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ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of Archbishop of Nagpur

Vatican City – The Holy Father, Pope Francis appointed today Archbishop of Nagpur , Mons. Elias Joseph Gonsalves, until now Bishop of Amravati. Read More ...
Posted on: 12/03/18

AMERICA/HONDURAS - Central American Bishops reflect on youth, migrants and environment; and express solidarity with Nicaragua

Tegucigalpa – Young people in keeping with the recent Synod of Bishops and the imminent World Youth Day to be celebrated in Panama in the coming January, were the focus of the annual assembly of the Bishops of Central America SEDAC held this year at Valle de Ángeles, in Honduras, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/03/18

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of Coadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh

Vatican City – The Holy Father Francis on 2 December 2018 appointed Coadjutor of the diocese of Dibrugarh , Rev. Albert Hemrom of the clergy of Dibrugarh, Judicial Vicar of the See and Rector of Dibrugarh St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary.The new Bishop was born 27 February 1970 in Konapathar, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/03/18

VATICAN - “The Church is missionary by nature”: Looking towards the Extraordinary Mission Month in October 2019

Vatican City – “The Church is missionary by nature”. Church teaching illustrates this paradigm: starting with Maximum Illud by Pope Benedict XV; then the Council decree Ad Gentes; confirming it with the Evangelii Nutiandi by Pope Paul VI and Redemptoris Missio by Pope John Paul II. Moreover Pope Francis in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - Release of kidnapped Claretian missionaries: "Our thoughts went to our martyrs"

Yaoundè – "We thank everyone for the solidarity shown during our captivity. It was no easy experience. In those difficult days our thoughts and prayers went to the Martyrs of our Congregation. For our part we experienced the warmth of your prayers and affection. At present we are at our ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/18

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Bishops address situation of violence: “we are working tirelessly for social justice and peace”

Asuncion – "Social Peace, fruit of justice and conversion of heart", is the title of a text issued yesterday by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Paraguay CEP, denouncing "grave acts of criminal violence" in the country. "Our conscience will not allow us be indifferent or indolent in the face of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/18

ASIA/TAIWAN - Catholic parish in Kaohsiung contrary to expropriation of churchbuildings and land ordered by the government

Kaohsiung - Taiwan – Hundreds of parishioners , together with the Vincentian priests of the Catholic church in Kaohsiung dedicated to St Vincent de Paul, took part in demonstrations to oppose the confiscation of parish property ordered on 30 November by the government of Taiwan. "Our demonstration” Fides was told ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Indigenous population plants 2000 new trees in the spirit of Laudato si'

Puerto Princesa City – The indigenous people of Puerto Princesa Vicariate recently planted some 2000 new trees on their land in the spirit of Pope Francis’ Encyclical "Laudato Si". Bishop Socrates Mesiona, who led the initiative, told Fides the work of plantation took two days and involved the villages of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Local Church denounces episodes of violence in past two months

Bossangoa – “Despite efforts on the part of our local Church to promote peace and fraternal relations, despite our total solidarity with those in need regardless of beliefs or political conviction, we have been targeted” Fides was told by Mons Désiré Nongo Aziagbia of the Society for African Missions, bishop ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/18

AFRICA - World Day against AIDS: one thousand deaths a day in South East Africa

Nairobi – AIDS is a forgotten epidemic that in south east Africa kills 380,000 people every year. The virus in that area alone is contracted by over 2,000 more people every day. The HIV agent responsible for AIDS is still present for almost 20 million Africans living in the south ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Catholic Expo: spotlight on evangelisation

Bogotá – To make known the Church’s activity and missionary work in society the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Colombia is organising an event called Expocattolica, to take place 7 to 10 March in the new modern Ágora Exposition Centre in Bogotà. "Let us walk together with Pope Francis" ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/30/18

AFRICA/TOGO - Tension in view of parliamentary elections: the opposition takes to the street

Sokodè – On 20 December Togo will hold parliamentary elections even though the political crisis appears never ending, local sources told Fides. In view of the vote two demonstrations have been organised, one for 29 November and the second for 1st December. Lomé, Kpalimé, Atakpamé, Sokodé, Bassar and Dapaong, are ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/30/18

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Grand Mufti denounces Israeli occupation of church property

Jerusalem – Sheikh Mohammad Ahmad Husayn, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has publicly denounced the recent occupation of land belonging to the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, by the Israeli army describing it as an act of aggression aimed to increase the occupation of Palestinian territory by Israeli settlers. The Grand Mufti ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/30/18

ASIA/EAST TIMOR - Local bishop encourages people "let us enhance the spiritual life of our Church in Dili ""

ASIA/EAST TIMOR - Local bishop encourages his people "let us enhance the spiritual life of our Church in Dili "Dili - "We must enhance the spiritual life of our Church in Dili " the Salesian Bishop Virgilio do Carmo, shepherd of the Dili diocese, told an assembly of local pastoral ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/30/18

VATICAN - Extraordinary Mission Month October 2019: presentation of web site, Guide, video

Vatican City – Various initiatives have been launched by the Congregation for the Evangelisation of People and the Pontifical Mission Societies to publicise the MMS, Extraordinary Mission Month scheduled for October 2019, announced by Pope Francis: first of all the www.october2019.va website which intends “to promote and animate MMS, so ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/30/18

ASIA/IRAQ - President of Iraq informs Patriarchs: I have invited the Pope to pray together in memory of Abraham

Baghdad – The principle of citizenship is for “all people to live in a land of all peoples”, in a nation whose citizens are all equal, free of any discrimination cultural, ethnic or religious. A land where definitions of majority or minority do not exist. This was said by Iraqi ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/29/18

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Continent of starving masses and economic potential to defeat poverty hosts G20

Buenos Aires – Drug addiction and endless social crises were the topics discussed yesterday 28 November at the Offices of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Argentina by two Bishops representing the Bishops’ Conference, and two government ministers involved in the issue.According to information sent to Fides the diocesan bishop of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/29/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Bishops tell government: “We must unite to fight people-trafficking”

Abuja – The Church and the government in Nigeria must work together to restore the dignity of victims of people-trafficking said Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze of Benin City also President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria speaking at a Conference “Church and state working together to restore the dignity ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/29/18

ASIA/INDIA -Victims of Orissa massacres confirm and celebrate: “Christ the King of peace, truth, love and brotherhood”

Bhubaneswar – A touching profession of faith reaches us from Indian Christians in Kandhamal district, Orissa State, where repeated massacres committed by Hindu extremists since 2008, crimes of authentic ethnic cleansing against Christians, left 100 dead and 56,000 displaced. Local sources told Fides that some 5,000 faithful gathered for a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/29/18

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - local Catholic Church on mission southward

Robe – The presence of the Catholic Church in the Ethiopian region of Oromia has spread another hundred kilometres from Dallo Manna, southward in the province of Madda Walabu. It is still a presence of “pre-evangelisation”, Fides learns from local sources, with a social programme of food security , sponsored ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/29/18



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