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  • Migration becomes a social problem and divides the family

    The phenomenon of emigration in the Philippines has become a social problem that has negative effects on the stability of the family institution, says a priest who works with migrants. "One of the alarming social realities that our country is facing today is the phenomenon of emigration that is causing social changes and serious consequences on the unity of families", notes to Agenzia Fides Fr. Leonardo Adaptar, Director of the diocesan Ministry of migrants of the diocese of Cubao.

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  • Young Christians in Asia are committed to the change of society

    "Young people are like lighted candles. We ask the Lord to send his light of truth to guide them. The young Christians of Asia and the world are called to be disciples who, enlightened and saved by the Lord Jesus Christ , can transform the societies in which they live": this is what Indonesian Protestant Bishop Willem T.P. Simarmata said in his speech to more than 350 young Christians from all over Asia, gathered in Manado, capital of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi, for the ...

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  • African theologian: "The mission of the Church in Africa is born of mercy"

    "The mission of the Church is born of mercy, of the compassion towards the spiritual and social reality of men. Mercy, from its etymological meaning, means letting oneself be touched by the misery of others. The history of Exodus is a fairly perfect picture": this is what Fr. Donald Zagore, theologian of the Society of African Missions, explains in a reflection sent to Agenzia Fides, motivating the presence and action of the Church in the vast and complex reality of the African continent.

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  • Why exploit the ocean? The Bishops discuss the seabed mining industry

    The meetings of the Bishops of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO), focused on the encyclical of Pope Francis "Laudato sì" (see Fides 12/4/2018) continues. The agenda continues with a session on seabed mining. Among the main speakers, Professor Kaluwin Chalapan of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Physics of the University of Papua New Guinea, gave the Bishops an overview on the challenges in ocean and coastal governance and in achieving a sustainable ...

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  • Major security for humanitarian operators in the Country is needed

    Violence and insecurity continue to proliferate in the African country. A few days ago Egyptian press agency MENA released the news of the murder of two humanitarian operators in the South of Sudan. One of the operators who belonged to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was killed near the city of Leer, and the other of the organization Hope Restoration was killed near the city of Bentiu.

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  • The Bishops of Oceania: the care of the "common home" is urgent

    The consequences of climate change on Countries and their economies in Oceania, and the response of the Churches, starting from "Laudato Si": the attention of the meeting of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conference of Oceania (FCBCO) is focused on these issues, underway in Port Moresby from 11 to 18 April.

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  • o safeguard human rights and the environment: the Church's commitment in Oceania

    The Catholic Bishops of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, have gathered in Port Moresby from 11 to 18 April in an assembly that is focused on Pope Francis’ encyclical "Laudato Sì". There are about 75 participants, all members of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conference of Oceania (FCBCO). As Fides learns, a warm welcome was given in particular to the arrival of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

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  • Cardinal Filoni: ecclesiastical universities "providential laboratories" of the outgoing missionary Church

    The memory of the beginnings of the Urbaniana University "is the memory of the beginnings of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and also its projection. In the missionary future outlined by Pope Francis in 'Veritatis gaudium' both of them feel the responsibility towards the new generations of opening a new season of fidelity to the universality of the Gospel of Christ and fidelity to the aspiration of men to their higher and common good".

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  • African theologian: "The mission of the Church in Africa is born of mercy"

    The mission of the Church is born of mercy, of the compassion towards the spiritual and social reality of men. Mercy, from its etymological meaning, means letting oneself be touched by the misery of others. The history of Exodus is a fairly perfect picture": this is what Fr. Donald Zagore, theologian of the Society of African Missions, explains in a reflection sent to Agenzia Fides, motivating the presence and action of the Church in the vast and complex reality of the African continent.

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  • No to bullying: small ambassadors of "Living Peace" change the face of their schools

    In Paraguay we are experiencing social violence characterized by aggression and bullying; we try to give children proposals which are rich in values like listening to others, forgiving, sharing, respecting, and with this we build spaces of tolerance and peace day by day.

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