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Unilateral setup of new seminary surprises archibishop of Tokyo

TOKYO (UCAN): “I am very confused by the decision of the congregation,” Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo, said in reaction to a letter from Fernando Cardinal Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, unilaterally announcing that a new seminary would be established for the Neocatechumenal Way somewhere in the Archdiocese of Tokyo.
 
In an August 15 statement he said he was not aware exactly where the seminary would be located or when it will become operational.
 

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Caritas embraces Catholic social work in China

MANILA (SE): Delegates from Catholic non-government organisations (NGO) in mainland China to the Third Caritas China Social Pastoral Conference held in Manila, The Philippines, from February 1 to 3, say that after a long struggle they now seem to have more freedom.

The first such meeting was held in Taiwan in 2013 and the second in Macau, but while processing papers in order to be allowed to attend those meetings was quite difficult, this time there were no problems.

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