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ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Uncertain situation after the elections: "Afghans ask for peace, security, work"
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AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Convocato il dialogo nazionale: pacificare il paese, elezioni e nuovo Tribunale elettorale

La Paz – La Conferenza Episcopale Boliviana , rappresentanti dell'Unione Europea e delle Nazioni Unite hanno convocato ufficialmente il tavolo di dialogo nazionale ieri, 18 novembre, alle ore 14,30, con tre obiettivi: pacificare il Paese, definire gli accordi per nuove elezioni generali, concordare l'elezione di un nuovo Tribunale Supremo Elettorale. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

ASIA/KYRGYZSTAN - Una nuova struttura per l’Issyk Center, la casa-vacanze per bambini disabili e indigenti

Bishkek - L’Issyk Center, la casa per bambini kirghisi disabili e indigenti, situata sulle rive del lago Issyk-kul e gestita dai religiosi della Compagnia di Gesù, verrà ampliato con l’edificazione di una nuova struttura. Lo riferisce all’Agenzia Fides il Gesuita p. Anthony Corcoran, Amministratore apostolico del Kirghizistan,.“Lo scorso 21 ottobre, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

ASIA/SIRIA - Erdogan: le chiese distrutte in Siria saranno ricostruite

Deir ez Zor – Il governo turco è “particolarmente sensibile” rispetto alla condizione delle comunità cristiane nella regione mediorientale, e con il suo contributo i cristiani siriani vedranno “i loro santuari riprendere vita e le loro chiese verranno ricostruite, in modo che potranno tornare nelle loro terre e ricominciare a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

AFRICA/TOGO - Health activities to support the population: partnerships between missionaries and voluntary associations

Kolowaré - The collaboration between missionaries and voluntary organizations, not necessarily of Christian inspiration, bears good fruit in Togo. This is what Silvano Galli, a priest of the Society for African Missions, tells Agenzia Fides. The missionary reports the valuable contribution offered by Dr. Gian Franco Mirri, a gynecologist from ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Humanitarian aid after the cyclone: appeal of "Catholic Relief Services"

Dhaka - The populations hit by the recent cyclone in Bangladesh urgently need further humanitarian aid: this is the appeal launched to Agenzia Fides by Snigdha Chakraborty, at the head of "Catholic Relief Service" for Bangladesh. CRS, a Catholic humanitarian organization, which depends on the United States Bishops' Conference, is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

AMERICA/ECUADOR - "One does not improvise to become martyr": the testimony of Fr. Moscoso, the first martyr of Ecuador

Riobamba - "The virtuous life and the heroic death of Blessed Emilio Moscoso encourage each of us to bring the light of the Gospel to our contemporaries with enthusiasm, as he did. His testimony is current and offers us a meaningful message: one does not improvise to become martyr, martyrdom ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Seminar on integral development: the State promotes social justice

Abidjan - 10 proposals emerged from the seminar on "Integral human development, Path of peace, Path to the future" which took place from 13 to 14 November, in Abidjan. The seminar is a joint initiative of the Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire at the Holy See and the Department for the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - National dialogue convened: to pacify the country, hold elections and a new electoral Court

La Paz - The Bolivian Episcopal Conference , representatives of the European Union and the United Nations officially convened the national dialogue table yesterday, November 18, at 2.30 pm, with three objectives: to pacify the country, to define the agreements for new general elections, to agree on the election of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

ASIA/SYRIA - Erdogan: churches destroyed in Syria will be rebuilt

Deir ez Zor - The Turkish government is "particularly sensitive" with respect to the condition of Christian communities in the Middle Eastern region, and with its contribution Syrian Christians will see "their sanctuaries come back to life and their churches will be rebuilt, so that they will be able to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

ASIA/KYRGYZSTAN - A new building for the Issyk Center, the holiday home for disabled and poor children

