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AFRICA/EGYPT - The individual bodies of the "Libyan martyrs" identified thanks to the DNA. Their burial is imminent

Minya - The deadly remains of the 21 Coptic martyrs beheaded in Libya by jihadists linked to the Islamic State may arrive during the weekend or at the beginning of next week in Cairo to be buried in the church already erected in their memory in the village of Al ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - Waiting for Mugabe's resignation; the Bishops: "give priority to the interests of the nation"

Harare - Zimbabwe lives in suspense while waiting for President Robert Mugabe to resign, requested by his party's leadership, ZANU-PF. "I call on President Mugabe to take into account the people's appeals in favor of his resignation so that the country can proceed and preserve its political inheritance", said Emmerson ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN - Reception and dignity for street children and orphans: the commitment of the Church

Kapchagay - "In the early 1990s, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the population of Kazakhstan remained without social and welfare guarantees. Many children ended up on the street or in the orphanage, while some could not afford to attend school. In the face of this situation, we asked ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AFRICA/DRCONGO RD - 56 protestors killed between April and October in DR Congo: report

Kinshasa - 56 people were killed during public demonstrations and meetings in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April and October this year. This is what the report "monitoring events and public meetings" denounces, which was drawn up by 200 observers on behalf of the National Episcopal Conference of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - The Bishop of Mar del Plata among the detainees: "accept our mistakes and plan the future"

Mar del Plata - "The most important thing for a pastor is to have a flock to accompany and take care of, and you are the privileged group of the Pastor, it is a joy to share", said Mgr. Gabriel Antonio Mestre, new Bishop of the diocese of Mar del ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

ASIA/SRI LANKA - Appointment of the Bishop of Mannar

Vatican City - Today, the Holy Father has appointed His Exc. Mgr. Fidelia Lionel Emmanuel Fernando, auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Colombo, as the Bishop of Mannar . Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - Post-Mugabe: "The population wants democracy and a net improvement in the economy"

Harare - "Popular joy exploded with regards to the news of the resignation of Robert Mugabe", says to Agenzia Fides Fratel Alfonce Kugwa, National Coordinator of the Social Communication Committee of the Bishops' Conference of Zimbabwe. 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe resigned after days of hard confrontation with his party's leadership, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Mgr. Fonseca: Massacre of peasants: the army and institutions must clarify

Managua - "The army must immediately clarify this situation, it must save its honor. If it was not one of them, then someone must must tell us who he was, but this situation needs to be clarified as soon as possible". These are the words of Mgr. Silvio Fonseca, episcopal ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - The bus to transport HIV positive women from the mission to the regional hospital has arrived

Addis Abeba - "The bus we asked to transport HIV positive women has arrived at last". This is what Father Christopher Hartley, a Spanish missionary who has been living in Gode since 2008 between Ethiopia and Somalia tells Fides."We needed a proper means of transport to bring, morning and evening, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AMERICA/BRAZIL - "Among those that society rejects, God becomes more visible": the experience of a missionary in the Amazon

Cucuí - "Mission strengthens our Christian lives, allows us to be present among the people, to discover in them the sign of God". This is what Fr. Luis Miguel Modino, Fidei donum Spanish missionary in Cucui, diocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, state of Amazonas, Brazil says to Agenzia Fides, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AFRICA - Prayer with the Pope for South Sudan and Congo: "The hope of peace is possible"

Rome - "With this initiative we want to make the South Sudanese and Congolese know that there are people outside of their two countries who care and pray for them", says Sister Yudith Pereira Rico to Agenzia Fides, of the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus-Mary, Associate Executive Director of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

ASIA/JORDAN - Caritas Jordan donates JD10,000 in support of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Amman - In compliance with the campaign launched by Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization , in cooperation with Jordanian Professional Associations and civil society institutions, Caritas Jordan has donated a sum of JD10,000 in support of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. The news was reported during the visited carried out on Tuesday, November ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Zimbabwe: Farewell to the "Old Elephant", the hope is democracy

Robert Mugabe, the "Old Elephant" of Zimbabwe, has left power. He ruled for 37 years and if it had been for him, he would have run for president again in 2018 and would have continued to rule. For how long' It is not known because Robert Mugabe is 93 years ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Good relations among religions to build peace and social harmony: the Church's commitment

Karachi - The Catholic Church in Pakistan strongly promotes inter-religious dialogue and good relations among believers of different communities, in the certainty that this approach contributes to harmony, social well-being and peace: as Fides learns, this is Archbishop Joseph Coutts’ approach, who is at the head of the Catholic community ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

ASIA/TURKEY - The crisis of religious minority schools worsens. Now there are only 24

Istanbul . The 24 schools belonging to Foundations and bodies associated with Christian minorities in Turkey are experiencing a critical phase again. The beginning of the new school year saw the drop in the number of students enrolled, which could push some of those school institutes to close down. This ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AMERICA/MEXICO - Prayer for peace in Baja California Sur: 900 dead in three years

Baja California Sur – To pray for peace and families, victims of violence: yesterday November 23, at least one hundred priests from the five municipalities and more than 300 people gathered in San Martin di La Paz parish, for a celebration led by the Bishop of the Diocese of La ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - Mnangagwa becomes Interim President; presidential elections scheduled for September 2018

Harare - On November 24th Emmerson Mnangagwa has become the new Interim President of Zimbabwe. Former Vice President succeeded Robert Mugabe, who resigned on November 21 after a long negotiation with his party's leadership, ZANU-PF, and the army, which had taken control of the capital Harare and the rest of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

ASIA/INDIA - The Bishops of Gujarat: "In the elections the secular and democratic fabric of our Country is at stake"

Gandhinagar - The forthcoming legislative elections in the state of Gujarat will affect the future of our country. We are aware that the secular and democratic fabric of our country is at stake, where human rights are violated and constitutional rights trampled. There are episodes in which churches are attacked, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

AFRICA - Vigil for peace in South Sudan and the DRC: "We appreciate Pope Francis’ words and the strong participation of the faithful"

Vatican City - "We appreciate the Holy Father’s words and the great number of faithful who participated in the prayer", says to Agenzia Fides Sister Yudith Pereira Rico, of the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus-Mary, Associate Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan, commenting on the prayer vigil presided ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Pope Francis will discover the Bengali people: “simple, poor but strong”

Dacca - “The Holy Father's visit is an opportunity to show the world the wealth of Bangladesh, where communities with different religions and social and cultural traditions live peacefully side by side”, Fides learned from Fr. Kamal Corraya, appointed by the local bishops as head of the Media Committee for ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/26/17

 

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