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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/ETHIOPIA - The army releases a hundred children kidnapped during the Gambella massacre

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s military entered the territory of South Sudan to try to save hundreds of children abducted from Ethiopia by a group of southsudanese armed men. According to Ethiopian radio station Fana, children were taken when suspected ethnic Murle fighters attacked villages in Ethiopia's southwestern Gambella region. More ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/28/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Appeal: Christian couple sentenced to death for blasphemy

Lahore - An appeal has been filed to the Court of Appeal and the first hearing will take place in May regarding a Christian couple Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar. This was reported to Fides by the team of lawyers of the "Farrukh Saif Foundation", Pakistani organization that has taken ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/28/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - Coptic deputy: we will bring the case of the murder of Giulio Regeni in Parliament

Cairo - The case of the murder of the Italian researcher Giulio Regeni will be among the "major priority" on the agenda of the Parliamentary Commission for Human Rights of Egypt’s House of Representatives, together with the thorny issues related to human rights violations in prisons and arbitrary arrests carried ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/28/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Christians in Baghdad on a pilgrimage to Ur of the Chaldeans

Bassora - It was the biggest pilgrimage made by Iraqi Christians in recent years: about 200 Chaldeans from Baghdad went to Ur, the historical site of lower Mesopotamia, now in the Iraqi governorate in Dhi Quar, which is usually identified with the birthplace of patriarch Abraham, father of all believers. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/28/16

AMERICA/CHILE - Evangelical church set on fire, still in the name of the Mapuche cause

Temuco - Another church in the Chilean region of La Araucania was set on fire: last night the fire destroyed an evangelical church, in the municipality of Padres Las Casas. Although firefighters arrived on site to control the flames, very little remains of the church.According to information sent to Fides, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

AFRICA - Malaria can be cured: prevention and access to treatment

Padova - Malaria in Africa today remains one of the most common diseases among adults and a major cause of death for children. Doctors with Africa Cuamm are present in 16 hospitals: Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Uganda where 30% of admissions are due to severe forms ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

ASIA/IRAQ - The "Clock Church" destroyed in central Mosul

Mosul - On Sunday April 24 the Latin church in the center of Mosul, historically officiated by the Dominican Fathers and known as the "Church of the Miraculous Virgin" or dubbed as the "Clock Church", was devastated by the use of explosives. Official sources of the Chaldean Patriarchate attribute the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - "The army must act in an ethical manner", says Mgr. Herrera on the conflict in Ayapal

Ayapal - "The army of Nicaragua should proceed following the ethical principles in the existing conflict in the Ayapal community" said His Exc. Mgr. Carlos Enrique Herrera Guttierez OFM, Bishop of the diocese of Jinotega.In a brief interview with the local press, which was sent to Fides, Mgr. Herrera talked ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

ASIA/INDIA - Minors in tears because forced to marry

Chittorgarh - In Chittorgarh, a city of Rajasthan in northern India, where early marriage is widespread, a secret video shows child brides sobbing because they are forced to marry. Six marriages took place in two days around the Akshaya Tritiya, a Hindu festival believed to be auspicious for child marriages ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - The Copts return to Jerusalem

Cairo - Palm Sunday, celebrated the day before yesterday by the Churches that follow the Julian calendar, saw an exponential increase of Egyptian Coptic pilgrims who have come to celebrate the rites of Holy Week in Jerusalem. According to the Egyptian media, in the current year already at least 5,700 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

ASIA/INDIA - The Bishops meet the Prime Minister: "We invite the Pope to India"

New Delhi - A delegation of Indian Bishops met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The group was led by the President of the Bishops' Conference , Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, accompanied by the General Secretary, His Exc. Mgr. Theodore Mascarenhas, and Deputy Secretary General, Mgr. Joseph Chinnayyan.As reported in a statement ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

AFRICA/MALAWI - Appointment of the Bishop of Mzuzu

Vatican City - On 26 April 2016 the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. John Alphonsus Ryan, a Missionary of St. Patrick's, Society , Professor at the University of Mzuzu, as Bishop of the diocese of Mzuzu .Rev. Fr. John Alphonsus Ryan, S.P.S. was born on February 27, 1952 in Tipperary, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

EUROPE/ITALY - For 150 years, the Mother of Perpetual Help accompanies the Redemptorist missionaries in the world

Rome - Today is the 150th anniversary of the restoration to public veneration of the icon of Mary Mother of Perpetual Help, entrusted to the Redemptorist missionaries by Pope Pius IX in 1866 with a commitment to "make her known". In the letter of the Superior General of the Congregation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Long trail of targeted killings: "Christians continue their pastoral and social activities"

Dhaka - "We are aware, concerned but not alarmed. Fanatical groups are spreading death, but we hope that the government can control them. The pastoral and social activities of the Church continues": says to Fides Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dhaka, now a professor at the Major Seminary in Dhaka, His ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/27/16

ASIA/CHINA - The death of Mgr. Thomas Zeng Jingmu, courageous witness of fidelity to the Church

Yujiang – On Saturday, April 2, 2016, His Exc. Mgr. Thomas Zeng Jingmu emeritus and unofficial Bishop of the diocese of Yujiang, in Jiangxi Province died at the age of almost 96. On March 26, Holy Saturday, he fell on the floor at home, after a stroke, suffering severe concussion. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

EUROPE/ITALY - Teenage pregnancy and its consequences on the lives of young women in Africa

Padova - For the first time ever, Italy celebrated “Women’s Health Day” this year in order to focus the nation’s attention on the issue of women’s health care and prevention and to underscore the fundamental role that women play both in their own families and the broader community, not only ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

ASIA/TURKEY - The Ecumenical Patriarch wants to meet Erdogan to talk about the Theological Institute of Halki

Istanbul - The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, wants to meet President Tayyip Erdogan to talk about the status of the Patriarchate, and above all would like clarification on the recent episodes that seem to contradict and negate the effectiveness of previous legislations regarding the restitution of goods to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christian girl kidnapped and victim of forced marriage and conversion to Islam: the phenomenon does not stop

Kasur - Help his daughter, victim of abduction, forced marriage and conversion to Islam: is the appeal launched by Sarwar Masih, a Pakistani Christian who asked the help of lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill, head of the NGO "Lead" , committed to providing free assistance to Christian victims of abuse. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

AMERICA/ECUADOR - Earthquakes cause extreme difficulties for those affected by disability

Quito – The death toll of the earthquake that just over a week ago struck Ecuador rises: more than 710 people have died or are missing, including some 16,600 injured and some are still in serious condition. This was reported by the National Secretariat for Risk Management. The Ecuadorian government ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

ASIA/INDIA - The Mass explained to young people, for the 400th anniversary of the Church of St. Andrew

Mumbai - The Jubilee of the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Andrew's Church in Bandra, in Mumbai, was the occasion for a special celebration dedicated to the young: it was a Holy Mass animated with theatrical dramatizations and music, as explained by Fr. Caesar D'Mello, the pastor of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16



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