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Rise in immigration makes us missionaries at home, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2017 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking at a meeting of European bishops on Friday, Pope Francis said that the mass arrival of migrants and refugees may have its challenges, but also gives us the opportunity to be missionaries – even without leaving […]

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What do you say to a homeless person? Advice from Catholic urban missionaries

Denver, Colo., Nov 24, 2016 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s a common sight at a city intersection. A man or a woman holds a cardboard sign: “Homeless, Hungry. Please Give. Anything Helps.” Most motorists, stopped at the light and eager to move on, just ignore the […]

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Sister Nirmala, former head of Missionaries of Charity, dies in India

Kolkata, India, Jun 23, 2015 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics around the world are mourning the death of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who passed away Tuesday. Sr. Nirmala had succeeded Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, serving in that capacity from […]

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Divine Word Missionaries contemplate ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ in peripheries

Madang, Papua New Guinea, Jan 9, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Observing the Year of Consecrated Life convoked by Pope Francis, the members of the Society of the Divine Word serving in Papua New Guinea are gathered to study the Pope's 2013 apostolic exhortation on the […]

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Build on the fruit of missionaries, Pope encourages Zambian bishops

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts of missionaries to the country, a quarter of whose people are Catholic, and who […]

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Armed guards escort Cameroon missionaries amid terror attacks

Armed guards escort Cameroon missionaries amid terror attacks

Yaounde, Cameroon, Oct 7, 2014 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram terrorist activity spreading into Cameroon from northeastern Nigeria has caused local Catholic missionaries to increase security, but one bishop has stressed that relations with local Muslims are good. “The Boko Haram fighters supply themselves with […]

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Faith on Facebook? Author stresses need for ‘digital missionaries’

Faith on Facebook? Author stresses need for 'digital missionaries'

Boston, Mass., Oct 2, 2014 / 12:23 pm (CNA).- Catholic presence in social media is critical in reaching out to those who are lost or distanced from the Church, said Catholic executive and media expert Scot Landry. “New Media is a great place of encounter,” Landry told […]

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