29 March 2023
AMERICA/HAITI - Father Jean-Yves Médidor: "During the days of the kidnapping, the strength of prayer sustained me"
Croix des Bouquets (Agenzia Fides) - A week after his release, Father Jean-Yves Médidor, a missionary of the Clerics of Saint Viator kidnapped in Croix des Bouquets on March 10, told Agenzia Fides the ordeal of his kidn ...
28 March 2023
AMERICA/CHILE - The risk of getting used to violence without asking ourselves "what kind of society are we building?"
Chillàn (Agenzia Fides) - "We all want to live in a safer and more fraternal nation, but I would like to invite you to ask us a few questions: why is the world of crime and drug trafficking born and growing among us? Wh ...
27 March 2023
AMERICA/MEXICO - Peace cannot be built because of domestic violence and the disintegration of the social fabric
Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - According to the Mexican National Institute of Public Health and the United Nations Children's Fund, only 3 out of 10 children are brought up in an environment free from violence. This means ...
24 March 2023
AMERICA/BRAZIL - In the state of Piauí, 80% of the population suffers from lack of food
Teresina (Agenzia Fides) - 80% of the inhabitants of Piauí, a Brazilian state located in the northeast of the country, in the arid region of Sertão, suffer from hunger. According to the report of the "Rede Brasileira d ...
23 March 2023
AMERICA/HAITI - The priest of the Clerics of St. Viator who had been kidnapped at Croix des Bouquets has been released
Croix des Bouquets (Agenzia Fides) - Father Jean-Yves Medidor, priest of the Clerics of St. Viator, parish priest of Christ-Roi le Meilleur in Port-au-Prince has been released. The news was announced by Father Nestor Fil ...
23 March 2023
AMERICA/PERU - "She ended her life praying for everyone". Sister Maria Agustina Rivas, killed for being a peacemaker
by Stefano Lodigiani
La Florida (Agenzia Fides) - "A missionary nun killed for having been a peacemaker", this is the title of the news in which Agenzia Fides reported on the tragic death of Sister Maria Agustina Riva ...
22 March 2023
AMERICA/PERU - Several religious congregations are mobilizing to intervene in favor of the populations affected by Cyclone Yaku
Lima (Agenzia Fides) - Collapsed houses, severe flooding, flooding of several rivers, landslides and numerous problems in urban areas are some of the consequences of the passage of Cyclone Yaku in Peru between March 16 a ...
22 March 2023
AMERICA/BRAZIL - New attack against indigenous peoples in the state of Maranhão
São Benedito (Agenzia Fides) - On Sunday, March 19, around 4 a.m., the Traditional Baixão dos Rochas community, in São Benedito do Rio Preto, a municipality about 240 kilometers from São Luís, in the state of Maranh ...
21 March 2023
AMERICA/COSTA RICA - Young heralds of truth: National Youth Day returns after the pandemic
San José (Agenzia Fides) - On a pilgrimage from the Church of La Soledad to the Metropolitan Cathedral, dozens of young people placed in the hands of God the "Dream of San José": the National Youth Day (DNJ) which will ...
20 March 2023
AMERICA/BOLIVIA - In the midst of uncertainties and unresolved problems, "the Lord comes as the light we so need in our lives"
Santa Cruz (Agenzia Fides) - "Today the Lord presents himself as the Light of the world, I think of the situation we are living, of the uncertainty, especially in our country, this whole week has been marked by uncertain ...
18 March 2023
AMERICA/BRAZIL - Catholic radio: first data from the national census
Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - The Radio sector of Signis Brasil, in collaboration with the Episcopal Commission for communication of the National Episcopal Conference (CNBB), has published partial data from the first census ...
17 March 2023
AMERICA/ARGENTINA - The deepening wounds of drug trafficking and the chronic lack of responses
Buenos Aires (Agenzia Fides) - A new alarm for the worsening of drug trafficking with all its harmful consequences has been launched by the Episcopal Commission for Social Pastoral Care of the Argentine Bishops' Conferen ...
16 March 2023
AMERICA/HAITI - No news of the Clerics of Saint Viator missionary kidnapped while celebrating a funeral
Port au Prince (Agenzia Fides) - "Father Jean-Yves is still in the hands of his kidnappers. They are not answering our phone calls and the pressure is increasing". This is what Father Nestor Fils-Aimé, Provincial Superi ...
16 March 2023
AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Proclaiming the gift of life: "to be a Church of life and for life"
Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - "We are the people of life!" is the motto chosen by the Bishops' Conference of Colombia for the celebration of the "Week for Life 2023", which will take place from 19 to 26 March. The initiative ...
15 March 2023
AMERICA/CHILE - Promoting effective and real intergenerational relationships: new project for the care of the elderly
Santiago (Agenzia Fides) - During the Covid-19 pandemic, the elderly population suffered more than other groups, because they lacked the resources necessary to support them. In Chile, there have been many cases of isolat ...
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