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ASIA/PAKISTAN - The new Bishop of Faisalabad consecrated: "Faith in action"
Faisalabad - With a solemn liturgy held at the Liceo De La Salle in Faisalabad, with the participation of thousands ... ...



AFRICA/EGYPT - The trip promoted by Opera Romana Pilgrimage that crosses the "Way of the Holy Family" has been confirmed

Rome - The next visit of pilgrim groups to Egypt by Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi will take place from 4 to 11 October. The program of the visit also includes some stages along the so-called "Way of the Holy Family", the itinerary that unites places crossed according to millennial traditions by ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

EUROPE/SPAIN - National Missionary Congress in view of the Extraordinary Missionary Month

Madrid - From September 19 to 22 the National Missionary Congress will be held in Madrid, organized by the Pontifical Mission Societies of Spain, in view of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019. Pope Francis announced the Extraordinary Missionary Month in order to revive the missionary passion within the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AMERICA/BOLIVIA - The forest has been burning for two months: the Bishops ask for the intervention of authorities and harsh sanctions for those responsible

Santa Cruz - For two months now the Bolivian forest has been burning in different parts without stopping. Some experts in the field consider that no intervention to extinguish the fire will succeed in a positive way, as "it is necessary to isolate the largest outbreaks of the fire with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

EUROPE/CZECH REP. - Confirmation of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Diac. Leos Halbrstat

Vatican City - On June 21, 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed permanent Deacon Leos Halbrstat, of the diocese of Hradec Kralove, his position as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the Czech Republic for another five-year period . Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

ASIA/INDONESIA - Confirmation of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Fr. Marcus Nur Widipranoto

Vatican City - On 3 July 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed the rev. Fr. Marcus Nur Widipranoto, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Semarang as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Indonesia for another five-year period . Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - Filipino ecumenical forum: resume peace talks between government and rebel groups

Manila - Filipino Christians, gathered in an ecumenical forum, urge the government and communist rebel groups to resume peace talks and start new dialogue sessions to resolve the conflict. As Fides learns, over one hundred members of the "Philippine ecumenical peace platform" which includes bishops, priests, nuns and members of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Christus Vivit: the strength of young people to combat addictions

Port Moresby - "Young people and drug abuse": this is the topic of the "Chat Room" radio in-depth program released by Tribe 92FM, a radio station dedicated and focused on young people in Papua New Guinea. The youth in the country continue to address issues that are crucial to their ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - Xenophobia: stance taken by the Bishops of Southern Africa

Johannesburg - "The deplorable actions that we have witnessed cannot be condoned in any way nor canthey be hidden behind words that hide the real terror of xenophobia", says a statement of the Standing Committee of the lnter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa that brings together the Bishops’ ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Guanellian missionaries' commitment towards the disabled: "To promote the dignity and integral development of the person"

Owerri - "Being a person with disabilities in Africa, almost always, means meeting a future of marginalization and poverty: here adequate health facilities are lacking and often socio-cultural barriers transform disability into suffering and isolation". This is what Fr. Kelechi Maduforo, Superior of the Opera Don Guanella in Nigeria reports ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AFRICA/ERITREA - Bishops' alarm: The government seize schools

Asmara - After having seized hospitals and dispensaries, the Eritrean State is starting to seize schools run by Catholic, but also Islamic and Protestant religious bodies. In the last two years, 29 clinics have been nationalized and, in recent weeks, seven schools . Faced with this forced nationalization, Eritrean eparchies ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The new Bishop of Faisalabad consecrated: "Faith in action"

Faisalabad - With a solemn liturgy held at the Liceo De La Salle in Faisalabad, with the participation of thousands of faithful, Cardinal Joseph Coutts Archbishop of Karachi, presided over the ceremony of consecration of the new Bishop of Faisalabad, diocese in Punjab Pakistani. Newly consecrated Bishop Joseph Indrias Rehmat ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - The Salesian school in Masaya commemorates the victims of repression and does not take part in the celebrations for the national holiday

Masaya - "In the parents' meeting it was announced that the school continues to respect the mourning of families who lost a dear member during last year's protests: the school also respects the pain of students who have a family member in exile due to the current repression. All of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

ASIA/VIETNAM - Resignation of bishop of Ðà Lat, and appointment of successor

Vatican City - On 14 September 2019 the Holy Father Francis accepted the resignation of bishop of Ðà Lat, Viêt Nam, presented by Bishop Antoine Vu Huy Chuong. He is succeeded by Bishop Dominic Nguyên Vân Manh, currently coadjutor of the same diocese. Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

EUROPE/POLAND - PMS and religious communities committed to giving a "missionary taste to the Church in Poland" for the Extraordinary Missionary Month

Częstochowa - The celebration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month and the announcement of the National Missionary Congress, scheduled for 2021, were the main themes of the autumnal meeting of diocesan Directors of the PMS and representatives of Community missionaries in Poland, which was held from 10 to 11 September at ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

ASIA/EAST TIMOR - East Asian youth renew their commitment to bear witness to the Gospel

Dili - The youth of Asian countries renew their commitment to witness the Gospel of Christ in Asia: this is what was confirmed by the youth of various Asian countries gathered for a week-long gathering organized by the Claretian Missionaries. The Asia East Youth Gathering , held in Dili in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Government forbids entry to OAS Commission, for the Church "it is a real pity"

Managua - "The Commission of the Organization of American States on Nicaragua, composed of representatives from Argentina, Canada, Jamaica, Paraguay and United States of America, expresses its discomfort at the Nicaraguan Government decision of not granting access to the country to its members and an OAS officer enforced by a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST - Evangelicals in Lebanon and Syria distance themselves from "Christian Zionists"

Beirut - Reverend Joseph Kassab, President of the Supreme Council of Evangelical Communities in Syria and Lebanon , launched an appeal to local and global media to avoid expressions that identify "evangelical Christians" as representatives of Western Christian groups committed to fervently supporting the State of Israel, justifying this option ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AFRICA/NIGER - Release Fr. Maccalli: a man of peace, a great man of God at the service of Niger for more than 10 years

Genoa - "When even at night he heard a knock at the door of the mission, Fr. Gigi opened the door without fear. The person was generally an inhabitant of the village of Bomoanga, headquarters of the mission, who asked for a medicine, or favor of transporting a woman giving ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AFRICA/DR CONGO - Xenophobia in South Africa; the Congolese Catholic laity: "No to temptation of revenge"

Kinshasa - "We follow with great attention, emotion and dismay, the xenophobic and barbaric acts", says an open letter from the Council of the Apostolate of the Catholic Laity of the Congo addressed to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.In its letter, CALCC, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19

AFRICA/NIGER - The whole community awaits Fr. Maccalli in prayer

Niamey - There has been no news regarding Father Gigi Maccalli, the priest of the Society for African Missions kidnapped by the diocese of Bomoanga since September 17, 2018. Despite the silence, family members, confreres who are friends of the missionary are waiting for his release."My first experience of priestly ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/17/19



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