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Sumon Francis Gomes
Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, 150 years among women in Bangladesh
The congregation founded by Sister Euphrasie Barbier runs orphanages, schools, women's shelters and sanatoriums in seven districts of the country. Archbishop of Dhaka: "Educated women are of benefit to the entire society."
07/07/2012 PAKISTAN - SYRIA
Lahore: Sisters of Charity giving a future to children and drug addicts
Since their arrival, in 1982, they have emphasized religious education, promoted pastoral care such as a home for the disabled and care for drug addicts. Minimum fees or free education in schools for children of poor families. Regional Superior invites priests to strengthen the teaching of catechism.
Dhaka: at Christmas the sisters of Mother Teresa, close to poor Muslims and Hindus
Thanks to the work of the Missionaries of Charity, the Siamese twins Trishna and Krishna were operated on in a specialized centre in Australia. A Muslim woman prays to give birth to a female. Hindu faithful: it is the only place where they help you without asking anything in return.
Bangladesh celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Charity
A memorial jubilee was held in Jessore in the presence of the Bishop and the faithful. Three Italian nuns founded the religious organisation in the Asian country. Now it includes 21 convents and 109 consecrated nuns. The Sisters of Charity work with the poorest sections of society, especially in the garment industry where women are exploited.
Dhaka, female murder victim laid to rest in Christian cemetery
The identity of the victim, whose body was found April 30 at the edge of a road, is unknown. The authorities have entrusted the task of burial to the Catholic Church because she wore a medallion with the image of the Virgin Mary. The body showed signs of violence.
In Dhaka, Salesian nun saves thousands of women from persecution and physical/mental torture
Sister Zita belongs to the Order of Salesian Sisters of Mary Immaculate. She has helped thousands of Catholics from the Garo tribe who have moved to Dhaka in search of jobs, often ending in the clutches of unscrupulous Muslim employers who persecute and torture them. Together with Caritas Bangladesh and the Church, she has founded the Garo Community Centre, where tribal Garo can learn new trades and find help searching jobs.
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