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  • Prayer for seven innocent Christians of Orissa who are imprisoned

    The Church in India is in prayer for the release of seven innocent Christians in the Indian state of Orissa, in prison for nine years. Their names are: Bhaskar Sunamajhi, Bijay Sanseth, Buddhadev Nayak, Durjo Sunamajhi, Gornath Chalanseth, Munda Badamajhi and Sanatan Badamajhi.

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  • Plague alarm: the contribution of Catholic hospitals and Catholic dispensaries

    In Madagascar, pneumonic plague, the most serious and mortal form of plague, is under way, according to the country's Ministry of Health and so far has affected at least 343 people and has caused 42 deaths.​

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  • Peace is built with prayer: visit of the Community of Taize in South Sudan

    Peace is born from the heart of every man and is built in society and in the nation through prayer: this is the message left by the representatives of the Community of Taizé to the youngsters in schools in South Sudan. As Fides learns, the girls of a Catholic secondary school in South Sudan, under the guidance of the Sisters of Loreto, continue to draw inspiration from the Community of Taizé, an ecumenical community founded in France.

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  • Orissa, theater of anti-Christian violence, becomes a place of pilgrimage and inspiration

    The victims of anti-Christian violence perpetrated in the Indian state of Orissa in 2007 and 2008 "are testimonies of authentic faith, that overcame difficulties and persecution, and today inspire many people in India and abroad": says Archbishop John Barwa, at the head of the Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, in the Indian state of Orissa (or Odisha), to Agenzia Fides.

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  • Missionaries, "anonymous heroes"

    Missionaries "are anonymous heroes, they are human beings chosen to withstand the difficulties. Brave and obedient children, endowed with patience and strength. Examples of moral resistance. Thanks to all the missionaries for having taught us, through their works, that an apparently insignificant act of love can embrace the wounded humanity": this is what yesterday, October 11, Spanish singer Luz Casal said in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela...

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  • Reception in the North of the country of South Sudan Refugees fleeing conflict and famine

    Uganda in recent months has faced a flow of refugees out of the ordinary. The West Nile Region and the Kiryandongo District, with approximately 2.7 million inhabitants, have in fact taken in an enormous number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing conflict and famine in their home country.

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  • Condemnation of the Bishops: Hindu leader offends Mother Teresa

    It is necessary to condemn and take legal measures regarding the false accusations and derogatory words against Mother Teresa of Calcutta by Hindu leader Swami Parpoornanda Saraswathi: says Archbishop Thumma Bala, at the head of the diocese of Hyderabad and President of the Council of Bishops of Telugu. In the statement sent to Fides, the Archbishop calls on the governments of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana not to remain indifferent in the face of offensive words against...

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  • Caritas alarm: Child trafficking in northeast India

    The Indian State of Assam has been the hub of human trafficking in the country; politics must act urgently to stop the trafficking involving in particular children: is the alarm launched to Fides by Caritas India, which releases the worrying figures of the phenomenon. In Assam there are 22% of cases of victims of trafficking across India. Data has been released by a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) survey and is related to the year 2015.

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  • Kenya: The Catholic Church keeps the country together

    t a time of increasing political tensions in Kenya, the Catholic Church is a voice that helps to undermine the risks of social and political polarization and strives to keep the country together. "In addition to the pastoral letters we have written as Catholic Bishops, we are trying to involve the various parties to end the political impasse", said Mgr. Philip Anyolo, Bishop of Homabay and President of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, KCCB, in an exclusive interview with Agenzia Fides.​

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  • To contribute to coexistence: Archbishop of Jakarta meets the leader of Parliament

    To contribute to social and religious coexistence and to work together - politics and religious communities - for brotherhood among the different people and components of Indonesian pluralist society: this is the theme of the recent meeting between the Archbishop of Jakarta, Ignazio Suharyo, and Zulkifli Hasan, President of the People's Consultative Assembly, which is the legislative branch in Indonesia's political system.

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