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Win a Medal in Doing Good : Denounce suspected cases of trafficking and exploitation!

giocaJUSTICE AND PEACE - On the occasion of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Network of Religious Against Trafficking in persons, "Um Grito pela Vida" proposes the campaign "Play for Life", proposing a slogan which was already used during the 2014 football World Cup also held in Brazil. The campaign which was widely disseminated...


Eco Guide for Parishes

mundoJUSTICE AND PEACE - Dear brothers, I want share with you an excellent material: “Eco Guide for parishes”, published in Spanish, by the MOVIMIENTO CATÓLICO MUNDIAL POR EL CLIMA (world-wide Catholic movement dealing with the climate). It contains practical material that can help implement the Franciscan spirit in our parishes...


Mother Teresa’s Canonization to Be ‘Great Joy’ for All of India

Mother-Teresa-740x493TESTIMONY - An Indian prelate has described Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, who will be canonized by Pope Francis Sept. 4, 2016, as the “best missionary of the millennium.”Bishop Salvadore Lobo of Baruipur, who headed the canonization committee, reported that Christ had said to Mother Teresa in a vision: “Go into the houses, I cannot go alone, you be my face.”


The Hidden Poor

at least we have foodSOUTH SUDAN - Last week, Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, in a televised statement on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation publicly admitted that the government is broke and has no money to pay for both public and civil servants. He called on the civil servants, who have not been paid for three months...


ASIA/SRI LANKA - The Claretians engaged in solidarity with flood victims

clarettianiJUSTICE AND PEACE - Religious Claretians in Sri Lanka are actively engaged in helping victims of the floods that hit the country last May, leaving massive damage to persons, houses, facilities. The Major Superior of the Claretians in Sri Lanka Fr. Rex Constantine in a letter sent to Fides wrote, "our missions have not been directly affected by the floods...


Fourvière: The Revolution of Tenderness - Letter of the Superior General

turuMESSAGES - Dear Marists of Champagnat, In April last year, I wrote a letter to all of you entitled Montagne: The Dance of Mission, reflecting on the meaning of the first year of preparation for the beginning of the third century of Marist life. I wish to thank you most sincerely for the wide publicity you gave that letter and for the way you received it...


San Ignacio, first filipino film screened at the Vatican

locandina ignacioNEWS 2016 - At the Filmoteca Vaticana in the Palazzo San Giorgio an advance screening of San Ignacio de Loyola was held at 4:00 P.M. on 14 June, Tuesday.  This ambitious project of Jesuit Communications (JESCOM) Philippines was filmed in Spain, with a Spanish cast at the site where the historic events happened...


Preparation of the General Chapter 2018 (brothers)

David Glenday webNEWS 2016 - June 14 the General Government  met in the General House with Father David Glenday to move forward the preparation of the Extended General Council (EGC) this coming September. This time, Camille Sapu who resides in Louvain did not come to the meeting. Father David Glenday is a Combonian missionary...


ASIA/INDIA - Religious Indians: 40 works of mercy for the Jubilee

criNEWS 2016 - "The Year of Mercy is something real, it is not simply something where we say a prayer or attend a conference. We can answer the call of Pope Francis by generously launching concrete action plans, in favor of the poor and the suffering": says to Agenzia Fides Salesian Fr. Joe Mannath, National Secretary of the "Conference of Religious Indians" (CRI)...




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