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  • A missionary: "A death sentence every day"

    "There are over 6,000 deaths, suspected marijuana drug dealers or other drugs, and 1,000 people killed, only on the basis of a suspect, in the last month. For some it may be a great success: it is a death sentence de facto, without the need for a law on the death penalty or lengthy court procedures. The elimination of criminal suspects with a summary execution is much more effective, according to supporters of this policy.

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  • Health emergency: Eleven clinics have already been shut in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan

    Dozens of health facilities supported by the World Health Organization in strife-torn areas of Sudan risk closure due to a lack of funds, exposing one million people to likely epidemics. Eleven clinics have already been shut in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan where years of fighting between government troops and black African rebels has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes

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  • Christmas between consumerism and street children

    For street children there is no "Christmas dinner", no gifts. They live marginalized, in the cold, under bridges, they have no family and are exploited. Unlike many children who spend these festive days in joy, they will have to work in order to have something to eat.

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  • Central American migrants "seek accommodation" together with the Bishops

    A group of 30 Central American migrants were special guests of the "Posada Sin Fronteras", which was organized by the Diocese of El Paso (Texas) and Las Cruces (New Mexico), last weekend. To look for "Posada" (inn, accommodation) is a typical representation of Mexican tradition at Christmas time, and consists of symbolically asking accommodation and food to someone, recalling the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph in the days before the birth of Jesus. Those who participate pray, sing and eat together.​

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  • A video shows a child rummaging in the garbage looking for food

    The video that shows a street child seeking food from a garbage has caused great indignation among the citizens of the municipality of Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. The video, filmed by a passer-by who saw the scene and approached the child, is causing reaction in social networks, asking for a dignified life for children.

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  • May Jesus be visible even in our home, today! The hope of a missionary for Christmas

    In Thailand every home, office, factory, farm and public space exposes a giant poster of the King or the royal family, especially in this period of national mourning for the death of the 'Greatest of Kings'. Now the images have multiplied in quantity, in size and in price. Everywhere, even tattoos, sweets and clothes show the image of Rama 9.

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  • Two priests ordained in Orissa, in the district of the anti-Christian massacres

    Kandhmal district in the Indian state of Orissa, which was the scene of the anti-Christian massacres of 2008, welcomed two new priests at the end of the Jubilee Year. As reported to Fides, more than three thousand faithful, together with priests and nuns, attended the solemn rite of priestly ordination, held on December 12 and chaired by Bishop Aplinar Senapati, who heads the diocese of Rayagada. ​

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  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the anxiety in the heart for many immigrants

    Dozens of children lined the main aisle of St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland-Pittsburgh, wearing the native dress of Latin America and holding up flags of their countries, accompanied by the sound of the trumpets of a band of Mariachi and opened the procession before the evening Mass on Monday 12 December, carrying a large arras of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

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  • Laos has its first martyrs

    Historic Step for the Catholic Church in Laos where yesterday December 11, the solemn liturgy of beatification of 17 new martyrs, including missionaries and lay Laotians was held in the Cathedral of the capital Vientiane. We are talking about a group formed by foreign missionaries and local catechists killed between 1954 and 1970 by the communist Pathet Lao guerrillas who seized power in the tiny nation of Southeast Asia.

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  • Earthquake: over one hundred dead, thousands homeless and destroyed homes, schools closed

    At least 102 people have died and hundreds injured because of the strong earthquake that on December 7 hit the province of Aceh, in the north of the island of Sumatra. According to the latest data of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), collected by Fides, the quake severely damaged at least 10,500 houses, 61 mosques and 4 schools. Over 11 thousand people were evacuated.

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