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sabato 8 febbraio 2014

Nigeria
Critics of Catholic Church are prejudiced and ignorant - Archbishop Kaigama

CNS Nigeria

The criticism of the position of the Catholic Church on abortion and other related immoral acts has been attributed to inherited prejudices of the critics and their ignorance of the beliefs and traditions of the Church. This assertion was made by the President of the Catholic (...)
Senegal
Journées mondiales de la jeunesse 2014 à Kaolack: 25.000 jeunes attendus pour une célébration festive de la foi
   
Le Soleil

La célébration des Journées mondiales de la jeunesse a lieu, du 7 au 9 février 2014, à Kaolack, ville symbole de la région historique du Saloum. Le diocèse de Kaolack, autour de l’évêque de la commune, Mgr Benjamin Ndiaye, ouvre aujourd’hui une grande page de (...)
Kenya
Archbishop Okoth Calls for Respect of Human Dignity
   
AMECEA

Kisumu Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth has urged Kenyans to respect the dignity of the human person regardless of their status in the society. In an exclusive interview with Waumini Communications Limited at the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) General Secretariat, (...)

venerdì 7 febbraio 2014

Sud Sudan
Domenica 16 febbraio giornata di preghiera. Episcopaliani per la pace in Sud Sudan

L'Osservatore Romano
Una giornata di preghiera per la pace in Sud Sudan è stata promossa per domenica 16 febbraio dal primate della Episcopal Church, il vescovo Katharine Jefferts Schori. All’iniziativa di sensibilizzazione si è unito anche il reverendo Gradye Parsons, a nome dell’assemblea generale presbiteriana e della Reformed Church in America. «Il mondo — ha dichiarato all’agenzia Anglican News il presule episcopaliano — è sempre più preoccupato per la violenza dilagante nel Sud Sudan.
Uganda
Avviata la campagna per il 50esimo anniversario della canonizzazione dei Martiri dell’Uganda
   
Fides

Il Cardinale Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Arcivescovo di Kampala, ha avviato nella parrocchia della Sacra Famiglia a Namayumba la campagna “Kikungo”, in ricordo dei Martiri Ugandesi dei quali quest’anno si ricorda, il 18 ottobre, il cinquantenario della loro canonizzazione da parte di Papa Paolo VI. (...)
Madagascar
Catholic bishops furious with Ratsirahonana
   
africaintelligence.com

As Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the inauguration of the new president of Madagascar, which took place on January 25, Norbert Lala Ratsirahonana also Special Advisor to outgoing President Andry Rajoelina, has drawn the ire of Catholic Bishops who were unable to attend because of the choice of the date. Indeed, they had been planning for more than a month to go the same day to Diego Suarez to attend the enthronement of the new Archbishop of Antsiranana, Benjamin Ramaroson.
“www.thetablet.co.uk” - Rassegna "Fine settimana"
(Ellen Teague) Un giornale cattolico in Sudafrica ha pubblicato un editoriale che condanna la legislazione contro gli omosessuali in alcuni paesi africani, sostenuta dalle chiese di quei paesi. The Southern Cross , un settimanale sostenuto dalla Conferenza episcopale cattolica (...)
Repubblica Centrafricana
Centrafrique: la plate-forme interreligieuse dénonce les violences au nom de la religion
   
Xinhua

La plate-forme des leaders religieux (catholiques, protestants et musulmans) a sévèrement dé noncé lors d'une conférence de presse vendredi à Bangui, les violences perpétrées en Centrafrique au nom de la religion et la r écupération politique de celles-ci, considérant (...)
Marocco
El Obispo de Tánger ve "inaceptable" usar pelotas de goma contra los inmigrantes
   
Europa Press

El Obispo de Tánger, Monseñor Santiago Agrelo, considera de "una frialdad inaceptable" que se justifique el uso de material antidisturbios como pelotas de goma contra los inmigrantes que intentan acceder a Ceuta, como los que utilizaron los guardias civiles en la zona fronteriza (...)
Repubblica Centrafricana
Muslims flee capital of Central African Republic

AP

Thousands of Muslims fled for their lives from the capital of Central African Republic on Friday, climbing aboard trucks guarded by heavily armed Chadian forces. One man who fell off a truck was subsequently killed and his body mutilated, highlighting the savagery (...) 

giovedì 6 febbraio 2014

Tanzania
Is Tanzania the next target for radical Islam?

