The First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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By ZENIT Staff The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), in collaboration with Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the Association of the Major Superiors of Religious Women in Taiwan, and Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique·Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM·MID) has organized the First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns, which will take place at Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, […]

Persevere Despite the Adversities and Persecutions

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By Anne Kurian “To persevere, despite the adversities and persecutions, was the Pope’s encouragement to young people, the elderly, the sick and newlyweds, during the General Audience on October 17, 2018. As he does every Wednesday, the Holy Father ended the meeting in St. Peter’s Square, by addressing them under the sign of Saint Ignatius […]

General Audience: Pope Reminds How Precious Every Life Is in God’s Eyes

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By ZENIT Staff Here is the Vatican-provided English-language summary of the Pope’s address at the General Audience this morning: *** Speaker: Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we turn now to the fifth: “You shall not kill”, which reveals how precious human life is in God’s eyes; we are […]

Synod2018: Testimony of Percival Holt, Indian Catholic Youth Movement

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By ZENIT Staff Here is the testimony that Percival Holt, National Youth President, of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement [ICYM] – Conference of Catholic Bishops of India [CCBI] (India), present at the Synod as Auditor, presented on October 16, 2018, during the 12th General Congregation of the Synod: ****** Dear Holy Father Pope Francis, Synodal […]

Catholic U. professor leads response to French President’s remark on large families

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Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2018 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have many children, women with large families have been using the “#PostcardsForMacron” hashtag to send the French president pictures of their happy families. Speaking about high […]

Egypt: Pope Receives Grand Imam of Muslim al-Azhar Mosque

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis on October 16, 2018, received the Grand Imam of the prestigious Muslim al-Azhar Mosque of Egypt, Prof. Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyib, in a private visit, at the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, the Holy See’s Press Office said in a brief note. The two spiritual leaders have met a few […]

Croatia: Report on Archbishop Gallagher’s October 9-12 Visit

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By ZENIT Staff Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, visited the Republic of Croatia from 9 to 12 October, upon invitation by the President of the Episcopal Conference of Croatia, the Most Rev. Msgr. Želimir Puljić, archbishop of Zadar, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the ratification of the Agreement […]