Palestinian leaders have denounced new construction projects they say will further tighten Israel’s grip on occupied East Jerusalem and its holy places, including the incendiary site of Al-Aqsa mosque.
THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE VISITATION OF POPE FRANCIS TO SOUTH SUDAN, PRESS STATEMENT BY THE SUDAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE FOR SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN (SCBC)
YAOUNDE JUNE 6, 2017(CISA)-The body of Bishop Jean-Maries Balla of the Catholic Diocese of Bafia has been found in a river 78 kilometres from the country’s capital Yaoundé. His car was found on May 31 on a bridge over the Sanaga River with a note, “Do not look for me, I am in the water,” reported CNA. The bishop had been missing since May 30 after he left his office in Bafia at about 11.30 pm. It was unclear where he was headed.
Pope Francis has urged missionaries to reserve special attention for dialogue with Islam, to promote the dignity of women and the values of the family, to be sensitive to issues of justice and peace.
An update on burning issues of justice and peace concering both Africa and Europe.
Irish Region News Update
On Saturday June 3rd 2017, the day the universal Church celebrates St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs of Uganda, faithful supporters of the Mill Hill missionaries in Scotland gatherered at St Joseph's House, Cardonald, for the yearly Mission Day.
Each year, on 3 June, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gather at the shrine of the Martyrs of Uganda situated at Namugongo.
A call for new thinking opening the road for meaningful inculturation, involvement of the laity, attention for the digital world.
Lazarus This statue, by Sir Jacob Epstein stands in the antechapel of New College chapel in Oxford, and was installed c.1948. It shows Lazarus, newly awakened from death, and struggling to free himself from the binding cloths.