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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/SUDAN - Malaria spreading in the west of Darfur, while whooping cough in the north of Darfur

El Geneina - The people living in El Geneina camps for the displaced in West Darfur complain about the spread of malaria, along with a shortage of affordable medicines. As of 28 October, 410 cases of whooping cough have been reported in a locality in North Darfur, according to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/14/15

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - The Episcopal Conference: "We need and want a change"

Cochabamba - "We have to say without fear that we need and want a change. We must have hope of real change", reads the final text of the Plenary Assembly of Bishops of Bolivia, held from 5-10 November in Cochabamba . The Bishops cite Pope Francis’ exhortation to the popular ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/14/15

VATICAN - Statement from the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Vatican City - The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, also known as "Propaganda Fide", fully adheres to the line of thought, orientation and the heart of the Holy Father with regards to the life and the reform of the Roman Curia; moreover, it is committed to satisfying the institutional ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

AMERICA/MEXICO - Minors not allowed to work in the sugarcane fields

Chetumal - The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will not tolerate any child under 18 years of age to be employed in the harvesting of sugarcane for 2015-2016. In a statement to the local press, sent to Fides, the delegate of the Ministry highlighted that despite the constitutional ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

ASIA/IRAN - Religious minorities in Iran: there are those who exploit religious freedom to attack our Country

Tehran – In view of the upcoming visit of Iranian President Hassan Rohani at the Vatican, where the Iranian leader will be received by Pope Francis, a meeting to reflect on the status of religious minorities in Iran was held on Tuesday, November 10, at the St. George Armenian Church ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Meeting of the Pan-Amazonian Network: necessity to listen to indigenous peoples to protect creation

Bogota - The Pan-Amazonian ecclesial network - REPAM will meet in Bogota from November 16 to 18 with representatives of the various ecclesial organizations and partners from 9 countries that are part of the Pan Amazonian. The aim is to reflect on the Encyclical Laudato Sì and discuss the situation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christian students are prohibited to use the toilets used by Muslims at school

Faisalabad – She was threatened, beaten, insulted and locked in a bathroom for three hours for using a toilet used by Muslim students: this is the story of Sara Bibi, a student who attends a primary school in Samundari near Faisalabad, in Punjab. The episode reveals the discriminatory mentality in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

AFRICA/ANGOLA - "Cleaning" operation for Independence Day

Luanda - Thousands of children habitually live on the streets of Luanda, capital of Angola, where there are 8 million inhabitants. Most have families but have been abandoned for economic reasons or thrown out on suspicion of witchcraft. On the occasion of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of independence ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Bishop of Maiduguri's appeal: "We need concrete help for displaced people affected by Boko Haram"

Abuja - "Security has improved thanks to the efforts of the military who are present here and the attacks of Boko Haram have declined", says to Fides His Exc. Mgr. Oliver Dash Doeme, Bishop of Maiduguri, the most affected diocese in the north-east of Nigeria by the violence of Boko ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

ASIA/INDIA - Appeal to Prime Minister Modi: "Protect religious minorities"

London - An appeal to the government of Narendra Modi to protect the rights of minorities in India was launched by the NGO Minority Rights Group International , on the first day of the visit of the Indian leader in London.In a note sent to Fides, the NGO said that ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

AFRICA/EGYPT - The Coptic Church: no to unauthorized collection of money for the flooded monasteries

Cairo - The Coptic Orthodox Church, with a statement sent to the Egyptian media through its official channels, has warned individuals and groups not to announce the collection of money for and on behalf of the historical monasteries in the area of Wadi al-Natrun, badly damaged by floods in recent ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/15

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - The Bishops call for elections: "Free vote, essential to strengthen democracy"

Caracas - The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference has called for the legislative elections, scheduled for December 6, to be held in a "peaceful manner, with great freedom and with the widest possible participation", stressing that "attacks and insults" should be excluded from the electoral process.According to information sent to Fides, during ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - 140 years ago the first group of Salesian missionaries arrived in Patagonia

Buenos Aires - On 11 November 1875 the church of Mary Help of Christians in Valdocco lived a great moment: the departure of the first ten Salesian missionaries destined to reach Argentina. Don Bosco saw his dream fullfilled. Today, 140 years later, over 11,000 Salesians have been sent to mission ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

ASIA/NORTH KOREA - An inter-religious delegation visits North Korea

Seoul - A delegation of 150 religious leaders of different communities paid a visit to North Korea: during the short trip on 10 and 11 November, the leaders of seven major religions in South Korea, gathered under the aegis of "Korean Conference of Religions for Peace " and reached Mount ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

ASIA/MYANMAR - Aung San Suu Kyi’s party wins: now national reconciliation

Yangon - "National League for Democracy", the party of the leader Aung San Suu Kyi announces that it has obtained over 70% of the vote in the elections held on November 8 in Myanmar, gaining at least 78 seats out of 88 in Parliament. Mervyn Thomas, director of the NGO ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE - "Abandon arms and follow the path of dialogue" ask the Bishops

Maputo - The Episcopal Conference of Mozambique expresses its concern due to the "continuous deterioration" of the political and military situation in the country and calls on the government and Renamo to abandon weapons. In their appeal, sent to Fides, the Bishops call for "the unconditional surrender of arms" and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

AFRICA/SUDAN - An unidentified lethal disease affects the population of North Darfur

Al-Fashir - Several children living in refugee camps in the town of Saraf Umra, North Darfur, continue to die of a disease which has not yet been identified and spread among the population about two months ago. In just one week 10 people died, 7 of them children in Dankoj ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

ASIA/IRAQ - Large participation in the protest against the law on the Islamization of minors

Baghdad - The protest against the law on the Islamization of minors, held yesterday, Tuesday, November 10, in Baghdad at the Chaldean Church of Saint George, saw the massive participation of Christians and members of other Iraqi religious non-Muslim communities. The protest was convened by Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

ASIA/SYRIA - Assyrian associations denounce the violence and abuse of Kurdish forces

Hassaké - Six associations operating within the Assyrian community in diaspora scattered in the West launched an appeal to denounce violence and systematic human rights violations committed against the civilian population by the armed Kurdish forces operating in the north-east Syrian region of Jazira. The areas of the region, where ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15

AFRICA/ANGOLA - The Bishops: "Reconciliation and national unity is a task that never ends"

Luanda – It is necessary to continue the peace and national unification process. This is what the Bishops of Angola call for in their pastoral Letter, sent to Fides, which was published on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of national independence from Portugal. In tracing the history of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/15



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