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POPE FRANCIS IN AFRICA, by Sarah-Leah Pimentel • On Saturday, 28 November, Pope Francis visited the shrines dedicated to the Anglican and Catholic martyrs — Joseph Mkasa, Charles Lwanga and their companions — who were burned alive in the late 19th century by the local king for preaching their faith. During the Holy Mass held at the Shrine to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their canonization, Pope Francis said that these martyrs “nurtured the gift of the Holy Spirit in their lives and freely gave testimony of their faith inRead More
Maria Fischer, Editors • “I think, speak and act not because and how others think, speak and act, but because it is my inner conviction!” A statement by Fr Franz Reinisch whose beatification process was opened in Trier in May 2013. He was a Pallottine Father; he was a Schoenstatter; he was a person who felt obliged to follow his conscience, and who died on that account. On 21 August 1942 Reinisch was executed in Brandenburg, Berlin. Again this year this important date will be commemorated with a gathering atRead More