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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 ... ...



ASIA/KAZAKISTAN - Arc Village, oasis for Kazak children

Almaty - “As we watch our young people teaching new young arrivals here in Arc Village we think : how lovely it would be if their real mothers could be with them. But this is their story and we become part of their lives to offer affection and help them ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/29/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - The Church of the Philippines launches the Year of Youth

Cebu - The Church in the Philippines inaugurated the Year of Youth on the Solemnity of Christ the King, and announced the National Youth Day 2019. The Episcopal Conference has officially announced that 2019 will be the Year of Youth which will end on November 24, 2019, as part of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Massacre of Alindao; the Bishops: "To protect lives is the first duty of the State"; Sunday 2 December day of mourning

Bangui - "The human person is sacred and inviolable. All agents of public power, all organizations, have an absolute obligation to respect and protect the human person ". This is the first article of the Constitution of the Central African Republic, recalled by the local Bishops in a communiqué in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/18

ASIA/VIETNAM - The memory of the Vietnamese martyrs nurtures faith in the present

Hanoi - The memory of the Vietnamese martyrs nurtures faith in the present: with this spirit the Church in Vietnam celebrated a special Jubilee for the 30th anniversary of the canonization of the 117 Vietnamese martyrs. As Agenzia Fides learns, several churches throughout the country, parishes and institutions celebrated special ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - Three Claretian religious abducted in the Anglophone region of the south-west

Yaoundé - Three Claretians were kidnapped in the Anglophone region in southwest Cameroon: Fr. Jude Thaddeus Langeh Basebang, Fr. Placide Muntong and a student from the same religious congregation.The three were kidnapped on November 24 by armed men on the road to Muyenge, where they were going on a mission ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/18

AFRICA/NIGER - Violence and kidnappings of Boko Haram in the Diffa region

Toumour - Only 48 hours after the attack carried out by Boko Haram against the French mining company FORACO, where seven workers were killed, another crime hit the Diffa region, which is located in the jurisdiction of the diocese of Zinder . Fifteen girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Venezuelan exodus continues: the reception of Catholic volunteers to alleviate hunger

Cucuta - While the eyes of the world are turned towards the situation of tension created on the southern border of the United States for the arrival of the caravans of the Central American migrants waiting to be allowed to enter, another group of migrants is assisted, almost in an ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/18

AMERICA/GUATEMALA - From the Missionary Congress the commitment to "missionary and Samaritan transformation" of parishes

Huehuetenango - "The missionary enthusiasm in our hearts in these days commits us to actively participate in the transformation of our parishes. Let us go out from here with the firm intention of carrying out, in communion with all the living forces of our parishes, pastoral processes that are faithful ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/24/18

ASIA - Toward the ad limina apostolorum visit of the Bishops of Central Asia: a missionary impulse is urgently needed

Astana - It will be an important moment of confrontation and growth: with this spirit the Bishops of the Catholic Church in Central Asia will meet again next March 1st in Rome for the ad limina apostolorum Visit, the meeting that the Priests of dioceses all over the world live ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/24/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - The Bishop of Mamfe: "An investigation into the murder of Fr. Ondari; let us remain united in prayer"

Mamfe - "I call on all the Christians of the Diocese of Mamfe, especially the Christians of Kembong Parish, to stay calm and be united in prayer. The forces of evil are on a rampage against the Church of God, but as Christians, we believe in the promise of Christ ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/24/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Islamist party leader who organized the protest against Asia Bibi has been arrested: "The rule of law prevails"

Islamabad - Police in Pakistan have arrested Khadim Hussain Rizvi, leader of the Islamic radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party who organized the violent protest, which paralyzed the nation, in the aftermath of Asia Bibi’s acquittal, a Christian woman who had been condemned to death for alleged blasphemy. Rizvi had announced a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/24/18

AMERICA/PANAMA - Young Panamanians continue their journey in preparation for WYD 2019

Panama City - Less than 60 days before the beginning of World Youth Day that will take place in Panama from 22 to 27 January 2019, and after the announcement of the official agenda of Pope Francis for his apostolic visit to the Country, the activities continue to multiply in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/24/18

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA- Migrant caravans on the US border: the action of the Central American Church

Over 4,000 Central American migrants have arrived - and others are arriving - in Tijuana, on the border with the United States, after a long walk from their countries of origin. They are the first group of the three caravans that left in October from Honduras and El Salvador, which ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/24/18

ASIA/INDIA - Escalation of anti-Christian attacks in the state of Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi - Christians in India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, fear new attacks by Hindu extremist groups. In a document sent to Agenzia Fides, the Commission for Religious Freedom of the Evangelical Fellowship of India notes that the state governed by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/23/18

ASIA/SYRIA - Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan visits Syrian President Assad

Damascus - Syrians "have the strength and determination to rebuild their Country, and in this delicate phase every authentic lover and friend of Syria can offer an important contribution to getting the country out of the atrocious years of war. This is what Syrian President Bashar Assad expressed in a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/23/18

AMERICA/PERU - Cardinal Barreto: we must follow fair justice, without lying to the people

Lima - "It is really a shame", said Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto, Metropolitan Archbishop of Huancayo, commenting on the asylum request to the government of Uruguay by former President Alan García, investigated for corruption. "This, clearly speaking, is a mockery, it is a lie what he has said to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/23/18

AFRICA/TOGO - Togolese Bishops: constitutional and institutional reforms are urgently needed

Lomè - The Bishops of Togo are calling for constitutional and institutional reforms in view of the parliamentary elections scheduled for 20 December, in accordance with the road map of the Economic Community of West African States . This is what emerges after the Ordinary Assembly of the Bishops' Conference ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/23/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - A missionary of Kenyan origin was killed in the English-speaking South-West region

Yaoundé - Another priest was killed in one of the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon. Fr Cosmas Omboto Ondari, a Kenyan missionary belonging to the Missionary Society of St. Joseph of Mill Hill, was killed in the early afternoon yesterday, November 21st, in Kembong, a few kilometers from Memfe.Fr. Cosmas ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/23/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - IV Brazilian Week of Catechesis: We need to walk together, so that the Church is missionary, prophetic and merciful

São Paulo – The IV Brazilian Week of Catechesis held in Itaici, São Paulo, from November 14 to 18, tried to "rethink the proposal and to deepen the meaning of initiation into Christian life according to document 107 of the National Conference of the Bishops of Brazil - CNBB", says ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/23/18

ASIA/TAIWAN - The devotion of the inhabitants of the Pescadores islands for Our Lady of Health

Lotung - Every year on November 16, the Camillians in the world celebrate with solemnity the feast of "Our Lady of Health", invoked as the patroness of the sick. "The teachings that St. Camillus left us is to assist the sick as a mother assists her sick child. The characteristic ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/23/18



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