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AFRICA/BENIN - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Cosme Adjomale

Vatican City - On 26 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Cosme Adjomale, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Parakou as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Benin for five years .The new National Director ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ASIA/LEBANON - Maronite Patriarch: "A government is needed!"

Beirut - National appeals are repeated asking the Lebanese political forces to urgently form a government to allow the country to concentrate its efforts and allow it to face the economic and regional challenges and therefore to give life to a new government. In an interview released yesterday to the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ASIA/JAPAN - Caritas: urges people to volunteer to help flood-affected survivors, while the heat wave hinders relief efforts

Tokyo - Caritas Japan, organ of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan, has launched an appeal to find volunteers who are willing to work for relief and rehabilitation programme in the aftermath of massive floods and heat wave scenario in Western Japan, the torrential downpour two weeks ago. The situation ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Archbishop of Cali: the systematic murder of social leaders and human rights defenders is a real tragedy

Cali - "Until the structures that are at the origin of these deaths are not dismantled, we are not sure of being able to help anyone, not even social leaders": these are the words of Mgr. Darío de Jesús Monsalve, Archbishop of Cali after the news of the assassination of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AFRICA/CAMEROON - A priest killed in the English-speaking area, scene of clashes with separatists

Buea – Fr. Alexandre Sob Nougi, 42, pastor of the parish of the Sacred Heart in Bomaka, in the Cameroonian diocese of Buea, was killed on 20 July for reasons not yet clarified. The serious incident occurred on the road between Buea and Muyuka, 25 km northeast of Buea, which ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - General, free and fair elections: the Church supports democracy

Lahore - On the eve of the general elections, scheduled for July 25, the National Commission for "Justice and Peace" of the Pakistani Bishops' Conference, issued a statement, sent to Agenzia Fides in which it positively emphasizes the fact that "Pakistan is moving towards its democratic transition" because "the elections ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/BRAZIL - 75 years of the Redemptorist mission in Amazonia: gratitude for the past, hope for the future

Manaus - A festive Eucharist celebrated on Sunday 22nd July at the Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida of Manaus, was the final moment of the week of commemoration and gratitude for the 75 years of the Redemptorist mission in the Brazilian Amazon. In addition to liturgical celebrations, there was also ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - The Church invites to prayer and remains close to the people, dialogue is the only way

Managua - The meeting of the Nicaraguan Bishops, responsible for carrying out the National Dialogue, which took place yesterday, July 23rd, was very demanding and at the end no press release was issued. It was reiterated during the last participation of the individual members of the Episcopal Conference, that despite ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICAN REP - We must break the vicious cycle of violence, for believers faith is the driving force of this change

Bangui – There is no more fighting in Bangui, but tension is very high. This is what don Dante Carraro, director of CUAMM, an association that has been taking care of medical interventions in Africa for 68 years, said during his recent visit to the Central African Republic."When you arrive ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AFRICA/ZIMBABWE - No big changes are expected from the elections, and the economy is on the verge of collapsing

Harare - "The generals have everything under control. The candidates that belong to the majority and the opposition are however in some way controlled by them. To be honest, I do not think the elections will bring big changes in Zimbabwe". Father Brian MacGarry reads the post-Mugabe political situation with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA - Ministeriality of women and laity, value of testimony, support for the mission Ad gentes: some evaluations on CAM 5

Santa Cruz de la Sierra - The reception of families and the organization of the Pontifical Mission Societies of Bolivia and the local Episcopal Conference were the key to the success of the 5th American Missionary Congress . According to the National Directors of the PMS of Venezuela, Fr. Ender ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/PERU - The Bishops: political will is needed for a real reform of the judicial and constitutional system

Lima - "It seems that there is a criminal and business-like culture in the judiciary": these are the very harsh words of the President of the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference, Mgr. Héctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, Archbishop of Trujillo, after his meeting on 18 July with the Commission for the Reform of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - The new autonomous region for Muslims is born in the south of the country

Davao - The House of Representatives of the Philippines yesterday ratified the final version of the law establishing the new "Bangsamoro Autonomous Region", a specific territorial entity for the Islamic communities living on the island of Mindanao, in the South of the Philippines. The Senate had already ratified the law ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Rector of the Saint Joseph Interdiocesan Seminary in Alwaye

Vatican City - On 12 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Chacko Puthenpuracka, of the clergy of the diocese of Vijayapuram as Rector of the interdiocesan Seminary "St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary" in Alwaye, in the Archdiocese of Verapoly .The new ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AFRICA/SENEGAL - Appointment of the Bishop of Kaolack

Vatican City – Today the Holy Father has appointed the rev. Fr. Martin Boucar Tine, S.S.S., currently Vicar General of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament as Bishop of Kaolack .Martin Boucar Tine, S.S.S., was born on 16 September 1966 in Koudiadiène . After attending the minor seminary of Ngasobil, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ETHIOPIA - AMECEA Bishops: "re-evangelization is necessary, with new methods and digital means"

Addis Ababa - "As AMECEA Bishops, we are saddened by the reality of the dissonance of the Christian faith and Gospel values among our Christians vis a vis all actions that undermine vibrant diversity, equal dignity, peaceful unity and integral human development. Mindful of the negative response to the gospel ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Thanks to Caritas, the families of Paquemás return to their seized lands

Turbo - In a short documentary the Colombian Caritas reports the story of the displaced people of Paquemás, refugees of the internal armed conflict, who after 21 years are returning to their lands thanks to the Church's support. "Los reclamantes de tierras de Paquemás, 21 años logrando el retorno digno" ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AMERICA/MEXICO - Another journalist has been killed in Mexico

Quintana Roo - Journalist Rubén Pat Cauich was gunned down on Tuesday, July 24, the second journalist for the Mexican news site slain in less than a month, in front of a bar in Playa del Carmen, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, a famous beach resort. This was ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

AFRICA/MOROCCO - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Czeslaw Stachera, OFM

Vatican City - On 24 May 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed Fr. Czeslaw Stachera, OFM as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Morocco for another five years . The appointment took effect on 8 April 2018. Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Asif John Khokhar

Vatican City – On May 24, 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Asif John Khokhar as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Pakistan for five years .The new National Director was born in 1975 and was ordained ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/27/18

 

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