AFRICA/SUDAN - Aumentano gli abusi sui minori nella capitale

Khartoum - Il Ministero della Sanità sudanese ha dato l’allerta per l’aumento dei casi di abuso sessuale ai danni di minori nello Stato di Khartoum. Le vittime sono in particolare bambini in età scolare. Secondo uno studio portato avanti dal Ministero della Sanità, nelle scuole di Khartoum quest’anno è stato ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/HAITI - Ballottaggio il 27 dicembre, non ancora insediata la Commissione di valutazione elettorale

Port au Prince – Il portavoce della Conferenza Episcopale di Haiti ha confermato che il Card. Chibly Langlois, Vescovo di Les Cayes, ha avuto degli incontri informativi con i membri dell'esecutivo durante lo scorso fine settimana. Mons. Patrick Aris, segretario delle comunicazioni e portavoce della Conferenza Episcopale, in una nota ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AFRICA/MALAWI -L’Anno della Misericordia nelle carceri del Malawi nei racconti di un missionario

Lilongwe - “Dopo l'iniziativa di Patrizia Lavaselli di portare i disegni delle donne della prigione di massima sicurezza di Zomba all'Accademia Carrara di Bergamo, questa nuova avventura ha del miracoloso”scrive all’Agenzia Fides p. Piergiorgio Gamba, missionario monfortano, commentando la nomina dell’album “I have no everything here” eseguito dalla Zomba Prison ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/HONDURAS - Mons. Garachana: “urgente e necessario per il nostro Honduras un tempo di riconciliazione e pace”

San Pedro Sula – Nel suo tradizionale messaggio di Natale, il Vescovo della diocesi di San Pedro Sula, Sua Ecc. Mons. Ángel Garachana Pérez, ha ricordato a tutti che Gesù Cristo è il volto della misericordia del Padre e che è urgente e necessario per l’Honduras lasciare la violenza e ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

VATICANO - Fides per un mondo più giusto

Città del Vaticano - Natale porta con sé l’attesa della venuta di Dio, il Solo che può stabilire un regno di pace universale fondato sulla giustizia. La situazione mondiale non sembra aspettare o andare verso questa venuta. L’Agenzia Fides è costretta a registrare quotidianamente guerre, violenza, negazione dei diritti umani, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/ISRAELE - I Vescovi cattolici reagiscono alle dichiarazioni-choc di un rabbino contro i “cristiani vampiri”

Gerusalemme – L'assemblea dei Vescovi ordinari cattolici di Terra Santa ha appreso “con sgomento” e subito condannato le recenti dichiarazioni anticristiane diffuse dal rabbino Benzi Gopstein, proprio nei giorni in cui si celebravano i cinquant'anni della dichiarazione conciliare Nostra aetate, che ha aperto una fase nuova dei rapporti tra ebrei ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/GIORDANIA - Il re Abdullah II: i cristiani arabi fanno parte integrante della nostra civiltà

Amman – I cristiani arabi “sono una parte integrante del nostro passato, del nostro presente e del nostro futuro”, e fin dall'inizio “sono stati partner essenziali per la nostra cultura, per la costruzione della nostra civiltà e per la difesa dell'islam”. Così si è espresso re Abdullah II di Giordania ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/SYRIA - New church among the ruins in Damascus: "a Christmas of Resurrection"

Damascus - In the midst of the ruins and destruction, after three years of war, a new Maronite church will rise in Damascus. It will be inaugurated on January 8, in the district of Kachkoul, on the east outskirts of Damascus, and will be entitled to the Blessed Massabki Brothers, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Bishops' appeal to the country:"Christmas is an opportunity to become instruments of reconciliation, justice and peace"

Bogota - An appeal to all Colombian people, and in particular to rulers, "to be authentic instruments of reconciliation, justice and peace", was launched by the Bishops in their Christmas message. In the message, sent to Fides, they say: "To those who have chosen the path of weapons and violence, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/SYRIA - Two Christian villages bombarded by jihadists

Hama - At least two civilians were killed and another twenty injured by grenades on Monday, December 21 by anti-regime jihadist fighters against the villages of Maharda and Sqelbyia, in the province of Hama. The two towns, currently controlled by the government army, are inhabited by Orthodox Christians. According to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AFRICA/UGANDA - Despite ambitious infrastructure projects, the Country remains poor

Kampala - Uganda has recorded one of the highest growth rates in Africa despite being a Country without large mineral resources and has always lived from the export of agricultural products. Sadly famous for the bloody dictatorship that ruled between 1971 and 1979, it has continued to grow at a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AFRICA/KENYA - Muslim Passengers protect Christians from the Shabaab: "a very positive thing" says the Bishop of Garissa

Nairobi - "It is a very good thing; a concrete sign that Kenyan Muslims are against violence", says His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Alexander, Bishop of Garissa, in north-eastern Kenya, on the border with Somalia, in whose diocese is included the town of Elwak where a bus travelling between Mandera and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Nicaragua and Costa Rica welcome the Pope's call for better ties

Managua – During the Angelus on Sunday, December 20, the Holy Father expressed his support to the efforts of collaboration between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, hoping that "a renewed spirit of fraternity will further strengthen the dialogue and mutual cooperation, between the two countries and throughout the whole region".The Pope’s ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES - Appointment of the Bishop of Kingstown

Vatican City - On 22 December 2015 the Holy Father appointed Fr. Gerard County C.S.Sp., former Provincial Superior of the PP. Spiritans in Mexico as Bishop of the Diocese of Kingstown .The newly-elected Bishop was born in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, on 15 December 1960. He attended primary and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/IRAQ - Chaldean Patriarch: we do not accept Christmas greetings from those who have abandoned us

Baghdad - During the pre-Christmas retreat for priests and deacons of the Chaldean Archieparchy in Baghdad, held on Monday, December 21 in Baghdad in the presence of Chaldean Patriarch Raphael Louis I, the Primate of the Chaldean Church invited those present to favor a simple Christmas celebration and to focus ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Rivers flood, hundreds of families evacuated

Buenos Aires - The flood of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers have caused the displacement of 500 Argentine families. According to official sources, in the city of Concordia 160 families were forced to leave their homes and take shelter in the surrounding area. In the northern province of Chaco, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Two priests kidnapped in the Delta State have been released

Abuja - Two Catholic priests, Fr. Franklyn Odiaka and Fr. Moses Nwaonwochei, who had been kidnapped on December 18 in Obior, in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, southern Nigeria have been released. According to reports sent to Agenzia Fides, the two priests were released yesterday, December 21, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

EUROPE/POLAND - The "Star Singers" of the Holy Childhood Association are committed to helping other people their age in Madagascar

Warsaw - During the Christmas season, even the children of the Holy Childhood Association in Poland will be busy in getting others involved in supporting missions through the initiative of the "Star Singers" . They visit the families of their parishes and during this brief encounter they sing Christmas carols, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/MYANMAR - Cardinal Bo: "A Christmas of good will, for national reconciliation"

Yangon - In Myanmar there is "every reason to celebrate with the angel who sung: Joy to the world! at Christmas. Christmas is an invitation to come out of our darkness and live in the light, to receive the light so that our hearts may truly be filled with joy": ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - During Advent, young people experience God's forgiveness

Seoul - Advent is a time of mercy: with this awareness the Archdiocese of Seoul promoted the celebration of the sacrament of Confession for young people placing 30 "Tents of reconciliation" outside Myeongdong Cathedral, capturing the attention of tourists and curious passers-by.As reported to Fides by the Archdiocese of Seoul, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15


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