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Jan 18, 2016
Columbans respond to the advice of Pope Francis.
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Dec 17, 2015
Columban Fr Shay Cullen, co-founder of PREDA, presents 'The Freedom Song'. It is a cry in the night for the many children who will have no Christmas now or for a long time.
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  Rev Kurt Zion Ordination

Nov 20, 2015
We congratulate Kurt and his family and his local Church on this happy occasion. Ten years of formation is a long time ...
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  Vatican cricket, a Catholic vs Muslim match and the Karachi connection

Oct 16, 2015
The upcoming sporting encounter between Muslims and Catholics will be a good bridge. It won’t perhaps embrace the whole world but it will gather players and spectators in friendship, energy, good competition ...
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  PRESS RELEASE - Muslims and Vatican to play cricket

Oct 05, 2015
While returning to Rome, Pope Francis answered a question about international, national and religious divisions and conflicts. He said that walls are never solutions but bridges always are. The sporting encounter will be a good bridge.
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  Encounters with my people

Sep 29, 2015
I was introduced to everyone and then we all shared the meal. After chatting with them, they told me I could go inside and sleep. But before that they cleaned the “table” where we earlier had our meal. It turned out to be my bed for the night.
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  Pilgrimages are at the heart of major religions

Sep 21, 2015
Father Patrick McInerney, lecturer in Arabic and Islamics at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, walked the Camino for 50 days last year and felt a huge sense of achievement at the end of his 1000-kilometre journey.
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  Columban Interreligious Dialogue Website

Sep 07, 2015
In a world too often convulsed by conflict, violence and terrorism—sometimes falsely associated with religion—dialogue is the best way to build relations...
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  The Subanens and the Story of Christmas

Aug 27, 2015
Mary gave birth in a stable because there was no room for them in the Inn. Over the past several decades the Subanen people have experienced similar joys, fears, and struggles.
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  Let it be quick

Jul 07, 2015
By God’s providence and the generosity of many people, including readers of The Far East, we raised enough money to buy a good number of animals. Their health improved; their children grew strong; they sang tribal songs again.
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  Called to be a priest

May 26, 2015
If you ask me why, why do I want to become a priest, a Columban missionary priest, I only have one answer – deep in my heart is this overwhelming joy and gratefulness I have for God for loving and accepting me for who I am.
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  Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Apr 24, 2015
Make space for dialogue with Muslims, now.
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  Feeling Smug: Practising What the Pope Preaches!

Mar 26, 2015
The Holy Father said, “Dialogue begins with encounter.” Well, I had invited Muslim guest lecturers, so that my students would encounter real, live, flesh-and-blood Muslims, not just hear about them in lectures or read about them in books.
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  Street children detained to clear way for Pope Francis’ Manila visit

Jan 19, 2015
In recent weeks, hundreds of children have been rounded up from shop door-ways and roadsides by police and officials and put behind bars to make the city more presentable during Pope Francis’ five-day visit.
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  Greetings from Manila

Jan 12, 2015
The annual Subanen reunion gathered about 90 souls in all. They wanted a bountiful meal different to their usual edible leaves, root crops, stringy vegetables, dried salted fish, bananas, and corn grits. The second most important concern is that there be hours of skits and games that provoke riotous…
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