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11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
Speaking at an interfaith conference sponsored by a Saudi institution, Mar Sako describes a "wounded" Middle East. The liberation of Mosul and the Nineveh Plain is a priority for the return of displaced people, Christian and non-Christians, forced to live in appalling conditions. The silence of Muslim leaders is fueling jihadist violence, we need a clear condemnation.
Vienna (AsiaNews) - In a "wounded" Middle East and Iraq the "silence" of the Arab and Muslim leaders is encouraging the rise of the Islamic State, a "barbaric" and brutal force that "distorts" the Muslim religion. This was stated by the Chaldean...

11/20/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesia's Year of the Consecrated Life celebrates the "beauty and dignity of vocations"
by Mathias Hariyadi
In a pastoral letter, the country's Catholic bishops highlight the example of priests, religious or nuns. A children's book with information about all the religious orders and congregations is planned. The country has at least 6,800 seminarians.
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
The "challenge" of solidarity and the "paradox of plenty": "there is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat". "The the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by “market priorities”, and the “primacy of profit”. The "moral obligation to share the economic wealth of the world." "A source of inspiration is natural law, inscribed in the human heart, that speaks a language that everyone can understand: love, justice, peace, elements that are inseparable from each other"
11/20/2014 CHINA
Occupy Central supporters arrested in mainland China
The Chinese government detained almost a hundred activists and citizens last month for expressing support for Hong Kong's democratic struggle. Now it is putting them on trial for "creating a disturbance" or "inciting subversion of state power". The "guilty" face up to five years in prison.
Israeli Soldiers ready to demolish Palestinian attackers' homes
by Joshua Lapide
Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi's house of in Silwan was demolished yesterday. The families of Ibrahim al-Akkari, Muhammad Jaabis and Mutaz Hijazi received their demolition notices. "Violence begets violence." For B'Tselem, it is wrong to punish innocent people just because their relatives carried out acts of violence. Haaretz notes that the homes of Israeli terrorists remain intact. Selective justice is not justice - it is vengeance.

11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus weeps before the closure of our hearts, as he wept over Jerusalem
"I ask myself: today we Christians who know the faith, the catechism, who go to Mass every Sunday, we Christians, we pastors are we content with ourselves? Because we have organized everything and do not need new visits from the Lord ... And the Lord continues to knock on the door of each one of us and of His Church, the pastors of the Church”.
11/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Christian politicians and religious leaders agree to a memorandum for a "single Ukrainian Church"
by Nina Achmatova
A Greek Catholic representative signed the Rivne Memorandum, as did two bishops loyal to the Moscow Patriarchate, who later withdrew their signature. Pressure is coming from many sides. Moscow Patriarchate slams Catholics, saying that if they wish to be part of this process they must end their communion with the pope.
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics
by Christopher Sharma
Samita Bajracharya has spent the last few years as "Kumari" or "living goddess", the incarnation of Kali worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists. After her "divine" period, she chose to enrol in the St Francis Xavier Catholic School. "I am still a Hindu," she told AsiaNews, "but I received solidarity and respect from Catholics."
11/20/2014 INDIA
Haryana, guru charged with murder arrested. One child and five women found dead
The five dead bodies were found in the ashram where he was hiding. The causes of their death still unknown. More than 16 thousand devotees were held as a hostage in the holy place. Another woman died in hospital shortly after being released.
11/20/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar army attacks Kachin camp: 23 dead and 13 wounded
The military fired artillery shells hitting a training center of the ethnic formation located not far from Laiza. Kachin spokesman "it was an intentional attack," preceded by "fighting". Peace talks between the central government and ethnic minorities at risk. New round of talks was scheduled for next week.
11/20/2014 KOREA - UN
Pyongyang threatens nuclear test in response to UN inquiry
Pyongyang responds to the UN’s request to refer the country to the ICC charging the United States, of “orchestrating everything". Satellites show great activity in areas of the reactors. North Korea’s number two flies to Moscow to meet Putin.
11/19/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Yujiang's underground bishop released but under police surveillance
The prelate cannot leave Jiangxi province or exercise his episcopal ministry. The government might be trying to favour the official bishop, who toes the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association line. For now, the bishops of Shanghai, Baoding, and Yixian are still imprisoned.
UN committee slams North Korea for crimes against humanity
The General Assembly Human Rights Committee passes resolution to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court. This is not likely to pass the Security Council because of the veto power of North Korea's ally, China, and Russia. In February, a UN report shed light on the atrocities committed by the regime on its people.
11/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central condemns attack on Hong Kong's parliament
by Paul Wang
Four of the protesters, some of whom used metal barriers and bricks to break LegCo windows, have been arrested. This is the first violent incident in almost 50 days of peaceful and calm protest. The action was apparently prompted by rumours concerning a new law cracking down on the Internet. Occupy Central reiterates the non-violent nature of the pro-democracy movement.
11/19/2014 CHINA
Set to go on trial in Beijing, Gao Yu claims innocence, blames her "confession" on threats
Her trial for "leaking state secrets" is set to start on Friday. Police is accused of getting the 70-year-old journalist to confess by threatening her son. Ongoing arrests and trials indicate that Xi Jinping's crackdown continues.

Altri articoli
11/19/2014 INDIA
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words by Nirmala Carvalho
11/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for the Holy Land, "building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a torment"
Netanyahu "iron fist" against terrorism on synagogue by Joshua Lapide
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage by Mathias Hariyadi
Singapore overtakes Beijing as biggest investor in Myanmar. With the "help" of US companies
11/19/2014 INDIA
Haryana: 200 injured in clashes between police and followers of a Hindu guru (accused of murder)
11/19/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA
After five months Iraqi army controls Baiji refinery, militants on the run
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
Card. Zen: Ready to go to jail for Democracy in Hong Kong
11/18/2014 KOREA - SYMPOSIUM
Mgr You: popes have shown how to overcome the crisis of Korean society
Card Tagle: the Churches of Asia defined by martyrs without a name who bore witness to Jesus' Name
11/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus' call to conversion for Christians who are "lukewarm", "comfortable" or "only concerned with appearances"
Editor's choices
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel NonaThe donations made through the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign are used to buy food, warm clothes, blankets for refugees and rent houses or caravans given the early onset of winter and. Two women have defended their Christian faith before the Islamist militants who wanted to convert them, despite the threat of death. A refugee among refugees, Msgr. Nona discovers a new way of being a pastor.
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
Top 10
11/14/2014 INDIA
India's Hindu Radical go on the offensive, calling for a stop to conversions to Christianity and Islam
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Abortion, euthanasia and test tube children are false compassion, life is always sacred
Al-Baghdadi message: "Volcanoes of jihad" against Jews, crusaders, apostates even in Saudi Arabia
11/14/2014 LAOS
Scores of Hmong Christians arrested and evicted for refusing to give up their religion
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
In Sri Lanka and the Philippines, the pope to visit Our Lady of Madhu and meet typhoon survivors
11/15/2014 CHINA
China, the Party warns: Chinese Communists cannot follow a religion
The Islamic State is coming to Israel
by Uri Avnery


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