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  • New air raids on the Nuba Mountains

    Local Church sources confirmed to Agenzia Fides what the rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) denounced, according to which the Sudanese air force has carried out air raids on some areas of the Nuba Mountains (South Kordofan).

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  • Intrusion during a Christian assembly: faithful threatened, Bibles confiscated

    A group of about 40 Hindu extremists in a Pentecostal Christian Assembly stormed during a prayer meeting, interrupting the worship, threatening the faithful and seizing Bibles: as reported to Fides by the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the incident took place last Sunday, April 3, in Kawardha district in the Indian state of Chattisgarh.

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  • "Women and men of mercy": March 24 the Day of Missionary Martyrs

    Every year since 1993 the "Day of Prayer and Fasting in Memory of Missionary Martyrs is celebrated on 24 March, thanks to the initiative of the Youth Missionary Movement of the Italian Pontifical Mission Societies". On March 24, 1980 Mgr. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador was assassinated, he was beatified on May 23, 2015, and on this annual day of prayer and fasting we remember how many in the world shed their blood for the Gospel.

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  • Poor hygienic conditions and overcrowding promote diseases in refugee camps in north Darfur

    Water and sanitation services in the camps of northern Darfur are not able to cope with the needs of the newly displaced people fleeing the clashes in Jebel Marra. According to the figures of the United Nations, over 100 thousand people have arrived this week alone. Due to the consequences of overcrowding and water insecurity, an epidemic of conjunctivitis is spreading among children, in particular the refugees in the camp in Kabkabiya, who have no drugs and medical care.

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  • 4,000 children die for lack of clean water every day

    On the occasion of World Water Day, which is celebrated today, March 22, the NGO for development cooperation and humanitarian aid Plan International has denounced the death of more than 4,000 children every day due to lack of drinking water. Although it is a right not only a key service, about 663 million people have no access to water.

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  • Christians call for protection and security for Easter

    Christians in India are asking the government for the protection of churches and safety, in view of the Easter celebrations. As reported, in a statement sent to Fides, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), say that "protection is necessary during Holy Week", given that "violence against individual Christians and churches continues unabated in different parts of India".

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  • Sr Sally's eyewitness account of Yemen killings

    New Delhi: A three-page note based on the sharing by Missionaries of Charity Sister Sally, the only nun who survived the March 4 attack on a Catholic charity in Aden, Yemen, narrates the chilling events of that fateful day. Sr Sally spoke to Missionaries of Charity nun Sister Rio and her account was recorded by another nun, Sister Adriana.

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  • Hygiene and health accessible to even the most vulnerable people

    Speaking of access to adequate sanitation and good hygiene practices may seem obvious. In Kenya the majority of the population, about 70%, have no clean and functional toilets. A fact that has serious consequences because it is closely connected to the spread of diseases like cholera, typhoid and diarrhea which each year still cause 19,000 deaths.

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  • Mother Teresa canonization stirs world

    The news of Pope Francis approving sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata has stirred Catholics and others throughout the world. Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, says the world renowned nun’s canonization will give “a huge boost” to all those who are involved in care giving.

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  • More than 3,000 catechumens will be baptized during the Easter Vigil

    "You have not only found the light, you also have to transform into light that illuminates the world", said Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hong Kong, to the catechumens on the fourth Sunday of Lent, March 6. In view of Easter, the Lenten journey of the Year of Mercy of the diocese in Hong Kong intensifies. According to the information of the diocesan weekly Kung Kao Po sent to Agenzia Fides,

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