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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 ... ...



AFRICA/CAMEROON - Humanitarian crisis in the English-speaking area of the country: Bishops exhort to dialogue

Yaoundé - The Bishops of Cameroon denounce "gruesome violence" while 160 thousand people are forced to flee to Cameroon and another 26 thousand to Nigeria. Caritas Cameroon reports "areas of conflict persecuted by fear and death". Soldiers "are burning villages, people live in the forests, they risk being killed if ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Indigenous leaders: a greater presence of the Church in the most distant communities is urgent

Río Negro - Understanding the lives of indigenous peoples should lead us to reflect, to discover the value of what is fundamental in our daily life. This is what emerges from a conversation between Agenzia Fides and Braz Garrido Melgueiro, Catholic leader of the community of Iabe, located on the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - The Bishops recommend: "Beware of the upcoming deadlines of the electoral calendar in view of the December vote"

Kinshasa - At least 15 people were killed during public demonstrations held from December 2017 to March 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to data collected by the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace in the 39 reports on election observation and the monitoring of public events, which ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

ASIA/ISRAEL - After tensions with Turkey, the Knesset puts the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on the agenda

Jerusalem - The relations between Israel and Turkey have escalated recently in connection with the ongoing events in Gaza. As Turkey opposes Israel’s actions and strictly criticizes them, Israel, as a political step, put into circulation the bill on recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The proposal for this recognition - ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - Prayer and solidarity for the Christian victims of the Surabaya attacks

Surabaya - The Christian community of Surabaya is gathered around the families of the victims of the attacks on Sunday 13 May. As Fides learns, yesterday, May 17, the funeral rites of some of the victims killed in the suicide attacks against three Christian churches were held.Vincentius Evan, 12, died ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - To focus on "common values": the wish of the "Silsilah" movement for the month of Ramadan

Zamboanga - "In this month of Ramadan, sacred to the Muslim world, we wish to express solidarity with the Muslims and reaffirm the belief that Islam can help, among many things, in saying what the value of prayer, of fasting and of the attention to the needy is": this is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - First day of National Dialogue: "the Church is bridge, hospital, mother"

Managua - The "National Dialogue", started in Nicaragua to try to resolve the socio-political crisis of the country began yesterday in Managua, with the participation of President Daniel Ortega, entrepreneurs, civil society, university students and the Bishops of Nicaragua. The Dialogue is taking place in Our Lady of Fatima Interdiocesan ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

AFRICA/BURUNDI - Burundi votes in referendum on President Nkurunziza's power

Bujumbura - 4.8 million voters are called to vote in Burundi today, for the referendum on the controversial constitutional review aimed at allowing the President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power for another 15 years, until 2034. The referendum is boycotted by the opposition and civil society groups, but President ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

ASIA/MYANMAR - Bishops' alarm: Over 7,000 Kachin Christians forced to flee

Yangon - Over 7,000 Christian citizens belonging to the Kachin ethnic minority, in northern Myanmar, have been forced to abandon their homes due to the escalation of violence between the Burmese army and the Kachin independentist rebels. This is what Bishop Francis Daw Tang confirms to Agenzia Fides, at the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

ASIA/CHINA - Inauguration of a statue of St. John Wu Wen Yin, canonized in 2000

Han Dan - The statue of St. John Wu Wen Yin, a catechist and Chinese martyr canonized on 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II, was inaugurated. As reported by the website of the diocese of Han Dan, in the province of Hebei, consulted by Agenzia Fides, the blessing ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

ASIA/CHINA - During the Marian month, new workers in the "most isolated vineyards of the Lord"

Beijing - By entrusting themselves to the maternal intercession and protection of the heavenly Mother, new priests were ordained in mainland China in the Marian month: we are talking about "new workers in the most isolated and difficult vineyards of the Lord" like the provinces of Gui Zhou and Hai ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - High taxes: Catholic radios risk closing

Juba - The National Communications Authority has imposed very high annual taxes for the registration of local radio stations. This is a major challenge for all stations belonging to the Catholic Radio Network , as some of those present in South Sudan are forced to close, unable to bear these ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18

AFRICA/KENYA - The diocese of Nakuru launches a collection of aid for the victims of the Solai dam

Nairobi - "I personally went there and saw the destruction caused by the dam where many people lost their lives and properties destroyed. I appeal to you all to give a special contribution from 13th, May 2018, to the Sunday of Pentecost, which will be on 20th, May 2018. This ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18

ASIA/MALAYSIA - The Bishops: pray for peace and reconciliation after the elections, in the "new Malaysia"

Kuala Lumpur - "We exercised our democratic right of vote on May 9, 2018. Malaysia has a golden opportunity, the future lies in the hands of the people. We Catholic Bishops of Malaysia, propose a moment of prayer and thanksgiving for our beloved nation during the Pentecost Novena, between 12 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Catholic Bishops: the massacre in Gaza could have been avoided. Jerusalem can also be the capital of Palestine

Jerusalem - The dozens of deaths and about 3 thousand people wounded during the Palestinian protests organized at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel could have been avoided "if non-lethal tools had been used by the Israeli forces". The Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land are pointing ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18

ASIA/EAST TIMOR - Catholics: "A new government for economic and social development"

Dili - A coalition of opposition parties, including the one led by historic leader Xanana Gusmao, is ahead after the political elections held on 11 May in East Timor. The Alliance for change and progress leads with 34 seats in Parliament, which has a total of 65. The Alliance, a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

ASIA/SYRIA - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Mgr. Mounir Saccal

Vatican City - On 19 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Mgr. Mounir Saccal, of the Syro-Catholic eparchy of Aleppo as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Syria for five years .The new National Director was born in Aleppo ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. - The Muslim Christian population calls for peace and justice

Bangui - While violence continues in the Central African Republic, in particular in Bangui and the peace process is inevitably interrupted, most people want only justice and peace: "The situation is really complex - says to Agenzia Fides a local priest who asks for anonymity - the expectations and needs ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - The mortal remains of the "Coptic Martyrs of Libya" return to Egypt

Samalut - On the evening of Monday, May 14 church bells and monasteries rang throughout Egypt to celebrate the return to Egypt of the mortal remains of the 21 Coptic Christians, "martyrs of the faith", beheaded in Libya in 2015 by cutthroats affiliated to the so-called Islamic State . After ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

AMERICA/UNITED STATES - Hispanic/Latin Pastoral Meeting, racism and religious freedom among the topics on the Bishops' agenda

Washington - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced that it will hold its Annual General Assembly on June 13-14, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.According to the statement sent to Agenzia Fides, on that occasion the Bishops will address a variety of topics including ethical and religious directives for ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18



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