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Croazia, profugo di 9 anni "tenta" il suicidio
Non voleva davvero uccidersi, un bambino di appena 9 anni non può sapere cos'è il suicidio. Ma certo il dolore che ha vissuto è stato così ... ...



AMERICA - "To look at the poor in the eyes", loving with facts and not words

Lima - On November 19, the Universal Church celebrates the First World Day of the Poor, on the theme "We do not love in words but with facts", an initiative born a year ago at the close of the Jubilee of Mercy. As Fides learns, Latin America has enthusiastically welcomed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/17

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Archbishop Obinna: "The poor are our treasure"

Owerri - This Sunday in the parishes and then on November 29 in the Cathedral: in the Nigerian Archdiocese of Owerri, the "World Day of the Poor" is celebrated in two appointments. The first, explains Archbishop Anthony Obinna to Fides, will see all the parishes welcome the needy at Sunday ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/17

ASIA/TURKEY - The Ecumenical Patriarch re-opens the church of Ay'Yorgi Edirnekapi in Istanbul

Istanbul - The ancient church of Ayo Yorgi in Edirnekapi, Istanbul's historic area, behind the walls of ancient Constantinople, re-pens after its restoration. On November 19, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew celebrates the divine liturgy that will mark the re-opening of the ancient sacred building. The participation of Prime ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/17

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Not only charity: India between the World Day of the Poor and demonetization

While World Day of the Poor is celebrated on November 19, India, the world's largest democracy, is facing the economic and social effects of a controversial measure adopted by the government of Narendra Modi a year ago: demonetization, that is, the sudden devaluation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/17

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Cardinal Pasinya accused of "black masses": when politics exploits religion

Kinshasa - The social and political climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo is becoming increasingly tense due to the postponement of the presidential elections to December 23, 2018. And political clashes also seek to involve and exploit religious leaders. People close to power have accused Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/17

ASIA/TURKMENISTAN - Six new baptisms on World Day of the Poor, while poverty remains a taboo

Ashgabat – To take part in the baptism of six new Turkmen sisters with joy: this will be the first World Day of the Poor - proclaimed by the Pope for November 19 - by the Catholic faithful of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. This is what Fr. Andrzej Madej, Polish priest of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/17

ASIA/HONG KONG - Half a century of mission among the lepers: Don Gaetano Nicosia, the angel of lepers

Hong Kong - It was August 1963 when the young Salesian missionary Don Gaetano Nicosia arrived in Ka Ho, a remote corner of the island of Coloane, Macau, to take care of a hundred patients suffering from Hansen's disease and lived there after the closure of leper colonies in China.The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/17

AMERICA/HAITI - Among poverty, illness, malnutrition, the care of missionaries towards the disabled

Port au Prince – In Haiti people live in huts, half of the population does not have access to drinking water, they do not have enough food and the highest rate of child mortality is recorded. One child out of 10 does not reach five years of age.After the devastating ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/17

AMERICA/MEXICO - Bishop's denunciation: exodus of the Tarahumaras indigenous due to violence

Tarahuamara - The Tarahumaras and Tepehuanes Indigenous are leaving their lands because they no longer find the necessary conditions for living there: reports the parish priest of San José of Tarahumara, Fr. Manuel Granados. "There is an unstoppable exodus of families towards the city where an even bigger problem is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/17

ASIA/JAPAN - Joint appeal of the Bishops of Korea and Japan:"Peace in North Asia is not based on weapons"

Kagoshima - "The current situation in northeast Asia is very worrying. The countries of North Asia are looking for stability and prosperity with their military power, forming alliances with other great powers of the political system. This creates threats and anxieties in all nations and generates tensions for security in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/17

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - Mugabe reappears in public; Christian leaders call for a government of national unity

Harare - "The hope of a real change is fading between the people of the Country, because President Mugabe seems does not want to give up power", say sources of the local Church in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, to Agenzia Fides, where President Robert Mugabe reappeared in public on November ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/17

AFRICA/EGYPT - Multitude of Coptic pilgrims in Rizeigat for the feast of St. George

Luxor – A moltitude of Coptic pilgrims crowded the San Giorgio Sanctuary in Rizeigat, in the southwestern province of Luxor for days, in one of the most impressive celebrations of Christian popular devotion recorded annually in the Arab Countries. Celebrations at the Sanctuary took place throughout the last week, from ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/17

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Justice for the murder of missionary Fausto Tentorio gets closer

Kidapawan - "There are positive signs and undoubted progress regarding the murder of Fr Fausto Tentorio, and the new investigative group appointed by the government of President Duterte have given the first fruits. We had written to the President, asking him to shake up the investigations. Now more accurate investigations ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Bishops: profound electoral reform is needed, support for Mgr. Baez

Managua - The Nicaraguan Bishops 'Conference gathered at the annual plenary Assembly from 13 to 15 November to learn and share the work of the various bishops' Commissions in the face of the social reality that the country is experiencing. The main purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17

AFRICA/EGYPT - Egyptian court sentences man to death for the killing of Coptic priest Samaan. The Grand Mufti will have to approve the ruling

Cairo . The North Cairo Criminal Court approved the death sentence for Ahmed Said al-Sonbati, the young man who on October 13, killed and stabbed Coptic priest Samaan Shahata in a peripheral street in Cairo. . On Wednesday, November 15 – report Egyptian media sources – the documentation of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17

ASIA/MYANMAR - The "spirituality of unity" leaves an impression on the Burmese Church

Yangon - The Catholic Bishops of Myanmar are interested in promoting the "spirituality of unity": says Bishop Felix Liam, president of the Bishops' Conference of Myanmar, to Agenzia Fides. The Bishops of Myanmar have shown their attention with regards to the ecclesial reality that promotes the "spirituality of unity", that ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17

AMERICA/PORTO RICO - Trauma, psychological and emotional damage to hurricane victims who are afraid of the recovery

San Juan - Even after 47 days since the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which in September devastated the Country, emergency has not ended yet . The most serious problem continues to be the lack of electricity on most of the island after the strong winds tore off net ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17

AFRICA/TOGO - "Let us take destiny in our hands", says a Togolese missionary working in the DRC

Lomé - "The population is asking for one thing: an alternative. That is because the reality in Togo has been the same for 50 years, the same name, the same family. The people therefore only ask this: give us an alternative to see if this works. I do not think ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - "The population is at work and the spirit is high" in Harare, where the military has taken control

Harare - "The military has taken control of the key points of the capital: the presidential palace, parliament, airport, bus station, and the radio and television headquarters", says the Commission of Social Communications of the Archdiocese of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, where in the night of November 15, the military ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17

ASIA/INDONESIA - Muslim Governor of Jakarta criticized at the school of Jesuits

Jakarta - The presence of the new governor of Jakarta, the Muslim, Anies Baswedan, at the 90th anniversary of the prestigious male college, Canisius College, run by the Jesuits in Indonesia, generated a limited but evident controversy against the governor. As Fides learns, the governor was invited by the school ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/16/17



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