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International Migrants Day: For Filipino Church, emigration destroys families
Separation from wives and husbands working abroad deprives children of education and work. More than 10,000,000 Filipinos live overseas. So far this year, they have sent home US$ 14.3 billion.
In Asia Catholic Church has migrants’ well-being at heart
The Catholic Church in Asia is increasingly concerned by the unstoppable exodus of Filipino migrants and confirms that it must be involved in taking care of their spiritual and psychological needs.
Mindanao: missionary who disappeared is hiding from armed men
Siay parish priest, Fr Jun Baguio, confirms the information. He says he met Fr Lucio Bola who disappeared on December 30. He is now in hiding in a safe place.
Filipino bishops to back pro-life candidates in upcoming elections
A “Covenant for Life” is signed. It calls on candidates in the May 14 elections to give priority to life and family and offers them support.
Inter-religious peace theme of Mothers' Festival
Philippine deployment of workers overseas increases in 2005
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