Zambia’s Catholic Diocese of Solwezi has implored participants in the just ended School of Missionary Animation (SOMA - I) training programme to realise that as animators, they are sent to promote missionary awareness in the life of the Church.
The Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, sends a message to participants at the Ecclesial Assembly taking place this week in Mexico City. He says "it is one of the many ways in which the Church is re-learning to listen and discern."
Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and calls for a renewed Christian humanism to help stem the fluidity of Western society.
Pope Francis is praying for the dead, the injured and the families of all those affected by Sunday’s attack on a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, USA.