Message for the 47th World Communications Day

Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.Here is a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI's message for the World Day of Communications, released today by the Vatican.

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Cardinal Tong Urges Prayers for China-Vatican Relations

FABC -- Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong has urged fellow delegates at the 10th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) to support and pray for the successful resolution of strained relations between the Holy See and the government of mainland China through dialogue.

"May I ask for your prayers to bring us help to resolve the difficulties encountered in China-Vatican relations?" Cardinal Tong asked during his homily at a Mass on Dec. 13, the third full day of the assembly.

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Asia’s Bishops: Church Needs Renewed Evangelizers

This article has three parts, an introduction and two appendices.  ALL THREE PARTS are essential to understand completely what transpired during the Tenth Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) in Vietnam. 

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FABC Bishops Identify Challenges for "New Evangelization"

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, secretary general of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), opened the second full day of the 10th FABC Plenary Assembly on Dec. 12 with a summary of the working paper written by his predecessor Archbishop Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato, Philippines.

The 30-page text, whose title is based on the assembly theme, "FABC at Forty Years - Responding to the Challenges of Asia: A New Evangelization," outlines the federation's history and highlights the theme of every previous plenary assembly, the FABC's highest governing body.

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Small Churches of Asia Offer Many Lessons at FABC Plenary Assembly

The second day of the 10th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) was especially interesting and informative for bishops attending such an event for the first time, because it gave them a chance to learn about other Churches of Asia.

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