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ASIA/INDIA - The Archbishop of Vasai: "The laity is protagonist in the Church"

Mumbai - "The laity have a very important role in the Church. In India we want to build a Church where the laity is the protagonist": is what His Exc. Mgr. Felix Machado, Archbishop of Vasai said, presiding over the Eucharist celebration on the occasion of the feast of St. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/27/16

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Birth of a new Catholic community in Kokossa: catechumens - of the poorest of the poor

Kokossa – On Sunday, June 19, Solemnity of Pentecost according to the liturgical calendar of the Ethiopian Church, a new Catholic Christian community was born in Kokossa, in Ethiopia, in the Oromia region. This is what Emeritus Bishop of Padua, Mgr. Antonio Mattiazzo, missionary in Ethiopia told Agenzia Fides. "The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The Bishops: "A historic event, the first step to building peace"

Bogota - The Episcopal Conference of Colombia recognizes the definitive agreement of Peace between the Colombian government and the FARC as "a historic event for the country, which is expected to be the first step to building peace, long-awaited by Colombians, with the guarantee of respect for human rights and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Bishops pay a visit to the diocese of Maiduguri marked by the violence of Boko Haram

Abuja - "We are on a visit of solidarity with the people and the Church of Borno to see for ourselves the devastation caused by the activities of Boko Haram", said His Exc. Mgr. Gabriel Leke Abegunrin, Archbishop of Ibadan and Apostolic Administrator of Osogbo, who led a delegation of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - The Bishops to resolve the conflict with teachers: Public dialogue and shared educational project

Oaxaca - The National Episcopal Commission for Social Pastoral considers that dialogue in order to address and resolve the conflict with the teachers in Oaxacan should be public, and it is also necessary to define an educational project with the participation of all. After more than five weeks of demonstrations ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

ASIA/SYRIA - Syrian Archbishop: the Pope is right, the definition of 'genocide' applied to the plight of Christians in the Middle East is misleading

HassakÚ - "What the Pope said on the definition of the 'genocide' applied to the sufferings of Christians in the Middle East is beautiful and useful, because it brings us back to reality and helps us not to take our eyes off the experience of martyrdom, which accompanies the entire ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

ASIA/MYANMAR - Appointment of the Archbishop of Taunggyi

Vatican City - On 24 June 2016 the Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Basilio Athai as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Taunggyi .The newly-elected Archbishop was born on July 22, 1956 in Kyekadaw , Diocese of Loikaw . After attending primary and local secondary schools, he obtained a Licentiate ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

OCEANIA/MARIANA ISLANDS - Appointment of the Bishop of Chalan Kanoa

Vatican City - On 24 June 2016 the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Ryan Jimenez as Bishop of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa , in the Northern Mariana Islands.The newly-elected Bishop was born on 18 December 1971 in Dumaguete City, Philippines, and entered the San Jose Seminary in Quezon and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - Concerns of the Church on the new measures on migration

Johannesburg - One notices an opening to review the migration policy for refugees, but must be realized in concrete, taking into account that the devil hides in the details. This is the meaning of the note sent to Agenzia Fides, published by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference and the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Sufi singer killed: pain and condemnation of the Bishops

Karachi - "Deep sorrow and condemnation for yet another murder that has shaken the nation": in a statement sent to Fides, the "Justice and Peace" Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Pakistan, said it is "deeply saddened" by the assassination on June 22. Amjad Sabri, a famous Muslim singer, exponent ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

ASIA/TURKEY - Armenians demonstrate to demand the election of a new Patriarch

Istanbul - A group of Turkish Christians of the Armenian Apostolic Church organized a protest demonstration yesterday, Thursday, June 23, in Istanbul, outside the headquarters of their Patriarchate, to ask the election of a new Patriarch. The episode reveals the degree of tension lived in the Armenian community in Turkey, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/25/16

ASIA/CHINA - The orphans of Da Ming celebrate Father's Day for priests who take care of them

Han Dan - The disabled children, abandoned by their parents, and the orphans welcomed at the Don Bosco Institute of Da Ming, in the Diocese of Han Dan, celebrated "Father's Day", celebrating the priests who take care of them and consider them their fathers. Father's Day is celebrated in China ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Targeted killings against the Ahmadis: third victim

Karachi - A homeopathic doctor belonging to the Ahmadiyya community was killed in his clinic in Karachi on June 20. Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmad was killed by unknown assailants while he was on his way to visit patients in his clinic. He was shot several times and died while being transported ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

ASIA/SYRIA - Militant Christian politician released by the Syrian apparatus after 30 months of detention

Qamishli - Christian political activist of Syriac-Orthodox confession Gabriel Moshe Kourieh, head of the political bureau of the Assyrian Democratic Organization, arrested by Syrian security forces in Qamishli, his hometown, on December 19, 2013 has been released. During the first phase of the Syrian conflict which began in 2011, Kourieh ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Mgr. Castro: "We need a clear sign that the signature of the agreement is concrete"

Bogota - "We need a clear sign that the signature of the agreement is not just a symbolic act", said His Exc. Mgr. Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, Archbishop of Tunja and President of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia after the announcement of the signature regarding the last points of "Dialogues ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Meetings for the prevention, recovery and promotion of life against addiction

Mendoza - On the occasion of the International Day of fight against the use and illicit traffic of drugs, the Archbishop of Mendoza, through the Pastoral against Addictions, Hogar de Cristo, and the desire of the Council of Catholic Education in Mendoza, have organized a series of meetings to invite ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

ASIA - Death penalty in Indonesia and the Philippines: need to become promoters of an abolitionist culture

Oslo - "The campaign for the abolition of the death penalty is a big challenge in order to protect life, to promote justice and to humanize our societies. However, the campaign can be successful when citizens themselves become promoters of an abolitionist culture. We will continue to raise awareness, particularly ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

ASIA/TURKEY - The legal battle over the ownership of the Armenian Catholicosate continues. Waiting for the pronouncement of the Constitutional Court

Antelias - A lawsuit filed last year by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of seeking the return of the historic Sis Catholicosate was not taken into consideration by Turkey’s Justice Ministry, but the decisive pronouncement of the Turkish Constitutional Court is still pending. As reported last ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Mgr. Medina: "Justice must only acknowledge the truth of the Curuguaty massacre",

Asuncion - The Bishop of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones , His Exc. Mgr. Mario Melanio Medina Salinas, accused Vice President Federico Franco of being responsible for the "massacre of Curuguaty".The Bishop said the tragedy, which occurred on June 15, 2012 in which 11 farmers and six policemen were ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The UN recognizes the responsibilities of peacekeepers in preventing the massacre in Malakal

Abuja - Confusion in the command and control, and lack of knowledge of the rules of engagement, or orders on how to deal with an attack by the Blue Helmets are among the causes that led to the massacre that took place on the night of February 18 in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/23/16



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