ACN

Bishop Bernadin Francis Mfumbusa heads the almost three-year-old Diocese of Kondou, in the heart of Tanzania, one of 34 dioceses that serve a Catholic population of some 9 million who represent 20 percent of the population. Another 10 percent are Protestants of various (...)
Egitto
Al- Sisi candidato Presidente. Il vescovo Fahim Hanna: ha l'appoggio del popolo, ma la Chiesa non si schieri
   
Fides

Il capo delle forze armate egiziane Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ha confermato pubblicamente la sua candidatura alle elezioni presidenziali che si terranno in Egitto il prossimo aprile. “Non ho altra scelta se non quella di rispondere all'appello del popolo egiziano” ha dichiarato al-Sisi (...)
Regno Unito
Archbishop Vincent Nichols: prayers for South Sudan

ICN

Cardinal-elect Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has written to His Eminence Cardinal Gabriel Zubayr Wako, Archbishop of Khartoum, to echo the call for peace in South Sudan. Clashes in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, (...)
Egitto
Vaticano, dall’Egitto arriva un ambasciatore donna
   
Vatican Inisder

(Antoine-Marie Izoard) Il 6 febbraio Wafaa Bassim presenterà a Francesco le lettere credenziali. E’ la terza volta che una donna rappresenta il paese arabo presso la Santa Sede --
Per la terza volta consecutiva l’Egitto sta per accreditare una donna come suo ambasciatore (...)

mercoledì 5 febbraio 2014

Sud Sudan
‘You are God’s people of reconciliation’ – Archbishop of Canterbury preaches in South Sudan

The Archbishop of Canterbury

Preaching at All Saints Cathedral in Juba, South Sudan, last week during a six-day visit to Africa, the Archbishop of Canterbury offered encouragement to South Sudanese Christians in their role supporting reconciliation in the conflict-torn country -- Archbishop Justin (...)

martedì 4 febbraio 2014

Nigeria
30 morts dans l'attaque de deux villages au Nigeria

AFP - Romandie

Trente personnes ont été tuées dans la nuit de lundi à mardi par des hommes armés non-identifiés. Ceux-ci ont attaqué deux villages dans l'Etat du Plateau, dans le centre du Nigeria, ont indiqué des témoins. La police de l'Etat du Plateau, souvent frappé par (...)
Sud Sudan
Special report: Archbishop visits South Sudan amid continuing crisis

The Archbishop of Canterbury

Visiting South Sudan last week, the Archbishop of Canterbury urged support for ‘the long and hard work’ of reconciliation in the country. Archbishop Justin’s secretary for Anglican Communion affairs, Revd Joanna Udal, who was travelling with the Archbishop, reports from the capital Juba (...)
Congo (Rep. Dem.)
Archbishop Justin in DR Congo: 'We pray for lasting peace'

Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo today for a two-day visit to Anglican leaders in the country. While there the Archbishop will witness the work of the Anglican Church in the Congo, especially in peace-building and protecting women (...)

lunedì 3 febbraio 2014

L'Osservatore Romano
Approfondire le problematiche e le sfide che ciascun Paese dovrà affrontare nel prossimo futuro; esprimere solidarietà alle popolazioni vittime della povertà e dell’ingiustizia; costruire legami personali e professionali; comprendere al meglio il lavoro dei primati nei loro contesti locali; gettare le basi per una buona collaborazione negli anni a venire. Sono questi gli obiettivi del viaggio che l’arcivescovo di Canterbury, Justin Welby, primate della Comunione anglicana, ha compiuto (il rientro a Londra è previsto per oggi) in Sud Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda e Repubblica Democratica del Congo. Il programma ha contemplato numerosi incontri con i leader religiosi anglicani e le autorità locali.
Repubblica Centrafricana
Centrafrique: les violences interreligieuses font 75 morts à Boda
   
