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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 ... ...



ASIA/CAMBODIA - The Jubilee Year, fruitful time for interreligious dialogue

Phnom Penh - Let yourself be touched by the grace of God to have a heart open towards others, in a frank and friendly atmosphere: is what His Exc. Mgr. Olivier Schmitthaeusler, Vicar Apostolic of Phnom Penh asks the faithful Cambodians, remembering, in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, that ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

ASIA/TURKEY - Discovery of a church which dates back to the fourth century in Cappadocia with precious frescoes on the life of Christ

Nevsehir - Archaeological excavations in the underground city discovered in 2012 in the city of Nevsehir, in the historical region of Cappadocia, have brought to light an underground church carved into the rock that could date back to the fifth century AD, with frescoes in good condition that are generating ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - Ten Coptic workers in prison for having built an "illegal" wall

Samalout - Ten Coptic men were arrested while they were building a fence wall for the Coptic church in the village of Abu Hennis, near the city of Salamout, in the governorate of Minya. The news was reported by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Salamout, saying that the arrest was ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - Inequality, discrimination and poverty for indigenous peoples

Mexico City - Indigenous peoples "need justice and recognition", stresses the editorial of the magazine of the Archdiocese of Mexico City. "They are often blocked by incomprehension and populism; they are hit by deep wounds caused by rulers and leaders who take advantage of their needs by putting them at ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

ASIA/INDONESIA - Ecumenical prayer during the Week for Christian Unity

Semerang - In the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Archdiocese of Semarang invited the Pastors of different Protestant churches to an ecumenical celebration that brought together Catholics and Protestants. "At first, it was not easy to bring together Protestant pastors" refers to Fides Father Aloys Budi Purnomo, head ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

AMERICA/CANADA - A local church ready and mature for new forms of evangelization and cooperation

Hamilton - Six Ecclesiastical Districts in northern Canada, so far dependent on the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, have passed to "common law": we are talking about the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas with the two suffragan dioceses of Churchill-Hudson Bay and Moosonee, and the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan with the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

AFRICA/NIGERIA - The Bishops: "The perpetrators have to be punished with justice, no to innocent victims"

Abuja - "Need to punish the real culprits of terrorism and corruption, avoiding innocent victims". This is what the Nigerian Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan say in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides at the end of their first 2016 Plenary Assembly.The Bishops note there seems to be ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

ASIA/KUWAIT - MPs reject building new churches

Kuwait City - The Municipality has initially approved requests to build new churches in Kuwait, but faces oppositionfrom lawmakers and councilors. Islamist lawmaker Ahmad Al-Azemi said he and other MPs will reject the plan because this "contradicts Islamic sharia laws". The rejection is based on constitutional and religious grounds since ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

ASIA/INDIA - Dialogue between the Church and Hindu fanatics'

New Delhi - The news relaunched by some newspapers that the Hindu nationalist group "Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh" intends to initiate dialogue with the Catholic Church and Christian groups has created an intense debate in India. According to information circulating, Indresh Kumar, member of the National Council of the RSS, said ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Cardinal Brenes urges to fill the vacancies at the CSE: "It is time to propose the candidates"

Masaya - The parliament of Nicaragua opened the debate to choose a judge for the Supreme Electoral Council , replacing Judge José Luis Villavicencio, belonging to the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional, FSLN ruling party, who resigned yesterday. To be elected, a candidate must receive 60% of the votes in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean Patriarch: the "evil hand" of "external players" has brought chaos in the Middle East

Baghdad - "It seems that the evil hand has put in place all that was planned to change the situation", causing untold suffering to the peoples of the Middle East. And "it is no secret" that "the intervention of external 'players' who acted according to their own ambitions in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

ASIA/THAILAND - Illegal fishing and slavery: a serious phenomenon which penalizes the Country

Chiang Mai - From informed sources we learn that: "in Thailand there are increasingly numerous testimonies of extreme slavery carried out on illegal fishing vessels that have not docked at a port for years but exchange and personnel products in international waters to escape controls". Since last April, when the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Bishops of Sudan and South Sudan: "more efforts are needed for peace in our Countries"

Rome - The international community have to develop alternative plans if peace agreements reached between the Government of South Sudan and the armed opposition should fail. This is what the Bishops of South Sudan and the Sudan said at the end of their extraordinary meeting in Rome.Despite the agreements signed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/27/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - Mgr. Armendáriz Jiménez on the funding to political parties: "We cannot speak of many millions when our people are poor"

Querétaro - "It is worth making a list of what you can do with all this money ... Given the abundance of money, I believe we must demand services where there are not any, we must require health centers where they are lacking, we must also assist those who want ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

ASIA/SYRIA - Attack in the Christian area in Qamishli: 3 dead and 10 wounded

Qamishli - At least three people were killed and 10 others wounded in a bomb attack in Syria’s northeastern Kurdish city of Qamishli, on on the evening of Sunday, January 24. The attack took place in the mostly Christian neighborhood and was carried out with a motorcycle bomb. The blast ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Dengue continues to spread: prevention and health monitoring

Posadas - The outbreak of dengue fever, that was proliferating in the Country, has been declared an epidemic and there is a greater spread of cases in various provinces. The infections started from Misiones province, where 36 cases were confirmed and about 800 considered suspect cases. Health services in Misiones ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Youth Seminar in Seoul: "God loves you just as you are"

Seoul - "When you feel frustrated, think of the unconditional love of God and remember that God loves you just as you are. When we experience the power of God's love, the world will begin to change", is what His Exc. Mgr. Peter Chung Soon-taek, Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul said ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Justice and unity, the fruits of the Eucharist

Cebu City - The Eucharist has a strong social dimension and requires a "fight against poverty and cruelty": this is what Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar said, who was sent as a representative of the Holy Father to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress , being held from ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE - The political crisis in Mozambique also affects Malawi due to the many refugees

Maputo - The number two of the Renamo , Manuel Bissopo, escaped an ambush in the second largest city in Mozambique, Beira. On January 20, the car in which Bissopo was traveling was hit by several shots of Kalashnikov that killed his bodyguard, while the manager was slightly injured. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - "Cura Brochero, a priest close to the people": joy after the announcement of the canonization

Cruz del Eje - "Cura Brochero worked for us, for our human progress" said His Exc. Mgr. Santiago Olivera, Bishop of the Diocese of Argentina in Cruz del Eje, commenting on the news of the upcoming canonization of the priest. On Friday, January 22 Pope Francis in fact authorized the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16



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