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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

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Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Bishop Abel Gabuza as Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban. The news was communicated to Gabuza on 26 November 2018 by the Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Archbishop Peter Wells. Gabuza is currently serving as bishop of the diocese of Kimberley. Bishop Abel Gabuza, the bishop of Kimberley has been appointed coadjutor archbishop of Durban, having served in his own diocese since March 2011. The news follows the announcement earlier this year at the Chrism […]

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- Cathy Murugan HFS

Paddy Kearney speaks to a group on a pilgrimage through Archbishop Denis Hurley sites in Durban // Sr Cathy Murugan HFS

Paddy Kearney’s funeral mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier at Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban on Saturday, 1 December 2018. Cathy Murugan, a Sister of the Holy Family of Bordeaux, who worked with Paddy at the Denis Hurley Centre offers a tribute to her colleague and friend, who was always for others more than for himself. We seem to believe that some people will live forever. That’s at least what I had come to believe of Paddy. A week […]

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- Douglas Irvine

Paddy Kearney, RIP 1942–2018 // Facebook, Denis Hurley Centre

Douglas Irvine remembers his friend, the much respected and loved social justice activist, champion of the poor and faithful Christian, Paddy Kearney, who died unexpectedly last Friday, 23 November 2018 in his home city of Durban.  Paddy Kearney died quite unexpectedly on Friday afternoon, 23 November: the month in which we specially remember and celebrate all saints. He had felt unwell that morning — in fact he had developed pneumonia and his GP advised that he should go into hospital. […]

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- Francis Anyanzu SJ

Victor-Luke's Funeral Mass at Mazzolari Teachers College in Cueibet, South Sudan. // Jesuits Eastern Africa

A tribute to Jesuit priest Victor-Luke Odhiambo who was slain while serving at a teachers’ training college in South Sudan. Francis Anyanzu SJ, a Ugandan-born Jesuit priest now living and studying in South Africa, reflects on his life of service in a remote place of great need. Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ, a 62-year-old Kenyan-born Jesuit priest, was in the living room of his home at the Daniel Comboni Jesuit community in Cueibet, a remote place in the Lake State of South […]

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Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ // Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar condemn the brutal murder of Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ.  Odhiambo was a Jesuit priest working in Cueibet, South Sudan. The Jesuits in Africa “call for justice, reconciliation, peace and a complete disarmament in South Sudan” in a press statement issued this morning, 19 November 2018. Read the statement in full, which follows below. We will keep you updated on this story as we mourn the tragic death of Victor-Luke Odhiambo and remember […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

‘Denied Access’ — A new documentary film on forced migration by Jesuit Institute

Seventy years to the day after the promulgation of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Jesuit Institute South Africa has launched its latest documentary film on forced migration in South Africa. Ricardo da Silva SJ reports on the premiere screening in Auckland Park on Monday 10 December 2018. ‘Denied Access — Stories of Forced Migrants in South Africa’  a new documentary film by the Jesuit Institute South Africa (JI), had its premiere public screening at the JI’s Johannesburg offices […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

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Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Bishop Abel Gabuza as Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban. The news was communicated to Gabuza on 26 November 2018 by the Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Archbishop Peter Wells. Gabuza is currently serving as bishop of the diocese of Kimberley. Bishop Abel Gabuza, the bishop of Kimberley has been appointed coadjutor archbishop of Durban, having served in his own diocese since March 2011. The news follows the announcement earlier this year at the Chrism […]

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There is great misinformation surrounding statelessness and particularly the rights of children in this respect. Lusungu Kanyama Phiri works at Lawyers for Human Rights and is concentrated on their statelessness project. Phiri laments that “there’s no legislation that protects stateless people or those who are at risk of being stateless”.  There appears to be a disconnect between South Africa’s practice and the multiple UN Conventions, to which the country is a signatory, that seek to protect against statelessness.  As we approach […]

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Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ // Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar condemn the brutal murder of Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ.  Odhiambo was a Jesuit priest working in Cueibet, South Sudan. The Jesuits in Africa “call for justice, reconciliation, peace and a complete disarmament in South Sudan” in a press statement issued this morning, 19 November 2018. Read the statement in full, which follows below. We will keep you updated on this story as we mourn the tragic death of Victor-Luke Odhiambo and remember […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda of Google South Africa presenting at Digital Pathfinding Seminar 2018. // spotlight.africa

The safety of young people online is of paramount concern to societies today. The Jesuit Institute South Africa and the Catholic Institute of Education have taken this responsibility seriously. They hosted a conference in Johannesburg for schools and civil society to bring their experiences on this urgent matter to bear. Together they discovered and celebrated the possibilities of the internet but also unmasked the many dangers that young people face online. Ricardo da Silva SJ attended the two-day event, his […]

