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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 ... ...



AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE - The political crisis in Mozambique also affects Malawi due to the many refugees

Maputo - The number two of the Renamo , Manuel Bissopo, escaped an ambush in the second largest city in Mozambique, Beira. On January 20, the car in which Bissopo was traveling was hit by several shots of Kalashnikov that killed his bodyguard, while the manager was slightly injured. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - "Cura Brochero, a priest close to the people": joy after the announcement of the canonization

Cruz del Eje - "Cura Brochero worked for us, for our human progress" said His Exc. Mgr. Santiago Olivera, Bishop of the Diocese of Argentina in Cruz del Eje, commenting on the news of the upcoming canonization of the priest. On Friday, January 22 Pope Francis in fact authorized the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Even the LRA rebels respect Pope Francis

Bangui - "Even the LRA rebels respect Pope Francis. When a seminarian from St. Andrew parish told Ugandan rebels that their car and the computer was a gift from the Pope, they did not touch it", says to Agenzia Fides His Exc. Mgr. Juan José Aguirre Muños, Bishop of Bangassou, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

ASIA/IRAN - National Director of the PMS: we thank President Rohani and Ayatollah Khamenei for the end of the embargo

Tehran - The end of the embargo against Iran "is for all of us who belong to the Iranian people, a historic event. There is widespread happiness, that embraces all the people, both Muslims and Christians. And I, as a priest, see this as a sign of the Lord’s blessing, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/25/16

AMERICA/HAITI - Haiti's presidential run-off cancelled amid violent street clashes

Port au Prince - Haiti's presidential run-off, scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, January 24 has been cancelled amid violent street clashes and political uncertainty.The appeal launched by the Episcopal Conference to the government, the Electoral Commission and other actors involved in the elections, to exercise wisdom, intuition and the ability to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/16

AFRICA/CONGO DRC - Bishops cancel the march of February 16 to avoid possible political manipulation

Kinshasa - On 12 January, in a letter addressed to all the Bishops in the country, the National Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced that it has decided to cancel the marches it had planned to organize in every diocese , for the "consolidation of democracy", on ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/16

EUROPE/SPAIN - Missionary Childhood Day: missionary children with a generous heart

Huesca - "Can a child be a missionary'" This is the question at the heart of the National Day of Holy Childhood in Spain which will be celebrated tomorrow, Sunday, January 24."Can a child be a missionary' The answer is clearly yes", says His Exc. Mgr. Julian Ruiz Martorell, Bishop ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Ankawa like Las Vegas'

Erbil - In the city of Erbil, capital of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, the process of degradation is filling the suburbs inhabited by Christians with shops for the sale of alcohol, discos, casinos and "places for massage" are increasing where in reality prostitution takes place. According to data ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/23/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - A Christian killed in Punjab

Sialkot – A 50-year-old Christian, Nazir Masih, who worked at the municipal government council building in Sialkot, was busy cleaning the street 7 a.m. on 14 January when unknown gunmen shot him dead with four bullets. Nazir Masih was married to Samina Nazir and father of five children between 21 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

AMERICA/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - "Living the Year of Mercy nurturing peace": the feast of the Virgin of Altagrazia, patroness saint of the country

Higuey - The Bishop of Higuey, His Exc. Mgr. Nicanor Peña, President of the Episcopal Conference of the Dominican Republic, asked everyone to transform the country into a homeland where everyone can live safely and where Dominicans are not afraid of each other. He also urged the political authorities to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

AMERICA/HAITI - The Bishops appeal for the runoff: "Exercise wisdom and dialogue" in an urgent manner

Port au Prince - Haitian President Michel Martelly, confirmed yesterday, January 21, that the presidential runoff will however be held next Sunday, January 24, despite protests from the opposition. Martelly reaffirmed his commitment to organize elections and explained that it is just a group of people trying to "destroy the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

AFRICA/SIERRA LEONE - A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone

Kambia - A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, the second since west Africa celebrated the end of the epidemic last week. The new case involved a relative of a 22-year-old student who died of Ebola on January 12, after travelling from the district of Kambia, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

EUROPE/SPAIN - Catholic television station to announce the Gospel

Toledo - A new synergy of Catholic communication online, through Diocesan Radiotelevisión of Toledo, which includes Canal de Diocesan TV and Radio Santa María de Toledo, two media of Radio Santa María Foundation, presided by the Archbishop of Toledo has just been launched. The Foundation aims to be a channel ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

ASIA/CAMBODIA - Works of charity and pilgrimage in the Year of Mercy

Phnom Penh - Living the Year of Mercy in the name of charity work inspired by the Gospel of the Good Samaritan; and making at least one pilgrimage: is the exhortation that His Exc. Mgr. Olivier Schmitthaeusler, Vicar Apostolic of Phnom Penh, addressed to the faithful in a pastoral letter ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

AFRICA/KENYA - Holy Cross, the only Church in the entire World inside a refugee camp

Nairobi - "We are two priests here and reaching out to all the faithful is a challenge", said Fr. Augustine Kharmuti, Salesian priest who works in the Holy Cross church, the only Church in the entire world inside a refugee camp in Kakuma, Turkana County, in northwest Kenya.The camp is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Jihadist leaders fleeing the Nineveh Province

Mosul - While US-led air strikes against the positions of the Islamic State intensify in the area of Mosul and Nineveh Plain, a growing number of military jihadist leaders leave the region, aimed at joining the militia linked to Daesh operating in Libya and Yemen. The news, relaunched by Kurdish ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

ASIA/LEBANON - Tour of the Patriarchs of the Syro Churches among Lebanese political leaders

Beirut - Yesterday, the two Patriarchs of the Syro-Antiochene Churches - Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II and Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssif III - wanted to achieve together a round of consultations with the leaders of different national political forces, at a time when the political landscape of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

AFRICA/GHANA - Concern in the country for the arrival of two former Guantanamo detainees

Accra - Two Catholic lay groups have issued statements in support of the Ghana catholic Bishops’ Conference’s call on Government to do all it could to send the two Guantanamo detainees back to wherever they came from. In a Statement by the GCBC on January 11, the Bishops were emphatic: ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/22/16

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Minors exploited for the extraction of cobalt

Kinshasa - Thousands of children who live in extreme poverty continue to be abused and exploited in exchange for a paltry remuneration. We are talking about children who are employed in the mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo to extract cobalt useful for the construction of lithium batteries. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/21/16

ASIA/LEBANON - The President of Caritas Lebanon: the Maronite Church supports any serious attempt to get out of the institutional crisis

Beirut - The Maronite Church "does not support a presidential candidate over another, but is in favor of any serious solution to enable the Country to emerge from the institutional paralysis and finally elect a new President. In this perspective, the news of an agreement between Geagea and Aoun is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/21/16



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