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Forced to leave homeland

Forced to leave their homeland

World Refugee Day 2022 is observed on Monday, 20 June 2022. The World Refugee Day 2022 theme is:  ‘Together we heal, learn, and shine’.  Supporting, helping, and ensuring the safety of refugees should be an all-time goal and not just limited to the Refugee Day.  However, this day is a means to create awareness about the hardships of refugees and is ...

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Listening with the ears of God

listening with the ears of God

In his Message for the World Day of Communications 2022 (29th May) Pope Francis speaks about ‘Listening with the ears of God’. He quotes St. Paul: “faith comes through listening” (cf. Rom 10:17). But in fact he says the initiative is Gods. A God who wishes to communicate with us.  A God who speaks to us, and to whom we respond by ...

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‘Bee’ the change

'Bee' the change

Today, 20th May is World Bee Day (WBD). Yes, we can give thanks to these amazing creatures who contribute so much to our existence; to sustainability, and to our food security on this planet by being supported to do what they do best, without the destructive impact of pesticides, intensive agri-systems, and the escalating demands we make on our environment ...

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God’s plan is inclusive

God's plan is inclusive

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees which is on 22nd September 2022, Pope Francis said history showed that new arrivals played a “fundamental role” in social and economic growth.  In his 1,200-word message, dated May 9, the pope described the presence of migrants and refugees as both “a great challenge” and “an immense opportunity.” God’s plan is essentially ...

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A revolution of tenderness

A Revolution of Tenderness

In Pope Francis’ Message for the 2nd World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and Elderly on 24th July 2022, Pope Francis encourages the elderly to persevere in hope and reminds them of their great power to transform the world through prayer and tenderness. The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly is an opportunity to proclaim once more, with joy, ...

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A Project of Love

A Project of Love

Pope Francis will mark the World Day for Consecrated Life on Wednesday, February 2nd 2022 (the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord) with a Eucharistic celebration in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has addressed a letter to the world’s consecrated men and women inviting them to walk together as ...

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Orange the World

Orange the World

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and is a threat to millions of girls and women online and offline. It affects women regardless of their age, background, or level of education. This violence takes many forms, including physical, sexual, or psychological violence, as well as ...

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My Voice, Our Equal Future

the day of the girl child

The International Day of the Girl Child (11th October 2021) focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. Girls are breaking boundaries and barriers posed by stereotypes and exclusion, including those directed at children with disabilities and those living in marginalized communities. As entrepreneurs, innovators ...

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Building forward together

building forward better

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021 is 17th October.  The theme for this year is: “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet”. International days and dates have a purpose, in that they can focus our attention and determination to inform ourselves of the reality for our ‘brothers and sisters’ across the globe ...

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Towards An Ever Wider “We”

Towards an ever wider we

The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is on Sunday, 26th September 2021. This year’s theme is ‘Towards An Ever Wider “We”’ moving the focus from ‘Me’ to ‘We’. In the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis expressed a concern and a hope that “Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into ...

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