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08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
The Chaldean priest met Pope Francis, asking him to keep the world’s focus on Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. His diocese is home to 3500 Christian families and almost half a million Yazidis who fled Islamic State violence. ISIS is not all Islam and there are Muslims who want an Iraq of coexistence. Christians might not emigrate, but remain in their own land. Aid projects for refugees: school for children, work for adults, a home for every family. An appeal to AsiaNews.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Still deeply moved and emotional at having been able to meet and speak with Pope Francis for at least three minutes, at the end of the general audience two days ago, Fr. Samir says "it was a...

08/20/2015 BANGLADESH
Police arrest six Catholics in Rajshahi in connection with the death of a “possessed” tribal woman
by Sumon Corraya
Fulmoni Murmu came to St John Vianney Catholic Church in Mundumala seeking treatment. Fr Corraya said that she mumbled gibberish. Charmers hit her with sticks. Now the priest is the object of threats and pressures.
08/26/2015 ASIA – CHINA
China’s former deputy finance minister to head new development bank
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will compete with US-backed World Bank and Japan-backed Asian Development Bank. The new president speaks both English and French.
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
At the general audience, Pope Francis explains the value of prayer in family life. Rediscovering our love for God. He is not only "the great Being, the Almighty, who created all things, the judge who controls every action." "There are mothers and fathers who could win the Nobel Prize" because in 24 hours they do things that they would need 48 hours for. "The Gospel read and pondered in the family is like a good bread that nourishes everyone’s heart". Appointment for September 1 at 17 in St. Peter for a Liturgy of the Word on the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation, together with the Orthodox.
08/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Who is Jesus for me? Answer in the silence of our heart. Appeal for peace in Ukraine
Three times at the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis calls on people to ask themselves "Who is Jesus for me?". "Everything we have in the world does not satisfy our hunger for the infinite. We need Jesus. " Fidelity to God is "fidelity to a person ... And this person is Jesus." Appeal for peace in eastern Ukraine.

08/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh Catholics form a human chain against abuse of children and women
by Sumon Corraya
In the first seven months of 2015, 347 cases of sexual and physical abuse have been recorded. In 2014, they were 227; 183 in 2013; and 91 in 2012. For the secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, "Children are the future of our nation. Instead they are becoming the victims."
08/20/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the challenge migrants represent find an answer in the Gospel of mercy
Pope Francis picked the theme for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees (17 January 2016< which comes during the Jubilee of Mercy dedicated to those who flee hunger and persecution. Welcoming foreigners is one of the works of mercy, and not on a single day alone.
08/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Today’s world of work considers families a burden, a weight
At the general audience Pope Francis speaks about the world of work. "To cause a loss of jobs, means to create serious social damage . “Work is sacred, work gives dignity to a family. We must pray that no family lacks work". The logic of profit only corrupts the environment and affects the poorest families. The "great mission" of families in today's world is like "David versus Goliath ... but we know how that challenge ended". A special greeting to the Taize community for the 75th anniversary of its founding. Greetings for the pilgrims from Japan and the Middle East.
08/19/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh three arrested for murder of "anti-Islam" bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
The instigator of the murder one of the assassins of Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das. The third was helping them leave the country. They are members of the Ansarullah Bangla Team extremist group. Since 2014 five bloggers killed, four in 2015.
08/17/2015 BANGLADESH
A library for 4,000 Catholics in Rangamatia
by Sumon Corraya
The new facility is the brainchild of the local Christian credit union. The goal is to stimulate economic as well as intellectual growth. The facility will help make reading more popular, and “Young people will keep away from drugs, since they will be able to spend quality time".
08/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The Eucharist is Jesus who gives himself entirely to us
During the Angelus, Pope Francis explained the meaning of the Eucharist, the real and not symbolic presence of Jesus, and the Mass, which is not a "private prayer". For the pontiff, “Feeding on this ‘bread of life’ means becoming attuned to Christ’s heart, and assimilate his choices, thoughts, and behaviour.”
08/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope offers prayer for the people of Tianjin, our pilgrimage in the sign of Mary
Pope Francis shares the pain for the calamity that struck the Chinese city where two explosions killed more than 50 people and injured an additional 700. The presence of 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide in the warehouse that blew up is cause for great concern. Bullies weigh on history but “God does not abandon his humble and poor children”. Life “is not about aimlessly wandering” but “is a pilgrimage that [. . .] has a safe destination: the house of the Father." The pontiff called on the faithful to visit to the ‘Salus Populi Romani’ at S. Maria Maggiore.
08/13/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists send death threat to19 bloggers and intellectuals
by Sumon Corraya
The first name on the list, already deleted in red ink, is that of the blogger killed not even a week ago. The others are writers, sculptors, activists, but also several politicians. Anonymous Catholic source: "The radicals must learn tolerance from other religions."
08/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Celebration and rest is a precious gift that God gave to the human family, countering the "nasty virus" of consumption and waste
At the general audience Pope Francis begins a a new cycle of catechesis dedicated to celebration, work and family prayer. Rest is "God's invention" to give us time to contemplate work well done; not to be "lazy and to sit in a chair”. Rest from work breaks "the production machine" to discover ourselves the "masters" of our work and not "slaves". "The ideology of profit and consumption" reduces our free time "to a business” that is all about making and spending money. The Sunday Eucharist "brings all of the grace of Jesus Christ to our rest", so that "every reality receives its full meaning. "
08/11/2015 VATICAN
‘Overcome indifference and win peace’ on the 2016 World Day of Peace
Pope Francis’s choice for the upcoming World Day of Peace “indicates the Holy See’s diplomatic line during the coming year”. The matter is close to the pope’s heart. On several occasion, he has called for action against the "globalisation of indifference." For the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, all must act “according to their possibilities and according to their best aspirations to build together a more conscious and merciful, and, therefore, more free and fair world.”

