02 July 2016
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia

  • mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato


    » 04/25/2005, 00.00

    ITALY - ASIA

    PIME's tsunami campaign raises over 1.6 million euros



    Various projects still have to be completed in the affected areas. Appeals are made for the world not to forget even if TV coverage has come to an end.

     

     

    Milan (AsiaNews) – The fundraiser organised by the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) raised 1,653,000 euros for tsunami victims in south-east Asia—713,000 raised directly by PIME and 970,000 collected by Tg4, the newscast programme of the Rete 4 TV network and given to Pimedit Onlus for social projects on the Andaman Islands.

    "We thank the many people who so generously helped us, "said Fr Davide Sciocco, director of Milan's PIME missionary centre.

    "Some new projects have recently been proposed to us," said Father Sciocco "and we are counting on everyone's support since we cannot forget what happened only because TV cameras are focusing their attention elsewhere in the world".

    All funds were allocated by April 12 with an additional 261,500 euros still needed to complete existing projects.

    Initially, immediate relief in India, Thailand and Myanmar was PIME's main goal. It was followed by purchasing fishing boats and equipment in Tamil Nadu (India), providing help to schools and hostels on the Andaman Islands as well as assistance to students and schools run by Stigmatine Fathers and psychological counselling to survivors in Thailand. It also included help in rebuilding churches and chapels destroyed by the tsunami in different countries.

    An evening event to thank those who supported the initiative and describe the projects has been scheduled for 9 pm, June 7, at the PIME Centre in Milan.

    Fr Piero Gheddo, a missionary and a journalist who visited the affected areas in India, Father Sciocco and some volunteers sent by PIME to the tsunami-hit areas will speak.

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    20/01/2005 ITALY - ASIA
    PIME tsunami campaign to assist Andaman Islands
    Schools in Italy are paired with schools in the tsunami-affected areas.

    23/12/2005 ASIA – PIME – TSUNAMI
    Boats, schools, orphanages: a year of PIME aid for tsunami relief
    PIME's campaign raised more than two million euros for tsunami victims.  In Tamil Nadu reconstruction work has ended, but money is now needed to cover unexpected costs in the Andaman Islands where monsoon rains continue to slow down recovery.

    23/02/2005 ITALY - INDIA - THAILAND
    PIME's tsunami reconstruction campaign raised almost 600,000 euros


    07/06/2005 ITALY – INDIA
    Solidarity, PIME's greatest gift to tsunami victims
    Aid worker back from Tamil Nadu talks about the local population's gratitude, hope and courage after seeing the missionaries' active commitment to reconstruction.

    25/06/2005 ASIA - ITALY
    PIME: a picture of post-tsunami reconstruction aid




    Editor's choices

    CHINA – VATICAN
    Mgr Ma Daqin, the Vatican and the Patriotic Association’s “crooked logic”

    Gu Feng

    A priest in central China looks at the bishop of Shanghai’s volte-face, comparing him to John the Baptist who was jailed after he accused Herod. Because of their crooked logic, the Patriotic Association and the government seek to eliminate religion from the country. The Vatican is in danger of contradicting itself if it makes compromises with the Patriotic Association. Pope Benedict XVI described the latter as “incompatible” with Catholic doctrine in his Letter to Chinese Catholics, which Pope Francis has never disclaimed, but has instead reiterated.


    CHINA - VATICAN
    Mgr Ma Daqin’s volte-face, a cross to bear for the sake of Shanghai

    p. Pietro dalla Cina

    The auxiliary bishop of Shanghai holds dear the welfare of his diocese and intends to carry alone the burden of his statements of four years ago. Fr Lombardi’s clarification on the role of the Holy See dispels any doubt: the Letter of Benedict XVI to the Chinese Church is still valid; thus the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association's position is not accepted by the Vatican. A Chinese priest comments. Translation by AsiaNews.


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®