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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 ... ...



AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Celam supports the Bishops accused of "hate crimes" by President Maduro

Bogota - Solidarity with the Venezuelan people and their Pastors, two of them threatened by the President of the Republic Nicolás Maduro following their heartfelt homilies of denunciation. This is what the presidency of the Latin American Episcopal Council in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides expresses from its headquarters ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

AMERICA/MEXICO - The Church works tirelessly for the population hit by the earthquake

Chiapas - "Thanks to the work of Father Romulo Sanchez, parish priest of the Parish of St. John the Baptist in Ocozocoautla, in the diocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Chiapas, the San Juan 'Vivienda 6x4' project is rapidly moving forward". This is what is stated in the statement sent to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - The Bishops: "Where the police behaved professionally, there were no incidents"

Kinshasa - "Where the police behaved professionally there were no incidents". This was underlined by Donatien Nshole, Secretary General of CENCO , presenting a report carried out by CENCO regarding the violent repression of the demonstrations organized on Sunday 21st January by the Catholic laity to ask President Joseph Kabila ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Child sexual abuse: Pakistan breaks the silence

Lahore - "Pakistan has finally broken a taboo, at least for now. This comes after the denunciation of sexual abuse, violence, rape and murder against thousands of minors. Here there is a culture of silence and shame which are deeply rooted", says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Mushtaq Anjum, a Pakistani ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

AFRICA/BURKINA FASO and NIGER - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Isidore Nombré

Vatican City - On 1 January 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Isidore Nombré, of the diocesan clergy of Koudougou , as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Burkina Faso and Niger for a five-year term .The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - Patriarch Tawadros visits al Ahram public newspaper: Coptic marginalization is coming to an end

Cairo - The Copts of Egypt have suffered growing political and social marginalization since the 1950s. But this trend has actually reversed in the last seven years. And many unpublished facts - such as the visit of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the Cathedral to congratulate the Copts on their ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - "Fr. Robert Masinda is free", says the Vicar General of Butembo-Beni to Fides

Kinshasa - "Fr. Robert Masinda is free and on his way to reach the Bishopric", says to Agenzia Fides Mgr. Laurent Sondirya , Vicar General of the diocese of Butembo-Beni, in North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "I have not seen him yet but ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Barnabite in Kabul: "There are no glimmers of light in Afghanistan"

Kabul - "The latest attacks are terrible. Being locked up in the Embassy, I do not have first-hand news, I know what is said through mass media. I believe that Afghanistan is at the center of power games between the great regional and world powers. I have to say with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/18

ASIA/ISRAEL - A nun: "Israel pays Rwanda to welcome African immigrants"

Jerusalem - "Israel has found a drastic way to solve the problem of African immigrants: it will pay Rwanda to welcome them. Some use the verb 'sell' to describe the policy launched by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Is this not a business of human beings'". This is how Sister Azazet Kidane, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

ASIA/SINGAPORE - Archbishop Goh to catechists: "The important thing is your encounter with Christ"

Singapore - Catechumens, children, students of a catechism class "should see Christ in their catechists. The important thing is your encounter with Christ": as Agenzia Fides learns, this was a message Archbishop of Singapore Goh shared with more than 300 catechists who gathered to welcome the new catechetical year with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - President Widodo to Catholic students: "Be agents of peace and unity"

Palembang - Working for peace, helping to maintain the unity of Indonesia, working together with all other citizens for national development and the common good: this is what Indonesian President Joko Widodo asked Indonesian Catholic university students, gathered from 22nd to 27th January in their 30th National Congress in Palembang, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

AMERICA/ECUADOR - The Apostolic Nuncio: it is positive to tackle corruption, even the most serious

Quito - It is the responsibility of every citizen "to know and get information regarding referendum questions"; "the vote will lead society on the road to freedom, democracy and the independence of powers, a basis for harmonious coexistence". This is what is stated in an open Letter to citizenship, released ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

ASIA/SYRIA - Syrian Orthodox Patriarch to diplomats in Damascus: help Syria regain peace

Damascus - On the occasion of the beginning of the new year Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, organized a reception to which all the diplomats accredited to the Arab Republic of Syria were invited. The reception took place on Tuesday, January 23 at the patriarchal seat, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - "Fr. Robert Masinda is still a prisoner but we know he is alive"

Kinshasa - "Fr. Robert Masinda is still a prisoner, but we know he is alive and we hope he will be released soon", says to Agenzia Fides Mgr. Emmanuel Mwanapenzi Nyonyu, Vicar General of the diocese of Butembo-Beni, in North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

AMERICA - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights cannot impose the law on same-sex unions to member countries

San José - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights , the judicial body of the Organization of American States , is putting pressure on the 23 member countries so they recognize same-sex unions. On 9 January, in response to a request from Costa Rica in May 2017, the Court said ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

AFRICA/KENYA - Sport as a driving force for street children in Nairobi

Nairobi - In the urban area of Nairobi, there are about 60 thousand street children and about 22 thousand under-age refugees. Thanks to the development of a project that uses sport as a driving force, we want to offer life alternatives to street children and under-age refugees in Nairobi. We ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - Egyptian Parliament rejects the memorandum of the US resolution on discrimination against Copts

Cairo - The Egyptian parliament's foreign affairs committee has finished drafting a response to a memorandum on "Coptic issues" in Egypt, that was made public on December 21 by six members of the US Congress. On Monday 22 January, The head of the Egyptian parliament's foreign affairs committee, Tarek Radwan, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

AFRICA/TOGO - Women, in black, take to the streets to demonstrate against the President

Lome - Togo women are at the forefront of the popular protest against the power of President Faure Gnassingbe. Since September, a coalition of 14 political parties has held almost weekly marches, where thousands of women have called for Gnassingbe to step down to end the more than 50-year rule ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - "Protests led by the Catholic laity will continue"; the Nunciature: "fatal bullets fired against demonstrators"

Kinshasa - "The government is trying to put the blame on the organizers regarding the violent protest march held on Sunday", report Church sources of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Agenzia Fides, where on Sunday 21st January in several cities of the country law enforcement officers fired teargas to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

AMERICA/CHILE - The Pope's visit leaves "an appeal to hope and unity"

Santiago de Chile - An invitation to hope, to "continue to rise again after the collapse", not to stop believing in the transforming power of God the Father, to "work for peace". And to say "no to the violence that destroys", in search of "paths of dialogue for unity", always ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18



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