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  • Indigenous population plants 2000 new trees in the spirit of Laudato si'

    The indigenous people of Puerto Princesa Vicariate (southern Philippines) recently planted some 2000 new trees on their land in the spirit of Pope Francis’ Encyclical "Laudato Si". Bishop Socrates Mesiona, who led the initiative, told Fides the work of plantation took two days and involved the villages of Sagpake'n and Bayog, part of the Vicariate which covers the Philippine island of Palawan.

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  • The memory of the Vietnamese martyrs nurtures faith in the present

    The memory of the Vietnamese martyrs nurtures faith in the present: with this spirit the Church in Vietnam celebrated a special Jubilee for the 30th anniversary of the canonization of the 117 Vietnamese martyrs. As Agenzia Fides learns, several churches throughout the country, parishes and institutions celebrated special Masses for the occasion, recalling their faith and love for God witnessed by the martyrs.

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  • The Church of the Philippines launches the Year of Youth

    The Church in the Philippines inaugurated the Year of Youth on the Solemnity of Christ the King, and announced the National Youth Day 2019. The Episcopal Conference has officially announced that 2019 will be the Year of Youth which will end on November 24, 2019, as part of the "nine-year journey for New Evangelization", in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines (1521-2021).

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  • Young Panamanians continue their journey in preparation for WYD 2019

    Less than 60 days before the beginning of World Youth Day (WYD) that will take place in Panama from 22 to 27 January 2019, and after the announcement of the official agenda of Pope Francis for his apostolic visit to the Country, the activities continue to multiply in the archdiocese in preparation for the arrival of the Holy Father.

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  • Escalation of anti-Christian attacks in the state of Uttar Pradesh

    Christians in India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, fear new attacks by Hindu extremist groups. In a document sent to Agenzia Fides, the Commission for Religious Freedom of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) notes that the state governed by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath recorded 44 episodes of violence against Christians in the last two months, while another 71 incidents have been. . .

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  • Acts of vandalism on a newly inaugurated Catholic chapel in Sumatra

    The chapel dedicated to St. Zaccaria, recently inaugurated in the diocese of Palembang, in the South of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was attacked on the night between 7 and 8 March by some vandals who destroyed a stained glass window and devastated the interior of the church and liturgical furnishings.​

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  • Slovak Nun/Doctor Shot and Wounded in South Sudan

    Slovak nun/doctor Veronika Terezia Rackova SSpS was shot and wounded by three soldiers in South Sudan on Monday, the Slovak Bishops Conference (KBS) press office and the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry reported on Tuesday. “We can confirm that our citizen was shot and wounded in South Sudan. She was taken to a hospital in the Kenyan capital [Nairobi]. Her condition is stable. Our office in Nairobi is providing necessary consular assistance to the Slovak citizen,”

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  • 7th Asian Youth Day to Be Held in Indonesia

    On Sunday, Cardinal Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay and president of the Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conference, told thousands of young pilgrims gathered at Mass in Haemi, Korea, that the next Asian Youth Day will be held in Indonesia in 2017.

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  • India: 50 villages attempt to deny entry to priests

    The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India has issued a statement lamenting "sporadic events of violence against Christians in certain parts of India."

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