Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Sunday last year pointed out that “faith is a gift that one cannot keep to oneself, but it is to be shared”.
In all the things I’ve heard about the tragedy of the Nigerian Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, I’ve missed reference to the motives of the 110 South African visitors.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Meeting Catholics from Pope Paul VI’s home diocese, Brescia, Pope Francis said his predecessor’s witness “nourishes within us the flame of love for Christ, love for the church and the drive to proclaim the Gospel to the people of today with mercy, patience, courage and joy.”
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service The Church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.
From Tony Meehan, Cape Town The majority of South Africans were shocked and stunned recently at the decapitation of an American journalist. The executioner, known as Jihadi John, was shown sawing into his victim’s neck on a public video.
GUEST EDITORIAL BY MICHAEL SHACKLETON Mission Sunday should be taken seriously by African Catholics in general and Southern African Catholics in particular.
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