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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/BRAZIL - Juvencio Piratapuia: "school is the place where to spread the sense of community in the Amazon communities"

São Gabriel da Cachoeira - Education is one of the great challenges in the indigenous communities of the Amazon region. Juvencio Piratapuia is a professor in the community of Tabocal dos Pereira, municipality of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, in the Brazilian Amazon.As reported to Agenzia Fides, life in these communities ... Read More ...
Posted on: 08/02/18

ASIA/TURKEY - US sanctions against two Turkish ministries for the "Brunson case"

Ankara - The US Treasury Department will implement "targeted" sanctions against two senior Turkish ministries, that of Justice - led by Abdulhamit Gul - and that of Interior - led by Minister Suleyman Soylu - as a form of retaliation for the detention of American evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 08/02/18

AFRICA/RWANDA - A government directive has decided to close eight thousand churches in the last seven months

Kigali - Following a government directive, eight thousand churches have been closed in the last seven months. The decision to reduce the number of places of worship in the country, both Christian and Muslim, provides for the closure of churches that do not have sufficient hygiene and safety requirements to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 08/01/18

ASIA/LEBANON - The cave monastery of Saint Marone re-opens for liturgies and pilgrimages

Baalbek - The cave monastery of Saint Marone, a place dear to the historical and spiritual memory of the Maronite Christians, re-opens to liturgical celebrations, devotional practices and pilgrimages, after centuries of neglect. On Tuesday, August 31, the day of the "Saint Marone student festival", a Eucharistic liturgy was held ... Read More ...
Posted on: 08/01/18

AMERICA/PERU - Amazon: over 150 peoples in voluntary isolation risk extinction

Puerto Maldonado - "The existence of these groups is frequently denied or made invisible, which in many cases facilitates the authorization of economic activities that directly affect their territories". "Despite the international regulatory framework that protects their rights, we verify that these rules are systematically ignored by the States". This ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/31/18

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - The phenomenon of microbes: baby-gangs that face each other with machetes

Abidjan - For almost a decade, the Ivory Coast has been going through a profound socio-political crisis that is affecting the country at its deepest roots. One of the most tangible signs of this crisis remains the rise of the 'microbes' phenomenon."It is mostly children under the age of 18, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/31/18

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean patriarch to politicians: a "strong coalition government" to remove weapons from sectarian militias is needed

Baghdad - The disastrous situation that Iraq is facing makes the formation of a "strong coalition government" urgent, before "it is too late". And the future rulers will have to immediately face the emergence of armed groups organized on an ethnic-religious sectarian basis that still dictate law in large areas ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/31/18

ASIA/TAIWAN - The Camillians in Lotung to "look after and evangelize"

Lotung - In 1952, when the Camillians who worked in China since 1946 were expelled, a group of them decided to head for Thailand, another group to Taiwan. Already in China they had adopted this motto to distinguish their work: "Look after and Evangelize". Moving to Taiwan, they wanted to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/31/18

EUROPE/SWITZERLAND - To prevent and end human trafficking: World Day against human trafficking

Geneva – Human trafficking is a tragic form of contemporary slavery, which constitutes a crime and a serious threat to human dignity and physical integrity. On the occasion of World Day against this phenomenon, which is celebrated today, 30 July, among the initiatives undertaken there are those of the European ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/31/18

AFRICA/UGANDA - The Bishops celebrate the Church-Family of God in Africa

Kampala - On Sunday, July 29, 2018, the official launch of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar was held in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Kampala, celebrations which are expected to climax next year on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/31/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius, Abbot of the Monastery of San Macario, murdered

Cairo - There are doubts and uncertainties about the circumstances of the murder of Coptic Orthodox bishop Epiphanius, Abbot of Saint Macarius the Great monastery , who was found lifeless inside the monastery at dawn on Sunday 29 July. This was confirmed by an official note released on Sunday evening ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/31/18

AFRICA/NIGER - "God as guarantor of the future": Democracy Day in Niger

Niamey - "Our democracy is celebrated on Sunday 29th July. In our own little way it is already something", says to Fides Fr. Mauro Armanino, missionary of the Society of African Missions, on the occasion of Democracy Day in Niger."Declared 20 years after the celebration of the Sovereign National Conference, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/28/18

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - To be contemplative in action: World Assembly of Christian Life Communities

Buenos Aires - From Sunday 22nd to Tuesday 31st July, representatives of 70 countries are gathered in Buenos Aires for the World Assembly of Christian Life Communities - CVX.Pope Francis, in a message sent to the President of the World Executive Council of CVX, Mauricio López, invited everyone to unite ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/28/18

ASIA/TURKEY - Pastor Brunson moved to house arrest. But on his case the US-Turkey clash reignites

Izmir - US evangelical Christian pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, arrested and tried in Turkey for alleged complicity with forces accused of terrorist acts and anti-Turkish subversive plots , was moved from jail to house arrest in Izmir on Wednesday 25 July, under conditional freedom, waiting to hear the verdict of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/28/18

AFRICA/GHANA - The project of the Bishop of Wa continues: also a talk show to educate on mental health

Wa - They go to look for the mentally disabled on the street and give them food, clean clothes and proper care. This is the project that Mgr. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Bishop of Wa, in Ghana, launched in 2016 in favor of those suffering from psychiatric disorders. A project that ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/URUGUAY - Towards the cause of canonization: Salvador García Pintos: a politician, doctor and father

Montevideo - The cause of canonization of Dr. Salvador García Pintos officially began on 25 July in Montevideo. He was a doctor, politician, professor, journalist, director of Catholic civil society institutions, married and father of seven children. Born in Montevideo in 1871, he died in La Floresta in 1956. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Letter from the Bishops to the President: tell us in writing if you want us to continue mediation

Managua - The Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua have decided to ask, in writing, the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, if he wishes the Bishops to still be mediators and witnesses of the National Dialogue: this was confirmed to a source of Fides by Mgr. Carlos Herrera, Bishop ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ASIA/KOREA - The support of the Korean Church to the victims of the dam collapse in Laos

Seoul - Following the sudden collapse of dam in southernmost Attapeu province in Laos, Cardinal Andrew Soo-jung YEOM, Archbishop of Seoul, sent a message of condolence to the victims of the tragic disaster and supported $50,000 emergency relief funds. In the message, sent to Agenzia Fides, Cardinal Yeom expresses "deep ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Another priest murdered in Medellín

Medellin – On Wednesday 25, Fr. John Fredy Garcia Jaramillo, 50, was found dead in his home in the neighborhood of Bethlehem Los Almendros, in the south-west part of Medellin. According to the news sent to Agenzia Fides the police believe that his death is the result of a robbery ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Thanks to Caritas, the families of Paquemás return to their seized lands

Turbo - In a short documentary the Colombian Caritas reports the story of the displaced people of Paquemás, refugees of the internal armed conflict, who after 21 years are returning to their lands thanks to the Church's support. "Los reclamantes de tierras de Paquemás, 21 años logrando el retorno digno" ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/26/18



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