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Croazia, profugo di 9 anni "tenta" il suicidio
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ASIA/INDIA - The government shuts down 16 child care institutions: including the orphanage of the Missionaries of Charity

Ranchi - The Government of India has cancelled the license of 16 child care institutions including "Nirmal Hriday" run by the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa in Ranchi. The provision follows a report submittted by the Jharkhand State Commission for protection of children's rights, with a recommendation to take ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/06/19

ASIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Faith leaders: it is not faiths, but men who promote violence

Abu Dhabi - "Religion itself is not a a factor of conflict: it is its followers who promote wars because of a lack of knowledge of religion itself or politicizing it to their advantage". Terrorist organizations kill in the name of God even if God commands peace": with these words ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/05/19

ASIA/INDIA - Archbishop Machado: "The Pope brings hope of peace and harmonious coexistence in Asia"

Abu Dhabi - "The Pope's presence in Asia, especially in the Middle East, for the great inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi, represents a ray of hope: he leaves us a sign and a message so that we can live in peace and harmony not only in the United Arab Emirates, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/05/19

ASIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - "Neither arguments nor disagreements". The Pope indicates the path of the Beatitudes to the Christians of the Arabian Peninsula

Abu Dhabi - The baptized "let them not get into arguments or disagreements, but be subject to every human creature out of love for God, and let them profess that they are Christians". This is the famous quote by Saint Francis, when he gave his brothers instructions about approaching "the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/05/19

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Peace agreement reached on February 2 between the government and 14 armed groups has been signed today

Bangui - Today, February 5, the peace agreement reached on February 2 in Khartoum, in the Sudanese capital, by the Government of the Central African Republic and by 14 armed groups that control the majority of the Central African territory has been signed. Until the last minute, no details of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/05/19

AMERICA/CUBA - Referendum on the new Constitution: the Bishops for the respect of the rights and dignity of all

Havana - "Every citizen, with his responsible vote and according to his conscience, contributes to the building of a society in which all Cubans feel respected in their rights and, at the same time, build a dignified life and thrives with the participation of all, without exclusion". This is the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/05/19

AFRICA/CONGO - The Franciscans: a mission of proximity with street children

Brazzaville - They offer food and lodging, take care of them, help them to study and learn a trade. Thus, for over 20 years, the Franciscan friars of the Republic of Congo, in their mission of fidelity to the Gospel and of proximity to the poorest, help street children in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/05/19

EUROPE/SPAIN - Female genital mutilation: 200 million girls violated in their rights

Madrid - Female genital mutilation is a common practice in a large number of African countries and in some Asian countries and constitutes a serious violation of girls' rights. This abusive practice is widespread, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in some Middle Eastern countries - Iraq and Yemen - ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/05/19

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The Bishops in the Assembly discuss the social dimension of evangelization

BogotƠ - From today, February 3, the Colombian Bishops are gathered for their Plenary Assembly for a week, during which they will study and discuss the social dimension of evangelization. In the note issued by the Episcopal Conference and sent to Fides, the Secretary General of CEC, Mgr. Elkin Ɓlvarez ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/19

ASIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Global conference on fraternity: No to hatred and extremism

Abu Dhabi - "As a multicultural event that encourages compassion, respect and understanding among different communities, cultures and religions, the gathering enables us to counter extremism, prejudice, hate, aggression, greed, and oppression that violate the very idea of human fraternity", is a passage from the speech by Sheikh Nahyan bin ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/19

ASIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Pope in the Arabian Peninsula with a message of peace, tolerance and fraternity

Abu Dhabi - With a message of peace, fraternity and tolerance, Pope Francis arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates . Pope Francis is the first pontiff to have embarked on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula . As announced on the official Twitter ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/19

AFRICA/MALAWI - Confirmation of Fr. Vincent Mwakhwawa as National Director of the PMS

Vatican City - On October 24, 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed Fr. Vincent Mwakhwawa, of the Archdiocesan clergy of Lilongwe as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Malawi for another five years . Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - "Youth, take an active role in society to change it for the better"

Abuja - "Responding to the Challenges of Youth, Family and Society; The Millennialā€™s Response". This is the theme of the conference organized by the African Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with the Catholic Women Organization Nigeria , attended by over 200 young people from Nigeria.The two-day event was held in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/19

AMERICA/CHILE - Train catechists for people with disabilities, to build an open and inclusive Church

Valparaiso - The theme of the Gospel verse "Rise, pick up your mat and go home" for the X Course of formation for catechists with disabled people took place in Valparaiso from 25 to 27 January, and was attended by 40 catechists, representatives of 14 dioceses and 5 district vicariates ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/19

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - The Church gathers testimonies of victims of human rights violations

Harare - "The victims very often come to the church to seek help and visit our hospitals, and we bring those cases to the attention of the government, so they serve as evidence of what is happening", said Fr. Frederick Chiromba, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Zimbabwe, where ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/19

ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN - Appointment of the Rector of the interdiocesan Seminary "Maria Mater Ecclesiae" in Karaganda

Vatican City - On 20 July 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Pawel Martyniuk, of the clergy of the diocese of Zamosc-Lubaczow as Rector of the inter-diocesan Seminary "Maria Mater Ecclesiae" in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.The new Rector was born on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/19

VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni: "The Pope in the Arabian Peninsula: a sign of hope"

Vatican City - "The Pope's visit can help promote Islamic-Christian dialogue. But it must be said that we do not start from scratch and too many times only the most problematic or negative aspects are highlighted... The basis already exists, we can make progress: the fact that the Pope visits ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/19

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Bishops: "May the most vulnerable be the priority of electoral programs"

Sydney - "In recent years, in view of some of the federal elections, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has prepared some leaflets addressing key social justice issues and containing questions to ask all candidates. It is all too evident that the questions raised have not been adequately addressed. Many ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/19

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The Catholic aborigines: "Postpone Australian Day to May 27"

Sydney - "January 26, 1788 was not a day of celebration for the aborigines and the inhabitants of Torres Strait Islands, nor for the passengers of the 'first fleet', a mixture of prisoners and military personnel. Perhaps it is time to rethink the date our nation meets to recognize the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/19

AMERICA/CHILE - In 70 years 2,300 missionary priests from Spain to Latin America

Santiago - The mission is a fundamental element in the life of the Church, an aspect that this year will be highlighted even more with the celebration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month, in October. Among the established missionary realities is the Hispanic Cooperation Society for Hispanic America , founded in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/19



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