LENT 2004 - STREET CHILDREN - MENINOS: THE STREET IS THEIR HOME - EUROPE/SPAIN - AFRICA/DEMOCRATIC CONGO - AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - ASIA/PHILIPPINES - ASIA/MONGOLIA - AMERICA/PERU

Saturday, 28 February 2004

Vatican City (Fides Service) - Inspired by Pope John Paul II’s message for Lent 2004, entitled “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me” (Mt 18,5) in which the Pope voices concern for the plight of so many of the world’s children, Fides is publishing a series of special issues on the tragedy of lost childhood. This first special issue is on “street children”.

MENINOS: THE STREET IS THEIR HOME
International Convention violated - In Africa - In Asia - In America Latin America - Eastern Europe

EUROPE/SPAIN
Street Children “One of the most shameful tragedies of modern society ” say Comboni Missionaries and Jesuits

AFRICA/DEMOCRATIC CONGO
From Venezuela to Congo a life spent helping street children: Rev. Mario Perez director of a Children’s Home in Goma which looks after 2.000 children

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA
More than 40,000 children live on the streets in Addis Ababa. Salesians Fathers work to re-unite them with the families

ASIA/PHILIPPINES
During Lent “Guardian angel” sisters caring for street children in Manila make even greater efforts in response to the Pope’s call to help children in need

ASIA/MONGOLIA
Once a week Father Gilbert goes underground carrying warm clothes and food to hundreds of street children cold, hungry and lonely

AMERICA/PERU
“Solidarity with children forced to live on the streets”: Huancayo diocese’s Lenten commitment

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