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Pastoral Letter Of The Bishop Of East Anglia (30-31 Dec. 2017)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, St Pope John Paul II, in his Exhortation on the Family, wrote these words: “The future of humanity passes by way of the family.” These words apply not just to our own families today,

Christian and Muslim religious leaders in the Philippines condemned the beheading of a soldier

“We feel very sad and disappointed,” said Father Angel Calvo, a Spanish Claretian missionary who has been working in the southern Philippines for the past 40 years. Christian and Muslim religious leaders in the Philippines condemned the beheading of a

THE POWER OF PASTORAL CARE

The word “pastoral” has widely lost its power. It is used frequently in churches to mean a nice person, someone easy going, a good listener. “Pastoral care” has readily been elided with models of chaplaincy, rather than say a radical

Threats and old age fail to slow Italian missionary

Claretian missionaries admire Father Peter Geremia who has spent 40 years in the southern Philippines bringing Muslims and Catholics together. Time is catching up with Peter Geremia, but even after 78 years the Italian-born missionary who has spent four decades

Called to Live the Spirit of the Founder and the Martyrs

Message for the Feast of the Founder 2017, by our Superior General. Tuesday 24/10/2017 The feast of our Founding Father this year is impregnated with special joy by the grace of the beatification of our 109 brothers, martyrs of the

Indian eye-donation campaign goes global

Claretian Missionary Fr. George Kannanthanam began the movement in 2013 to promote donations of corneas for transplantation to restore sight. In the past four years, the movement has spread to hundreds of voluntary organisations, dioceses and religious movements in the five