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A colloquium will take place in Rome tomorrow to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the foundation of the Jesuit Refugee Service. Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, Director of the Holy See's Press Office, will discuss the challenges of the reception of refugees with Fr Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, in an event co-organised by JRS International and Centro Astalli entitled Hospitality on the frontiers.The colloquium will be an opportunity to explore the concept of refugee...
Image of Christ in Glory with flames. Photograph by Lawrence Lew OP at flickr.com
I have come to set the earth on fire and how I wish it were already blazing. ...  Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three. (Luke 12:49, 51-52) This saying of Jesus is often misunderstood. We may claim that our lack of charity, lack of respect, and the divisions we cause are the divisions to which Jesus is referring when he said he is bringing fire to...
Pope Francis has described the digital highway as a street, which is “teeming with people” who are hurt and in search of hope and salvation. And it is onto this street that the Church – this “bruised Church” – needs to minister.The Pope’s message for World Communications Day (Sunday 1 June 2014) is entitled ‘Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter’ and it considers how effective the digital environment can be in...
Before coming to work as the Director of Development and Communications with the Jesuits my career had been mainly in the arts and cultural sector.  My Catholic family history originated with a family of Dutch extraction settled over many generations in Bombay.  One of my great uncles was a Jesuit of the Bombay province, and one of my great aunts was a Poor Claire sister.  Although I wasn’t aware of it at the time, my north London primary school, run by the Companions...