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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/BOLIVIA - "To recover the joy of the Gospel, to revive prophecy, to be operators of communion and reconciliation": toward CAM V

Santa Cruz de la Sierra - The fifth American Missionary Congress will take place in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia from 10 to 14 July. This ecclesial event is part of a rich history that, from Latin America, has illuminated the missionary journey of the whole ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Catholic students attend media lessons, instrument of evangelization

Port Moresby - Training students in the use and techniques of mass media, to introduce them to the secrets of social communication, seen as a means to help the spread of the Gospel: this is the aim of the third Media Education Seminar, intended for Catholic students, organized in recent ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - The Coptic Church celebrates the centenary of "Sunday schools", at the origin of the Coptic spiritual awakening

Cairo - The celebrations by the Coptic Orthodox Church to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the so-called Sunday School Movement will take place on Sunday, May 13. The centenary will be celebrated in the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of Cairo, in the presence of Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

AFRICA/TANZANIA - Bishops' appeal: Catechists should be skilled on Child Protection Policy

Dar es Salaam - "All Catechists in the Country have to be trained on TEC Child Protection Policy, which was passed by the Bishops in 2017", said Director of the Directorate of Social Services at the Tanzania Episcopal Conference Jovin Riziki , in his statement presented during the three-day workshop ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

AFRICA/GHANA - Resignation of the Archbishop of Cape Coast and appointment of successor

Vatican City - Today the Holy Father Francis accepted the renunciation of the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast , presented by His Exc. Mgr. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah. The Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle, currently Archbishop of Accra, as Archbishop of Cape Coast. Read More ...
Posted on: 05/11/18

ASIA/TURKEY - Evangelical pastor Brunson also accused of supporting the creation of a "Christian Kurdish state"

Izmir - Among the new, exorbitant accusations against American evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, on trial by the Turkish judicial authorities for alleged connivance with networks and forces accused of terrorist acts and subversive plots against Turkey, is that of trying to set up a “Christian Kurdish state” destined to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/09/18

AFRICA/BURUNDI - "Safeguard peace and unity": Bishops’ appeal in view of the constitutional referendum of 17 May

Bujumbura - "We urge all Burundians to safeguard unity and peace" write the Bishops of Burundi in a statement on the constitutional referendum of 17 May, which concerns the constitutional reform to increase the duration of the presidential term from 5 to 7 years, with no more than two consecutive ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/09/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Inequalities in the world of work and corruption: necessary to put the dignity of the person back at the center

Abuja - "Work is not just any kind of commodity, and the dignity of workers is always the primary criterion of evaluation, as the Social Doctrine of the Church teaches. Work confirms the profound identity of man created in the image and likeness of God": says Father Joseph Tile Nomhwange ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/09/18

ASIA/INDIA - "To be people of Caritas means to be people of the Good News"

New Delhi - "Caritas is the joy of service, Caritas is a service of joy. Caritas India is the organ of the entire Catholic church to concretely express our charity and, as Deus Caritas East of Benedict XVI says, to be people of Caritas means to be people of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/09/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - "Fr. Albert, a pastor esteemed for his action for reconciliation between Christians and Muslims"

Bangui - "Fr. Albert, seventy-one years old and among the oldest priests of the clergy of Bangui, was a pastor esteemed and known for his simplicity and sympathy, and above all for his discreet and tireless work in favor of reconciliation between Christians and Muslims", writes to Agenzia Fides Fr. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/08/18

AMERICA - Latin American Bishops create "Bridges of Solidarity" to help Venezuelan migrants

Vatican City - "Bridges of Solidarity - Integrated pastoral plan to help Venezuelan migrants in South America" is the name of the project presented yesterday, May 7, in the Vatican press room, which was prepared by eight Episcopal Conferences of South America with the help of the Migrant and Refugee ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/08/18

EUROPE/ITALY - The Camillians, martyrs of charity and service to the sick

Rome - On February 2, 1994, the Order of the Ministers of the Sick officially instituted the "Day of the Religious Martyrs of Charity" on May 25, coinciding with the anniversary of the birth of St. Camillus de Lellis. It is a commemoration of over 300 Camillians, seminarians, oblates, novices, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/08/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - Towards the elections: Catholics in Indonesia support Pancasila

Jakarta - 2018 is an important year for the political situation in Indonesia. Citizens will participate in two political events: firstly, the administrative elections in all the regions; secondly, there will be the registration and presentation of candidates for the 2019 presidential elections. As Agenzia Fides learns, in view of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/08/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The first Catholic nun of the Kacchi Kohli tribe

Hyderabad - The Catholic Church in Pakistan welcomed the first nun of the Kacchi Kohli tribe, after 70 years of mission among those tribal peoples in Sindh. Here the Dutch Franciscan friars begin their ministry of apostolate among the tribal groups in 1940, under the guidance of Fr. Farman OFM ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/08/18

ASIA/IRAQ - Elections, the Chaldean Patriarch: the Church cannot be "silenced" when it contributes to the common good

Baghdad - The Church does not intervene directly in the field of politics. But it cannot be silenced when it intervenes on crucial issues and emergencies for the life of the people and the Country. This was strongly highlighted by Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako who responded to those who ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/08/18

AFRICA/ZAMBIA - A strong contribution of the Polish Fidei Donum Priests for their 50 years of evangelization

Lusaka - "Inspired by the appeal of Pope Pius XII in his Encyclical Letter 'Fidei donum', twenty Dioceses in Poland, since 1968, have sent to Zambia about one hundred priests, who have contributed significantly towards the planting and growth of the local Church. The Polish Fidei Donum Priests have been ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/07/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Religious leaders: "The violence of May 1, fruit of a Machiavellian plan to divide the Country"

Bangui - The violence that has shocked Bangui in recent days "is the manifestation of a Machiavellian plan set up by some known Countries that call themselves friends, with the complicity of some patriots". This is what a platform of religious leaders for peace on the causes of the "ignoble ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/07/18

AFRICA/ZAMBIA - The commitment of a missionary who gave his life for Christ, the Church and the poor

Kabwe - The Missionaries of Scheut , Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, offer assistance to the victims of HIV and AIDS in Zambia: many of them are orphans, homeless children who do not have access to health care. In 2007, Belgian missionary Fr. Pierre Ruquoy arrived in Zambia. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/07/18

ASIA/MALAYSIA - The Church: elect those who have the well-being of the country at heart

Kuala Lumpur - "Every five years we have the opportunity to democratically elect our leaders and the government, I invite all Catholics to exercise the vote according to a Christian vision and values, it is our moral duty and right, as citizens of our beloved Country, to vote wisely and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/07/18

ASIA/LEBANON - The elections confirm the fragmentation of the political framework. The Lebanese PMS Director: no one will be able to govern alone

Beirut - The official results of the 2018 Lebanese political elections, held yesterday, Sunday 6 May, have not yet been released. But all the anticipations and partial data released by the Lebanese media seem destined to confirm and prolong the fragmentation of the Lebanese political scenario. The rumors seem to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/07/18



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