"Almost a year ago the Bishops mandated a Committee to review the missionary endeavour of the Church in England and Wales to the Church Overseas. The Committee has been meeting frequently and are making recommendations. England and Wales has a long tradition of sending out missionaries to plant the Church and build up the Body of Christ. Among those missionaries, the Mill Hill Missionaries, the only Missionary Society founded in England and Wales, has the primary place." (Mgr Canon James Cronin, National Director APF)
This year's ordinands together with Fr Anthony Chantry, General Suprior, at the occasion of the taking of the Perpetural Oath. From left to right: John Akain Kwa, Ronald Kajja, Fr Anthony Chantry, Oniz Kihokolo, Noah Monday, Andrew Mitema.
The South Sudanese town of Malakal has been the scene of fierce fighting and random violence ever since the end of last year. Frs Jakob KIrchler mhm and Ben Stopel mhm staid in Malakal through the worst of the violence and destruction, but are now safe and sound in Naiorbi, Kenya.
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Greetings from Iloilo! This is the 3rd batch of distribution of the Iron Sheets. In behalf of the people. I want to thank especially SPICMA for their generosity. People were very happy receiving the iron sheets to start rebuilding their houses. Now they can start repairing and rebuilding. May God bless you for your generosity and reward each one of you. Fr Abner Dimo mhm
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Assisted by a team of five 'faith animators' Fr Tim Greenway mhm regularly visits small groups of Christians and interested persons in a string of villages around Vikarabad. Here he is seen talking to 'the woman at the well'.
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The team of Baswar Mission lead by Frs Suresh and Nirmal en route to a house blessing in a nearby village as part of their outreach to outlying villages.
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Fr Frans Baartmans mhm in conversation with inhabitants of the Nagwa slum, Varanasi, India. For over thirty years now he has worked with the Dalit inhabitants of Nagwa sparing no effort to improve their general living conditions.
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Students walk and cycle to the Philosophy Centre at Karunapuram, India.
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April 2014 Issue of Friends of Mil Hill Magazine East AfricaRead More »
Both pro and anti-government armed forces are responsible for serious abuses that may amount to war crimes in two key oil hubs in South Sudan during recent fighting, Human Rights Watch said today.Human Rights Watch researchers visited Malakal and Bentiu, the capitals of two oil producing states, between January 29 and February 14, 2014. Researchers found that armed forces from both sides have extensively looted and destroyed civilian property, including desperately needed aid facilities, targeted civilians, and carried out extrajudicial executions, often based on ethnicity.Read More »
Between February 27 and March 9, 1964 all the missionaries were out of the country: 154 Comboni Sisters, 104 Comboni Missionaries, 13 Mill Hill Missionaries from Malakal. The expulsion had started in 1961. On May 17,1964 the Government expelled also the 4 Comboni Missionaries of Mading/Abyei, and Monsignor Edoardo Mason Bishop of El Obeid since he had been previously Bishop of Wau.Read More »
Wednesday, 5th March, 2014
"Malakal, a city of 250,000 inhabitants, is completely deserted. Although our safety was guaranteed, staying there would have been completely useless, because we would not have had anyone to assist" says to Fides Agency Sister Elena Balatti, a Comboni missionary who has just arrived in Juba from Malakal, at the center of clashes between government troops and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar.Read More »
Monday, 3rd March, 2014
The year 2014 marks a significant milestone in the life of the PCJ. It is the year of the Silver Jubilee of our institution, and also the year which sees the completion of a major expansion project. We would like to celebrate both of these achievements together. Consequently, we have decided that our Closing Day this year, which will fall on Thursday, May 8., 2014, should be used to celebrate the Silver Jubilee, and to bless the new buildings.
Hans Burgman mhm
Clericalism can be defined as: the power and privileges of the religious ministers excluding the lay people. From the beginning of his pontificate the new Pope Francis has stated that clericalism is a sickness of the church that has to be attended to. In section 28 of Evangelii Gaudium he indicates how we should deal with flaws inside the church. Renewal, he says, implies ‘ to correct those flaws introduced by her members which her own self-examination, mirroring her exemplar Christ, points out to her and condemns.’ We will try to make this self examination in this paper.Read More » Tuesday, 4th February, 2014
Failure. A poem by Rebenie Madar, student of theology at Pune, IndiaRead More » Wednesday, 15th January, 2014