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AMERICA/CHILE - Fr. Gianluca Roso Pontifical Mission Societies National Director confirmed

Vatican City – Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, confirmed on 8 January 2016 for a five year term the present National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Chile, Comboni missionary Fr. Gianluca Roso MCCJ. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

ASIA/LEBANON - International Seminar : how Christians and other non-Muslim social groups are portrayed in official school programmes in Arab countries

Beirut – A two day international seminar opened today in Beirut to discuss how Christians and other non-Muslim social groups are portrayed in official school programmes in Arab countries. The initiative, sponsored by Al Quds Center for Political Studies and the Danish Det Arabiske Initiativ organisation, has brought together, politicians, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AMERICA/HONDURAS - Leading environmentalist Berta Cacere assassinated after ten years of threats

La Esperanza – Leading environmentalist Berta Caceres, well known in Honduras, was murdered at dawn yesterday, Thursday 3 March, at La Esperanza, about 200 kilometers from Tegucigalpa, in the west of the country. Ms Caceres was the leader of the indigenous Lenca community and a most prominent human rights activist. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - New La Casa de los Niños Play Therapy Centre for street children

Cuautla – About 150 children who have no school to go to and are forced to spend their days on the streets, have been accepted at the new La Casa de los Ni˝os Play Therapy Centre, organized by Santiago Apostolo parish church in Cuautla. Play-therapy is a process of informal ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

EUROPE/SPAIN Solidarity with Indian orphanage in Irinjalakuda

Lodosa - St. Antony’s Orphanage in Balabhava in the Indian diocese of Irinjalakuda, in Kerala, continues to be supported by the missionary community of Recollect Augustinians, through the Esperanza Spanish NGO in the Navarra town of Lodosa. St. Antony’s Orphanage, one of twenty in this diocese, is run by Indian ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AFRICA/UGANDA - Motobike-ambulance service guarantees assisted delivery to more than 200 mothers a month

Oyam – Guaranteeing assisted delivery to mothers in Oyam district in Uganda, is the mission chosen by the Italian organization Medici con l’Africa CUAMM on occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March. Fides learned that the organization guarantees Motor-Bike Ambulance transport for more than 200 mothers a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AMERICA/PANAMA - “Deportation of migrants increases”, concern at the end of a regional Meeting of Migrant Pastoral experts

Panama City – Bishops and pastoral workers from the United States, central America and Mexico denounce an increase in deportation migrants in recent years.In a statement at the end of the 8th regional Meeting for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees held in Panama from 29 February to 3 March ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AMERICA/MEXICO - "We must learn to build not to destroy!” says Bishop Galván Galindo against “narcocorridos” music

Coahuila – " We must learn to build not destroy! Today’s type of music influences the state of mind of many adolescents. If they listen to "Narco Corridos" music they want to emulate these people and their illegal actions, but if they listened to a different sort of music, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Controversy regarding the “national” prayer called by the government; the local Catholic Church will not take part

Kinshasa - After asking the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo to cancel the demonstration planned for 16 February , the majority which supports President Joseph Kabila has organized a “national prayer” for peace in the country to be held this evening, 5 March, at the Martyrs Sports ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

ASIA/YEMEN - Massacre of Sisters, Bishop Ballin: the closer the Church is to Jesus the closer she shares in his passion

Aden – “The closer the Church is to Jesus the more closelyshe shares in his passion”. The massacre by a group of armed men committed inside a Home for elderly and disabled persons entrusted to the care of the Sisters of Mother Teresa is “a sign that the Congregation is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AFRICA/TUNISIA - Tunisia concerned about possible military intervention in Libya

Tunis - “Tunisia is deeply concerned about possible intervention on the part of western powers in Libya” F r. Jawad Alamat, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Tunisia, said in a conversation with Fides about a possible action in Libya on the part of certain European and Arab ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - Patriarch Tawadros tells his flock: buy state bonds to help the country

Cairo – Egypt’s economy is on the verge of collapse for a series of factors including the drop in income connected with tourism, revolts in 2011, terrorist attacks, the Russian aircraft which crashed in the Sinai peninsula caused the sector to sink, bringing a loss of about six million tourists ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/05/16

ASIA/CHINA - The Word of God and Mercy accompany Chinese Catholics along the path of Lent

ASIA/CHINA – The Word of God and Mercy accompany Chinese Catholics along the path of Lent Beijing – Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction for this extraordinary Holy Year, the word of God and works of charity are accompanying Chinese Catholics in the various communities in Mainland China. According to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16

EUROPE/SPAIN - Spanish-American Day: 970 Spanish fidei donum priests on mission in Latin America.

Madrid – Next Sunday, 6 March, "Latin-American Day" with this year’s theme "Prophets of Marcy", is promoted by the Missions Commission of the Spanish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and OCSHA .To mark the annual Day, representatives of local Churches of Latin America and Spain meet to discuss activities aimed at intensifying ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16

AMERICA/CUBA - Zika virus continues to spread, 30 countries in Latin America already affected

Havana –Hygiene and Epidemiology Department officials, who asked not to be named, confirmed that on February 28 Cuban health authorities spoke of 21 cases of Zika virus on the island of Cuba. The government continues to deny the presence of the illness on Cuban soil . The first case reported ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - A Centre for suppying information on the situation of human rights in N. Korea

Seoul –While the United Nations Security Council has unanimously established harsh sanctions on North Korea following Pyongyang's recent nuclear experiment – compulsory inspections, ban on arms sale, expulsion of diplomats – South Korea’s parliament has approved a law regarding human rights in North Korea. The law, on which liberal members ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16

EUROPE/FRANCE - Number of girls in the world without schooling is double the number of boys

Paris - Almost 16 million girls in the whole world aged between 6 and 11 will never go to school, twice the number of boys in this situation, if present trends continue. The alarm comes from UNESCO, United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture which, in view of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Bethlehem calling Lourdes: partnership between towns supports Palestinian Christians

Bethlehem – Lourdes and Bethlehem share a “common destiny”, because "without pilgrimages, Bethlehem, like Lourdes, would be a small forgotten village”. With these words charged with realism the mayoress of Lourdes, Madame Josette Bourdeu, connoted the special bond which unites the town where Jesus was born with the French village-shrine ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16

ASIA/LEBANON - Maronite Bishops call embrace between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill “an ecumenical and prophetic step”

BkerkŔ – The recent embrace on 12 February in Cuba between Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch Moscow Kirill, and their Joint Declaration represent “an ecumenical and prophetic step” taken by the two bishops “prompted by a shared sense of responsibility”. This was affirmed by the Bishops of the Maronite ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16

AFRICA/ANGOLA - Catholic Bishops' Conference of Angola, Sao Tomé and Principe opens Plenary

Luanda – On-going formation and the extension of Radio Ecclesia network to cover the whole of Angola were among the issues being discussed by the Plenary Assembly of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Angola, Sao TomÚ and Principe , which began yesterday, 2 March, in Ndalatando, main city of the province ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/16



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