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ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Uncertain situation after the elections: "Afghans ask for peace, security, work"
Kabul - "Whether it is Ghani or Abdullah, the next president will have to struggle a lot before gaining the ... ...



OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Christmas is the feast of the gift of the Christ Child

Port Moresby - "Christmas is that wonderful time of the year, when we go home and get together with family and friends. It is a moment in which we give thanks to the Lord for the gift of his Son as Savior to the world". This is what Fr. Ambrose ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/24/19

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Israel opens the granting of permits to Christians in Gaza to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Gaza - The coordination unit for the activities of the Israeli government in the Palestinian territories on Sunday 22 December released via Twitter the information that the Israeli authorities are willing to grant Christians residing in the Gaza strip the permits necessary to reach Jerusalem, Bethlehem and other areas of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/24/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Interreligious meeting in view of Christmas

Lahore - Advent and Christian Christmas holidays are a fruitful occasion for interreligious dialogue and exchange in Pakistan: as Agenzia Fides learns, the National Commission on Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism, within the Pakistani Bishops' Conference, in recent days, organized an interreligious meeting in Lahore ahead of Christmas. Religious leaders and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/24/19

AMERICA/HONDURAS - Bishops' appeal against violence and corruption: a truce for Christmas

Tegucigalpa - "To those who want to kill, we ask at least a truce for Christmas": said Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, in a mass celebrated yesterday, December 22, in which he launched a heartfelt appeal to stop the violence in prisons. "Please - Cardinal Maradiaga insisted - on this ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/24/19

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Terrorist violence on Christmas eve: attack in front of the Cathedral

Cotabato - Terrorist violence has bloodied the Southern Philippines on Christmas eve: yesterday, on the evening of December 22, during Sunday Mass, a bomb exploded outside Cotabato Cathedral, a city on the island of Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. 22 people were injured in the explosion. Among them ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/24/19

ASIA/CAMBODIA - A missionary: "Communicating the Gospel and accompanying the population towards a path of fullness"

Phnom Penh - "With a spirit of service, we must communicate the message of salvation of the Gospel and accompany the population towards a path of fullness of life". This is what Father Mario Ghezzi, missionary of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions said in an interview with Agenzia Fides, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/23/19

AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE - White Fathers' appeal:"hunger emergency" after the cyclone

Beira - The population is on the verge of famine and the humanitarian emergency does not cease: this is the alarm launched by the White Fathers, nine months after cyclone Idai hit Mozambique causing serious floods and leaving a trail of destruction. The cyclone killed more than a thousand people ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/23/19

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Christmas, an opportunity to "rekindle hope in a country that suffers"

Caracas - "Christmas is an opportunity to strengthen hope", given the "critical situation that worsens every day in Venezuela": said Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Archbishop emeritus of Caracas, noting that "those who suffer are the poorest".“The situation in Venezuela is worsening, from many points of view. The economy suffers more ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/23/19

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - "Development assistance is a sign of God's love because the Church's mission is evangelization"

Addis Ababa - "The Church should not be identical to the other development agents but rather serve with the spirit of Christ. Its main mission is evangelization", said His Excellency Mgr. Roberto Bergamaschi, Apostolic Vicar of Awasa in his speech at the meeting of pastoral coordinators and directors of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/23/19

ASIA/INDIA - Advent marked by intolerance towards religious minorities

New Delhi - Several episodes of religious intolerance have marked the period of Advent and preparation for Christmas in India. While the nation is shaken by the protest for the adoption of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, which discriminates against the granting of the right of citizenship, denying it to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/23/19

AFRICA/NIGER - "Threats against Christians in the area of Bomoanga and targeted killings for others", reports a missionary

Niamey - How are things in Bomoanga' "Bad. Things get worse". "As Christmas approaches, the question is obvious, but the response of the community animator is not", reports to Agenzia Fides Fr. Mauro Armanino, of the African Mission Societies from Niamey. Bomoanga is the village where Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, also ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/20/19

EUROPE/GERMANY - The Star Singers' Campaign 2020 begins: "Bring blessing, be blessing. Peace! In Lebanon and throughout the world"

Aachen - "Bring blessing, be blessing. Peace! In Lebanon and around the world", is the motto of the next 2020 Star Singers campaign that has chosen Lebanon as its symbol country this year. The campaign will be inaugurated at a national level on Saturday 28 December in Osnabrück.Dressed in their ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/20/19

ASIA/BANGLADESH - A new Catholic hospital wins patients' hearts  

Dhaka - A new Catholic hospital has opened its doors in Dhaka, offering quality health care and services: we are talking about the St. John Vianney Hospital, recently built in the archdiocese of Dhaka and inaugurated in a ceremony held in November in the presence of Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/19/19

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - First meeting of Bishops with the new President: food crisis, drug addiction and prisons

Buenos Aires - The urgent social needs that the country presents, in particular "the serious food situation, the growing demand for drugs by young people and the serious situation of prisons" were the subject of the first official meeting of the Executive Commission of the Argentine Episcopal Conference with the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/19/19

AMERICA/CHILE - Catholic organizations dealing with migrants give life to the Chilean section of Red Clamor

Santiago - "We meet today, December 18, the day in which the United Nations Organization called for the International Day of Migrants. We chose this date because, with this act and the signing of this agreement, we want to be in communion with the thousands of organizations - many of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/19/19

ASIA/SYRIA - Bishop of Aleppo: communities weakened by the selfishness of individuals. At Christmas may the light of Christ give us unity

Aleppo - Baby Jesus came into the world in a historical moment torn by violence, deprivation and suffering, similar to those that today afflict Syrians and other peoples of the Middle East. The light of his hope has lit up in the darkness, and can illuminate even today the real ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/19/19

AFRICA/CAMERUN - “Non cadiamo nella trappola del tribalismo” avvertono i Vescovi

AFRICA/CAMEROON - "Let us not fall into the trap of tribalism" warn the BishopsYaoundé - "It is worth noting that, during and after the last presidential elections, wewitnessed a growing and highly worrying deterioration of the social climate", say the Bishops of Cameroon in the Pastoral Letter bearing the date ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/19/19

AFRICA/BURUNDI - Appointment of the Bishop of Ngozi

Vatican City - On December 17th the Holy Father appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Ngozi , His Exc. Mgr. Georges Bizimana, currently Coadjutor Bishop of Bubanza. Read More ...
Posted on: 12/18/19

AMERICA/MEXICO - For many, migration has become the only option to save one's life

Madrid - "New faces, very dynamic. Migration processes in Mexico" is the title of the report presented in Madrid on the occasion of the International Day of Migrants, which is celebrated today by Entreculturas, a Spanish Jesuit NGO for cooperation and development. The data was collected by the Organizations Documentation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/18/19

AFRICA/GUINEA BISSAU - An ecumenical and inter-religious prayer for peace unites Christians and Muslims

Bissau - "We are all Guineans and we are one people; who has one God the Creator of all". This was the focus of the ecumenical and inter-religious prayer for peace and for the good progress of the electoral process of the second round of presidential elections, on Sunday 29 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/18/19



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