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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/ZAMBIA - The Church condemns xenophobic violence and ritual murders

Lusaka - "The government must anticipate events and make every effort to stop these behaviors", said Fr. Cleophas Lungu, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Zambia to Catholic agency CANAA, expressing strong condemnation of the Catholic Church for the xenophobic attacks that took place recently in Zambia. "The violence ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AMERICA/HONDURAS - The construction of the penitentiary center in San Pedro Sula has come to a stop, the Bishop seeks funding

San Pedro Sula - The construction of the new detention center in San Pedro Sula has stopped again. For four months, the works have stopped, despite repeated announcements to resume construction. The President of the Foundation proconstrucción of the criminal center, His Exc. Mgr. Romulo Emiliani, said that works have ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - Appointment of the Apostolic Vicar of Ingwawuma

Vatican City - On 30 April 2016 the Holy Father appointed Fr. Siegfried Mandla Jwara, C.M.M., Pastor and Regional Superior of the Missionaries of Mariannhill in the Province of Umtata as Vicar Apostolic of Ingwawuma . He was assigned the titular see of Elefantaria in Proconsulari.Rev. Fr. Mandla Siegfried Jwara, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AMERICA/JAMAICA - Appointment of the Apostolic Administrator of Mandeville

Vatican City – On May 1, 2016 the Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Charles Dufour, Emeritus Archbishop of Kingston in Jamaica as Apostolic Administrator of the vacant Diocese of Mandeville . Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Lessons in the native language for a group of indigenous children in Medellín

Medellin - Thanks to a program of inclusion offered by the Municipality of Medellin in Niquitao district, the area where many children live in precarious conditions, 77 indigenous children of Embera community will attend school lessons in their native language. The program, organized by teachers of the same ethnic group, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Youth Ministry with the works of mercy

Lahore - "Young people need to be involved, to experience mercy and to give mercy. Thus the Jubilee makes sense for them": says to Fides Fr. Jahanzeb Iqbal, a priest from Lahore, pastor of St. Antony and Director of the Youth Ministry Service of the Archdiocese. With this spirit and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - "Accompany dialogue with ELN": the Church for peace and for the release of the hostages

Rionegro - "We received the request not to be guarantors, but to accompany, so we will be present to moderate the talks, we hope this helps to make them more effective and bring us towards peace as soon as possible": this is how His Exc. Mgr. Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Mgr. Alvarez Lagos:"Nicaragua is not at war! Buying tanks is contrary to our reality"

Matagalpa - "Nicaragua is not at war, Nicaragua does not want war, Nicaragua does not need war, nor heavy combat weapons", said the Bishop of Matagalpa, His Exc. Mgr. Rolando Jose Álvarez Lagos, criticizing the announced purchase of tanks by Daniel Ortega’s government, initiative which he described "contrary to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

ASIA/CAMBODIA - Formation for children on vulnerability and discrimination

Phnom Penh - A training session and reinforcement of the students, on the theme of support to the most vulnerable children and discriminated against, was recently held in the schools of Oh Cham Na , within an agricultural community, and Andoumg Thmor . Promotor of the initiative was the staff ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

ASIA/SYRIA - Catholic Bishops of Aleppo: let us participate in the Passion of Christ, our suffering will not be in vain

Aleppo - "We are children of the Resurrection, of Hope, and we firmly believe that this suffering will not be in vain: following the footsteps of the saints and martyrs, we add them to the Passion of Christ, so they may become sanctified and sanctifying suffering, for peace in Syria ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AFRICA/NIGERIA - The Bishop of Nsukka after the massacre of 25 April: "A massacre announced; Where are the security forces'"

Abuja - "The most painful aspect of the Nimbo massacre is that it was announced, expected and executed without inhibition – in broad daylight!", says His Exc. Mgr. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, Bishop of Nsukka, in Enugu State in the south-east of Nigeria, in a statement in the aftermath of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Is Boko Haram moving to the south following the movements of the Fulani herdsmen'

Abuja - "Climate change is pushing Fulani herdsmen from northern Nigeria to the south, but in this movement of population what is feared is that there could be Boko Haram fighters fleeing military operations" says Fr. Patrick Tor Alumuku, director for social communications of the Archdiocese of Abuja to Agenzia ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

ASIA/PALESTINE - President Abu Mazen: we have a mission and a duty to protect the presence of Christians in the Middle East

Ramallah - The protection of the Christian presence in Palestine and all the East "is for us a duty and a mission": this is how Palestinian President Abu Mazen reiterated his commitment to do everything he can to honor this duty, for the common good of the entire Palestinian people. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AFRICA/SUDAFRICA - Nomina del Vicario Apostolico di Ingwawuma

Città del Vaticano – Il Santo Padre Francesco, in data 30 aprile 2016, ha nominato Vicario Apostolico di Ingwawuma il P. Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M., Parroco e Superiore Regionale dei Missionari di Mariannhill della Provincia di Umtata. Gli è stata assegnata la sede titolare vescovile di Elefantaria di Proconsolare.Il Rev.do ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AMERICA/GIAMAICA - Nomina dell’Amministratore Apostolico di Mandeville

Città del Vaticano – Il Santo Padre Francesco, in data 1 maggio 2016, ha nominato Amministratore Apostolico della vacante Diocesi di Mandeville S.E. Mons. Charles Dufour, Arcivescovo emerito di Kingston in Jamaica. Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Pastorale giovanile con le opere di misericordia

Lahore - “I giovani hanno bisogno di essere coinvolti, di sperimentare la misericordia e di donare la misericordia. Così il Giubileo ha un senso per loro”: lo dice all'Agenzia Fides P. Jahanzeb Iqbal, sacerdote di Lahore, parroco di St. Antony e Direttore del Servizio di Pastorale giovanile dell'arcidiocesi. Con questo ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Lezioni nella lingua nativa per un gruppo d bambini indigeni di Medellín

Medellín – Grazie ad un programma di inclusione offerto dal Comune di Medellín nel quartiere di Niquitao, zona dove molti minori vivono in condizioni precarie, 77 bambini indigeni della comunità Embera potranno frequentare le lezioni scolastiche nella loro lingua nativa. Il programma, organizzato con maestri della stessa etnia, si propone ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/02/16

AFRICA/CONGO RD - Tensioni tra Hutu e Nande: “intervenire subito per impedire un conflitto etnico”

Kinshasa - Nel sud Lubero , da qualche tempo le relazioni tra le comunità Hutu e Nande si sono deteriorate, degenerando in conflitto, riferisce una nota inviata all’Agenzia Fides dalla Rete Pace per il Congo.I Nande accusano gli Hutu congolesi di essere complici delle FDLR , un gruppo armato di ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/01/16

AMERICA/MESSICO - I bambini celebrano la loro Giornata nazionale in condizioni di povertà

Città del Messico – In Messico il 30 aprile si celebra la Giornata del Bambino, che fu istituita a livello nazionale nel 1916, nella città di Tantoyuca, Veracruz, e resa ufficiale nel 1924. Non tutti i bambini hanno un motivo reale per celebrarla a causa delle problematiche di grande impatto ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/01/16

AMERICA - Violenza e criminalità generano un record di rifugiati in Centramerica

Città del Messico – A partire dagli anni 80, il numero di centroamericani che continuano a fuggire da violenza e criminalità organizzata nella regione ha raggiunto cifre record. La denuncia arriva dall’Alto Commissariato delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati . Lo scorso anno, in Messico hanno fatto richiesta di asilo ... Read More ...
Posted on: 05/01/16



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