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AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Cardinal Brenes supports the participation of the Nuncio in the negotiations, the media invited to be prudent

Managua - The Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, yesterday declared after the celebration of the Mass for the feast of St. Joseph, that he supports the participation of the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, as an accompanying witness at the negotiating table between the government and the Civic ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

ASIA/INDIA - Cardinal Gracias to Catholics: appeal for a "responsible vote"

New Delhi - "Catholics are called to vote responsibly": this is the appeal launched to the Indian faithful by Cardinal Oswald Gracias, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India , in a pastoral letter issued on the occasion of the general elections. As Agenzia Fides learns, the Cardinal, at ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

AFRICA/BURKINA FASO - "No news yet of the missing priest", says the Bishop of Dori to Fides

Ouagadougou - "We have no news of Fr. Jo√ęl Yougbar√©, parish priest of Djibo since last Sunday", says His Exc. Mgr. Laurent Dabir√©, Bishop of Dori, in the north of Burkina Faso, on the border of Mali."Research has been going on so far without any results" said Mgr. Dabir√©, according ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

AFRICA/ANGOLA - Appointment of the Bishop of Menongue, Leopoldo Ndakalako

Vatican City - On March 19, 2019 the Holy Father appointed the rev. Leopoldo Ndakalako, of the clergy of Ondjiva, currently Vicar General as Bishop of the Diocese of Menongue .The rev. Leopoldo Ndakalako was born on December 13, 1968, in Ohakaonde, province of Cunene. After primary schools in Mongua ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

AFRICA/MALAWI - Cyclone Idai: "Help us rescue the victims", appeal of the Bishops of Malawi

Lilongwe - "While we struggle together to respond to the disaster which has befallen us, we appeal to all Catholics and people of good will, donor agencies and our International development partners to spare the little they might have to support our brothers and sisters who are trapped in this ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - Young South Africans reflect on the Synod and call for "an IMBISA Youth Day"

Johannesburg - The young representatives of seven countries of southern Africa gathered to reflect on the conclusions of the Synod of Bishops in October, on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment, and above all to offer concrete indications and suggestions to the respective Episcopal Conferences, so that the Synod can ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

AFRICA/UGANDA - Appointment of the Bishop of Soroti, Joseph Eciru Oliach

Vatican City - On March 19, 2019, the Holy Father appointed the rev. Joseph Eciru Oliach, of the clergy of the same Diocese, currently Professor and Formator at St. Mary's National Major Seminary in Ggaba as the Bishop of the Diocese of Soroti .The rev. Joseph Eciru Oliach was born ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Cardinal Yeom: human life is inviolable, No to abortion and death penalty

Seoul - "Every human being has a sacred and inalienable dignity, and life is inviolable from the moment of conception. What we should do is accept every life as it is from the moment of conception under the responsibility of the father and mother. Furthermore, given that every life is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

VATICAN - Recognition of the martyrdom of PIME missionary Alfredo Cremonesi, killed in Myanmar

Vatican City - In yesterday's audience with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Holy Father Francis authorized the promulgation of several Decrees, including the martyrdom of Alfredo Cremonesi, a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, . Born in Ripalta Guerina on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/20/19

AFRICA/DJIBOUTI - The mission of Caritas: to be close to the poor

Djibouti - "Our mission is to be close to the poor. Whatever faith they profess and ethnicity they belong to. Whether they are immigrants or local citizens". Francesco Martialis, Director of Caritas Djibouti, describes the spirit with which the organization, that belongs to the Catholic Church, operates.Djibouti is a Muslim ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/18/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christians remember the martyrs of the attacks on the churches in Lahore

Lahore - "Every year when I hear and think about the attack of March 15, 2015, I deeply feel the pain my people faced in Lahore, fearful memories lead me to think that we are not safe in our country": this is how Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/18/19

AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - The Archbishop of San Salvador: "No to the 1993 draft law, yes to true national reconciliation"

San Salvador - The Archbishop of San Salvador, Mgr. José Luis Escobar Alas, yesterday expressed his disagreement regarding the current draft law on national reconciliation and asked the deputies to reject it, as it favors impunity. "We join this cry by expressing our disagreement and great concern regarding such bill, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/18/19

AFRICA/MOROCCO - Moroccan Christians call for greater religious freedom: appeal to the Pope

Fés - Pope Francis will visit Morocco on March 30-31. The Committee of Moroccan Christians has written to Pope Francis two weeks ahead of his visit, asking for the intervention of the Holy See on a theme which is very important to them: religious freedom in the country.The baptized represent ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/18/19

AFRICA - Tropical cyclone Idai causes destruction and death in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Rome - A violent cyclone called "Idai" has hit three African states, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, where it has killed at least 157 people in a provisional toll , left hundreds more missing and stranded. The effects of bad weather affect more than a million and a half people, according ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/18/19

ASIA/TURKMENISTAN - A small community founded on the Word of God

Ashgabat - "When I arrived in Turkmenistan, 22 years ago, there were no Catholic faithful. Over time, I saw a community rise before my eyes. Being a witness of this birth was a great grace of God, because it means having participated in a difficult labour but full of hope: ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/19

ASIA/INDIA - Official request of the Indian Bishops: postpone the date of the expected vote on Holy Thursday

New Delhi - The Bishops' Conference of India has written to the Electoral Commission of India, a governmental body that manages the upcoming general elections, officially asking to change one of the dates of the vote which is scheduled for April 18 for the states of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/19

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean Patriarch: the laity and especially women are involved in roles of responsibility also in the Eastern Churches

Baghdad - "Common priesthood", shared by all the baptized, animates the vocation and mission proper to the laity and in particular of women in the Church, in the diversity of talents and in the complementarity of the roles entrusted to each one. The Eastern Churches, and also the Chaldean Church, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/19

AFRICA/NIGER - Six months of silence for father Maccalli, missionary kidnapped: "The only free person among us"

Niamey - Father Pierluigi Maccalli, a priest of the Society for African Missions was kidnapped six months ago . "It is an eternity for us. He was taken hostage by strangers who took him away one night in September. They did not suspect in any way the extent of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/19

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The "Project Compassion" of Caritas for world water emergency

Sydney - "The spirit of Caritas is to help marginalized communities and accompany them to become architects of their future. Our 'Project Compassion' has allowed us to achieve important changes over these 54 years". This is what is stated in a note sent to Agenzia Fides by the national manager ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/15/19

EUROPE/SLOVAKIA - Cardinal Tomko celebrates his 95th birthday and 70 years of priesthood in his native land

KoŇ°ice - Cardinal Jozef Tomko, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, celebrates two significant goals in these days: his 95th birthday, he was born on 11 March 1924 in Udavsk√Ĺ, archdiocese of KoŇ°ice, and the 70th anniversary of his priestly ordination, which he received in Rome ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/15/19



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