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AMERICA/BRAZIL - Week of prayer for Christian unity dedicated to justice
Saint Paul - In the days preceding the solemnity of Pentecost, this year on Sunday, June 9, the Week of ... ...

ASIA/SINGAPORE - Podcast to announce the Gospel: an online Catholic radio is born

Singapore - The archdiocese of Singapore has launched "The Catholic Singapore Radio". The project was inaugurated on June 2, which coincided with the World Day of Social Communications, in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. "It is beautiful to go back to spreading the Gospel in the radio environment. Naturally, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Buddhists help needy Muslims during Ramadan

Dacca - "We serve iftar meals to the Muslim brothers and sisters during the holy Ramadan, to contribute to religious harmony and humanity": says to Agenzia Fides monk Buddhapriya Mahathero, president of the financiers of the Dhammarajika Buddhist monastery, in the Bashabo Sabujbagh area of the capital Dhaka. The monk ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

ASIA/SAUDI ARABIA - 139 countries sign the "Mecca Declaration": no to Islamophobia

Mecca - 139 Muslim-majority countries have ratified the new "Mecca declaration", adjuged in recent days under the direction of the Mufti of Saudi Arabia at the end of the XIV ordinary session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation , held in Mecca on Friday 31 May. The document, among other ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - "Cheap electricity, obtained at the cost of the health of coal miners"

Johannesburg - "We often boast, as a nation, of having cheap electricity, which is based on coal, but its human costs remain invisible", says the Justice and Peace Commission of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference , in presenting an exhibition on the conditions of coal miners in South Africa. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

AFRICA - No to "anesthetized Christianity": there is no Christian mission without a cross

Kara - "One of the great existential orientations of our world today is to want to 'anesthetize' everything. Many Christians in Africa dream of a peaceful life, devoid of all suffering and sacrifices. In practice, we dream of a Christianity insensitive to pain", explains Father Donald Zagore, Ivorian theologian of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - "Violence has reached the altar": Bishops ask for investigations into the murder of two priests

San Salvador - "We reject violence in all its expressions, which our people suffer, to the point that it has reached the altar. What else will happen'" This is what the Bishops of El Salvador are asking, in a pronouncement of the Bishops' Conference entitled" Christ is our peace" , ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Care of aboriginals and refugees: a commitment to the common good

Sydney - "The way in which our society treats the aboriginals of Australia and refugees, that is, the first and last, challenges us to a greater commitment to the common good. This year's theme of National Reconciliation Week, ‘Walk Together with Courage’, reminded us of the fundamental importance of truth ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

EUROPE/SPAIN - Environment Day: educating young people to fight against climate change and to defend the common home

Madrid - Today, June 5, we celebrate Environment Day, an anniversary shared by an increasing number of ecclesial institutions and bodies, also thanks to the impulse given by Pope Francis with the encyclical "Laudato Sė" . For this year 2019, the UN has proposed to address the issue of reflection ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

AFRICA/GUINEA BISSAU - Seminar to block female genital mutilation

Bissau - "Female genital mutilation is not punished and still continues to be practiced", says Benjamim da Silva Sanca, at thehead of the National Committee for the Abandonment of Harmful Traditional Practices for women's and girl's health , on the sidelines of the seminar held in Bissau on 22 and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

AFRICA/KENYA - Priest killed

Nairobi - A Catholic priest was killed in Kenya. Fr. Eutycas Murangiri Muthur, of the parish of Limbine, diocese of Meru, county of Tigania, was stabbed to death by one or more individuals at about 1.30 am on June 4th, in Makutano, at about 200 km from the capital, Nairobi.The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Young Christians close to the poorest Muslims for the end of Ramadan

Dacca - "Christians have shown their great hearts. We are impressed by their love, compassion and hospitality. The Iftar meal, prepared by them for the end of Ramadan, has strengthened religious harmony, tolerance, and taught us respect for other faiths": says to Agenzia Fides Amir Hossian, a faithful Muslim who ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/05/19



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