AFP - La Presse

Au moins 75 personnes ont été tuées depuis mardi dans des affrontements entre civils chrétiens et musulmans à Boda, située à une centaine de kilomètres à l'ouest de Bangui, où les violences se poursuivaient, a-t-on appris de source religieuse lundi. (...) 
4 February, 13:24 [ all satanists Illuminati, Rothschild, Bildenberg, masonic system, gay cult, evolution is religion, Imf, BCE, IMF, FED, Spa, Gmos, morgellons, ecc.. Big Brother, 666, microchip, Bush 322, Kerry, human animals. END! ] Human-animal hybrids, disasters in the making. © Flickr.com/lunar caustic/cc-by
Scientists worldwide are creating bizarre human-animal hybrids that could wreak havoc on society. In the past ten years alone, unforgettable advances in the field of genetic modifications have left researchers and on-lookers stunned.
Nowadays, it is possible for a couple of university-age students to concoct new life forms in the comfort of their own basement. Regrettably so, laws have not been able to keep up with the pace at which scientists have been toying around with their creations.
In turn, the entities being created are not at all illegal but by all means could pose a risk to society by and large. There is no telling what may happen if these life forms are allowed to mate. Still, eagerness can be seen in the eyes and minds of scientists on a global level just waiting to unleash their next creation to the world, that all seemed liked fantasy just a short time ago.
To give a concrete example, scientists have made mice with an artificial human chromosome “in every cell of their bodies”. Such an act is being praised as a “breakthrough” which may lead to different cures for a wide scope of disease. As reported by Lifenews.com, University of Wisconsin researchers have had much success by transferring cells from human embryos into the brains of mice. These very cells began to grow, and in time made the mice more intelligent.
The mice showed that they were able to solve a simple maze and learn conditioning signals at a more enhanced level than if compared to before their transformation. Critics are quick to question whether a practice of injecting parts of humans in animals carries more benefits than risks.
Even now it is apparent that growing human organs inside of animals is not science fiction, but pure reality. Japanese scientists have started using pigs to grow human organs inside of them. The entire growth process takes up to 12 months to complete.
Their main goal is to add onto the amount of organs available for medical procedures according to an Infowars.com write up about the topic. However, this is no basement operation as the Japanese government is figuring out guidelines for the embryonic research initiative.
Thetruthwins.com is quick to point out that once a human organ has begun to grow inside of a pig, that pig is no longer 100 percent pig. If that can be said to be true, then the human organ that grows inside of the pig cannot be perceived as 100 percent human after it developed inside of another animal. Recipients of such organs will be letting human-animal hybrid parts be put inside their bodies.
The consequences of creating such hybrids could pose a hazard to communities near and far. However, the perhaps more unsettling part is realizing that it is not known what is to be predicted should the hybrids become uncontrollable.
What is even more daunting is that most countries do not have laws against creations of this kind, leading people to produce these entities freely. Additionally, no punishment is set in place should the living thing become a walking disaster.
It is believed that genetically tweaking animals to grow human parts is just another way of corrupting nature. Back in 2011, the Daily Mail reported on UK scientists creating “more than 150” human-animal hybrid embryos and very few readers got upset over this.
Other examples have been noted of in a Slate article, such as packs of humanized-milk producing goats, an anal sphincter being placed into a mouse, and doctors constructing a human immune system made for animals. Still, these are just the projects that are known about. There may be other experiments underway that are off the radar. Human-animals hybrids are possible, but it leaves people debating on whether the benefits truly outweigh the risks involved.
Voice of Russia, Thetruthwins.com, Lifenews.com, Infowars.com

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my ISRAELE ] io sono sconvolto dall'odio satanico e anticristiano che: 1. farisei massoni Talmud SpA Fmi NWO, LA USURA BANCARIA INTERNAZIONALE CHE HA RUBATO LA SOVRANITà MONETARIA AI POPOLI, CHE, PER QUESTO SONO STATI INDEBITATI E SONO STATI PRIVATI DELLA LORO SOVRANITà POLITICA. 2. Salafiti Corano Sharia Califfato mondiale, 3. la ideologia del GENDER che impone la virtù raccapricciante di ogni perversione sessuale, l'abominio dei sodomiti, 4. gli atei massoni, che si riconoscono per la teoria della evoluzione, così assurda e irrazionale da essere diventato un credo religioso dogmatico 5. ecc.. tutti loro hanno diffuso nel mondo, l'odio contro i santi di Dio: i martiri cristiani! QUANDO SI DICE CHE DIO JHWH è AMORE, SI DICE UN suo  specifico NOME: "AMORE", CHE è ANCHE, un fondamentale ATTRIBUTO DI DIO! ecco perché, chi odia o danneggia persone pacifiche, che, loro camminano sulla via della virtù, questi criminali seguaci del demonio non potranno mai entrare nel Regno di Dio! c'è una caratteristica fondamentale ed universale per i veri adoratori di Dio: "rinnegare le opere egoiste della carne: lussuria, avidità, sete di potere, e vivere per le esigenze dello spirito santo" tutti coloro che mettono a morte l'uomo carnale: bramoso di vizi e peccati, hanno un chiaro obiettivo spirituale, e sono uomini spirituali che vivono per glorificare l'amore di Dio! Al di fuori di questa logica nessuno potrà salvare se stesso dal fuoco dell'inferno! Anche perché, soltanto la amicizia personale con Dio (Giustizia, Verità Amore universale fatte azione politica) è salvifica, infatti nessuna pratica religiosa(tradizioni, culto) può essere salvifica. La mancanza di amore universale, e di giustizia operativa (ogni uomo è mio fratello, ogni vita è sacra), svuota di ogni significato salvifico qualsiasi cosa!


