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Communication of elegance

HONG KONG (SE): Pope Francis has promulgated an apostolic letter which in part focusses on the manner of the translations of the liturgy, but it also implies a strengthening of the role of bishops’ conferences as decision-making bodies in their own areas.
 
Released in September as a motu proprio, which literally translates as on his own impulse, the document has legal effect and applies in all areas to which it is addressed.
 

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Fifty-year-old encyclical reflects how little has been achieved

HONG KONG (SE): A forum organised by the Justice and Peace Commission at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Wanchai on September 29 to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the landmark encyclical, The Progress of Peoples (Populorum Progressio), heard there is still a long way to go in bringing the development of humankind to an inclusive fulfillment.
 

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Celebrating The Progress of Peoples

HONG KONG (SE): The 50th anniversary of the publication of the encyclical of Pope Paul VI, The Progress of Peoples (Populorum Progressio), was marked at the Vatican with a two-day symposium from April 3 to 4.
 
In his landmark encyclical, which brought a fresh spirit into the life of the Church on the ground, Pope Paul called on nations to begin a dialogue of mutual understanding with each other, something he said is especially important for wealthy nations in their dealings with people from developing economies.
 

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