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How to be channels of God’s peace

‘Make me a channel of your peace.” I think when we sing the words of this beautiful prayer attributed to St Francis of Assisi, we do not realise what we are asking of ourselves.

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Let’s meet the saints of Christian Unity

Dear reader, we begin a journey of encounter with Saints of Christian Unity. Perhaps you wonder, is there such a thing as Saints of Christian Unity? And for what use? I have been inspired by St John Paul II in coming up with this series. It is said one of the things that marked his [...]

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A martyr ahead of his time

In October the Vatican will examine the sainthood cause for Benedict Daswa, the Limpopo man who many consider to be a martyr. STUART GRAHAM travelled to the area of Benedict’s life and spoke to people associated with the man and his cause. In the first of three articles to be published over the next weeks, [...]

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Vatican astronomer: Just a matter of time until life found in universe

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, the new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, has no doubt that life exists elsewhere in the universe and that when humanity discovers it, the news will come as no big surprise.

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Pope: Albania proves to world that diverse religions can live in peace

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service People of different religious beliefs can and must live together in peace, Pope Francis said. The Muslim majority and Christian minorities in Albania cooperate beautifully for the common good and prove to the world that it can be done, he said.

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The Daswa cause

When the Vatican examines the sainthood cause of Benedict Daswa on October 9, many in the South African Church will be praying intently for a favourable judgment.  Should the Congregation for Sainthood Causes recommend the cause and send it to Pope Francis for approval, the Holy Father may at some point announce that South Africa’s [...]

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