ASIA/TIMOR EST - La priorità per Timor Est è lo sviluppo sociale ed economico

Dili – “Il popolo di Timor Est ha bisogno di un reale sviluppo. La gente del mio paese ha bisogno di istruzione e di un sistema sanitario di qualità, di sicurezza alimentare che si genera grazie a competenze tecniche sull'agricoltura, di infrastrutture come mezzi di trasporto e strade, elettricità e ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

AMERICA/GUATEMALA - Hogar del niño minusvalido: una mano tesa verso i piccoli disabili

Quetzaltenango - L’Hogar del niño minusvalido , inaugurato nel 1989 nella città di Quetzaltenango, ospita bambini non vedenti, sordi, con gravi forme di ritardo mentale e altre disabilità. “Attualmente sono 71 i piccoli che seguiamo” racconta a Fides padre Gian Luigi Lazzaro, missionario francescano, da 30 anni in Guatemala. “Non ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

ASIA/PALESTINA - Il “Premio Arafat” al Patriarca latino emerito di Gerusalemme Michel Sabbah

Ramallah – Il Primo Ministro Rami Hamdallah ha consegnato il “Premio Arafat” a Michel Sabbah, Patriarca emerito di Gerusalemme dei Latini, per il ruolo eccezionale da lui ricoperto nel servire “la causa della Palestina e di Gerusalemme”. La cerimonia di consegna del premio si è tenuta venerdì 10 novembre presso ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

AFRICA/CENTRAFRICA - Un attentato al concerto della pace nel quartiere musulmano riaccende le tensioni a Bangui

Bangui - Quattro morti ed una ventina di feriti è il bilancio dell’attacco esplosivo ad un caffè avvenuto la sera dell’11 novembre a Bangui, capitale della Repubblica Centrafricana. Alcuni sconosciuti hanno scagliato un ordigno esplosivo contro gli avventori del locale “Au carrefour de la paix”, mentre si stava esibendo il ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

AMERICA/ECUADOR - Per costruire il “volto amazzonico” della Chiesa cattolica

Quito - La chiamata a dar vita ad una "Chiesa con un volto amazzonico" è una grande sfida che si apre dopo l'invito di Papa Francesco a "esplorare percorsi, espressioni e processi che aiutino a costruire e a strutturare un modello di Chiesa pienamente cattolica e pienamente amazzonica”: lo afferma ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

AMERICA/PANAMA - Più spazio e diritti alle donne nella società

Panama - Condividere esperienze di lavoro, incoraggiare l'incidenza delle donne in diversi settori della società, promuovere la presenza e i diritti delle donne a livello politico, economico, sociale: questo l'obiettivo dell'incontro tenutosi nei giorni scorsi nella città di Panama tra donne rappresentanti di quattro aree pastorali dell'America Latina e dei ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN - Con la Caritas nasce il “volontariato” in Asia centrale

Almaty - “Una delle sfide della Caritas di Almaty è creare nella gente uno spirito e una sensibilità verso le azioni caritative. Il Kazakistan non vuole essere considerato un paese ‘in via di sviluppo’: al contrario, ci si sente quasi gli Emirati Arabi, visti gli immensi giacimenti di petrolio a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

ASIA/LIBANO - Il Patriarca maronita atteso a Ryiad; in agenda anche l'incontro con Hariri

Beirut – Il Patriarca maronita Bechara Boutros Rai si appresta a realizzare l'annunciato viaggio in Arabia Saudita: la partenza del Patriarca da Beirut per Riyad è prevista per il pomeriggio di oggi, lunedì 13 novembre. Questa sera stessa – riferiscono fonti libanesi contattate dall'Agenzia Fides – il Patriarca avrà un ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/13/17

AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Joint appeal of African and European Bishops: "Human trafficking and brain drain from Africa are being fought"

Abidjan - "We call for justice and equity in trade in goods and services, but especially with regard to natural resources, which are taken each year from Africa", say the Bishops of Africa and Europe, in a joint statement issued by the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences in the European Union ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - More space for "good news" to counter the propaganda of the Islamic State

Zamboanga City - "There are already many precious experiences in Mindanao that show the spirit of dialogue and peace. We saw them during the period of siege in Zamboanga in 2013 and also in Marawi this year. The great gathering of young Catholics underway aims to strengthen this spirit of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Tunisia: culture promotes interreligious dialogue

In Tunisia, culture plays a very important role in interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding and acceptance among different peoples and civilizations. This is what the director of the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Moncef Ben Moussa believes, and during his speech in Italy, at the "Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism 2017 ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

ASIA/TURKMENISTAN - Announcing Christ means "leaving the door of our house open"

Ashgabat - "We announce Jesus Christ with our closeness and our ministry, especially that of preaching. People welcome the Gospel with passion and the message that God is love. There are not any other religious congregations yet, not even priests: for the time being we three priests and missionaries are ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

AMERICA/BRAZIL - Synod for the Pan-Amazon region, a Tuyuka priest: "The Church promotes and enhances indigenous peoples"

Cachoeira - "One of the goals of the extraordinary Synod for the Pan-Amazon region is to identify new ways for the evangelization of indigenous peoples in all the Pan-Amazon regions. However, many of these people do not know anything about this Synod, for concrete reasons: many communities live far from ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

ASIA/INDONESIA - The Indonesian youth, ready to announce the Gospel and the "extraordinary missionary month"

Yogyakarta - "As the Gospel reminds us, we must be ready to be missionaries of the Good News of Jesus with every man we meet. There is much enthusiasm among young Catholics in Indonesia: they are very happy for the proclamation of the extraordinary missionary month. Young people are the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

AFRICA/DR CONGO - The extension of Kabila's mandate has the support of the United States

Kinshasa - Outgoing President Joseph Kabila has received some important international awards as the expiration of his mandate, as envisaged by the San Silvestro Agreement, signed on December 31, 2016, is due to expire. According to the agreements, Kabila was to step down by the end of 2017, the year ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The blasphemy law is politicized and is an attack on religious freedom

Lahore - "The Pakistani government is not seriously addressing the issue of the abuse of blasphemy laws and the urgency of eradicating Islamic extremism from Pakistani society. It is time to take bold action to combat religious extremism and the first step is to repeal or reform the blasphemy law": ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

ASIA/CHINA - Chinese Academy of Social Sciences pays tribute to the missionary martyrs of the "massacre of Zhengding Church"

Beijing - Many missionaries present in China at the time of the Japanese attack witnessed a great love for the Chinese people, to the point of being killing in an atrocious manner, while defending Chinese women and children from the violence of soldier invaders. The significant recognition comes from scholars ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

AMERICA/ARGENTINA - A church burned and smeared: why'

Buenos Aires - "Our commitment as a Church is to announce and promote the Kingdom of Jesus, which is Justice, Truth, Love without exclusion, giving priority to the poor, who are God’s favorites. We want to be a meeting place among all, to serve the cause of peace, which is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Education and shelter for street children in Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Over a thousand children in the Bolivian outskirts of Santa Cruz de la Sierra are street children, and many others are likely to become street children in an area where violence is a daily fact.In order to cope with this phenomenon, Father Cervantes Gabarrón, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17

ASIA/LEBANON - Lebanese crisis, Maronite Patriarch meets President Aoun. His trip to Riyadh into question

Beirut - While the entire Lebanese institutional system is shaken by the resignation of Sunni Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Lebanese President Michel Aoun receives today Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai at the Presidential Palace in Baabda. From the meeting – report local sources contacted by Agenzia Fides - useful signs ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/11/17


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