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BRAZIL
A Month Dedicated to the Word of God

September is always a special month for the Church in Brazil. In 1971, the Diocese of Belo Horizonte, in the southeastern part of the country, asked the help of the Daughters of St. Paul to organize a singular initiative: that of dedicating an entire month to the promotion of the Bible. (One of the reasons… Read more »

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Africa’s Technological Invention Award 2020 Goes to a Woman

Twenty-six-year old-year-old Charlette N’Guessan, a citizen of Ghana, has won the 2020 Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. She is the first woman to win this prize, conferred in recognition of her invention of Bace Api, a digital verification system that uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition to verify the identities of…

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PAKISTAN
A Joyful Return to the Community

We are delighted to share with you the message sent to us by our Pakistani postulants: Dashi, Rabishna, Maria and Tomsina, who say: “We are grateful first of all to the Lord for the trust and assistance he gave to our families, friends, the Daughters of St. Paul and ourselves, protecting us from the danger… Read more »

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UNITED STATES
Virtual Story Time

The sisters in our book center in St. Louis, Missouri, held a virtual story hour to reach out to children and families. The event lasted a week, Monday to Friday, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The sisters report: “We used a combination of Zoom and YouTube, reading stories here in St. Louis as well as using our… Read more »

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Catitablet: app for reading the Bible in local languages

Catitablet is an initiative launched by the Catholic Church of Angola during the Covid-19 pandemic to enable people to read the fundamental texts of the Church not only in paper format but also on mobile devices. On 4 August, the Local Church presented to the public its latest project, entitled The Catechism via Tablet–a…

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ARGENTINA
Children’s Book Fair

From 20-31 July, Argentina’s Fundación El Libro held a virtual edition of its annual Book Fair for Children and Youth–an initiative that contributes to the cultural and educational formation of the younger generation by encouraging them to develop early in life a positive relationship with books in an atmosphere of joy and fun. …

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First Cuban Catholic Radio Station on the Internet

Radio El Sonido de la Esperanza, launched by the Catholic Youth Network (RCJ), is the first Catholic radio station in Cuba to broadcast online 24 hours a day, thanks to the commitment of a group of young communicators to spread the message of the Church via the Internet. It was born recently as an online…

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The Giffoni Film Festival Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The original program of the 2020 Giffoni Children’s Film Festival included a series of initiatives set to begin as early as this past February. But Covid-19 obliged Festival planners to divide their calendar into three parts, distributing over the course of the whole year the films and events dedicated to #Giffoni50. The first part of… Read more »

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ITALY
Following the Thread of Memories

Silence, bells, ambulance sirens, the noise of helicopters, more silence…. The diocese of Bresica suggested that its parish and religious communities make a “wise rereading” of the experiences they lived during the months of lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The title of this initiative was “Following the thread of memories so as… Read more »

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