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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 ... ...



VATICANO - Il Papa: al Sinodo sull’Amazzonia il grido dei poveri è diventato grido di speranza della Chiesa

Città del Vaticano – Nel Sinodo dei Vescovi dedicato all’Amazzonia “abbiamo avuto la grazia di ascoltare le voci dei poveri e di riflettere sulla precarietà delle loro vite, minacciate da modelli di sviluppo predatori”. E loro hanno testimoniato che si può guardare la realtà “accogliendola a mani aperte come un ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/29/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Archbishop Dal Toso at the National Congress: "The extraordinary missionary Month is a starting point"

Benin city - The Extraordinary Missionary Month that the Church is experiencing in this October 2019 is not only a celebration, but must a starting point, so that our Churches assume the missionary mandate ever more consciously in the day-to-day ecclesial life: is what Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso, President of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - President of the PMS to Bishops: from welcoming missionaries to becoming missionaries

Benin city - After his speech at the National Missionary Congress of Nigeria, in Benin city, on the theme "The Church of Christ in Mission in Nigeria" , Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso , President of the Pontifical Mission Societies , met the Bishops of the African country.In his speech, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

EUROPE/ITALY - "Baptized and sent": "Mission is a divine action witnessed by men and women"

Rome - "Without hesitation, let us ask the Lord that the baptism we have received bears all its fruit in fullness, without half measures, without calculation, without fear. The missionary nature of our baptism will thus be translated into a testimony of holiness that gives life and beauty to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

AMERICA/CHILE - Bishops' appeal: "Stop violence and resume dialogue"

Santiago - "The greatest responsibility is held by those who have taken leadership positions in political and social life. It is necessary to rely on their good faith and their ability to reach agreements", say the Bishops of Chile in their statement sent to Agenzia Fides.This is the second statement ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

EUROPE/ITALY - XIV Scalabrinian General Chapter begins: migrants and refugees "at the center of the Church"

Rome - The XIV General Chapter of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo opened, with the theme "Consecrated for the mission with migrants and refugees. ‘Walk humbly with your God’ ". The works, which take place at the International Center of Spirituality of the Sacred Heart in Rocca di ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

ASIA/SRI LANKA - Vote with conscience and attention to the common good: the Church indicates the criteria for the presidential elections

Colombo - Participate in the vote with conscience and enthusiasm, choosing candidates who care about the common good of the country, considering challenges such as economic and social development, reconciliation, the stop to ethnic and religious violence, illegal land occupation. These are the criteria and recommendations that the Church in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

ASIA/UZBEKISTAN - The Catholic community restarts from the extraordinary missionary Month

Tashkent - "In the extraordinary Month that the Church wanted to dedicate to missions, we decided to meet every day to recite the prayer of the Rosary. For this reason, we meet with the faithful in the parish of Tashkent every day: in our intentions there are missions from all ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Archbishop Dal Toso closes the National Mission Congress: now may each one of us evangelize through words and with our lives

Benin city - It is not enough to organize a Congress on the topic of evangelization if this does not have an impact on the life of all those who have participated, so that each one of us may evangelize through one’s words and with one’s own life: stressed Archbishop ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

AMERICA/CHILE - Bishop Vargas: a country in the search and commitment to find solutions

Temuco - "In the face of the painful events we have seen these days, beyond the urgent need to face its serious consequences for the good of the entire population, with responsibility and according to the requirements of the rule of law, it is necessary to reconstruct social coexistence, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - "No to the attempt to provoke an ethnic and religious crisis", says the Premier, Nobel Peace Prize

Addis Ababa - "An attempt to provoke an ethnic and religious crisis". Thus the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed Ali, described the violence that caused the death of 67 people last week in the great country of the Horn of Africa. The violence broke out on October 23 in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/19

ASIA/TURKMENISTAN - Extraordinary Missionary Month: towards a new era, with the mission in Turkmen language

Ashgabat - The whole pontificate of Pope Francis is at the service of marginalized margins, missions and suburbs. This missionary awakening is positive and necessary for the whole Church", says Fr. Andrzej Madej, of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate , Superior of the Missio sui iuris of Turkmenistan, to Agenzia ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/26/19

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - "The Extraordinary Missionary Month is an opportunity to renew our personal relationship with Christ"

Pretoria - "The Extraordinary Mission Month is meant for each person to renew one’s personal relationship with Christ", said Fr. Barney McAleer, who previously worked in the SACBC Office of EvangeliZation during the special day to celebrate the Extraordinary Missionary Month at the SACBC’s head office in Pretoria. "No matter ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/26/19

ASIA/TURKEY - US Parliament puts the vote on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on the agenda

Washington - The US House of Representatives, a branch of the United States Congress, is preparing to put to the vote a resolution that would entail the official recognition by the US of the Armenian Genocide, the systematic massacre of Armenians perpetrated in the territories of the Anatolian Peninsula in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/26/19

AMERICA - Religious: let us take on the anxieties and hopes of the peoples who suffer in Latin America

Bogotà - "From Assisi, together with the Saint of Peace, the Latin American Confederation of Religious places before the God of Life, the hopes and anguish of the brothers of many peoples of our beloved Latin America and the Caribbean who suffer the effects of violent repression which has intensified ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/26/19

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The profile of the Australian Catholic community: a Report of the Pastoral Research Center

Sydney - Of the more than 5 million Catholics surveyed in Australia, 1,304,993 were born overseas, 136,360 do not speak English well and 305,823 live in poverty: these are some of the data in a Report on social profiles of the Australian dioceses, published by the National Center for Pastoral ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/26/19

EUROPA/ITALIA - Formare i giovani alla missione: una nuova proposta della famiglia Comboniana

Roma – Nel Mese Missionario Straordinario prende il via un nuovo percorso di formazione e spiritualità missionaria per i giovani dai 18 ai 35 anni, promosso dalla famiglia Comboniana. Fare un’esperienza concreta di fede, stringere nuove amicizie, approfondire la conoscenza delle tematiche missionarie e partecipare a campi di volontariato estivo, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/24/19

AMERICA/BRASILE - Mantenere vivo il fuoco acceso dal Mese Missionario Straordinario

Sao Paulo - La preoccupazione per i prossimi anni è come mantenere vivo il dinamismo missionario nella Chiesa in Brasile, acceso nel Mese Missionario Straordinario: per Mons. Odelir José Magri, Vescovo di Chapecó e Presidente della Commissione episcopale per l'animazione missionaria della Conferenza nazionale dei Vescovi del Brasile , lo ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/24/19

ASIA/LIBANO - I Capi della Chiese “abbracciano” la rivolta anti-sistema

Beirut – I Capi delle Chiese e delle comunità cristiane presenti in Libano rendono omaggio “al popolo che ha manifestato la sua unità" e chiedono di "abbracciare e proteggere la legittima rivolta dei nostri figli”, sottolineando l’urgenza “che il potere e il governo diano risposta alle loro richieste nazionali". Sono ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/24/19

AFRICA/COSTA D’AVORIO - Mese Missionario Straordinario: “Il Signore ti chiede di essere un dono ovunque tu sia”

Abidjan – “Si diventa missionari vivendo come testimoni del Vangelo di Cristo, non con le parole, non con diplomi o certificati, ma con la vita”: lo ha sottolineato padre Lucas Marabezé, incaricato d'affari ad interim della Nunziatura apostolica in Costa d’Avorio, durante la cerimonia di consegna dei diplomi in Missiologia, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/24/19



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