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ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Uncertain situation after the elections: "Afghans ask for peace, security, work"
Kabul - "Whether it is Ghani or Abdullah, the next president will have to struggle a lot before gaining the ... ...



ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN - Atyrau Apostolic Administration turns 20, following in the footsteps of Blessed Bukovinsky

Atyrau - "During the Last Supper, our Lord gave us the commandment of love: "As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" . If we want to be ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Sunday 17th day of prayer for Colombia: everyone is needed to look to the future with hope

Bogotà - In view of the national strike called for on November 21, the Colombian Bishops recall in a statement that "mobilizations are a democratic right when they are the expression of freedom and responsibility of citizens", they therefore urge "to prevent that the mobilization of citizens degenerates into aggression, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE - The violence of "nameless armed groups" paralyzes the North of the country

Pemba - There is no peace for the north of Mozambique. After months of attacks on villages which caused the death of many people and many were wounded, raids were carried out on the main roads, blocking the social and economic life of the entire region. "The journey from Pemba ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

ASIA/LEBANON - Lebanese crisis, the initiatives of Patriarch Rai to exorcise the ghosts of the past

Beirut - After the start of protest demonstrations that have shaken Lebanon since October 17, there is the prayer of the Holy Rosary in the church of the Maronite patriarchal see of Berkè every day, at five in the afternoon to invoke the gift of peace for Lebanon. The Marian ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Strengthening of police and army controls on the activities of the Catholic Church

Masaya - "The world sees and knows that there is no freedom of worship in Nicaragua!" says Father Edwin Roman, parish priest of San Miguel parish of Masaya, who cannot enter the church because is blocked by police and army members. Videos circulating on Social Media denounce the ultimately even ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - Appointment of the Bishop of Aliwal

Vatican City - The Holy Father has appointed the rev. Joseph Kizito of the clergy of the same seat, currently Vicar General and Parish Priest of Aliwal North Cathedral Parish, as Bishop of the Diocese of Aliwal .The new Bishop was born on 2 July 1967 in Kampala . He ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

EUROPE/SPAIN - "The «portico» of the Church of Pope Francis": Cardinal Filoni at the San Damaso University

Madrid - "Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis called the whole Church, which lived a moment of immobility, to a momentum and a renewed zeal in evangelization, taking into account the ecological reality, of peoples and their cultures". This was underlined yesterday, November 15, by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

AFRICA/CAMEROON - World Day of the Poor, the Carmelites: "Closeness to the most needy is a priority for the Church"

Yaoundé - "Currently the problem of poverty in Cameroon has worsened: there is hunger, food is lacking, prices are high due to the high rate of inflation and people find it hard to get what they need. Many families cannot even cover health costs and pay school fees. It has ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/19

AMERICA/CHILE - San Francisco de Valdivia Temple desecrated

Valdivia - Sorrow for the profanation and damage caused to the church of San Francisco, heritage of southern Chile and Valdivia, were expressed by Mgr. Nelson R. Huaiquimil, Vicar General of the Chilean diocese of Valdivia. In a statement he writes: "We are deeply saddened by the destruction that the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/15/19

AFRICA/MALAWI - A political solution is urgent: the Bishops call for dialogue

Lilongwe - Malawi, called "the warm heart of Africa", finds itself caught up in political turmoil. The general elections last May, which saw incumbent President Arthur Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party declared the winner by the Electoral Commission of Malawi , continue to be object of strong disputes. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/15/19

ASIA/INDONESIA - Cardinal Suharyo: the Pope appeals to peaceful coexistence, Indonesian Catholics at the forefront

Jakarta - "It was Pope Francis who urged us Indonesian Bishops to deepen the Document on human fraternity, spread in Abu Dhabi, and to put it into practice, looking at Indonesia as a modern country, where religious minorities can live peacefully with the majority of Muslims, in a social climate ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/15/19

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Andrew Kim Dae-geon, a universal saint: Unesco patronage at the Jubilee

Paris - Unesco recognized the patronage at the bicentenary celebrations for the birth of Andrew Kim Dae-geon , first Korean priest and martyr. As Agenzia Fides learns, during the 40th General Conference of UNESCO held today in Paris, there are Korean civil authorities and Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, at the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/15/19

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean Patriarchate: three days of fasting to call for peace to return in Iraq

Baghdad - From Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 November "the sons and daughters" of the Chaldean Church are called to fast and pray God for the gift of peace and for the return to stability in Iraq. This was asked by Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AFRICA/TANZANIA - Archbishop Dal Toso at the closing of the Extraordinary Missionary Month: Africa is a big hope for the Church

Dar es Salaam - With the hope that the missionary seeds planted during the Extraordinary Missionary Month continue to germinate and bear fruits in missionary apostolate, Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso, President of the Pontifical Mission Societies , during the concluding celebration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month in Tanzania , stressed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AFRICA/TANZANIA - Strong participation in the closing Mass of the Extraordinary Missionary Month

Dar es Salaam - More than 2000 faithful participated in the closing Mass of the Extraordinary Missionary Month in Tanzania held yesterday, Sunday 10 November, at the Msimbazi Center in the archdiocese of Dar es Salaam.Representatives of all the dioceses of the country took part in the national Eucharistic celebration: ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AFRICA - Undermining mission means undermining the very nature of the Church: No to "invisible Shepherds"

Kara - "The challenge of mission must be a priority for our churches in Africa. Often the many challenges that we Churchmen face are weakening the will to open up and involve the risk of a bureaucratic pastoral care. Our Shepherds sometimes find themselves trapped, they become prisoners of offices, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AMERICA/CHILE - Looted and desecrated places of worship, the Bishops ask to apply the law and rebuild the social fabric

Santiago - Solidarity with the Apostolic Administrator Mgr. Celestino Aós and all the faithful of the Archdiocese of Santiago after the looting and desecration of the parish of the Assumption of Mary, was expressed by the Standing Committee of the Bishops' Conference of Chile through a statement, dated November 9th, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

EUROPE/ITALY - Sr. Neusa de Fatima Mariano re-elected Superior General: “great challenges to face in the next six years”

Rocca di Papa - Sister Neusa de Fatima Mariano was re-elected Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians. She will therefore continue to lead the congregation for the sexennial, 2019-2025. Sister Neusa is Brazilian, and graduated in pedagogy. She was elected by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

ASIA/INDIA - Violence increases: Indian Christians claim their constitutional rights

New Delhi - "Atrocities against Christians are on the rise. In 2014, about 150 episodes of violence against the community were reported. In 2016, the count rose to 200 and in 2017 it went up to 270 accidents. In 2018, there were 292 episodes of violence against Christians. In 2019 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AMERICA - The President of CELAM: "Throughout our region there is a sort of unprecedented ‘social explosion’

Trujillo - "I wish to express my strongest rejection of violence, wherever it comes from, and appeal to the rulers and the authorities of our region to implement concrete and real policies that guarantee the promotion of the human person and the common good, based on the fundamental rights of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19



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