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  • "It will take time and a lot of good will to restore peace"

    "The South Sudanese say that we have reached the end of the line, zero point, but in fact we are less than zero, because what is destroyed is lost", say to Agenzia Fides local sources from Juba, capital of South Sudan, where the arrival of the former head of the rebellion, Riek Machar, as First Vice President is expected.

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  • The drama of famine increases: people queue in front of granaries, almost always empty

    "In February, the rainy season is expected to be at its height. But not this year, because of the merciless sun that is literally burning the harvest", writes Fr. Piergiorgio Gamba, Monfort missionary, who gives a new testimony regarding the severe drought that affects Malawi, where 2.8 million people are risking food insecurity.

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  • The Bishops: "Do not create panic, together we will be able to defeat the disease"

    "With great collective effort, involving all sectors of society, we will be able to defeat these diseases that affect, without distinction, the entire Brazilian population": reads the message of the Pastoral Council of the National Episcopal Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), published by the Presidency yesterday, February 4. In the message, sent to Fides, the CNBB invites the whole Church in Brazil to continue and intensify the fight against the mosquito aedes aegyti,...

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  • Education and food, not bombs, for Sudanese refugees

    Around 60 percent of Sudanese refugees are minors, looking for an opportunity to complete school in South Sudan. One of the first stops for people fleeing the conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan region is the town of Yida, 20 kilometres across the border in South Sudan.

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  • The Indian Bishops will discuss the anti-Christian massacres and martyrs of Orissa

    During their Plenary Assembly, to be held from 2 to 9 March in Bangalore the Indian Bishops will examine and discuss the issue of the persecution of Christians which occurred in Orissa in 2007 and 2008. As Fides learns, Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswa (Orissa) will explain and remember the violence that was recorded in the district of Kandhamal. The Archbishop expressed his satisfaction for this opportunity.

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  • The poor, teachers of hope

    We learn and understand what hope and mercy are from the poor: is what Redemptorist Karl Gaspar says, Headmaster at St. Alphonsus Theology and Mission Institute in Davao City, and committed with his community in a mission among the indigenous communities in Western Davao.

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  • Catholic priest and three lay people beaten

    Conviction for the serious gesture, solidarity with the victims, need for an immediate investigation: is what Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, President of the Bishops' Conference of India asks for, after what happened to a Catholic priest, Fr. Jose Kannumkuzhy, and three lay people near Coinbatore, a city in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.

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  • Lessons at the new Catholic Institute of Vietnam begin

    he newborn "Catholic Institute of Vietnam", the first Catholic institution at university level in the country, opens its doors and welcomes its first students in September 2016: is what the Episcopal Commission for Education of the Episcopal Conference of Vietnam announced, publishing the calendar for the entrance exams to the new institution, which for now will be temporarily located in the building of the Episcopal Conference in Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • World Leprosy Day: combating disease and reintegrating survivors in society

    Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, has written a message for the 63rd World Leprosy Day, the theme of which this year is "To live is to help to live".​

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  • The Bishops of Kerala meet political and social leaders

    To understand the perspectives and ideas of the various political parties and civil society organizations; express the views of the Church on social and political issues: with these intentions the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council will hold a series of meetings with various stakeholders in the political and social life of Kerala, ahead of the Assembly elections likely to be held in April.

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