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  • Teachers and pupils in the south of the country targeted by rebels

    Every day, army jeeps escort Buddhist teachers to schools in the south of the Country, whose area is guarded by paramilitary groups and armed volunteers while children study and play. This tension has worsened since September 2016, when 700 pupils who were in their respective classes heard a major explosion killing a 4-year-old girl and her father in addition to several people who were injured in a territory where Muslim insurgents target schools and teachers.

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  • No to death penalty: a petition to the Senate

    Today, May 19, the "March for Life" reached Manila, to say "no" to the death penalty, a caravan of pilgrims who left from Midanao (Southern Philippines) on May 6, along a route that crossed the entire archipelago. Among Catholics, priests and religious faithful, members of civil society organizations, also Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the "National Secretariat for Social Action", organ of the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines,

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  • Almost six million children and teenagers live in extreme poverty

    A study carried out by the Participatory Research Center for Economic and Social Policy (Cippes) shows that half of the children and teenagers in the country live below the poverty line. Cippes highlights that 46 children out of 100, between 0 to 17 years of age suffer from this stigma. In total, almost six million out of 13 million and a half of children and teenagers in the country.

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  • The Chinese community will gather in Naples for the Day of Prayer for the Church in China

    On Sunday, May 21, at 11.30 am, the Chinese Catholic community in Italy will gather in Naples, in the parish of St. Mary of Constantinople at the Museum, to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. According to information sent to Fides, in addition to the Chinese Catholic community in Naples, there will also be the presence of Chinese faithful living in other Italian cities.

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  • 25% of children are born from teenage mothers, 19 year old women already have two children

    Guatemala records one of the highest pregnancy rates among teenagers in Latin America, and this leads to bringing girls on the path of poverty instead of studying and finding a decent job. Government statistics show that over 5,000 pregnancies concerning 14-year-old girls were recorded in 2014; In 4 cases out of 5 they were sexually abused by a family member: father, uncle, grandfather.

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  • A Jesuit: "Islamic populism, danger for Indonesia"

    or many Indonesians, yesterday was a sad day. Defeated in the run-off in the elections for the seat of governor in Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Protestant Christian of Chinese ethnicity, known as "Ahok", was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy by a court in Jakarta. Interviewed by Agenzia Fides, Jesuit Franz Magnis-Suseno, a well-known scholar and university professor, who has been in Indonesia for 56 years said:

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  • South Sudan is on the brink of collapse; people and students protest in Juba

    Yesterday students and citizens took to the streets in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to protest the collapse of the country's economy. The protest had been convened by students and saw the participation of citizens, to oppose the policies of President Salva Kiir accused of having brought South Sudan to the brink of collapse.

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  • Slovak Nun/Doctor Shot and Wounded in South Sudan

    Slovak nun/doctor Veronika Terezia Rackova SSpS was shot and wounded by three soldiers in South Sudan on Monday, the Slovak Bishops Conference (KBS) press office and the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry reported on Tuesday. “We can confirm that our citizen was shot and wounded in South Sudan. She was taken to a hospital in the Kenyan capital [Nairobi]. Her condition is stable. Our office in Nairobi is providing necessary consular assistance to the Slovak citizen,”

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  • 7th Asian Youth Day to Be Held in Indonesia

    On Sunday, Cardinal Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay and president of the Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conference, told thousands of young pilgrims gathered at Mass in Haemi, Korea, that the next Asian Youth Day will be held in Indonesia in 2017.

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  • India: 50 villages attempt to deny entry to priests

    The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India has issued a statement lamenting "sporadic events of violence against Christians in certain parts of India."

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