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09/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: tolerance towards migrants is not enough, they need welcome and solidarity
Titled "Church without frontiers, mother to all" the message for the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees is released. " Often, however, such migration gives rise to suspicion and hostility, even in ecclesial communities". "Solidarity with migrants and refugees must be accompanied by the courage and creativity necessary to develop, on a world-wide level, a more just and equitable financial and economic order".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Migratory movements have taken on such a scale in today's world that they now demand a " are on such a scale that only a systematic and active cooperation between States and international...

09/23/2014 PHILIPPINES
Cotabato celebrates 75 years of Oblate presence by 'Remembering, Reliving, Hoping'
Three days of celebrations will be held to give thanks to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. In addition to Masses, there will be exhibits and a parade in honour the missionary institute.
09/23/2014 INDIA
Modi-Xi deals to provide a "lesson in democracy"
The director of the People's Vigilance Committee for Human Rights views positively the new Beijing-Delhi relationship. Xi Jinping pledged investments worth US$ 20 billion over five years.
09/23/2014 UNITED NATIONS - ASIA
China and India snub climate summit at the United Nations
Carbon emissions in China eclipse those of the United States and European Union combined, increasing by 4.5 per cent this year to reach 10.4 billion tonnes. In 2013, China burnt 3.7 billion tonnes of coal, and will burn even more in the future. The United Nations wants countries to offer "promises" of "specific action" on climate.
09/23/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Thousands of Hong Kong students in the streets "for democracy and freedom"
Over 13,000 people join peaceful strike that starts a weeklong protest action against Beijing's restrictions on universal suffrage. Participants include students from mainland China who are impressed by protesters' passion. "It's great for Hong Kong students to have their say. We do not have it on the mainland. Even if we have thoughts, we dare not say them out loud," said one student.

09/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian life is "simple": Listen to the Word of God and put it into practice
"Maybe we've made things a little too 'difficult, with too many explanations that nobody understands." Listen to the Word of God, read a passage from the Gospel and ask "Does God speak to me in this, is He saying something to me?". "God doesn’t just talk to us all: yes, He talks to everyone, but at the same time He speaks to each one of us. The Gospel was written for each of us."
09/23/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang: Ilham Tohti sentenced to life imprisonment
The intellectual, an ethnic Uyghur, has long called on Beijing to open a channel of dialogue for peace in Xinjiang. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi convicted him for "separatism." One of his lawyers announces that he would appeal. The sentence causes outrage among activists for human rights in China.
09/23/2014 PAKISTAN

Faisalabad: If we want peace, let us follow the teachings of Christ, says Muslim leader
by Shafique Khokhar
On World Peace Day, a seminar on inter-religious unity and harmony among different faiths saw about a hundred Christian and Muslim leader meet. Muslim leaders says we should follow the "teachings of Jesus" and "turn the other cheek". Governments have an important role to play in protecting minorities and fighting violence.
09/23/2014 CHINA
China, world leader in exporting tools of torture
The allegation is contained in a report published by Amnesty International. More than 130 Chinese companies produce and sell "intrinsically cruel" instruments in Asia and Africa. These would include spiked batons, electric batons and rigid restraint chairs.
09/23/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar grants citizenship to 209 Muslim refugees, even Rohingya
They are part of a group of internally displaced persons fleeing sectarian violence in Rakhine State. Over a thousand Muslims have joined a government pilot program to check the status of refugees. In the past, Burmese authorities repeatedly rejected the persecuted Muslim minority’s request for citizenship.
09/23/2014 SYRIA-IRAQ-US
US launches air strikes in Syria. Damascus was informed
The bombing targets Raqqa area with support of Arab forces. Air raids necessary because of Islamist militias’ hideouts on Syrian territory .
09/22/2014 YEMEN
Sanaa: government and Shia rebels reach peace deal
A new government is expected shortly, to include Houthi and other separatist groups. The deal ends weeks of violent clashes that left scores dead. Government buildings and state broadcasters are still occupied. Sunni Islamist Islah movement is the loser (for now). UN plays key mediation role.
09/22/2014 USA - IRAN
Islamic State threat pushes United States and Iran to discuss nuclear issue
US Secretary of State Kerry meets with Tehran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. For the Americans, Iran has a role to play. In an effort to broaden the coalition in the fight against the jihadists, Kerry speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.
09/22/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Pashtun Ashraf Ghani is the new president of Afghanistan
Rival Abdullah Abdullah to take newly formed post of chief executive. The two candidates have signed an agreement to form a government of national unity, with the mediation of the United States. Washington hopes to extend the presence of its troops beyond 2014.
09/22/2014 IRAQ - FRANCE
As IS spokesman call on supporters to kill all unbelievers, Pax Christi stands with Iraqi Christians
In a message posted online, Abu Mohammad al Adnani calls against for jihad against unbelievers and infidels. "We will conquer your Rome; break your crosses," he sa. Pax Christi, a French peace movement, calls on people "not to forget Iraq". For Mgr Stenger, it is not enough to defeat the militants, "we need to build" Iraq and its future.

Altri articoli
09/22/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Big pro-democracy student strike starts in Hong Kong
09/22/2014 INDIA
For Card Gracias, leaders of all religions should work for the Indian people by Nirmala Carvalho
09/22/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate tells Vatican that Uniate "problem" should be at the centre of ecumenical dialogue by Nina Achmatova
09/22/2014 INDIA
Missionary month in India, PMS director: Every Christian must proclaim the Gospel by Santosh Digal
09/22/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, Hindu radicals target celebrity pop star for converting to Christianity by Christopher Sharma
09/22/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, a return of self-immolations as 22 year old sets himself on fire
09/22/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA
Turkey closes its border with Syria. Thousands of Kurdish refugees wait behind barbed wire
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
Pope tells representatives of religions that religious freedom is bulwark against all forms of totalitarianism
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
"Today we touched martyrs," a moved Pope Francis said in front of two who witnessed persecution
09/21/2014 VATICAN - ALBANIA
Pope in Albania: "Let no one consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
09/20/2014 ASIA - ITALY
Mission congress: nine missionaries to follow PIME founder Angelo Ramazzotti by Bernardo Cervellera
09/20/2014 TURKEY - IRAQ - SYRIA
Islamic State releases Turkish hostages seized in Mosul
09/20/2014 CHINA
Chinese authorities tear down two Catholic churches
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IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
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09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
09/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central adopts "Taiwan model" for protests
09/17/2014 UNITED NATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
For Baghdad patriarch, an intervention by Arab States is essential in the Iraqi crisis
by Louis Raphael I Sako *

09/22/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate tells Vatican that Uniate "problem" should be at the centre of ecumenical dialogue
by Nina Achmatova
09/17/2014 CHINA
On trial for separatism, Ilham Tohti says Uighurs and Han Chinese have the same problems in Xinjiang

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