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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
26 November 2022
ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - A film on St. Andrew Kim, pioneer of human dignity and equality among men
Daejeon (Agenzia Fides) - "The film 'A Birth' narrates the life of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon. The examples and virtues of our saint raise spiritual questions about how to live today. The title of the film is a reference at ...
25 November 2022
ASIA/MYANMAR - The contribution of women in the struggle for freedom and in the defense of human dignity
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Burmese women are making a crucial contribution in the fight for respect for human dignity, for the restoration of freedom and democracy and in opposing the violence of the military junta in Myanma ...
25 November 2022
ASIA/IRAQ - Around 20 families a month: Patriarch Sako laments the emigration of Iraqi Christians
Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) - Iraqi Christians, living mainly in the cities of the Nineveh Plains and other areas of northern Iraq, continue to leave the country. This is happening "at a rate of around 20 families a month," ...
24 November 2022
ASIA/SYRIA - Armenian Catholic Patriarchate: let us pray for the end of Turkish military operations in north-east Syria
Aleppo (Agenzia Fides) - The Armenian Catholic Patriarchate has issued an invitation to pray during the Advent season, asking the coming Savior Jesus, to also bring peace, the end of suffering and danger to the populatio ...
23 November 2022
ASIA/INDONESIA - Serving the poor, in harmony with Muslims: living faith in Christ in Indonesia
Bandung (Agenzia Fides) - In the city of Yogyakarta, a city where universities and educational institutes flourish, Catholic and Muslim students share paths of study and experiences of solidarity towards the poorest. On ...
22 November 2022
ASIA - Spouses with different faiths: a growing phenomenon, an opportunity for dialogue and love
Bangkok (Agenzia Fides) - Interreligious marriage is a complex reality and is a growing phenomenon in Asia. It should not be demonized, but requires specific pastoral attention, as it represents an opportunity for a dial ...
21 November 2022
ASIA/MALAYSIA - Fragmented political landscape after the vote; Christians committed to the common good
Kuala Lumpur (Agenzia Fides) - "Christians are committed to the common good of the country and have no plans to proselytize and Christianize the nation", declared the Malaysian Council of Churches (CCM), while the countr ...
19 November 2022
ASIA/KOREA - Resignation and Appointment of Archbishop of Gwangju
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Gwangju, Korea, presented by Archbishop Hyginus Hee-joong kim. The Holy Father has appointed Bisho ...
18 November 2022
ASIA/NEPAL - General elections with the emergence of young and independent candidates
Kathmandu (Agenzia Fides) - Nepal is set for general elections on November 20, 2022 in which the 275 members of the House of Representatives will be chosen. This election cycle in Nepal is characterized by independent ca ...
17 November 2022
ASIA/INDONESIA - Proclamation of the Gospel and works of solidarity: a popular mission in North Kalimantan
Tanjung Selor (Agenzia Fides) - A special popular mission of proclaiming Christ and a solidarity network is underway in the diocese of Tanjung Selor, in the Indonesian province of North Kalimantan, Indonesian territory o ...
15 November 2022
ASIA/INDIA - Pastoral service with prisoners: human dignity is the key to any possible reform of the prison system
Goa (Agenzia Fides) - Their pastoral service takes place mainly inside prisons. There they can meet, listen, understand, help prisoners and accompany them on a path that goes from release to full human rehabilitation, wi ...
14 November 2022
ASIA/KIRGHIZSTAN - The project for the construction of the first Catholic cathedral has been presented
Bishkek (Agenzia Fides) - Kyrgyzstan will soon have its first Catholic cathedral. The religious building will rise in the heart of the capital Bishkek, and its first stone has already been blessed by Pope Francis. Constr ...
14 November 2022
ASIA/BANGLADESH - Ten couples choose the sacrament of marriage: a new path in the Catholic community
Thakurgaon (Agenzia Fides) - They have asked to receive the sacrament of marriage now, after beginning their life as a couple in previous years. This is the choice made by ten couples accompanied, spiritually and pastora ...
11 November 2022
ASIA/MALAYSIA - Bishop on upcoming election: "Choose on the basis of your conscience"
Johor (Agenzia Fides) - "When we elect corrupt politicians we become accomplices. We become accomplices of evil when we pretend to be blind, deaf or dumb in the face of evil. We therefore ask all young people in particul ...
10 November 2022
ASIA/TURKEY - Farewell Antioch. Father Bertogli leaves his “Domus Ecclesiae” after 35 years of mission
by Gianni Valente Antakya (Agenzia Fides) - For the 86-year-old Italian Capuchin Father Domenico Bertogli, who comes from Modena, the time has come to say goodbye. At the beginning of November he left his parish of St. ...
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