AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Peace process continues: the measure for amnesty approved

Bogota - The Colombian parliament approved yesterday, Wednesday, 28 December, a bill for the amnesty of the FARC members .This is not however a general amnesty, since the amnesty is applied only to a part of FARC and even some military members. According to a statement from the Ministry of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/INDIA - New Jesuit university in New Town

Calcutta – The West Bengal Assembly has recently approved a 2016 draft law of the Saint Xavier University of Calcutta, thus paving the way for the creation of a new university in New Town, Rajarhat, to meet the growing demand for valid facilities for the state secondary education. According to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/INDONESIA - Resignation of the Bishop of Purwokerto

Vatican City - On 29 December 2016, the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Purwokerto, Indonesia, presented by His Exc. Mgr. Julianus Kemo Sunarko, S.I. Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

VATICAN - PASTORAL CARE WORKERS KILLED IN 2016

Vatican City - In the year 2016, 28 Catholic pastoral care workers were killed worldwide. For the eighth consecutive year, the place most affected, with an extremely elevated number of pastoral care workers killed is AMERICA, 9 in 2016, more than double the number compared to 2015.According to information gathered ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christmas festivities and education for the children of the Christian couple burned alive for blasphemy

Lahore - The Pakistani Christian couple Shama and Shahzad Masih, beaten and burned to death for alleged blasphemy in November 2014, have three children Suleiman, Sonia and Poonam who celebrated the Christmas festivities peacefully, thanks to the volunteers of the "Cecil Chaudhry & Iris Foundation", led by the Catholic Michelle ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/IRAQ - The civil authorities: Christians, return to Basra

Basra - The celebrations for the beginning of the new year 2017 gave civil authorities of the province of Basra this opportunity to spread many messages and signals of attention towards Christians. In particular, the president of the provincial Council in Basra, Khalaf Abdul al Samad during his visit to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/INDIA - Donating organs is a service to God and humanity

Bombay - The 77-year old Bishop Agnelo Gracias, auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, has decided to donate his organs after death. This trend has grown tremendously in the Christian community: an increasing number of priests, religious and faithful are willing to donate their organs in the event of brain death. "I ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/SYRIA - In Aleppo, the Heads of Christian Churches pray together for peace

Aleppo - In Aleppo, at the beginning of the new year, on the occasion of World Day for Peace, Patriarch Mar Ignatios Aphrem II, Primate of the Syrian Orthodox Church, presided over the prayer for peace in Syria at the Syriac Orthodox cathedral dedicated to St. Ephrem. The common prayer, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Land-grabbing and assault on Pakistani Christians in Sindh

Hyderabad - For Christians in Pakistan the new year opens with a painful issue: mafia organizations in cahoots with the police in Sukkur, in the district of Hyderabad planned an attack against Christian inhabitants in Sukkur, trying to drive them out from their properties: houses and land.Christians are victims of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Further negotiations are needed to put into practice the agreement on December 31

Kinshasa - The agreement reached on December 31 between the majority and opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo need other agreements in order to be applied. Local observers are convinced of this and even the signatories of the agreement that provides for the maintenance in power of President Joseph ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - A Christian arrested for alleged blasphemy

Lahore - Babu Shahbaz, a Christian from the village of Kamahan, near Lahore, was arrested by the police for alleged blasphemy. As Fides learns, on December 30 a formal complaint was filed to the police against Babu Shahbaz, under Article 295 b of the Penal Code of Pakistan. The complaint ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

AFRICA/CONGO - Environment: Bishops denounce deforestation and pollution of rivers

Brazzaville - Forests disappear little by little due to the over-exploitation of timber and reforestation policy throughout the national territory", denounce the Bishops of the Republic of Congo in their Christmas message for the new year."Ours is a Country blessed by God", the Bishops said in the message sent to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/INDIA - The Sisters of Loreto: 175 years on mission in South Asia

Calcutta - The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary , which brings together the religious better known as "Sisters of Loreto", celebrates 175 years of missionary presence in South Asia. "With immense gratitude to God we celebrate the arrival in India of the first sisters, who 175 years ago brought ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

AFRICA/BURUNDI - President Nkurunziza: "I may stand for re-election in 2020"

Bujumbura - Towards a fourth term of President Pierre Nkurunziza' This is what the same Head of State of Burundi hinted and also stressed the possibility of amending the Constitution to obtain a fourth term in 2020." I have promised not to stand for re-election in 2020, in accordance with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

AFRICA/KENYA - Controversy on the use of the manual voting system instead of the electronic system

Nairobi - Kenya is waiting for the decision of the Senate Legal Affairs Committee to confirm or not the amendment voted by Parliament on December 22. The Bill provides for use of a manual backup in identification of voters and transmission of election results in the event the electronic system ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - A missionary: "A death sentence every day"

Manila - "There are over 6,000 deaths, suspected marijuana drug dealers or other drugs, and 1,000 people killed, only on the basis of a suspect, in the last month. For some it may be a great success: it is a death sentence de facto, without the need for a law ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/17

Acquisti online, i consigli per comprare i regali di Natale in modo sicuro

Con l'arrivo delle festività natalizie sono molte le persone che fanno degli acquisti online andando incontro diverse volte a frodi e truffe da parte dei venditori.La polizia postale e delle Comunicazioni insieme a Subito, leader in Italia per vendere e comprare, ha realizzato un tutorial per prevenire possibili raggiri in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/16

Irina Shayk e la foto inquietante su Instagram

La bellissima modella Irina Shayk ha confermato soltanto qualche giorno fa di aspettare un figlio da Bradley Cooper, ma nelle ultime ore i social netowrk si sono scatenati per una foto pubblicata su Instagram.La top model più ricercata al mondo non è nuova al gossip, ma questa volta lo scatto ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/16

La carenza di vitamina D in gravidanza può causare l'autismo

Il Brain Institute dell'University of Queensland insieme all'Erasmus Medical Centre in Olanda ha individuato un legame tra la carenza della vitamina D in gravidanza e nei primi anni di vita del bambino e l'autismo.Come riporta Huffington Post per livello basso di vitamina D si intende un tasso inferiore ai 24 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/16

L'indiscrezione sulla Parodi: Lascerà Vita in diretta

Probabile addio all'orizzonte. Cristina Parodi potrebbe lasciare a sorpresa La vita in diretta. A quanto pare la conduttrice avrebbe nuovi impegni televisivi e di fatto potrebbe lasciare il programma pomeridiano. Per la Parodi potrebbe esserci un nuovo programma sempre in Rai oppure Domenica In.A parlare del cambio di porgramma per ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/16


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