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Ordinations help heal memories of massacre

BHUBANESWAR (SE): Kandhmal district in the Indian state of Orissa was the scene of a bloody anti-Christian massacre in December 2007, which left over 100 people dead and more than 50,000 displaced from their homes.

A wave of violence instigated by Hindu nationalists saw violence building until it overflowed into a massacre at the end of the year and continued for some time into the following year.

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Taiwan has role in China Church

TAIPEI (UCAN): The Church in Taiwan can play a bridging role between the Vatican and Beijing, as well as between the government-sanctioned official communities and the unofficial communities in China.

Speaking at a seminar hosted by the Chinese Christian Spirit Community on 2 December 2016, Father Jeroom Heyndrickx, a frequent visitor to China and Taiwan, said he is optimistic about China-Vatican relations.

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Tragic Christmas for Russia

ROME (SE): Sixty members of the world famous Russian Alexandrov Ensemble, which performed at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, the United States of America (US), on 17 December 2007, died when an aeroplane went down en route from the southern Russian city of Sochi to Syria killing all 92 on board.

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The right man for an impossible job

GENEVA (SE): Before Donald Trump formally becomes the president of the United States of America, another major shift on the global stage is due to take place.

On the first day of the New Year, António Guterres, a much respected politician from Portugal became the new secretary general of United Nations (UN), to replace Ban Ki-moon from South Korea, who has held the post for the past 10 years.

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Christmas explosion in Midsayap

MANILA (SE): An explosion outside the Shrine of Sto. Niño in the township of Midsayap in North Cotabato at 9.20pm on Christmas Eve left 12 people wounded, including one police officer, CBCP News reported.

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Mayors push a welcome for all

VATICAN (SE): A gathering of mayors from around Europe called for the creation of a Network of Mayors to promote intercity cooperation in dealing with the issues facing the metropolitan areas on the continent.

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Hopes for shared communion

ROME (SE): “I hope that the next declaration opens the way for shared Eucharistic communion in special cases,” Walter Cardinal Kasper said in expressing his hope for ecumenical progress through intercommunion.

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Ex-Catholics are becoming younger

WASHINGTON (SE): “Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age—sometimes before the age of 10—and their reasons are deeper than being bored at Mass,” Mark Gray, a senior research associate at the Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University (CARA), says in a new report published in conjunction with two national studies done in the United States of America by the centre.

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Loved bishop of Sao Paulo mourned

SAO PAULO (SE): Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to Odilo Pedro Cardinal Scherer, the archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil, following the death on December 14 of its former archbishop, Paulo Cardinal Arns, at the age of 95.

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Uganda hosting floods of refugees from South Sudan

KAMPALA (SE): The African nation of Uganda has seen more refugees coming across its borders in the last four months than arrived in the European nation of Greece during the first 10 months of this year.

Its once sparsely populated northern grassland of Bidi Bidi has in a short space of time been transformed into what Caritas Uganda describes of the second largest refugee shelter in the world.

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