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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 ... ...



ASIA/INDIA - New health system: big announcement, but not very feasible

New Delhi - The recent announcement of the federal government on the new health system for 2018 - the largest health insurance project ever proposed in the world - could be "just a big announcement, but not really feasible": says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Mathew Perumpil, MI, Secretary of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/13/18

ASIA/TURKEY - A decree provides for the complete restitution of 30 ecclesiastical assets to the Syriac Orthodox Church

Mardin - A decree has ordered the full restitution of ecclesiastical assets scattered in the Mardin region to the Syriac Orthodox Church and that in 2017 had been placed under the control of Turkish public institutions.The attorney of the Foundation of the Monastery of Mor Gabriel, announced that the matter ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/13/18

AMERICA/GUATEMALA - Bishops for Lent: the courage of conversion following the example of martyrs

Guatemala City - Concern but also hope, in the Lenten message of the Guatemalan Episcopal Conference released at the end of the annual assembly. "Open crime", which "spreads like an epidemic in an increasing number of areas of the country", sows terror among the inhabitants and condemns many small businessmen ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/13/18

AMERICA/GUATEMALA - Malnutrition affects half of the children under the age of 5

Quetzaltenango - The phenomenon of child malnutrition continues to be one of the main emergencies afflicting Guatemala. The latest data, just published, show that in 2017, 80% of the deaths among the youngest children under 2 years of age were caused by acute malnutrition. Despite programs adopted by the government ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/13/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christians remember Asma Jahangir, voice for human rights and religious freedom

Lahore - Pakistan is mourning: Asma Jilani Jahangir, a well-known Muslim lawyer and Pakistani activist, committed to the protection of human rights, died yesterday, 11 February in Lahore following a cardiac arrest, at the age of 66. In a long career of social militancy, she had co-founded and presided over ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/12/18

ASIA/INDIA - The Bishops on the future of India: "No to religious nationalism, it is urgent to defend life"

Bangalore - The Catholic faith came to India thanks to great saints and apostles such as St. Thomas and St. Francis Xavier, and "India is what it is today, thanks to Christianity". Today the nation is called to reject a religious nationalism that has produced violence and atrocities on women, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/12/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - New LaSallian community in the heart of the Amazon: "a return to the roots, with the poorest among the poor"

Tabatinga - The Brothers of the Christian Schools have opened a community in the heart of the Amazon, where they will be at the service, with their educational charisma, of mainly fishermen and indigenous peoples of mixed races. The initiative responds to the invitation of Pope Francis to be a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/12/18

ASIA/LEBANON - Desecrators of a statue of Mary "condemned" to memorize verses from the Quran’s Al-Omran surah on the Mother of Jesus

Akkar - A Lebanese judge ordered two Muslim young men who insulted Christianity to memorize verses from the Quran’s Al-Omran surah which glorifies Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. The sentence, ordered by judge Jocelyne Matta, was praised by Lebanese Muslim leaders and said her decision paves way towards innovative judicial ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/12/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Free medical assistance and home visits for patients in Okara and Sahiwal

Okara - On Sunday 11 February the 26th World Day of the Sick was celebrated all over the world. In Pakistan the event was particularly felt in the two districts of Okara and Sahiwal, diocese of Islamabad, where the Lay Camillian Family was involved with a free health mission in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/12/18

AMERICA/PANAMA - The Bishops: "It is urgent that ecclesial groups assume the commitment of being Church that goes forth"

Panama - "It is urgent that those who exercise authority listen to citizens and do not make decisions based on personal and political interests". This is how the Bishops of Panama expressed themselves at the end of their first Annual Ordinary Assembly, held from 5 to 8 February, in which ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/12/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - Attack on a church: is extremism threatening Christians'

Yogyakarta - Fear and consternation in the Indonesian Catholic community after the attack suffered yesterday, 11 February, during Sunday Mass in the church of San Lidwina, in the district of Selman, near Yogyakarta, a city in the center of the island of Central Java. An unbalanced man named Suliyono entered ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/12/18

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - The Paraguayan Chaco missionaries denounce the guilty abandonment of the State

Puerto Casado - "As a Church, we feel compelled to share certain concerns and challenges, because the accentuated crisis of public and private morality; of political life and justice; of inequality and social and economic injustice that the population suffers hurts and worries us". This is what the religious men ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/09/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - The Bishops: "Various areas of Nigeria are on the verge of civil war"

Abuja - "Various parts of Nigeria live in a situation of almost civil war". This is the alarm presented by the Bishops of Nigeria directly to the President of the Nigerian Federation, Muhammadu Buhari, during a meeting that a delegation of the local Episcopal Conference had with the Head of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/09/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - The official inauguration of the church of the "Coptic Martyrs of Libya" scheduled for February 15th

Minya - The church dedicated to the 21 Coptic martyrs beheaded in Libya in 2015 by cutthroats affiliated to the so-called Islamic State will be officially inaugurated next February 15th, on the day chosen for their liturgical memory. The place of worship, built in al Our - the village next ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/09/18

EUROPE/IRELAND - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Martin Anthony Kelly CSSp

Vatican City - On 23 November 2017, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Martin Anthony Kelly of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit , as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Ireland for a five-year term .The new National Director ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/09/18

ASIA/INDIA - Indian Bishops are on the Dalits side

Bangalore - The Indian Bishops, gathered in Bangalore for the assembly of the Indian Bishops' Conference have reaffirmed their commitment and involvement in promoting and supporting the life and social status of the Dalits.The Dalits are the indigenous peoples who, in the Brahminical vision – advocate of a social system ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/09/18

AFRICA/SOMALIA - Mgr. Bertin: ISIS has arrived in Somalia; "The interests of various international partners increase the Somali instability"

Mogadishu - ISIS has arrived in Somalia. Reports of Western secret services speak of the presence of Islamic State cells. They are made up of former al Shabaab militants and by foreign militiamen from the Middle East after ISIS's defeat in Syria and Iraq."Yes, ISIS is present in Somalia - ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/09/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Archbishop Arshad: "My dream for Pakistan: peace and harmony"

Islamabad - "My dream for the Church and for all of Pakistan is that people can live in peace, harmony and hope. Peace and hope are the words of my episcopal motto: these are two essential and necessary values for Pakistan and for the entire world": this is what Archbishop ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/09/18

VATICAN - Cardinal Parolin, “Why we are in dialogue with China”

We publish the interview with Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin launched today on Vatican Insider, a religious information website of the Italian daily La StampaInterview with the Secretary of State who responds to the accusations made against the Holy See regarding the ongoing contacts, “We trust that the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/18

AFRICA - Young Africans towards the Synod: Christ is the light to go forward

Kara - The Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people, to be celebrated in October 2018, will be an important moment for young Africans: "Never before in history was a Synod for young people organized with the creation of structures for communication that allow them a wide margin of expression", ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18



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