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Yerevan, Jun 24, 2016 / 07:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Praying at the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church at the start of his three-day visit to the Caucasus nation, Pope Francis praised the “spirit of ecumenism,” and its role in promoting human dignity against “grave forms of material and spiritual poverty.”“We offer to the world – which so urgently needs it – a convincing witness that Christ is alive and at work, capable of opening new paths of reconciliation among the nations, civilizations and religions,” the Pope said Friday. “We offer a credible witness that God is love and mercy.”The Pope made these remarks during his visit to the St. Etchmiadzin cathedral at the invitation of Karekin II, the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is believed to be the oldest cathedral in the world.The Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia's national church, is an Oriental Orthodox Church to which 93 percent of th...
With less than a month to the 17th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), preparations are underway to bring together over 100 delegates in the Angolan capital of Luanda.The theme of the Plenary is “The family in Africa, yesterday, today, and tomorrow: in the light of the gospel.”According to the provisional program emailed to invited participants, members of SECAM’ Standing Committee will meet on Monday, 18 July, ahead of the plenary scheduled to open officially with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Holy Family Parish in Luanda.SECAM President, Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of Lubango, Angola, is scheduled to preside over the deliberations.New pastoral challenges facing the African family today and finding new ways of evangelising the families; the influence of modern media and new ideologies on the family in Africa today; making SECAM stronger and a more committed family of God on the continent are...
(Vatican Radio) Also on Friday, Pope Francis appointed Indian Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt Apostolic Nuncio to Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in central Asia.   Archbishop Chullikatt who is already Apostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, based in Kazakh capital Astana, was the Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2010 to 2014.   Before that, the 63 year old prelate from southern Indian’s Kerala state served as Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq.   He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1988 and served in the Holy See’s missions in Honduras, in various countries of southern Africa, in the Philippines, at the UN and in the Secretariat of State in the Vatican. 
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis spoke to Armenian civil authorities, including President Serž Sargsyan and the diplomatic corps, on Friday in the capital Yerevan on his 14th Apostolic Journey abroad.In remarks prepared for the occasion and delivered in Italian, the Holy Father recalled the Armenian president's visit to the Vatican last year for the centenary of the Metz Yeghern (or 'Great Evil'). He said, "Sadly, that tragedy, that genocide, was the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century, made possible by twisted racial, ideological or religious aims that darkened the minds of the tormentors even to the point of planning the annihilation of entire peoples."He also paid homage to the Armenian people "who, illuminated by the light of the Gospel, even at the most tragic moments of their history, have always found in the cross and resurrection of Christ the strength to rise again and take up their journey anew with dignity&...
The Archbishop of Ibadan, Gabriel ’Leke Abegunrin together with the Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Osogbo, Very Rev. Fr. Michael Okodua and Fr. Martin De Cross have a led a delegation from Ibadan ecclesiastical province on a solidarity visit to the Diocese of Maiduguri. This is according to information given to Vatican Radio’s Africa Service by Maiduguri Diocese’ Social Communications Director, Fr. Gideon Obasogie.Speaking at the start of a Eucharistic celebration in Maiduguri, Archbishop Abegunrin told the people of Maiduguri not relent because there is always light at the end of the tunnel.“The aggression, bloodshed, violence, selfishness and all sorts of greed and disrespect for human life that you have suffered, we say to you: ‘In the world, you will have trouble but be courageous for I have conquered the world’ (John 16:33). In spite of the challenges you have suffered and continue to s...
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Friday appointed a new head to the Archdiocese of Taunggyi in Myanmar.  Bishop Basilio Atha, until now Auxiliary Bishop of the same archdiocese, is the new archbishop. The seat of Taunggyi had been vacant since 12 Apr 2015, with the retirement of Archbishop Matthias U Shwe.Archbishop Athai was born on July 22, 1956 in Loikaw Diocese, Kayah state.  After his schooling, he took up geography at Taunggyi University.  Following his formation at St. Teresa’s Minor Seminary, he completed his philosophy and theology at the Major Seminary of Yangon.  After his priestly ordination on April 1, 1984, he was entrusted with several responsibilities, such as assistant parish priest of Hwary and  then of Taunggyi cathedral.  He was appointed professor of philosophy at the major seminary of Mandalay Archdiocese, then parish priest of Dorokohu , in  Loikaw  Diocese.  From 1996 to 2005 he studied for a licentiat...
(Vatican Radio) In Britain on Friday, religious leaders called for respect, generosity, courage and humility in the wake of the referendum that showcased a deeply divided nation.  Almost 52 percent of voters chose to leave the European Union in Thursday's ballot, with just over 48 percent voting to remain.Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Catholic bishops conference  of England and Wales, echoed the words of Pope Francis as he spoke of respecting “the will of the people, expressed at the ballot box”. Speaking of the demanding challenges ahead, he said  “Our prayer is that all will work in this task with respect and civility, despite deep differences of opinion. We pray that in this process the most vulnerable will be supported and protected, especially those who are easy targets for unscrupulous employers and human traffickers.The cardinal added: “We pray that our nations will build on our finest traditions of generosity, of welc...
(Vatican Radio) The British people have decided to exit the European Union, after voting in a historic referendum that saw 52% of the population vote to leave.British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he had decided to step down, saying the country needs “fresh leadership” following the results of the referendum.Vatican Radio’s Georgia Gogarty spoke to Dr. Brian Klaas, a Fellow in Comparative Politics at The London School of Economics, to gage the reaction of the British public, and where the country goes from here.Listen:  Dr Klaas says “we woke up this morning in the United Kingdom as a divided kingdom”, and that this is the biggest thing to take away from the referendum. He said that although ultimately Britain voted to leave the EU 48% of the population are “disillusioned with the process and disillusioned with the outcome”. The overall mentality is one of both “uncertainty and risk but also one of division that needs t...
Pope Francis prayed in the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral of the Holy Etchmiadzin on Friday at the start of his 14th Apostolic Journey abroad. He prayed together with His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch-Catholicos of All Armenia and a select group of around 100 other dignitaries.Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni:  One of the main focuses of Pope Francis’ journey will be on consolidating relations with the Armenian Apostolic Church.That’s perhaps why the very first thing Pope Francis did upon his arrival in Yerevan was to pay a visit to the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral of the Holy Etchmiadzin and pray there together with the Catholicos, Karekin II.Originally known as the Holy Mother of God Church, the 4th-century church is the oldest state-built church in the world. To the ringing of bells, the Pope and the Catholicos bowed to kiss the cross and the Book of the Gospels before embracing in a sign of peace.They then prayed Psalm 122 together at the...
(Vatican Radio) A three-day event entitled “Living Fully 2016: Disability, Culture and Faith” is taking place in the Vatican.The initiative is organised by the Kairos Forum and takes place under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and other organizations that work with disability.The aim of the gatherings is to celebrate the lives and stories of disabled people within culture and faith, and introduces the study of disability theology from within a cultural perspective.Amongst the participants are Mary O’Meara, Executive Director for the Department of special needs ministries for the Archdiocese of Washington, and Terry O’Meara, Executive Director for the International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons.The O’Mearas dropped into Vatican Radio on the first day of the event and told Linda Bordoni the conference aims for a cultural change that will transform disabled people into the protagonists of society and the Church o...
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