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From missionary trails

Fr Marek Woldan, a priest from the Diocese of Czestochowa, who currently works in Papua, writes about his missionary life.

Today I continue my missionary story, which I began last week. Returning to Kupara I already took part in the so-called patrol, a journey to one of my missionary stations. »

Martyrs of the third millennium

Christianofobia in India

Tomasz Musial

Christians are still killed in India. The religious persecutions of Christians that the Hindu fundamentalists began in Orissa, in the north of India, has moved to other Indian states. »

From missionary trails

Fr Marek Woldan

I reached Mendi after almost a 24- hour flight and a three-day journey. This is the central city of one of the Papuan dioceses with which my priestly life will be connected for several years. »

We help children from Georgia

Artur Stelmasiak

In their short lives they have already experienced war. They know what despair and suffering are. The sick children from Georgia. The war deprived them of everything. The world is waiting for their smiles and the children are waiting for our help. »

Father Pio, controversial during his lifetime and after his death

Pawel Teperski, OFM Cap

Saints are tough nuts to crack for their contemporaries. A saint is always a direction given by Lord God to a given generation, showing that there is God and that there is eternal life. »

The Church in France

Fr Martin de La Ronciere

The present situation of the Church in France can be compared to the condition of a patient being convalescing after a serious disease. The serious disease of the French Church goes back to the 1960s and 1970s. »

The gift that is still rejected

Henryk Kuczaj

Unfortunately, the encyclical ‘Humanae vitae’ still evokes controversies. Few people fully realize that the document, which originated four decades ago, becomes more and more valid today when we witness the negative effects of its rejection. »

Saint Paul the Apostle – giant of faith

Lidia Dudkiewicz

On 29 June 2008, during the solemn Vespers in the Roman Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, at the tomb of the Apostle to the Nations, Benedict XVI inaugurated the Year of St Paul. »

‘You will receive power...’

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

‘You received the spirit of sons’ (Romans 8:15) was the motto of the memorable Sixth World Youth Day, which was held in Poland, in Czestochowa on 14-15 August 1991, with the participation of John Paul II. »

Following in the footsteps of St Paul the Apostle

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Bishop Luigi Padovese, the Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia and the President of the Turkish Bishops’ Conference.

The Feast of the Eucharist

Krzysztof Poroslo, seminarian

In one of his publications Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) defined the Eucharist as ‘the feast of faith’; faith in the real presence of Christ, in his resurrection and in making this paschal mystery manifest in the liturgy. »

Saint Father Pio – a sign and challenge

Rev. Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Gracjan Majka, a Capuchin.

Recently you have written about the opening of the tomb of Saint Father Pio. We all worship this Saint. Tell us please the story of the exhumation of this holy Stigmatic? »

World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

A World Day of Prayer for the Church in China will be celebrated on 24 May 2008 in Poland and in the world for the first time. This is the answer to the request of Benedict XVI expressed in his message to the Chinese faithful. »

The part-glass coffin of Father Pio

Milena Kindziuk

Particular saints had different gifts during their lives but each had slightly different ones. After death the bodies of some saints could be preserved, which does not mean that the saint whose body was not deteriorated is holier than other. »

The tomb of Father Pio was opened

Fr Gracjan Majka, OFMCap

On the Feast of Epiphany, 6 January 2008, Archbishop Domenico D’Ambrosio who had been the president of the Work of Father Pio, the Padre Pio Foundation ‘Home for the Relief of Suffering’ since 8 March 2003, i.e. for five years, and Director of the Padre Pio Prayer Groups, celebrated an evening Mass in the Capuchin Church of St Mary of Grace in San Giovanni. »

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