my ISRAELE ] circa la galassia jihadista, tutti possono osservare l'ovvio: cioè, la Galassia Jihadista sharia, essa fa gli interessi imperialistici e geopolitici della LEGA ARABA sharia, IL PEGGIORE NAZISMO DELLA STORIA. Quindi è soltanto una truffa l'impegno della Comunità internazionale per contrastare il terrorismo islamico! Coloro che non condannano il nazismo omicida della sharia nella LEGA ARABA, sono di fatto i complici e i diffusori della galassia jihadista, che ha strutture, finanziamenti, logistica internazionale islamica, che soltanto le Nazioni complici possono offrire loro! Questa congiura: USA Saudita Turca, finirà necessariamente in tragedia! Sono loro che in Siria ed IRaq a vario titolo hanno portato i ribelli, che hanno la ideologia del genocidio di ogni diversità del credo sunnita wahhabita! ecco perché ogni islamico è un terrorista! E LA SPREGIUDICATEZZA CRIMINALE DI QUESTA POLITICA A GUIDA SAUDITA, OCI ONU LEGA ARABA, è COSì SPREGIUDICATA CHE STA METTENDO IN PERICOLO LA SOPRAVVIVENZA DI UNA RELIGIONE POTENZIALMENTE POSITIVA COME L'ISLAM A LIVELLO MONDIALE. perché sono gli islamici che hanno deciso di fare dell'Islam un satanismo senza speranza di redenzione! ECCO PERCHé PRESTO CI TROVEREMO DI FRONTE AD UN BIVIO: "O LA VITA DELL'ISLAM" OPPURE "LA VITA DI TUTTO IL GENERE UMANO!"


TSIPRAS? MEGLIO PER LUI CHE NON FOSSE MAI NATO! LUI HA TRADITO LA SOVRANITà COSTITUZIONALE, TUTTO QUELLO CHE DI PIù SACRO SI POTEVA TRADIRE!


    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] Leaders Celebrate Death of Coptic Pope in Egypt: Pope Shenouda III:Open contempt for head of church of more than 40 years bodes ill for Christians. CAIRO, Egypt, March 23 (CDN):As Christians across Egypt continued to mourn the loss of Pope Shenouda III this week, Islamist leaders of the Salafist movement issued a litany of insults, calling the late leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church the "head of the infidels": and thanking God: for his death. The vitriol indicated the level of hostility the Salafists, who now make up 20 percent of Egypt's parliament, have toward Christians.


    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] In a recorded message released on the Facebook page of one leading Salafi teacher, Sheik Wagdy Ghoneim, the sheik celebrated the pontiff's death. "We rejoice that he is destroyed. He has perished," Ghoneim said on Sunday (March 18), the day after Shenouda died at the age of 88. "May God have His revenge on him in the fire of hell -- he and all who walk his path." After the cleric issued his statement, several others followed suit, releasing insults throughout the week. On Monday (March 19) in the lower house of Egypt's parliament, the People's Assembly,


    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] several Salafi members refused to stand in remembrance of Shenouda during an official moment of silence. Others left before the moment of silence took place. Bishop Mouneer Anis, head of the Episcopal and Anglican Diocese of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that insulting people after their death is considered one of the rudest things someone can do in the Middle East. Anis, a close friend of the pontiff, told Compass the comments and actions were "very sad." "I see this as being moved by hatred," Anis said. "To be honest, I feel sorry for members of the Salafi -- to criticize such a remarkable man." The provocative comments are not a good sign for Egypt's Christians.


