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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/SYRIA - At least 17 churches and Christian shrines destroyed by jihadist groups

Damascus - At least 17 churches and Christian shrines have been destroyed, desecrated or occupied by jihadist groups in the Syrian conflict. The list was provided by sources linked to local Christian communities such as the Assyrian International News Agency. In particular, the destruction carried out by the militants of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/15/15

AFRICA/BURUNDI - Hundreds of cases of extrajudicial killings

Bujumbura - There are between 150 and 200 people who were found dead in what appears to be extrajudicial killings in Bujumbura and in the "Rural Bujumbura", the suburban area of the capital of Burundi. This is what local sources told Agenzia Fides, who for security reasons have asked to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/15/15

ASIA/INDIA - A new priest in Orissa, in the Year of Mercy

Bhubaneswar - The new Jesuit priest who will be ordained on December 30 comes from the district of Kandhamal, in Orissa, which was the scene of anti-Christian violence in 2008. Narendra Singh, 35, will be the first priest to be ordained and will be the first native of the district, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/15/15

ASIA/PAKISTAN - "Agahi", the weekly to give "the good news of mercy" in Urdu

Karachi - "The good news of God's mercy in Urdu is a tool to give all Pakistani citizens, of all religions": this is what Fr. Arthur Charles, a Capuchin friar and editor of the magazine says to Agenzia Fides talking about the weekly "Agahi" , the first in Urdu, which ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/15/15

AMERICA/MEXICO - The missing are "legally declared dead": the Bishop say the authorities want to close the investigation

Tamaulipas - The Bishop of Ciudad Victoria, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, His Exc. Mgr. Antonio González Sánchez, denounced that it is clear to everyone that the judicial authorities intend to close the investigation of hundreds of people missing as a result of violence and insecurity in Tamaulipas. This ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/15/15

ASIA/LEBANON - Patriarch Rai visits Egypt; the election of the President is taking longer than expected

Beirut - Maronite Patriarch Boutros Bechara Rai carried out a four-day visit to Egypt, which ended yesterday, Sunday, December 13, and was characterized by a busy schedule, not only from a pastoral point of view. The occasion for the patriarchal visit was the inauguration of the church dedicated to St. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/15/15

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Clashes between the army and members of a radical Shiite movement

Abuja - Dozens of people were killed in clashes between the Nigerian army and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, a group formed by Islamist Shiites, in Zaria, in the north of the Country.A spokesman of the IMN says that in the clashes, which occurred between 12 and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/15/15

ASIA/CHINA - Even in China many "Doors of Mercy" are open

Beijing - Even the Catholic community in China is intensely living the extraordinary opening of the Holy Year of Mercy, in communion with the Universal Church and Pope Francis. In light of the Bull of the Jubilee, Misericordiae vultus, many Bishops have written a pastoral letter on the subject. Individual ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

AMERICA/ECUADOR - The Children's Village Singers involved in the fight against child labor

Quito - 'Por tí vamos a vencer' is the title of the musical play just presented by the Economic and Social Inclusion Ministry and interpreted by the 'Niños Cantores del Pueblo' choir. The more than 30 members of the group are part of the program for the eradication of child ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

AMERICA/PUERTO RICO - Mgr. Gonzalez Nieves to the United Nations: "I come for my people who are suffering"

San Juan - San Juan's Archbishop, His Exc. Mgr. Roberto González Nieves, O.F.M. called on Puerto Rico's government and debt holders to negotiate a comprehensive solution to the island's debt crisis in a United Nations speech on Tuesday, December 8th."I don’t come to this table as an expert or even ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

ASIA/INDONESIA - The Church chooses new technologies: a management information system of the faithful

Bandung - New technologies can be a useful tool at the disposal of the Church. In this spirit, a Management Information System of the faithful was launched in the Diocese of Bandung, a city in the western part of Java island, and will have a real-time updated census of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

ASIA/HOLY LAND – Land confiscated and ancient olive trees uprooted in the Cremisan Valley

Beit Jala – Five months have gone by since the land in the area of Beir Onah, next to the monastery in Cremisan, was confiscated by the State of Israel. In August, bulldozers uprooted 50 olive trees which were as old as 1500 years in order to continue the construction ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

VATICAN – Fr. Fabrizio Meroni - PIME, new Secretary General of the Pontifical Missionary Union

Vatican City - On 1 December Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples appointed Father Fabrizio Meroni, of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions , was as new Secretary General of the Pontifical Missionary Union . He succeeds Fr. Vito del Prete who is Director ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - The Jubilee of Mercy focuses on youth and martyrs

Seoul - The Holy Year of Mercy in Korea will be lived in the name of the young and martyrs. The Korean Church is preparing, in fact, a number of initiatives which have young people as protagonists.As reported to Fides by the communications department of the Archdiocese of Seoul, on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

AFRICA/BURUNDI - Assault against the barracks in the capital, the government said "attacks failed"

Bujumbura - Heavy fighting took place last night and this morning in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi, where rebels who oppose the third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza, attacked all the barracks in the capital . According to information gathered by Agenzia Fides, the fighting which started at around 4am last ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - The Year of Mercy opens in prison num. 39

Moron - The Holy Year of Mercy also opened in prison num. 39 in the city of Ituzaingó, that belongs to the great Buenos Aires. His Exc. Mgr. Luis Guillermo Eichhorn of the Diocese of Moron, on Wednesday, December 9 opened the Door of Mercy at 3:30pm in the penal ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

AFRICA/DR CONGO - The Nuncio in Kinshasa urges Central African refugees in Congo to welcome Pope Francis' message of peace

Kinshasa - The Apostolic Nuncio in Kinshasa, His Exc. Mgr. Luis Mariano Montemayor, called on Central African refugees welcomed in Zongo, on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, to reconciliation, to peace, Justice and mercy, during a Mass concelebrated with His Exc. Mgr. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/15

ASIA/THAILAND - The parishioners of San Marco every Sunday among the abandoned, the poor, the elderly

Bangkok - As every year, in view of Christmas, Father Adriano Pelosin, PIME missionary engaged for many years in Thailand, shares with Agenzia Fides some of the experiences of his adopted Country. In his message he says: "I would like to give you some news regarding San Marco parish where ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/11/15

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Cardinal Terrazas has died, promoter of solidarity and peaceful coexistence in difficult times

Santa Cruz - Bolivian Cardinal Julio Terrazas died yesterday, December 9, at 7.15 pm. This was communicated by the Archbishop of Santa Cruz, His Exc. Mgr. Sergio Gualberti, in a note sent to Fides: "Just one day after the Immaculate Conception, on the feast of our Patroness, Mother of Cotoca, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/11/15

ASIA/JORDAN - "Restaurant of mercy" for the poor opens in Amman

Amman - On Wednesday, December 23 the "Restaurant of mercy" in Amman, supported and managed by the local Church in collaboration with Caritas Jordan will open its doors, and will offer five hot meals to those in need, throughout the year, from 2 pm to 4 pm, seven days a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/11/15



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