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UCAN News - Aug 13

Caritas project seeks to fight hunger in South Asia
  Scheme will help small-scale farmers to promote local food across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
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Indian tribals urged to resist exploitation
  Indigenous people are told to protect their identity and culture amid increasing harassment.
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Kerala Police team meets nuns in Jalandhar
  The team met some former nuns of the Jalandhar diocese on Friday and Saturday.
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Kerala situation very serious, says Rajnath as he assures full help
  The Union Home Minister also announced release of Rs 100 crore in advance from the National Disaster Response Fund.
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World News
Chinese authorities halt youth summer camp
  'Walk with the Lord' event banned by Tianjin officials implementing revised religious regulations.
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Sex abuse crisis 'is call to new vision of priesthood'
  Jesuit expert says children and adults are safer today from clerical predators than they have ever been.
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Human rights volunteer killed in central Philippines
  Rights group condemns the killing, noting 'the rising number of killings conducted with impunity in Cebu'.
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Features
Myanmar's Caritas delivers aid to flood victims
  Church-run charity helping keep starvation at bay as farmers brace for next round of deluges after seeing crops drowned.
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Papua pastor a ray of light for HIV patients
  Protestant reverend helps victims forsaken by their families; battles stigma that disease is a 'curse from God'.
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Pakistani Catholic on a sticky wicket in Bangkok
  After being tortured by police and threatened with a gun in his homeland, an asylum seeker finds solace in cricket.
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