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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.

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.

SVD presence at the amazon synod in Rome

Fr. José Boeing (from Brazil) anf Fr. Miguel Heinz (from Germany) of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) who participated in the synod for Amazon share their impression on the synod.

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.

Sr. Kavita with mother and new born. Every year, around 700 pregnant women come to our clinic for a check-up. Most of them deliver their baby in their homes and the difficult cases come to the clinic. These difficult deliveries are always a nightmare for us in Weragu, Ethiopia. The joyful event of giving birth can suddenly turn into an unforeseen crisis.

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).

From 10 to 15 October, Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was held, the first assembly of SVD laity of the Afram zone (Africa-Madagascar). The meeting was attended by representatives of lay groups from Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Those from Zambia and Botswana participated online.

Lay leaders from 10 SVD Parishes across the Northeast States of India – Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh attended the SVD Lay Partners Animation Seminar at the SVD House, Guwahati, Assam on 24th and 25th March 2022. Around 40 lay leaders along with their Parish Priests participated in this two-day seminar organized by ING. Regional Superior, Fr. Maxim Rodrigues, and Mission Secretary, Fr. Clement Quadras were actively involved in the seminar along with other SVD fathers. I am deeply grateful to them for inviting me to this seminar and allowing me to share my experience as SVD lay partner.