(ANS - Kazipet) - Even little children are capable of great gestures: the children who attend the Club of Human Rights in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have decided to put aside some of their money to support their peers in Chennai, who were severely tested by the floods last December.
(ANS - Vatican City) - "Carry on! Every one of us has a place and a job in the Church. Please, do not forget the first vocation, the first call. Remember it! The Lord continues to call you today with the same love with which you were first called." These are the words Pope Francis addressed to the men and women religious who, on 2 February, attended the Eucharist in the Vatican Basilica for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The event also marked the closure of the Year of Consecrated Life.
(ANS – Cebu City) – Ha concluido el pasado domingo 31 de enero en Cebu City el 51° Congreso Eucarístico Internacional. En la misa de clausura, en la localidad de “South Road Properties”, el Delegado Pontificio para esta ocasión, el cardenal Charles Maung Bo, SDB, ha subrayado la importancia de la familia en la sociedad, el papel de las Filipinas como faro de evangelización para el tercer milenio y la centralidad de la Eucaristía en la vida de la Iglesia y de todos los fieles.
Comfort Zone: NO THANK YOU! "I prefer a wounded Church"
Some were astonished to see the face of Pope Francis injured during his visit to Colombia. The bruise on his eyebrow and on his cheekbone, the blood-stained white garment. A small accident on the Pope-mobile, which brought to mind the words of Bergoglio and inspired my ANS Editorial: "I prefer a Church that is bruised, wounded and dirty because it is going out into the streets, rather than a Church made sick by closure and the convenience of clinging to its own safety." (EG49)
RMG - Father Tom: "I am what I am today because God has taken care of me"
(ANS - Rome) - A serene man, in peace with God and with everyone, including the kidnappers, and also able to joke about the experience he lived through. This is the image the world's journalists and media saw in Fr Tom Uzhunnalil the morning of Saturday 16 September at the "Salesianum" in Rome where they heard in person the touching tale of captivity and liberation, both experiences lived with great faith in God.
Italy – Life of St. John Bosco narrated in Italian Public TV History Channel
(ANS - Rome) - A documentary on the life of St John Bosco aired on the Rai Storia channel in August. Produced with material from Teche Rai (Radiotelevisione Italiana), it was based on biographical notes suggested by guests Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Marco Pizzo and Domenico Agasso.