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  • Bishops thank the government for helping Haitians who live in the United States

    The President of the Commission for Migrations of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Mgr. Joe Steve Vásquez, Bishop of Austin, Texas, expressed his appreciation to the Secretary of the Department for National Security, John Kelly, for his decision to extend the temporary protection for a further six months to over 58,000 Haitians who live and work in the United States. However, he urged to continue the commitment and humanitarian assistance to improve living conditions in Haiti.

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  • For 10 years on May 24 the world prays in particular for communion with the Church in China

    On May 27, 2007, on the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Benedict XVI sent a Letter to Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons, and lay faithful of the Catholic Church in the People's Republic of China, providing some guidelines for the life of the Church and the work of evangelization in China in order to help Chinese Catholics discover what the Lord wants from them (cf. 2).

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  • Teachers and pupils in the south of the country targeted by rebels

    Every day, army jeeps escort Buddhist teachers to schools in the south of the Country, whose area is guarded by paramilitary groups and armed volunteers while children study and play. This tension has worsened since September 2016, when 700 pupils who were in their respective classes heard a major explosion killing a 4-year-old girl and her father in addition to several people who were injured in a territory where Muslim insurgents target schools and teachers.

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  • No to death penalty: a petition to the Senate

    Today, May 19, the "March for Life" reached Manila, to say "no" to the death penalty, a caravan of pilgrims who left from Midanao (Southern Philippines) on May 6, along a route that crossed the entire archipelago. Among Catholics, priests and religious faithful, members of civil society organizations, also Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the "National Secretariat for Social Action", organ of the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines,

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  • The Chinese community will gather in Naples for the Day of Prayer for the Church in China

    On Sunday, May 21, at 11.30 am, the Chinese Catholic community in Italy will gather in Naples, in the parish of St. Mary of Constantinople at the Museum, to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. According to information sent to Fides, in addition to the Chinese Catholic community in Naples, there will also be the presence of Chinese faithful living in other Italian cities.

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  • 25% of children are born from teenage mothers, 19 year old women already have two children

    Guatemala records one of the highest pregnancy rates among teenagers in Latin America, and this leads to bringing girls on the path of poverty instead of studying and finding a decent job. Government statistics show that over 5,000 pregnancies concerning 14-year-old girls were recorded in 2014; In 4 cases out of 5 they were sexually abused by a family member: father, uncle, grandfather.

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  • A Jesuit: "Islamic populism, danger for Indonesia"

    or many Indonesians, yesterday was a sad day. Defeated in the run-off in the elections for the seat of governor in Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Protestant Christian of Chinese ethnicity, known as "Ahok", was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy by a court in Jakarta. Interviewed by Agenzia Fides, Jesuit Franz Magnis-Suseno, a well-known scholar and university professor, who has been in Indonesia for 56 years said:

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  • An award for the Campaign against Child Labor: One and a half million child workers

    a Fundación Telefónica del Perú (see Fides 2/4/2014) received the Caracol de Plata Award for the campaign against child labor entitled "An appeal to indifference" launched on June 12, 2016 with the goal of making Peruvians aware of a problem affecting 1 out of 4 in the Country. The campaign consisted in changing the voices of the Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) of lines 123 and 104 (Customer Assistance) with the voices of children.

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  • South Sudan is on the brink of collapse; people and students protest in Juba

    Yesterday students and citizens took to the streets in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to protest the collapse of the country's economy. The protest had been convened by students and saw the participation of citizens, to oppose the policies of President Salva Kiir accused of having brought South Sudan to the brink of collapse.

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  • The Road Film Festival to give voice to the missing family members

    The Quiché department in Guatemala was one of the areas most affected by a 36-year-long armed conflict (1960-1996) that resulted in the deaths of 200,000 people across the Country and the disappearance of 45,000 people, including 5,000 children. In this context, the "Road Film Festival" was recently held, with the aim of promoting some of the activities that are being carried out to support the disappearance of missing persons.

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