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11/28/2014 VATICAN - TURKEY
Pope in Turkey calls on religious leaders "to denounce all violations against human dignity and human rights"
Francis met the president of the Diyanet, Turkey's highest religious authority. He highlights the importance of interreligious dialogue to promote mutual respect and friendship, noting that "entire communities, especially - though not exclusively - Christians and Yazidis, have suffered and continue to suffer barbaric violence simply because of their ethnic and religious identity." In light of this, he expressed his "appreciation for everything that the Turkish people" is "doing to help the hundreds of thousands of people who are fleeing" Syria and Iraq.
Ankara (AsiaNews) - Religious leaders "are obliged to denounce all violations against human dignity and human rights" by sending their community "a clear message" that "demonstrates that mutual respect and...

11/28/2014 VATICAN-TURKEY
Pope: in Turkey, Fanaticism and fundamentalism, need to be countered by religious liberty, dialoge and the solidarity of all believers
The drama of the Middle East was the focus of Francis first address on his arrival in Ankara. " it is licit, while always respecting international law, to stop an unjust aggressor". "It it is essential that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties".
11/28/2014 JAPAN
Japan, rare albino dolphin captured
The Taiji fishermen plan to sell it to a aquatic circus. Animal campaigners: "These rare, beautiful and unique animals will spend the rest of their life doing silly games in exchange for food".
11/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetans sentenced to 13 years for protesting against police role in Drango massacre
A group of ten people was recently convicted on charges of "subverting state power" for demanding justice in connection with an incident during the Chinese New Year in 2012, when police fired on Tibetan protesters, killing at least five people.
11/28/2014 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang, the three women behind Kim Jong-un’s throne
With the appointment of his younger sister to the leadership of the Workers' Party, the North Korean dictator finds himself at the center of a circle of women who advise and guide him: two sisters and his wife, increasingly influential in the regime’s political and economic decisions.

11/28/2014 TURKEY-VATICAN
Pope Francis in Turkey. The ecumenism of martyrdom
by NAT da Polis
The Pope's trip to Turkey is primarily of ecumenical importance, but also to give witness. Christian unity, founded on faith and common witness of the martyrs, urges greater commitment to a world which in theory is united by finance, but in reality is divided and disintegrated from the social point of view. A possible appeal for joint commemoration of Nicea and joint condemnation of the massacre of Christians. Which is also taking place on Turkish borders.
11/28/2014 ASIA-OPEC
Oil prices drop, amid tug of war between OPEC and the US. But markets celebrate
Black gold now valued at $ 70 a barrel, the lowest price since 2011. Difficulties in Britain and the US, where oil shale is no unprofitable. Problems and risk of recession for Russia.
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope calls Church to mission, witness, charity and listening in cities
Francis’ "proposals" for a ministry in a world in which the Church is no longer the only representative of culture, dialogue with multiculturalism is necessary as is the need to discover in the religiosity of our peoples, "the authentic religious substrata, which in many cases is Christian and Catholic".
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope urges religious to continue their "spiritual, charismatic and institutional" renewal
Examine "everything in the light of the Word of God and listen to the needs of the Church and the contemporary world, using all means that the wisdom of the Church offers to advance on the path of your personal and community holiness". The "not insignificant" number of people who “abandon” religious life says something about selection and formation of candidates". "Prayer is not a waste of time, worship of God is not wasting time, praise of God not to waste time. "
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Amid corruption and "distraction" from the Lord, Christians must keep hope alive
"This word 'corruption' says a lot to us today: not only economic corruption, but corruption with many different sins; the corruption of that pagan spirit, that worldly spirit. The worst [form of ] corruption is the spirit of worldliness!" " When we think of the end of time, with all of our sins, with our history, let us think of the banquet which will be freely offered us and let us lift up our heads. Do not give way to depression: Hope!"
11/27/2014 NEPAL
Fight against terrorism and religious extremism "unites South Asia"
by Christopher Sharma
Heads of state and government meeting in Kathmandu for the annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit lay out a roadmap for mutual help against fanaticism and sectarian violence. Beijing's bid to join the group is turned down.
11/27/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, seven university students on trial for collaborating with Ilham Tohti
The group had disappeared into thin air in January. The authorities claims they are guilty of aiding the Uighur professor to "foment separatism" through a website. Lawyer: "It was a platform for debate among China’s ethnic minorities”. They now risk from five to 15 years in prison.
11/26/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Tong calls for non-violence, rationality, and an end to clashes in Mongkok
Hong Kong's bishop appeals to "all sides" to end violence in the former British colony's central district. Urging Catholics "to fervently pray" in the hope that the "Lord will lead us out of the present impasse," he reiterates call for electoral reform. Meantime, seven police officers are arrested for their role in October's violence.
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
"It is not an annihilation of the universe and all that surrounds us, rather it brings everything to its fullness of being, truth and beauty.." "From next Friday to Sunday I will travel to Turkey. I ask you all to join with me in prayer so that this visit of Peter to his brother Andrew bear fruits of peace, sincere dialogue between religions and concord for the Turkish nation."
11/26/2014 KOREA - VATICAN
Special trains, the way of the martyrs and youth centers: the fruits of the Pope's visit to Korea
The bishop of the Diocese of Daejeon, where Francis attended the Asian Youth Day in August, handed the Pope a list of "small works" born spontaneously due to its trip. The national railway company has decided to donate the ticket price of the seat used by the pope to charity, while the state has declared the Solmoe Shrine a "National Treasure".

Altri articoli
11/26/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy: Police clear Nathan Road. At least 116 arrests by Paul Wang
11/26/2014 CHINA
China, yet another massacre of miners: a fire kills 24 workers in Liaoning
11/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: dialogue with ISIS is "difficult, if not almost impossible, but the door is always open"
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: overcoming the "culture of conflict" for the good of peace
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: "building together" a Europe based on man, not the economy
11/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central: Mong Kok cleared of barricades and tents by Paul Wang
11/25/2014 MYANMAR - CHINA
China, uncovers gang who sell Burmese women "as brides" in the countryside
11/25/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea’s birth rate up in wake of Papal visit
11/24/2014 VATICAN - EGYPT
Pope receives Al-Sisi: Dialogue and negotiation "only options" to end the conflict in the Middle East
11/24/2014 CHINA
To cut pollution, China needs "1,000 nuclear reactors"
11/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A poor and humble Church is faithful, "shines" the light of Jesus, not its own
11/24/2014 PHILIPPINES - CHINA - US
South China Sea: Beijing builds a new island, with naval and air base
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
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IRAQ - ITALY
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."
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
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11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
11/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Pregnant Christian women forced to parade naked for “not working well”
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
11/24/2014 VIETNAM - VATICAN
For Saigon archbishop, migration and materialism are the pastoral challenges in secularised big cities
by Trung Tin
11/24/2014 INDIA
Karnataka, Hindu radicals attack a Pentecostal church: eight injured, two serious
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/24/2014 IRAN-US
Iranian nuclear talks end today amid rumors (and hopes) of an extension
11/24/2014 INDIA
Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian culture"

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