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07/25/2014 ASIA
Air disasters: 2014 could beat 2005 in terms of fatalities
So far this year, 680 people have died, higher than 12-month totals for the past three years. With 916 deaths, 2005 was the worst year. IATA points out that about 100,000 flights take place every day without incident with passenger trips on airlines exceeding three billion last year.
London (AsiaNews/Agencies) - With three fatal airline crashes in a week 2014 is shaping up to be the worst year in almost a decade for passenger fatalities. Yesterday a plane crashed - apparently because of bad...

07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
"May the God of peace inspire in all a genuine desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is never defeated with violence. Violence is defeated with peace." At the Sunday Angelus Francis comments on the parable of the wheat and the weeds. God is "patient" He knows "the same weeds in the end, may become good wheat". But "at the time of the harvest, that is, of judgment, the reapers will execute the order of the master separating the weeds to be burned".
07/18/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issues a message for the Muslims of the world to mark the end of Ramadan. "Despite being aware of our differences, [. . .] We perceive the importance of promoting a fruitful dialogue built upon mutual respect and friendship. Inspired by our shared values and strengthened by our sentiments of genuine fraternity, we are called to work together for justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person."
07/13/2014 VATICAN
As pope makes "heartfelt appeal" for peace in the Holy Land, he notes that prayer is not "in vain"
After the Angelus, Pope Francis called on those present to pray during a minute of silence. He made the same plea to local and international policy makers. Prayer helps us "not allow ourselves be overcome by evil, nor accept that violence and hatred take over from dialogue and reconciliation." The parable of the sower asks, 'How is our heart? To what ground does it look like: a road, rocky ground, or a bush? We must remember that with our words "we too are sowers". Indeed, "Our words can do so much good and so much evil; they can hurt and heal, encourage and depress." And "please, do not forget to pray for me."
07/12/2014 ASIA - UNITED NATIONS
More than half the world's population lives in cities
India will lead the way, as the country's urban population is expected to swell by 404 million people between now and 2050. Tokyo will continue to top the mega-city list followed by Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Osaka, and Cairo. This trend will be challenge for health care, schools, food, and housing.

07/11/2014 ASIA
WHO: Coronavirus alert remains high in Asia but its spread is "unlikely"
Experts downplay alaram, Philippine government warns to citizens to postpone their pilgrimage to Mecca. However, those who must travel to Saudi Arabia invited to pay particular attention to personal hygiene and avoid contact with likely carriers.
07/09/2014 VATICAN
The Pope’s "revolution" of Vatican finances and administration is underway
Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Economic Secretariat, today outlined the changes which affect the IOR, but also APSA, the pension fund and the entire Holy See media system.
07/09/2014 BAHRAIN - UNITED STATES
For US diplomat expelled by Manama, "Those committed to reconciliation should not be deterred"
Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, is declared "persona non grata" after meeting with al-Wefaq, a Shia opposition group, and with a human rights activist.
07/09/2014 ISLAM
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
by Samir Khalil Samir
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s rhetoric is bankrupt. No Muslim wants to live in a caliphate. Moreover, no-one accepts him as "caliph". But he is correct in pointing out that the Islamic world is in decline, and Muslims themselves are responsible for this. Israel and "conspiracy” theories. The rebirth of Islam through open dialogue in society, based on universal and shared values. Otherwise the demise of Islam is likely.
07/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "no place" in the Church for those who commit sexual abuse
To a group of abuse victims, Francis insists on "zero tolerance" against those who commit what is "something more than despicable actions". "It's like sacrilegious worship, because these children were entrusted to the priestly charism, to lead them to God." "God grant me the courage to follow this path for the sake of the children."
07/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus gives rest to the "harassed and helpless", those in the poorest countries, but also those on the margins of wealthy nations
At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls that Christ’s invitation to give rest to those who are "weary and burdened" is also true in our day. "Human indifference" hurts those in need and "especially the indifference of Christians." A "special and affectionate" greeting to the people of Molise, where the pontiff travelled yesterday on a pastoral visit. Please do not forget to pray for me. I pray for you".
07/05/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope in Molise: overcome the "culture of the provisional" to be truly free
To young people and prisoners Francis repeats that "God never gets tired of forgiving." A statue of St. John the Evangelist that the diocese has gifted for the reopening of the Cathedral of Izmir. At Isernia, birthplace St Celestine V, the Celestine Jubilee Year is launched.
07/05/2014 VATICAN-ITALY
Pope in Molise: Witness to charity, high road of evangelization
On a one day pastoral visit to one of the poorest regions in Italy, Pope Francis urges faithful to be like Mary, the "handmaid of the Lord" and in the service of their "brothers who are in need". God frees us from sadness and selfishness. At the University of Campobasso, the call for a "jobs pact" that safeguards the dignity of the unemployed. "Safeguarding" the earth without "exploiting it". We need to "waste time with our children". "Maybe it's time to ask whether it is true freedom to work on Sundays."
07/05/2014 BAHRAIN - SAUDI ARABIA
Manama: explosion in Shiite village kills police officer. Sunni authorities denounce "terrorism"
The policeman died at dawn this morning, following severe injuries sustained in the explosion which took place yesterday evening. The attack took place in a predominantly Shiite area, not far from the capital. In Saudi Arabia, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers detonate explosives near a government compound.
06/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: today there are more martyrs in the Church than in the early centuries, persecuted or "driven away with white gloves"
"We know that there is no growth without the Spirit: it is He who makes the Church." "But it also requires the testimony of Christians. And when the witness comes to the end, when the historical circumstances ask us a strong testimony, there are the martyrs, the greatest witnesses.

