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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 ... ...



AMERICA/MEXICO - Award to "Las Patronas": recognition for solidarity with migrants

Veracruz - The historian Jean Meyer Barth, Bishop Raul Vera Lopez and "Las Patronas", a group of women who provide food and assistance to migrants crossing the center of Veracruz, will receive the Medal of Merit of the Universidad Veracruzana , as the central event of the International Fair of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AFRICA/CONGO - Calm has returned in Brazzaville

Brazzaville - Calm is slowly returning in Brazzaville after yesterday's clashes. This was reported to Agenzia Fides by local Church sources from the capital of the Republic of Congo, where in the early morning hours of April 4th in the southern districts of Mayanga and Makelekele gunmen attacked government buildings. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/INDIA - Intrusion during a Christian assembly: faithful threatened, Bibles confiscated

New Delhi - A group of about 40 Hindu extremists in a Pentecostal Christian Assembly stormed during a prayer meeting, interrupting the worship, threatening the faithful and seizing Bibles: as reported to Fides by the Global Council of Indian Christians , the incident took place last Sunday, April 3, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - The Bishops: "Vote politicians with a high vision and dedicated to service"

Manila - Choose political leaders animated by a high "vision" of common good and dedicated to the service of citizenship: is the exhortation Filipino Bishops propose to the faithful in view of the political elections to be held in a month. In a document signed by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/SYRIA - The relics of Mar Elian have been recovered in the sanctuary devastated by Jihadists. Father Jacques Mourad: rebirth of the monastery

Qaryatayn – In Quaryatayn, the Syrian city recently returned under Syrian military control, the jihadists of the Islamic State have gone, leaving rubble and devastation in Mar Elian sanctuary, where since the early days of occupation, in August 2015, had brutally desecrated the tomb of the Saint, to erase what ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean Bishops: may Christians be involved in the new government

Erbil - The request to include even Christian politicians in the government, the invitation to the faithful not to be persuaded by those who promote their escape from Iraq, and a clear statement of support to all national military groups engaged in the fight against the jihadists of the self-proclaimed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AFRICA/TANZANIA - The Archbishop of Mwanza praises the government's efforts to combat corruption

Dar es Salaam - "We have to recognise the good leadership of our national leaders in restoring ethics, integrity and the rule law", said His Exc. Mgr. Juda Thadeus Ruwaichi, Archbishop of Mwanza in an interview with the Daily News in which he expressed appreciation for the measures taken by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/SYRIA - In the Syrian city of Sadad, the Christians who had to flee to Europe are beginning to return

Sadad - In the Syrian city of Sadad, Christian families who had to flee to Europe to escape the violence of the conflict are beginning to return. This was reported to the Russian media by Suleiman al Khalil, mayor of the city located in the province of Homs. "Christians who ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Amnesty law: the relatives of political prisoners call for the intervention of the Pope

Caracas - A group of family members of Venezuela's political prisoners chained themselves yesterday afternoon at the entrance gate of the Apostolic Nunciature in Caracas, demanding the intervention of the Holy Father with regards to the amnesty law.Congress, where the opposition has the majority, approved the amnesty law and reconciliation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Over three million working children

Rio de Janeiro - More than 3 million underage children and young Brazilians are involved in the labor market, 31% in agriculture. This is what emerges in a report recently submitted by the Abrinq Foundation for the rights of children and adolescents. According to information sent to Fides, the data ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AFRICA/SUDAN - New air raids on the Nuba Mountains

Khartoum - Local Church sources confirmed to Agenzia Fides what the rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North denounced, according to which the Sudanese air force has carried out air raids on some areas of the Nuba Mountains .A MiG fighter bomber, on the afternoon of Sunday, April ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/TURKEY - New Franciscan fraternity in Turkey

Istanbul - To witness the Gospel, promoting ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and dialogue with culture, in specific ways, through Francis of Assisi’s example: this is the spirit with which the Friars Minor opened a new Franciscan fraternity in Smirne , in west-central Turkey. As reported to Fides by the General ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - The serious situation of drug trafficking denounced by the Bishops, who gather in Assembly

Cochabamba - Tomorrow, April 7, the Bishops of Bolivia will meet in Assembly in Cochabamba. According to the note sent to Fides, the meetings of the working groups of the Bolivian Bishops' Conference Commissions began yesterday and this afternoon, the meeting of the Council of Pastoral Coordination will set the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - The Syriac Orthodox Church: the arrest of Metropolitan Swerios is offensive and humiliating

Bethlehem - The Syriac Orthodox Church considers the way the Palestinian police arrested Metropolitan Swerios Malki Murad, Patriarchal Vicar of the Holy Land "insulting". Such police custody – which took place on Saturday evening, April 2 and lasted a few hours - is "a humiliation for all the faithful of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AFRICA/UGANDA - Churches are opposed to the proposed registration of religious denominations

Kampala - After Kenya Uganda also intends to proceed with the registration of so-called FBO - Faith Based Organizations. A measure, sponsored by the department of Ethics and Religious affairs in the President’s Office, which is strongly contested by the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations."If what we are doing ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/SRI LANKA - Caritas helps immigrants and migrants

Colombo - The work of aid of Caritas Sri Lanka reaches immigrant workers and those who migrate abroad in search of work. Caritas works with economic aid, education, professional training programs, in a network of civil society organizations that promote the integration and social inclusion of migrants and their families ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

ASIA/YEMEN - 6 children die or are injured every three days

Sana'a - The toll after a year of war in Yemen is that 6 children are killed or maimed every three days. For them it is also dangerous and difficult to play or sleep. With the intensification of the war, the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict continues ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/06/16

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Osogbo

Vatican City - On 2 April 2016, the Holy Father appointed Rev. John Akin Oyejola of the clergy of Oyo, Priest and Director of the Diocesan Center for Family Ministry, as Bishop of Osogbo .The new Bishop was born on May 8, 1963 in Aawe, Diocese of Oyo. He studied ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Appointment of the Bishop of Isangi

Vatican City - On 2 April 2016 the Holy Father appointed Rev. Dieudonné Madrapile Tanzi, of the clergy of Isiro-Niangara, professor at the Pontifical Urbaniana University as Bishop of the Diocese of Isangi .The newly-elected Bishop was born on August 18, 1958 in Faradje, dioc. Isiro-Niangara. He attended primary and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Missionary children explain the Gospel to their peers

Adaba - It is still Lent in Ethiopia. Preparations for Easter continue, as well as the activities of the small Catholic communities of Oromia. Among these, Fides received the story of a group of children of the children’s home in Adaba, which is part of the Apostolic Prefecture of Robe, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 04/04/16



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