Posts Tagged ‘slums’

Argentina’s president asks priests for help with COVID-19

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Argentina’s president has asked priests to help the national government flatten the curve of coronavirus in slum areas. Aregentina has 4,500 shanty towns and illegal settlements. Seven priests – including Bishop Gustavo Carrara – who live and minister in the slums of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, met with President Alberto Fernandez last week. The priests’ Read more

Petition backs Francis against brutal campaign in Argentina

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Priests working in slums in Argentina have issued a petition defending Pope Francis against what they call a “brutal campaign against him”. The priests, together with a lay group, say there are attacks “of every kind” against the Pope, Crux reported. Local media and political leaders have either tried to claim Francis as their own Read more

Manila slum dwellers prepare for demolition

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

An image of the Child Jesus stands in the midst of the rubble, leaning – naked and homeless – against a wall that is about to be torn down. Images of the Child Jesus, popularly known as the Santo Nino, have been dislodged from their altars as the shanties of slum dwellers in five villages Read more

Palmerston North missionary family heading for the slums of India

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Next Sunday, Dave and Michelle Mollard from Palmerston North and their children will travel to Delhi in India to undertake missionary and aid work for 14 months. They will work with children and orphans in the slums of India.   Their work will include teaching English to street kids. Read about them in the Manawatu Standard Read more