» 03/19/2011, 00.00
Bishop of Sendai: Thank you for your prayers and support
Aid centre to help "bear witness to God's love" to those affected and suffering. Special issue of the Catholic weekly on the disaster, only distributed on the Internet because it impossible to print and post. March 24 a special bishops meeting on the emergency. Battle to cool the reactor in Fukushima continues. Reactors n. 1 and 2 now reconnected to power grid.
Japanese Church launches aid centre for tsunami victims
The centre is based in Sendai, in the areas affected by the tsunami. Message from the Bishop of Sendai. The diocese also reports children dead in kindergartens, churches destroyed and damaged. Families offer hospitality to the homeless elderly. Shelters without water, electricity, fuel, medicine, causing physical and mental fatigue of the displaced.
18/03/2011 RUSSIA - JAPAN
Patriarchate of Moscow launches collection for Orthodox in Japan
One of the bishops of the Japanese Orthodox Church wrote to the Kirill: extent of damage is still uncertain, there has been no news of the parishes on the Pacific coast in Sendai.
Japan, mission in the midst of fear and hope
The Jesuit Arun D Souza sj, who is about one thousand kilometres from the Japanese capital, speaks to AsiaNews about his testimony on the ground and points out: "Now is not the time to give in to fear but to give voice to prayer." Meanwhile the death toll climbs as well as the level of radiation in Fukushima.
Nuclear crisis affects Tokyo tap water
Drops in the level of radiation near Fukushima nuclear plant, but rise in contamination of liquids and vegetables. Reactor number 3 evacuated, while the race to aid survivors continues.
Sendai, Christmas among the tsunami survivors
Nine months after the tragedy, thousands of homeless housed in prefabs. Catholic priests and faithful of the Archdiocese of Sendai, organize collections of food and offer spiritual support to those who have lost everything. The Japanese mega-cities of gift the victims of the disaster Christmas trees and decorations.
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