Archivi tag: bishop

ASIA/PHILIPPINES – Bishop David: “We need to elect reliable candidates”

Manila – It is important to choose “reliable candidates” in the general elections scheduled for next May 2022. This is the invitation made public in a message by the president-elect of the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines , Mgr. Pablo Virgilio David, Bishop of Caloocan, who is preparing to take office at the head of… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/SYRIA – Bishop of Aleppo: Western sanctions are a “death sentence” for the Syrian people

Aleppo – “Perpetuating the sanctions against Syria means condemning many people to death”. Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo for Catholics of the Latin rite, chooses clear and unequivocal words in describing the effects that the sanctions imposed by Western countries against the Bashar al Assad regime have on the daily lives of… Leggi tutto »

AMERICA/BOLIVIA – The Bishop of Beni: “Progress and justice cannot be built with imposition and force”

Cochabamba – “We will not be able to build a Bolivia for everyone, without walking together. The project of a Bolivia in progress and justice, so desired and so necessary, will not be realized with imposition, it will never be realized by force, it will be realized only with the weapons of dialogue, mutual listening… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/SUDAN – Bishop Tombe Trille: “After the coup d’état, it is urgent to support dialogue. The pastoral mission is seriously affected”

El Obeid – “We are cut off from the world, there is no government given that the Supreme Transitional Council for the executive, made up of 50% military and 50% civilians, is dissolved while the Prime Minister is under house arrest. Schools are closed and the situation is still very tense. Civil disobedience demonstrations and… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN – The Bishop of Almaty: “We would be happy to welcome Francis, twenty years after the visit of John Paul II”

Almaty – “We are grateful to the government of Kazakhstan for having invited Pope Francis to the next Congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions. We do not yet know if the Pontiff will be there, but the mere possibility fills us with enthusiasm: twenty years after John Paul II’s visit to Kazakhstan,… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/eSWATINI – The Bishop: “For social peace, national dialogue is urgent, do not postpone it to March”

Manzini – “The situation is not predictable, it has been calm in recent times, but we must bear in mind that there is still a curfew from 9.00 pm to 4.00 am to control and prevent possible riots. In addition, the security forces in all cities are present and visible on the streets. We hope… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MALAYSIA – The Bishop in Sabah: “Christ’s mission continues in the midst of the pandemic”

Sandakan – “We are disciples and brothers in Christ even if we are socially separated. Christ’s mission does not stop when we are separated to contain the spread of the virus”, said Mgr. Julius Dusin Gitom, Bishop of Sandakan, in the province of Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo. Mgr. Gitom is the first bishop of theLeggi tutto »

ASIA/BANGLADESH – A Protestant Bishop: it is urgent to set up an interfaith teaching program in schools to fight intolerance

Dhaka – “I ask the Ministry of Education to include in the school curriculum a subject that touches on different religions, in the name of dialogue and harmony. This will help to put an end to religious violence”, said Bishop Shourabh Pholia, Assistant Moderator of the “Church of Bangladesh” and Bishop of the Diocese of… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/SOMALIA – Bishop Bertin: hope is the beginning of a process of dialogue and democratization

Mogadishu – “Sometimes I meet people who ask me: after so many years, how can you still hope that the situation in Somalia will change?” And I reply that something has been moving in recent months, but, above all, I still hope because I have faith in God and faith allows me to believe that… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/ANGOLA – Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Benguela

Vatican CityThe Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Benguela, Angola, the Reverend Estêvão Binga, of the clergy of the same diocese, until now rector of the major seminary of theology of Benguela, assigning him the titular see of Nasbinca.The Reverend Estêvão Binga was born on 2 September 1966… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN – The Bishop of Tombura-Yambio in solidarity with the Sudanese population: “May peace and love reign among you”

Tombura-Yambio – “May the sacred land of Sudan not be soaked again in brotherly blood. Anger should never guide a people, but work for peace and reconciliation. I urge the people of God to seek the way of conversion and to accept dialogue in the spirit of truth and honesty”, says Msgr. Barani Eduardo Hiiboro… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/SUDAN – Social crisis, a coup is feared: for the Bishop of El Obied, the “future is uncertain”

El Obeid – “Life in Sudan is very hard at the moment, we miraculously survive. Everything is very expensive, transport, food and the people have no bread. This situation is intolerable for the population and the help of the international community only reaches a few few, while many remain without help”, said Msgr. Yunan Tombe… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/SUDAN – Social crisis, a coup is feared: for the Bishop of El Obeid, the “future is uncertain”

El Obeid – “Life in Sudan is very hard at the moment, we miraculously survive. Everything is very expensive, transport, food and the people have no bread. This situation is intolerable for the population and the help of the international community only reaches a few few, while many remain without help”, said Msgr. Yunan Tombe… Leggi tutto »