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  • Congo and South Sudan: peace and hope against all appearances

    The "Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in the Congo and South Sudan and in the world", announced by Pope Francis (see Fides 19/2/2018) was welcomed with gratitude by the Christians of South Sudan. "This shows us that we are not alone and that the faithful all over the world are with us on the path towards peace and reconciliation", says James Oyet Latansio, general secretary of the Council of Churches of South Sudan.

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  • Student movements, of all religions, committed to peace and coexistence

    Young Indonesians will not let themselves be intimidated or provoked by those who want to create new inter-religious clashes in the country: is what 16 leaders of student and youth organizations, of different religions and backgrounds, say in an appeal sent to Agenzia Fides. By detecting a series of acts of intimidation against places of worship and religious communities throughout Indonesia,

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  • The Church invites us to pray for peace:"The country needs unity and compassion"

    The Catholic community, during Lent, and in particular on Friday 23 February, will pray for peace in the conflict-stricken nations of South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "We are humbly grateful to our beloved Pope Francis who invites us to unite in prayer and to fast for peace in our devastated land and in all nations in difficulty".

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  • Over 48 thousand baptized in 2017: the Church in China towards a new missionary impulse

    There were 48,556 newly baptized in 2017 in mainland China. The statistics published by "Faith Cultural Society" on the eve of the Chinese New Year, and sent to Agenzia Fides, "are not complete", says Faith, due to the lack of data on the Catholic communities living in remote rural areas, but "reflect the vitality and the missionary dynamism of a community that fully lives faith".

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  • Quality education to break the vicious circle of poverty and war

    La Loyola Secondary School (Lss) in Wau, South Sudan, is a school but also a shelter. It is a place where boys and girls can find serenity and can build the future beyond violence and war. "The quality of education is an important factor in breaking the cycle of poverty, and our hope is that the institute will provide South Sudan with leaders, men and women of tomorrow, committed to serving their people with integrity and justice", underlines, in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, ...

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  • Campaign for Lent: Christ is the starting point for reconciliation

    "Reconciliation for peaceful coexistence and national integration, Justice for all": as reported to Agenzia Fides, this is the theme of the Lenten campaign for 2018 presented at the University of Uzima, in the Archdiocese of Kisumu. "Reconciliation means to recreate what had been separated, to restore friendly relations among parties or to make communities coexist in harmony", explained Mgr. Kivuva Martin, Archbishop of Mombasa and President of the "Justice and Peace" ...

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  • Nobody knows the ways of the Lord: the story of an African who returns to the origins

    Djery is a young man originally from the village of Alibi, Togo, but who lived in the Ivory Coast and in Europe. "I was a Muslim, but I returned to the religion of my ancestors. I rediscovered my roots. Nobody knows the ways of the Lord". This is how the story of this young man born in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast, in 1987, former bookseller and social-cultural animator in Paris begins.

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  • Malnutrition affects half of the children under the age of 5

    The phenomenon of child malnutrition continues to be one of the main emergencies afflicting Guatemala. The latest data, just published, show that in 2017, 80% of the deaths among the youngest children under 2 years of age were caused by acute malnutrition. Despite programs adopted by the government and other local institutions, until December 23, 2017, 111 Guatemalan children died due to food shortages.​

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  • Attack on a church: is extremism threatening Christians?

    Fear and consternation in the Indonesian Catholic community after the attack suffered yesterday, 11 February, during Sunday Mass in the church of San Lidwina, in the district of Selman, near Yogyakarta, a city in the center of the island of Central Java. An unbalanced man named Suliyono entered the church and wielded a cutting weapon with which he wounded a dozen faithful and a Jesuit priest of German origin, father Karl-Edmund Prier, who was celebrating mass at 7.30 in the morning.

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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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