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  • Flour is scarce, long lines to buy bread

    he people of Khartoum have to wait in long lines to buy a little bread from the bakeries which often have to close because of the scarcity of flour. A woman in the state of Khartoum told the local Radio Dabanga about long lines for bread in every district and that the price of flour has risen and so has the price for transport of cooking gas.

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  • Bishop Hinder: the martyred Sisters were loved by the Yemenite people. Still no news of abducted priest

    he local people “loved the Mother Teresa Sisters killed in Aden, and admired their way of serving others regardless of religious belonging , putting first the most in need. This earned the Sisters the people’s warmth and affection, and perhaps that was precisely what some disliked”.

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  • Kandhamal Martyrs' Kin Gather for the First Time

    Wives, husbands, brothers, sisters and children of the martyrs of the infamous Kandhamal persecution of 2008, irrespective of denomination, gathered together for the first time on Feb. 9. The historic gathering was hosted by the Catholic Church at the renovated Divyajyoti Pastoral Center, ground zero of one of the worst arson attacks during weeks of unabated anti-Christian violence that began in late August 2008 in the remote Kandhamal district of eastern Orissa state.

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  • Terrorist attack kills 4 Mother Teresa Sisters, together with helpers and elderly patients in care

    Four Missionary Sisters of Charity, the community founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were shot dead by gunmen early this morning in an attack on the structure in the Yemenite city of Aden where they assisted elderly and disabled persons. The news was confirmed to Fides by sources at the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia.

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  • Number of girls in the world without schooling is double the number of boys

    Almost 16 million girls in the whole world aged between 6 and 11 will never go to school, twice the number of boys in this situation, if present trends continue. The alarm comes from UNESCO, United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture which, in view of the International Women’s Day , sheds light on this serious gap which exists especially in the Arab world, Sub-Saharan Africa, and southern and western Asia.

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  • US Catholic Bishop's "encourage prophets of mercy"

    According to a first report on a meeting of American continent’s Catholic Bishops held in Tampa, Florida (USA), 22 - 25 February (see Fides 23/02/2016), despite the complexity of issues facing Catholics today and the distinct cultures within the Church, the bishops shared a common desire to invite everyone to "an encounter with Jesus Christ."

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  • A website on the martyrs of Orissa

    A website to describe the ordeal that the survivors of anti-Christian massacres in Orissa still live at a social, judicial, religious level: is the initiative launched by a group of activists, lawyers, academics, writers and artists, who notice how the path of justice for those responsible for the massacres proceed "at a snail's pace" and ensures their impunity.

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  • Mobile clinic campaigns to help the displaced

    CUAMM’s commitment to assist the displaced in Mundri East County, South Sudan, continues. CUAMM is working tirelessly in cooperation with local authorities to manage surgical and obstetric emergencies at the Lui Hospital, as well as providing medicines and other materials.

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  • Eucharist is mercy: meeting of the priests of Mindanao

    The Eucharist is the source of each pastoral work with families, with the poor, in the Church and in society, in need of the mercy of the Father: is the belief which emerged from the assembly of more than 500 priests involved in the 21 dioceses of the island of Mindanao, gathered in Kidapawan for their annual convention, now in its 40th edition.

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  • Young people of different religions together invoke harmony and peace

    Get to know each other, share experiences, pray together and invoke harmony and peace in Indonesia: with this spirit young people of all religious communities came together in recent days at High School in Kopeng, Salatiga, near Semarang, in central Java, according to a program called "Pondok Damai" ("House of peace") which brings together students from all backgrounds, culture and religion to share and compare their personal religious experiences.

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