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- Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya

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The ’16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children’ would have far greater impact if we also paid attention to some of the issues that trigger violent behaviour. Violence committed against children and women during this season escalates. We seem not to interrogate why that might be. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya explores this joyous but also hugely burdensome time of the year to see whether violence has a season. We are in that season again. The season of the […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

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‘Know Your Status’ is the global theme chosen to commemorate the 30th World AIDS Day on 1 December 2018. Ricardo da Silva SJ asks whether this theme reflects the most pressing need in the struggle to end AIDS given the present statistics for the disease, especially with respect to girls and women in southern Africa.  December 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Three decades ago the world was becoming aware of HIV/AIDS and its fatal effect on human […]

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- Paulina French

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On Tuesday 20 November, the Carbon Tax Bill was tabled in South African parliament by finance minister, Tito Mboweni. The bill introduces a carbon tax, a new financial instrument which charges industries a tax in an internationally agreed effort to curb excessive carbon pollution. Paulina French looks at the new solution and asks who will really pay the price for obscene corporate pollution. In October 2018 the introduction of a carbon tax (CT) was announced in Tito Mboweni’s Medium Term Budget Policy […]

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- Francis Tuson

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The campaign for the “16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children,” run annually at this time by the South African government, was launched on 25 November 2018 in Kwazulu-Natal. Francis Tuson looks at Jesus’ attitudes towards women in the Scriptures and believes that these showed him to be a ‘true feminist’. Countless essays exist on the topics of patriarchy and feminism (many far more eloquent than I will ever be) yet patriarchy still dominates our global culture. […]

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- Chris Chatteris SJ

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Disillusionment is a prevailing sentiment these days, be it in some ordained men or the politicians of our world. Chris Chatteris SJ, argues that it’s also an opportune moment because the gloom and disappointment it brings also “throws us back on God”. If disillusionment be a grace, then it greatly abounds at present in South Africa and elsewhere. At home the Zondo Commission’s findings are a current cause of it with politics and business. For those of us who still […]

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- Mike Batley

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The concept of restorative justice can seem fable-like to many. A kind of wishful thinking that begs for a dose of reality. Mike Batley looks at epidemic levels of violence in South Africa. He argues that much of the research into the subject leads to the conclusion that restorative justice offers a “more constructive point of departure and direction than the usual punitive and retributive approach.” As South Africans we are subjected daily to multiple accounts of violence – in […]

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- Mike Pothier

President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares SONA 2018 speech, Cape Town. // Photo: GCIS

The positive significance of two recent political developments in South Africa cannot be overstated. The voluntary resignation of Mr Nhlanhla Nene and the unprecedented decision by President Cyril Rampahosa not to exercise the right to use his unilateral power to appoint the new NPA head but to seek external advice. For Mike Pothier these indicate that significant ethical change is taking place at the uppermost levels of national governance. Recent weeks have brought news of two very significant and positive […]

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- Puleng Matsaneng

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We live in a time where corruption is rife—in our country and our world—and every day brings new revelations of nefarious dealings by politicians or other senior members of society. Puleng Matsaneng looks at our present state of corruption and asks whether the phenomenon is altogether new in South Africa or whether we are just more aware of it in the present time. She suggests corruption has been with us always—old and new South Africa alike. Over the past few […]

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- Paulina French

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There has been much talk of zero-rated VAT following the unprecedented increase to 15% earlier this year, just as Nhlanhla Nene the now ex-Minister of Finance took to the helm of the national coffers. Paulina French has been following the complex and technical high-level discussions on 0% VAT items and unpacks these here for us. She suggests that it is unlikely that this will bring to the poor the relief they desperately need. We can only hope that Mr Tito […]

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- Annemarie Paulin-Campbell

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As a psychologist and spiritual director, Dr Annemarie Paulin-Campbell has received and counselled victims of clergy sexual abuse. The sexual abuse crisis in the Church looms large and we need to understand the long-term psychological, physical and spiritual effects of abuse on those whom this evil has been inflicted, as she carefully and painfully explains. The recent release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report revealed that over the course of 70 years 300 perpetrators in six states sexually abused at […]

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- Francis Anyanzu SJ

Victor-Luke's Funeral Mass at Mazzolari Teachers College in Cueibet, South Sudan. // Jesuits Eastern Africa

