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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/PHILIPPINES - Tentorio’s murder, the missionaries: "We hope the truth will come to light"

Manila - "We are still in a preliminary phase, it is already the third time that the results of an investigation into the murder of Father Fausto Tentorio are presented, but in the past they were not enough to indict the defendants. Now let us wait and see: our hope ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

AMERICA/PUERTO RICO - Redemptorists write to Trump: "His words on poor Countries are disparaging"

San Juan - "We turn to you, Mr. President, for the purpose of commenting on the negative impact of your disparaging words on Thursday 11 January 2018 in the presence of some members of the EUA Congress describing Haiti, El Salvador and the poor countries of Africa as "Shithole countries". ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Violent repression of demonstrations: at least 6 dead, a dozen priests kidnapped

Kinshasa - At least 10 priests and two nuns were kidnapped by the police in the clashes which occurred yesterday, Sunday, January 21, in several cities of the Democratic Republic of Congo, due to the violent repression of a new protest initiative promoted by Catholic laity."We are aware of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

ASIA/INDIA - Church leaders withdraw their complaint against Hindu extremists

New Delhi - Church leaders in Madhya Pradesh, central India, have withdrawn a legal appeal filed in recent days at Madhya Pradesh High Court against a group of radical Hindu groups who had tried to enter the Catholic college of St. Mary to carry out Hindu rituals .Christians in Madhya ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

AFRICA/KENYA - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio

Vatican City - On November 16, 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, of the diocesan clergy of Kakamega, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Kenya for a five-year term .The new National Director was born on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/18

AMERICA/PERU - The Bishops’ spokesman: "Pope Francis enhanced local religious traditions"

Lima - An invitation to return to their cultural and family roots and to live faith with joy, as "grateful servants": this is, in short, the message that Pope Francis left to Peru. This is what Jesuit, Fr. Victor Hugo Mirando, spokesperson of the Episcopal Conference of Peru, says in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/18

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Christians are discriminated against in society but play a valuable role

Dhaka - Christians in Bangladesh, a small minority in a country with a Muslim majority, often face discrimination: says to Agenzia Fides Catholic priest Fr. David Bipul Das, of the Church of Our Lady of Guidance in the diocese of Barisal. "Christians live among Muslim neighbors in many parts of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/18

ASIA/ISRAEL - Catholic Bishops to Israeli authorities: expulsion exposes Eritrean and Sudanese refugees to dangers and wars

Jerusalem - The Israeli authorities are imposing on Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to choose between prison or exodus in other Countries, and this political choice risks exposing "so many lives to danger and an uncertain future". This was stated by the Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/18

AFRICA/KENYA - The proto-Cathedral of Marsabit attacked

Nairobi - The proto-Cathedral of Our Lady of Consolata in Marsabit, a Catholic church in northern Kenya, on the border with Ethiopia, was sacked during violent demonstrations for the arrest of a Muslim preacher. The looting dates back to Saturday, January 13, when the special police team arrested Sheikh Guyo ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Yet another Christian victim among sewer laborers

Karachi – A Christian, Shehzad Mansha Masih was a resident in Korangi, Karachi. Like so many Pakistani Christians, he worked for the sewage line but was not provided any security measure for his safety as usual. During the cleaning of a well some toxic gas filled the line therefore Shehzad ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/18

AMERICA/PERU - The Pope's embrace to the flood victims of the Niño Costero

Trujillo - "You had to face the brunt of ‘El Niño costero,’ whose painful consequences are still present in so many families, especially those who are not yet able to rebuild their homes. This is also why I wanted to be here and to pray with you". This is what ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/18

AMERICA/PERU - The Pope in Peruvian Amazon: perverse policies that defend nature forgetting man

Puerto Maldonado - The indigenous Amazonian peoples have probably never been so threatened on their own lands as they are at present". The Amazon is a territory that is being disputed on many fronts. On the one hand, "pressure being exerted by great business interests seeking petroleum, gas, lumber, and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/20/18

AMERICA/PERU - The Pope in Lima: corruption is the "social scourge" that devastates the Latin American continent

Lima - Corruption is the "social virus" that infects Latin American peoples and democracies. It spreads as "a form of environmental degradation that increasingly contaminates the whole system of life". And all "what can be done to fight against this social scourge deserves the maximum consideration and support", said the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/20/18

AMERICA/PERU - "We hope that at least the Holy Father’s voice will be heard" hoping for repercussions in the political sphere after the Pope's visit to Peru

Puno - "The presence and the voice of the Pope are a consolation for all of us, and we fully agree when he says that the cry of the poor is the cry of Pachamama, Mother Earth. We Andeans think that the earth is a living being, that takes care ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/20/18

AMERICA/PERU - With Pope Francis' visit, the preparation of the Synod for the Amazon begins

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis has made history: "The Pope had had close encounters with indigenous cultural identities, especially in his meetings with popular movements and in some of his travels", says to Agenzia Fides Mauricio López, Executive Secretary of the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network . "But the meeting with about ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/20/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - A living Church that strives to be an element of national union

Rome - "The percentage of Catholics in the south of Cameroon is very high. There is a large number of well-organized parishes with good facilities. I saw brand new churches and others under construction. The south has a number of priests superior to its needs while in the north these ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/20/18

AMERICA/PERU - From the Peruvian martyrs new impulse to mission

Chimbote – On 9 August 1991 Fr. Michal Tomaszek and Fr. Zbigniew Strzalkowski, two young Polish conventual friars from Krakow, who had lived in the Peruvian Andes for a couple of years, bringing the Gospel to the people of Pariacoto, were kidnapped by a commando of about twenty guerrillas of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/20/18

AMERICA/CHILE - The Pope in Iquique: there is no Christian joy when when doors are closed to others

Iquique - Openness towards immigrants and foreigners is a sign that Christ is working in our hearts, bringing to fulfillment his "miracle". On the contrary, "we know there is no Christian joy when doors are closed; there is no Christian joy when others are made to feel unwanted, when there ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/18

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Cardinal Hummes: "A model of development for the Amazon starting from the Gospel"

"The model of development that is being applied in the Amazon by governments, large public companies and private initiatives is damaging and devastating for the environment and for the indigenous peoples. The Church can and must participate in the debate on these issues, starting from the Gospel": this is what ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/18

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - The Bishops on the murder of Oscar Pérez: "horrible massacre with extrajudicial executions"

Caracas - The Episcopal Conference of Venezuela defined the police operation, on Monday 15 January, as a "massacre", during which 9 people were killed, including former police officer Oscar Pérez, who had rebelled against the government of Nicolás Maduro. CEV sent to Fides a public declaration in which it "denounces ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/18



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