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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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  • A week of reflection on "communication and mercy"

    A week of reflection, with pastoral and social implications, on the theme "Communication and Mercy: a fruitful meeting", chosen by the Pope for World Day of Social Communications, 2016. This is the initiative launched by the Indonesian Bishops' Conference, which will bring together priests, lay people, theologians, pastoral workers from 2 to 8 May on the island of Nias, in the diocese of Keuskupan-Sibolga.​

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  • Also a monastery destroyed by the earthquake: a nun and five postulants among the 272 dead

    According to the latest news, the earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador on Saturday, April 16, has so far caused at least 272 dead and 2,068 injured. Among the victims there is a religious sister and five postulants of the "Siervas del Hogar de la Madre" Sisters community in Playa Prieta. According to information sent to Agenzia Fides, the relief efforts managed to reach the spot only 24 hours after the earthquake.

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  • Half a million children in conditions of neglect

    At present there are 500,000 children and adolescents in the age group between 0 and 17 years, living without any family ties completely left on their own in Ecuador. This is what emerges from a study of the NGO S.O.S. Children's Village, sent to Fides. Poverty is not the only cause of abandonment, there is also domestic violence, the consumption and abuse of drugs and alcohol or mistreatment.

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  • Martyrs of charity, victims of indifference

    “I voice my closeness to the Missionaries of Charity suffering bereavement after the killing of two of their Sisters in Aden, in Yemen, where they assisted elderly people. I pray for them and for the other persons killed in the attack and for their families”.

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  • Church fires do not stop, the solution is in dialogue

    Another Catholic chapel was set on fire at dawn yesterday in the region of Antiquina, in the town of Cañete, Biobio region (Chile). According to police information, the arson completely destroyed the structure". As in previous fires regarding places of worship (see Fides 05/04/2016), even here a canvas was found with writings accusing the Catholic Church of being an accomplice of the State against the Mapuche people.

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  • A "children's clubs" to prevent diseases

    The health center of Guarambaré has just launched a "children's club", a space where the little ones and their parents will be together once a month. The statement sent to Fides says that the goal of this club is the prevention of childhood diseases, such as acute respiratory infections, acute diarrheal diseases, food poisoning and many others.

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  • Classical music to help street children

    The Nairobi Classics association has organized a series of concerts regarding the best musicians around the world in Nairobi whose fundraising will be destined to Ghetto Classics, a group that comes from a poor village in Korogocho who teaches classical music to children with the aim of removing them from the road.

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