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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 ... ...



AMERICA/PARAGUAY - “Why do our brothers and sisters emigrate'” For 25 years the answer has been the same: out of necessity

Asuncion – The Catholic Church in Paraguay is celebrating its 25th “Week of Migrants and Refugees in Paraguay”, on the theme “migrants call us to show mercy”. The week will culminate on Sunday 5 June with National Migrants Day, and a solemn Mass in the Cathedral of Our Lady of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/03/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Solidarity Programme to eradicate child labour in the province of Mendoza

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Solidarity Programme to eradicate child labour in the province of MendozaMendoza –The phenomenon of widespread child labour in Argentina is aggravated by the fact that very few working parents have someone to care for their children. What is more, very often children help their parents with risky work ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/03/16

AFRICA/ANGOLA - Catholic Women for women’s human development and dignity

Luanda – Locally known as “Entrepreneurs for the Kingdom of God”, women members of the Damas Salesianas association are now active in Angola. According to information sent to Fides by ANS, this “Movement of lay Catholic women, committed within the Salesian Family to working for the world and the Church ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/03/16

AMERICA/BRAZIL - For 40 years, the Pastoral Land Commission for the right to life, land, water

Marian - As part of the National campaign to commemorate the 40 years of life and commitment of the "Pastoral Commission of the Earth" , the "Brazilian Meeting of the popular movements in dialogue with the Pope" opens today, which takes place until June 5 at the Mariana Congress Centre, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

ASIA/NEPAL - Justice for women after the civil conflict

Kathmandu - In Nepal there is a national program to support and compensate the women involved in the long civil conflict that crossed the country until the middle of the century. Yet most women do not turn to the authorities that could help them get justice. "Seven out of 10 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

ASIA/INDONESIA - Christian woman caned according to Islamic law

Banda Aceh - An elderly 60-year-old Protestant Christian woman was caned in Indonesia, the first time a Sharia law punishment, has been meted out to a non-Muslim. As Fides learns, this is what happened to Remita Sinaga, who was convicted of selling alcohol, after the police seized 50 bottles of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

ASIA/JAPAN - A missionary: "Helping even young Japanese for WYD"

Takamatsu - "We ask the help for children from Japan who want to participate in the next World Youth Day to be held in Krakow in late July. It is a vocational pilgrimage, during which every young person will be able to reflect on the call of the Lord. Catechesis, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

ASIA/INDIA - Over 300 thousand children forced to beg on the streets every day

Bangalore - A recent survey, carried out by the Indian police along with some humanitarian organizations, revealed that more than 300,000 children suffer abuse by criminals involved in human trafficking, and force them to beg on the streets of some cities every day. Many of the children who beg are ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - The difficult conditions of refugees in South Africa at the center of the concerns of the Church

Johannesburg - "The refugees in South Africa have to face injustice and inhumanity" said His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Buti Thlagale, Archbishop of Johannesburg, in his opening speech at the roundtable organized by the Department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg and by the Jesuit ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

VATICAN - PMS Assembly: "Do not fear to be renewed by the Spirit" says Mgr. Rugambwa

Rome - "Thanks to the experience of evangelization, mission, prayer, testimony and charity of the young Churches, we hope that the whole Church may rekindle its passion for Christ and the proclamation of its Gospel" stressed His Exc. Mgr. Protase Rugambwa, adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The Bishop of Yei consoles missionary priests and sisters to remain strong in their faith after the painful death of Sister Veronika Rackova

Juba - "Remain strong in your faith" said Mgr. Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of Yei, during a ceremony in memory of Sister Teresia Veronika Rackova, the missionary of the Congregation of Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit and Director of S. Bakhita Health Centre, who died after days of agony ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/02/16

VATICAN - “Re-awakening missionary awareness today ”: Cardinal Filoni addresses PMS Annual General Assembly

Rome – “The Holy Spirit and the signs of the times of the same Spirit, urge us to go beyond ecclesial distinction and separation, today out-dated, between mission lands and traditionally Christian countries, between missionary sending Churches and missionary receiving Churches. Evangelisation in its various stages, from first announcement to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - “Take part in the elections”, Bishop of Veracruz urges

Veracruz – Bishop Luis Felipe Gallardo Martin del Camtare of the diocese of Veracruz, has urged the people to show responsibility and take part in elections set for June 5: "The message from the diocese is for everyone: it recalls the responsibility to vote, urging everyone to be well informed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

AFRICA/D.R. CONGO - Moïse Katumbi now in South Africa still an adversary for President Kabila

Kinshasa - “If President Joseph Kabila wanted to rid himself of Moïse Katumbi he has succeeded, at least temporarily. Far from Congo, Katumbi, in a sort of exile, is politically out of the game ” Fides learned from the Peace for Congo network regarding charges against the main opposition candidate ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

ASIA/KOREA - Auxiliary Bishop of Daegu appointed

Vatican City – The Holy Father, Pope Francis, on 31 May 2016, appointed Auxiliary Bishop ofthe archdiocese of Daegu Reverend John Bosco Chang Shin-Ho, assigning him the titular see of Vescera.Rev. John Bosco Chang Shin-Ho was born 25 May 1966 in Daegu, in the province of Gyeousang-namdo, archdiocese of Daegu. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

AFRICA/SUDAN - “Continual bombing in Nuba Mountains area, a Catholic school damaged” Bishop Gassis reports

Khartoum - “The diocese denounces continual indiscriminate aerial bombing which kills and maims and instils a culture of fear and death among the people” says Bishop Macram Max Gassis, Emeritus bishop of El Obeid, in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, reporting the bombing of a Catholic school in rebel held ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - The Bishops of Patagonia concerned about the vast increases in gas and electricity

Neuquén - The Bishops of the Patagonia-Comahue region who are "deeply concerned about the consequences of the vast increases of essential services such as gas and electricity" which affects mostly the poorest people, wrote a letter to the Minister of energy, Juan José Aranguren, and to the Interior, Rogelio Frigerio. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Slaves of modern times: 10 million more in the world compared to 2015

Minderoo - About 46 million people, including millions of children, are currently living in conditions of modern slavery. This is what was highlighted in a study released by the Australian Foundation Walk Free sent to Agenzia Fides. The appalling figure involves 167 Countries, India tops the list. The phenomenon includes ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

EUROPE/GREECE - Refugee women and children's rights: a meeting of the Conference of European Churches

Thessaloniki - Women and children figure prominently as refugees in mass movements of people in recent months and their rights will be at the forefront of a meeting organized in Greece by the Conference of European Churches in Thessaloniki, from 31 May to 4 June. The theme of this third ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16

ASIA/MONGOLIA - The Church prepares for the ordination of the first native priest

Ulaan Baatar - "We will soon have the first native priest of Mongolia: Joseph Enkh, who will be ordained a priest in Ulaan Baatar on 28 August 2016 by His Exc. Mgr. Wenceslao Padilla, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaan Baatar. This event is particularly important for our young Church, re-founded in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/01/16



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