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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 ... ...



AMERICA/GUATEMALA - 14 soldiers arrested due to 558 forced disappearances that occurred in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Guatemalan authorities on Wednesday, January 6 arrested fourteen retired military linked to the forced disappearances of at least 558 people that took place in Guatemala between 1981 and 1988.A note sent to Fides from a local source, informs that at a press conference, Guatemala's Attorney General Thelma ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/16

EUROPE/ITALY - New portal of Redemptorist missionaries: www.cssr.news

Rome - A "news portal", this is how you can define the new web page that the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer has recently opened at the web www.cssr.news.There you will find, clearly indicated, the main parts of the site: Redemptorist, Perpetual Help, Saints and Blessed, General Chapter and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/16

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Christian cemetery in Beit Gemal desecrated

Jerusalem - The cemetery adjacent to the Salesian monastery in Beit Gemal, in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, was desecrated and the wooden and concrete crosses placed on many tombs were destroyed. The incident dates back to mid-December, but has only emerged in recent days. Local ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/16

AFRICA/BURKINA FASO - Meeting of the Bishops to study a communication policy

Ouagadougou - In order to allow the Catholic Church to better coordinate its pastoral work in the media in Burkina Faso, the Episcopal Conference Burkina-Niger organized a workshop to strengthen their capacity of social communication on 7 and 8 January 2016 in Ouagadougou. The meeting is aimed at the participation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/16

ASIA/SYRIA - Scientific report: it was not the Syrian army to use chemical weapons in ghouta

Damascus - An official report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW has confirmed that traces of sarin gas used in the Syrian conflict, and that caused the so-called massacre in ghouta, are not compatible with the type of chemical weapons that were in the possession of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/16

AMERICA/UNITED STATES - The Black Nazarene, a devotion without borders

New York - The devotion to the Black Nazarene in Manila does not have borders, and so while all roads in Manila lead to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, many devotees in New York who can not fly home to join celebrations in Manila have the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - President al-Sisi attends Christmas Eve in the Coptic Cathedral

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took attended the Coptic Christmas Eve mass celebrated by the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, January 6. At the end of the celebration, the Head of State, also addressed the Patriarch, the clergy and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/16

AFRICA/SUDAN - Insufficient funds and closure of schools: 18,000 students without education

El Fasher - In Zamzam refugee camp, near the town of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, the schooling of about 18,000 students is at risk. According to local sources, the lack of funding has forced the closure of many schools on 31 December 2015. In the statement released by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/16

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - The Country ignores the disabled in the fight against HIV, the blind and the deaf the hardest hit

Chachacha - In Zimbabwe, home to 14 million people and, according to the National Association of Societies of Assistance to the Disabled, all over the country there are 1 billion 800 million disabled, deaf, blind people, infected with HIV. Despite the drop in cases from 29% in 1997 to about ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/16

AMERICA/UNITED STATES - USA Bishops support Obama's line on measures to limit the spread of weapons

Washington - "Thank God there is someone who finally has the courage to fill the gaps in our shameful laws on gun control in order to reduce the number of massacres, murders and suicides that have become a plague in our country". This is how the Bishop of the Diocese ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/16

ASIA/IRAQ - Teachers in the Nineveh province rebel against school programs imposed by jihadists

Mosul - More than thirty teachers working in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, currently under the control of the jihadist Islamic State , were stopped and arrested in the last hours for refusing to follow the new education programs imposed by jihadists in the schools of the region. The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - A new church dedicated to St. Peter in the Year of Mercy

Faisalabad - A new church dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle is the gift that the Year of Mercy brings to the faithful of a small village near the town of Okara in the diocese of Faisalabad. As reported to Agenzia Fides, the new Church was inaugurated and blessed with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

AFRICA/EGYPT - Al Azhar accuses the Coptic Church of inspiring anti-Islamic television programs

Cairo - The accusations launched by the al-Azhar Observatory against the Coptic Church with regards to anti-Islamic television programs broadcast by the channels of the NileSat platform were rejected by the spokespersons and representatives of the Egyptian Coptic community.In recent days, al-Azhar Observatory – an organization linked to the Sunni ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

ASIA/INDIA - Martyrs in Orissa: Cardinal Gracias says "yes"

Bombay - Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences , wants the Church in India to initiate a process to declare as "martyrs of Kandhamal" those killed during an anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal, Odisha, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Bishops are committed to promoting dialogue in view of the 2016 election deadline

Kinshasa - The Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo are committed to fostering dialogue among political parties and civil society in view of the 2016 election deadline. This was stated by Don Léonard Santedi, Secretary General of CENCO at the end of the meeting between a delegation of Congolese ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

ASIA/LEBANON - Lebanese PMS Director: Saudi execution of Imam al-Nimr has catastrophic consequences for Lebanon and the Middle East

Beirut - The sentencing to death of Shiite Imam Nimr Bakr al-Nimr, commissioned by the Saudi government on January 2, "has as immediate effect the worsening of the Lebanese institutional crisis, but its catastrophic effects are already being registered on all the scenarios of conflict that plague the Middle East, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

ASIA/SYRIA - Franciscan Dhiya Azziz released

Damascus - On the evening of Monday, January 4 the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land released a short statement confirming Fr. Dhiya Azziz OFM, a Franciscan friar, who disappeared on 23 December, has now been freed. The statement, sent to Agenzia Fides, reports that Fr. Azziz is doing well, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

ASIA/LEBANON - The Jesuit Refugee Service: it is urgent to address the "educational emergency" of Syrian children

Jbeil - Approximately 2.8 million Syrian children are out of school as a result of the war, 550,000 of whom are in Lebanon. The Jesuit Refugee Service center in Jbeil serves nearly 500 Syrian refugee children, including providing psychosocial support to children through Peace Education classes. An experience that allows ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

AFRICA/BURUNDI - Explosions in Bujumbura; in Nairobi Burundian opponents threatened with death

Bujumbura - A strong explosion occurred near a Catholic convent in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi. The incident occurred yesterday, January 4. "We do not know well what happened", refer to Agenzia Fides local sources who requested anonymity. "There has been talk of mortar fire but the explosion was too strong ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Christians and Muslims: Christmas as a "seed of peace"

Lahore - An interreligious meeting where to talk, celebrate, confront oneself on the theme of christmas starting from the Bible and the Koran: was the successful event organized by the Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Lahore. The program was organized by the coordinator of the council Fr. Francis Nadeem and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/05/16



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