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ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Uncertain situation after the elections: "Afghans ask for peace, security, work"
Kabul - "Whether it is Ghani or Abdullah, the next president will have to struggle a lot before gaining the ... ...



OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Dialogue and evangelization in the family

Port Moresby - "Constant and eloquent dialogue in families is essential to build healthy relationships". As Fides learns, this was the main message by the Vicar General of the Diocese of Goroka, Fr. Piotr Michalski, MSF, during the annual seminar of the diocesan Coordinators of the committees dedicated to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

ASIA/SYRIA - Armenian priest and his father killed in Deir ez Zor. Archbishop Marayati: "for us they are martyrs. And the war is not over"

Qamishli - The funeral of the Armenian Catholic priest Hovsep Hanna Petoyan and his father Hanna Petoyan took place this morning in Qamishli, killed on Monday 11 Novembe. The two were attacked by unidentified gunmen as they traveled southbound from Hasaka province to Deir ez-Zor, in the north-east of Syria. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AFRICA/KENYA - The Bishops: "Join the campaign against corruption"

Nairobi - "We are joining forces to fight corruption in the Country". Thus the Bishops of Kenya ask all Kenyans to support the campaign entitled "Let us Break the Chains of Corruption" launched by them on November 5 ."We are committed to sustaining this campaign initially for the next six ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Civil society: what is the price of peace'

Kabul - An exchange of prisoners relaunches the peace process in Afghanistan, while the electoral results of the presidential elections on September 28 remain uncertain. Yesterday, November 12, President Ashraf Ghani announced the release of three authoritative members of the Taliban, Haji Mali Khan, Hafiz Rashid and Anas Haqqani, Sirajuddin ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Bishops: "We look to the future with hope and, through peace, we continue to build Bolivia"

La Paz - "Let us build a Bolivia with respect, tolerance, freedom, justice and authentic progress for all", is the appeal launched by the Bishops of Bolivia, through a statement of the General Secretariat of the Bolivian Bishops' Conference, entitled "We call to the understanding and peace among all Bolivians" ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AFRICA - Peace in Africa is above all a political challenge

Kara - "The Peace Forum, in the presence of African heads of State in Paris, is a great opportunity for our continent where rebellion and terrorism mix continuously, plunging the population into turmoil and sometimes extreme poverty extreme", says Ivorian theologian of the Society for African Missions Fr. Donald Zagore ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

ASIA/INDONESIA - The Bishops: "The Church in Indonesia, the engine of unity and interreligious brotherhood"

Bandung - "The Church must open up, leave the comfort zone and be present in the midst of society to strengthen interreligious brotherhood. The Church must spread peace and benevolence, respect human rights, cultivate dialogue, promote equality and justice, improve public health, raise awareness of scientific developments and maintain harmonious ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

ASIA/INDONESIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Ruteng

Vatican City - The Holy Father Francis has appointed Rev.do Siprianus Hormat, of the clergy of Ruteng, currently Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Conference, as Bishop of the Diocese of Ruteng .Rev.do Siprianus Hormat was born on 16 July 1965 in Cibal, in the Diocese of Ruteng. He entered the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

ASIA/PALESTINE - Bethlehem, pilgrims increase. Opening hours at nativity Church has been extended

Bethlehem - The increase of pilgrims and tourists to Bethlehem continues, the Palestinian city where Jesus was born, and also for this reason the Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs in Palestine announced on Monday 11 November that it has decided to extend the opening hours of the holy site by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Seminar on integral development begins today with the participation of the Holy See

Abidjan - "Integral human development, the path to peace". This is the theme of the Seminar which begins today, November 13th, and ends on November 15th, organized in Abidjan by the Embassy of the Ivory Coast at the Holy See, in collaboration with the Vatican, to complete the tireless efforts ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

AMERICA/CHILE - National dialogue and the end of violence, because "Chile cannot wait!"

Santiago - The Episcopal Conference of Chile calls for national dialogue without exclusions and to end all forms of violence. In a message published on 12 November, as conclusion of the 119th Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference held in these days in Cañas, the Bishops published the message with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/19

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - The "School of Peace" expands, while 3.7 million children are without school

Kabul - The "Tangi Kalay - School of Peace", was established with the efforts of Italian Barnabite missionary, Father Giuseppe Moretti in Afghanistan and is one of the few "oases in the desert" for the literacy work carried out in Afghanistan. Because of the present conflict and tensions, in fact, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/19

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Bishops' message: "to make a more missionary and merciful Church a reality"

Luque - "We Pastors, together with consecrated persons, priests, seminarians and consecrated lay people, want to make a more missionary and merciful Church become a reality": say the Bishops of Paraguay in their message at the end of Plenary Assembly of the Bishops' Conference, which ended yesterday in Luque .In ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/19

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Evangelization and missionary activity: nuns at the forefront of women's education

Bondoukou - "We have become what we are thanks to them. Until they arrived in our country, education for girls was very complicated", said one of the first students of the Catholic College of Transua in the eastern Ivory Coast, founded by the Sisters of Providence in Portieux.On the occasion ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/19

AFRICA/EGYPT - Coptic priest: violent fanaticism and occultism increase atheism and religious indifference among young people

Cairo - Only 33% of Egyptian youth consider the relationship with God really important, while the possibility of giving reasons with persuasive arguments of one’s own religious faith is shared only by 67% of the Egyptian population. These are data contained in a report presented in recent days by Coptic ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/19

AMERICA/PUERTO RICO - The Bishops: "We need political leaders who work coherently and for the people"

San Juan - "The disadvantage of the country, from violence in the streets to government crisis, show the situation in which we live ... despite the situation we have the opportunity to build the country with dignity and according to the values of our culture and our faith": this is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/09/19

ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN - Renewal and future projects of Caritas, at the service of the most vulnerable

Almaty - "It is autumn, but these days in Kazakhstan there is a beautiful air of spring, of rebirth. And we can really feel that something new is happening for the Caritas of our country": as Agenzia Fides learns, these are words expressed by the president of the Bishops' Conference ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/08/19

VATICAN - The "red missionary thread" that links children and young people of the Holy Childhood

Vatican City - In this edition "we would like to speak especially about them, the adolescents, an age that the Society of the Holy Childhood does not seem to be engaged with in any evident manner, especially given the name of the society, but in reality they are included and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/08/19

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Solidarity for West Papua: young people mobilize the Church and government authorities

Port Moresby - "How can we define ourselves as a Christian nation if we do not pay attention and help our neighbors'": Is the question raised during the debate on "Freedom for West Papua" by the students of Jubilee Catholic Secondary School, during the "Chat Room" program, of Tribe 92 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/08/19

ASIA/IRAQ - The "misleading representations" of the initiatives of the Chaldean Patriarch regarding the protests in the streets have been rejected

Baghdad - The recent meetings of Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako with the participants in the protest demonstrations taking place in Baghdad in no way expressed an "antagonistic" position of the leaders of the Chaldean Church towards the government and national political institutions. They only wanted to show solidarity with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/08/19



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