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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…
Teutonic College hosts Ratzinger Library Inauguration
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - The official inauguration of the Library Biblioteca Romana Joseph Ratzinger – Benedetto XVI – dedicated to the life and the thought of the Pope Emeritus as a scholar and a Pontiff - was held on Wednesday evening at the Pontifical Teutonic College.   Before becoming Pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger celebrated Mass every week at the College, which serves the German-speaking community and is located on the Vatican grounds. The library is a collection of more than 1000 books in 36 languages provided by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, by the Vatican…


U.S. bishops approve statement that calls pornography ‘mortal sin’
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography on the second day of their Nov. 16-19 fall general meeting in Baltimore. “Producing or using pornography is a mortal sin that needs to be confessed in order for the person to receive God’s forgiveness,” says the draft version of “Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography.” “Those who produce and distribute pornography harm the common good by encouraging and even causing others to sin,” it says. The proposed statement, prepared by the bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, adds, “There are…
Ratzinger Prize awarded to Lebanese and Brazilian Professors
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - Two eminent theologians from Lebanon and Brazil have been awarded the Ratzinger Prize 2015, the Vatican announced on Monday. The winners of the prize, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize in Theology’, were chosen by the Benedict XVI Foundation, which aims to promote theology in the spirit of Joseph Ratzinger.  Listen to our report:   Professor Nabil el-Khoury, aged 74, is a professor of philosophy and literature. He received a doctorate on Saint Ephrem the Syrian from the Eberhard Karls University  of Tübingen in Germany in 1973. Later he taught at the Lebanese University in…


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