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UCAN News - Aug 13

Indian News
Pope Francis prays for monsoon victims in India
 According to govt. reports, 152 people are confirmed dead and another 17 missing in India after days of heavy rains.
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Muslims offer namaz near church in Christian-majority Mizoram
 Muslims make up only about 1.3% of the population of Mizoram.
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Asian Catholic communicators vow to build healthier communities
 SIGNIS leaders vow to replace 'toxic messages' of vested interests with positive content.
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Udupi: Damage to graves at CSI Church - Miscreant arrested
 He had entered the cemetery of the CSI church on Saturday and had damaged the crucifix and the graves.
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World News
Filipino Catholics unfazed by terror threats on churches
 Muslims show support by staging protest outside Catholic shrine in Manaoag to condemn terrorism.
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Parishes in Jakarta Archdiocese offer livestock for Eid al-Adha
 Sacrificial beasts handed over on Muslim festival to promote 'togetherness, respect and participation'.
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Philippine nun blames military in rights defender shooting
 American human rights activist left fighting for life after attack.
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Features
Bangladeshis grapple with fallout of Rohingya influx
 As local people face falling wages and increasing prices, sympathy is fading for Muslim refugees.
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The Timor-Leste exiles with nowhere to go
 Eviction of an entire community from the place they called home for 20 years underpins their struggle in a strange land.
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Opinion & Analysis
Helping the work of a saint in Calcutta
 A reflection on the work and teachings of St. Teresa on service to the poor through faith in action.
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