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Birth of an Observatory on Respect for Religious Freedom in the World

In addition to launching a study and analysis of religious freedom around the world, the new Observatory will monitor the conditions of religious minorities across the globe to strengthen their protection and will also formulate proposals for awareness-raising activities. Salvatore Martinez, president of the Vatican Foundation “International Family Center of Nazareth,” has been appointed head… Read more »

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CZECH REPUBLIC
We Are Courageous (?)

On 6 February, a group of young men and women religious from various Congregations in the Diocese of Prague held their third meeting in a series aimed at acquainting people in their age bracket about the religious life. The theme of this encounter was We Are Courageous (?) while the themes of the previous two… Read more »

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ITALY
Biblical Formation

The Paoline Multimedia International Book Center, Rome, is continuing its program of Biblical Formation Encounters, which emphasize the centrality of the Word of God, so as to make it better known and loved. In fact, among the cultural activities organized by the book center (conferences, the presentation of significant books, meetings with authors), a primary… Read more »

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The St. Egidio Community Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary of Foundation

Fifty years at the service of peace, the poor, the sick, and also interreligious dialogue: these are the guiding lights of the St. Egidio Community, founded in Rome in 1968 by Andrea Riccardi. The Community, which today numbers thousands of adherents throughout the world, has carried out many important and successful initiatives, such as the… Read more »

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ITALY
Praying the Rosary with the Pope

Starting on Sunday, 18 February 2018, the Rosary guided by Pope Francis will be aired by Vatican Radio daily at 8:00 p.m. local time. The radio is a place of meeting, comparison of ideas and prayer: this conviction is the driving force behind the Vatican’s Radio apostolate, which has programmed a series of initiatives for… Read more »

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UNITED STATES
25th Anniversary of Radio Paulinas

On 29 January 2018, the Daughters of St. Paul of the Boston community celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for the 25th anniversary of Radio Paulinas. Sr. Maria Ruth Reyes currently produces three Spanish radio programs weekly which are aired by over one hundred radio stations in seventeen countries. In recognition and in gratitude for this… Read more »

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ROMANIA
St. Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles

On 31 January 2018, renowned biblical scholar Rinaldo Fabris presented the Romanian translation of his book St. Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles, at the FSP Book Center in Bucharest. Fr. Eduard Giurgi and the biography’s translator, Mihaela Voicu, introduced the text to the assembly in their talks by illustrating how the personality and thought of… Read more »

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Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day (World Network Security Day) is an annual event established in 2004 and organized internationally with the support of the European Commission, in order to promote a more secure and responsible use of the Web and new technologies, in particular for children and young people. It is celebrated worldwide on 6 February. Over… Read more »

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POLAND
Film: Three in One

The annual Hollywood Short Film Festival took place in California, USA, on 13 January 2018. The film Three in One by Brother Wojciech Turek, of the Society of St. Paul in Poland, was screened at this festival. Br. Turek is the same person who directed our film Artyska. Sr. Nancy Usselman and Sr. Helena Burns… Read more »

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Trust God

Letter of Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, Superior General

Dearest Sisters, Each year, the anniversary of Maestra Thecla’s “birth to heaven” finds us all united in remembering her in prayer and in the desire to imitate her docility to the will of God and great love for the Gospel. Little by little, as we penetrate her life more deeply–including through the many letters (over… Read more »