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AFRICA/ERITREA - Clinics and schools closed: the regime prohibits Christian social activities
Asmara - "In Eritrea, the regime has begun to persecute religious confessions and, in particular, the Catholic Church. The objective ... ...



ASIA/MIDDLE EAST - UN Secretary-General: repatriation of Christians who fled from Iraq and Syria should be encouraged

Moscow - Christianity is "an integral part" of the Middle Eastern culture, and it is necessary to "ensure the return of Christians and members of other religious minorities" who have fled from their countries of origin due to situations of violence and persecution, guaranteeing in particular the stabilization of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - There are powerful economic interests that want to leave Central Africa in chaos

Bangui - "The security problems in our area are concentrated in the border area with Cameroon mainly due to the arrival of Peuls nomadic peoples, who are protected by Seleka rebels", says Fr. Aurelio Gazzera, a Carmelite missionary, parish priest in Bozoum, in the north-west of the Central African Republic.The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA/TANZANIA - Appointment of the Archbishop Coadjutor of Dar-es-Salaam

Vatican City - Today the Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa'ichi, O.F.M. Cap., currently Archbishop of Mwanza, as Archbishop Coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam . Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA - Respect for the person and environment, according to the Gospel, for the benefit of all

Kara - "The numerous deaths recorded in the Ivory Coast in recent days due to floods and heavy rains, invite once again to seriously examine the problem of the ecological crisis and its negative impact on the African population", says Father Donald Zagore, theologian of the Society of African Missions, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA/COTE D'IVOIRE - Twenty victims due to the floods in Abidjan; the solidarity of the Church

Abidjan - At least 20 deaths have been reported due to flooding caused by torrential rain overnight, between 18 and 19 June, in Abidjan. Among the worst hit areas of the Ivorian economic capital is the municipality of Cocody, where many residents perched on the roofs of their homes, while ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Over 200 priests apply for gun permits

Manila - Over 200 Catholic priests and pastors of other Christian denominations have applied for permits to carry firearms in the Philippines: says national police chief of the Philippines, Oscar Albayalde. According to the data released, permit applications filed with the Philippine National Police over the last year , 188 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA/KENYA - The Bishops: we need to reach out to refugees

Nairobi – To reach out to refugees, embrace their cultures, sharing goods with them: is what the Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Seafarers of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops are asking the faithful, in a special campaign launched on the occasion of World Refugee Day, celebrated on Wednesday 20 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AMERICA/MEXICO - The Bishop of Tepic for the elections: "together we can build a prosperous Mexico, of peace and justice"

Tepic - "On July 1st we will have a historic election day. It is a very important electoral process, where citizens will have the opportunity to elect our future rulers in different areas: President of the Republic, Senators, Deputies, Governors and Presidents of Municipalities in some States. The future of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Violent fighting provokes the flight of the population of several villages in South Kivu

Kinshasa - Violent fighting has caused victims and are pushing the population to flee from the highland villages of Uvira, in the province of South Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The complaint was made, in a communication sent to Agenzia Fides through missionary sources, the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - The Bishops and the Nuncio rush to Masaya to stop a new massacre

Masaya - The church bells of the city of Masaya rang without stopping, not to warn of the arrival of death squads, formed by police and paramilitaries, but this time with a reason for hope: the arrival of some members of the Episcopal Conference and of the Apostolic Nuncio who ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

OCEANIA/PAPUA NUOVA GUINEA - Resignation of the Bishop of Kavieng and appointment of successor

Vatican City – Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kavieng , presented by His Exc. Mgr. Ambrose Kiapseni, M.S.C. The Holy Father has appointed Bishop of Kavieng His Exc. Mgr. Rochus Josef Tatamai, M.S.C., currently Bishop of Bereina. Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

ASIA/CHINA - Pilgrimage of the Scheut missionaries to commemorate 150 years of the death of Fr. Verbist and to continue his mission in China

Beijing - To know the Church in China, which has never forgotten Fr. Theophiel Verbist and forge new relationships of missionary collaboration; to recall the 150th anniversary of the death of Father Verbist himself, their founder; and re-launch the new mission of evangelization in China: these are the reasons that ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

VATICAN - Mgr. Bodet and the new universal impulse of Missionary Childhood, from Paris to Rome

Vatican City – Mgr. Henri Bodet died in the French diocese of Angers on 19 June. He was National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in France from 1978 to 1982 and Secretary General of the Pontifical Missionary Childhood Society from 1982 to 1993. During his mandate, the International Secretariat ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

ASIA/TURKMENISTAN - A "photogenic Church" prepares to live historical days

Ashgabat - The interview that took place in Ashgabat between Apostolic Nuncio Paul Russell and Turkmen Vice Premier Raşit Meredow could have historical results for the Catholic Church in Turkmenistan. This is what Fr. Andrzej Madej, Polish priest of the Oblates of Maria Immacolata and Superior of the Missio sui ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA/UGANDA - The bishops announce the intention to start a new national Catholic Television

Kampala - The Catholic Bishops of Uganda have announced their intention to start a new national Catholic Television. In a press statement that was released on June 8, 2018 by the bishops after their annual Plenary Assembly held from June 4-8, 2018 in Kampala, the prelates said they are in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AMERICA/PERU - The Church at the service of Venezuelan emigrants in Peru

Lima - On July 2, at the headquarters of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference , the "Information and Orientation Center for Venezuelan Migrants" will begin its activity. The initiative was presented yesterday by the President of the CEP, Mgr. Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, and by Ambassador Cesar Enrique Bustamante Llosa, Director of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - The Church in India welcomes migrants and refugees

The Church in India welcomes and is close to migrants and refugees, trying to remember and put into practice the message of Pope Francis who said: “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ.” This is what Bishop Alex Vadakkumthala, Chairman of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AMERICA - Laudato Si 'in mini-cartoons: to oppose the culture of waste and defend Mother Earth

Quito - "I do not understand why people buy so much!" says a surprised Francesco d'Assisi who, after trying in vain to communicate with the travelers of a twenty-first century city, busy with their smartphones, ends up talking with a dustbin that swallows the waste of passers-by. Thus begins the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

ASIA/JAPAN - Resignation of the Auxiliary of Tokyo

Vatican City – Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of the office of Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Tokyo , presented by His Exc. Mgr. James Kazuo Koda. Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18

AFRICA/KENYA - Appointment of the Bishop of Machakos

Vatican City - Today the Holy Father Francis has appointed Bishop of the diocese of Machakos His Exc. Mgr. Norman King'oo Wambua, currently Bishop of the diocese of Bungoma. Read More ...
Posted on: 06/24/18



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