AFRICA/KENYA - Religious Kenian confessions: "The Electoral Commission must assure a credible vote"

Nairobi - "The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission should focus on the coming elections by ensuring that they put their house in order first. Do not drive with the rear mirror on. You do not have to wait for the full Supreme Court judgment because you already know your weakness", said ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - The Bishops: "Stop intolerance at school; justice for Sharon Masih’s family"

Lahore - "The government of Pakistan seems more interested in school infrastructure and security of buildings than in the quality aspect of the education system. We live in a society where students spread hate, discrimination, bullying, intolerance against caste, belief, religion and social status": with these words, sent to Agenzia ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/SYRIA - Archbishop Marayati: "War is fought through forgiveness"

Munster - "War is not fought with war, but through dialogue, forgiveness, reconciliation, and the will to start a new life and follow new paths of peace": said Armenian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Butros Marayati, at the international meeting "Paths of Peace" organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio in Munster, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

AMERICA/PERU - Lake Titicaca: a route without any control for the trafficking of children

Puno - To raise awareness among citizens about the serious crime of trafficking and establish common working criteria between the Church, society and the State in order to reduce these cases that occur daily at a national level, especially in the southern part of the Country: these are the objectives ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

AFRICA/DR CONGO - "We are tired of the impunity of guerrillas": protest of civil society in northern Kivu who call for greater security

Kinshasa - Some "dead city days" in Beni and Butembo to protest the insecurity that persists in the area due to the presence of numerous armed groups. Civil society in Butembo demands the resignation of the mayor and Butembo's urban security committee, who are accused of not protecting the population."Armed ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/IRAQ - Christians divided on the Kurdish independence referendum. The Chaldean Patriarchate: there is a risk of armed conflict

Baghdad - While September 25th approaches, date of the referendum announced by the government of the autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan to sanction its independence from Baghdad, there are contrasting signs from the local Christian communities with reference to the referendum, which attracts the attention and also the concern of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - In Parliament the case of the Christian student killed in school

Islamabad - "The case of Sharon Masih is tragic and a shame for the country. It is necessary to act urgently. That is why I have asked all members of the National Assembly to reconsider the issue of the school curricula reform in Pakistan as a priority and I have ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/LEBANON - Appeal by Maronite Bishop Matar to stop installation of high tension cables ignored

Beirut – So far public requests by Maronite Archbishop Boulos Matar of Beirut addressed to the highest institutional charges in Lebanon to reconsider a project for the installation of high tension cables in Mansouriyé, in Lebanon, have been ignored. In the evening of Monday 11 September Archbishop Matar, together with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/TURKEY - New deadlock in process to elect Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople

Istanbul – The process to elect a new Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople is again at a stage of stalemate, due to episodes of silent boycotting on the part of Turkish institutions as well as persisting divisions registered within the Armenian community. Since the election last year 15 August 2016 of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Blasphemy on WhatsApp: Christian youth condemned to death

Lahore – A Christian youth accused of blasphemy has been condemned to death by a high court in Gujarat, Pakistani Punjab. Nadeem James, aged 24, living in the Christian community of Yaqoobabad, was accused of committing blasphemy in July 2016 for certain messages sent by mobile phone to a Muslim ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

AMERICA/MEXICO - Eight days after earthquake: 90 dead, villages still totally isolated, aid hub: Mexico's Catholic Church

Oaxaca – A week has passed since the tremendous 7 September earth quake in Mexico epicentre area of Pijijiapan, in Chiapas, followed by 634 after-quakes, which left thousands of families homeless and causing vast damage to people, infrastructure and communities.The local Catholic church swung immediately into action through Caritas Mexico, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

AFRICA/TOGO - “We are seriously concerned about what may come now” National Director Pontifical Mission Societies tells Fides

Lomé - “The situation is still worrying in a Lomé. Since my return to Togo on 23 August tension is high with Opposition protests” Fides was told by Rev Donald Charif-Dine Fadaz, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Togo. On 6 and 7 September some 100,000 people took ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Caritas busy assisting Rohingya refugees ‘totally dependent on aid’

Dacca –Caritas Bangladesh is mobilised to offer humanitarian assistance in Rakhine state to 14,000 Rohingya refugees families fleeing Myanmar, Fides learns from Catholic lay man Francio Atul Sarker, Caritas Bangladesh executive director. “Presently there are about 400,000 Rohingya refugees – says Sirkar – but if the flow of new arrivals ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

NEWS ANALYSIS / OMNIS TERRA - India, nine years after the anti-Chrstian violence, where is justice'

Christians in Orissa state well remember the 2008 massacres and commemorate their martyrs. But public institutions and judiciary appear to be on the run with impunity for those responsible and scarce compensation for those affected. The challenge of extremism of Hindu extraction present across the country is one of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

Moda: la collezione di Calvin Klein per la primavera- estate 2018

Sulle passerelle newyorkesi, in primo piano il colore rosso e le citazioni ispirate a Andy Warhol Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

Polinesia: Rangiroa e la sua Laguna Blu

Le donnavventura ci accompagnano in un atollo incantato, tra lingue di sabbia, vegetazione lussureggiante e mare splendido. Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

Gonna: scegli la forma più adatta al tuo fisico

Dritta, oppure a pieghe o asimmetrica: scegli il modello che più valorizza la tua silhouette. Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

Gli incantevoli colori dell'autunno a Merano

Un ricco catalogo di eventi costella la fine dell'estate nella magnifica città altoatesina. Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

Merkel e quell'abbraccio con le Case tedesche

Sarà anche internazionale, ma il Salone di Francoforte è principalmente la vetrina dell'auto tedesca Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17

Honda rinnova la Jazz e guarda al futuro

Le tecnologie sono il banco di prova che Honda propone a Francoforte Read More ...
Posted on: 09/16/17



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