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Hong Kong, Security and Appeals

By Fr. Gianni Criveller, PIME Even after SARS – in 2003 – Beijing tried in vain to introduce a “national security law” that would gag Hong Kong’s democracy. Today, Xi Jinping is trying to empty the local parliament, where the opposition will have a majority in September. Carrie Lam says she will help implement the […]

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Record Amazon Deforestation Amdist the Pandemic

By Andrea Guerra  In April, the Amazon rainforest recorded a 171% increase in the rate of deforestation, the worst in ten years. Taking advantage of the controls made milder by anti-COVID measures, 328 square miles of forest were stolen, burnt down by corrupt farmers and ranchers. The Brazilian region of Parà was the most affected […]

Fr. Maurizio Arioldi, PIME, has devoted much of his life to helping the people of Thailand.

Thailand, Ora et Labora During Lockdown

By Fr. Maurizio Arioldi, PIME The following is the testimony of Fr. Maurizio Arioldi, a PIME Missionary working in Ngao among the tribes of the mountains of northern Thailand during the Coronavirus pandemic. We publish it here not only for the story that he offers on what COVID-19 represents for Thailand today but also to […]

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PIME Missionary Attacked Defending the Earth

By Andrea Guerra Fr. Dennis Koltz, an American PIME Missionary serving in the Diocese of Macapà, Brazil, was hit repeatedly and had his car rammed by a fazendeiro, for investigating license irregularities for a plot of land. An act of violence that is part of the daily war that strips small, Amazonian farmers of their […]

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The Missionary of the Sateré Mawé

By Giorgio Bernardelli When Fr. Enrico Uggé arrived in 1971, they were close to extinction. Today there are 10 times more of them, thanks to the Indigenous School. The boat docks and the children immediately appear on the bank. After all, it is a bit difficult to go unnoticed in a village like Simao, a […]

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Beyond the Wall

By Anna Pozzi At the Migrant House in Tijuana, close to the border, the Scalabrinian Missionaries welcome Central American immigrants and Mexicans deported from the US. Their mission: to try to give them a future in the new year, and beyond. “We start 2019 with a lot of momentum, and many projects, one of these […]

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Among the Least of the Cardboard City

Among the Least of the Cardboard City By Fr. Mario Ghezzi, PIME Fr. Damiano Tina, a PIME Missionary at Ecatepec, works in one of the shanty towns on the outskirts of Mexico City: “I’m here to stay with those who live on the edges of society. Often I meet the Lord, who is already working […]

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The Lost Eden of Fr. Stefano

The Lost Eden of Fr. Stefano Lakewood is as picturesque as any other paradise; unfortunately the area is highly contested by interests, and plagued by violence.By Gerolamo Fazzini For twelve years Fr. Stefano Mosca, PIME, has been working in Lakewood, a natural paradise in the southern part of the Philippines. A beautiful area that is […]