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  • 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," ...
  • 25 November 2022
    AFRICA/NIGERIA - New kidnapping of a priest together with a group of faithful; released another priest kidnapped last week Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - Father Peter Abang Ochang, parish priest of the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Mission (RCM) church in the diocese of Ogoja, in the state of Cross River, has been kidnapped in a still undefined area o ...
  • 25 November 2022
    AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Strike in Santa Cruz: "That the problem be solved once and for all and that daily life be resumed immediately" Santa Cruz (Agenzia Fides) - "The Pastors of the Catholic Church of Santa Cruz, stand in solidarity and echo the cry of the people, asking that, once and for all, the problem be solved and that the City and Department ca ...
  • 25 November 2022
    AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Peace talks raise hope: 'But people are exhausted and need help' Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "Despite the enormous difficulties caused by the crisis, the effects of the conflicts, climate change and the severe drought that are afflicting our country, the population at least finds relief in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 24 November 2022
    AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Promote reconciliation between communities for sustainable peace Juba (Agenzia Fides) - The civil war that has lasted for years continues to cause the death of thousands of people, the displacement of different areas and the destruction of infrastructures. Failure to comply with the 2 ...
  • 24 November 2022
    AMERICA/CHILE - Card. Aós: The University and the "dialogue for unity". A lot of prayer is needed "if we really want dialogue" Santiago (Agenzia Fides) - There are two very useful instruments in democracy to confront and present ideas: debate and dialogue. The debate has one goal, which is to win. One wants to win an argument, so he tries to con ...
  • 24 November 2022
    AFRICA/MALI - The Episcopal Conference: "We have no news of the fate of Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre" Bamako (Agenzia Fides) - "At the moment we have no further news or contacts with the kidnappers of Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre" sources from the Mali Bishops' Conference told Agenzia Fides regarding the kidnapping of Fr. Hans ...
  • 23 November 2022
    AFRICA/ESWATINI - Bishop of Manzini: “Media are used as weapons. Who fuels the violence?” Mbabane (Agenzia Fides) - "Fear seems to be another element that has become part of our daily lives", writes to Agenzia Fides Msgr. José Luis Ponce de León, IMC Bishop of Manzini, in the kingdom of eSwatini (formerly S ...
  • 23 November 2022
    AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Thousands of Venezuelans, Haitians and Ecuadorians face "the hell of Darién" in order to escape poverty and violence Apartado (Agenzia Fides) - "The migrant community, which brings together various nationalities, has shared with us all the vicissitudes they have to face to reach Necocli, and the fears of crossing the so-called 'Darien ...
  • 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 ...
  • 23 November 2022
    EUROPE/ITALY - Missio ad gentes: Missionary Sisters in a changing Europe Rome (Agenzia Fides) - When it comes to working for the Missio ad gentes, it does not matter where you live geographically, but it requires passion for the Kingdom of God, walking on earth with heaven in the heart, to lo ...
  • 23 November 2022
    VATICAN - Bishop Arrieta: the Agreement on the appointment of Chinese Catholic Bishops is not new in the history of the Church