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.

En la foto:El Papa firma la nueva encíclica “Fratelli Tutti” sobre la tumba de San Francisco en Assisi.

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Durante El Ángelus del bendecido día de hoy, en la fiesta del Seráfico Padre, San Francisco de Asís, el Papa Francisco lanzó oficialmente la publicación de su encíclica titulada Fratelli Tutti, que habla de la fraternidad y la amistad social. Estoy seguro de que un buen número de ustedes fueron testigos de este acontecimiento trascendental a través de las diferentes redes sociales.

Jóvenes del suburbio de la ciudad de Indore celebraron La Jornada Mundial de la Juventud en Janvikas, Indore el 12 de Agosto. El tema de la Jornada Mundial 2016 fue “Erradicar la pobreza y conseguir un consumo y producción sostenible. La sociedad Janvikas ha iniciado una nueva aventura con el apoyo de la Procura de Misiones , Steyler Missionare en Austria. La idea es ayudar a los jóvenes del suburbio de Indore a empoderarles y así empoderar a la sociedad. Se han formado cuatro grupos de jóvenes en cada suburbio de la ciudad para ayudarles a ser más responsables y mejores ciudadanos.

Oh! that beautiful yet tragic day when Fr Augustine Rodrigues was with us then all too suddenly left us.

The SVD Generalate Leadership Team on Wednesday, 11th June began its semi-annual weeklong meeting called Caucus to evaluate and plan the activities. The meeting is held in Nemi, a beautiful town located about 50 km from Rome where the SVD have a retreat house.

The Western Province celebrates its 50thAnniversary this year. In 1964, the province began with 38 priests and seven Brothers. The ministry sites for the new province included Verbum Dei High School, St. Leo parish and the SVD Mission Office, all in Los Angeles.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Itapua is a center of pilgrimage and prayer for Catholics , but also an attractive tourist site because of the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds the Paraná River, 12 km from the center of Encarnación in the Department Itapua.

Los Chiles is really a very beautiful place with a large population. From the parish, several community services are offered. In my opinion a Parish Mission is needed. The people are thirsty for something more. I invite our young missionaries of the Region to come to this fertile soil for evangelization.

Invited by Fr. Jan Wichary, local superior of the SVD community in Zakopane, Fr. Jan Halama, provincial superior of the Slovak province, took part in the celebration of St. Joseph Freinademetz, the patron saint of the missionary house in Zakopane. The occasion took place on February 2, 2014 in the local parish of Holy Cross in Zakopane.

Bone patients in Madang province, can now be operated on, following the arrival of new instruments from Poland. SVD POL donated the equipment after a successful application by the Doctor in Charge of Modilon orthopaedic unit, our SVD Brother, Doctor Jerzy Kuzma.

Three years ago, on March 11, Japan suffered its most powerful known earthquake, which rattled the country, unleashed a tsunami of up to 100 feet, and resulted in the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

On January, 13, 2014, in the chapel of St. Joseph Freinademetz community of Seoul, the newly appointed Regional Superior of Korea Region: Fr. Benedict Kim Jong Il (in photo, 4th from left), along with his new council were installed.

Foto: Izqd: El panel  fuera de  la capilla en las instalaciones  del Insituto Católico de capacitación sanitaria en Wau, Sudán del Sur. Derch: La capilla del Instituto  (GSR photo / Chris 

Rose Leema de la India, es miebro de la Conmgregación Religiosa de las Misioneras Siervas del Espíritu Santo y dirige el Instituto Católico de Capacitación en Salud en Wau, Sudán del Sur, donde supervisa un programa de capacitación en enfermería para enfermeras y obstetras. El instituto, que lleva la abreviación de CHTI, es uno de los principales proyectos humanitarios en Solidaridad con Sudán del Sur, y trabaja en nombre de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Sudán. El instituto capacita a profesionales de la salud que, según señala, "están inspirados en una visión cristiana de la dignidad de la persona humana y los valores de respeto, compasión y justicia".

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