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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/CENTRAL AFRICA - Fighting in Bangui, after the rejection of the nomination of Bozizé, has reduced

Bangui - "The atmosphere that Pope Francis left is reducing many reactions, which until recently would have been violent and are now calmer. Unfortunately, some news media continue to inflate tensions like that of yesterday", missionary sources from Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic told Agenzia Fides, where ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/09/15

ASIA/LEBANON - Presidential elections, the Maronite Bishops support the "compromise" on the name of Franjieh

Bkerkè - The "compromise" solution that is slowly being reached among opposing political forces in Lebanon sees Maronite Suleiman Franjieh emerge as a strong contender and represents "a great opportunity" to overcome the institutional deadlock which has long paralyzed the Country politically. Therefore all political forces are called upon to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

ASIA/NORTH KOREA - A South Korean ecclesial delegation with four bishops visit North Korea

Pyongyang – The 17-member delegation’s visit representing the South Korean Catholic Church ended on 4 December. The delegation included four bishops – among them, Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, President of the South Korean Bishops’ Conference – priests and representatives of the Church committees for the reconciliation of the Korean people, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christian teacher denounced on false charges of proselytism

Lahore - Denounced because she "preached Christianity to Muslim girls": this is the fate of Mary Javaid, a Christian teacher at a female primary school in the district of Pakpattan, in the province of Punjab. As reported to Fides by Christian Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Mary is now in a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Anniversary of Caritas Bolivia, at the service of the poorest among the poor

Chimbote - On December 4, 1958 the Bolivian state granted official recognition to the Caritas Bolivia Social Pastoral as an institution created by the Bolivian Episcopal Conference , with the aim of facilitating and coordinating the local Church in the social field and represent the work with government agencies and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - "Drug is not lightning in the middle of a dark night" says Mgr. Uriona

Villa de la Concepción - "I believe that the issue of drugs should be fought with prevention. Drug is not lightning in the middle of a dark night, but is caused by family situations of abandonment because of the problems of this society": said His Exc. Mgr. Adolfo Armando Uriona, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

AFRICA/DR CONGO - 69 armed groups are in the east of the Country

Kinshasa - There are 69 armed groups which are still active in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a strongly degraded humanitarian context with 1.6 million people displaced. According to a statement sent to Agenzia Fides by the Peace Network for Congo, which cites a recent report carried out ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

AFRICA/EGYPT - Jihadist threats to Coptic monasteries, the strengthening of security measures are required

Cairo - In the last hours, according to Egyptian sources consulted by Agenzia Fides, jihadist threats were directed in particular against the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of al Baramos, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The threats have been accompanied by information about the location and structure of the monastery, already subjected ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

AFRICA - African Bishops: Mercy and family love for the fight against AIDS

Rome - "In view of the Papal declaration of the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, we wish to intensify the promotion of compassion in our responses to the challenges of HIV and AIDS in local parishes and Catholic-inspired organisations", said the Pastoral statement, sent to Agenzia Fides, of the Symposium ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - North Korea "opens up" to the Masses celebrated by South Korean priests

Seoul - From next year, the South Korean Catholic Church in North Korea will send priests to celebrate the Eucharistic liturgies during the major feasts of the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. This one of the most encouraging results achieved during the official visit to North Korea carried out ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/08/15

VATICAN – Pope Francis: “many sisters, many priests, many religious devote their entire life to announcing Jesus Christ”

Vatican City – During the general Wednesday Audience on 2 December, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, spoke about his pastoral visit to Africa, from which he just returned , devoting part of his address to missionaries. Here is what Pope Francis said: “I would like to mention our missionaries. Men ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA – Celebrating Joy and Mercy Australian Catholic Youth Festival

Adelaide – More than three thousand young people from every diocese in Australia have arrived in Adelaide to take part in the Catholic Youth Festival, a three day gathering organised by the local Catholic Church in Australi . The Festival, which opened today , 3 December, involves young people under ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

AMERICA/BRASIL – Mato Grosso Missionary Community offers CIMI solidarity and support

AMERICA/BRASIL – Mato Grosso Missionary Community offers CIMI solidarity and support Mato Grosso – The Regional Mission Commission in Mato Grosso do Sul , held its annual assembly 27 to 29 November in Dourados, and issued a final statement of support and solidarity with the Indigenous Mission Council and all ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - “Much of what Pope Francis said concerns the whole of Africa” Cardinal Napier Archbishop of Durban remarks

Rome - “I am deeply convinced that the Pope’s visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic will impact the whole of Africa” Fides was told by Cardinal Napier Archbishop of Durban presently in Rome for the 19th Plenary assembly of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. “What ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST - Radio Maria on 8 December will begin broadcasting in Arabic

Erba - Radio Maria, an Italian Catholic radio station established in 1982 at Arcellasco d'Erba which today broadcasts in more than 50 countries and in as many languages, will begin programmes in Arabic via web on December 8 to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the opening day ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Cardinal Tagle calls some of the city’s poorest to help him open the Holy Door in Manila

Vatican City – “The Holy Year call to show mercy means each of us must open our eyes and our ears to see the poor and listen to their needs. But this is not enough: we must do something to change our lives and help them change theirs”: said Cardinal ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

ASIA/IRAQ – New appeal from Chaldean Patriarchate about changes in the law regarding Islamization of minors

Baghdad – A new letter-appeal has been addressed to representatives of the Iraqi parliament by the Catholic Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon, Louis Raphael I, to convince them to overcome resistance to the already approved change in the law which at present foresees automatic changing to the Islamic religion of all ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

EUROPE/SPAIN – Campaign in aid of refugees to guarantee shelter, food, clothing, medicines, psychological assistance, education and pastoral care

Seville – According to the United Nations Organisation in the world at present there are some 60 million displaced persons, the largest number of them come from Syria. Many undertake exhausting journeys to reach other countries but the majority are internally displaced persons. The same happens in other countries like ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

AMERICA/CUBA - local Church concerned about Cuban migrants held up in central America

Havana – Bishop Dionisio García, President of the Cuban Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has voiced the concern of the local Church for the situation of thousands of Cubans blocked between Costa Rica and Nicaragua . The Cuban emigrants cannot move because Nicaragua refuses to let them pass through its territory to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15

AFRICA/RD CONGO - “We are not agitators, we are shepherds concerned for our country” Bishops affirm

Kinshasa - “No one has the right to demand total silence from anyone expressing an opinion or speaking out in a country which calls itself democratic” the Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo affirm in a statement, marking a new lap in the battle with President Joseph Kabila, suspected ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/06/15



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