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  • World Water Day: 1 billion people lack access to clean water

    Pope Francis will launch the global debate expected on the occasion of World Water Day, which is celebrated today, March 22. In fact, at the end of the general audience in St Peter's Square, WATERSHED will begin, the first of a series of programs and activities planned for the next five years. Currently, around the world, nearly 1 billion people are without safe water.

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  • XXV Day of Missionary Martyrs: "Do not be afraid"

    " 'Do not be afraid' is the invitation that appears on every theophany and is the phrase that the Risen Jesus repeats every time he shows himself to his disciples. An invitation that helps to deal with dark, difficult moments, persecution, knowing that the Lord is always close to each of us ...

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  • The grace of God, the true strength for the suffering faithful in Orissa

    It is the grace of God that gives strength to Christians in Orissa. It is the trust they have in Him that allows the faithful to overcome the difficulties of the present: this is the experience of over 3,000 Catholic faithful gathered in past days in the Cathedral in Cuttack dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, under the guidance of Archbishop John Barwa.

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  • Appointment of the Bishop of Keta-Akatsi

    On 16 March 2017 the Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Donkorkrom, as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Keta-Akatsi, (Ghana). (SL) (Agenzia Fides 17/03/2017)

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  • The Church establishes National Youth Day

    National Youth Day will be held every year on the first Sunday of August, which will unite all young Indian Catholics and will be a time to witness the Gospel, celebrated at a diocesan level: is what the Commission for youth of the Indian Bishops' Conference established, as part of a work program which aims to help and accompany the spiritual growth of young people in the various dioceses.

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  • Mexico-US Border: the Pro-Migrants commission in 18 dioceses already operational

    Eighteen dioceses of the border, in Mexico and the United States, have established commissions for legal advice to migrants in danger of being deported or in transit to the United States. The letter sent to Fides reports that in Texas the commissions are operating in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.

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  • Bishops: Justice for the 40 girls who died in the Guatemalan fire

    "The tragedy at the Hogar Virgen de la Asunción reception center was not a simple accident, but the tragic end of an irregular situation that had been denounced so many times", said the President of the Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (CEG) and Bishop of the diocese of Solola-Chimaltenango, His Exc. Mgr. Gonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, S.J. during yesterday’s presentation of the final document of the CEG at the plenary Assembly.

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  • Asian Youth Day 2017: celebrating diversity in a multicultural society

    To encourage and accompany young people in Asia to live and promote a "culture of solidarity and encounter with the other, in the multicultural and multireligious societies of Asia", and increase the awareness of the contribution to give to the Church and society: this is the intent of the seventh Asia Youth Day, which in 2017 will be held in Yogyakarta in central Java, from July 30 to August 9, 2017.​

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  • The consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: a blessing for the Ghanaian nation

    "I bring the Pope’s greetings, his Apostolic Blessing and his fervent wish that your nation continues to move forward in peace and stability, on a path of development that may become a model of unity and progress with respect for human rights and the environment whereby all its people can prosper and even the most vulnerable will not suffer marginalization or neglect", said His Eminence Giuseppe Cardinal Bertello at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, in the course of celebrations to re-consecrate Ghana ​

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  • A new project to offer more reception to street children

    he Casa Hogar Chiria, founded over 20 years ago in the territory of San Bartolo, assists street children and with family issues. In order to welcome these children, this year’s project is based on an African model called "Watoto". The head of Chiria told Fides that, at present, the House is home to 12 children and with the new facilities it will welcome between 60 and 80, in addition to having a custody service for working mothers and have no possibility of leaving their children.

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