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EUROPE/FRANCE - The diocesan phase of the cause of beatification of Don Hamel concludes

Rouen - Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen presided over the final session of the diocesan inquiry into the life and martyrdom of Fr. Jacques Hamel. Fr. Hamel was killed July 26, 2016, when two men stormed a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen while he celebrated Mass, the attackers slit Fr. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/12/19

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Ethiopian plane crash: among the victims also a missionary, a nun and 4 lay operators of the Catholic Relief Services

Addis Ababa - 157 people were killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, 10 March, which include a priest, a religious sister, and four staff members with Catholic Relief Services .According to reports sent to Fides, Father George Kageche Mukua CMM, a member of the Congregation of Mariannhill ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/12/19

AFRICA/ZAMBIA - The churches of Zambia against the suspension of the broadcasting license of Prime Television

Lusaka - "It is hypocritical to allow the suspension of a broadcasting license of a private media house when government-owned and controlled media outlets have miserably been unprofessional and unethical", says a strongly-worded joint statement from three Zambian church bodies, the Council of Churches in Zambia, the Evangelical Fellowship of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/12/19

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Apostolic Nuncio visits political prisoners and listens to their concerns and hopes

Managua - The Apostolic Nuncio in Nicaragua, Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, accompanied by Mgr. Andrea Piccioni, secretary of the Nunciature, visited the Women's Penitentiary and the Jorge Navarro National Penitentiary, better known as "La Modelo", on March 11 to meet with political prisoners. The Nunciature published a statement, sent to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/12/19

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - The Jesuits: a transitional government should prepare free and transparent elections

Lima - The role of the different Venezuelan social and political actors, the position of the Countries and the transnational blocs that affect the crisis and the contribution of the Society of Jesus were the questions on which the Latin American Seminar “Research of alternative policies to the Venezuelan crisis” ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/12/19

ASIA/LEBANON - Young Christians and Muslims will celebrate the Marian feast of the Annunciation together

Beirut - About 1600 boys and girls from over 40 countries will take part in the World Ecumenical Youth Meeting, scheduled in Beirut from 22 to 26 March. The ecumenical meeting is organized and sponsored by the Churches of Lebanon, the Council of Middle Eastern Churches and the Community of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/12/19

ASIA/INDIA - Justice for the outcasts: Christians and Muslims demonstrate

New Delhi - Thousands of Christians and Muslims gathered for the great demonstration of national protest announced today, March 12, in New Delhi, to demand an end to discrimination and legitimate rights for Dalits and outcasts. As reported to Agenzia Fides by Mary John, president of the National Council of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/12/19

AFRICA/NIGER - Lent in prayer for Father Maccalli, six months after his abduction

Niamey - "The more time passes, the more we must resist the temptation to resign ourselves and to soften our attention. In the diocese we want to continue to propose moments of prayer for the release of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli . We are happy that these moments are always welcomed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/11/19

AMERICA/PANAMA - Conclusions of the Assembly of Bishops: "Let us not allow negativism to paralyze us"

Panama City - The Bishops of Panama have published a document at the conclusion of the 209th Plenary Assembly of the Panamanian Episcopal Conference held from February 25th to March 1st. "With the hope of orienting and forming the people of Panama, we Bishops want to share our reflection on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/11/19

ASIA/INDIA - The enemies are hunger and disease: Lenten campaign of Caritas India

Calcutta - The enemies to be defeated in India are hunger and diseases: with this approach Caritas India, the humanitarian arm of the Indian Bishops' Conference, is focusing its Lenten campaign this year on collective awareness to ensure solidarity, food security, medical care and a dignified life for all citizens. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/11/19

AFRICA/DR CONGO - International Women's Day: an occasion for interreligious dialogue

Mbata Mbenge - "Unity among the churches is very important and can pass through women, who are pillars of family life, but also of the life of faith", says Mrs. Josephine Pfiti, promoter of the interreligious celebrations of the International Women's Day in the city of Mbata Mbenge, in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/11/19

AMERICA/URUGUAY - The Bishop of San José de Mayo: "a pastoral reconfiguration to put everything we are and we have at the service of the mission"

San José de Mayo - "Speaking of pastoral reconfiguration means putting Christ at the center of our lives and our activities. The purpose of pastoral reconfiguration is to put who we are and what we have at the service of the mission": says the Bishop of San José de Mayo, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/11/19

ASIA/SYRIA - Maronite Bishop of Damascus: Syrian Christian communities are getting older and older

Damascus - The Syrian population lives in an undetermined condition, without "peace or war". An uncertain and difficult situation, which is becoming unsustainable for the weakest, and which sees an impressive decline in Christians, decreased in some areas by 77 percent compared to the times before the conflict. It is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/11/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of the Coadjutor of Abuja

Vatican City - The Holy Father has appointed His Exc. Mgr. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, currently Archbishop of Jos as Archbishop Coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Abuja .His Exc. Mgr. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama was born on July 31, 1958 in Kona, Diocese of Jalingo in Nigeria. He studied Theology at St. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/11/19

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - The Archbishop of Granada: "Among tensions and violence, the baptized live the message of Christ’s love with profound faith"

Granada - "In a context marked by tensions and violence, the baptized live their faith, and remain faithful to the message of Christ’s love and to the Church. Church structures are often used as a shelter for the wounded of both parties in conflict": says to Agenzia Fides Mgr. Jorge ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/08/19

AMERICA/MEXICO - Itinerant service of the Scalabrinians on the border between Mexico and United States: "there are still too many women who suffer in the world"

Tijuana - In conjunction with International Women's Day, 8 March, the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of San Carlo Borromeo launches a new apostolic initiative: the "Itinerant Service" established with the recent reorganization of the Congregation, which will operate on the border between Mexico and the United States of America. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/08/19

ASIA/UZBEKISTAN - The community of baptized people increases in a climate of dialogue and peaceful coexistence

Tashkent - "If I were to take stock of the last 10 years, I would say that the Uzbek church has not grown in number but in the composition of people, because many have emigrated and at the same time new groups of faithful have arrived. But above all, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/08/19

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Missionaries from Asia and America preparing themselves to go to Brazil

Brasilia – A Portuguese language course is taking place these days for missionaries starting their work of evangelization in Brazil. The course will last 7 weeks and will end on April 17th. The first meeting of the group took place during the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr. Jaime Luiz ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/08/19

AFRICA - There is no mission in Africa without women

Kara - "Today in Africa, mission cannot be conceived without direct, close and effective collaboration with women. In our continent women are a fundamental link in the missionary activity of the Church": this is what Fr. Donald Zagore, theologian and missionary of the Society for African Missions tells Agenzia Fides, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/08/19

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Léonie Kandolo, a Catholic woman committed to the common good

Kinshasa - Among the testimonies of Congolese female figures, there is LĂ©onie Kandolo, member and spokesperson of the Committee for the Coordination of the Laity , a body which was the protagonist during the last elections and organized marches and popular protests in favor of transparency and democracy.As reported to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/08/19



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