Loving Christ in the poorest of the poor

Fr. Richard Ho Long, M.O.P, Founder of Missionaries of the PoorJamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the fifth-largest island of the Caribbean. Christianity is the largest religion practiced in Jamaica, although only 2% are Roman Catholic. It is in this environment where a new congregation was founded in 1981: the Missionaries of the Poor, an international Catholic monastic order of religious brothers. Jonas Soto interviews Fr. Richard Ho Lung, founder of the Missionaries of the Poor. Download (right click and Save as)

Building a civilization of peace in South Sudan

Bishop Paride Taban, Bishop Emeritus of Torit, South SudanIn 2011 when South Sudan finally gained independence from the north it seemed a symbol of African progress similar to the end of apartheid in South Africa. But in December 2013, the violence returned. Pitted against each other were South Sudan’s two predominant and most populous tribes, the Dinka and the Nuer. Mark Riedemann welcomes his Excellency Bishop Paride Taban talking about situation in South Sudan today and his personal efforts for peace. Download (right click and Save as)

The impact of blasphemy laws in minorities

Mr. Cecil Chaudhry, Executive Director of the National Commission for Justice and PeaceThe current blasphemy laws in Pakistan have enabled all sorts of abuses against religious minorities, in particular against Christians. The interpretation of the law is used to manipulate and benefit the accuser, Jonas Soto interviews Mr. Cecil Chaudhry, Director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), a human rights body of the Catholic Church in Pakistan to talk about the impact of blasphemy laws in religious minorities. Download (right click and Save as)

The clamour of Iraqi Christians: Help us!

Fr. Douglas Al-Bazi, Chaldean Catholic priest in Erbil, Northern IraqMark Riedemann interviews Fr. Douglas Al-Bazi, a Chaldean Catholic priest serving thousands of Christian refugees in Erbil – Christians forced to flee their Iraqi villages and cities by Islamic State militias. Fr. Douglas speaks about how important it is to forgive as otherwise God’s grace cannot be passed on to future generations. Download (right click and Save as)