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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 ... ...



ASIA/IRAQ - Christian village bombed by the Turkish army; the condemnation of the Chaldean Patriarchate

Dohuk - Between 16-17 January Turkish troops bombed the Iraqi village of Sharanish, located on the border with Turkey, in the governorate of Dohuk, inhabited by Christians, Chaldeans and Assyrians. The bombings spread panic among the population, forced to flee to the city of Zakho during the night, with weather ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AMERICA/PANAMA - The Bishops' reflection on the national situation: "We cannot get used to violence"

Panama City - The Panamanian Episcopal Conference presents the many questions with regards to the future of the country on issues such as the electoral reform, widening of the transoceanic Canal, public education and healthcare in its document, asking for clear and concrete answers. The statement is part of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

ASIA/INDIA - The lack of water and sanitation cause preventable diseases in children

Bangalore - Coupled with the so called El Nino of 2015 that washed out the critical southwest monsoons in the southwest of the Country, the resultant deficit in water supply caused water borne diseases to flourish among children in Karnataka. The deficit in water and sanitation in Karnataka manifests in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - New act of vandalism targets Dormition Abbey

Jerusalem - Anti-Christian slogans were written on the doors and walls of the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion. The new act of vandalism against the Benedictine monastery took place on Sunday, January 17, the same day that Pope Francis paid tribute to the Jewish community in Rome. As reported by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Vaccination campaign: by 2106 a quarter of the children will be vaccinated against the killer diseases

Bangui - Doctors Without Borders launches vaccination campaign of unprecedented scale in the Central African Republic . The goal is to reach about 220,000 children, representing a quarter of all those present in the Country, by the end of 2016. Initiated last July in cooperation with the Ministry of Health ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AFRICA/BURKINA FASO - National Director of the PMS: "The Country is in shock, mourning for three days and in churches we pray for peace"

Ouagadougou - "In the churches of Burkina Faso, the faithful pray for peace" says Fr. Oscar Zoungrana, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Burkina Faso, where on January 15 a group of terrorists of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb killed at least 29 people of different nationalities in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AFRICA/KENYA - The Kenyan army launches an operation to free the soldiers captured by the Shabaab

Nairobi - The Chief of Staff of the armed forces of Kenya, General Samson Mwathethe, revealed some details of the attack carried out on January 15 by the Somali Shabaab against a base of the Kenyan military operating in AMISOM , in southern Somalia. In the attack, which occurred in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Mgr. Alvarez Lagos during the feast of the Black Christ: "There should be no Cain in this election year"

Matagalpa - During one of the many religious celebrations in honor of the "Lord of Esquipulas", held last weekend in the city of Esquipulas, the Bishop of the diocese of Matagalpa , His Exc. Mgr. Rolando José Álvarez Lagos, urged the faithful in Nicaragua, to live, in this election year, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - Cuban immigrants stranded in Mexico

Chiapas - Cuban immigrants now have a fast-track to enter the United States, starting from Central America to the northern border of Mexico. The Mexican government in fact grants them temporary residence permits, but many of them stop in Tapachula and Chiapas, because they remain without money and wait to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

ASIA/LEBANON - Much to one’s surprise, Geagea has decided to support former "enemy" Aoun in the presidential election

Beirut - Much to one’s surprise, the leader of the Lebanese Forces party Samir Geagea has announced the availability of his political formation to support the candidacy of former General Michel Aoun to the office of President of the Lebanese Republic. The initiative is destined to overturn the system of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AFRICA/MALAWI - Teenage pregnancy and early marriage in Malawi

Blantire - The phenomenon of single mothers is a reality that affects many women in Malawi. In most districts in the southern part of Malawi, it is customary that when girls reach a certain age they go into initiation camps where they are encouraged to try out having sex with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AFRICA/KENYA - Regulation of worship: the President in favor of a compromise with the 'official' churches

Nairobi - "Our Constitution accords every Kenyan the right to worship and I fully support that position. But we will not allow thieves to use religion to steal from Kenyans", said the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, explaining the meaning of the new "Religious Societies Rules 2015", which is generating ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

ASIA/INDIA - Report on anti-Christian violence: more than 200 episodes in 2015

New Delhi - In 2015 over 200 anti-Christian violence occurred. Seven Protestant pastors and one lay person were killed, while the victims of violence as a whole are about 8,000, including women and children. Numerous churches were devastated. These are the figures released by the Report "India Christian Persecution", published ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - "Adiós a la Pobreza": a project for healthcare hygiene

Veracruz - The inhabitants of the municipality of Ayahualulco, in the province of Veracruz, were using outdoor toilets until a few months ago. Today, thanks to the efforts of Veracruziano Voluntarism and the State System for the Integral Development of the Family , the inhabitants now have chemical baths. Through ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AFRICA/BURKINA FASO - West African States intend to fight together against terrorism

Ouagadougou - The fight against terrorism will be the focus of the Special Session of the Economic Community of West African States , announced by the President of Benin, Boni Yayi, in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, where in the attack on 15 January against Splendid hotel and the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Another threat for the indigenous Guarani and Kaiowá

Taquara - At dawn, the indigenous Guarani and Kaiowá took possession of a part of their traditional territory in the area known as "Taquara indigenous Land" on January 15. The area, on which there is a farm, is known by the natives as Lechucha and is part of the Taquara ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Special "Year of Education" in the Year of Mercy

Faisalabad - "The greatest mercy is the service of education that one can give to a child and a person": with this awareness, the Church of Faisalabad, diocese in Punjab province, will open on February 6 a special "Year of Education" that coincides with the Year of Mercy. As announced ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/19/16

AFRICA/SUDAN - Health care for nomads and the poor in East Darfur

Ed Daein - The Zakat Chamber in eastern Darfur has announced the launch of programs and health care assistance for nomads by the end of January, with the goal of providing the best services to the poorest. As reported by Radio Dabanga, therapeutic activities will be ensured in a camp ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/16/16

AFRICA/KENYA - The Bishops: "We are shocked and surprised by the proposed regulation of worship" said

Nairobi - With "shock and surprise" the Bishops of Kenya say they have received the news that the government has formulated new rules that, "if implemented, will have direct and negative impact on our evangelization mission". This is what is reported in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides after proposals ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/16/16

AMERICA/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Mgr. Peña Rodríguez’s appeal for the elections: "Do not choose people without morals"

Santo Domingo - The President of the Dominican Episcopal Conference, His Exc. Mgr. Gregorio Nicanor Peña Rodríguez, Bishop of the Diocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, called on the Dominican people to think twice when voting in the upcoming elections, and not to choose people without morals. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/16/16



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