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ASIA/INDONESIA - Catholic women are committed to promoting human dignity and prosperity

Jakarta - Indonesian Catholic women are committed to promoting human dignity, prosperity and harmony in society. This was reiterated by over 600 delegates attending the 20th Congress of the Catholic Women's Association of Indonesia, coming from the 37 dioceses of the country. As Fides learns, the Association gathered the delegates ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/18

AFRICA - The role of university education in African development: Harambee Africa International report

Rome - "Our projects aim to strengthen the level of training of students in sub-Saharan Africa in various sectors", said Rossella Miranda, Communication Coordinator of Harambee Africa International, in presenting on November 10 at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, the report "The Role of Tertiary Education ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/18

VATICAN - Young Angolans for a Church that goes forth: Cardinal Filoni’s encounter with the youth of Saurimo

Saurimo - Cardinal Fernando Filoni’s encounter with the youth of the ecclesiastical province of Saurimo, as part of his pastoral visit in Angola , took place on the afternoon of Monday 12 November and had as its backdrop the recently celebrated Synod of Bishops, dedicated to young people. "Your Church ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - A priest: "Asia Bibi was freed by an order from the Supreme Court, not by the Pope"

Islamabad - "In Asia Bibi’s case it was not easy to issue an honest and independent verdict, in the Pakistan context, where people are not ready to face the truth. The Supreme Court examined the case and issued an unexceptionable verdict.We must congratulate the judges for their courage in telling ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/18

VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni to the priests of Saurimo: only from the encounter with the Lord one renews the zeal and joy for the mission

Saurimo - "This meeting offers me a favorable opportunity to wholeheartedly thank you for your service, your missionary witness and your commitment to awaken, among your faithful, the missionary awareness of their baptismal identity", said Cardinal Fernando Filoni who this morning met in Saurimo the priests of the ecclesiastical Province, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/18

ASIA/LEBANON - Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops again denounce the sectarian drifts of Lebanese politics

Bkerké - The teaching of catechism as an essential part of the mission of proclaiming the Gospel to which the Church is called, is the central theme of the 52nd ordinary session of the Assembly of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon, which opened yesterday Monday, November 12, with the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/18

VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni's exhortation to the Bishops of Saurimo: "be united and supportive"

Saurimo - A vibrant exhortation to be "united and supportive", to consolidate the spirit of ecclesial and fraternal communion and solicitude for the sister Churches, so that the ministry is fruitful, was addressed this morning by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/18

AMERICA/UNITED STATES - The situation of migrants is increasingly difficult: the help of a 84-year-old Redemptorist priest

Baltimore - The situation of migrants in the United States is increasingly becoming a "situation at risk" due to the tension created by the caravan of Central American migrants that is now close to the border with the United States. Those who have long been living in the United States, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/12/18

VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni in Angola calls priests and religious to renew themselves for "a Church where the joy of the Gospel resounds"

Vatican City - "I repeat the invitation of the Holy Father to renew, today and now, your personal encounter with Jesus Christ and to let yourselves meet him. Only in this way you can give a new impact to the process of evangelization of your lands. With great trust, I ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/12/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - The four priests kidnapped in southern Nigeria have been released thanks to the police force

Abuja - The four priests kidnapped on 6 November near Abraka, near Benin in the Delta State, in southern Nigeria have regained their freedom.The priests were kidnapped on their way to a meeting in Uhielle, in the State of Edo by some armed men, who are suspected of being Fulani ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/12/18

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Human mobility and migration: a challenge for today's Christians

Fr. Delmar Alberto Silva Paez, Scalabrinian, Superior in the province of his congregation that includes Asia and Australia, at the conclusion of the General Chapter of his congregation helps to reflect on the phenomenon of human mobility: today there are very different stories among them and it is important to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/12/18

ASIA/SRI LANKA - A priest: "The nation needs a strong and stable democracy"

Colombo - "The people of Sri Lanka need a strong and stable democracy": says Father Shankar Pereira, a Catholic priest and human rights activist, to Agenzia Fides, while in the country there is a political crisis. The decision of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament "is a serious ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/12/18

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - The Bishops: "overcoming formal democracy and deepening participatory democracy"

Cochabamba - "For years we have asked to overcome a purely formal democracy and deepen participatory democracy", said the President of the Bolivian Episcopal Conference , Mgr. Ricardo Centellas, Bishop of Potosi, during the inauguration of the 105th Plenary Assembly of the Bishops of Bolivia, which takes place from 8 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/18

VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni in Angola and São Tomé for the 50th anniversary of the Episcopal Conference

Vatican City - The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, will be on a pastoral visit in Angola and the archipelago of São Tomé and Príncipe from 10 to 20 November, to conclude the celebrations of the 50 years of the Episcopal Conference of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/18

AFRICA/MADAGASCAR - Two ex presidents neck and neck in Madagascar elections

Antananarivo - Madagascar is waiting for the final results of the first round of the presidential elections held on 7 November. According to a first partial count, announced yesterday, by the Independent Electoral Commission , concerning 1350 of the approximately 25,000 seats, Andry is ahead with 42.86% of the votes, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/18

ASIA/ISRAEL - US Churches write to Pompey: no to Israeli law on the confiscation of ecclesiastical properties

Washington - Dozens of heads of churches in the United States sent a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing concern over the 'Properties Bill,' which has recently been advanced in the Knesset. "Jerusalem Patriarchs and Heads of Churches" reads the letter "consider this legislation to be an ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/18

VATICAN - "Being Church is the basis of every collection of funds for missions": the reflection of the Pontifical Mission Societies

Rome - "The basis of fundraising comes from the Gospel itself: when one thinks of donations, the offerings to be devolved to the missions of the Church, we must go back to the roots to find the motivation of the donation": this is what Katja Haidemanns said, at the Head ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/18

ASIA/CHINA - The elderly, a precious resource for the Church

Beijing - The elderly teach faith and are masters of evangelization, thanks to their experience of life: with this spirit of gratitude towards the elderly, for their zeal and contribution to the life of the Church and society, was lived by the Catholic communities in mainland China with festivals and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/08/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Day of the Poor: not only welfare, but a commitment to transforming society

Bogota ‚Äď To react to the culture of waste, promoting the culture of encounter, strengthening the Christian communities so that they may be more and more a concrete sign of Christ's love for the last and the most needy: these are the objectives of the "Day of the Poor", on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/08/18

ASIA/TURKEY - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Adrian Loza, OFM

Vatican City - On 6 September 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Adrian Loza, OFM as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Turkey for five years .The new National Director is 48 years old and has been ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/08/18



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