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Faith Heals

In 1978, Dr. Edgardo Santos suffered a near-fatal heart attack that changed him forever. My father is living proof that religious faith can heal not just the spirit but the body as well

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Bringing faith to the campus

Having young students working on a common goal towards spirituality is the main purpose of the Catholic Society of the University of Macau. So says President Eunice Vong on the reason she revived the group after several years of inactivity. Eucharistic celebrations, spiritual retreats and hiking in Coloane Island are some activities on the wish list.

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Arms trade fuels wars

The supply of deadly military weapons is the reason for the continuation of wars that result in atrocious suffering for civilian populations. Civil society groups have to exert more pressure so that international treaties limiting the transfer of arms can be implemented.

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Heroes of faith

The beatification of 17 new martyrs, in the Laotian capital, was a historic event for a tiny minority Church in a country ruled by a communist regime. For the good of the people of Laos, Church authorities affirmed their willingness to cooperate with the civil authorities.

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Philippine forests: Going, going, gone?

If it does not do something drastic now, the Philippines would be the first country in Asia to completely lose its forest cover soon. Experts say that the country lost most of its forest in the past 50 years. The next generation will have to seek solutions to this problem.

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Time of deliverance

The first and only democracy of China is Taiwan. But it must resist the pressures of Beijing. An uphill task for the new president, the brave, self-made woman Tsai Ing-wen.

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The flourishing missions

The amazing growth of the Christian community in Northeast India took the older Churches in the country by surprise as the second millennium drew to a close. While the Church in South India traced its origins to Apostle Thomas and others to St. Francis Xavier and other missionaries, this new Christian community in the northeastern corner of the country is a little more than 120 years old. But it is fast moving towards having two million believers. Truly, the missionaries there have shown how it is to be the “light of the world.”

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Africa Is Squandering Its Living Jewels

Wildlife is the postcard of Africa, as sea, sun and beach is the trademark and the great source of revenue of the Pacific Islands, but the continent is squandering its natural source of sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. Poachers, guerrilla fighters, extractive industries and criminal rackets are among those that are depleting its natural parks and killing their most iconic species. Unfortunately, South Africa, the richest African country, is not spared.

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