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ASIA/SYRIA - Syrian Catholic Bishop: the declaration of the USA on the "genocide of Christians" is "an instrumental geopolitics operation"

HassakÚ - The path that led the US administration to recognizing the violence perpetrated by the Islamic State on Christians as "genocide", is "a geopolitical operation" that "exploits the category of genocide for their own interests". This is how Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, at the head of the Syriac ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/19/16

AFRICA / MALAWI - The Bishops' letter is the last warning: for a missionary "there is risk of social explosion"

Lilongwe - "It is a very deep letter and to be taken seriously", said Fr. Piergiorgio Gamba, Monfort missionary, commenting on the Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of Malawi on the state of the Country , in which the serious social and economic conditions in which most of the population ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

ASIA/HONG KONG - More than 3,000 catechumens will be baptized during the Easter Vigil

Hong Kong - "You have not only found the light, you also have to transform into light that illuminates the world", said Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hong Kong, to the catechumens on the fourth Sunday of Lent, March 6. In view of Easter, the Lenten journey of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - The Bishops: "May the State listen to the cry of farmers and their proposals"

Asuncion - The Episcopal Conference of Paraguay expresses its support to the needs of the population that will give life to the XXIII " March of the Poor Farmer" scheduled today, March 17, in the Paraguayan capital, where thousands of families grouped in the National Peasant Federation are expected to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

ASIA/THAILAND - The tragic odyssey of Pakistani Christian refugees in Thailand

Bangkok – The escape of thousands of Pakistani Christians that left their homeland seeking refuge in Thailand continues. They escape from pressures, harassment, threats and reprisals. Due to the Pakistani blasphemy law, all kinds of abuse can turn into death penalty. "The reasons why many are arriving in Thailand are ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The Bishops: "Justice for the massacre in Lahore"

Lahore – To bring to justice the perpetrators of the massacre that on 15 March 2015, following the explosion of two bombs in front of two churches in Youhanabad, Lahore district, killed 21 people and injured 80. This is what was asked, in an official statement sent to Agenzia Fides, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

ASIA/QATAR - "Religious" TV channels are multiplying all over the Middle East

Doha - The number of religious broadcasters throughout the Middle East has risen by 50 percent in just three years from 2011 to 2014, rising from 50 to 75 religious channels "free to air" . The expansion of networks and religious broadcasting has been documented and analyzed in a study ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Mgr. Castro Quiroga: "What is important is not the date, but the agreement has to be properly formulated"

Bogota - "What matters is not the date when the agreement is signed, but it has to be properly formulated. We must avoid clauses which may later create problems, it is very important to avoid damaging the whole process": These were the words His Exc. Mgr. Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - A community radio circuit for peace in the country torn by civil war

Juba - A radio network to promote peace has been created by 12 community radio stations in South Sudan. Under this initiative, 45 "citizen journalists" will be trained to gather information to be provided to the radio stations of the respective States.According to Radio Bakhita, which spread the news, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

ASIA/YEMEN - Bishop Hinder: still no news of the priest kidnapped after the massacre in Aden

Aden - Almost two weeks after the massacre perpetrated by a terrorist commando in the nursing home in Aden , where four Missionaries of Charity along with 12 others were killed - there is still no news regarding father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian priest who was in the structure and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/17/16

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Outbreaks of cholera for the drought in Oromia, in the Somali region and of the Peoples of the South

Addis Ababa - The precarious situation that Ethiopia is living due to water shortage continues to affect the battered population even at a health level. In an appeal launched by the Spanish Embassy in Addis Ababa, the country's Ministry of Health has confirmed the occurrence of cholera outbreaks in Oromia, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

AMERICA/PANAMA - Seven hundred Cuban emigrants in critical situation call for a diplomatic solution

Panama City - Cardinal JosÚ Luis Lacunza, Bishop of David, has received a report on the situation of the Cuban people in Paso Canoas, and announced that he will inform the Country's Bishops and together reflect on the matter. The letter sent to Fides by Caritas Panama, informs that Siexdel ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

ASIA/INDIA - The Day of the martyrs of Orissa will be celebrated on August 30

Bhubaneswar - The Church of the state of Orissa will celebrate "Martyrs' Day" on August 30 every year. As Fides learns, this was established by the Regional Conference of Bishops of Orissa, choosing the date which is the day after the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. His Exc. Mgr. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Attacks on churches in Lahore: still no guilty

Lahore - At what stage are the investigations into the attacks that a year ago marred two Christian churches in Lahore' On the first anniversary of the explosion in front of the Catholic church of St. John and Christ's Church , which took place on March 15, 2015 in Youhanabad, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

AFRICA/MADAGASCAR - Appointment of the Rector of the "Paul VI" Theological Seminary in Antsiranana

Vatican City - On October 30, 2015 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Sylvain Bevazaha, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Amtsiranana as Rector of the "Paul VI" Theological major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Antsiranana, Madagascar.The new Rector was born ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - A seminar being held on the translation of the Bible in African languages

Johannesburg - "The Church in Africa has to meet the challenges of today by cooperating with other Christian faiths in translating the Bible for all language groups on our continent", said His Exc. Mgr. Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - The Coptic Catholic Bishop of Guizeh: the murder of Regeni used to ruin relations between Cairo and Rome

Guizeh - The murder of Giulio Regeni was carried out by "professional torturers" perhaps also aimed at "ruining the relations of the present Egyptian and Italian governments". This is how Anba Antonios Aziz Mina, Coptic Catholic Bishop of Guizeh, tries to evaluate data and hypotheses which have emerged in recent ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Tension in the north of the country because of the violence of armed groups and police reprisals

Jinotega - After the attack by a group of armed people against a police patrol in the town of Santa Rosa in San Jose de Bocay, which took place two days ago, now the calm in this community rural area appears at risk, as police and army reprisals are feared.The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - 38 children out of danger born from pregnant women who have the zika virus

Barranquilla - According to the latest epidemiological bulletin of the National Institute of Health, until March 5, there have been 941 cases of zika cases regarding about 4,020 pregnant women of the Caribbean Region in Barranquilla. To avoid complications, it was decided that the children of infected mothers will be ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16

AFRICA/NIGERIA - At least 22 dead in an attack against a mosque in the northeast

Abuja - At least 22 people were killed in a double suicide bombing in a mosque in the village of Molai-Umarari, about 10 km from Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. A suicide bomber, apparently a woman blew herself up inside the mosque at 5 in the morning ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/16/16



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