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  • Record of cotton production: almost half a million tons

    According to estimates from the Ministry of Economy, the cotton production in Benin has reached record levels of almost half a million tonnes. For years, "white gold" did not record such figures. 260,000 tonnes were collected last year, while this year, from November to June, the quantity has doubled to 453,012 tonnes.

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  • Alcohol addiction alarm regarding street children: from glue to marijuana, to "chespi"

    Every day, the National Center for Drug Addiction in Paraguay receives hundreds of people with drug problems. However, the most alarming phenomenon is the many street children who go there to be treated. They start consuming mainly glue, then marijuana, and finally more harmful drugs and especially cheap drugs, such as crack.

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  • A Bible in every family

    To distribute a copy of the Bible to every family in the Philippines: The project started in 2008 is becoming a reality thanks to the project "May They Be One Bible Campaign": says the Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, Broderick Pabillo, President of the Advisory Committee for the project to Agenzia Fides. "The great project of evangelization - he explains to Fides – had begun in order to give a Bible to five million poor households in the country.

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  • Over one million children do not go to school and work instead

    "More education, less child labor" is the name of the campaign recently launched by Fundación Telefónica in the Peruvian city of Cusco to make the population aware of the importance of studying full-time for children and their future . The organizations volunteers have distributed information material on this phenomenon affecting over 1 million and 619,000 Peruvian children between 5 to 17 years of age.

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  • Laity and Mission": a theological reflection on a growing phenomenon

    From 13 to 18 February 2017, a seminar on the relationship between Laity and Mission was held at the International Center for Missionary Animation (CIAM) in Rome. The initiative was born in response to the growing concern of missionary animation in Christian communities and the positive integration of lay people in missionary cooperation among Churches.

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  • Migrant Week: It is not just a humanitarian crisis

    From 18 to 25 June, the Catholic Church in Brazil celebrates the 32nd Migrant Week, with the theme "Migrations, biomes and living well", announces the Bishops' Conference of Brazil in the communiqué sent to Fides. The purpose of the Week, according to the Bishop of Pesqueira, Mgr. José Luiz Ferreira Salles, in charge of the Pastoral Care of Migrants, is to announce, denounce, reflect and build a new relationship between human beings and Mother Earth.

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  • Fertile land of vocations: 37 deacons ordained in Flores in eight days

    "The island of Flores, Indonesia, is still a fertile land of religious and priestly vocations. This is demonstrated by the fact that, in the space of only eight days, on Saturday 10 and Sunday, June 18, in Maumere, 37 deacons were ordained", says to Fides Father Luigi Galvani, MI, who lives his missionary commitment on the island.

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  • 500 Years of the arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines: A Time for Mission

    Preparations to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines (in 1521) is underway throughout the country: "To prepare oneself properly for this important event, the Church in the Philippines in the Philippines has set a nine-year cycle (from 2013 to 2021) that will culminate with the anniversary of the Holy Year of the anniversary, 2021", explains to Agenzia Fides Mgr. Socrates C. Mesiona, Apostolic Vicar of Puerto Princesa, on the Philippine island of Palawan​

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  • Now online Omnis Terra new issue : giving voice to mission, missions and missionaries

    Omnis Terra, the multilingual publication of culture and mission from the Pontifical Mission Societies, is on line with its second edition. The opening article “Le Laos et le sang des Martyrs”, by Roland Jacques, OMI, draws from the beatification of 17 martyrs, celebrated in Vientiane 11 December 2016, to describe the travailed history of this tiny Asian Church.

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  • Violence increases against priests

    Still on the danger list but slowly improving: Rev. Juan Antonio Zambrano García, of the archdiocese of Tijuana, was attacked and wounded last Friday, June 9, in the parish of San Pedro e San Pablo where he is parish priest. Fr Zambiano being stabbed twice, first with a knife and then with a screwdriver. The Archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barron, in a report to Fides, expressed concern for the growing number of similar attacks.

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