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Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

ANSA1236086 LancioGrande(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to "every form of hatred and violence", especially those "perpetrated in places of worship, where the faithful gather to pray".

He was referring to an attack on Catholics attending Sunday Mass in southern Nigeria and to recent violence against Christians in the Central African Republic.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 August 2017 09:24

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PRESS STATEMENT: Dissolving Parliament and Early Elections

August 11, 2017


DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT AND EARLY ELECTIONS


The Jesuit Institute South Africa urges opposition parties to rethink and to desist from attempting a motion to dissolve Parliament and force early elections in reaction to the outcome of the no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma. This is a ridiculous, impulsive and reckless move. In the unlikely event of this intended motion succeeding, the country could potentially dissolve into an even deeper political and economic crisis.

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Truth to Power. Sorry Mr Zuma

By Russell Pollitt SJ

imagesPresident Jacob Zuma has begun to sound more and more like the old apartheid-style leaders BJ Vorster and PW Botha. He has, several times, told church leaders that they "must mind their own business" and rather "pray for their leaders to do better." His latest comments were made last weekend when he spoke at St. John's Apostolic Faith Mission Church in Evaton. The South African Council of Churches (SACC) had urged members of parliament to vote to remove Zuma in last week's no-confidence vote.

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August 18, 2017

Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to "every form of hatred and violence", especially those "... Read more

August 18, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT: Dissolving Parliament and Early Elections

August 11, 2017 DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT AND EARLY ELECTIONS The Jesuit Institute South Africa urges opposition parties t... Read more

August 18, 2017

Truth to Power. Sorry Mr Zuma

Truth to Power. Sorry Mr Zuma

By Russell Pollitt SJ President Jacob Zuma has begun to sound more and more like the old apartheid-style leaders BJ Vor... Read more

August 18, 2017

Zambian commitment to Child Protection

Zambian commitment to Child Protection

The Irish Jesuit Missions office has been generous in providing assistance, encouragement and resources to the Zambia-Ma... Read more

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Catholic students' movement launches Sustainable lifestyles campaign

Catholic students' movement launches Sustainable lifestyles campaign

The National Movement of Catholic Students (NMCS) Zimbabwe a member of the International Movement of Catholic Students l... Read more

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Chad: Education is the only way to change the world

Chad: Education is the only way to change the world

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August 18, 2017

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

                     Pope Francis prays with journalists on the p... Read more

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Celebrating the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola with Zambuko House

Celebrating the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola with Zambuko House

The Zimbabwe-Mozambique Province joyfully celebrated the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola with over 400 congregants, on th... Read more

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Père E. Foro, SJ:« Heureux d'avoir servi, heureux de servir»

Honoré Onana Olah, SJ Le père Emmanuel Foro, SJ vient de passer six années à Hekima College, une institution jésuite ba... Read more

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