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  • Catholic Church at the forefront of the anti-poverty week

    The Australian Catholic Church is actively involved in the "Anti-poverty Week", until 20 October 2018. The initiative, which aims to raise awareness on issues related to poverty, was conceived as an extension of the International Day against Poverty, organized by the UN and celebrated on October 17th each year.

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  • Togolese youth to Pope Francis: need to strengthen youth pastoral

    In Togo we need "a concrete and effective accompaniment of young Catholics on behalf of priests", as well as a "strengthening of youth pastoral care". As reported to Fides, these are some of the recommendations identified by the young Catholics of Togo on the occasion of the Synod on Youth - underway in Rome from 3-28 October - and reported in an open letter to Pope Francis in which they make several observations.

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  • Camillians and volunteers from the diocese of Manado engaged together to provide rescue operations in Sulawesi

    "I am in Palu, I visited some places where the earthquake sowed great devastation", says to Agenzia Fides Father Andi Suparman, a Camillian missionary, who arrived on the island of Sulawesi on behalf of the Camillian Disaster Service International (see Fides 3/10/2018). "In some areas – he observes - in particular, Petobo and Jono, the devastating geological phenomenon causes, during earthquakes, the liquefaction of the soil, which takes away everything.

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  • To reinvent missionary activity in Africa, respecting local cultures

    "The Second Vatican Council, and in particular the Nostra Aetate declaration, saved the missionary activity of the Church, especially in areas such as Africa, putting an end to the old evangelizing practice, built on the principle that Christianity equals civilization and indigenous culture as a synonym of ferocity.

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  • Cardinal Yeom: "We pray to be able to send priests and to celebrate the Sacraments in the North"

    "I am pleased and comforted to learn that, during his visit to the Vatican next week, President Moon Jae-in will bring the message of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with him, who wishes to invite Pope Francis in Pyongyang": in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Archbishop of Seoul, comments on the news, released yesterday by the spokesman of the "Blue House", of Kim Jong-un's invitation to the pontiff, . . .

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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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