AMERICA/PARAGUAY - The Bishops after the assassination of the indigenous leader: "Stop violence and hatred! The State must protect the indigenous and fulfill their requests"

Asunción - "Stop violence and hatred! Stop killing your brothers!" This is the title of the communiqué of the Episcopal Conference of Paraguay that expresses the Bishops' position in the country against the indigenous population, which led to the assassination of one of its leaders on Sunday 24 February."We are ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

ASIA/INDIA - Cardinal Gracias: "We pray and work for peace with Pakistan". Mediation is urgent

Mumbai - "We pray and work for peace between India and Pakistan, we call on the rulers to choose the path of dialogue, the situation today is very delicate and we must not make false or hurried steps. We condemn any act of terrorism against Indian forces. But we say ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - "Justice and Peace" Commission: moderation and dialogue between India and Pakistan

Lahore - "Appreciated the moderate and reasonable attitude of Pakistan's military and political leadership. We ask the governments of both India and Pakistan to resume peace talks and resolve all issues through dialogue": says an appeal issued today by the National Commission "Justice and Peace" of the Episcopal Conference of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AFRICA/BURKINA FASO - Evangelising through cinema: 50 years of the Pan-African Festival

Ouagadougou - Every year the Ouagadougou Pan-African Film and Television Festival brings together all the main actors of African cinema. This year, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary, the event faces the theme of 'Cinema at the service of the development of African countries'. Today, cinema is also an ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

ASIA/LEBANON - President Aoun at Caritas summit: there is a plan to reshape the Middle East in a racist way

Beirut – One of the major objectives of all the incidents that unfolded over the past years is to make the Middle Eastern societies of Levant racist, unilateral, conflicting and belligerent, that pave the way for a new Levant, stranger to its unifying identity, and very far from the religious, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni closes the Eucharistic Congress of Taiwan: "The Eucharist brings about grace and missionary commitment"

Chiayi - "May this Eucharistic Congress help the Church in Taiwan to deeply reflect upon her mission and her role in the context of the reality in which she belongs, and to contribute, with her own witness and faithfulness to Christ, to the common good of the People of this ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AMERICA/HAITI - Redemptorist’s appeal: put the interests of the nation and the common good first

Port au Prince - "We ask for the public awareness of the various parties, even at the cost of great sacrifices, in order to put the common interest first": this is the appeal of the Redemptorist missionaries who have been living and working with the people of Haiti for years. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AFRICA/SENEGAL - Macky Sall re-elected President in the first round, but the opposition disputes the regularity of the scrutiny

Dakar - Senegal's electoral commission says that President Macky Sall has won a second term in office with more than 58 percent of the vote.The other candidates are former Prime Minister Idrissa Seck, who obtained 20.50%, Ousmane Sonko , the Dean of the University of Sahel, El Hadj Issa Sall ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AFRICA/KENYA - Young Africans embraced by the Church

Nairobi - "Young people need people who can inspire them through their lifestyle, not just people who give them instructions". This is what Sr. Lucia Muthini Nderi, of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, said to the participants of the Symposium "The Church listens to young ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - "No to war for Kashmir": appeal of religious leaders for reconciliation and for a UN mediation

Lahore - "Let us work together to promote reconciliation and harmony between India and Pakistan. We ask for the opening of a negotiating table, starting with a decisive 'No' to war. We ask the international community to help us: a UN mediation is needed today, to avoid further suffering for ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AFRICA/UGANDA - The Comboni Missionaries "Facing the refugee crisis"

Kampala - The evangelical commitment of the Comboni missionaries in Uganda touches one of the most serious crises related to the presence of refugees on the whole continent, while poverty and social inequality are growing. Although in Uganda there has been a slight improvement regarding the economic indicators in recent ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

ASIA/PALESTINE - Palestinian Christian lawyer granted license to practice in Islamic religious courts

Ramallah - Haya Bannoura, a Christian lawyer from Beit Sahour, Palestinian city, was granted a license to represent clients in Palestine’s Islamic Sharia courts. Thanks to the license granted by Mahmoud al-Habbash, President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Law, the Palestinian Christian will be able to practice her profession ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Commemoration of Shahbaz Bhatti: a man of profound faith and a leader without fear

Faisalabad - "Shahbaz Bhatti was a man of profound faith and a fearless leader. He had received death threats and whoever advised him to emigrate, he said: I am a disciple of Christ, I will never abandon my country and my people. He was always active in trying to create ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Bishop Castro Aguayo: humanitarian aid will be the occasion to live Christian charity

Margarita - The organization of humanitarian aid offers "an opportunity for service and closeness" to exercise "the love we all have inside, that is, Christian charity, offering proximity and companionship to our neighbors, friends or simple acquaintances", "it is a golden opportunity to organize a pastoral service worthy to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The Bishops: "It is urgent to look for a new agreement if true peace is desired".

Juba - "We remain extremely concerned. We welcome the signing of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan as a step forward. The Agreement was signed on September 12 in Addis Ababa by the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and by rebel leader, the former ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Every effort is being made in Nicaragua talks

Managua - After the third session of the talks, which began on 27 February , the negotiating groups have not yet reached a consensus on how to proceed: the government continues to refuse the presence of the Organization of American States and United Nations , as guarantors. On the first ... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/04/19

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Una nuova suora delle Missionarie della Carità a Kabul

Kabul - Una nuova suora missionaria è appena giunta in Afghanistan e lavorerà presso il Centro per l’infanzia dell’Associazione “PBK - Pro Bambini di Kabul” . E’ quanto comunica, in una nota inviata all’Agenzia Fides, padre Giovanni Scalese, missionario Barnabita, responsabile della Missio sui iuris afghana. La nuova arrivata è ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/19

AFRICA/BURUNDI - Appello dei Vescovi: “il 2019 sia l’anno della pace e della riconciliazione”

Bujumbura - “Che il 2019 sia un anno di pace e di riconciliazione” auspicano i Vescovi del Burundi nel loro messaggio ai fedeli per le feste natalizie e per l’anno nuovo. Il Paese sta attraversando un momento difficile che ha compromesso le speranze nate all’indomani dell’Accordo di Arusha del 2000, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/19

AFRICA/GHANA - La cura dei missionari Guanelliani verso i disabili in Africa

- Scuola e lavoro: su queste linee i padri dell’Opera don Guanella portano avanti da otto anni un progetto di evangelizzazione e carità a favore dei giovani disabili ad Adidome, nella diocesi di Keta-Akatsi, nel Ghana orientale, ai confini con il Togo. Quello della disabilità è un grave problema per ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/19

ASIA/MALAYSIA - Promuovere armonia nella società multireligiosa: l’impegno di cristiani

Kuala Lumpur – I battezzati in Malaysia sono impegnati a promuovere l'armonia interreligiosa in un paese multietnico e multireligioso. Come appreso dall’Agenzia Fides, in occasione del Natale, sono state organizzate diverse attività per promuovere e rafforzare l'armonia religiosa e quest’oper proseguirà nel 2019.I rappresentanti del gruppo per i diritti umani ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/09/19



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