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  • Church and civil society against new executions

    An urgent appeal and a campaign to stop new executions scheduled by the Indonesian government and announced as imminent: is what Catholic organizations and groups of the Indonesian civil society are preparing. According to information from the Indonesian police, 15 inmates in the prison on the island of Nusakambangan, in front of the city of Cilacap (Central Java), are ready to be executed: four Chinese, two from Zimbabwe, two Nigerians, a Senegalese, a Pakistani and five Indonesians,

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  • Slovak missionary who was shot and seriously wounded has died

    Sr. Veronica Rackova, a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit (SSPS), who was shot and seriously wounded in South Sudan, has died. Sr. Veronica was allegedly shot by Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers (the former rebel movement that took power after the country's independence in 2011) on Monday May 16.

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  • A month after the earthquake: religious celebrations while the emergency continues

    One month after the earthquake that has isolated Ecuador's northern coastal area, 120 thousand children are in urgent need of temporary spaces where to attend school lessons. The earthquake on April 16 killed 660 people, destroyed water systems and damaged 33 health centers, and 560 schools and about 10,000 buildings have been seriously damaged.

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  • Thousands of Sudanese refugees in Chad are in desperate need of help

    Sudanese refugees in Goz Amer camp, eastern Chad, complain about a severe shortage of humanitarian aid, health care and food services. A group of refugees in the camp, in an interview to a local radio station, said that there are no medicines and doctors for routine checkups at the health facilities of the camp, which houses more than 35,000 refugees.

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  • ECUADOR - The Archbishop of Portoviejo: "Hospitality and Mercy" to overcome discouragement

    "The experience of the earthquake was really a great trauma for everyone, but especially for the many families who lost their relatives. I think about that father from Manta who lost his wife, his two sons, mother-in-law and a nephew or that family whose father was trying to pull everyone to safety in the car: the house in front of which he had stopped collapsed and buried all of them. Tragedy, pain, death reached us all unprepared.

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  • "Let us not stop aid": volunteers are concerned about the earthquake victims

    First breakfast, lunch and a snack: this is what homeless families, volunteer rescuers and firefighters receive every day, thanks to the work of a large group of faithful organized by the Capuchin missionaries in Portoviejo after the earthquake on April 16th (See Fides 18, 20 and 29/04/2016). Every day 3,600 meals are distributed.

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  • Religious superiors: "Let us spread the message of 'Laudato Si' "

    "Pollution of the water, of the land, of the air; deforestation and cutting of trees, burning the forests, overgrazing and desertification and oil exploitation as the major income for the country but as a grave polluting agent". These are the human and natural threats that South Sudan has to face, according to the religious operating in the country.

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  • Earthquakes cause extreme difficulties for those affected by disability

    The death toll of the earthquake that just over a week ago struck Ecuador rises: more than 710 people have died or are missing, including some 16,600 injured and some are still in serious condition. This was reported by the National Secretariat for Risk Management. The Ecuadorian government declared a state of emergency in six provinces: Esmeraldas, Manabí, Santa Elena, Guayas, Santo Domingo and Los Ríos. The area of Pedernales (Manabí province) has been declared a disaster zone.

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  • Young missionaries of mercy

    With a mission to help their peers in every circumstance of life, for study, human, material and spiritual difficulties, a group of students in middle and high schools in Seoul have been named "young missionaries of mercy". It is the initiative launched by the Department for vocations and for the youth in the Archdiocese of Seoul, as a way to encourage and empower young people in the Year of Jubilee.​

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  • A missionary: "Our support and our prayer is needed"

    Don Luis Fernando Criado Reca, Spanish diocesan priest of Jaen, has been a missionary in Ecuador for 12 years. He is currently parish priest in the northern province of Esmeraldas, on the border with Colombia. It is a marginalized and very poor area, mostly inhabited by people of African origin, who mostly live below the poverty line. Fides received his testimony on the earthquake that devastated Ecuador.​

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