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That visit, he said "was only a spiritual preparation for a second, even more significant event: the beatification of Peter ToRot, which was the culmination of the work of evangelization" accomplished thanks to the contribution of the French Marist missionaries, of PIME, Comboni and SVD. "Since then, religious congregations have made a significant contribution to the evangelization and the integral development of the people of Papua New Guinea and Melanesia,... More»
Today, January 15, the feast of Saint Arnold Janssen, founder of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), the Bishop of the diocese of Oberá (Argentina), His Exc. Mgr. Damián Santiago Bitar, recalls in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, the indispensable presence of the spiritual children of the Saint, the Divine Word Missionaries, in Argentina. More»
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 proclamation of the Gospel in today's world. More than 60 Divine Word Missionaries from across the Melanesian nation are in Alexishafen, 10 miles north of Madang, Jan. 5-10, to share their experiences of missionary life and to study Evangelii Gaudium as a beacon for evangelization... More»
The onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 claimed far more lives than originally estimated. At a Mass yesterday, Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, a priest from Tacloban in the Philippines, told churchgoers that more than 15,000 people died, reported the Philippine Star today. More»
National Migration Week 2015 is taking place from January 4–10, organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’(USCCB), to raise awareness about the hardships faced by migrants. More»
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