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  • Catholic schools, the beating heart of the nation

    Catholic schools are essential to the mission of the Church in the Philippines and represent the beating heart of the nation: is what was stated by the general assembly of the Association of Catholic schools held on 8 July in Naga City. As Fides learns, the Assembly outlined the challenges for the future of Catholic institutions in the archipelago.

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  • Thousands of displaced people in churches, humanitarian emergency in Juba after the end of the fighting

    Calm has returned to Juba, capital of South Sudan, devastated by days of fighting (see Fides 11/07/2016), after President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar declared ceasefire last night. "Machar released an interview in which he reaffirmed his commitment to the cease-fire", local Church sources told Fides.

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  • At World Youth Day in Krakow young Iraqis will pray the 'Our Father' in Aramaic before the Pope

    There will be more than two hundred young Iraqi Christians who from all the dioceses of the Country will participate in the forthcoming World Youth Day (WYD), to be held in Krakow in late July. And in that context, during the Via Crucis, some of them will have the chance to recite the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic, Jesus’ language, before the Pope.

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  • "There is a risk of genocide! The international community must intervene immediately to stop": alarm from Juba

    "There is a risk of genocide in South Sudan. Write it in large letters, so that someone from the international community intervenes before it is too late". This is the appeal launched through Agenzia Fides by a source from the Church in South Sudan, which we will not mention for security reasons. "When fighting with heavy weapons ceases, the massacres against members of rival ethnic group begins. ​

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  • Female Infanticide: China and India still at the top of the list

    China and India are among the countries at the top of the world rankings for female infanticide: says the latest report released by the Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), the first global study on the topic. As stated in the Report, sent to Fides, the preference for male children is a phenomenon present all over the world and generates 1.5 million female fetuses aborted each year.

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  • Missionary Animation focuses on young people

    42 participants, from 15 dioceses of Poland, attended the second level Course for Missionary Animators, organized by the Missionary Animation Centre in Warsaw from 27 June to 1 July. According to information sent to Fides by the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of Poland, Mgr. Tomasz Atlas, this second year of the course was a continuation of the first, with in-depth anaysis on issues regarding missiology and activities of the PMS.

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  • The Bishop of Yei: "the judiciary should not delay the results of the investigations into the death of Sister Veronika"

    "The judiciary should not delay the results of the investigations, and the culprits must be brought to justice" said His Exc. Mgr. Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of Yei, in southern Sudan, launching an appeal to the authorities to speed up the investigation of suspects who shot the late Sister Veronika Theresa Rackova, Slovakian missionary of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, who died after being fired by soldiers at a checkpoint (see Fides 21/05/2016).

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  • "Brilliant Lessons": school education program for Shoe-shine children

    The Guatemalan children working as a shoe-shine generally live far from any form of education, and remain without prospects for a different future. They cannot go to school because they are forced to work seven days a week.

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  • Alert about the high figures of child laborers in the capital

    On the occasion of a recent round table set up by Mexican authorities for Child Labour Prevention, found that the phenomenon, which affects about 90,000 children in Mexico City, is particularly linked to the socio-economic problems of their families.

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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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