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Literature Festival

The 23rd edition of Italy’s annual Mantua Literature Festival focused on the theme Space of Thought Against Trivialization. The program included over 300 appointments with storytellers, essayists and other guest speakers. At the center of the event were issues related to the Mediterranean, to Europe and to the movement of peoples, but a lot of…

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Farewell to Toni Morrison, 1993 Nobel Prize Recipient

The first African American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1993), Toni Morrison was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civil recognition in the USA) by President Barack Obama in 2012. Her books expose the banality and clichés about race and racism, powerfully illustrating that we no longer understand the true… Read more »

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BANGLADESH
Celebrating Radio Jyoti’s Third Birthday

The first Catholic online radio station in Bangladesh, Radio Jyoti, is celebrating its third anniversary. The radio’s broadcasting location is near Emmaus Catholic Church in Bogra, in the diocese of Rajshahi. The purpose of the online station is to proclaim the message of God and spread the teachings of Jesus Christ through its programs, which…

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Giffoni Film Festival 2019

The 49th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival is being held from 19-27 July in Giffoni Valle Piana (Salerno), Italy. The event brings together 6,200 jurors from 53 countries around the world to the region’s Cinema Citadel and Multimedia Valley, where they will be judging 101 films in the 7 competition sections of the Festival…. Read more »

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Inauguration of Luys TV, the first TV network in Armenian and Turkish

In Armenian, luys means light. And the first television channel in Armenian and Turkish, inaugurated in Turkey, goes by the name of Luys TV. It is headed by Turkish-Armenian journalist Aram Kuran, who told local media that the project to create a bilingual Armenian-Turkish channel started two years ago. The Luys TV channel was launched…

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A Hero in the Battle Against Human Trafficking

Sr. Gabriella Bottani, a Comboni missionary and the international coordinator of Talitha Kum, the worldwide network of consecrated women against human trafficking, was honored as a Hero in the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Launch Ceremony hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on 20 June 2019, at the U.S. Department of State…

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New Website for the Vatican City State

Vatican City’s Internet website has been renewed in continuity with the objectives of “rationality, economy and simplicity.” About 12 years after its creation, the site now features a new graphic layout that, although very different from the previous one, is still inspired by the intention of those who created it, namely: the possibility of immediately… Read more »

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Child Labor Exploitation

152 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are the victims of child labor exploitation. That is to say, 1 in 10 children worldwide: 64 million girls and 88 million boys. Unable to attend school and deprived of their childhood, almost half of these children (about 73 million) are forced to carry out… Read more »

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ITALY
Biblical Festival

The 15th edition of the Biblical Festival organized by the Society of St. Paul, which from Vicenza has extended over time to other cities in the Venice region (Padua, Vittorio Veneto, Rovigo, Verona), from this year on will also reach the territories of Como, Alba and Treviso. The initial intention of the Festival remains unchanged,… Read more »

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More Books than People

The holder of this record is the Norwegian town of Mundal, which welcomes the most avid tour-ists and readers from May to September. The “book vocation” unites all the inhabitants of this town, so much so that it has earned the title of Norwegian Booktown. There is no snack bar, shop,

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