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ASIA/HOLY LAND - The Syriac Orthodox Church: the arrest of Metropolitan Swerios is offensive and humiliating

Bethlehem - The Syriac Orthodox Church considers the way the Palestinian police arrested Metropolitan Swerios Malki Murad, Patriarchal Vicar of the Holy Land "insulting". Such police custody – which took place on Saturday evening, April 2 and lasted a few hours - is "a humiliation for all the faithful of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AFRICA/UGANDA - Churches are opposed to the proposed registration of religious denominations

Kampala - After Kenya Uganda also intends to proceed with the registration of so-called FBO - Faith Based Organizations. A measure, sponsored by the department of Ethics and Religious affairs in the President’s Office, which is strongly contested by the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations."If what we are doing ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/SRI LANKA - Caritas helps immigrants and migrants

Colombo - The work of aid of Caritas Sri Lanka reaches immigrant workers and those who migrate abroad in search of work. Caritas works with economic aid, education, professional training programs, in a network of civil society organizations that promote the integration and social inclusion of migrants and their families ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/YEMEN - 6 children die or are injured every three days

Sana'a - The toll after a year of war in Yemen is that 6 children are killed or maimed every three days. For them it is also dangerous and difficult to play or sleep. With the intensification of the war, the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict continues ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Osogbo

Vatican City - On 2 April 2016, the Holy Father appointed Rev. John Akin Oyejola of the clergy of Oyo, Priest and Director of the Diocesan Center for Family Ministry, as Bishop of Osogbo .The new Bishop was born on May 8, 1963 in Aawe, Diocese of Oyo. He studied ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Appointment of the Bishop of Isangi

Vatican City - On 2 April 2016 the Holy Father appointed Rev. DieudonnÚ Madrapile Tanzi, of the clergy of Isiro-Niangara, professor at the Pontifical Urbaniana University as Bishop of the Diocese of Isangi .The newly-elected Bishop was born on August 18, 1958 in Faradje, dioc. Isiro-Niangara. He attended primary and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Missionary children explain the Gospel to their peers

Adaba - It is still Lent in Ethiopia. Preparations for Easter continue, as well as the activities of the small Catholic communities of Oromia. Among these, Fides received the story of a group of children of the children’s home in Adaba, which is part of the Apostolic Prefecture of Robe, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Farmers killed by the police: the Church condemns violence

Manila - "A death is always tragic, especially when it is a violent death. Let us pray for our farmers in Kidapawan: may they find peace and happiness in heaven. The police have the mandate to preserve peace, protect the weak and serve justice": said Archbishop Socrates Villegas, President of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AMERICA/HAITI - Catholic Medical Mission launches the alarm about the spread of Zika virus on the island

Port au Prince - Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. "The lack of education, information, the number of people living in slums and the level of stagnant water everywhere, are the ideal habitat for the proliferation and spread of the mosquito vector of Zika virus", said, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Syrian Orthodox Bishop stopped and released by the Palestinian police

Bethlehem - The Palestinian Police stopped Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan Swerios Malki Murad, the Patriarchal Vicar who leads the Syrian Orthodox Christian community present in Holy Land. The arrest took place on Saturday evening, April 2: according to local sources consulted by Fides, the Palestinian police stopped the convoy of cars ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Congolese government and the UN have to open an investigation into the massacres in the northeast

Kinshasa - "Since October 2014, in the surroundings of the town of Beni, in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo , more than five hundred people have been killed and tens of thousands of people fled their houses", says a note sent to Agenzia Fides by the Peace ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Worsening of poverty

Buenos Aires - A "significant deterioration" of poverty was registered in Argentina in the first quarter of 2016: is what the latest report of the social debt observatory of the Universidad Catˇlica Argentina said, based on a set of indicators covering the basic food basket and other factors of social ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Hospital patients want the return of the missionary wounded

Dhaka – The sick of Dinajpur hope Fr. Piero Parolari, the Italian missionary of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, wounded in an ambush with attempted murder, will soon return to Bangladesh. After the attack, suffered on 18 November 2015, Fr. Parolari is in Monza, Italy. "Maybe he was born ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AFRICA/LIBYA - In Tripoli "we live waiting, praying for peace"

Tripoli - "We live waiting, like the rest of the city's population, as always praying for peace. This is our task at the moment", say Church sources to Agenzia Fides from Tripoli, Libya's capital, where four days ago the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez elSarraj arrived, designated by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Priest who gambled funds for refugees has been suspended

Baghdad - Chaldean priest Amer Saka, who claimed he had gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Iraq, has been temporarily suspended from the exercise of priestly ministry and his story has been brought to the attention of the civil authorities by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

ASIA/INDIA - "Mission Sonshine ": Jesus Christ the Son of God is the light of the world

Mumbai - It is a very old church, older than the Taj Mahal in Agra, and one of the oldest churches in Mumbai: the church of St. Andrew in Bandra celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2016. The church was built twenty years earlier, in 1595, by the Portuguese Jesuits, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/03/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - NGOs: "The government has given in to pressure from extremists"

Islamabad - The government of Pakistan has given in to seven out of ten requests presented by Islamic radical groups, supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, the confessed criminal of the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer. This is what was reported in a statement sent to Fides by the NGO "Christian Solidarity ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/03/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - The Bishop of Acapulco and tradespeople’s appeal: "No more murders!"

Acapulco - "Brothers of organized crime we kindly ask you to give us a few days without violence" said Laura Caballero, president of the largest association of traders of Acapulco, who together with the Bishop of Chilpancigo- Chilapa , His Exc. Mgr. Salvador Rangel Mendoza, OFM, launched an appeal to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/03/16

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - The Constitutional Court recognizes that President Zuma has violated the Constitution

Johannesburg - A ruling by the Constitutional Court recognized that South African President Jacob Zuma violated the Constitution by using public funds to renovate his private residence in Nkandla. The story concerns the expenses incurred officially to strengthen the security measures of the President’s country mansion, but in reality it ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/03/16

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Caritas Korea: Solidarity Campaign for Syrian refugees

Seoul - "Five years after civil war in Syria - Let's wipe out their tears": is the new fundraising and solidarity campaign launched by "Caritas Korea" to give support to Syria. The funds, reported a statement of the organization to Fides, will be used to assist Syrian refugees, through the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/03/16



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