Most Popular


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 NUOVA GUINEA - Riconciliazione e pace innanzitutto: le attese post referendum su Bougainville

Bougainville – Il 7 dicembre si sono concluse le consultazioni del referendum sull’indipendenza della regione autonoma di Bougainville dalla Papua Nuova Guinea. Il 98 per cento dei cittadini delle isole che la compongono ha votato a favore, anche se il processo per ottenerne il riconoscimento effettivo è ancora lungo. Potrebbe ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

ASIA/TERRA SANTA - L’Arcivescovo Pizzaballa visita la comunità cristiana di Gaza

Gaza – Incontri con i parrocchiani, benedizione di una nuova cappella, partecipazione a una rappresentazione natalizia con giovani e bambini, amministrazione dei sacramenti della prima Comunione e della Cresima, celebrazione della Messa nella parrocchia cattolica dedicata alla Sacra Famiglia , in attesa del Natale: è fitta di impegni la visita ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Al via il Forum del parlamentari cristiani

Lahore - E' stato lanciato in Pakistan il "Forum dei parlamentari cristiani pakistani" , organismo in cui i parlamentari cristiani di diversi partiti si riuniscono per discutere, confrontarsi e trovare soluzioni ai gravi problemi che si presentano alle comunità cristiane in tutto il Pakistan."E' un sogno diventato realtà", ha detto ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

AFRICA/KENYA - Dimissioni del Vescovo di Kericho e nomina del successore

Città del Vaticano – Il Santo Padre Francesco ha accettato il 14 dicembre la rinuncia al governo pastorale della diocesi di Kericho , presentata da S.E. Mons. Emmanuel Okombo Wandera. Contemporaneamente ha nominato Vescovo della medesima sede S.E. Mons. Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich, Ordinario Militare emerito per il Kenya. Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

AFRICA/CIAD - Nomina del Vescovo di Laï

Città del Vaticano – Il Santo Padre Francesco il 14 dicembre ha nominato Vescovo della diocesi di Laï il rev.do Nicolas Nadji Bab, del clero di Laï, finora Amministratore diocesano della medesima diocesi.Il rev.do Nicolas Nadji Bab è nato il 2 settembre 1969 a Béré, diocesi di Laï. È entrato ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

AFRICA/SIERRA LEONE - A missionary: "Seventy years of mission in Sierra Leone are our hard work, but also our joy"

Makeni - This year marks the 70th anniversary of the presence of the Xaverian Missionaries in Sierra Leone . For the occasion Fr. Gerardo Caglioni, a Xaverian missionary with a long experience of mission in Sierra Leone, sent Agenzia Fides the following reflections:"The Bible often tells us about numbers, which ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Christians Parliamentarian Forum begins

Lahore - The Pakistan Christians Parliamentarian Forum has been launched in Pakistan, a body in which Christian parliamentarians from different parties gather to discuss, confront each other and find solutions to the serious problems that Christian communities across Pakistan have. "It is a dream come true", said to Agenzia Fides ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

ASIA/INDIA - Christians in Orissa united in faith and call for peace and reconciliation

Bhubaneswar - In the Indian state of Orissa , in Southeast India, "the Church is close to the poor and marginalized, recognizing and working for their human dignity. There are also spontaneous conversions to Christianity. This is one of the reasons that has led to the fury that Hindu extremists ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Reconciliation and peace first of all: the post-referendum expectations on Bougainville

Bougainville - On December 7, the referendum on independence of the autonomous region of Bougainville from Papua New Guinea concluded. 98 percent of the citizens of the islands that make it up voted in favor, even if the process to obtain effective recognition is still long. It could in fact ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

ASIA/HOLY LAND - Archbishop Pizzaballa visits the Christian community in Gaza

Gaza - Meetings with the parishioners, blessing of a new chapel, participation in a Christmas play with young people and children, administration of the sacraments: First Communion and Confirmation, celebration of Mass in the Catholic parish dedicated to the Holy Family , waiting for Christmas: these are the three-intense days ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/16/19

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Resignation of Metropolitan Archbishop of Juba and appointment of new Archbishop

Vatican City - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Juba, South Sudan, presented by Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro, M.C.C.J., at the same time appointing Bishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of Torit as archbishop of the same metropolitan see. Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

AFRICA/CONGO - Resignation of Bishop of Impfondo and appointment of successor

Vatican City - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Impfondo, Republic of the Congo, presented by Bishop Jean Gardin, C.S.Sp.The Pope has appointed the Reverend Daniel Nzika, of the clergy of Ouesso, currently vicar general, as bishop of the same diocese.The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Kafanchan

Vatican City - The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Kafanchan, Nigeria, the Reverend Julius Yakubu Kundi, of the clergy of Zaria, formerly parish priest of Saint John in Muchia.The Reverend Julius Yakubu Kundi was born on 15 February 1968 in Danladi, in the present diocese ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Bishops: the right to freedom of expression does not cancel respect for people and their values

Brasilia - "The National Bishops Conference of Brazil rejects the recent events that, in the name of freedom of expression and artistic creativity, deeply attack the Christian faith. To ridicule the conviction of a group, whatever it may be, besides constituting a crime under criminal law, means lacking respect for ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Cesar Gustavo Baez Amarilla, CSSR

Vatican City - On October 3, 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Cesar Gustavo Baez Amarilla, of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, CSSR as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Paraguay for five years .The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

AFRICA/DR CONGO - 60 years of the Pedagogical Research Center (CRP) of the CICM Missionaries

Kinshasa - "The Pedagogical Research Center was founded with the mission of contributing to the development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by taking an active part in promoting education and training for Congolese youth. This noble mission must continue despite the uncertainties of history", said Fr. Godefroid Mombula, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

ASIA/INDIA - A priest: the government must put more effort into protecting human rights

New Delhi - In India it is the task of the government and the institutions to do more to guarantee the protection and promotion of human rights: this is what Fr. Cedrik Prakash, a Jesuit priest and activist in the "Jesuit Refugee Service" says to Agenzia Fides, noting that "2019 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

ASIA/HOLY LAND - No Israeli permits for Christians in Gaza to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Jerusalem - All the data collected in recent years confirm the steady increase in the number of pilgrims and tourists who come from all over the world to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to visit the Holy Places especially on the occasion of the Christian solemnities of Christmas and Easter. But this ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The Catholic community celebrates the appointment of the Archbishop of Juba, apostle of peace

Tombura-Yambio - The Church of South Sudan is celebrating the appointment of the new Archbishop of Juba, Mgr. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, a man who spent his life for the work of reconciliation and peace. "On behalf of the Archdiocese of Tombura-Yambio and of the Episcopal Conference of South Sudan, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/13/19

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - First speech by new President Fernández: "We must get out of this situation with solidarity"

Buenos Aires - The new President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, recalled several expressions of Pope Francis in his first speech before the Legislative Assembly. The leader of the Frente de Todos, who won the elections, accompanied by Cristina Fernández as vice president, used the formula "for God, Fatherland and the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/12/19



Login


Username:
Password:

forgotten password?