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  • Wave of killings against civilians in Yei: for the Bishop "heinous actions and unspeakable crimes"

    "Heinous actions and unspeakable crimes". This is how Mgr. Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of Yei, in Southern Sudan, condemned the wave of killings against the inhabitants of the city and surrounding areas, committed by mixed groups of military and civilians, according to the testimonies of survivors. Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe statements followed last week’s slaughter of three members of the same family their bodies were thrown into Yei River.

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  • Day of the Martyrs of Orissa: Church and civil society seek justice

    A thorough and independent investigation of the police and the judiciary; adequate compensation that include Churches and humanitarian organizations; prosecute government officials and police involved in violence; release of seven innocent Christians still in jail; appropriate actions against forces of religious fanaticism operating in the district of Kandhamal;

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  • Justice for Christians massacred in Orissa

    Eight years after the anti-Christian massacres that shook the Indian state of Orissa, on August 25, 2008, the victims have not yet obtained justice: as John Dayal, an Indian Catholic intellectual, former national president of the "All India Catholic Union" noted to Fides, "the recent death of Emeritus Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, pastor in Orissa, coincides with the days when we remember the biggest martyrdom of a group of Christians in India".

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  • Archbishop Raphael Cheenath passes away

    Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who led Cuttack-Bhubaneswar archdiocese when the worst persecution hit the region, passed away Aug. 14 in a Mumbai hospital. He was 82. The funeral is scheduled for Aug. 17 in Mumbai, where he was spending his retirement days under the care of his confreres of Divine Word Congregation.

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  • The hunt for albinos in Malawi caused by serious poverty originated by drought

    More than 12 million people are at risk of hunger in southern Africa as reported by FAO (the UN food agency), due to drought caused by El Niño, a natural phenomenon originated by the warming waters of the South Pacific that affect the climate in most of the world.

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  • More compensation for Christians, victims of the massacres

    Legal victory for the victims of anti-Christian massacres in Orissa: as Fides learns, the Supreme Court of India, that believe the compensation paid so far is "inadequate", ordered the government in the state of Orissa to arrange an additional compensation for Christian families who in 2008 were victims of a real "ethnic cleansing", which took place in Kandhamal district, carried out on a religious basis to free the territory from citizens of Christian faith.

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  • "Do not ignore our tragedy otherwise the tide of refugees reaching Europe's shores could be swelled" says a Bishop

    "If South Sudan is ignored, the tide of refugees reaching Europe’s shores could be swelled" says His Exc. Mgr. Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of Tombura- Yambio and President of the Inter-Faith Council for Peace Initiative (ICPI) in Greater Western Equatoria, in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides.​

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  • War driven families seek safety in Catholic schools

    In the county of Wau, situated in the western part of Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, families fleeing the consequences of fighting between government forces and armed militia continue to seek shelter in schools run by the local Catholic community, Radio Tamazuj, learned from Sylvester Owaj, responsible for several diocesan Catholic schools in Wau.

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  • Thousands of South Sudan refugees crowd into already precarious camps

    In just three weeks 30,000 refugees have entered Uganda where the camps are overcrowded to the limit. Recent fighting in South Sudan has put pressure on the already difficult situation. In early December 2015, Uganda had almost 511,000 refugees and asylum seekers, only Ethiopia and Kenya had more.

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  • Wayuu children continue to die of hunger and thirst

    Wayuú children continue to die of hunger and thirst La Guajira (Agenzia Fides) – The Wayúu indigenous communities in Colombia report that more children are dying of hunger, undernourishment and lack of social care in La Guajira.

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