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

AFRICA/SUDAN - Child abuse in the capital increases

Khartoum - The Sudanese Ministry of Health expressed its concern regarding the increase in cases of sexual abuse against minors in the state of Khartoum. The victims are in particular school children. According to a study carried out by the Ministry of Health, there has been a significant increase in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/HAITI - The commission of evaluation has not taken office ahead of Dec. 27 runoffs

Port au Prince - The spokesman of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti has confirmed that Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes, had informative meetings with members of the executive last weekend. Mgr. Patrick Aris, secretary of communications and spokesman for the Bishops' Conference, in a statement sent to Fides, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AFRICA/MALAWI – The Year of Mercy in the prisons in Malawi

Lilongwe - "After the initiative of Patrizia Lavaselli to bring the pictures of women who are in the maximum security prison in Zomba to the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, this new adventure is something to be considered miraculous", writes Fr. Piergiorgio Gamba, Monfort missionary, commenting on the album "I have ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

VATICAN - Fides for a fairer world

Vatican City - Christmas brings the desired coming of God, the One who can establish a kingdom of universal peace based on justice. The situation in the world does not seem to go in this direction.Agenzia Fides is obliged to record daily wars, violence, denial of human rights, freedom of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/JORDAN - King Abdullah II: Arab Christians are an integral part of our civilization

Amman – Arab Christians "are an integral part of our past, present and future" and right from the beginning "have been an essential partner in building our culture and civilization and in defending Islam". This is what King Abdullah II of Jordan said in a televised speech on Jordan state ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

ASIA/ISRAEL - Catholic Bishops react to shocking statements of a Rabbi against "Christian vampires"

Jerusalem - The Assembly of Catholic Ordinary Bishops of the Holy Land has learned "with dismay" and immediately condemned the recent anti-Christian statements disseminated by Rabbi Benzi Gopstein, in the days in which the fiftieth anniversary of the Nostra Aetate conciliar declaration was being celebrated, which opened a new phase ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

AMERICA/HONDURAS - Mgr. Garachana: "a time of reconciliation and peace is urgent and necessary for our Honduras"

San Pedro Sula - In his traditional Christmas message, the Bishop of the diocese of San Pedro Sula, His Exc. Mgr. Ángel Garachana Pérez, reminded everyone that Jesus Christ is the face of the Father's mercy and that it is urgent and necessary for Honduras to leave violence and live ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

Si può vivere senza l'epatite C

Si intitola “Senza la C”, è la campagna nazionale di sensibilizzazione contro l'epatite C lanciata per la prima volta da sei associazioni di pazienti con l'obiettivo comune di informare sulle implicazioni derivanti dal contagio e di sensibilizzare l'opinione pubblica sui corretti comportamenti da adottare per conoscere e prevenire la malattia ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

Star Wars da record. Una nuova speranza per tutto il cinema

Più che svegliata, la Forza s'è incavolata. Non ne poteva più delle baggianate: la tivù è il nuovo cinema, Netflix se li mangia tutti, Hollywood fa soltanto stupidi sequel e via gufando il grande schermo. Così gli incassi da record del nuovo Star Wars, che col settimo episodio domina la ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

Charamsa parteciperà 'all'Isola dei Famosi

L'indiscrezione è stata lanciata, come ovvio, da Dagospia: "Pare che per la prossima Isola dei Famosi targata Mediaset la produzione Magnolia abbia contattato un uomo che ha avuto i riflettori di tutto il mondo puntati addosso negli ultimi mesi. Precisamente da quando ha fatto coming out, dichiarando la sua omosessualità, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

La guida Michelin dei poveri della comunità di Sant'Egidio

La comunità di Sant'Egidio con l'aiuto dei suoi volontari ha realizzato la guida "Dove mangiare, dormire, lavarsi "per i senzatetto di Roma.Il "bugiardino" è stato distribuito in 23 mila copie. "Si tratta di una guida di strada, realizzata grazie al lavoro di tanti volontari della Comunità e delle stesse persone ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

Quella guerra civile che venne travestita da guerra di classe

L'ultimo tomo dell'opera di Renzo De Felice su Mussolini e il fascismo fu pubblicato postumo nel 1997 con il titolo La guerra civile 1943-1945 come secondo volume di Mussolini l'alleato 1943-1945. Esso è rimasto incompleto per la morte dell'autore, ma alcune delle tesi in esso contenute o che avrebbero dovuto ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

Il drone, ultimo pericolo sulla testa dello sport

Altro che Star wars, qui la guerra non è nemmeno nei cieli, ma a pochi centimetri dal casco di Marcel Hirscher. Lui, per fortuna, sa sciare più veloce di Luke Skywalker. L'austriaco mancato dal drone, messo in campo per la prima volta (e, pensiamo, l'ultima) dalla regia di Infront durante ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15

Il doppio regalo di Sky: a Natale Buffa & Tranquillo e l'Nba Christmas Game

Sarà doppio il regalo di Natale di Sky per gli appassionati di NBA: il 25 dicembre, su Sky Sport 1 HD, alle 21 appuntamento con “Buffa & Tranquillo – The Reunion. We Love This Game” e, a seguire, alle 23 il remake delle Finals NBA 2015 tra Golden State Warriors ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/26/15


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