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Peacebuilding partnership helps Central African Republic heal after... Peacebuilding partnership helps Central African Republic heal after...

Peacebuilding partnership helps Central African Republic heal after...

Thursday 12 December 2017

By Zack Baddorf, Catholic News Service 
 
Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees in the compound of an international charity in the Central African Republic. The occasional stumble sends nervous laughter around the group of Christians and Muslims who have been paired up at random for the experiment, an exercise in building trust between communities torn apart by conflict.

Priest: Brazil's prison system ‘factory of torture that creates monsters’

Wednesday 11 January 2017

By Lise Alves, Catholic News Service
 
The more than 100 deaths of inmates since the beginning of the year in Brazilian prisons does not come as a surprise for Father Valdir Joao Silveira, national coordinator of the Brazilian bishops' prison ministry. ‘Prison is a place of death and torture,’ in Brazil, said Father Silveira.

Reactions to a remarkable nun’s story

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Media and Communications Office
 
In December’s issue of Melbourne Catholic magazine, we talked to Sr Francis Baum, a Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sr Francis celebrated her 60 years of services late last year and our article uncovered her remarkable journey from being a refugee from Nazi Germany to becoming a religious sister. This week, we caught up with Sr Francis again, to find out the impact our article had had on her and those who know her.
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