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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/INDIA - Catholic priest and three lay people beaten

New Delhi - Conviction for the serious gesture, solidarity with the victims, need for an immediate investigation: is what Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, President of the Bishops' Conference of India asks for, after what happened to a Catholic priest, Fr. Jose Kannumkuzhy, and three lay people near Coinbatore, a city in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/CHINA - Encouraging pastoral evaluation for Catholic communities

Shi Jia Zhuang - Consolidate faith and incentivize spiritual life, especially sacramental life in this Year of Mercy, promote evangelization through the witness of life, renew the parish council, promote exchanges with other communities, keep the door of the church open and especially the hearts of the faithful towards all: ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/MYANMAR - A Bishop: "The new Parliament, a positive step"

Yangon - "The opening session of the new Parliament is a very positive step. We are living a constructive atmosphere in politics and society. We are going in the right direction, marked by transparency, democracy and justice": says to Agenzia Fides His Exc Mgr. Raymond Saw Po Ray, Bishop of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

AMERICA/GUATEMALA - After 30 years the trial of two members of the military accused of crimes against humanity begins

Guatemala City - More than 30 years have passed before two members of the army, suspected of being involved in a case of sexual and domestic slavery of women of ethnic Maya-keqchí in northern Guatemala, were called to the bench defendants to account for their crimes. A lieutenant colonel, now ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

AMERICA/BRAZIL - People are willing to walk even 10 kilometers, and under any weather condition to go to Mass

Duque Caxias - "I came back a few days ago from the experience of the 'Youth Mission' in Rondonia in northwestern Brazil. An initiative promoted by the Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Niteroy with the cooperation of missionary priests of this diocese who work in the missionary area close ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

AFRICA/MALAWI - "The rain is back, let us begin to hope, but the situation is very difficult"

Lilingwe - "Now the rain has reappeared and the country can begin to hope" writes to Agenzia Fides Fr. Piergiorgio Gamba, Monfortan missionary in Malawi, after "two long weeks without a drop of rain during the peak of monsoons that guarantee the only annual crop" but the "drought in these ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/IRAN - The Chaldean monastery of the Virgin Mary in Tehran reopens

Tehran - On the eve of the meeting in the Vatican between Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Pope Francis, it was possible to reopen the Chaldean monastery of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary in Tehran. This was reported by official sources of the Chaldean Patriarchate, recalling that the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/JORDAN - UNESCO recognizes the baptism site of Jesus as a "World Heritage Site"

Paris - The site of Jesus' baptism on the Jordan River has been officially declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, during a ceremony held in Paris on the evening of Tuesday, February 2. The ceremony was also attended by a delegation from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, including the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The Bishop of Pereira calls for a more cautious approach towards the zika virus

Pereira - In view of the high number of cases registered so far of people infected by the zika virus, after learning that cases are rising and after the alert launched by doctors to pregnant women, the Bishop of the Diocese of Pereira, His Exc. Mgr. Rigoberto Corredor, has urged ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christian threatened: "Convert yourself to Islam"

Kasur – The choice was to convert to Islam or face ongoing violence and harassment: is what happened to Christian Patras Hanif, father of five children, victim of abuse where he worked. Patras, a worker on a construction site in Multan, in Punjab, was constantly threatened, discriminated and tortured psychologically ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Auxiliary of Trivandrum of the Latins

Vatican City - On February 2, 2016 the Holy Father appointed Rev. Christudas Rajappan, Rector of the St. Vincent's Seminary as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Trivandrum of the Latins . He was assigned the titular see of Avitta Bibba.Rev. Christudas Rajappan was born on November 25, 1971, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Mgr. Salah Zuleta denounces: "It is corruption that kills children, even more than drought or organized crime"

La Guajira - The Bishop of Riohacha, His Exc. Mgr. Héctor Ignacio Salah Zuleta, denounced that the main scourge in the region of La Guajira is the corruption of the political class. The Bishop informed the press that he was asked to pay to renew contracts for the management of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

EUROPE/GREAT BRITAIN - The never-ending drama of refugee children

London - The plight of refugee children seems to have no limits. A report by the British NGO Europol states that children continue to be exploited illegally in the Turkish textile factories that work for big names in Western clothing. The complaint came after the alarming finding that, in the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

AFRICA/DR CONGO - More violence in the east cause the exodus of local people

Kinshasa - Mass Exodus of the Nande community from the village of Miriki, in the Territory of Lubero, in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This is reported in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides by the "Study Centre for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights" CEPADHO, an association of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/INDIA - A bicycle to children for 365 days of Eucharist

Palai - Twenty Catholic children between 5 and 13 in the parish of St. Thomas in the diocese of Palai received an unexpected gift: a beautiful bike. As Fides learns, the gift comes from two of the parish priests, Fr. Joseph Kappil, parish priest, and Father Matthew Korankuzha, his vice, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Even 15 years are needed to be able to open a community radio

Sao Paulo - A study prepared by the organization "Artigo 19", which has the aim to defend freedom of expression of community radio stations in Brazil, denounced the criminalization that the media in this country currently suffer. What further makes things worse is the delay by the authorities in analyzing ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/04/16

ASIA/EAST TIMOR - Appointment of the Bishop of Dili

Vatican City - On 30 January 2016, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B., Provincial Superior of the Salesians in East Timor as Bishop of Dili .The newly-elected Bishop was born on November 27, 1967 in Venilale, in the diocese of Baucau. After attending primary ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/16

AMERICA/PERU - Missionary Symposium, 25 years after COMLA 4, preparations for CAM 5 begin

Lima - On the occasion of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth Latin American Missionary Congress , which was held in Lima, the Pontifical Mission Societies in Peru have promoted a Missionary Symposium to be held on 4 and 5 February at the auditorium of the Colegio ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/16

AFRICA/ZAMBIA - The whole community in Nguluwe at work to renovate the school

Chipata - The holiday season and the rains which have just begun have not disturbed the renovation of the school in Nguluwe carried out by skilled workers, made available by the Chipata DEBS - District Education Board Secretary, and by the community and the surrounding villages. . The whole community ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/16

ASIA/CAMBODIA - Emile Descombes, Bishop who taught to have trust in God

Phnom Penh - "We remain, whatever happens". These are the words that Father Emile wrote on 8 April 1975 a few days before the entry of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Emile was there, among the people who had generously agreed to give his life, sent by the Foreign ... Read More ...
Posted on: 02/01/16



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