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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 ... ...



AFRICA/BURUNDI - President Nkurunziza promises Ban Ki-moon an "inclusive dialogue" with the opposition

Bujumbura - "We will see if the visit of the UN Secretary General will lead to a positive change in the political crisis", say local sources from Bujumbura to Agenzia Fides, where UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with President Pierre Nkurunziza, the leaders of the opposition and representatives of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/23/16

ASIA/LEBANON - The Maronite Patriarch: Arab identity of the Lebanese nation is not negotiable

Beirut - Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai expressed his full support to the recent statement with which the Lebanese government wanted to reaffirm that the Arab identity of Lebanon cannot be questioned. Responding to journalists who approached him at the airport of Beirut, the Primate of the Maronite Church said ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/23/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - A new beginning for Maison d’Abraham, a "house of the poor" in the Holy City

Jerusalem - In the infinite variety of homes and Christian foundations scattered in the neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Maison d’Abraham occupies a special place: it accommodates pilgrims and visitors most in need, of all faiths, with special attention for the poorest, according to the indications received by Pope Paul VI at ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/20/16

AMERICA/CUBA - Cardinal Ortega: "Obama's visit will be of help to the country's development"

Havana - Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega spoke about the decision of US President Barack Obama to travel to Cuba in March. Obama announced that he will travel to the island on 21 and 22 March. He is the first US president in office, who will visit Cuba since 1928.Cardinal Ortega, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/20/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Fifty years at the service of the Gospel, an example for young people

Lahore - The Catholic community of Lahore celebrated the priestly Jubilee of Fr. Benjamin Joseph, who has been proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the sacraments, carrying out charitable initiatives and dialogue with everyone for 50 years In a Mass of thanksgiving celebrated by him in the Seminary of Santa Maria, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/20/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Iraqi Premier: the government does not make discrimination based on religion

Baghdad - The Iraqi government does not discriminate its citizens based on their religious affiliation, it also considers Christians as a "genuine part" of national identity, and will do everything possible to prevent their emigration. With these considerations, the Iraqi Prime minister, Shiite Haydar al Abadi, wanted to reassure a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/20/16

AMERICA/UNITED STATES - Birth of the "Catholic-Muslim National Dialogue"

Washington - Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago will be the first co-president of a new Catholic interfaith forum of meetings called "Catholic-Muslim National Dialogue", organized by the Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the US episcopal Conference .The Commission has been sponsoring Catholic-Muslim dialogue sessions at a regional ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/20/16

ASIA/INDIA - Young people of all religions against religious fundamentalism

Mumbai - "Unity in diversity" and "condemnation of all religious extremism". These are the themes that characterized the recent meeting of more than 500 young people of different religions, gathered in Mumbai for a meeting on the theme "Religious fundamentalism: a threat to humanity and creation", organized by the Daughters ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christian Girl kidnapped: threats also to the lawyer

Kasur - A Christian girl, Nabila Bibi, was kidnapped, converted to Islam and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pattoki, in Kasur district, in Pakistani Punjab. Bashir Masih, the girl's father, went to the police to lodge a complaint, but the police refused to register a First Information Report ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - Patriarch Tawadros celebrates the funeral of Boutros Ghali, "defender of peace"

Cairo - Boutros Boutros Ghali was "a faithful man to his nation" who "defended peace in all the roles he carried out". This is how Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II paid tribute to the figure of the Egyptian politician and diplomat, who died at the age of 93 on February ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Massacre in the UN camp: governmental military accused

Juba - 18 people died and forty were injured in the massacre in the IDP camp in Malakal, located in the base of the UN Mission in South Sudan . "The toll was reported by Médecins Sans Frontier that runs the health facility within the camp" say local sources to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Mgr. Colombo on mining projects: "It is time to listen to the people"

La Rioja - The administration of President Mauricio Macri "is tracing a path" in favor of mining projects and "now we have to listen to the people and reach social consensus", said the Bishop of the Diocese of La Rioja, His Exc. Mgr. Marcelo Colombo to the local press yesterday, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Rector of the "St. Paul" Seminary in Vijayawada

Vatican City - On October 13, 2015 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Fr. Gangarapu Anil Kumar, of the Salesians of Don Bosco as Rector of the "St. Paul" inter-diocesan Seminary in the diocese of Vijayawada,.The new Rector was born on July ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Rector of "St. John" Seminary in Visakhapatnam

Vatican City - On October 13, 2015 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Fr. Mallavarapu Rayanna, of the Salesian Society of Don Bosco as Rector of "St. John" inter-diocesan Seminary in the Archdiocese of Visakhapatnam.The new Rector was born on February 9, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

AMERICA/BRAZIL - 11 years after the death of Sister Dorothy Stang, killings due to land conflict increase

Anapu - Many families of Anapu farmers in the south of Pará , met on February 12 and in the following days to commemorate the murder of Sister Dorothy Stang, which occurred 11 years ago. She was a loyal friend and close to their problems, as well as a religious ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

AFRICA/UGANDA - Presidential elections: tension for the arrest of Ugandan opposition candidate

Kampala - Ugandan’s main opposition candidate, Kizza Besigye, was arrested by the police this morning, February 19, along with Mugisha Muntu and Wasswa Biriggwa, two senior leaders of his party, the Forum for Democratic Change .This happened as vote counting started in presidential and parliamentary polls marred by the late ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - "Solar power energy" used in the schools of the Latin Patriarchate

Jerusalem - Schools of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem that choose to use solar panels to produce electricity increase. This is what is referred by official sources of the Latin Patriarchate, announcing the next installation of Solar power energy in the schools of the Jordanian city of Wasiyeh, Madaba and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/19/16

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Assault against the camp for displaced people in the UN base in Malakal

Juba - "From the first information we have the massacre in the UN camp in Malakal is due to tribal tensions", say to Agenzia Fides local sources from South Sudan, where on the night of 18 February an armed group attacked the IDP camp in Malakal located in the UN ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/18/16

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Young people seek God through the Bible

Seoul - "We find God, not worshiping images or beautiful words, but when we apply the teachings that the Bible reveals to us": this is how Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, Apostolic Nuncio in Korea, addressed young Korean Catholics, during the celebration ot the closing Mass of the "Youth biblical Movement" laboratory.Young ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/18/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Justice and Peace: the plight of the Palestinians is "inhuman"

Jerusalem - The present situation for the Palestinians in Holy Land is "inhuman" because of "settlers who occupy, day after day, Palestinian land ", from the poverty suffered by a million and a half inhabitants in the besieged Gaza Strip, the systematic demolition of homes and the humiliation suffered by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/18/16



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