Poverty and corruption: scenario to harbor fundamentalists

Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, Nigeria, Diocese of SokotoNigeria is roughly divided in half between Christians, living mostly in the southern and central parts of the country, and Muslims, concentrated mostly in the northern and southwestern regions. Constant friction between ethnic groups, religious rivalry, and territorial disputes, has created an extremely risky environment for Christians in some regions. The terrorist activity of Boko Haram has become world known for its violence and cruelty. Jonas Soto interviews Bishop Mathew Kukha, from the diocese of Sokoto.in Nigeria Download (right click and Save as)

Christians: a bridge between Arab and Jewish worlds

H.B. Patriarch Fouad Boutros Twal, Patriarch of JerusalemThe Holy Land – a land that’s been called the “Fifth Gospel” and yet a place where Christianity has declined from at least 75% to 25% in the last 60 years. The construction by Israel of a concrete wall around the Palestinian Territories has increased the flow of Christians leaving the Holy Land. There are presently about 50,000 Palestinian Christians still living in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, and another 200,000 living in Israel. This number is dwindling. Mark Riedemann interviews the Patriarch of the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal about the present and future of Christians living there. Download (right click and Save as)

The dark shadow of Boko Haram over Nigeria

H.E. Bishop Stephen Mamza, Nigeria, Diocese of YolaNigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, due to its large population and economy. With approximately 174 million inhabitants, one in four Africans is a Nigerian. Regarding religion, Nigeria is roughly divided in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern and central parts of the country, and Muslims, concentrated mostly in the northern and southwestern regions. Constant friction between ethnic groups, religious rivalry, and territorial disputes, has created an extremely risky environment for Christians in some regions. The terrorist activity of Boko Haram has become world known for its violence and cruelty. Jonas Soto interviews His Grace Bishop Stephen Mamza, from the diocese of Yola. Download (right click and Save as)

The Salesian Missionaries hallmark in Africa

Fr. Guillermo BasanesFr. Guillermo Basañes is the General Counselor of the Salesian Missionaries and he has done extensive work in Africa. Fr. Basañes comments on the new missionary challenges in Europe, where secularism, materialism, and religious indifference have erode the parishes. He introduces a video of Fr. Julio, another Salesian missionary working with street young boys in Angola. An impressive testimony of love and service to these needy children. Download (right click and Save as)

The legacy of Shabaz Bhatti

Dr. Paul BhattiDr. Paul Bhatti, is Former Federal Minister of National Harmony and Minorities Affairs in Pakistan, this post was previously held by his brother Shabaz Bhatti, who was assassinated in 2011. DR. Bhatti reflex in the current reality of Christians in Pakistan. Download (right click and Save as)