    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] Adherents of the Salafist movement, which obtained that one-fifth of the People's Assembly through the Nour Party, have led most of the recent attacks against Christians in Egypt. The comments were thought to reveal the utter disdain the Salafists have toward Egypt's Christian minority. The Salafist movement claims it patterns its beliefs and practices on the first three generations of Muslims. Shenouda, formerly know as Nazeer Gayed Roufail, died due to complications from kidney disease and other health issues. A former theology teacher, Shenouda was enthroned on Nov. 14, 1971 as the 117th Pope of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] He led the church through some of its most challenging times, often coming into conflict with the government. In 1981, he criticized then-President Anwar Sadat for what Shenouda characterized as an inadequate response to the rise of what is now called "political Islam" in Egypt. For this and the Coptic protests against Sadat that followed, Sadat banished Shenouda to a monastery in the desert. Shenouda was released three years later, after Islamic militants assassinated Sadat, and after his successor, Hosni Mubarak, granted the pope amnesty.

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    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] Last year, Mubarak was deposed after a series of pro-democracy protests roiled the country. Shenouda's passing leaves many questions unanswered as to how the leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church will direct its followers to deal with the persecution leveled against them. Mubarak's removal from power brought heretofore unfulfilled promises of change by the transitional military-run government, but it has also unleashed a tide of violence against Copts unheard of in recent history.

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    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] In his statement, Ghoneim made a long list of accusations against Shenouda that, put together, portray the former pope as waging a war against Muslims in Egypt. The accusations were considered either twisted by lack of context or were blatantly false, such as the claim that Shenouda was holding two female Coptic converts to Islam against their will in a monastery. Ghoneim characterized Shenouda's well-known desire to see Egyptian society protect the human rights of Christians as impudence. Most surprising was the claim that the former pope was somehow orchestrating the religiously motivated violence against Christians in Egypt.

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    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] "He wanted the sectarian strife," Ghoneim said. "He wanted to burn Egypt." The irony of the comments has not been lost on most Copts. In May, Salafist leaders publicly threatened to kill Shenouda over the rumors about hiding the two women against their will. This was after groups of Muslims, led by members of the Salafist movement, held massive protests in April and blocked rail and road ways because the transitional military government appointed a Copt to be governor over the province. The rioting stopped only after the appointment was withdrawn.

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    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] Though it all, Anis said, Shenouda remained ardent in trying to engage Muslims in a peaceful way. "He was a friend of many Muslim leaders. He was a peacemaker," Anis said. "He was even criticized by Christians for making peace with those who persecuted the church." The last public meeting Shenouda had was with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a little more than a week before he died. "Pope Shenouda met members of the Muslim Brotherhood even when he was in pain," Anis said.

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    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] Most Muslims in Egypt did not share Ghoneim's sentiments. The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest Islamic group in the country, issued a statement expressing his condolences over the Coptic pope's death. Shenouda was buried on Tuesday (March 20) in the Monastery of St. Bishoy in Wadi el-Natrun, with several thousand followers attending. Before Shenouda was buried, Naguib Ghobrial, lawyer and head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, filed suit on Monday (March 19) against Ghoneim for contempt of a revealed religion.

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    [Criminal satanists: Arabia Saudita: Salafist] Undeterred, Ghoneim released a statement the next day denying any wrongdoing and issued a challenge to all Christians. "You believe in your Bible and say its words are holy," he concluded. [Your Bible teaches] 'Love your enemies and bless all who curse you.' Your enemies -- you love them and those who curse you -- you bless them. So I say, God curse you! Bless me now. Bless me. Isn't this your religion? I am going to say it again -- I am your enemy, and I say, God curse you. Now, say it, 'We love you Wagdy. And God bless you Wagdy.'"

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Parents Torn over Loss of Daughter in Nigeria

   

Catholic troubled by Muslim college instructor disappears in volatile northeast.

BAUCHI, Nigeria, March 22 (CDN) — Nearly seven months after their 24-year-old daughter disappeared during a wave of Islamic extremist violence here, Helen and Dakim Gyang Bot can only assume that the voice on the other end of her cell phone that told them “we have killed her” was telling the truth.


