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The first anniversary of the earthquake that rocked the islands of Bohol and Cebu was celebrated on October 14, 2014. It was declared a public holiday yesterday in Bohol.

Papua is the land and a tribe of a promising mission. The land is huge and rich in its natural resources, ecological biodiversity and multi tribal indigenous people. Papua’s land area is approximately 420,000 kms.

The Hindi Service of Radio Veritas Asia known as Satyaswar, which means the voice of truth, has earned an important place among the International Radio Broadcasts. Over the last 24 years, it has become an important name in the list of the international radio broadcasting stations that makes a difference in the lives of thousands of listeners.

Let us prepare our hearts with prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving.

Photo: OMP- Spain

Photo: Pope signs new Encyclical "Fratelli Tutti on St Francis tomb in Assisi

Dear Confreres,
During Angelus this blessed afternoon, on the Feast of the Seraphic Father, St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis officially launched the publication of his Encyclical entitled “Fratelli Tutti” which speaks on fraternity and social friendship. I am sure a good number of you witnessed this momentous event through the various mass media outlets available to you.

The Philippine SVD Brothers Assembly took place last June 29–July 1, 2023, at the Divine Word College Laoag, Laoag City. The theme of the assembly was "SVD Brothers: Journeying Together in Confronting and Responding to the Challenges of a Wounded World."

Since 27 April, Rio Grande do Sul, in the far south of the country's southern region, has suffered from a rare combination of climatic factors that has resulted in a long and voluminous period of rain. This combination has included a warm air mass in southeastern and central-western Brazil that has blocked the movement of a cold front in the country's south.

In addition, two corridors of humidity, coming from both the Pacific Ocean due to the influence of the El Niño phenomenon and from the Amazon, boosted rainfall in Rio Grande do Sul.
In Canoas, the Madre Josefa Educational Centre, home to almost a hundred children aged 1 to 5, was completely flooded. The four sisters living there had to be rescued by boat on 4 May. As a result of the overflowing of the protective dykes, the neighborhood is still flooded, preventing the resumption of classes.

From 4 to 18 May, the Espírito Santo School Sports Gymnasium in the Nossa Senhora das Graças neighbourhood became a shelter for the families of Canoas affected by the floods. The school accommodated 192 people and 41 pets at the peak of the shelter's capacity. Many school staff members and volunteers helped house and care for this population, in addition to organizing donations of drinking water, food, hygiene products, cleaning materials, medicines, toys, clothes, shoes, mattresses, and blankets, among other contributions. To support the families and help them rebuild their homes, Solidarity Networks, an institution run by the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, launched the campaign "Compaixão para Rio Grande do Sul". Your donation will make a difference in the lives of many people.

By Press Office _SSpS_Brazil

Photo: A Left: A sign outside the chapel on the campus of the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan. Right: The chapel on the campus of the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan (GSR photo / Chris Herlinger)

Indian Sr. Leema Rose is a member of the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit and heads the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan, where she oversees a nursing training program for certified nurses and midwives.

Bad Driburg / Generalate of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters from Steyl

In an official letter dated February 25, 2015, the Holy See has given the go signal for the beatification process for the Co-foundress and first Superior General of the Steyl Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, Adolfine Tönnies (Mother Mary Michael).

Didi means sister in Hindi, India's national language. Yuvraj is a smiling little kid who lives on one of Mumbai's main streets at the traffic signal. His hand and neck were severely burnt with Diwali crackers.