AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Osvaldo Duarte Ramirez, CSsR

Vatican City - On 26 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed the rev. Fr. Osvaldo Duarte Ramirez, CSsR , as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Paraguay for another five years . Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

EUROPE/SLOVAKIA - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Ivan Kňaze

Vatican City - On 11 May 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Ivan Kňaze, of the diocesan clergy of Žilina as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Slovakia for a five-year term .The new National Director of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AFRICA/LIBERIA - Bishop Borwah: "Let's give President Weah time to act because the challenges are immense"

Rome - "The new President was elected by young people who feel neglected by the national leadership", says His Exc. Mgr. Anthony Fallah Borwah, Bishop of Gbarnga and President of the Episcopal Conference of Liberia, in an interview with Agenzia Fides on the occasion of the ad limina visit."George Weah ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - The Bishops warning: "God has entrusted us with the responsibility of protecting children"

Addis Ababa - "All the followers of Christ have been entrusted with the task of protecting and helping children grow": says the Vicar Apostolic of Jimma Bonga, Mgr. Markos Gebremedhin, of the Congregation of the Lazarists . On the occasion of the official launch of the "Politics for the Protection ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/INDIA - Archbishop of Goa: "The Indian Constitution is in danger"

Goa - "The Indian Constitution is in danger and many people live with a feeling of insecurity. It is urgent to protect the values of the Constitution, including the freedom to practice one's own religion": this is what the Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, said in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Support also by the American government for the Bishops' commitment to national dialogue

Managua - The US government supports the efforts of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua in the search for a negotiated solution to the conflict taking place in the country: says Vice President Pence during a reception of the OAS , a few hours ago. Here are his words: "In Nicaragua, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/THAILAND - The Director of the PMS: "Towards new elections: young people demand democracy and freedom"

Bangkok - "In Thailand we are preparing for elections, announced by the Prime Minister for February 2019: but people no longer believe in announcements, given the continuous postponements of the military junta in power. The Catholic Church, at first, had somehow appreciated social pacification. But now it supports democratic elections. ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AFRICA/ERITREA - A step towards peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Asmara - "The step taken by the Ethiopian government is positive and fills our hearts with happiness. Now it is up to Isayas Afeworki to act. He will decide if he really wants to make peace". Therefore some Eritrean Catholic religious comment the willingness of the Government of Ethiopia to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/JAPAN - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Joseph Naoki Momma

Vatican City - On 18 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed, the rev. Fr. Joseph Naoki Momma, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Tokyo, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Japan for a five-year period .The new ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

EUROPE/SCOTLAND - Appointment of National Director of the PMS, Fr. Vincent Lockhart

Vatican City - On 7 December 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Vincent Lockhart, of the clergy of the Motherwell diocese, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Scotland for a five-year period .The new National Director ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Two alleged French mercenaries sought by the Central African justice system for the massacre in the church of Bangui

Bangui - There is "overwhelming evidence" on the implication of two alleged French mercenaries in the massacre perpetrated on May 1 in Notre Dame de Fatima parish in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic . This was stated by Attorney General Eric Didier Tambo.According to the senior Central African ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/HONG KONG - Hong Kong prepares to welcome thousands of young people for international Taize pilgrimage

Hong Kong – Thousands of young Christians from around the world will gather from 8 to 12 August 2018 in Hong Kong for the Taize "Pilgrimage of Trust and Reconciliation"."We live this initiative as a sign of faith, hope and love, so necessary today for our world and for Hong ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - A Barnabite: "The fatwa of the ulema against terrorism: historical step for the country"

Kabul - "The attack against the Ulema Council is very serious. It is clear that those who carried it out are against the peace program proposed by these important religious figures. We are talking about a strong opposition: if we want to make a comparison, it is as if someone ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The opening of the Vatican diplomatic Seat "warms the hearts of the victims of war"

Juba - "On behalf of the Catholic Church in Sudan and South Sudan, as well as all the people of Southern Sudan, I express my sincerest gratitude to the Holy Father. The step taken by our Pope Francis warms the hearts of the victims of war, trampled in these nations, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/CHINA - The solemnity of Corpus Domini celebrated by Catholics with public processions in cities and villages throughout China

Beijing - From the larger cities, such as Beijing and Guangzhou, to the smaller and more remote villages, Chinese Catholics celebrated the solemnity of Corpus Domini in streets and squares with Eucharistic processions that saw the devout participation and gathering of bishops, priests, religious and faithful.On Sunday, June 3, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/KAZAKISTAN - President Nazarbaev invites Pope Francis and Cardinal Parolin to Astana

Astana - Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, invited Pope Francis to participate in the VI Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana in October. Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan has given the invitation to the Secretary of State of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AFRICA/ANGOLA - Church commitment to broadcasting Radio Ecclesia in various communities

Luanda - The process of extending the signal of the Angolan Catholic radio station Radio Ecclesia is currently underway in Angola which, from the capital Luanda, can now reach more remote provinces. In a statement sent to Agenzia Fides, the vice-president and spokesperson of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Raiganj

Vatican City - Today the Holy Father has appointed the rev. Fr. Fulgence Aloysius Tigga, of the clergy of Bettiah, currently Vicar General and Parish priest of the Mother of God Church, as Bishop of the diocese of Raiganj .The new Bishop was born on March 3, 1965, in Katkahi ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the auxiliary Bishop of Miao

Vatican City – Today the Holy Father appointed Auxiliary rev. Fr. Dennis Panipitchai, S.D.B., currently Parish priest of Mary Immaculate Parish in Chingmeirong, as Bishop of the Diocese of Miao assigning him the Episcopal seat of Aggersel.The new Bishop was born on July 27, 1958, in Colachel, diocese of Kottar, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18

AFRICA/SIERRA LEONE - "We want to collaborate with the new government, especially on education"

Rome - "We have a new government and we hope the health system, put to the test by the recent Ebola epidemic, is among its priorities", says His Exc. Mgr. Charles A.M. Campbell, Bishop of Bo and President of the Inter-Territorial Catholic Bishops' Conference of Gambia and Sierra Leone, in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 06/11/18


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