Bishkek - The Issyk Center, the home for disabled and poor Kyrgyz children, located on the shores of Lake Issyk-kul and managed by the religious of the Society of Jesus, will be expanded with the construction of a new building. This is what Jesuit, Fr. Anthony Corcoran, Apostolic Administrator of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/19/19

AFRICA/KENYA - Appointment of the Bishop of Eldoret

Vatican City - On November 16, the Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Dominic Kimengich, currently Bishop of Lodwar, as Bishop of the Diocese of Eldoret . Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

AMERICA/CHILE - "Come, Lord Jesus": Bishops’ message of hope, December 8 day of prayer for Chile

Lo Canas - At the conclusion of the Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Chile , the Bishops published a message addressed "to the faithful and to the communities of the Catholic Church in Chile" entitled "Come, Lord Jesus" , in which they express hope for the agreements reached ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The Pakistani Church inaugurates "The Year of Youth"

Lahore - The Catholic Church in Pakistan inaugurates the Year of Youth: with a celebration held on November 16 in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Lahore, the Bishops of Pakistan announced the event before an assembly of over a thousand faithful, especially young people, who came from all ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Catholic Mission support for victims of terrorism in Sri Lanka

Sydney - "I recently returned from one of the most difficult journeys of my priestly life: I visited the survivors of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, innocent people whose lives were torn to pieces. It has been months since that terrible day and a lot has been done ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

AFRICA/NIGER - Prayer for the release of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli 14 months after his abduction

Niamey – After fourteen months since the abduction of the missionary of the SAM , Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, which took place in Niger on 17 September 2018 , his confrere Fr. Mauro Armanino, sent Fides the following note."Prayer for the release of Pier Luigi: God our Father, you call us ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

AFRICA/TANZANIA - The closing of the Extraordinary Missionary Month has opened a new page of Evangelization in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam - "The pastoral visit of the President of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the world, His Exc Mgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, is a sign that the local church of Tanzania is in communion with the Universal Church", declared the President of the Conference, His Exc. Mgr. Gervas ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

AMERICA/CILE - “Vieni, Signore Gesù”: messaggio di speranza dei Vescovi, l’8 dicembre giornata di preghiera per il Cile

Lo Canas – A conclusione dell’Assemblea plenaria della Conferenza Episcopale del Cile , i Vescovi hanno pubblicato un messaggio rivolto “ai fedeli e alle comunità della Chiesa cattolica in Cile” intitolato “Vieni, Signore Gesù” , in cui esprimono speranza per gli accordi raggiunti in vista di una nuova Costituzione, invitano ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Il sostegno di Catholic Mission alle vittime degli terrorismo in Sri Lanka

Sydney - “Sono tornato di recente da uno dei viaggi più duri della mia vita sacerdotale: ho visitato i sopravvissuti agli attentati della domenica di Pasqua dello Sri Lanka, persone innocenti le cui vite sono state fatte a pezzi. Sono passati mesi da quel giorno terribile ed è stato fatto ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

AFRICA/NIGER - Preghiera per la liberazione di p. Pierluigi Maccalli a 14 mesi dal suo rapimento

Niamey - A quattordici mesi dal rapimento del missionario della SMA , p. Pierluigi Maccalli, avvenuto in Niger il 17 settembre 2018 , il suo confratello p. Mauro Armanino, ha inviato all’Agenzia Fides la seguente nota.“Preghiera per la liberazione di Pier Luigi: Dio nostro Padre, tu ci chiami alla libertà…concedi ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19

AFRICA/TANZANIA - La chiusura del Mese Missionario Straordinario ha aperto una nuova pagina dell’Evangelizzazione in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam - “La visita pastorale del Presidente delle Pontificie Opere Missionarie, Sua Ecc. Mons. Giampietro Dal Toso, è un segno che la Chiesa locale della Tanzania è in comunione con la Chiesa universale" ha dichiarato il Presidente della Conferenza Episcopale della Tanzania, Sua Ecc. Mons. Gervas John Mwasikwabhila ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/18/19



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