OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - A Youth Festival to live in the Church "as one body"

Sydney - "The countdown is on with less than 150 days until doors open on the fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2019 to be held in Perth, 8 to 10 December. It is a celebration of young people and the Church as one body. It will be a living embodiment ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Marian devotion in the diocese of Daru-Kiunga

Daru-Kiunga - Marian devotion is strong and profound in the diocese of Daru-Kiunga, in the western part of Papua New Guinea. In the diocese, a suffragan of that of Port Moresby, there are about 50 thousand Catholics, out of a population of 220 thousand inhabitants of the territory. As Agenzia ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AMERICA/PUERTO RICO - The Bishops join the request for the governor's resignation

San Juan - On Friday 19 July the Catholic Bishops of Puerto Rico joined civil society sectors who call for the resignation of the island's governor, Ricardo Rosselló. The political crisis in the country flared up after the publication of the conversations between the President and members of the executive ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

ASIA/IRAQ - US sanctions also hit Ryan "the Chaldean" leader of the "Babylonian Brigades"

Mosul - The US Treasury Department has imposed targeted sanctions against four Iraqi politicians, among whom the names of the former governor of the province of Nineveh, Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan, of the former governor of the province of Salah ad-Din, Ahmed al-Jubouri, and Ryan al-Kildani , leader of the "Babylon" ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

ASIA/SINGAPORE - "WYD" of the youth of Singapore: united in prayer and to announce the Gospel

Singapore - The Archdiocese of Singapore celebrated Catholic Youth Day 2019 on 20 and 21 July. This year's theme was "Jesus’ Name Above All Names" to celebrate the gift and centrality of Jesus Christ in the Catholic faith. Organized by the Office for Young people , the initiative was an ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

ASIA/ISRAEL - Catholic Bishops denounce new acts of intimidation towards Christian communities

Jish - The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land has denounced the recent acts of intimidation perpetrated against local Christian communities by extremist Jewish groups, considered close to the settler movement.On the morning of Friday, July 19, 2019, in Jish, in Galilee, unknown assailants damaged cars and wrote ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AFRICA/UGANDA - The Bishops of SECAM thank God for the gift of Baptism and the Church

Kampala - More than 400 delegates from Africa, Madagascar, Europe, America and Asia have gathered in Kampala for the celebrations of the Jubilee of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar . The nine-day event will end on July 29th."The opening mass was held yesterday, Sunday 21 July, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AFRICA/UGANDA - Archbishop Rugambwa in Kampala: "Joy and Hope" for the 50 years of SECAM

Kampala - "This Jubilee is cause for joy and hope. Joy for the gifts of grace received over the past 50 years and hope for the work that will be accomplished in the years to come, with the grace of God". This is what Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Secretary of the ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Mgr. Rolando Alvarez: walking together, praying for Nicaragua and seeking the truth

Matagalpa - The pilgrimage of the Divine Niño to the Shrine of Matagalpa held yesterday, Sunday, July 21st was widely attended. Led by the Bishop of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Mgr. Rolando Alvarez, the faithful prayed and sang for 15 kilometers. Groups from different parts of the country shouted: "Rolando, ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AFRICA/TUNISIA - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Nicolas Lhernould

Vatican City - On April 25, 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Nicolas Lhernould, of the Archdiocese of Tunis as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Tunisia for five years . The new National Director was born in ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Women's protection is a priority: woman was not created to be abused

Boroko - A group of young freshmen from the Don Bosco Technical Institute, Boroko, met during a session of the Chat Room broadcast live on Tribe 92 FM, to discuss 'The protection of women as a priority in society'.The speakers shared experiences and offered possible suggestions to tackle the issue ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - Bishops: migrants should not be criminalized, the underlying causes must be addressed

San Salvador - "We are worried about the very serious situation in which hundreds of thousands of compatriots currently live in the United States. We think, first of all, of those who are in danger of being expelled and those who are on the border of that Country, in deplorable ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

ASIA/BANGLADESH - Third anniversary for the first Catholic online radio channel

Bogra - The country's first Catholic radio celebrated its third anniversary. The name of the web radio is "Radio Jyoti" and the broadcast studio is located at the Emmaus Catholic church in Bogra, in the diocese of Rajshahi. The purpose of the radio is to announce God’s message and spread ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AMERICA/CUBA - The Church applauds the pardon for 2,604 prisoners, a gesture of mercy for social reintegration

La Habana - The national commission for penitentiary pastoral care of the Cuban Bishops' Conference, together with Bishops, priests, deacons, religious and laity, "join the happiness of families who, with joy and affection, welcome the pardon granted by the State Council of the Republic of Cuba to 2,604 people". The ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

ASIA/SYRIA - Pope Francis' letter to Assad

Damascus - On Monday 22 July Pope Francis sent Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a letter in which he "reaffirms support for the restoration of stability in Syria". This is how Syrian government agency SANA launched the news of the papal letter physically brought to the Syrian President by Cardinal Peter ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

ASIA/LEBANON - Christian institutions and organizations are also among those opposed to the concert of the controversial rock band Mashrou’Leila

Jbeil - The announced concert by Lebanese rock-band Mashrou ‘Leila, scheduled for August 9th at the Byblos Festival, is raising controversies that also involve authoritative members of the local Churches, together with Christian organizations. The Lebanese media report that the cancellation of the concert was requested both by the bishopric ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AFRICA/BURUNDI - When fraternity in Christ is more important than an ethnic group: the testimony of the Burundian martyrs

Bururi - "The Church that is in Burundi through us, Bishops, wants to celebrate a group of people who, in the name of Jesus, offered their lives to show that our fraternity in Christ is more important than belonging to an ethnic group. It is a great testimony, a message ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

ASIA/PAKISTAN - Sport is an instrument of aggregation and interfaith harmony among young people

Karachi - The young Christians of Karachi play hockey, basketball and even soccer in a land that for over ten years had been illegally stolen from them. They have fun and, through sport, they form friendships with young people of other religions. After a legal battle, thanks to the decision ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AMERICA/MEXICO - The Missionary Fathers of Charity in Tijuana

Mexico City - Father Cyril D´Silva, Missionary of Charity from India, is the director of the Mother Teresa of Calcutta sanctuary in Tijuana in the Mother Teresa House of Calcutta strongly desired by the Saint. Presently the priests of the community live there."Mother Teresa wanted the House of Tijuana to ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19

AMERICA/MEXICO - The dignity and sovereignty of the nation, as well as the dignity and human rights of migrants, are above any negotiation

Mexico City - As Commission for human mobility and as Mexican Bishops’ Conference, "we expressed our concern about the lack of a true humanitarian reception to our migrant brothers, this is a reality that we cannot avoid. Unfortunately we see that this dignity as persons and children of God is ... Read More ...
Posted on: 07/25/19


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