Altri articoli
08/10/2015 VATICAN – ORTHODOX
Pope picks 1 September as a day for the Care of Creation together with the Orthodox
08/09/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a permanent warning to humanity. An end to war!
08/08/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, more religious violence: another blogger critical of Islam killed by Sumon Corraya
08/07/2015 BANGLADESH
Police fails to arrest the rapist of a 12-year-old Christian girl by Sumon Corraya
08/07/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "In a world at war, you are a sign of hope". A meeting with the Eucharistic Youth Movement
08/06/2015 VATICAN – JORDAN – ITALY
Pope offers hope to Iraqi Christians victimised by "atrocious, inhuman and inexplicable persecution"
08/06/2015 BANGLADESH
For 50 years, PIME school in Dinajpur trains “young witness of Christ” at work by Sumon Corraya
08/05/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "No closed doors" to divorced and remarried, they are part of the life of the Church
08/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope to altar servers: The joy of friendship with Jesus makes us all missionaries
08/02/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jesus urges us to look for the "bread of life", which expresses His love
07/29/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: more women forced to migrate to support their families
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Mymensingh: Christian and Muslim students mourn Fr. Bakul, a missionary and "life master" by Sumon Corraya
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions by Joseph Yuan
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Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
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08/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad: Christian family forced to flee from place to place after wife converts from Islam
by Stephen Masih
08/25/2015 LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut Declaration
08/24/2015 SINGAPORE - MALAYSIA - BRUNEI
Catholics in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei use rosary and website against human trafficking
08/24/2015 RUSSIA - CHINA
As price per barrel drops so do Russia’s hopes of signing a second gas deal with China
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
08/24/2015 MYANMAR
Myanmar passes polygamy and conversion laws that please Buddhist extremists
08/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Who is Jesus for me? Answer in the silence of our heart. Appeal for peace in Ukraine
08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
08/25/2015 INDIA
Still no justice for Kandhamal’s Christians seven years after pogroms
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/27/2015 JORDAN - ISLAM
Muslims are not doing "enough" to fight the Islamic State, says Queen Rania

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