Cardinal Sebastian noted that these acts of penance are also being done by other non-Catholic Asians, especially Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims, bringing about a unique sense of spiritual unity within the region.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith urged the Colombo Catholic community to embrace their brothers and sisters wholly to build the New Sri Lanka. “Even though it has been 75 years since Sri Lanka gained independence, today, we are slaves of the world,” according to Cardinal Ranjith.
Singaporean Cardinal paid tribute to the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in the statement published on January 2. “We are sad to hear that Pope Emeritus Benedict passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022,” Cardinal William Goh said.
‘Ecumenical Journey of Churches in the Telugu Region: Milestones in Two Decades (2001-2021)’ was released in many places during the semi-Christmas celebrations in 2022. This book presents the origins, various phases of growth, activities, and achievements of the ecumenical movement in the Telugu Region covering the States of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana (TS) from which emerged the Federation of Telugu Churches (FTC).
“With sorrow, I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 AM in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as possible. As of Monday morning, January 2, 2023, the body of the Pope Emeritus will be in Saint Peter's Basilica so the faithful can bid farewell," the Holy See Press Office announced.
A group of mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and aunts of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war hand Pope Francis a traditional embroidered blanket, advocating for the protection and return of their loved ones.
Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa Archdiocese encouraged the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to register for the elections to vote. “It is an opportunity for each citizen to use his or her right to choose his or her government at the time of the elections,” says the cardinal.
Pope Francis requested a “special prayer” for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the end of the General Audience on Wednesday. The director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, told the journalists, "In the last few hours, there has been an aggravation of his health due to advancing age.”
Amruthavani Communication Center hosted the Sree Yesu Jananam (Nativity of Jesus Christ) cultural show at St. Theresa's church in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, on December 18. Nativity of Jesus Christ is a unique show which blends evangelization with Kuchipudi classical dance, a cultural heritage of the Telugu region of India.