The body of Simi Maltida Kim has not been found, and those who answered the active Catholic’s cell phone shortly after she disappeared on Sept. 1, 2011 did not indicate why they killed her. But there are signs that she was one of the hundreds of victims of Islamic extremist violence in northern Nigeria last year that has driven thousands of Christians to flee.


The Bots live in an undisclosed town near Jos, in Plateau state, but their daughter was a final-year student of Science Laboratory Technology at the Federal Polytechnic, in northeastern Nigeria’s Bauchi state. She had told them of an instructor there who humiliated her because of her Christian faith, they said.


“She told us that this Muslim teacher would summon her and then question her faith, or even bring in some Muslim students to confront her over her Christian faith,” said her mother, Helen Bot. “When she told us this, we advised her to keep away from the Muslim teacher as much as possible.”


The problem came to a head when the instructor failed her on a written exam without even looking at it, she said.


“This Muslim teacher did this to force our daughter into submitting to recanting her Christian faith, but this did not deter her from remaining firm as a Christian,” Helen Bot said.


Kim retook the exam. Right after turning it in, again the Muslim teacher took her answer sheet and followed her out of the examination hall, telling her that he would never allow her to pass his course.


“The Muslim teacher tore her answer sheet in the presence of other students,” Helen Bot said. “And, disturbed about this sad threat to her, Simi reported the matter to her school supervisor and the head of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology. She also phoned us to inform us about her plight in the school. We asked her to report the issue to appropriate authorities in the school and then return home.”


Officials at the Federal Polytechnic in Bauchi declined to comment on the matter.


On Sept. 1, Simi told her friends in school that she was returning to the Jos area. Her mother phoned her that day and was surprised that she did not answer. She told Compass that it was the first time her daughter had never picked up the call.


“We communicated on the phone almost on a daily basis, and whenever I called her, even if she was sleeping, she would wake up and call me back,” she said. “So it was unusual that day when I phoned her several times and she did not respond.”


Dakim Gyang Bot, Kim’s 59-year-old father, told Compass that when she did not return home the next day, the family was all the more anxious because news had filtered into town that Christians were being killed in Bauchi city.


“We phoned her, and instead, someone answered the phone,” he said. “The voice was that of a male Muslim – we were able to know this from his accent; the man spoke to us in Hausa language, confirming our fears that he must be a Muslim. He refused to tell us where our daughter was.”


The family immediately contacted two of her Christian friends in Bauchi, who searched for her without success, he said. They sent back word, however, that Muslim extremists had killed some Christians there on the day Kim was to leave for the Jos area.


“Her friends were told at the Bauchi motor park that some Christians who had got to the motor park on that day were killed by some militant Muslims,” Bot said.


The family reported the disappearance to police and the State Security Service and continued to call her mobile phone, in hopes that someone would answer again. Someone did. This time, a female with a similar Hausa accent said, “Don’t ever call this phone number again – we have killed her, so stop wasting your time looking for her,” her father said.


The priest at the family’s Catholic church told Compass that Kim might well have been killed by Muslim extremists in Bauchi.


“We learned that many Christians were killed in Bauchi at that time, so we are convinced that she must have been killed, too,” he said.


He described Kim and her parents as faithful and prayerful.


“In fact, in the past six months, her parents have been on their knees praying for her even with the knowledge that she must have been killed by Muslim militants,” he said.


Born Feb. 12, 1987, Kim was active in the Legion of Mary and the fellowship of Catholic students while at Bauchi Federal Polytechnic. A membership certificate from Christ the King Catholic Chaplaincy in Bauchi commends her as a distinguished member of the Catholic fellowship who was actively involved in the activities of the Legion of Mary.


Attacks on Christians in Bauchi state date back to 1958, but the recent incursion of Boko Haram has resulted in the killings of a dozen pastors and hundreds of Christians, sources said. Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas, which are mainly inhabited by Christians, have become the targets of attacks by Boko Haram sect members and Muslim Fulani herdsmen.


Boko Haram seeks to impose a strict version of sharia (Islamic law) on Nigeria. The name Boko Haram translates loosely as “Western education is forbidden.”


On Jan. 22, two church buildings were bombed by Boko Haram in Bauchi city. The two churches, Evangelical Church Winning All 2 and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, are located in the Fadaman Mada area near the town’s railway station. On the same day, Boko Haram members attacked Tafawa Balewa town, killing six Christians.


