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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/HAITI - Apostolic commitment of the Camillian missionaries on the island after the hurricane

Ranja - "Since your arrival on the island you have brought great change to the life of the community: with your Gospel style of work you have accompanied people to their full recovery. This makes you different from the rest of the organizations": said Msgr. Joseph Gontrand Decoste, SJ, Bishop ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/21/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Assault on Bambari; even the Church is not spared

Bangui - "The population is devastated, houses burned and looted. The bodies of the victims lie on the ground", says Fr. Firmin Gbagoua, Vicar General of Bambari, the city of the Central African Republic, 300 km from the capital, Bangui, ravaged by the militiamen of Ali Darassa, at the head ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/21/18

ASIA/INDIA - A Jesuit: "In Karnataka, the nationalist forces have not triumphed"

Bangalore - "The elections for the Karnataka State Assembly were a crucial moment in the history of the country. Outgoing Prime Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, of the Congress Party, carried out a worthy job, but in the final race he had to deal with the Baratiya Janata Party , the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/21/18

ASIA/IRAQ - Elections: 5 seats reserved for Christians. The Chaldean Patriarch congratulates Muqtada al Sadr

Baghdad - The final results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections confirm that two of the 5 seats reserved for Christians have been won by candidates from the "Babylon Brigades" movement, they are: Aswan Salem Sawa - who won the seat reserved for Christians in the electoral province of Nineveh - ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/21/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The new Cardinal Joseph Coutts, promoter of inter-religious harmony: "Ready to humbly serve the Church"

Karachi - Catholics in Pakistan rejoice at the decision of the Pope to appoint Archbishop Joseph Coutts, at the head of the Archdiocese of Karachi, as Cardinal. The 72-year-old will be the second Pakistani Archbishop to be honoured with the position after the death of cardinal Joseph Cordeiro. Pope Francis ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/21/18

VATICAN - Consistory for 14 new Cardinals, 3 are Archbishops in mission territories

Vatican City - Speaking to pilgrims and visitors gathered in St Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday, May 20 for the recitation of the Regina Caeli prayer, the Pope announced he would create new Cardinals at a Consistory on June 29th, Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Three of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/21/18

VATICAN - The "revolution" of Missionary Childhood: for 175 years "children help children"

Vatican City - "A new style of mission is born with the Missionary Childhood Society that focuses on the grace of baptism, from which springs the missionary nature of every Christian, and also recognizes the right of children to receive it and the duty to give it. For the first ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - Humanitarian crisis in the English-speaking area of the country: Bishops exhort to dialogue

Yaoundé - The Bishops of Cameroon denounce "gruesome violence" while 160 thousand people are forced to flee to Cameroon and another 26 thousand to Nigeria. Caritas Cameroon reports "areas of conflict persecuted by fear and death". Soldiers "are burning villages, people live in the forests, they risk being killed if ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Indigenous leaders: a greater presence of the Church in the most distant communities is urgent

Río Negro - Understanding the lives of indigenous peoples should lead us to reflect, to discover the value of what is fundamental in our daily life. This is what emerges from a conversation between Agenzia Fides and Braz Garrido Melgueiro, Catholic leader of the community of Iabe, located on the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - The Bishops recommend: "Beware of the upcoming deadlines of the electoral calendar in view of the December vote"

Kinshasa - At least 15 people were killed during public demonstrations held from December 2017 to March 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to data collected by the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace in the 39 reports on election observation and the monitoring of public events, which ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

ASIA/ISRAEL - After tensions with Turkey, the Knesset puts the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on the agenda

Jerusalem - The relations between Israel and Turkey have escalated recently in connection with the ongoing events in Gaza. As Turkey opposes Israel’s actions and strictly criticizes them, Israel, as a political step, put into circulation the bill on recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The proposal for this recognition - ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

ASIA/INDONESIA - Prayer and solidarity for the Christian victims of the Surabaya attacks

Surabaya - The Christian community of Surabaya is gathered around the families of the victims of the attacks on Sunday 13 May. As Fides learns, yesterday, May 17, the funeral rites of some of the victims killed in the suicide attacks against three Christian churches were held.Vincentius Evan, 12, died ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/18/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - To focus on "common values": the wish of the "Silsilah" movement for the month of Ramadan

Zamboanga - "In this month of Ramadan, sacred to the Muslim world, we wish to express solidarity with the Muslims and reaffirm the belief that Islam can help, among many things, in saying what the value of prayer, of fasting and of the attention to the needy is": this is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - First day of National Dialogue: "the Church is bridge, hospital, mother"

Managua - The "National Dialogue", started in Nicaragua to try to resolve the socio-political crisis of the country began yesterday in Managua, with the participation of President Daniel Ortega, entrepreneurs, civil society, university students and the Bishops of Nicaragua. The Dialogue is taking place in Our Lady of Fatima Interdiocesan ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

AFRICA/BURUNDI - Burundi votes in referendum on President Nkurunziza's power

Bujumbura - 4.8 million voters are called to vote in Burundi today, for the referendum on the controversial constitutional review aimed at allowing the President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power for another 15 years, until 2034. The referendum is boycotted by the opposition and civil society groups, but President ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

ASIA/MYANMAR - Bishops' alarm: Over 7,000 Kachin Christians forced to flee

Yangon - Over 7,000 Christian citizens belonging to the Kachin ethnic minority, in northern Myanmar, have been forced to abandon their homes due to the escalation of violence between the Burmese army and the Kachin independentist rebels. This is what Bishop Francis Daw Tang confirms to Agenzia Fides, at the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

ASIA/CHINA - Inauguration of a statue of St. John Wu Wen Yin, canonized in 2000

Han Dan - The statue of St. John Wu Wen Yin, a catechist and Chinese martyr canonized on 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II, was inaugurated. As reported by the website of the diocese of Han Dan, in the province of Hebei, consulted by Agenzia Fides, the blessing ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/17/18

ASIA/CHINA - During the Marian month, new workers in the "most isolated vineyards of the Lord"

Beijing - By entrusting themselves to the maternal intercession and protection of the heavenly Mother, new priests were ordained in mainland China in the Marian month: we are talking about "new workers in the most isolated and difficult vineyards of the Lord" like the provinces of Gui Zhou and Hai ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - High taxes: Catholic radios risk closing

Juba - The National Communications Authority has imposed very high annual taxes for the registration of local radio stations. This is a major challenge for all stations belonging to the Catholic Radio Network , as some of those present in South Sudan are forced to close, unable to bear these ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18

AFRICA/KENYA - The diocese of Nakuru launches a collection of aid for the victims of the Solai dam

Nairobi - "I personally went there and saw the destruction caused by the dam where many people lost their lives and properties destroyed. I appeal to you all to give a special contribution from 13th, May 2018, to the Sunday of Pentecost, which will be on 20th, May 2018. This ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/16/18



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