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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/MALI - A new video of the kidnapped Colombian nun; "An encouraging sign" says the Bishop of Sikasso

Bamako - "We have seen the video and we are happy to know she is alive and this urges us to continue our prayers and efforts for her release", says to Agenzia Fides His Exc. Mgr. Jean-Baptiste Tiama, Bishop of Sikasso, in Mali, after the release on the Internet of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - The first Verbite of Orissa on a mission in the Pope’s country

Bhubaneswar - The first recently ordained priest in the district of Kandhamal, in the Indian state of Orissa, theater of anti-christian violence in recent years, arrives in Argentina. The new missionary, Fr. Sanjeev Kumar Bishyoi, confirmed to Agenzia Fides that he is "ready to go to Argentina", to carry out ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

ASIA/INDIA - Civil society: "The government must stop hate crimes against minorities"

New Delhi - "Deep concern for the continuous episodes of senseless violence in the country, especially those that target minorities", and also "for the weak response of law enforcement agencies and institutions": this is what is expressed in an open Letter on the violence and discrimination against minorities in India, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - Appeal of Salvadoran Bishops: Rights of migrants and responsible vote

San Salvador - A delegation of four bishops of El Salavador will travel to the United States to meet the Bishops of the country, with the aim of coordinating actions that help resolve the situation of Salvadoran migrants who are under the status of temporary protection : this is what ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

ASIA/EAST TIMOR - Early elections to end political impasse: the people appreciate

Dili - Early elections in East Timor is the solution announced by the President of the Republic, Francisco Guterres, to end the political impasse in the country. Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, in fact, was unable to reach a majority in Parliament, to support his government."The decision of a new vote ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

AFRICA/KENYA - Tensions for the "presidential oath" of the opposition leader, defeated in the October elections

Nairobi - "The clashes reported by international agencies refer to the early hours of the morning. At the moment the police have withdrawn from the site of the gathering", says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Don Bosco Ochieng Onyalla, Coordinator of the Catholic CISA Agency in Nairobi, where today the "investiture" ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

AFRICA/ZAMBIA - Resignation of the Archbishop of Lusaka and appointment of successor

Vatican City – Today the Holy Father has accepted the renunciation from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Lusaka , presented by His Exc. Mgr. Telesphore George Mpundu. The Pope has appointed His Exc. Mgr. Alick Banda, currently Bishop of Ndola, as Metropolitan Archbishop of the same seat. Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The Archbishop of Barranquilla on the latest attacks: "Peace and reconciliation, the Colombians’ desire"

Barranquilla - "Events like these cannot intimidate us, they cannot make us fall into despair. We are all called to live together, to live as brothers and we must respect each other taking into consideration the value of everyone’s life", said Mgr. Pablo Emiro Salas Anteliz, Archbishop of Barranquilla, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

ASIA/BANGLADESH - A school for Rohingya refugee children

Dhaka - "The Rohingya live in small shelters in refugee camps made of bamboo canes and pieces of plastic; drinking water and food are still scarce. There are more than 500,000 children, who yearn for a future that does not exist. I have just visited the Rohingya refugee camps in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Bishop Travas to young people: "Be close to Jesus in the Eucharist"

Multan - "I encourage you all to remain in close contact with the Lord Eucharistic and to always be present at the Eucharistic Adoration. It is the best moment and place to experience the relationship with Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist. In silence you can share everything with the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/18

ASIA/LEBANON - Souraya Bechealany appointed Acting Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches

Beirut - The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches has appointed Professor Souraya Bechealany as Acting Secretary General of the ecumenical body. Souraya Bechealany takes the place of Fr. Michel Jalkh, who was appointed Rector of Antonine University. The choice, approved unanimously, was announced at the end ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/18

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Ahmedabad

Vatican City – Today the Holy Father has appointed the rev. Athanasius Rethna Swamy Swamiadian, of the clergy of Ahmedabad, currently Rector of the Interdiocesan Major Seminary Vianney Vihar, in Baroda, as Bishop of Ahmedabad .The Rev. Athanasius Rethna Swamy Swamiadian was born on 10 February 1961 in Parampukkarai, Diocese ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - Indonesian Papua faces health emergency

Agats - The health crisis which broke out in mid-January 2018 has affected hundreds of families in the province of Agats, capital of Asmat district, in the Indonesian province of Papua, where more than 80 children have died from measles and malnutrition. The alarm was launched in an interview with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - President Kabila in an open dispute with the Catholic Church

Kinshasa - "Nowhere in the Bible, has Jesus Christ ever presided over an electoral commission", said President Joseph Kabila in the press conference convened on January 26 to take stock of the political, economic and security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo 17 years after his rise to power.Fr. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/18

AFRICA/TOGO - New peaceful demonstrations on the streets of the country are scheduled

Lome - The popular movement of peaceful protest does not stop: on 31st January, the 1st and 2nd February the Togolese have been invited to take to the streets of the capital Lomè and other cities as a sign of peaceful protest towards "the silence of power in the face ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/26/18

EUROPE/FRANCE - Revitalize the missionary commitment to listening to Christ

Paris - The PMS diocesan Directors who will be in Paris on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January. This national meeting will bring together all those involved in missionary animation in the 99 French dioceses, and will also be the occasion to share news and information related to the ongoing ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/26/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Peace between India and Pakistan: Christians united in prayer

Lahore - A prayer addressed to God, a prayerful silence, a common song to invoke the gift of peace, calling for "mutual respect and the promotion of harmony and development between Pakistan and India": is the initiative promoted by the National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism, in the Episcopal ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/26/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Living the Gospel in the urban suburbs: meeting of the Basic Ecclesial Communities

Paraná - "The meeting of the Basic Ecclesial Communities of Brazil is a call to renewal in the practice of life, especially in evangelical service in the urban surburbs, both in a methodological sense and in application, so that one can initiate a true urban Pastoral care. It is necessary ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/26/18

ASIA/TURKMENISTAN - Fr. Madej: "Ecumenism is our daily life"

Ashgabat - "The ecumenical dimension of our Catholic presence is a constant that accompanies us every day. For example, throughout the year we live the experience of interfaith hospitality: in our chapel in Ashgabat, the Protestant evangelical community called the Word of Life gathers almost every Sunday": says to Agenzia ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/26/18

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - The President of the Bishops: "The Church accompanies society with prophecy, denunciation and proclamation of the Gospel"

Barinas - "A Dantesque painting". With this effective expression, Bishop José Luis Azuaje, at the head of the diocese of Barinas and President of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference , describes to Fides the socio-economic situation of the country. "In the life of citizens, the purchasing power is almost zero. There ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/26/18



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