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News 2017
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Global: JRS releases its 2016 International Annual Report

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annual reportNEWS 2017 - According to figures published in the latest annual report, the Jesuit Refugee Service reached more than 733,400 refugees and forcibly displaced people in 2016, operating in 51 countries worldwide, a slight increase compared to the previous year. Emergency relief comprises the largest portion (37 percent) of services provided by JRS, with more than 250,000...

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Ghana - Contributing to the Formation of Future Priests

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ghanaNEWS 2017 - From Kumasi, the second-largest city of Ghana, known as the Garden City thanks to the numerous species of flowers and plants in the surrounding area, the members of our new FSP foundation there write: 

“We visited St. Gregory Major Seminary to hold a book display and today we went back to give all the seminarians the chance to choose the books they need...

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2017 Mother Teresa Award to Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, 'example of compassion'

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INDIA - 1002 - Premio p. TomNEWS 2017 - Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian abducted in Aden in 2016 and released in September thanks to the Sultan of Oman, is the 2017 winner of Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice. Abraham Mathai, president of the Harmony Foundation, a Mumbai based organization that commemorates the Saint of Calcutta with the award since 2007, announced the winner...

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Pope to focus on “fake news” in message for World Communications Day 2018

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appNEWS 2017 - Pope Francis will focus on the harmful effects of fake news against journalism for peace, in his message for peace for World Communications Day next year.  ““The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace,” is the theme of the annual Catholic Church observance that the Pope announced with a post on...

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Mexico - A new, violent earthquake shakes Mexico: Salesians begin to organize relief

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terremotoNEWS 2017 - The earthquake bearing a magnitude of 7.1° on the Richter scale that struck Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, has caused hundreds of victims: 217, according to the Civil Protection Service as of this morning, but the number may increase due to the high probability that there are people trapped under collapsed buildings...

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