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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 ... ...



AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - The Bishops applaud the State of the Nation Address by President Ramaphosa

Johannesburg - "We are at a moment in the history of our nation when the people, through their determination, have started to turn the country around", said the newly elected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address in Parliament.Firstly, not since 1994 has a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/21/18

AFRICA/EGYPT - Al Azhar is "open" to Coptic students (but they must memorize the Quran)

Cairo - The University of al Azhar, the most prestigious theological and academic center of Sunni Islam, supports the consolidation of a "modern and democratic" State in Egypt, and does not exclude opening courses also to Coptic Christian students able to fulfill the conditions of admission, including the memorization of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/21/18

AMERICA - Synod on the Amazon: "To show the closeness of indigenous and Christian values"

Amazzonia - "I could not say no, I agreed to contribute with all of my years of experience among the indigenous peoples, in the liturgy, catechesis and inculturated evangelization, as well as contributing to the reflection on indigenous spirituality, from the indigenous theology point of view that I have been ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/21/18

ASIA/INDIA - The trishul or the cross' Appeal not to abandon Christian principles

Kohima - Choose between the trishul and the cross: is the appeal addressed to voters by the Nagaland Baptist Church Council - the largest Christian organization in the state of Nagaland – in view of the general elections in the state of Nagaland, which will be held on February 27, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/20/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - "Repentance and reconciliation are urgent", says Archbishop Okpaleke announcing his resignation as Bishop of Ahiara

Abuja - "Since the announcement of the appointment, there have been violent reactions and resistance from a group of the Ahiara diocesan clergy, the laity and others", stresses His Exc. Mgr. Peter Ebere Okpaleke, Bishop of Ahiara, in the Pastoral Letter published on February 14, Ash Wednesday, in which he ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/18

VATICAN - Press release of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples on the Diocese of Ahiara

Vatican City - The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has today released the following statement. "The Holy Father, after having accepted the resignation of His Excellency, the Most Rev. Peter Ebere Okpaleke, has relieved him of the pastoral care of the Diocese of Ahiara, and at the same time ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/18

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Resignation of the Bishop of Ahiara and appointment of the Apostolic Administrator

Vatican City – Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Ahiara , presented by his Exc. Msgr. Peter Ebere Okpaleke, and at the same time appointed His Exc. Msgr. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, Bishop of Umuahia as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/18

EUROPE/RUSSIA - Massacre in front of a church in Dagestan. Patriarch Kirill: they want to break the harmony among Christians and Muslims

Kizljar - A gunman killed five women yesterday, Sunday February 18 as they left St. George's Cathedral in Kizljar, in the Republic of Dagestan. According to the Patriarch of Moscow the attack represents a "monstrous crime", perpetrated at the beginning of Lent as a provocation aimed at "provoking a confrontation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/18

AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - Many do not feel represented by any party, but the Church calls for responsible voting

San Salvador - "We are discussing the right not to vote, in a democratic country, because this is also an expression of discontent. It seems that even the annulment of the vote is a right, it is not that I am in favor of this. I am in favor of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/18

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Palestinian Minister at the Vatican: "We would like the Holy See lead a Conference on Jerusalem"

Rome - The unilateral decision of the US Administration to recognize Jerusalem as the exclusive capital of Israel "is undermining the possibility of having positive results concerning peace negotiations", because it brings the issue to a "religious dimension that further complicates the situation" . Israel "is taking advantage of US ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/18

ASIA/CHINA - Over 48 thousand baptized in 2017: the Church in China towards a new missionary impulse

Beijing - There were 48,556 newly baptized in 2017 in mainland China. The statistics published by "Faith Cultural Society" on the eve of the Chinese New Year, and sent to Agenzia Fides, "are not complete", says Faith, due to the lack of data on the Catholic communities living in remote ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/16/18

AFRICA/KENYA - The diocese of Ngong promotes the Year of Youth: "Be strong in faith, do not be afraid"

Ngong - The diocese of Ngong has announced the celebration of the Year of Youth whose theme is: "You are the Light of the world". As Fides learns, the idea of the local Church comes in view of the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to young ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/16/18

AMERICA/PERU - Young Peruvians, Bolivians and Ecuadorians question themselves on how to respond concretely to the encyclical "Laudato Sì"

Lima - The II National Meeting of Youth of the Partnerschaft was convened in response to Pope Francis’ appeal contained in the "Laudato Sì" and with the aim of "promoting the protagonism of young people in the care of the common home". About 150 young people from more than 50 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/16/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Attack on a church: Christians forgive the aggressors

Karachi - After the attack, the response was forgiveness. Pastor Samson Ashiq who leads the community of the faithful of the "Church of the Assemblies of God" - among the evangelical denominations present in Pakistan - in the district of Malir, in the area of Karachi, has signed an official ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/16/18

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - The Bishops: "President Jacob Zuma’s resignation should have been presented a long time ago"

Johannesburg - The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference , in a statement to Fides "welcomes the resignation of President Jacob Zuma. It is long overdue".Zuma resigned after being recalled by his party's leaders, the Africa National Congress on February 13. Faced with the prospect of a vote of no confidence ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/16/18

AMERICA/MEXICO - Escalation of violence, the nuns flee: a school closes

Chilpancingo - Morelos de Chilapa Catholic school was closed after the nuns who ran it, Hermanas de Guadalupe, left the place: says the Bishop of the diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Guerrero , Mgr. Salvador Rangel Mendoza, OFM to Agenzia Fides. The abandonment of the nuns is due to the fact that ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/16/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Arson attacks on Venezuelan immigrants

Boa Vista - "The racist attacks against Venezuelan migrants in Roraima, Brazil, require special attention on behalf of institutions and international community. Every border of the world, in fact, is turning into a delicate place where, instead of confrontation and reception, inter-ethnic hatred prevails". This was stated in a note ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/15/18

ASIA/ISRAEL - The Heads of Churches in Jerusalem say no to the taxation of ecclesiastical properties

Jerusalem - The intention declared by the municipality of Jerusalem to impose municipal taxes on Church properties "contradicts the historical position between Churches and civil authorities over the centuries". This was written by the Heads of Churches and Ecclesial Communities present in Jerusalem, in a statement released on Wednesday 14 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/15/18

AFRICA/KENYA - Campaign for Lent: Christ is the starting point for reconciliation

Kisumu - "Reconciliation for peaceful coexistence and national integration, Justice for all": as reported to Agenzia Fides, this is the theme of the Lenten campaign for 2018 presented at the University of Uzima, in the Archdiocese of Kisumu. "Reconciliation means to recreate what had been separated, to restore friendly relations ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/15/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The new Bishop Álvarez Gomez: "A welcoming Church, that feels and lives the mission"

Bogota - "The most important thing is the Gospel, and unity with the clergy, religious women, seminarians and the laity. We want to make the Church of Istmina-Tadó a welcoming community that feels and lives the mission": these are the intentions expressed by Don Mario de Jesus Álvarez Gomez, National ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/15/18



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