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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/NIGERIA - Protest demonstration promoted by the Bishops against massacres of Christians committed by the Fulani

Abuja - A mass demonstration in Nigeria is being organized for May 22 by the nation’s Catholic Bishops in Nigeria to protest the continued killing of Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.Since the beginning of the year more than 100 people have died in these attacks. The last one was carried ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - "National Dialogue" begins: the Church is mediator and witness

Managua - The Catholic Church in Nicaragua, through the Episcopal Conference , has announced that "National Dialogue" in Nicaragua will begin on Wednesday 16 May. In his announcement, Cardinal Brenes emphasized the role of the Church as "a mediator and witness", but at the same time he pointed out the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

ASIA/IRAQ - Nihil obstat of the Holy See to recognize the martyrdom of Father Ragheed Ganni and of the three deacons killed in 2007

Mosul - The Congregation for the Causes of Saints gave the nihil obstat - permitting to begin the process of canonization of Chaldean Iraqi priest Ragheed Ganni and the three deacons - Basman Yousef Daud, Wahid Hanna Isho and Gassan Isam Bidawid - killed June 3 2007 by a commando ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - The Bishops: "Attacks against coexistence and pluralism"

Jakarta - "The Indonesian Bishops are shocked, they expressed strong disappointment and solidarity towards the families of the victims and wounded. It is traumatic to know that a whole family of suicide bombers carried out the attacks: what do we instill in the minds of children' Extremism' This is the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/15/18

AFRICA/CONGO - Bishops' appeal to the Countries in the north of the world: "Help us to recover money unfairly stolen from our development"

Brazzaville - Corruption, poor management of oil revenues, lack of dialogue between majority and opposition, an unjust international system of economic exchanges and debt financing: these are the causes of the profound political, economic and social crisis in which the Republic of Congo lives. This is what the Country's Bishops ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/14/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - Attacks on three churches, the Catholic parish priest: "Let us forgive the terrorists"

Surabaya - Three attacks yesterday, Sunday, May 13, 2018, struck three churches in the city of Surabaya, in the eastern part of the island ofJava, just before the start of Sunday Masses. The first explosion took place in the Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate at 7.15 am; the second in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/14/18

AMERICA/ECUADOR - Young people who evangelize young people: leadership training workshops

Azogues - "Our apostolate is the mission Ad Gentes, in particular the evangelization of young people", says to Agenzia Fides Juan Manuel Rubín de Celis Alba, national coordinator of the "Movimiento Juventud Católica México" , which is located in the diocese of Azogues, in Ecuador, from 17 April to 17 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/14/18

EUROPE/AUSTRIA - "Mission Manifest": mission is the top priority in European countries

Vienna - "We are Catholic Christians from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, who grieve about the erosion of the Catholic faith that Pope Francis speaks of. We are aware of the fact that our home countries have become mission territories. We are ready for mission. We wish that our countries may ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/14/18

AFRICA - The Church in Africa lives and works for the salvation of every man, with the proclamation of the Good News

Kara - "Christian faith and Pan-Africanism are not two incompatible realities", says African theologian Fr. Donald Zagore, noting that most of those who unconditionally adhere to the various Pan-African movements show radical hostility towards the Christian religion. According to Pan-Africanists, "Christianity remains a Western and colonial religion".The theologian recalls: "One ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/14/18

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Koki Ruiz prepares an artistic work made with Rosary beads for the beatification of Chiquitunga

San Ignacio - "In love" with Chiquitunga. This defines, wholeheartedly, Delfín Roque Ruiz Pérez - for all of us "Koki" - the artist who is preparing, after the memorable altarpiece for the Pope’s Mass in Paraguay in 2015, a monumental work for the beatification of Chiquitunga .The painter is making ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/12/18

VATICAN - Archbishop Rugambwa in Namibia: "The appointment of a Bishop is a sign of God's love"

Keetmanshoop - "The appointment of a Bishop is, in fact, a sign of God's love for his people. For the Church, and in particular for the Diocese of Keetmanshoop, God accomplishes the promise he once made to his people Israel: I will give you pastors after my own heart . ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/12/18

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Latin Catholics, root of faith in the United States

Latinos are a growing minority: their influence in the United States is extremely significant, because the great socio-cultural and religious wealth continues to shape all the social and existential dimensions of the United States: says Msgr. José Horacio Gómezè, Archbishop of Los Angeles since 2011 and vice president of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/12/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Congolese NGO: "Virunga Park, a World Heritage Site, under-threat"

Kinshasa - At least two British tourists were taken hostage in Virunga natural park in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A statement sent to Agenzia Fides by CEPADHO , says that the convoy of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation was caught in an ambush just ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/12/18

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Muslim leaders gathered in Indonesia to seek a path for peace

Jakarta - Important Muslim scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia met from 11 May in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, to discuss and develop a way in the conflict that has blooded Afghanistan for decades. At the "Trilateral Ulema Conference" organized by the Indonesian government, scholars and religious leaders from three ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/12/18

AFRICA/KENYA - Flood emergency: people with disabilities among the most vulnerable

Kabarnet - The violent floods that have been devastating large areas of Kenya since March, where the previous drought led to soil erosion, continue. The toll, according to the Red Cross, speaks of at least 200 dead, 242,000 displaced and 500 families have been severely affected, many of whom have ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/12/18

AFRICA/KENYA - Dam bursts due to heavy rains, at least 45 dead; the solidarity of the Bishops

Nairobi - "We are deeply saddened by the loss of human lives, injured people and the enormous material damage that has occurred throughout the Country, the worst and most shocking tragedy was the collapse of the Nakuru-Solai dam that caused huge destruction of both life and property" states, on behalf ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/12/18

ASIA/NEPAL - Unity among Christians: together to witness God's mercy

Kathmandu - Christians of different confessions in Nepal are committed to working together to witness the love and mercy of God. "As Nepali Christians we are called to work together and be witnesses to the Gospel of Christ, sharing prayer and overcoming the divisions among the Christian communities in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

AFRICA/TANZANIA - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Jovitus Mwijage

Vatican City - On 12 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed rev. Jovitus Mwijage, of the diocesan clergy of Bukoba, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Tanzania for another five years . Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

AMERICA/CUBA - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Yosbel Lazo Cordero, CM

Vatican City - On 12 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Fr. Yosbel Lazo Cordero, CM , as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Cuba for a five-year term .The new National Director is 39 years old and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - Attack on a Mosque in Durban: strong condemnation of the South African Catholic Church

Johannesburg - "We heard with great shock and sadness of the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam, Durban and the tragic killing of an imam and the injury of two other people", says a statement signed by His Exc. Bishop Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town and President ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18



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