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AMERICA/PANAMA - The Pope: "The Lord and His mission are not something temporary, they are not only a World Day of Youth: they are our life!"

Panama - Pope Francis celebrated the closing Mass for the 34th World Youth Day in Panama City’s Metro Park on Sunday morning January 27. The theme for WYD was: "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word".To the approximately 700,000 youth ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/28/19

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Terrorist attack on the cathedral in Jolo: the Church condemns violence and calls for justice

Jolo - Firm condemnation of violence, solidarity with the victims, proximity to the population of the South of the Philippines: this is what the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines expressed, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack which, with two explosions, struck the faithful gathered in the Cathedral on the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/28/19

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Christians united for truth and justice, to overcome the climate of sociopolitical tensions

Kinshasa - Christian unity is necessary and precious in order to overcome the climate of sociopolitical tensions in the country and to contribute to the unity and the good of the whole nation: with this spirit Christians in the Democratic Republic of Congo lived the Week of Prayer for Christian ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/28/19

ASIA/SYRIA - Cardinal Zenari: Christians represent only 2% of the Syrian population

Budapest - After the conflict that tore Syria apart for 7 years, the Christian component of the Syrian population probably has fallen to around 2 percent. And the Christian presence in the Middle East runs the risk of becoming extinct not so much because churches are destroyed, but because men ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/28/19

AMERICA/PANAMA - Young Afro-discendents at WYD: resource for change

Panama - "Starting from this World Youth Day , no poor, no 'child' can be forbidden to dream". With these words, referring to the small size and the little geopolitical importance of Panama, located in one of the "outskirts of the world", Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa, concluded the opening Mass ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - No WYD for young Pakistanis, blocked in their homeland by the Immigration Office

Lahore - The Department for Immigration Office at Allama Iqbal airport in Lahore stopped young Catholics who, on 23rd and 24th January, were about to embark to participate in World Youth Day, underway in Panama. As Agenzia Fides learns, the Pakistani Catholic delegation was blocked and 14 young people, provided ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - "To sell one’s vote is to sell one’s conscience" warn the Bishops in view of the February elections

Abuja - "To sell one’s vote is to sell one’s conscience. As good citizens, we must avoid actions that will reduce the credibility of the elections", says a statement by the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, at the end of their assembly.On February 16, general elections will be ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Mikhael Abdo Abdo, OCD

Vatican City - On 22 November 2018, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed Fr. Mikhael Abdo Abdo, of the Discalced Carmelites, OCD, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Holy Land for another five years . Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

AFRICA - World Leprosy Day: the light of the Gospel makes the stigmatization of the sick decrease

Kara - "In Africa, even if leprosy is still prevalent in some countries such as Madagascar, Nigeria, DR Congo, South Sudan, Burkina Faso, the problems of stigmatization and exclusion are decreasing": says to Agenzia Fides Father Donald Zagore, SMA missionary in Togo, on the occasion of the 66th World Leprosy ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

ASIA/INDONESIA - The Christian Ahok set free, "but his figure polarizes public opinion"

Jakarta - "After the release, it is likely that Ahok will go abroad for a few months, at least until after the general elections in April. It is a careful move, because his figure is still much discussed and capable of polarizing people. This would not help the current election ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

ASIA/IRAQ - Patriarch Sako calls for a vital "new birth" for Mosul, where Christian homes have become landfills

Mosul - The Iraqi metropolis of Mosul struggles to return to the situation prior to the jihadist occupation, and the difficulties particularly affect the Christian component. The hoped-for return of the Christians who had left the city in the years of jihadist dominion continues at a pace that is anything ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

AFRICA/KENYA - Medical mission to prevent the blindness of children

Wodanga - In Kenya, out of a population of 39 million, over 300 thousand are blind or severely visually impaired due to preventable and treatable diseases. Too many children remain blind just because their parents are poor to pay for medical care. "When a child is born with a cataract, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

AFRICA/SENEGAL - Upcoming presidential elections, the Bishops call for calm

Dakar - "We invite all to calm and serenity towards the problems posed by the upcoming elections" say the Bishops of Senegal in a message that was presented to the press by His Exc. Mgr. Benjamin Ndiaye, Archbishop of Dakar, one month before the presidential elections to be held on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

ASIA/INDIA - Vandalistic acts carried out by young Hindu extremists in a Catholic school

Kolhapur - Young activists of the "Yuva Sena" group, the youth wing of the Hindu nationalist organization "Shiv Sena", have committed vandalism in the office of the Holy Cross High School, a Catholic institute for girls in the city of Kolhapur, in the south of the state of Maharashtra. According ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - High social tension, the faithful locked up in the Cathedral in Maturin

Caracas - In Maturin, about 700 people are still locked inside the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Cathedral, for fear of violent actions against the demonstrators. Maturín is a city in the eastern part of Venezuela, capital of the state of Monagas, considered the oil capital of eastern Venezuela. Precisely in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/19

ASIA/INDIA - Christians accused of "forced conversions": the government of Madhya Pradesh backtracks

Bhopal - Kamal Nath, Prime Minister of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, a big state in central India, has assured Christian leaders that he will cancel the accusations of alleged "fraudulent conversions" initiated against Christians in the state. As Agenzia Fides learns, the government of Madhya Pradesh, led by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/19

ASIA/IRAQ - Ayatollah al Sistani recommends the UN to investigate the jihadist violence suffered by Christians in Mosul

Najaf - Ayatollah Ali al Sistani reiterated the urgent need to investigate the violence and crimes committed by the jihadist militias of the Islamic State even to the detriment of local Christian communities, in the period in which they occupied large areas in northern Iraq. The Islamic leader - said ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/24/19

ASIA/LEBANON - "They only ask for justice". Churches of the Middle East pray for the unity and future of Christians

Beirut - "Who takes advantage if this region is emptied of Christians, who helped create it'" This was the question posed by Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, in his speech on Tuesday, January 22 at beginning of the meeting of the executive committee of the Council ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The Supreme Court restores the registration and the civil value of Christian marriages

Islamabad - The Supreme Court of Pakistan has restored the value and the civil effects of Christian marriage. The Court ordered the "National Database and Registration Authority" of Pakistan and the Punjab government to reactivate the official registration of marriages celebrated in churches by Christian citizens.The decision was welcomed by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/19

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - The Bishops "It is urgent to listen to the popular cry of change"

Caracas - "January 23, 1958 is a historical date for all Venezuelans, an inspiring sign of the triumph of social rationality in the face of the abuse of power, of the unity of the weak people before the dismantling of a regime of abuse, corruption and repression that hid all ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/19



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