15 November 2022
AMERICA/CHILE - "Justice and Peace": two months after the constitutional referendum, still no shared proposal for a new itinerary
Santiago (Agenzia Fides) - In the referendum of September 4, Chileans expressed a large majority (more than 60%) of their negative opinion on the draft new Constitution. The President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, implemented ...
14 November 2022
AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Bishops "to governors and governed": wisdom and dialogue in the face of growing hatred and resentment
Cochabamba (Agenzia Fides) - "We Bishops of Bolivia, gathered for the 111th Assembly, make an appeal to the entire Bolivian people, to the governors and the governed, in the face of everything we are experiencing, in the ...
11 November 2022
AMERICA/MEXICO - The Bishops: "let's not stand idly by and look at the problems that concern everyone"
Cuautitlan Izcalli (Agenzia Fides) - The "concern for the reality we are experiencing" and, at the same time, "the desire to continue collaborating in the construction of a more just and fraternal country, united and in ...
10 November 2022
AMERICA/CHILE - Conference on Migration and Refuge: Focus on implementation of the new migration regulations
Santiago (Agenzia Fides) - "One of our goals is to ensure the regular residence of migrants and refugees and to repair the damage caused by the historical delays of recent years. We want to give people information and th ...
9 November 2022
AMERICA/DOMINICAN REP. - Participate in the national census for the benefit of everyone's quality of life
Santo Domingo (Agenzia Fides) - The Episcopal Conference of the Dominican Republic (CED) calls on the entire Dominican people to participate in the X National Population and Housing Census, which the State will carry out ...
8 November 2022
AMERICA - Social reality, evangelization, synodal journey: the Bishops of Argentina, Mexico and Bolivia meet
Buenos Aires (Agenzia Fides) - The plenary assemblies of the Bishops of Argentina, Mexico and Bolivia are being held this week, while that of the Episcopate of Paraguay has just concluded (see Fides, 5/11/2022).
The ce ...
7 November 2022
AMERICA/MEXICO - Electoral reform: no one has the right to promote reforms that compromise the strength of democratic institutions
Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - The electoral reform proposed by Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador, which is said to be aimed at reducing costs, is causing a controversial debate in the country. According to the Presi ...
5 November 2022
AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Pact for education, land, indigenous peoples, elections and commitment of the laity to transform Church and society
Asuncion (Agenzia Fides) - The "critical state" of the national education system, the situation of the lands and territories of indigenous peoples, the upcoming general elections in April where it is necessary to choose ...
4 November 2022
AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Bishops and laity: "The government should take its responsibilities and respond urgently to the demands of the population"
La Paz (Agenzia Fides) - The Secretary General of the Bolivian Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Giovani Arana, yesterday, on behalf of the Permanent Episcopal Council, made an urgent appeal to the government to "assume it ...
3 November 2022
AMERICA/BRAZIL - "The exercise of citizenship does not end with the end of the electoral process", the Bishops call for reconciliation
Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - The conclusion of the electoral process "calls us even more to reconciliation, which is essential for the new cycle that is opening. Now, everyone, without distinction, must accompany, demand a ...
28 October 2022
AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Msgr. Bittschi Mayer
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On September 2, 2022, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, appointed National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Bolivia ad interim, His Exc. Msgr. Adolfo Eduardo José Bittsc ...
28 October 2022
AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Concerns about the increase in violence, the Church always willing to facilitate dialogue
Santa Cruz (Agenzia Fides) - "As Pastor of the People of God in Santa Cruz, I express my deep concern at the increase in violence that fuels more violence. It is deplorable to live in a situation of pain and suffering ca ...
27 October 2022
AMERICA/BRAZIL - In the Amazon the cry of the Earth can no longer be ignored
Macapà (Agenzia Fides) - The Camillians of the Amazon are also spokespersons for the cry of the Earth, which can no longer be ignored. Father Marcelo Valentim de Oliveira, a Camillian religious and doctor, is committed ...
25 October 2022
AMERICA/BRAZIL - Women and children also victims of violence in land conflicts, homicides increase by 150%, "slave labor" decreases
Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - In the first half of 2022, 759 episodes of “no-camp” conflicts were recorded in Brazil, involving 113,654 families. These episodes correspond to 601 cases of land conflicts, 105 cases of co ...
24 October 2022
AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Social Week 2022: The focus is on land rights and agricultural reform
Asuncion (Agenzia Fides) - "Land ownership in Paraguay" is the theme of the "Social Week 2022" to be held from 25 to 27 October in the capital Asuncion, organized by the Episcopal Commission for Social Pastoral Care. The ...
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