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MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Turning point: meeting between President and leader of Opposition

Meeting between Uhuru and Odinga comes in answer to prayers

EDITORIAL TEAM
 Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga
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he meeting between President Uhuru and the leader of National Super Alliance (NASA), Raila Odinga, comes in answer to our prayers. Catholics and other Christians have prayed with faith for peace in our country. Not by chance this is happening during the season of Lent; I believe that President Uhuru and Raila can be symbolic figures of a new healing for our nation”, Fides learned from Mercy Lanya, a Catholic lay woman belonging to Assumption of Mary parish in Umoja, Nairobi. Her reaction...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope calls for a ‘globalization of solidarity’

Francis visited the Sant'Egidio Community on 50th anniversary

LINDA BORDONI
Pope Francis and Andrea Riccardi
P
ope Francis has encouraged members of the Sant’Egidio Community to continue courageously in their mission to build bridges, keep dialogue open, stay close to the poor and the discarded, and pray for peace. The Pope’s words came on Sunday afternoon during a visit to the headquarters in Rome of the Community that is celebrating its 50th anniversary. During a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word inside the beautiful Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica which the...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

‘24 Hours for the Lord’: a initiative with Pope Francis

Friday a penitential celebration presided over by Pope Francis

EDITORIAL TEAM
Pope receives the Sacrament of Reconciliation
P
ope Francis on Friday is to preside over the opening of the ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ with a penitential celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica. The annual event is organized and promoted by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. The 24 Hours for the Lord initiative is an opportunity for people to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A church in every diocese around the world will be open for 24 consecutive hours as part of the...
THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS

"I, PUT TO THE PILLORY FOR A HAIL MARY"

FEDERICO CENCI
In a typical long and busy day of a young university graduate, twenty seconds represent an infinitesimal fraction. Yet, from the media echoes raised by this affair, it seems that those twenty seconds spent last Friday, in a classroom of Humanistic Studies of the University of Macerata, weigh like a huge stone of scandal. What happened was that the Prof. Clara Ferranti interrupted her lesson of phonetics to recite a Hail Mary, inviting students to join in prayer. But the short devotional...
SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017, IN TERRIS

Turkey - Koran read in Hagia Sofia for first time since Ataturk

The reading transmitted by state TV. Groups want to reopen the basilica as a mosque.

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Turkey - Koran read in Hagia Sofia for first time since Ataturk
Turkish President Recep Tayyep Erdogan toying with the Hagia Sofia continue in an attempt to return it to Islamic worship. Hagia Sofia is a historic Christian church built by Justinian and converted into a mosque by Mohammed II in 1453 and converted by Kemal Ataturk to the museum in 1935. Following the announcement of his intention to hold prayers within the historic Costantinian basilica made on the eve of the constitutional referendum, now come the facts: yesterday, for the first time an...
THURSDAY 18 MAY 2017, IN TERRIS

Want to join Mary in battle? Pray the rosary

PAOLO PAGNOTTA
Want to join Mary in battle? Pray the rosary
Pope Francis' apostolic journey to Fatima was in all aspects, a Marian pilgrimage, two days dedicated entirely to Our Lady, to the mother that Jesus gave to humanity while dying in the cross. To her that never gets tired of knocking on our shoulders asking us to repent, to convert, and believe in Him. To her that has the power to crush evil under her feet. A journey in which the Holy Father asked all Christians to follow Our Lady in that unconditional "Yes" that she spoke in the Holy House of...
FRIDAY 05 MAY 2017, IN TERRIS

Pope's prayer intention for May: Christians in Africa

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Pope's prayer intention for May: Christians in Africa
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for May is dedicated to Christians in Africa: That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace. The Pope’s Video on this prayer intention was produced by the Apostleship of Prayer. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7QdFTJ2WNo[/embed] Below please find the full text of the Pope’s Video: When we look at Africa, we see much more than its great natural...
SATURDAY 04 MARCH 2017, IN TERRIS

The priests in the world of defamation

DON ALDO BUONAIUTO
The priests in the world of defamation
Almost every day indecorous stories appear on the media on the alleged scandalous conduct of priests. The media has a scrupulous zeal in focusing on every single unfortunate situation, highlighting it as much as possible. Many serious and wrong behaviours however, have nothing to do with crimes and offenses which instead must be severely punished after all the necessary investigations. It would not be fair to pillory anyone that is suspected but not condemned. Even to priests the same rights...
NEWS
Pope Francis and Andrea Riccardi
ANNIVERSARY

Pope calls for a ‘globalization of solidarity’

Francis visited the Sant'Egidio Community on 50th anniversary
Donald Trump
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

White House: a new plan to prevent school shootings

Trump vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns
Militant groups
BLASPHEMY LAW

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

Frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law
Students against guns
FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING

Florida School shooting: gun bill on governor’s desk

After massacre of 17 people by a teenager
African women
AFRICA

Women, milestone of the Church in Africa

Church of Africa about women
Pope Francis
POPE' APOSTOLIC JOURNEY

Pope Francis in the Baltic countries in September

Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to three Baltic States
Pope Francis on March 8th
MARCH 8TH

International Women's Day: more equality in Church

Hansen, S.J. about the lack of women in leadership roles in the Roman Curia
Vatican’s Clementine Hall
MIGRATION

Pope to Migration Commission: dialogue to end suffering

Francis met the International Catholic Migration Commission