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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
26 September 2017
AFRICA/TOGO - Sokodè under siege: "active non-violence" to contribute to peace
Sokodè (Agenzia Fides) - "We are going through difficult times, yesterday our town of Sokodé was besieged by the army; each of us has to contribute to bringing new air into the Country", says to Fides Father Silvano Ga ...
25 September 2017
AFRICA/SENEGAL - Migrants, young people and women at the heart of Caritas' action in Africa
Dakar (Agenzia Fides) - Migrants, young people and women. These are the central points of the Caritas' action in Africa in the next few years according to what was established by the Second African Bishops' Meeting on Ca ...
23 September 2017
AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Mothers and children fleeing in the swamps: intervention of Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Nyal (Agenzia Fides) - The Bishops of the Country have denounced the situation of extreme tension in a letter in past days (see Fides 19/9/2017). "We have also been witnessing this instability for months", says Dr. Giova ...
22 September 2017
AFRICA/NIGERIA - The Bishop of Nsukka condemns the attack on a Mosque. Fears of independent reawakening
Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - "This unprecedented mindless destruction of a place of worship is not just abhorrent but totally unacceptable and should be condemned by all", is the strong condemnation expressed by His Exc. Mgr. ...
21 September 2017
AFRICA/NIGERIA - The Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi erected to Diocese and appointment of the first Bishop
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Today, the Holy Father erected the Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi (Nigeria) to Diocese, with the same denomination and territorial configuration, making it a suffragan of the metropolitan se ...
20 September 2017
AFRICA/DR CONGO - Massacre of Burundian refugees in the east: 34 dead and about a hundred injured
Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - 34 Burundian refugees were killed by security forces on September 16 in the refugee camp near the village of Kamanyola in the Plain of Ruzizi, South Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic ...
19 September 2017
AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Bishops: violence, murder, torture and rape of civilians are "war crimes"
Juba (Agenzia Fides) - "Our country is not at peace. People live in fear. The civil war, which we have frequently described as having no moral justification whatsoever, continues". The dilemma of this situation has pushe ...
18 September 2017
AFRICA/TOGO - The Bishops: "Let’s go back to the 1992 Constitution to resolve the crisis"
Lomé (Agenzia Fides) - "Constitutional reforms are of particular importance, without which it is impossible to bring peace and social cohesion in our country", write the Bishops of Togo in the pastoral letter on the Cou ...
18 September 2017
AFRICA/TOGO - The story of a missionary: "The new leper is AIDS that also infects many children"
Kolowaré (Agenzia Fides) - "We assist more than 800 people in antiretroviral therapy, of whom 50 are children. AIDS, like leprosy, creates discrimination and often the family’s rejection because it is considered a sha ...
16 September 2017
AFRICA/BURUNDI - Inclusive dialogue only path to peace: bishops make new appeal to overcome political crisis
Bujumbura (Agenzia Fides) - “Inclusive dialogue is the only path to peace” the Bishops of Burundi say in a message issued at the end of a Plenary Assembly and read out in all parishes at every Mass on Sunday 10 Septe ...
15 September 2017
AFRICA/TOGO - “We are seriously concerned about what may come now” National Director Pontifical Mission Societies tells Fides
Lomé (Agenzia Fides) - “The situation is still worrying in a Lomé. Since my return to Togo on 23 August tension is high with Opposition protests” Fides was told by Rev Donald Charif-Dine Fadaz, National Director of ...
14 September 2017
AFRICA/DR CONGO - "We are tired of the impunity of guerrillas": protest of civil society in northern Kivu who call for greater security
Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - Some "dead city days" in Beni and Butembo (in North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo) to protest the insecurity that persists in the area due to the presence of numerous arm ...
13 September 2017
AFRICA/KENYA - Religious Kenian confessions: "The Electoral Commission must assure a credible vote"
Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - "The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should focus on the coming elections by ensuring that they put their house in order first. Do not drive with the rear mirror on. You do no ...
12 September 2017
AFRICA/NIGERIA - The killers of Fr. Onunkwo, Nigerian priest kidnapped and killed on September 1 have been arrested
Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - Suspected killers of Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, Nigerian priest kidnapped and killed on September 1 in Orlu, the second city of the State of Imo, in south-east Nigeria (see Fides 4/9/2017), have been a ...
11 September 2017
AFRICA/ZAMBIA - The Bishops: "The spread of sex parties marks the moral decay of several teenagers"
Lusaka (Agenzia Fides) - "The Catholic Church is concerned about the moral decay that has engulfed some teenage girls and boys as it was reported of young ones who were involved in immoral activities of sex orgies and al ...
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