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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 ... ...



AFRICA/TOGO - A missionary: "There are no large highways for evangelization, but small paths that must be sought every day"

Kolowaré - "I had already visited some farms in the middle of the wooded savannah, behind Kadambara, towards the south a few days ago, where there is a pressing need for water", says to Agenzia Fides Father Silvano Galli of the Society for African Missions, talking about his recent mission ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/20

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Procession of the Black Nazarene: "Our mission is love"

Manila - About two million Filipinos have flocked since the early hours of today, January 9, the streets of Manila, occupying the district of Quiapo, to venerate an image of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, popularly known as the "black Nazarene". The celebration of the black Nazarene, prepared with a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/20

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - The Assembly of Bishops examines the ecclesial and socio-political reality; call for respect for the National Assembly

Caracas - While the ordinary plenary assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela is taking place, the 41 Bishops of the various ecclesiastical circumscriptions of the country have published a strong statement on the autonomy of the National Assembly and the facts which took place recently. "On January 7, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/20

ASIA/LEBANON - Maronite Bishops to Lebanese politicians: do not drag the country into the conflicts that are stirring the Middle East

Beirut - Lebanese politicians must do everything possible to strengthen Lebanon's national cohesion and keep the country safe from the new winds of war that are stirring the entire region. The Bishops of the Maronite Church, who met on Wednesday 8 January in the patriarchal see of Bkerkè, under the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/20

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - A caravan of peace, reconciliation and development in preparation for the October 2020 presidential election

Abidjan - Since 2011, peace has been the main concern in the minds of Ivorians. Indeed, after more than a decade of political-military crisis in the Ivory Coast , the Ivorians in general and the government in particular have realized that peace is the necessary condition for cohesion and social ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/10/20

ASIA/FILIPPINE - Il Card. Tagle: "Preghiamo per la pace in Medio Oriente"

Manila - Il Card. Luis Antonio Cardinale, arcivescovo di Manila, nominato Prefetto della Congregazione per l'Evangelizzazione dei Popoli, esorta i fedeli filippini a pregare per la pace e la sicurezza dei popoli in Medio Oriente. Nella solenne messa in occasione della Traslazione del Nazareno nero nel Rizal Park, all'alba del ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/20

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - L’Arcivescovo Gualberti: occorre “restituire il diritto di cittadinanza a Gesù Cristo”

Santa Cruz de la Sierra – “I cristiani si trovano ad affrontare la grande sfida di restituire il diritto di cittadinanza a Gesù Cristo, il Figlio di Dio fatto uomo per il bene di tutta l'umanità, perché la sua presenza ha una importanza trascendentale nella costruzione di un mondo più ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/20

AMERICA/PORTO RICO - La terra non smette di tremare, ovunque distruzione e paura

Ponce – La terra dell'isola di Porto Rico continua a tremare per una serie di terremoti che si sussegono dalla fine di dicembre, e la popolazione dorme fuori casa, in automobile o per strada. Le città di Ponce, Guanica e Guayanilla sono quasi tutte distrutte, anche la stessa capitale, San ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/20

AFRICA/COSTA D’AVORIO - Nel Giubileo della Chiesa in Costa d'Avorio, il giubileo della Società per le Missioni Africane

Abidjan – La Chiesa cattolica della Costa d’Avorio ha festeggiato 125 anni di evangelizzazione: per l’opera missionaria nel paese sono stati pionieri i padri della Società per le Missioni Africane . Tra le figure emblematiche dei padri SMA che hanno segnato la storia dell'evangelizzazione nel paese vi è p. Paul ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/20

AFRICA/COSTA D’AVORIO - Pellegrinaggio diocesano: le donne della Chiesa cattolica uniscono le forze per pregare per la pace nel Paese.

