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  • Two and a half million children victims of armed conflicts

    The damage that the war has caused Colombian children continue to affect their lives. Anxiety and depression, behavioral, social, attention and concentration problems are among the most common. This is what emerged during the VI International Congress of Pedagogy and Childhood: Building Peace starting from Early Childhood, in La Sabana, Colombian town of Chia.

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  • The Bishop of Tombura-Yambio: "Mercy as a way of peace for South Sudan"

    "We must be compassionate towards one another so that peace prevails in our society", said His Exc. Mgr. Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of Tombura-Yambio, in South Sudan, at the closing ceremony of the Holy Year of Mercy that had a special meaning in this Country, since December 2013 devastated by civil war.

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  • Young people conclude the Jubilee: say yes to Christ

    The young people of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands conclude the Holy Year with a gathering in which they renew their commitment to follow and to choose Christ in their lives, in the social context in which they live, in Papua and in the Pacific islands.

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  • A Mass for the many "anonymous" deceased migrants, never identified

    For the commemoration of the dead, the "Casa del Migrante" in Nuevo Laredo promoted the celebration of a Mass for all those who died trying to cross the border towards the United States. His Exc. Mgr. Enrique Sánchez Martínez, Bishop of Nuevo Laredo, presided over the Eucharistic celebration during which he highlighted the plight of migrants, especially those of Central Americans.

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  • Pope Francis: "Today is a time of mission and a time of courage!"

    Before reciting the midday Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, Sunday, October 23, the Holy Father stressed the celebration of World Mission Sunday, commenting on the second reading of the Liturgy, which presented the exhortation of St. Paul to Timothy, in which he thinks back to his life as an apostle wholly consecrated to the mission (cf. 2 Tm 4,6-8.16-18).

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  • WORLD MISSION DAY - CATHOLIC CHURCH STATISTICS 2016

    As every year, in view of World Mission Day, which this year celebrates it 90th anniversary on Sunday, October 23, Fides News Service offers some statistics chosen to give a panorama of the missionary Church all over the world. The tables are taken from the latest edition of the “Church’s Book of Statistics” published (updated to 31 December 2014) regarding members of the Church, church structures, healthcare, welfare and education.

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  • Six months after the earthquake many children still need help to overcome fear

    To meet the needs of children who are still living in informal shelters and rural areas six months after the earthquake that devastated the Country, continues to be a major challenge. According to the United Nations Fund for Children, more than 8,800 people live in temporary shelter, with no hygiene and adequate sanitary conditions.

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  • Deaths due to tuberculosis, lack of food: the Church denounces the situation in prisons

    The statement from the Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops' Conference of Venezuela was released yesterday, in some parishes of the capital of Venezuela with regards to the prison situation in the country. The text denounces the situation of the General Penitentiary of Venezuela (PGV) in San Juan de Los Morros, Guárico state, where the news of the deaths of inmates due to tuberculosis and lack of health care, in addition to food shortages of prisoners was confirmed.

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  • A hospice to accommodate orphans and HIV-positive people

    The network of Dispensary Doctors of the Archdiocese of Guayaquivil (REDIMA) has been engaged since 2004 in the fight against HIV and use the Josemaria Diagnostic Center, a reference point for the 26 dispensaries of RED that deal with assistance, prevention and support regarding HIV-positive patients. According to information sent to Fides, the Center assists an average of 150 people every month. There is an infectologist and, currently, 1,184 medical records are registered.

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  • Haurkizuna: organization to help the vulnerable children in Ecuador

    The foundation Haurkizuma, made up of people from Tolosa and Mundaka, will support solidarity projects in the area of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. It is a nonprofit association, which integrates with the Fundación Calasanz already present in the Latin American Country. The common goal is to approve concrete projects that establish direct aid to offer an alternative life to defenseless children, welcoming children and offering them an integral education.

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