizations – especially the Catholic Church – have an important role to play in building peace and preventing conflict in Africa, said a Holy See representative.Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the apostolic nuncio leading the Holy See’s permanent observer mission to the United Nations, spoke July 28 to an open session of the U.N. Security Council on peace … [Read more...]

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CRS and Special Olympics team up to help Kenya’s forgotten children

Nairobi, Kenya, Aug 2, 2016 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In 2013, Leia Isanhart met a little boy in Nairobi with intellectual disabilities. Because he was not very mobile, his mother had to carry him around.Two years later, the senior technical advisor of Health for Catholic Relief Services said the young boy is jumping, clapping his hands, and singing. The mother is “full of joy” thanks to CRS.CRS partnered with Special Olympics and Adventist Center for Care and Support in 2013, … [Read more...]

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Amid protests, Zimbabwe’s Christian leaders band together to speak out

Harare, Zimbabwe, Jul 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In Zimbabwe, there are protests against the government and officials’ harsh treatment of a Christian pastor whose video about his frustration went viral on the internet. Now, Christian leaders in the country have called for an end to harassment of clergy and for a just response to other grievances.“We call upon our government to listen to the cries of citizens whose cries and sufferings are loud and clear. There is need to … [Read more...]

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In Malawi, Catholic leaders aim to help corporations be responsible

Lilongwe, Malawi, Jul 20, 2016 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid Malawi’s booming industry in mineral extraction, the country’s Catholic bishops and NGO partners hope corporations will help the wider community benefit.“The role of uplifting poor masses is beyond government alone,” Martin Chiphwanya, an official with the the Malawi bishops' conference, told a workshop for civil society organizations in Lilongwe, the nation's capital.He said civil society … [Read more...]

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Remember the Copts ISIS martyred in Libya? This priest does.

Minya, Egypt, Jul 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one.“It is something they concretely feel, it is part of their Christian life,” Father Paolo Asolan, an Italian priest who recently visited Egypt, told CNA. “And for a mother and a father, the fact that one of their sons can become a martyr is always a great gift.”The Islamic State’s beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and another man … [Read more...]

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