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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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  • How can we recognize "the migrant God" today in the history of humanity?

    In our multicultural societies the migrant is often relegated to the "poor/needy" category in the material and cultural sense or seen as an "enemy". This is how concrete attitudes are born such as indifference towards others, injustice, rejection and exclusion in the world.

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  • The life of seafarers and fishermen between forced labor and human trafficking

    The XXIV World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), on the theme: 'Caught in the net' is being held in Kaohsiung City until October 7. The chosen theme expresses the concern of the Church not only for the common good but also for the people as human beings and their fundamental rights.

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  • Apostolic Vicariate of Francistown elevated to Diocese and appointment of the first Bishop

    Today, the Holy Father elevated the apostolic Vicariate of Francistown (Botswana) to Diocese with the same denomination and territorial configuration, making it a suffragan of the metropolitan seat in Pretoria, South Africa. The Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Franklyn Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D., current apostolic Vicar of the same seat, as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Francistown.

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  • In Orissa, the first tribal university for 27,000 indigenous students

    The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (Kiss) is the first tribal university in social sciences in the world. Situated in the State of Odisha (or Orissa), in East India, the Institute was founded in 1993 as a tribal residential school, and on August 26, 2017 became the first tribal university in the world. Destined for families who cannot bear the cost of education. Kiss aims at eradicating poverty through quality education for the poorest students in the country.

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