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EUROPE/ITALY - Teenage pregnancy and its consequences on the lives of young women in Africa

Padova - For the first time ever, Italy celebrated “Women’s Health Day” this year in order to focus the nation’s attention on the issue of women’s health care and prevention and to underscore the fundamental role that women play both in their own families and the broader community, not only ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

ASIA/TURKEY - The Ecumenical Patriarch wants to meet Erdogan to talk about the Theological Institute of Halki

Istanbul - The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, wants to meet President Tayyip Erdogan to talk about the status of the Patriarchate, and above all would like clarification on the recent episodes that seem to contradict and negate the effectiveness of previous legislations regarding the restitution of goods to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christian girl kidnapped and victim of forced marriage and conversion to Islam: the phenomenon does not stop

Kasur - Help his daughter, victim of abduction, forced marriage and conversion to Islam: is the appeal launched by Sarwar Masih, a Pakistani Christian who asked the help of lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill, head of the NGO "Lead" , committed to providing free assistance to Christian victims of abuse. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

AMERICA/ECUADOR - Earthquakes cause extreme difficulties for those affected by disability

Quito – The death toll of the earthquake that just over a week ago struck Ecuador rises: more than 710 people have died or are missing, including some 16,600 injured and some are still in serious condition. This was reported by the National Secretariat for Risk Management. The Ecuadorian government ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

ASIA/INDIA - The Mass explained to young people, for the 400th anniversary of the Church of St. Andrew

Mumbai - The Jubilee of the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Andrew's Church in Bandra, in Mumbai, was the occasion for a special celebration dedicated to the young: it was a Holy Mass animated with theatrical dramatizations and music, as explained by Fr. Caesar D'Mello, the pastor of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

ASIA/SYRIA - A predominantly Christian city bombed by Islamist rebels. Armed truce in Qamishli between the Kurdish militias and pro-Assad army

Hama - Islamist militias linked to Al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra Front group launched an attack with mortars on the Syrian city of Sqelbiya, a predominantly Christian city, in the central province of Hama on Sunday, April 24, killing at least four civilians. This is what Kurdish sources consulted by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/25/16

AMERICA/PANAMA - The ordeal and growing despair among the 2,500 Cubans blocked at the border continues

David - "As Pastoral Social-Caritas Panama, from 6 to 18 April we visited along with some Caritas delegates of David, the centers where there are Cubans migrants in Paso Canoas. Here there are more than 2,000 people waiting to continue their journey to the United States of America". This is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/22/16

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - "Too much military presence indicates weakness": demonstration against the inter-oceanic canal

Nueva Guinea - The military and police presence on the route that will follow the fourth national March against the inter-oceanic canal, scheduled for today, April 22, in Nueva Guinea, "scares" the population: is what the Bishop of Matagalpa, His Exc. Mgr. Rolando Alvarez Lagos highlighted.According to Mgr. Alvarez, who ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/22/16

AMERICA/CHILE - Mgr. Vargas: "Churches burned to solve the Mapuche conflict is unexplainable"

Temuco - The Bishop of Temuco, His Exc. Mgr. Hector Eduardo Vargas Bastidas, S.D.B. in a testimony sent to Fides, highlights the situation after the attacks on churches which recently occurred in southern Chile. So far nine churches and chapels were set on fire during the early months of 2016, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/22/16

ASIA/MYANMAR - NGOs appeal to the government: need to face the crisis of the Rohingya

Yangon – Need to face the crisis of the ethnic minority of Rohingya Muslims, who in the past five years have seen a dramatic escalation of human rights violations, marked by repression, discrimination and violence. This is the appeal launched by a network of NGOs to the new Burmese government. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/22/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - St. Elisabeth Catholic hospital at the forefront in the country for the care of cancer patients

Hyderabad - A special unit that provides home palliative care to cancer patients, with pain control therapy, has recently opened, and this is the first experience at a national level: the St. Elisabeth Catholic Hospital in Hyderabad, established in 1958, is a precious institution for the territory of the city ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/22/16

ASIA/SYRIA - The Patriarchs of Antioch remember the two Bishops kidnapped: "We do not have the support of the 'giants'. Our only hope is in the Lord"

Aleppo - Three years since the disappearance of 2 Metropolitan Bishops of Aleppo - Syrian Orthodox Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Boulos Yazigi – the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, and the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Yohanna X, remember the story of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/22/16

AMERICA/PUERTO RICO - 57 percent of young Puerto Ricans live below the poverty line

San Juan - As Congress debates legislative solutions for Puerto Rico's financial crisis , new reports indicate that the island's child poverty rate is worse than previously feared and that migration is increasing. According to a new report from the Institute for Youth Development, 57 percent of youth under 18 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christian couple lynched: the trial gets serious

Lahore - It will not be easy to get justice for the death of the Christian couple Shahzaz Masih and Shama Bibi, lynched and burned alive in November 2014 by a crowd of Muslims in Kasur, for alleged blasphemy. This is what Christian lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill told Fides, who ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Young missionaries of mercy

Seoul - With a mission to help their peers in every circumstance of life, for study, human, material and spiritual difficulties, a group of students in middle and high schools in Seoul have been named "young missionaries of mercy". It is the initiative launched by the Department for vocations and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - An initiative promoted by the Catholic Church: "Taxi against human trafficking"

Johanneburg - "Taxi against human trafficking". This is the initiative promoted by the Catholic Church in South Africa to raise awareness among taxi drivers to fight this human and social evil. The project was presented in a three-day conference, from 12 to 15 April, organized by the Counter Trafficking in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16

ASIA/SYRIA - Archbishop Hindo: Armed clashes between the Syrian army and Kurdish militias in Qamishli

Qamishli - The city of Qamishli, in the northeastern Syrian region of Jazira, has been since yesterday the scene of intense armed clashes between Kurdish militias and army forces loyal to the regime of Bashar Assad. This was confirmed to Agenzia Fides by Archbishop Syrian Catholic Jacques Behnan Hindo. "The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16

AFRICA/ALGERIA - Social peace at risk due to falling oil and gas prices t

Algiers - The sharp decline in oil prices is likely to have social and political repercussions on those Countries whose main source of income are energy exports. One of these is Algeria, whose economy, recalls a note sent to Agenzia Fides by ISPI , is "a kind of mono-culture of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Mgr. Mata fears a return to the law of the jungle after the violent death of the mayor of Ayala

EstelÝ - "It hurts me, as a citizen and as pastor, , especially when we talk about a person who followed appropriate channels to raise the issue, but it seems that things are even worse than before. This will promote the law of the jungle", said His Exc. Mgr. Juan ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16

ASIA/TURKEY - The Turkish State opens a case to recover the lands returned to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in recent years

Ankara - Turkey has opened a case against the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, to cancel the legal acts with which some land were returned to the Orthodox Patriarchal See, in compliance with the laws providing restitution to the minority religious communities of goods seized in the past by the Turkish ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/21/16



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