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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/TURKEY - The institutional impasse for religious minority Foundations

Ankara - The 168 Foundations linked to ethnic and religious minorities in Turkey - including those animated by Jews and Armenian, Greek, Assyrian, Chaldeans, Bulgarian and Georgian Christians - operate according to the rules and regulations laid down by the General Directorate of Foundations. A new legislation on the matter, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/10/15

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Discrimination in the education system: a petition to the Supreme Court

Islamabad – It is necessary to inform the Supreme Court of hate speech against religious minorities in Pakistan present in textbooks and highlight the discrimination in the education system: with this objective, the Centre for Social Justice , NGOs led by the Pakistani Catholic Peter Jacob, presented a petition to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/10/15

ASIA/INDIA - Depression, mental and emotional disorders for orphans, victims of armed conflict

Siringar - The armed uprising which broke out in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1989 continues to have devastating consequences in the daily life of the local people. The massive presence of the army fomented a bloody war with serious consequences. The situation is particularly difficult for children ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/10/15

AFRICA/BURKINA FASO - "Justice and Peace" launches a major project of solidarity across the Country

Ouagadougou - To be present and close to the last and the marginalized, to promote the culture of solidarity and hospitality. These are the goals of the project presented by the "Justice and Peace" Episcopal Commission of Burkina Faso on November 6 and will be implemented in 10 dioceses chosen ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/10/15

AFRICA/GUINEA - A weak monitoring system favors the spread of Ebola

Conakry – A few days ago WHO declared Sierra Leone Ebola free , but in neighboring Guinea the disease continues to claim victims and has so far killed over 11,000 people in West Africa. "The reason that makes it difficult to stop the epidemic – explains a statement sent to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AFRICA/CAMEROON - Appointment of the Bishop of Kribi

Vatican City - On 7 November 2015 the Holy Father appointed Rev. Mgr. Damase Zinga Atangana, Vicar General of the diocese of Obala as Bishop of the Diocese of Kribi, in Cameroon.Rev. Mgr. Damase Zinga Atangana was born on December 9, 1964 in Nkog Bong, in the diocese of Obala. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

ASIA/SINGAPORE - Archbishop Goh: "There is no evangelization without prayer"

Singapore - "Christians cannot proclaim Christ to the world if they are not converted to Christ. The heart of the new evangelization is prayer and spiritual renewal": This is what the Archbishop of Singapore, William Goh said, speaking to a crowd of faithful gathered to conclude the Marian Year, lived ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean Patriarch convenes a protest against the law on the Islamization of minors

Baghdad - The demonstration convened by Chaldean Patriarch Raphael I Louis to protest against the law on the Islamization of minors will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10, in front of the Chaldean Church of Saint George. The demonstration, in addition to counting on the presence of Christians of different ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AFRICA/BURUNDI - A situation that seems beyond control

Bujumbura - "The ultimatum expired on Saturday, but no one knows what the consequences are. It seems that the government is afraid", Church sources in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi told Agenzia Fides, where on Saturday, November 7 the ultimatum launched by the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza's against the armed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Assembly of Bishops in progress: Eucharistic Congress, family and priestly formation Buenos

Aires - The 110th Plenary Assembly of the Argentinean Bishops' Conference, which brings together more than one hundred Bishops of this country, opened yesterday, with a Eucharistic Celebration. The celebration was held on Sunday, November 8th in Lujan, and also represented the culmination of the Year of consecrated life for ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christians: there is "selection", not "election" of minorities in the local vote

Lahore - In the recent elections held in Punjab and Sindh, the two main provinces in Pakistan, according to the current system, religious minorities have been deprived of the right to choose their representatives. A mechanism of "selection" and not of "election" has been implemented: is the complaint sent to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

ASIA/TURKEY - The dispute regarding the lands of "Kamp Armen" continues

Istanbul - The dispute regarding the lands of "Kamp Armen" continues, the former Armenian orphanage on the outskirts of Istanbul, expropriated after the military coup in 1980 from the Armenian Protestant community. Last week, the authorities had ordered the restitution of property of Kamp Armen to the Gedikpasa Foundation, linked ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AFRICA/KENYA - The Bishops: "The Pope’s visit invites us to reflect on the values of the nation"

Nairobi - "The coming of the Holy Father gives us the opportunity to reflect on those values which are the cornerstone and foundation of our Nation, for which our ancestors struggled and sacrificed their lives", say the Bishops of Kenya in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides at the end ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Violence, food insecurity, malnutrition: the population is exhausted

Bentiu - The situation in southern Sudan continues to worsen, in October alone, dozens of children died and cases of violence were recorded.A new document of the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs reports that in Leer, from October 4 to 22, the deaths of at least 80 civilians was recorded, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

ASIA/IRAQ - Even Christians demonstrate in Erbil against the law on the Islamization of minors

Erbil – On Wednesday, November 4 hundreds of people belonging to the non-Islamic components of Iraqi society demonstrated in front of UN representatives in Erbil to protest against the law that allows the automatic change of children to the Islamic religion when one of the parents convert to Islam. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

ASIA/PAKISTAN - A year ago a Christian couple was burned alive: today new life for their children

Lahore - A year ago, on November 4, 2014, an episode generated a wave of horror in Pakistan, shocking the whole world: a Christian couple Shama and Shahzad Masih were thrown in a brick kiln by a crowd of Muslims and burned alive on suspicion of blasphemy. In Pakistan, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AMERICA/MEXICO - Bishops' appeal for peace: "Dialogue with everyone, even with organized crime"

Guerrero - The four Bishops of the dioceses of Guerrero State have asked the government to "talk" with organized crime in order to reverse the serious situation of insecurity and violence that exists in the region. In the document, entitled "Commitment with Guerrero and for Peace", sent to Fides, His ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

ASIA/HOLY LAND - The Catholic Bishops: more confessors in the Shrines for the Holy Year of Mercy

Jerusalem - The pilgrims who come to Holy Land during the upcoming Year of the Holy Mercy will have better access to the sacrament of confession in churches and shrines scattered in the land where Jesus lived. This is the most significant measure announced by the heads of the Catholic ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Civil society: "There are foreign jihadists in our region despite what the UN says"

Kinshasa - There are foreign fighters operating in the ranks of the ADF-NALU, a Ugandan guerrilla group that for years has raged in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This is what a note sent to Fides by the Centre d'Etude pour la promotion de la Paix, the Démocratie ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15

AFRICA/KENYA - "Pope Francis' visit is a blessing and an opportunity for Kenyans"

Nairobi - "The fact that the Pope will begin his visit in Africa here, in this great nation, is a blessing and an opportunity for us Kenyans", said His Exc. Mgr. Alfred Rotich, Ordinary Military, President of the Secretariat for the Pope's visit to the African country, in an interview ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/15



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