» 10/16/2013, 00.00
With the country at the mercy of Islamists and criminals, Libya asks the Church to leave
Sources tell AsiaNews about a country split in two. Chaos and violence prevail in Benghazi and Cyrenaica. Under constant threats, nuns, priests and Catholic staff cannot work. In Tripoli, where men and women religious care for sick migrants, criminal gangs can strike at any time. Eritreans, Somalis, Malians and immigrants from other parts of Africa hide away in convents for fear of being killed.
04/03/2016 13:47:00 LIBYA
Libya two Italian hostages freed. In a video: "We are safe"
Happy ending to July kidnapping of Gino Pollicardo and Filippo Calcagno. But in March 2 security forces operation two other workers were killed, Fausto Piano and Salvatore Failla. In a video message they claim to have been "treated well" and say they want "to return to their families."
19/01/2010 ITALY – HAITI
Haiti earthquake: violence and hunger making the situation worse, says missionary
Fr Crescenzio Mazzella talks about “chaos and destruction”, about armed gangs “roaming the streets with guns and machetes”. Missionaries and nuns are working to help the population. There is no food, water or fuel. The Catholic Church and Catholic organisations launch solidarity campaigns to help quake victims.
30/12/2013 LIBYA - ITALY
The heart-breaking story of Libya and migrants told through the eyes of a boy, Khalid
'My name is Khalid' by Monica Mondo, published by Marietti, tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who fled to Italy from post-Gaddafi Libya. Mondo describes a country divided by hatreds as well as the daily life of illegal immigrants in Rome. In the Italian capital, Khalid meets racism, but also volunteers and nuns who show him solidarity and warmth.
Filipinos Catholics, heroic witnesses in Libya
“When the war is over, the work of Catholics will remain one of the most heroic pages of the Church in Libya,” said Mgr Martinelli. Despite the war, more than 2,000 Filipino nurses and doctors have remained in the country to serve the population.
Msgr Martinelli: weekly Mass sign of hope among bombs and fighting
This morning, hundreds attended the Eucharistic celebration in the church of the Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli. Filipinos and sub-Saharan Africans living presence among the Muslims of Tripoli tired of the war. Air raids continue to pound Tripoli.
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