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Crossing Cultures, Transforming Lives, Through the Gospel
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Priests in the Crosshairs - PIME in Mexico
By Ferdinand Komenan
Over the past four years, according to data released by the Mexican Catholic Church, 15 priests were murdered. And from 2005 to 2016, of the nearly 140 "pastoral agents" (priests, religious, laity) killed in the world, nearly half were killed in Latin America.

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Hospitals Under Attack in War Zones
Multiple hospitals affected by different factions in different war zones worldwide share a ghastly commonality in recent days: they have been deliberately attacked. What was once a commonly accepted area of détente has become yet another killing field.

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Guinea Bissau: A Work In Progress
By Fr. Giorgio Licini
A journey to discover the initiatives of the PIME missionaries and the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate in this small African country, carried out with the help of supporters and sponsorships.

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Courage for Dialogue in Mindanao
By Fr. Sebastiano D'Ambra
Twenty-five years after the killing of Father Salvatore Carzedda in Zamboanga, the importance of continuing to promote encounters between Christians and Muslims is important to build an alternative to violence

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Algeria Declares Open Season on Refugees
Since December 1st there has been an ongoing mass roundup of African refugees in Algerian neighborhoods. Those rounded up are deported to a camp in the Algerian city of Tamanrasset closer to border with Mali and Niger in order to be expelled.

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St. Teresa of Calcutta and My Missionary Vocation
On September 19, 2016 a solemn Holy Mass was celebrated in the Tokyo Cathedral to mark the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta that took place in Rome a few days earlier.

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Myanmar and the Rohingya
The Myanmar Government “mops up” evidence of violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority – This is the accusation leveled by activists and international NGO’s that criticize the findings published by an investigative government commission. Following the investigation, the "independent" panel denied violence, adding: "The presence of mosques is evidence that persecution is not going on."

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Isis and the Rohingya
The investigations into the massacre of July 1 in Dhaka are uncovering direct links with the Islamic State. It is feared that the “fighters” returning from Syria and Iraq might find a new breeding ground among the Rohingya refugees, who are still coming in from Myanmar.

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Burakumin: The Japanese No One Wants to Hear About
In Japan some professions are still associated with the Burakumin: a minority discriminated against for centuries in the country. On paper, they have all the rights of other Japanese citizens; however, they are still subject to prejudices.

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A Missionary in a Rioting Prison
The story of Father Bosco, a PIME missionary who celebrated Mass on New Year's Day in the penitentiary where 60 people were killed in a clash between gangs. The Archdiocese of Manaus states: "The root of the problem lies in the privatization of prisons."
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