The Novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,” is about a photographer who wakes up dead, with “seven moons” or a week to ask his friends and loved ones to find his photos and expose the brutality of the island's sectarian conflict. Accepting the prize, Karunatilaka said, “My hope for Seven Moons is this, that it is read in a Sri Lanka that has understood that these ideas of corruption and race-baiting and cronyism have not worked and will never work.”
Vatican News, together with the Dicastery for Culture and Education's Gravissimum Educationis Foundation, will feature special reports prepared by media students at Catholic universities in the Philippines and India. The project aims to allow students to share inspirational stories on their faith, the Church, and communion with the universal Church globally, while providing local news under the banner: "Good Makes Headlines!"
Cardinal Bo stressed the need for the Church to be reactive, to be an agent of peace, initiating dialogue, advocating for equality, and standing up to power with ‘empty hands.’ Mentioning that ‘every jubilee calls for metanoia, the Cardinal challenged the delegates to ‘fight for peace’ and to let peace-making be the new evangelization.’
The book is the result of scholars from Asia and other places working together to show the different ideas, approaches, and models that the Church used to communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this experience helps to inform the communication work of the Church in the future.
A Japanese bishop who attended the ongoing general conference in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), says it provides a "pastoral perspective" of the church.
Sister Mary Angelika, an Apostolic Carmelite nun, received the "Guru Prathiba Prabha" award in the category of Principals at the National Teachers & Principals Appreciation ceremony, which is hosted by the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka
The Youth Convention aims at bringing all the ethnic groups from the seven states of the Northeast to stay, pray, and celebrate their youthfulness together as one family, which has vital social, moral, and spiritual implications.
On the occasion of the festival, the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue of the Holy See sends "joy greetings and best wishes" to all Hindus who will be celebrating Diwali in a congratulatory letter. Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most important festivals in Hinduism, and the celebration is full of lights, fireworks, prayers and family meals.
FABC General Conference on October 19 discussed the pastoral significance of faith-rich encounters, digital media in ministry, the need for paradigm shifts in the formation of clergy, and the importance of pastoral care of families.
Ecological repentance is needed “to fix our ecology, which is in danger because greedy people cut down trees and pollute the air, "said Father Bonifasius Djuana. He added that changing to a more environmentally friendly way of living could help the economy grow, get better, heal the planet, and feed the people.
Youth delegates at FABC General Conference highlighted the importance of the youth being considered as more than just a task force, and the hope that elders and Church leaders will provide spiritual guidance and be kind to the growth of the youth.