This Japanese painter found the faith through sacred art

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Rome, Italy, Nov 13, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Osamu Giovanni Micico had never read the Bible, knew nothing of the stories of Christ in the gospels, and had never heard of the apostles, when his experience studying sacred art in Italy brought him to the Catholic faith. “When I came to Italy, painting was […]

This Japanese painter found the faith through sacred art

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Rome, Italy, Nov 13, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Osamu Giovanni Micico had never read the Bible, knew nothing of the stories of Christ in the gospels, and had never heard of the apostles, when his experience studying sacred art in Italy brought him to the Catholic faith. “When I came to Italy, painting was […]

Chilean churches looted during protests

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Santiago, Chile, Nov 12, 2019 / 11:01 pm (CNA).- Several churches across Chile have been attacked and looted amid anti-government protests in the country. The demonstrations began in mid-October in Santiago over a now-suspended increase in subway fares. Other regions joined in the protests, expanding their grievances to inequality and the cost of healthcare. Protesters […]

‘School of Peace’ Expands in Afghanistan

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By ZENIT Staff The “Tangi Kalay – School of Peace”, was established with the efforts of Italian Barnabite missionary, Father Giuseppe Moretti in Afghanistan and is one of the few “oases in the desert” for the literacy work carried out in Afghanistan. Because of the present conflict and tensions, in fact, the education sector is […]

Sister Gerarda Fernandez Dispenses Compassion and Mercy in Singapore

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By ZENIT Staff Bringing mercy and compassion and the love of Christ among the prisoners on death row: this is the mission of Sister Gerarda Fernandez, 81, who worked with the prisons in Singapore as a death-row counselor for more than 40 years until 2017. At that time, she “walked with” 18 inmates on death […]

Extraordinary Missionary Month Concludes in Tanzania

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By ZENIT Staff With the hope that the missionary seeds planted during the Extraordinary Missionary Month continue to germinate and bear fruits in missionary apostolate, Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso, President of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), during the concluding celebration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month in Tanzania, stressed that “Africa is a big hope for […]

Analysis: US bishops at odds over abortion and ‘the Francis test’

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Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the surface, with bishops exchanging sharp interventions on the “preeminence’ of abortion as a social concern. The exchanges highlighted simmering tensions among the bishops, which have less […]

Priest in Chile Begs Parishioners Not to Respond in Anger

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By Fionn Shiner and Maria Lozano A priest, whose church in Chile was attacked and covered in satanic imagery and graffiti by hooded protestors, has begged his parishioners not to respond in anger. The demonstrators broke into the Church of the Assumption, in Santiago, the capital, and set fire to pews, statues and other sacred […]