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ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Cardinal Yeom: "We pray to be able to send priests and to celebrate the Sacraments in the North"

Seoul - "I am pleased and comforted to learn that, during his visit to the Vatican next week, President Moon Jae-in will bring the message of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with him, who wishes to invite Pope Francis in Pyongyang": in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, Cardinal Andrew ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/10/18

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - G20 Interreligious forum: religions give life to development

Buenos Aires - The G20 Interreligious Forum has recorded a great wealth of thematic proposals and an unprecedented participation of political authorities . Religions will help "give life to the achievement of the UN 2030 development goals". This is what is stressed in a dialogue with Agenzia Fides by Professor ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/09/18

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Bishop of Daejeon: "The Pope in North Korea' A miracle, but everything is possible to God"

Daejeon - "If Pope Francis goes to Pyongyang, it will truly be a miracle. But everything is possible to God": with these words Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, at the head of the diocese of Daejeon and of the "Commission for society" within the Episcopal Conference, comments to Agenzia Fides the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/09/18

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Appeal for elections that "consolidate peace, justice and social cohesion"

Abidjan - "Ivorians, let us make the difference with our political maturity. Each of us must engage in our sector and promote elections that consolidate peace, social cohesion and justice. Let us make our electoral process a moment of joy and not of hate, a moment of fraternity and not ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/09/18

AMERICA/MEXICO - The Archbishop of Acapulco: "It is urgent to stop rampant violence and end impunity"

Acapulco - "We need to know the root regarding the acts of violence to prevent them from happening again": this is what the Archbishop of Acapulco, Archbishop Leopoldo Gonz√°lez Gonz√°lez says in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, commenting on the facts of violence which took place in the last ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/09/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - A missionary in Bangui: "The first “customer” of our bricks was Pope Francis"

Bangui - "It is a small dream that we have been nurturing for years and that, thanks to some lucky coincidences, and the help of several people, we have finally managed to fulfill. If there is a Country to be built - we asked ourselves - why not try to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/09/18

ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN - More than 80 delegations at the VI Congress of religious leaders in Astana

Astana - More than 80 delegations have been invited to take part in the work of the VI Congress of world and traditional religions leaders, scheduled in Astana on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October. The number of delegations present at the event was confirmed on Monday 8 October by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/09/18

ASIA/MALAYSIA - The Church announces the Gospel in solidarity with the poor

Kota Kinabalu - "In Malaysia, the Church offers an evangelical witness of simplicity and closeness to the poorest of the poor who are migrants, internally displaced persons, the unemployed, vulnerable elderly people, widows and orphans, indigenous people". This is what Father Jerry Rosario, SJ, a Jesuit priest and human rights ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/08/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Bishops' spokesperson: "It is urgent to bring democracy back to the country"

Esteli - The creation of the Blue and White National Unit network , a group that brings together various acronyms and associations, will work with the hope that "it will be able to achieve its goals of bringing democracy back to Nicaragua", necessary and important step for the future of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/08/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - Presidential elections: abstention and violence in the English-speaking provinces

Yaoundé - Cameroon voted on Sunday 7 October in a presidential election marked by deadly violence in one of the country's English-speaking regions. Security forces shot dead three suspected separatists who had allegedly fired at passersby from a motorcycle in Bamenda, the capital of the northwest province.In the English-speaking provinces ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/08/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christians pray for the release of Asia Bibi

Lahore - Christians in Pakistan await with bated breath, immersed in prayer, the conclusion of the final hearing today 8 October, at 1pm local time infront of the Supreme Court, a panel of three judges, presided over by the President of the Supreme Court, Mian Saqib Nisar, who will have ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/08/18

AFRICA - The Nobel Peace Prize is "the symbol of an Africa that refuses to be overwhelmed by cruelty"

Bukavu - The 16th Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Congolese physician Denis Mukwege. In a list of 331 candidates he was chosen for the commitment of being a man of Africa against the use of sexual violence as a weapon in wars and armed conflicts. Mukwege, gynecologist, treats victims ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/08/18

AFRICA/TANZANIA - Support for the education of young people, thanks to the missionaries

Songea - From misery to degree. That of Upendo, a girl from Songea, Tanzania, is a story of determination, solidarity and social redemption. One of those stories made possible thanks to the commitment of the missionaries. In this case, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery, a small female congregation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/06/18

VATICAN - Special Fides: Young missionaries, witnesses of Christ giving their lives

Vatican City - At the beginning of the month of October, traditionally dedicated to missions, and in the year the Synod of Bishops is dedicated to the vocational discernment of the young, Fides News Agency presents the profiles of some young people who, in this millennium which has just begun, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/06/18

ASIA/KYRGYZSTAN - Family reception and educational programs: support for Kyrgyz children

Bishkek - "It was the urgent need for support and accommodation for children without parental care that pushed the non-profit organization SOS Children's Villages, in 1996, to start working in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, one of the poorest countries in Central Asia. Over the years, the work in the area ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/06/18

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Where the Love of Christ triumphs, hope arrives, says a teacher at the Caritas Technical School

Port Moresby - Esther Mwayemwana comes from the Trobriand Islands , and has taught at Caritas over the past 10 years."My career as a teacher took me to the Caritas Technical Secondary School in 2008. After 23 years of commitment in public schools, I took 10 months' leave and applied ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/06/18

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Cardinal Porras: Venezuelan migration is an excrutiating reality

Caracas - Cardinal Baltasar Porras, after his return to Venezuela, wanted to comment on the reality of migration in the entire Latin American context."It is not a group that goes away, it is a multitude, it is terrible, because we see professionals, people with degrees who have worked for years ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/06/18

ASIA/TAJIKISTAN - The Missio sui iuris celebrates 21 years

Dushanbe - The Tajik Catholic Church has celebrated 21 years since the establishment of the Missio sui Iuris. This is what Father Pedro Ramiro López reports to Agenzia Fides, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, at the head of the Missio since 2013, but active in Central ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/05/18

ASIA/SINGAPORE - The Church listens to young people and reaches out to them

Singapore - Listening to young people, sharing their knowledge and difficulties, raising awareness and including them in programs and services provided by Caritas and other socially responsible partner organizations: this is the initiative launched by Caritas Singapore that, as Agenzia Fides learns, launched in recent days - in harmony with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/05/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - A "wounded and bleeding" society: new protests announced while repression continues

Managua - "The people who do not know their own history are condemned to repeat it" is one of the popular expressions in Latin America. In Nicaragua, since the beginning of the demonstrations against the government, the Ortega-Murillo regime has not spared arrests and violence regarding the elderly, and this ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/05/18



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