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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 ... ...



EUROPE/ITALY - Fr. Grigoletto: 35 years of Camillian mission in Burkina Faso, among the poor and terminally ill

Turin - "At the end of September I will leave the Camillian Mission in Burkina Faso. After 35 years it is certainly not easy for me to leave Africa, a country I loved very much and where I was loved; a place where I tried to help spiritually and concretely, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AFRICA/BURUNDI - "Our only hope is an intervention on behalf of the international community"

Bujumbura - "The satellite images confirm what the people of Burundi are finding out on their own" local sources from Burundi told Agenzia Fides, where at least a dozen mass graves containing the bodies of opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza, killed in extrajudicial executions have been discovered. Amnesty International says ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Muslims fighting Isis: "sign of sincerity" says a missionary

Zamboanga - "It is a very positive step. It demonstrates the sincerity of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the search for peace": this is how Fr. Angel Calvo, a Claretian missionary, for several decades in Mindanao, who today lives in the city of Zamboanga, in the extreme south of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

EUROPE/CRETE - The pan-Orthodox Council will be held in Crete

Chambésy - The pan-Orthodox "Holy and Great Council" will be held from 16 to 27 June at the Orthodox Academy of the Greek island of Crete. This was decided by the primates of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches gathered from January 21 to 28 at the Orthodox Centre of Chambésy at ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AMERICA / MEXICO - "Mexico is a cemetery, and the government only goes to light a candle to the dead", says Mgr. Lona Reyes

Oaxaca - "Mexico is a cemetery, and the government only goes to light a candle to the dead": are the harsh words of His Exc. Mgr. Arturo Lona Reyes, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Tehuantepec with regards to the indigenous territory of Chimalapas invaded by entrepreneurs and loggers from ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AFRICA/ZAMBIA - The Bishops in view of the elections in August: "No to discrimination and incitement to hatred"

Lusaka - The multiparty democracy in Zambia is at risk for the spread of intolerance, regionalism and tribalism. This is what the Bishops of Zambia say in a statement issued at the end of their Plenary Assembly and sent to Agenzia Fides."We applaud the nation that, even with the persistent ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Zika virus throughout Latin America

Caracas - The World Health Organization has launched a global alert on the spread of the zika virus. Currently, America is the most affected continent . In Venezuela, there are between 6 and 10 thousand symptomatic cases of the disease, to which are added 30 to 40% of asymptomatic cases. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

ASIA/ISRAEL - The Jewish of the Menhir Tag group pay homage to the desecrated cemetery in Beit Jamal

Jerusalem - A group of more than sixty Jews wanted to express their conviction and shock at the desecration of the Salesian cemetery in Beit Jamal and paid homage to the cemetery where last December serious acts of sectarian vandalism was carried out. The visit of the Jewish group – ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Twenty new priests and thirty deacons will be ordained in Seoul

Seoul - The Church in Korea, which thrives in vocations to priesthood, will be enriched with 20 new priests: Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Archbishop of Seoul, will ordain 20 priests on February 5. Given the large numbers of faithful who are expected for the event, the celebration will be held ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - The Country is at risk of a humanitarian health crisis

Caracas - The shortage of medicines and equipment in medical institutions in the Country and the deterioration of public hospitals continues to endanger the health and lives of Venezuelans. The National Assembly in a recent debate on the crisis in the health sector, reported testimonies of relatives of people who ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - President Macri meets the local Church:"Cura Brochero is an example of Argentina we want"

Villa Brochero - The closing Mass of the annual "Brocheriana Week", celebrated yesterday, Tuesday, 26 January, was an opportunity to meet newly-elected President Mauricio Macri with the main representatives of the Church in Argentina, led by Cardinal Mario Poli, Archbishop Buenos Aires. Villa Cura Brochero, Córdoba, about 820 km from ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AFRICA/KENYA - The Bishop of Garissa: "We offer education to Christians and Muslims to overcome divisions"

Nairobi - Education is an essential tool to overcome religious, tribal and political barriers, as well as being an essential element for human development. This is what His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Alexander says, Bishop of Garissa, where last April 148 students were killed in a massacre claimed by the Somali ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Lawyers threatened: they defend a Christian accused of blasphemy

Lahore - Two lawyers who offer their professional services at the NGO Pakistani "Lead" were stopped in the street and threatened by unknown people on their way to court, for the hearing of Sajjad Masih Gill, a Christian sentenced to life imprisonment for alleged blasphemy, who appealed to the Lahore ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

ASIA/SYRIA - The alarm of Archbishop Hindo: Deir el Zor is starving

Hassakè - In neighborhoods and suburbs of the Syrian city of Deir al Zor, under siege by the jihadists of the Islamic State , at least 120 thousand Syrian civilians are starving. The alarm was launched by Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, at the head of the Syrian Catholic archdiocese of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AFRICA / SUDAN - Five thousand newly displaced in the capital of West Darfur

El Geneina - The Government Commission for Humanitarian Aid and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society have estimated that, since January 10, 5000 people displaced from Mouli and surrounding villages have arrived in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur. Villagers from Mouli and Atia, about 15 kilometers south of El Geneina, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AFRICA/CAMEROON - The Cameroonian military claim successes against Boko Haram but are accused of massacres against civilians in Nigeria

Yaounde - The Cameroonian authorities announced they had inflicted "heavy losses" on Nigerian Boko Haram extremists who perpetrated a fourfold suicide bombing on January 25 in the town of Bodo, in the far north of the Country on the border with Nigeria, which killed 32 people and injured 86.According to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

ASIA/INDIA - The Bishops of Kerala meet political and social leaders

Kochi - To understand the perspectives and ideas of the various political parties and civil society organizations; express the views of the Church on social and political issues: with these intentions the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council will hold a series of meetings with various stakeholders in the political and social ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Mgr. Castro Quiroga: "FARC must hand over their weapons if they really want peace"

Bogota - The Archbishop of Tunja and President of the Colombian Episcopal Conference, His Exc. Mgr. Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, expressed the hope that FARC will hand over their weapons and added that they must destroy all of them if they want to part of an authentic political process. Mgr. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - The history of the Salesians in Bolivia in the biography of the missionary Tito Solari

Cochabamba - In the days of preparation for the feast of Don Bosco, on January 31, in Bolivia the great contribution of the Salesian missionaries to the country, including His Exc. Mgr. Tito Solari Capellari, S.D.B., Archbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba is remembered. Mgr. Tito Solari, an Italian missionary, arrived in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16

EUROPE/SPAIN - An alternative to street life for children with problems

Zamora - A group of volunteers and professionals are committed to removing children with economic and school problems from the streets. The Support Center for Minors work with children from broken families, they offer them school support and recreational activities. We are talking about a program of Caritas Zamora dedicated ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/29/16



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