Dossier June 2016

Poverty & Exploitation

The Cambodian people are, on average, very young, engaged in the difficult search for well being, ready to forget but can no longer ignore the tragedy they suffered. They are ready to implement concretely, within the limits determined by politics and social conventions, their desire for justice. With public life characterized by corruption and the…

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The Heritage of History

Having been subjected to one of the cruellest regimes of modern history, as well as the almost complete deletion of its history and traditions, modern-day Cambodia rightly considers itself to be the rightful heir of the great Khmer empire that, from the IX to the XIV century, succeeded in ruling most of continental South East…

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Cambodia. An uncertain future

The agreement published by Peking with four Asian countries on 23 April, has widened the split in the Association of South-Eastern Asia Nations (ASEAN) between the coastal countries involved in a territorial dispute with the People’s Republic of China on the South China Sea and others who are not only exposed to the territorial question…

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Religions and the Catholic Church

On 14 April, 1975, under the bombs that announced the approach of the victorious Khmer Rouge, Msgr. Joseph Chhmar Salas was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Phnom Penh. He was the first Cambodian bishop. Even though it was in ruins and prostrate, the local Church, heir to four centuries of missionary work, had to survive his…

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Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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