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Franciscans take their mission into heart of Rome's summer nightlife

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 21-Aug-14 10:56.

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(Cindy Wooden CNS) - Armed with smiles, but also fliers about the Franciscan missions, Father Paolo Fiasconaro and Brother Raimondo Porcu pass every evening -- from 7 p.m. to midnight -- at their stand amid the restaurants, bars, shops, bookstores and stages that form the Roman Summer festival.

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Only a joyful witness will attract, Pope tells religious

By Catholic news agency on 19-Aug-14 07:29.

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Addressing the religious communities of Korea, Pope Francis urged a deep reliance on the mercy of God and a focus on community life in transmitting the joy of the Gospel to the world.

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Pope Francis Beatifies Korean Martyrs

By Independent Catholic News on 16-Aug-14 22:15.

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Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Beatification of the Korean Martyrs today (Saturday). During his homily he said the example of the martyrs pointing to their example that - he said - has much to say to societies today where immense wealth exists alongside dire poverty and where the cry of the poor is seldom heeded.

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More Catholic Missionaries Die from Ebola

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 15-Aug-14 07:15.

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The Irish Hospitaller Order of St John of God is in shock following the death of a fourth missionary who worked at their Liberian hospital from Ebola.

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Br Miguel Pajares Dies from Ebola Virus, RIP

By OH -FBF Website on 13-Aug-14 14:38.

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The ebola virus has claimed the life of a second Brother, Br. Miguel Pajares, RIP. Br. Jesus Etayo has written a letter to the whole Order re. the ebola virus and those suffering in West Africa.

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Irish grown community offers training for “missionary disciples”

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 10-Aug-14 07:26.

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(Susan Gately CI) The Céili Community, established by Irish priest Monsignor Pat Lynch, is running its first course on evangelisation based at the community’s centre in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath this month

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Ebola Deaths on the Rise in Africa

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 09-Aug-14 07:52.

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The St John of God community has appealed for funds to fight the ebola outbreak in which up to 1,000 people have died including some of St John of God brothers and staff who work in their hospitals.

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Br. Patrick Nshamdze, Director of St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital, Monrovia, Dies from Ebola Virus, RIP

By Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God on 05-Aug-14 08:43.

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The St. John of God Hospital in Lunsar (Sierra Leone) and the St. John of God Hospital in Monrovia (Liberia) have been involved in treating patients who are suffering from the ebola virus. Tragically already one of the doctors, two nurses and last Saturday, Br. Patrick Nshamdze, have died from contacting the deadly virus.

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Graduation Day in Mzuzu

By Circle of Hospitality on 31-Jul-14 07:56.

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Congratulations to the 69 graduates of Saint John of God College of Health Sciences who were conferred at a special celebration on 1st July.

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In Latest Interview, Pope Francis Reveals Top 10 Secrets to Happiness

By Catholic News Service on 30-Jul-14 07:56.

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(CNS) - Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis' secret recipe for happiness.

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New Inclusive Church Resources from DLT

By Independent Catholic News on 02-May-12 21:19.

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(ICN) - DLT is soon to publish a new series to help churches everywhere to be equipped to welcome all people who live with disability or a mental health issue.

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Bishops Promote Prayers for Peace Initiative

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 28-Jul-14 06:53.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Bishops urged the faithful to avail of new prayer resources issued at the weekend in response to Pope Francis’ call for prayers for peace in the Middle East and Ukraine.

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Brother James Pidgeon, RIP

By Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God on 22-Jul-14 12:45.

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Br. James Pidgeon, who died on Friday 17th July, will be deeply missed by his Brothers in the Order, his family, friends and former work colleagues throughout the St. John of God Services. Br. James had been ill for several years and died peacefully, in his sleep.

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Irish Church Benefits from Mature Vocations

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 21-Jul-14 08:11.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - The Irish Catholic Church increasingly appears to be discovering the merits of older vocations, with three of this summer’s ordinations ranging in age from late 40s to mid 60s.

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Papal visit to South Korea: Legacy of martyrs, lay leadership lives on

By Francis X. Rocca - Catholic News Services on 19-Jul-14 21:06.

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(Francis X. Rocca - CNS) - When Pope Francis visits South Korea Aug. 14-18, he will find a Catholic Church that exemplifies much of what he hopes for the church around the world, including a highly active laity, extensive efforts to help the needy and strong relations with non-Christian communities.

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