Focus

  • Muslim Emperor Akbar encouraged Christian art

    Sep 05, 2020

    Portuguese India during the 16th century — that is, the colonial enclaves of Goa, Bassein, Cochin and the Pearl Fishery Coast — was blessed by the presence of the Jesuits. They built monumental churches, colleges and residences.

  • Istanbul’s Kariye Camii Museum (monastery of Christ the Saviour in Chora) to become a mosque

    Sep 05, 2020

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued the order to transform the splendid Kariye Camii museum, also known as the Monastery of the Holy Saviour in Chora, into a mosque. His decision was published today in the Official Gazette.

  • A united Malaysia, caring for one another

    Aug 31, 2020

    As we celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Merdeka Day and the 57th anniversary of Malaysia Day with the theme Malaysia Prihatin (Malaysia Cares), we also mark the 50th anniversary of the Rukun Negara, our national blueprint for national unity promulgated on 31 August 1970.

  • Inculturating Christian art with a mission

    Aug 29, 2020

    This is the second part of Christian artist Jyoti Sahi’s reflections on the place of art in the process of “inculturation” in the Indian Church.

  • Kolvenbach, a wise man and a teacher

    Aug 29, 2020

    Among those who certainly dedicated all their efforts to preserving and consolidating harmony with the pope and to ensuring the Society found stability and serenity in its life and work was the new general, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach.

  • Indonesian artist brings Catholics closer to God

    Aug 22, 2020

    Antonius Nugroho Adi Prabowo spent the whole month of February last year crafting statues of Jesus, Mother Mary and St Joseph with Central Javanese characteristics: light brown skin tone and traditional clothes.

  • The search for the Indian face of Jesus

    Aug 22, 2020

    In a two-part series, Christian artist Jyoti Sahi reflects on the place of art in the process of “inculturation” in the Indian Church:

  • The ‘Third Society of Jesus’: Jesuits from Vatican II to the present

    Aug 22, 2020

    Looking at the more than four centuries of the history of the Society of Jesus, we are all used to talking about the “first” or “ancient” Society of Jesus (from the time of its foundation in the 16th century to its suppression in 1773) and the “second” or “new” Society (from its restoration in 1814 to the present day).

  • Long journey ahead for inculturation in Myanmar

    Aug 15, 2020

    There was something unusual about the crib on display in the compound of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Mandalay on Christmas Eve.

  • Holy See among 30 states wanting to ban killer robots

    Aug 15, 2020

    The Holy See is among a growing number of states seeking to ban fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch (HRW) have said in a new report.