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Bonded Slave Labor in Brazil

Unemployed Brazilians are frequently tricked into slavery through a system of bonded labor. Agents convince them to work on isolated estates, with the promise of good wages, but once they reach the estates they are charged for the cost of the transport, their tools,...

China Detains Bishop, Other Underground Catholics

BEIJING, APR. 23, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Authorities have arrested a 79-year-old bishop, seven priests and 13 followers of China's underground Catholic Church, the U.S.-based Cardinal Kung Foundation lobbying group reported today. Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang was arrested...

Poverty Soars in South Australia

"The Australian" National Newspaper reports today (April 23, 2001) that South Australia has the highest rate of poverty in the nation. Almost 25 per cent of South Australians exist below the poverty line, with this rate more than doubling in the past 16 years. This is...

Track Records for the Underprivileged

Australia's Prime Minister, Mr John Howard, announced yesterday (April 22) that the next Governor General of Australia would be Archbishop Peter Hollingworth, currently Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane, Queensland. Archbishop Hollingworth is well known for his work...

New focus on Slvary after Benin "Slave Ship'

COTONOU, Benin, Apr. 19, 01 (CWNews.com/Fides) - The story of the Eritrean ship thought to be carrying children into slavery ended at Cotonou in the West African country of Benin on April 17 when authorities found only migrant workers including a few children...

Quotes "From the Desk of St. Vincent"

The web site of the Eastern Province of the US has an interesting way of presenting quotations "From the Desk of Vincent" http://www.cmphila.org/desk_of_vincent_pages/019dov.html See also the Midwest Province...

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