A tribute to Jesuit priest Victor-Luke Odhiambo who was slain while serving at a teachers’ training college in South Sudan. Francis Anyanzu SJ, a Ugandan-born Jesuit priest now living and studying in South Africa, reflects on his life of service in a remote place of great need. Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ, a 62-year-old Kenyan-born Jesuit priest, was in the living room of his home at the Daniel Comboni Jesuit community in Cueibet, a remote place in the Lake State of South […]

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- Lia Marx

DRC migrants expelled from Angola. // © UNHCR/Ibrahima Diane

A potential human rights crisis is playing itself out between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over 400,000 Congolese citizens have been repatriated since late September 2018, under less than transparent conditions. The international media and relief agencies have expressed their concerns over possible human rights violations. There has been a dearth of analysis from within Africa on what these latest developments mean for both Angola and the DRC. Lia Marx has delved into the situation. On […]

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Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ // Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar condemn the brutal murder of Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ.  Odhiambo was a Jesuit priest working in Cueibet, South Sudan. The Jesuits in Africa “call for justice, reconciliation, peace and a complete disarmament in South Sudan” in a press statement issued this morning, 19 November 2018. Read the statement in full, which follows below. We will keep you updated on this story as we mourn the tragic death of Victor-Luke Odhiambo and remember […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Delegation from Mozambique puts finishing touches to their story. // IMBISA

Catholic communicators from the nine southern African countries represented by the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops in Southern Africa (IMBISA) were put through their paces during an intensive three-day IMBISA Media and Communications Workshop held in Benoni, South Africa. Ricardo da Silva, a South African Jesuit, was one of the members of the training team. He reports on the experience of the first-of-its-kind workshop in the IMBISA region.  The Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops in Southern Africa (IMBISA) hosted a Media and Communications workshop […]

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- Mike Batley

Pixabay, Hans

The concept of restorative justice can seem fable-like to many. A kind of wishful thinking that begs for a dose of reality. Mike Batley looks at epidemic levels of violence in South Africa. He argues that much of the research into the subject leads to the conclusion that restorative justice offers a “more constructive point of departure and direction than the usual punitive and retributive approach.” As South Africans we are subjected daily to multiple accounts of violence – in […]

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- Anthony Egan SJ

Zulu NCOs of the SANLC being presented to Geenral Maxwell during a sports day at Dannes, 24th June 1917. // © IWM (Q 2398)

As the world celebrates 100 years since World War I ended at 11 am on this day, Anthony Egan SJ reminds us of South Africans, black and white, who served during the war. He invites us to remember those who lost their lives in noble service during the war, those who have since died and those who are still alive today — lest we should ever forget. There is a time for everything under heaven, says the preacher Qoheleth in […]

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- Anthony Egan SJ

Populist leaders and movements throughout the world // Flickr, remixed by Ricardo da Silva SJ

It is popular to hear it said that ‘populism is popular’. Is it really? While it may be popular in that it has caught on and seems to be driving powerful, political global agendas, it is far from popular in a far more important sense: its import for us all. Jesuit priest, Anthony Egan calls us to become acutely aware of the scam that we seem to be buying into all too easily. Read on. From the United States to […]

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- Catholic News Agency

Pope recognises illicitly ordained Chinese bishops

Saturday 22 September 2018 saw the signing of an agreement between the Vatican and China which is set to be a watershed moment in diplomatic and church relations, after years of much controversy and turmoil between them, reports Hannah Brockhaus.  After the signing of a provisional Vatican-China deal on the nomination of bishops, on Saturday 22 September 2018, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ recognition of seven illicitly ordained Chinese bishops. The decision was made “with a view to sustaining the […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Flickr, remixed by Ricardo da Silva SJ

Fearmongering seems to be the present modus operandi and the motor force for delivering fake news. Many are finding themselves brainwashed and worshipping at the feet of the purveyors of falsehoods. Mphuthumi Nthabeni looks at widely reported fears held throughout Africa, especially with respect to the exponential levels of Chinese interest and investment across the continent. Is it simply mere self-interest and a ploy for continental takeover? The situation We’ve recently seen one Western leader after another visit African states. What’s […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Vatican Media

Responding to the shameful abuse crisis plaguing the Catholic Church at present, Pope Francis has called the president of every bishops’ conference around the world to a meeting at the Vatican next year. Following extensive criticism of the Holy Father and the Church hierarchy for not taking concrete actions, the Vatican has now announced a major step in addressing the matter of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. On Wednesday, 12 September 2018, the Vatican press office communicated that Pope  Francis has […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW — I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In a World Made For Whiteness

Present happenings in South Africa show a growing urgency and a desperate need for talking about racism; but perhaps in ways that, before, we have been too afraid or too uncomfortable to do. We need to build firm and sustainable bridges between black and white people that do not ignore the pain wrought and the anger that is still widely felt. In this review by Mphuthumi Nthabeni he shares the living struggles of black American Christian author, Austin Channing Brown, and […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW — Women, power and the reinforcement of patriarchy

August is a time dedicated to the advancement of women, but despite lots of talk over the years, little has changed. Mphuthumi Ntabeni looks at Mary Beard's seminal book on the origins of misogyny and modern society perpetuates these. 