Yamoussoukro - "Donne cattoliche di fronte alla politica". È questo il tema sul quale hanno riflettuto le donne dell'AFEC, l'Associazione delle donne della Chiesa cattolica delle diocesi di Yamoussoukro e Agboville, durante il pellegrinaggio del 4 gennaio alla Basilica di Notre Dame de la Paix a Yamoussoukro. Il pellegrinaggio annuale ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/20

ASIA/INDIA - I leader cristiani al partito di governo: la nuova legge sulla cittadinanza non è inclusiva e va ampliata

New Delhi - La controversa legge sulla cittadinanza , approvata in India a dicembre, discrimina i musulmani, non è inclusiva e va ampliata: lo afferma un gruppo di 15 tra preti cattolici e pastori protestanti che ha rivolto un appello al partito nazionalista indù Bharatiya Janata , al governo nella ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/20

ASIA/SIRIA - Putin e Assad visitano la cattedrale greco-ortodossa a Damasco

Damasco – Nella giornata di martedì 7 gennaio, il Presidente russo Vladimir Putin, in visita a Damasco, si è recato presso la cattedrale greco ortodossa della capitale siriana, insieme al Presidente siriano Bashar Assad. I due leader politici sono stati accolti da Yohanna X Yazigi, Patriarca di Antiochia dei greco-ortodossi. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/20

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Archbishop Gualberti: "the right of citizenship to Jesus Christ must be restored"

Santa Cruz de la Sierra - "Christians are facing the great challenge of giving back the right of citizenship to Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man for the good of all humanity, because his presence has transcendental importance in building a more human and fraternal world. It is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/20

AMERICA/PUERTO RICO - The earth does not stop shaking, destruction and fear everywhere

Ponce - The land of the island of Puerto Rico continues to tremble due to a series of earthquakes that have taken place since the end of December, and the population sleeps outside their home, in cars or on the street. The cities of Ponce, Guanica and Guayanilla are almost ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/20

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - In the Jubilee of the Church in Ivory Coast, the jubilee of the Society for African Missions

Abidjan - The Catholic Church of the Ivory Coast celebrated 125 years of evangelization: the fathers of the Society for African Missions were pioneers for the missionary work in the country . Among the emblematic figures of the SMA fathers who marked the history of the evangelization in the country ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/20

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Diocesan pilgrimage: women of the Catholic Church join forces to pray for peace in the Country

Yamoussoukro - "Catholic women in the face of politics". This is the theme on which the women of AFEC, the Association of Women of the Catholic Church of the Dioceses of Yamoussoukro and Agboville reflected on the pilgrimage of 4 January to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Paix ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/20

ASIA/INDIA - Christian leaders in the ruling party: the new citizenship law is not inclusive and needs to be expanded

New Delhi - The controversial Citizenship Amendment Act , approved in India in December, discriminates against Muslims, is not inclusive and needs to be expanded: this is what a group of 15 between Catholic priests and Protestant Pastors say, who launched an appeal to the Hindu nationalist party Bharatiya Janata ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/20

ASIA/SYRIA - Putin and Assad visit the Greek Orthodox cathedral in Damascus

Damascus - On Tuesday 7 January, Russian President Vladimir Putin, visiting Damascus, went to the Greek Orthodox cathedral of the Syrian capital, together with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The two political leaders were greeted by Yohanna X Yazigi, Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek Orthodox. During his visit, Putin brought ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/20

AMERICA/CHILE - "We must be the builders of the civilization of love": young people on mission in the country during the holidays

Santiago - More than 1,500 young people arrived on Saturday 4 January at the San Joaquin campus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, full of enthusiasm to dedicate their summer holidays, just started, not only to rest but also to evangelization and at the service of the most needy. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/07/20

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos

Vatican City - On 6 January 2020, the Holy Father appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos His Exc. Mgr. Matthew Ishaya Audu, currently Bishop of Lafia.His Exc. Mgr. Matthew Ishaya Audu was born on June 7, 1959 in Tudu Uku, in the Diocese of Makurdi. After attending ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/07/20



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