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Official websites and social media accounts for the Pope’s trip to Africa
Rome ( - Pope Francis started his six day journey through Africa on November 25th. He plans to visit Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. If you’re interested in finding out more about the Pope’s first trip to Africa, Web sites and social media accounts are already beginning to appear. includes the Pope’s itinerary and videos related to the trip, along with everything else you need to know. @PopeinKenya offers updates on Twitter, and there’s more information available at the "Pope Visits Kenya” Facebook page. While the Web site for his trip to Uganda is not yet available,…
On December 13th, 2015, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne will open the Holy Door of Mercy to begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a worldwide extraordinary jubilee declared by His Holiness, Pope Francis. The year will be celebrated through November 2016, to highlight the Catholic Church's mission to be a witness of mercy in the world today. Join us in discovering the graces the Lord has in store for the Diocese of Burlington throughout this Holy Year. Please plan to attend the Opening at 3PM, December 13, 2015, at Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral (20 Allen Street, Burlington, VT) or watch a live…
Catholic Television and the environment: Green Spirit TV
Toronto ( - In the United States, Green Spirit TV has produced a series of videos and lesson plans that will support teaching about Pope Francis Encyclical, Laudato Sii, Cultivating and Caring for Creation. Twelve-part video and lesson plan series, featuring Papal teachings, CCCB’s recent document on Church Teachings on the Environment, along with a selection of key religious and lay leaders across the country who have worked for decades on initiatives and parish-based education to help Catholics become participants in this growing Church-based eco justice movement. The television programs refer to the words of Pope Francis said in 2013:…
New call for applications to the Cardinal Foley Scholarship Fund for 2016/17
Strengthening capacities of communicators in the ministry of the local churches New call for applications to the Cardinal Foley Scholarship Fund for 2016/17 CAMECO is accepting applications for Cardinal Foley Fund scholarships in graduate and postgraduate studies in (pastoral) communications. The fund was launched in memory of Cardinal John Patrick Foley, former President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (PCSC), and was established by the PCSC, several donor organisations and CAMECO. The fund aims to broaden the base of qualified priests, religious and lay people with competence to further develop the communication ministry of the local churches. It also intends to qualify…
Uganda Episcopal Conference holds Training for Journalists ahead of the Papal visit
Uganda ( - With exactly six days left for the arrival of Pope Francis in Uganda, local journalists accredited to cover the Papal visit will be able to feed the public with accurate reporting after attending a day-long training on the purpose of the visit of His Holiness to Uganda and an overview of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.   The training, which was held on Friday, 13th November, 2015, at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat premises, was organized by Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) in partnership with the Government of Uganda. Pope Francis is expected to arrive at Entebbe International…
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