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW — Pope Francis: Life & Revolution — A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio

Pope Francis: Life and Revolution – A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio (foreword by Sean Patrick O’Malley OFM Cap). Loyola Press, Elisabette Piqué. ISBN-10: 0829442170. 313 pages. I usually get put off quickly by hagiography – books of admiration. Elisabetta Piqué’s book, Pope Francis: Life & Revolution, starts too much on this note and I nearly put it down. I am grateful I persevered. In the beginning the book reflects on the personality and character of the Pope Francis, but instead of piling on praise, the book immerses […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW | No Longer At Ease

In 2018 we mark the diamond jubilee of the the 1958 novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. This novel was read widely in South Africa as a school set-work. Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes a look at another of Achebe's works, No Longer At Ease. He says that this is a great companion work and continuation of Things Fall Apart.  “It introduces complexity into the story of how colonialism and Christianity break African culture with tragic and progressive consequences,” Ntabeni writes. No Longer […]

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- Chris Chatteris SJ

REVIEW — Incorruptible: The story of the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani

Incorruptible: The story of the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani (foreword by Pravin Gordhan). ZAM, Evelyn Groenink, 2018. ISBN: 978-0-6399268-0-3. 363 pages. Dulcie September was assassinated in Paris on the 29th of March 1988. She was shot five times in the face, not in the back as one particular journalistic meme has it. At the time, the world was more than ready to believe that she was the victim of a death squad of the apartheid […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Br Alois at a prayer gathering in Basel City // Spotlight.Africa

Br Alois Löser is the Prior of the ecumenical Community of Taizé in France. Next year he will visit South Africa where his community will host a gathering called “The Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth”. Some brothers are already living in Cape Town preparing for the meeting which will attract thousands of young people from across the world. Br Alois was in Rome for the Synod of Bishops on Young People. He spoke to Russell Pollitt SJ about South Africa […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Pope Francis greets a young auditor at the closing mass of the Synod of Bishops on Youth //Vatican Media

On Sunday 28 October Pope Francis celebrated mass in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the end of the month-long worldwide gathering of bishops for the Synod on Young People. The final document of the Synod was released late Saturday evening. Russell Pollitt SJ has been following the Synod in Rome, he takes a look at the final document.  Late in the evening of Saturday 27 October the final document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Pope Francis surrounde by Synod Fathers at Mass in St Peter's Basilica //Vatican Media

The Primate of all Ireland said at Friday’s Synod of Bishops press briefing that he has not engaged with and encouraged young people enough, writes Russell Pollitt SJ from Rome. A graced month Both Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Austria and Archbishop Eamon Martin of Ireland said that the Synod has been a time of grace – despite their personal apprehension before it started. Cardinal Schönborn said that when appointed he was concerned about being away from Vienna for such a long time. […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Synod Father and an auditor address the press on Thursday //Vatican Media

On Thursday two main issues were discussed at the press briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People: Synodality as the way forward and the scandal of sex abuse in the Church. Russell Pollitt SJ writes from Rome. The Synod Fathers and auditors did a 6 kilometer pilgrimage today from Monte Mario to St Peter’s. At St Peter’s, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, presided at Mass.  The Holy Father […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Holy See Press Briefing for Synod on Youth //Vatican Media

Although many young people attend mass and go to confession, and despite 12 years of catechism, God still remains an abstract thought for them, a bishop says at Wednesday’s press briefing. Russell Pollitt SJ reports from Rome. On Wednesday the Synod Fathers discussed the draft of the final document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. A letter to young people, from the Synod, was also read out in the General Assembly. It is […]

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'Know Your Status' is the global theme chosen for the 30th World AIDS Day on 1 December 2018. @ricdssj asks whether this theme reflects the most pressing need in the struggle to end AIDS.

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Paddy Kearney — always for others more than for himself — Cathy Murugan HFS, worked with Paddy at the Denis Hurley Centre offers a tribute to her colleague and friend, who was always for others more than for himself. #PaddyKearney #DenisHurley
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