» 12/24/2009, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Sri Lanka: Sisters of the Good Shepherd celebrate Christmas with the poorest children
In the villages of Wewala, Weligampitiya and Kalaeliya near Jael, the nuns gave birth to a free afternoon school for poor and sick children. On 22 December they celebrated Christmas with gift to all 52 of them school uniforms and books.
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.
30/12/2016 16:13:00 SRI LANKA
Oblates of Mary Immaculate gift stationery and books to 50 poor children in Colombo (photos)
The children live in a multiethnic area of the capital that developed after 1971 for many of the city’s beggars. Children performed in a Christmas play to tell parents to stay clear of alcohol abuse.
20/03/2008 SRI LANKA
During Lent, practical help for the poor from the Church
For years, the dioceses of the country have been gathering funds during Lent for scholarships, aid for the poor, reconstruction of houses, and medical assistance. The directors recount the initiatives already in place, and the plans for 2008.
Story of sisters who help victims of family violence becomes a documentary
The congregation of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd have launched an initiative to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse. The numbers are shocking. In Taiwan in 2008 alone there were 75,438 cases known to the government, in 2009, the number rose to 83,728, in 2010 98,720.
Gaza priest slams barbaric attack against Sisters of the Rosary
Fr Manuel Musallam tells AsiaNews about the destruction of the sisters’ convent and chapel by unknown thugs during the war between Hamas and Fatah. Christians and Muslims express their solidarity. “Please, pray for us!” he says. “We have had it with war, murderers and occupation, with the humiliation of the people!”
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