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  • "0 street children" program: education and rehabilitation

    With the intention of preventing children under 12 years of age living in the street, the Office for the Protection of Childhood and Adolescence of the City of Cochabamba, is carrying out the "0 street children" program. One of the projects in this program aims at setting up a center of assistance for street children.

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  • Wau is calm again although thousands are still sheltering in a church

    Wau is calm again although thousands are still sheltering in a church Juba (Agenzia Fides) - South Sudan authorities have imposed a curfew throughout the State of Wau (north-west South Sudan) after at least 25 people were killed in Wau City in violence against the population perpetrated by pro-government militiamen (see Fides 11/4/2017).

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  • More than 2000 young Ghanaians send message of hope to their peers in difficulty

    The youth of Ghana must continue to hope despite the many present difficulties. This was the message sent out by two some thousand young Ghanaian Catholics who took part in a two day evangelisation event in the Accra suburb of Dodowa, organised by the Accra Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Council (AADCYC) in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day celebrated yesterday, Palm Sunday, all over the world this year at the diocesan level.

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  • Justice denied to the Christian victims in Orissa

    "There are many little-known and never recounted incidents which occurred in the district of Kandhamal. Justice was denied to the most vulnerable and marginalized people such as Adivasi and Dalit Christians. The poor and the marginalized do not receive justice: this is a serious matter of concern for all of us if we want to save the Indian Constitution. The old saying is really true: Justice delayed is justice denied"

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  • More attacks against priests and nuns; unknown persons assault Paida parish in North Kivu

    "From Kinshasa to North-Kivu, churches, convents and Catholic schools are vandalized, looted and attacked by armed bandits, rebels or other uncivilized persons", denounces CEPADHO, an NGO based in North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • The tragedy of outcast children accused of witchcraft

    Outcasts accused of witchcraft : thousands of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rejected by their families, accused of practicing black-magic, bringing bad luck or just because of a nervous tick, are subject to all sorts of maltreatment and even sent away by their families. To escape maltreatment many run away from home.

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  • Fresh attacks on Catholic church property in Kasai; Pope Francis says "pray for peace in DR Congo"

    Fresh attacks on Catholic church buildings are reported from the Kasai region of the democratic republic of Congo ravaged by fighting between army troops and followers of traditional chief Kamuina Nsapu. On 31 March militiamen attacked the town of Luebo, sacking several buildings including some belonging to the local Catholic church.

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  • "The Holy Father sees Ghana as one of the strongest democratic states in Africa", says the Nuncio

    "The relation between the Holy See and Ghana is excellent and there has been positive development over the years", says His Exc. Mgr. Jean-Marie Speich, Apostolic Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, in an interview with Agenzia Fides, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy see and Ghana (see Fides 23/02/2017).

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  • A Lenten journey of interreligious dialogue and spirituality

    A Chinese Buddhist monk shares his experience as a pilgrim in India and his great personal devotion to Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and shows the medal of the Saint, blessed on the day of her canonization in St. Peter’s square to the young Chinese Catholics: this happened during the interreligious meeting in the parish of the Sacred Heart of the diocese of Zheng Zhou, in the province of He Nan.

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  • Cholera epidemic does not stop

    More than 50 people have been infected by cholera in El Gallabat, in eastern Sudan. A woman died in El Jinan, in the western town of El Gallabat. A local health source has informed that 30 cases were registered in El Saraf El Ahmer, and over 70 in El Mahalla, both in El Gallabat. Other cases have emerged in other places of the State and local health authorities have sent teams of doctors and nurses to the affected areas, in an effort to curb the spread.

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