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Acts of the Holy See
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4 September 2018
AFRICA/DR CONGO - Another human rights defender murdered in South Kivu
Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - "Human rights defenders in Uvira and Fizi, in South Kivu are appalled by the brutal murder of their colleague Masumbuko Birindwa, called Aimable, a very active and highly experienced human righ ...
3 September 2018
AFRICA/KENYA- The Church focuses on social communications to contribute to evangelization
Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - "It is coming at the right time, soon we will have the radio, so the agents will contribute to the radio programs because people need to know what happens at the grass root levels" said His Exc. ...
10 August 2018
AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Release of political prisoners: an important step towards peace
Abidjan (Agenzia Fides) - On 6 August 2018, on the eve of Independence Day, the President of the Republic of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara decided to grant pardon to about 800 political prisoners including Simone Gb ...
9 August 2018
AFRICA/EGYPT - "St. Mary’s fast": Copts pray for the Patriarch and monasteries after the murder of Bishop Epiphanios
Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - Coptic Orthodox Christians all over the world are experiencing the 15 days of "Holy Virgin Mary’s fast" praying with particular intentions for their Patriarch Tawadros II and for the monasteries ...
8 August 2018
AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Churches burned and priests killed in the Somali region
Addis Ababa (Agenzia Fides) - Patriarch Matthias I and the Holy Synod of the Tewahedo Orthodox Church of Ethiopia have decided to offer 16 days of fasting and prayer that precede and follow the liturgical solemnity of th ...
6 August 2018
AFRICA/EGYPT - Over 400 people interrogated on the murder of Coptic Bishop Epiphanios
Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - Over 400 people were interrogated by the Egyptian judicial authorities of the Wadi Natrun region, as part of the investigation into the murder of Coptic Orthodox bishop Epiphanius, abbot of Saint ...
3 August 2018
AFRICA/KENYA - The local Anglican Church supports the conservation of the forest
Kisumu (Agenzia Fides) - "The protection of the Mau Forest should not be exploited. We witness the strategies of politicians of some communities that use this heritage only for their profit. They should remember that the ...
2 August 2018
AFRICA/CAMEROON - Formative and naturalistic initiative of the Jesuit fathers
Douala (Agenzia Fides) - Teaching to grow bananas to promote micro-entrepreneurship projects, but also to save bananas from extinction. This is the project launched in Douala by the Jesuits of Cameroon. An initiative tha ...
1 August 2018
AFRICA/RWANDA - A government directive has decided to close eight thousand churches in the last seven months
Kigali (Agenzia Fides) - Following a government directive, eight thousand churches have been closed in the last seven months. The decision to reduce the number of places of worship in the country, both Christian and Mu ...
31 July 2018
AFRICA/IVORY COAST - The phenomenon of microbes: baby-gangs that face each other with machetes
Abidjan (Agenzia Fides) - For almost a decade, the Ivory Coast has been going through a profound socio-political crisis that is affecting the country at its deepest roots. One of the most tangible signs of this crisis re ...
30 July 2018
AFRICA/EGYPT - Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius, Abbot of the Monastery of San Macario, murdered
Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - There are doubts and uncertainties about the circumstances of the murder of Coptic Orthodox bishop Epiphanius, Abbot of Saint Macarius the Great monastery (Dayr Abū Maqār), who was found lifeles ...
30 July 2018
AFRICA/UGANDA - The Bishops celebrate the Church-Family of God in Africa
Kampala (Agenzia Fides) - On Sunday, July 29, 2018, the official launch of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) was held in the ...
28 July 2018
AFRICA/NIGER - "God as guarantor of the future": Democracy Day in Niger
Niamey (Agenzia Fides) - "Our democracy is celebrated on Sunday 29th July. In our own little way it is already something", says to Fides Fr. Mauro Armanino, missionary of the Society of African Missions, on the occasion ...
27 July 2018
AFRICA/GHANA - The project of the Bishop of Wa continues: also a talk show to educate on mental health
Wa (Agenzia Fides) - They go to look for the mentally disabled on the street and give them food, clean clothes and proper care. This is the project that Mgr. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Bishop of Wa, in Ghana, launched in 201 ...
26 July 2018
AFRICA/MOROCCO - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Czeslaw Stachera, OFM
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 24 May 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed Fr. Czeslaw Stachera, OFM as National Director of the Pontifical Mission So ...
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World Mission Sunday 2017
Message of His Holiness
The missionaries killed during 2016