In his homily, Bishop Lobo said, “Though unworthy to shepherd the diocese, that was erected in 1977, it was by the strength of God that led me to take up many challenges; I did what God desired during my tenure, I served the diocese as Bishop.”
Myanmar priests reached the Catholics in the remote area amid the crises for the Christmas tour on December 28. Due to hard roads, priests seldom arrive there. There are no nearby homes, only two catholic families.
Pope Francis announced the date of an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Synod to take place in St Peter's Square on September 30 at his traditional angelus message. The Pope announced the date of the Ecumenical Prayer Vigil in connection with the traditional Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which occurs every year from January 18 to 25.
Father Patrick Nawlang Zau Jat Aung has taken charge as the new coordinator of Radio Veritas Asia RVA Kachin-Jinghpaw Service from the former coordinator Father Patrick Gawmaw Hkawng Yae on January 13 at St. Columban, Aung Nan Radio Veritas Office, Myitkyina, Myanmar.
Sri Lankan Supreme Court has ruled that Former President and the police and intelligence chiefs have violated the fundamental rights of the victims by failing to act to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks in 2019 despite receiving intelligence information.
Archbishop Marco Tin Win of Mandalay Archdiocese inaugurated the first Prayer Hill of the Mandalay Archdiocese at St. Theresa Parish, Chin Nyaung Pin Thar, Myanmar, on January 1. The Calvary Hill is the first “Prayer Hill” in the Archdiocese of Mandalay.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Bosco Puthur and appointed Father John Panamthottathil of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) congregation as the new bishop of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Melbourne, Australia.
Pope Francis thanked the Italian police for their service for security around the Vatican at the audience with the Vatican Inspectorate of Public Security. “For all this, I heartily reiterate my esteem and appreciation for your helpfulness and for your dedicated and professional service,” the Pope says.
In the annual seminar for priests of the Rajshahi diocese in Bangladesh,
Bishop Gervas Rozario told that Synodality is about “raising awareness among people on how we can journey together on the path of life."
In an incident at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport last week, a Christian security officer was threatened with blasphemy charges by another employee for stopping a vehicle that did not have the necessary documents to enter the cargo area.
Global Winners of the Syro-Malabar Mission Quest, an online quiz competition on the mission, announced. The winners were chosen from over 10,000 participants from the 35 Syro-Malabar Dioceses worldwide.
In his telegram message, Pope Francis said, “I am sad for the news of the passing of the Cardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Secretariat of the Economy.” Cardinal Pell died in Rome on January 10, following cardiac complications after hip surgery.
Father Arun Bara SJ, a newly ordained priest, died in a road accident. "We Jesuits have lost a very young priest who was ordained in October 2022 and asks that he be received into God's glory and granted eternal peace," Jesuit Provincial.