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  • For 35 years the JRS on a mission for refugees in Asia-Pacific

    For 35 years the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has been active in the Asia-Pacific area to assist refugees and displaced persons in seven countries: Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Timor East and Thailand. Currently JRS assists over 310,000 people in their basic needs but also in social development, in education and reintegration into society.

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  • Violence in Wau: suspicions on the army but the government accuses a new Islamist formation

    At least 50 people died and several thousand displaced is the toll of a wave of violence which took place on June 25 in Wau, a town 650 km north-west from Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

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  • Caritas: poverty, development and climate justice on the political agenda

    Work towards development and put the poor "at the center of the political agenda": is the appeal of Caritas Philippines and of a group of about 30 religious and civil organizations to newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte. Caritas calls on the government to make "further efforts to improve the lives of poor countries and the marginalized" in view of a "real change".

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  • The City of Joy welcomes mistreated orphans and vulnerable children

    The Health Desk of Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) has rescued some orphaned and venerable children in Monze Diocese who were being abused by adults. The girls are among the 20 Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) that have since been accommodated at the Catholic Church run City of Joy in Mazabuka town.

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  • Missionary Campaign 2016 begins: "The cure for the common home is our mission"

    220,000 copies of "Missionary Novena" have just been printed, one of the subsidies for the animation of the Missionary Campaign in Brazil which this year has the theme "The cure for the common home is our mission", inspired by the story of creation in the book of Genesis: "God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good" (Gn 1, 31).

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  • Corruption is rampant in public hospitals

    Since Sudan introduced a health insurance system in 1994, the public health sector has witnessed a deterioration and decline that has led to the emergence of corrupt practices. An investigative report on petty corruption in Sudan points to a number of factors for the decline, including the increase in the number patients without a parallel increase in facilities.

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  • Resignation of the Bishop of Goroka, appointment of successor

    On 9 June 2016 the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Goroka (Papua New Guinea), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Francesco Sarego, S.V.D., in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the C.I.C. and at the same time, he appointed Rev. Fr. Dariusz Kaluza, of the Missionaries of the Holy Family (M.S.F.) as Bishop of the Diocese of Goroka.

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  • Catholics mobilize for the anniversary of "Laudato Si"

    The importance of awareness at a national level and to promote universal respect for nature, in the spirit of the encyclical "Laudato Sì" continue: is the aim of the Catholic Movement for global climate (GCCM) which from 12 to 19 June has launched an awareness-raising week, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the publication of the encyclical.

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  • The Bishop of Yei consoles missionary priests and sisters to remain strong in their faith after the painful death of Sister Veronika Rackova, SSpS

    "Remain strong in your faith" said Mgr. Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of Yei, during a ceremony in memory of Sister Teresia Veronika Rackova, the missionary of the Congregation of Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit and Director of S. Bakhita Health Centre, who died after days of agony after being hit by bullets fired by some south Sudanese military at a checkpoint (see Fides 21/05/2016).

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  • Over 300 thousand children forced to beg on the streets every day

    A recent survey, carried out by the Indian police along with some humanitarian organizations, revealed that more than 300,000 children suffer abuse by criminals involved in human trafficking, and force them to beg on the streets of some cities every day. Many of the children who beg are maimed or burned in order for passersby to have more compassion and earn more.

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