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AFRICA/DR CONGO - "And now let us work for a new Congo" says one of the members of the lay coordination committee

Kinshasa - We must have strong institutions, not strong men" says to Agenzia Fides Thierry Nlandu, one of the members of the Comité Laïc de Coordination , organization of the Catholic laity that led the demonstrations of the population in the last two years to force former President Joseph Kabila ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/19

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean Patriarch: one million Iraqi Christians have emigrated in recent years

Baghdad - In recent years, with the migratory flows of the Iraqi population to other countries, about a million indigenous Christians have left Iraq. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako recalls this in a message released on January 31 on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of his patriarchal election. On ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christians: Asia Bibi’s acquittal is "a milestone in the history of the nation"

Islamabad - Christians in Pakistan appreciate the Supreme Court’s decision and recite prayers of thanksgiving for the acquittal and definitive freedom granted to Asia Bibi, the woman sentenced to death for blasphemy and acquitted on 31 October 2018. A verdict which was confirmed by the judges of the Supreme Court ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/19

AMERICA/MEXICO - Mexican Bishops in solidarity with the Bishops of Venezuela "who denounce the deterioration of democratic life"

Mexico City - "As brothers in Christ and members of one family, the Church. First of all we want to express our closeness in prayer that sustains us in our labors and difficulties; secondly, we want to show you solidarity in charity, offering, on behalf of our Catholic communities, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/19

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Fr. Moretti: "The democratically elected government cannot be cut out from an agreement"

Kabul - "With regard to the recent agreement announced between the United States and the Taliban, I can only agree with the position of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani: in a situation concerning a specific territory, its democratically constituted authorities cannot be cut out from a discussion concerning the future of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/31/19

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Bomb in mosque, while the Week for inter-religious harmony is approaching

Zamboanga - "There are various reasons behind the recent terrorist attacks: a mix of political problems and misunderstanding of religion by some groups, in particular for the attack in Jolo, where threats to the Church were known": this is what was said by Fr. Sebastiano D'Ambra, missionary of the Pontifical ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/19

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Bishops’ appeal: The mental health of refugees and asylum seekers in Manus is exacerbated

Port Moresby - "Despair, precarious state of health, self-harm: this is the context in which I found myself in Lorengau, on the island of Manus, and at the Pacific International Hospital of Port Moresby where refugees and asylum applicants live": writes Fr. Giorgio Licini, missionary of the Pontifical Institute for ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/19

AMERICA/ECUADOR - The Bishops: "We must all move from simple tolerance to true respect for others"

Quito - "Faced with the tragic episodes of forced displacement of people for social, ethnic and ambition reasons, which have caused great suffering to some groups, all together we must overcome evil with good; in other words, it is our duty to welcome anyone in need". This is what the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/19

EUROPE/SPAIN - Appointment of National Director of the PMS, Fr. José Maria Calderon Castro

Vatican City – On December 19, 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. José Maria Calderon Castro, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Madrid as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Spain for five years .The new ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/19

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - The Church wants to mediate in order to restore peace in the Country

Harare - "I wouldn’t want to get into details at this stage, but it was about getting clarification. It is the beginning of a process that I wouldn’t want to pre-empt at the moment. It was simply to get an understanding on what provoked this situation and get answers why ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/19

ASIA/SYRIA - Orthodox Patriarch Yohanna flies to Moscow and thanks Russia for supporting the reconstruction of Syrian sanctuaries

Moscow - The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Yohanna X, thanked Russia once again for its contribution to the fight against armed groups, and the Patriarchate of Moscow for the support offered to the reconstruction and the rebirth of Syrian sanctuaries and monasteries, like that of Santa Tekla, in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/19

AFRICA/TANZANIA - South-South Cooperation, in the name of organic agriculture and Laudato Sì

Songea - A Brazilian ethnic Guarani professor will teach the youth and adults of the area of Songea in Tanzania, the techniques of organic farming, in the spirit of Laudato Sì. Thus a cooperation project is carried out between two countries in the South of the world promoted by the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/30/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The Supreme Court rejects a petition to review their previous decision: Asia Bibi is free

Islamabad - The Supreme Court of Pakistan today rejected the request to review the verdict, presented against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy in 2010 and subsequently acquitted on October 31st. According to a possibility granted by the legislator, the prosecution filed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/19

ASIA/MYANMAR - Cardinal Bo: "No to the dam that deprives us of 'our mother', Irrawaddy"

Yangon - "We the people of Myanmar, with tears in our eyes, our hearts shaken by fear and sorrow, knock at the doors of our rulers and the international community. Faced with the sad prospect of losing 'our mother' Irrawaddy, through Myitsone dam, to the greed of a superpower, every ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/19

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - The Bishops: "Respond to evil with good"

Manila - It is urgent to fight the "cycle of hatred" that is taking place in society: this is what the Filipino Bishops say at the conclusion of their 118th Plenary Assembly held in Manila from 26 to 28 January. In the pastoral letter issued at the end of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/19

ASIA/IRAQ - The "return" of Christians in the Nineveh Plain remains uncertain

Erbil - 85 percent of the population who fled from the Nineveh Plain when that territory was conquered by the jihadists of the "Islamic State" is not yet ready to return to their region of origin, despite the area is no longer in the hands of jihadists. This is what, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/19

AFRICA/DR CONGO - The Bishops of Kananga greet "the first change as Head of State through the polls"

Kinshasa - "We want a new Congo. But this will not happen through a miracle, but from the work carried out by each of us", write the Bishops of the Episcopal Assembly of Kananga in a message published at the end of their extraordinary session held from 25 to 26 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/19

ASIA/VIETNAM - Resignation of the Auxiliary of Hà Nôi

Vatican City - On January 26, 2019, the Holy Father Francis accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Hà Nôi, Viêt Nam, presented by H.E. Msgr. Laurent Chu Văn Minh, titular Bishop of Tinisa di Numidia. Read More ...
Posted on: 01/28/19

AFRICA/SIERRA LEONE - Appointment of the Bishop of Kenema

Vatican City - On 26 January 2019 the Pope appointed as Bishop of Kenema H.E. Msgr. Msgr. Henry Aruna, currently titular Bishop of Nasbinca and auxiliary of Kenema. , Read More ...
Posted on: 01/28/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The case of Asia Bibi towards the definitive conclusion

Islamabad - The Pakistani Supreme Court has set a hearing date for the petition to review the acquittal of Asia Bibi, on the morning of 29 January. President Asif Saeed Khosa will preside over a jury composed of him, Qazi Faez Isa and Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel who will examine ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/28/19



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