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AMERICA/MEXICO - San Felipe de Jesús Foundation pulls children away from streets, mafia and exploiters

Mexico City – Street children are "invisible: no one sees them", says Rev Francisco Crisanto, diocesan priest and director of the Foundation “Fondazione San Felipe de Jesús” FSFJ, which years ago reorganised and “Hogares Providencia” activity started by Spanish Scolopian priest Fr. Chinchachoma. "To render them visible was his great ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/07/18

ASIA/CHINA - Advent young people principal actors

Xi An –Young members of the local Seraphim Movement were the principal actors on the solemnity of Christ the King and continue mission work through Advent in Christ the King parish in the archdiocese of Xi An . Mons. Antonio Dang MingYan thanked the faithful for their activity in particular ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/07/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Alindao Massacre; Cardinal Nzapalainga calls for an international inquiry

Bangui -“We ask for an international enquiry into the massacre in Alindao” said Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, archbishop Bangui, who went to the town in south-east of Central Africa where on 15 November ex Seleka rebels of the UPS under general Ali Darassa killed at least 60 persons most of them ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/07/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - “In the name of God stop extrajudicial homicide”: bishop's message for Advent

Manila - “Extrajudicial homicide is always wrong even when it means killing a criminal. This is our desperate plea at this time of Advent and Christmas: for the love of God, stop these murders! Let healing begin|” this appeal to Fides comes from Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, head of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/18

AFRICA - Missionaries at the service of the poorest and most rejected people carrying the good news of the Gospel

Kara – “In the remote parts of our villages and cities in Africa we carry forward the cause of the Gospel, putting ourselves at the service of the poor and the marginalised”: Fides was told by Ivorian priest Donald Zagore a missionary of the Society of African Missions . Founded ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/18

AFRICA/KENYA - “We must not lose our moral values if we are to live in a healthy society ” warn the Bishops

Nairobi – A society cannot be united if it loses its moral values. We learn from the Bible that Sodom and Gomorrah became a symbol of a decadent society, whose moral fabric was systematically eroded” the Bishops of Kenya write in a statement issued at the end of their plenary ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/18

ASIA/IRAQ -Christian woman candidate for Ministry of Refugees boycotted by Christian MPs

Baghdad – There is also the name of MS Hana Emmanuel Gorgis among the names that Iraqi Premier Adel Abdul Mahdi wishes to add to the list of ministers in the government in Iraq, still not complete although seven months have passed since the elections . Hana Emmanuel, for Adel ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Priest attacked in the cathedral with sulfuric acid

Managua – Yesterday 5 December in the afternoon, rev Mario Guevara, aged 59 vicar of Managua Cathedral, suffered a sulfuric acid attack when a 24 year old woman threw the acid on the priest’s face and body while he was in the cathedral hearing confessions. A report of the incident ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Year of the Laity closes and lay mission in the society and civil participation begins.

Brasilia - The Year of the Laity "has been a time of grace dedicated to reflection on the mission of lay Catholics not only among and with the laity but together with the whole Church ", and it will continue with more capillary and in depth formation , to help ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/18

AFRICA/CENTRAFRICA - The murderers of Alindao attack another camp run by the local Church

Bangui – Another displaced persons camp run by the local Church in Ippy south east Central African Republic, was attacked yesterday 4 December by men of the UPC led by Ali Darassa, the same group responsible for the massacre perpetrated on 15 November in Alindao, which left 60 people dead, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/05/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Congress of missionary communicators: all round evangelisation must use the media

Aparecida – An intervention by the Archbishop of Aparecida, Mons. Orlando Brandes, opened in Brazil the first Congress of missionary communicators with the slogan “Evangelizing on the new Media frontiers ”.The event is involving priests, religious and laity from all over Brazil and missionaries with experience in other countries in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/05/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Silsilah Message for Advent: “Bearing witness to the faith in a spirit of dialogue”

Zamboanga – The season of Advent is a path of preparation for Christmas: a good time to reflect on the mission of Christians called to share their faith in a spirit of dialogue also with followers of other religions. This happens as preparations start in view of celebrations to mark ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/05/18

AFRICA/MALAWI - PMS meeting in view of preparations for Extraordinary Missionary Month in October 2019

Lilongwe - “As Directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies you bear the burden of convincing priests, religious and laity in your local Churches to cooperate with the different mission activities promoted every year by the PMS. This requires catechesis theological, spiritual and pastoral on the Church’s missionary nature” said Fr. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/05/18

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - In Advent the local Church gives new impulse to campaign to abolish death penalty

Seoul – The Catholic Church in South Korea is giving new impulse during the period of Advent to the campaign to abolish the death penalty in the country. Fides heard from the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Bishops of S. Korea that it has called on all the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/05/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - Copt Patriarch praises Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman and announces a visit to Arabia

Cairo – Saudi Arabia is an essential “pillar” of the Muslim Arab world and the recent meetings by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud at all levels are much appreciated because they reveal a modern vision and kindle ‘great hopes’ for the future of that country and the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/05/18

AFRICA/NIGER - Bishop of Niamey: “Fr Maccalli is alive and well”; we continue to pray for his release

Niamey – “The Bishop of the diocese of Niamey, Mons. Djalwana Laurent Lompo, affirms that Fr. Pier Luigi Maccali, SMA missionary kidnapped on 17 September is alive and well. For security reasons he could not reveal the elements on which the news is based, but he asked us to believe ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/04/18

ASIA/TURKEY - Mission in Turkey, among Iraqi refugees, discovering the Gospel

Rome - "When the Church opens for the good of others she flourishes, when she closes she dries up. The Church lives only when she goes out of herself, as the words of the Pope teach us ". Brother Jihad Youssef, a monk of Deir Mar Musa - monastic community ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/04/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The Church in Pakistan founded on the Eucharist

Lahore - "We are called to break ourselves like bread for others, imitating Christ in the Eucharist. The Year of the Eucharist has strengthened our faith and we will gather the fruits in the years to come, when our faithful share testimony of the miracles which have happened in their ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/04/18

AFRICA/CONGO - “May our priests accompany our youth on their path”, urge the Bishops following plenary assembly

AFRICA/CONGO - “May our priests accompany our youth on their path”, urge the Bishops following plenary assembly Brazzaville - “Congolese youth and Christian identity ”, was the theme of the 47th Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Congo held 26 November to 2 December at the Inter-diocesan Centre ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/04/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Alindao Massacre: “At least 60 killed but who knows how many more lie dead in the undergrowth” says Cardinal Nzapalainga

Bangui - “At least 60 dead. But in the undergrowth how many more may have been killed'” asked Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui, after visiting Alindao in the Central African Republic where on 15 November guerrilla fighters of the UPC assaulted a displaced persons camp adjacent to the Cathedral. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/04/18



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