Other major towns and local government areas where Christians have been attacked and their church buildings destroyed are Bauchi, Alkaleri, Toro, Bulkachuwa, Misau, Darazo, and Azare.


In October and November 2011, 25 Boko Haram sect members were arrested in a training camp in Bauchi, where they were preparing to attack Christians. Security agencies recovered 435 rounds of ammunitions, 26 pistols, a pump action machine gun, and many explosive devices from the Islamists.


Nigeria’s population of more than 158.2 million is divided between Christians, who make up 51.3 percent of the population and live mainly in the south, and Muslims, who account for 45 percent of the population and live mainly in the north. The percentages may be less, however, as those practicing indigenous religions may be as high as 10 percent of the total population, according to Operation World.



IRAQ – MEDIO ORIENTE
Chiesa assira e Patriarcato caldeo: “dialogo e unità” a difesa dei cristiani in Medio oriente
di Joseph Mahmoud
Mar Dinkha IV raccoglie l’invito al dialogo lanciato da Mar Sako e auspica una “azione comune” fra “Chiese sorelle”. L’idea di un “Comitato congiunto” per perseguire il progetto di unità. Patriarca caldeo: necessità “urgente” per superare le difficoltà e garantire “la nostra presenza” in futuro.

Baghdad (AsiaNews) - Soddisfazione per il rinnovato invito "al dialogo nel solco di una rinnovata unità", condivisione e sostegno "nel raggiungimento dell'obiettivo" e una maggiore "vicinanza" umana e spirituale da "fratelli in Cristo" e "figli e figlie di un'unica nazione". Sono i punti salienti della lettera inviata da Mar Dinkha IV, primate della Chiesa assira d'Oriente, a sua beatitudine Mar Louis Sako, patriarca della Chiesa caldea. A metà settembre Mar Sako aveva inviato un messaggio di auguri per il 78mo compleanno della guida della Chiesa assira, manifestando al contempo il "desiderio" della ripresa del "dialogo per l'unità". Una "necessità urgente", ha aggiunto nell'occasione Mar Sako, di fronte "alle grandi sfide" che "minacciano la sopravvivenza" dei cristiani in Medio oriente. Un invito raccolto con prontezza da Mar Dinkha IV e rilanciato nella risposta inviata il 3 ottobre scorso, pubblicata oggi sul sito del Patriarcato caldeo. 

Mar Dinkha IV sottolinea che l'unità è un "obiettivo" da perseguire e per questo è necessaria una "azione comune" con la Chiesa caldea e le "Chiese sorelle". In un futuro incontro con il patriarca caldeo, egli auspica una "discussione approfondita" dei problemi e delle difficoltà dei cristiani in Medio oriente e nel mondo. E propone di creare un "Comitato congiunto" per delineare i passi da intraprendere.

Il primate della Chiesa assira d'Oriente assicura infine "preghiere speciali" per i cristiani d'Iraq e la pace a tutti i "figli e figlie" della Chiesa irakena, vittime delle "tempeste politiche e dei rivolgimenti" che attraversano il Medio oriente.

Fra gli obiettivi che si celano dietro lo scambio epistolare, la volontà di rinnovare il dialogo fra la Chiesa caldea e la Chiesa assira d'Oriente, per giungere a una piena comunione ecclesiale fra i cristiani caldei - uniti al vescovo di Roma - e quella assira. In passato si è avuto un confronto a livello teologico fra le due Chiese, che è sfociato nella "Comune dichiarazione cristologica" del 1994 (nella foto); in essa papa Giovanni Paolo II e il patriarca Mar Dinkha IV hanno riconosciuto la condivisione di una medesima fede in Gesù e il mistero dell'Incarnazione, sancendo così di fatto la ripresa dei contatti fra i due fronti.

Ad oggi manca però ancora un vero e proprio dialogo ecumenico ed ecclesiologico fra Chiesa caldea e Chiesa assira d'Oriente, pur condividendo lo stesso patrimonio per liturgia e spirituaità. Come ha sottolineato Mar Sako nel suo messaggio di auguri, alla base del dialogo vi deve essere un progetto di "unità" senza il quale "non c'è futuro". L'unità è la base della "nostra presenza", della difesa "dei nostri diritti e del nostro ruolo" in un Medio oriente tormentato da conflitti e divisioni.

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