Altri articoli
06/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: follow Jesus "day after day, in your work, your conversations and among your friends"
06/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: to communicate his love God "needs of our smallness" and wonder to find him waiting for us
06/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Church is "close" to "our brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq"
06/26/2014 VATICAN
Synod: on the family, Church should be "proposing, not imposing; guiding, not pushing; inviting, not driving away"
06/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus, a shepherd who reached the people and warmed their heart
06/25/2014 VATICAN
For pope, we are Christians because we belong to the Church, "one cannot love God outside of the Church"
06/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: like John the Baptist, "a Christian does not announce himself, he proclaims another, prepares the way for another"
06/23/2014 ASIA - CHINA
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in China by Wilhelm K.Müller, Svd
06/23/2014 ASIA
The Fridays of the Sacred Heart for Asia by Ottavio de Bertolis, sj
06/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: who judges others puts himself in God's place, imitating Satan
06/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "firm condemnation" for "all forms of torture", solidarity for victims, efforts to abolish it
06/21/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
The Pope celebrates Corpus Christi at Sybaris and excommunicates Ndrangheta
06/21/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope to the priests of Cassano all'Jonio: The joy of being priests and the beauty of fraternity
06/21/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope to the prisoners of Castrovillari: I, too, make mistakes and need forgiveness
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VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East "May the God of peace inspire in all a genuine desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is never defeated with violence. Violence is defeated with peace." At the Sunday Angelus Francis comments on the parable of the wheat and the weeds. God is "patient" He knows "the same weeds in the end, may become good wheat". But "at the time of the harvest, that is, of judgment, the reapers will execute the order of the master separating the weeds to be burned".
ISLAM
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
by Samir Khalil SamirAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s rhetoric is bankrupt. No Muslim wants to live in a caliphate. Moreover, no-one accepts him as "caliph". But he is correct in pointing out that the Islamic world is in decline, and Muslims themselves are responsible for this. Israel and "conspiracy” theories. The rebirth of Islam through open dialogue in society, based on universal and shared values. Otherwise the demise of Islam is likely.
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07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
07/21/2014 SOUTH KOREA
K-Pop idol, Rain, converts to Catholicism: For the faith, not for love
07/18/2014 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Pyongyang furious over viral Chinese video of Kim Jong-un dancing, singing and kung fu fighting
07/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops
07/18/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: as the time for dialogue is no more, Christians flee Mosul
07/18/2014 INDIA
Bangalore, 17 year old novice gang raped
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad’s Muslims show solidarity with Christians
by Thomas Tammo
07/19/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Church of the Nazarene attacked: Pastor and faithful beaten
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/18/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"

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