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AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Priest attacked and robbed by three hooded people, the climate is always tense

Le├│n - A Nicaraguan priest, Fr. Abelardo Toval, parish priest of the parish of Sutiava, was attacked on Saturday, September 15 by a group of three hooded men who entered his home before celebrating the first morning Mass: this is what was reported by a spokesperson of the diocese of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

ASIA/LEBANON - Mufti Shiite proposes a joint Committee with the Maronite Church to resolve confessional conflicts over land ownership

Beirut - Lebanese Sheikh Ahmad Kabalan, Mufti Shiite of the Jafaarita school, has suggested creating a joint Committee between the Supreme Shiite Council and the Maronite Patriarchate charged with facing and trying to overcome the conflict between Shiite inhabitants and the Maronite Church in the village of Lassa, in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

AFRICA/MALAWI - "Do not drag the name of Pope Francis into petty party politics" warn the Bishops

Lilongwe - "The attack on the Holy Father, Pope Francis is an attack on the whole Church that is, One Holy Catholic and Apostolic". Thus the Episcopal Conference of Malawi invites political leaders, both government and opposition, to desist from dragging the name of the Holy Father into petty party ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

AFRICA/KENYA - An impulse to catechesis to counter fundamentalism: the Bishops of AMECEA in view of the Synod

Nairobi - Among the areas of intervention identified in the recent meeting in Nairobi, in preparation for the Synod of Bishops on young people to be held in the Vatican in October, by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa , which brings together the Bishops of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Pilgrimage to Korean Catholic sites: "A milestone for the Church"

Seoul - "I believe that today's recognition given by the Holy See to the Catholic pilgrimage routes of Seoul as an 'international pilgrimage destination' will be a milestone for the Churches in Asia. These pilgrimage routes will play a key role in introducing Korean culture and the Korean Church in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

AFRICA/NIGER - Italian priest of the Society of African Missions kidnapped

Niamey - "In the night between Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 September, Father Pierluigi Maccalli, of the Society of African Missions was kidnapped by probably active jihadists in the area". The news was reported by Fr. Mauro Armanino, a missionary in Niamey. "The area has been in a state of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

AMERICA/PERU - Card. Barreto: "Peru is living a highly democratic moment"

Lima - "Peru is going through a highly democratic phase. We fully support President Vizcarra because the other two powers of the State, Legislature and Magistracy, are seriously ambiguous. Now the people have to express themselves with regards to these four proposals of the executive power": said Cardinal Pedro Barreto, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - The Bishop of Batouri: "A Church full of hope for the future, despite the difficulties"

Rome - "The east of Cameroon is full of hope for the future", says His Exc. Mgr. Marcellin-Marie Ndabnyemb, Bishop of Batouri, in the eastern part of Cameroon. The Bishop is in Rome to attend a Study Seminar for the Bishops recently appointed in the ecclesiastical circumscriptions dependent on the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

ASIA/PALESTINE - Gaza, the parish sports center destroyed during the last war re-opens

Gaza - "Children must be able to play, study and grow in a peaceful environment", repeats Pope Francis. In the next few months a small contribution will be offered to children living in Gaza, in order to bring a little relief to their battered childhood and adolescence. In fact, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

ASIA/MALAYSIA - Christian communities renew their commitment to education

Kota Kinabalu - The Christian communities in Malaysia, also the Catholic Church, renew their commitment in the field of education, to teach the Christian virtues of discipline, diligence, charity, compassion and integrity. This is what emerged from a recent seminar that involved delegates, managers, priests, teachers, Christian educators and school ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Third inter-Korean summit: "Hope and confidence increase"

Seoul - "Our hope and the hope for all Koreans is increasing. This third summit is an event that I would define as extraordinary. Concrete steps are being taken towards peace and reconciliation. Today we have great confidence in the two leaders": this is what Fr. Moses Ildeuk Kim, OFM, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

AFRICA/NIGER - The Italian missionary kidnapped "is probably in Burkina Faso, where the jihadists are based"

Genoa - The Society of African Missions confirms the kidnapping of father Pierluigi Maccalli in Niger to Agenzia Fides and adds some details to the first news released this morning. According to what is reported by the missionaries in the General Curia of SAM in Genoa to Fides, a group ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/18/18

EUROPE/SPAIN - Thank you Fr. Anastasio for your love for missions, evangelization and the Church

Madrid - "Nothing is lost in the hands of the Lord. The missionary disciple puts himself in the hands of the Lord. Blessed Don Anastasio, died believing what the Lord said": said Cardinal Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Madrid, who yesterday in the Cathedral of Almudena in Madrid presided a church ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/15/18

ASIA/TURKEY - Supreme Court rejects the request to open Ayasofya to Islamic cult

Istanbul - The ancient Byzantine basilica of Saint Sofia in Istanbul remains for the time being a museum. The Turkish Supreme Court yesterday, Thursday 13 September, rejected the request presented by the Turkish Union of historical monuments to transform it into a "house of prayer" for Muslims. According to reports ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/15/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - The suspected killers of Fr. Jude Egbom have been arrested

Abuja - The suspected killers of Fr. Jude Egbom, parish priest of St. Patrick's Parish Amucha, shot dead on the evening of 10 September in Umuwala, in the State of Imo in southern Nigeria have been arrested. The suspected killers Chigozie Uzoukwu, 33, and Peter Ochokwu, 21, were arrested in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/15/18

ASIA/MYANMAR - The Church opens an Institute to train young people to leadership

Yangon - The Church in Myanmar, in collaboration with the Jesuits of Myanmar, has set up a new institute to train young people in leadership skills and make them the agents of transformation of society. The new institute, called Myanmar Leadership Institute , which opened its doors in Yangon, aims ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/15/18

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The Bishops for Independence Day: "Proud to be a people and a nation"

Port Moresby - "During this day let us reflect on the blessings we have received as a Country. We must thank God for the journey undertaken. We are proud of being a people, a nation and a country": said Fr. Victor Roche, SVD, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/15/18

AMERICA/GUATEMALA - After the last decisions of the executive the country is divided, the Bishops invite to avoid violence and blood

Guatemala City - Like other Latin American countries, Guatemala also celebrates National Independence Day tomorrow, September 15th. On this occasion the Episcopal Conference of the country published a Message in the context of the "Month of Homeland". Inspired by the verse of the book of Proverbs "Hear, my son, your ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/15/18

ASIA/INDIA - Muslim-Christian dialogue: a Muslim university awards a Jesuit theologian

Aligarh - The Aligarh Muslim University, a Muslim university in Aligarh, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has awarded German Jesuit theologian Fr. Christian W. Troll the "Sir Syed Excellence Award", a prestigious award given for his excellent work in the field of Islamic studies and Muslim-Christian ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/13/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Fr. Jude Egbom killed during a robbery. "What is striking is the total lack of respect for life" says a priest

Abuja - "It was an attempted robbery which ended badly", says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Patrick Tor Alumuku, Director of the Social Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Abuja, reporting the circumstances of the killing of Fr. Jude Egbom who was shot dead on the evening of 10 September in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/13/18



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