16 December 2022
AMERICA/PERU - Day of prayer for peace, while the number of deaths in street protests increases
Lima (Agenzia Fides) - Given the serious situation of pain and violence suffered by the Peruvian people due to the current political crisis, the Episcopal Conference invites "all the faithful and people of good will to e ...
15 December 2022
AMERICA/HAITI - Foyer Saint Camille in Porte au Prince remains open and operational
Port au Prince (Agenzia Fides) - Father Robert Daudier, Director of the Hospital, reports on the recent initiatives of the Foyer Saint Camille Hospital in Port au Prince. It recently celebrated the International Day of C ...
15 December 2022
AMERICA/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - “Christmas is often no longer called by its name”
Santiago de los Caballeros (Agenzia Fides) - In his Christmas message, the President of the Bishops' Conference of the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Freddy Breton of Santiago de los Caballeros, laments that “Christmas ...
14 December 2022
AMERICA/PARAGUAY - If we want a serious government and state, our vote must be serious
Asuncion (Agenzia Fides) - On April 30, 2023, general elections will be held in Paraguay to elect the President of the Republic, who is also Head of Government. The centre-left opposition, which has formed the "Concertac ...
13 December 2022
AMERICA/PERU - Bishops after protests: 'We must calm tempers to protect our weak democracy'
Lima (Agenzia Fides) - The Peruvian "Defensoria del Pueblo" has reported that during the weekend demonstrations took place in several cities of the country to demand the closure of Parliament, the resignation of the new ...
12 December 2022
AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The first phase of the peace talks between the Government and the ELN, the Colombian Church "permanent companion" concludes
Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - The Colombian Catholic Church has accepted the invitation to participate as a "permanent companion" in the peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guer ...
9 December 2022
AMERICA/PERU - "The defense of democracy is the right and duty of peoples and citizens": Dina Boluarte new President of the Republic
Lima (Agenzia Fides) - The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, who had called new elections and decreed a state of emergency, has been dismissed by Parliament, which has called on Vice President Dina Boluarte to succeed h ...
7 December 2022
AMERICA - From the first Latin American Church Assembly to the Synod, for a greater capacity for evangelization
Bogotà (Agenzia Fides) - A year ago, from 21 to 28 November 2021, the first Church Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Mexico City (see Fides 29/11/2021; 24/2/2022 ), linked to the Synod of Bishops o ...
6 December 2022
AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Ignorance, discrimination and racism towards indigenous peoples must be fought by making their reality known
La Bolsa (Agenzia Fides) - "The violence and harshness with which those who defend their right to the territory and to live according to their vision of the cosmos are repressed, as well as those who accompany such reque ...
5 December 2022
AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Violations of environmental and social rights in Latin America and the Caribbean: accompaniment of the Church
Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - Make known the pastoral experiences that accompany situations of socio-environmental violation at the local, national and regional-international level, as well as re-launching the appeal for the ...
3 December 2022
AMERICA - More than 7 million people forced to flee their countries in Latin America: a joint effort by Red Clamor and UNHCR is needed
Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - More than 7 million people are forcibly displaced and seeking asylum in Latin America and the Caribbean. Countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Venezuela have seen a sharp increase due to, ...
2 December 2022
AMERICA/COSTA RICA - The Bishops' Advent Message: “Reflecting on the Gift of Life”
San José (Agenzia Fides) - In its Advent message, the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica invites "to reflect on the gift of life". "While some sections of society despise this gift and sacred right, we live in a time of ...
2 December 2022
AMERICA/HAITI - Missionaries heartbroken: armed gangs also attack churches and hospitals
Port Au Prince (Agenzia Fides) - "Every year something serious happens; this year, and the year is not over yet, there have been no earthquakes or cyclones but a unprecedented violence has hit the country, generating ins ...
1 December 2022
AMERICA/CUBA - For 25 years, Christmas has returned to being a public holiday in Cuba, which is preparing to commemorate the historic visit of John Paul II
Havana (Agenzia Fides) - The 25th anniversary of the recognition of Christmas as a public holiday in Cuba and the 25th anniversary of the visit to the island of the Holy Father John Paul II, are the events mentioned by t ...
30 November 2022
AMERICA/BOLIVIA - After the strike: "so many brothers have been injured, a people have been injured, it will take a long time to heal"
La Paz (Agenzia Fides) - After the approval of the Chamber of Deputies over the weekend, the Bolivian Senate also approved yesterday the law on population and housing census, which must now be promulgated. The census was ...
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