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Fr. Jack Davis, a missionary in Chimbote, Peru, has been visiting parishes in North Dakota as he celebrates his 40th Jubilee year in the priesthood. Sayward Honer/The Forum

Father Jack brings goodwill ambassadors to the United States; Youth choir from Peru helps missionary celebrate 40th jubilee

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Once renowned as one of Peru's busiest and most influential fishing ports, Chimbote has become one of Peru's poorest cities. Plagued with devastating earthquakes and natural disasters, political unrest, extremely high unemployment rates, anemia and malnutrition, the impoverished desert town located on the Pacific Coast north of Lima, is home for over 400,000 people, many of whose makeshift living quarters lack basic necessities such as sewer, water, and electricity.


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