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Pioneering missionary bishop to China considered for beatification

Shanghai, China, Aug 10, 2017 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A cardinal who helped change Catholic missionary work in China is now a possible candidate for beatification.  Cardinal Celso Costantini became the first apostolic delegate to China in 1922. The situation in China was particularly complex in […]

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Vatican recognizes martyrdoms of missionary, lay catechist in communist Laos

Vatican City, May 6, 2015 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a private audience on Tuesday, Pope Francis advanced the causes of canonization of 12 potential saints, two of whom were martyred by communist revolutionaries in Laos in 1960. The May 5 audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato […]

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Missionary: Boko Haram behind attacks on churches, religious in Niger

Niamey, Niger, Jan 30, 2015 / 04:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Boko Haram is determined to take its jihadist campaign beyond Nigeria. Its next targets include Niger, where, as reported in an email message from a woman religious working as a missionary in the […]

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Pope Francis sees ‘powerful missionary potential’ in Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jan 15, 2015 / 09:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday repeated his praise for the Philippines’ Christians as he encouraged bishops, clergy, vowed religious and seminarians to proclaim the Gospel, identify with the poor and help the “broken in spirit.” “Filipino culture has, […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, the great missionary who protects her people

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2014 / 01:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis praised Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday as “a great missionary” who brought the faith to Latin America, as he called on Christians to see her prayers as an introduction to the Beatitudes and to […]

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A missionary Pope: Cardinal Etchegaray’s memory of Paul VI

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 03:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Paul VI was a missionary Pope who wished to bring the light of the Gospel all over the world, a cardinal who worked with the late Roman Pontiff, who will be beatified on Sunday, has recalled. Cardinal […]

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Highways, byways and sinners: these are the missionary fields

Highways, byways and sinners: these are the missionary fields

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2014 / 04:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his thanksgiving mass for the canonization of two Canadian Saints Pope Francis said that a true missionary goes out of himself, boldly bringing God’s message of love to all without distinction. “Missionaries are those who, in […]

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After brutal persecution, Albania ‘reopened’ to missionary zeal

After brutal persecution, Albania 'reopened' to missionary zeal

Tirana, Albania, Sep 21, 2014 / 03:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Mass at Mother Teresa square as part of his one-day trip to Albania, Pope Francis recalled the country's vicious history of anti-religious persecution, saying it is now ready for the Gospel to flourish. “Recalling the decades […]

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Pope ‘deeply saddened’ by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 02:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community of his closeness. “The Holy Father begs the Lord to welcome into his kingdom of […]

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FOCUS broadens missionary outreach with ‘Digital Campus’

FOCUS broadens missionary outreach with 'Digital Campus'

Denver, Colo., Sep 11, 2014 / 04:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With missionary teams on 99 college campuses across the continental U.S., the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has reached an impressive number of students in its 16-year history. But with thousands more institutes of higher learning […]

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