Fr. Binoy John denounces that the prison guards gave him the wrong drugs "with the intention of killing me little by little". The priest has heart problems, but was treated for a simple fever. He will be transferred to Kerala, where he comes from, as soon as his health permits.
The people of God are invited to pray for bishops and priests to have these neighborhoods, "for your leaders": "those who lead you on the way to salvation".
The ordained ministry is a gift from the Lord, "who looked upon us and told us ‘Follow me’." The failure to contemplate the gift leads to "all the deviations we know".
The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.
At the general audience, Francis said that those who are "Strengthened by this covenant” with the Holy Spirit are not afraid of proclaiming the Gospel. “Think also today of today's empires,” the pontiff noted, “they will collapse, if God is not with them, because the strength that men have in themselves is not enduring.” The pope also made an appeal for World Alzheimer’s Day.
"Often human language is indifference. I will get involved up to here but then I won’t think about it any further ". "Compassion takes us to the path of true justice. We must always give back to those who have a certain right, and this always saves us from selfishness, from indifference, from the closure of ourselves".
Frs Nicolas-Michel Krick and Augustin-Etienne Bourry were killed in 1854 by a Mishmi chief. Although locals have never converted to Christianity, they have preserved the missionaries’ remains, notes Church spokesman in north-east.
In his homily during the Mass he celebrated in Santa Marta this morning, Francis spoke about Italy’s recent "government crisis". "Who among us has prayed for their rulers? Who among us has prayed for parliamentarians? So that they may agree and take their country forward.”
"Last week the long awaited exchange of prisoners between the Russian Federation and Ukraine was carried out. I rejoice for the people who were freed, who have been able to re-embrace their loved ones, and continue to pray for a rapid end to the conflict and for lasting peace in eastern Ukraine ".
The camp consists of 15 four-storey buildings, schools and a hospital. The area chosen by the government is West Matia, in the district of Goalpara. The camp will host 3 thousand people, among the 1.9 million excluded from the National Register of Citizens. The nightmare of losing citizenship has already forced 51 people to commit suicide.
The Indian Salesian spent 18 months in the hands of an extremist group. His experience testifies to the value of prayer in hard times and of the importance of standing with those persecuted for their faith. The award will be given next Sunday, two years after the clergyman’s liberation. The current Chaldean Primate and the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong are among past laureates.
Parvati Devi, 23, leaves a three-year-old daughter and her husband, Rohin Oraon. His relatives ostracised the family, jealous of their prosperity and happiness. Dalit activist slams “the mindset of sectarian fascism” that is against the “spirit of freedom, human dignity and hope”.
Francis writes to the Ecumenical Patriarch on the meaning of the gift of relics of St. Peter. It is "a confirmation of the journey that our Churches have made in drawing closer to one another". "The joining of the relics of the two brother Apostles can also serve as a constant reminder and encouragement that, on this continuing journey, our divergences will no longer stand in the way of our common witness".
After John Paul II, the second pontiff to visit the two Asian countries. The program of the first stage yet to be defined. The Pope will visit Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where he will pray for the victims of the atomic bomb. Fr. Marco Ribolini, PIME missionary, reflects on the meaning of the visit for Thai Catholics.
The two Catholics have been held in Jharkhand since 6 September. A court has rejected their request for bail. In a note, Syro-Malabar Major Archbishop says, “It is clear that those who are not happy with the social and educational activities of the missionaries among the villagers are behind this.”