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09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Evangelii gaudium, many "tired and haggard" people wait for the Church
Speaking to the participants of the International meeting for the "Pastoral Project of 'Evangelii gaudium'", Francis stressed the need for listening and human proximity as the key to effective evangelisation. Let us do good without expecting a reward. Let us sow and bear witness."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The Gospel of Matthew talks about the "compassion of Jesus who, before the crowds, saw them tired and haggard, like sheep without a shepherd." Reflected in this image are the many "tired and...

09/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central adopts "Taiwan model" for protests
The goal is to maintain calm during demonstrations, as the 'sunflower' movement did in Taipei, which forced the Taiwan government to back down on a trade pact with Beijing. The behaviour of pro-Beijing officials is eliciting growing disdain. They are "resorting to red-guard tactics to resist change".
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Christian identity is a road, it is a journey where you are with the Lord", now and after death, with resurrection
"With the resurrection, we will all be transformed". "This is the future that awaits us, and this is the fact we resist: we resist the transformation of our body. We even resist Christian identity." "We may not have much fear of the voice of the Archangel or the sound of the trumpet," but "we fear of our resurrection: we all shall be changed. It will be the end of our Christian journey, that transformation".
09/19/2014 CHINA
China, internment in a mental hospital for criticizing government
The new Mental Health Act of 2013 prohibits the forced hospitalization without consulting a doctor, but the authorities ignore it. Shi Genyuan and Song Zaimin "disappear" after their arrest and reappear in psychiatric facilities, tied to the bed and sedated. The practice has been going on for decades.
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
The story first reported by an Argentinian online paper stands out in Catholic websites in China. The pontiff's hand written letter was delivered to close Xi aides. For a priest in northern China, this is a first step that shows great respect for the Chinese president. The second step will be to speak about the problems of the Catholic Church in China. Hong Kong waits for Xi's response before evaluating matters. China and the Vatican see eye to eye on a multi-polar world and the problems of the Middle East. Ping-pong diplomacy is played out for world peace and religious freedom and democracy in China.

09/18/2014 CHINA - SCOTLAND
For Beijing, Scottish independence "threatens unity and stability"
The Global Times comes out against today's vote because of its "potential impact on developments in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong." For the Chinese paper, "China cannot afford to play this British game".
09/18/2014 INDIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in India to "create a better tomorrow" for Asia and humanity
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed China's president, praising the new bilateral entente, which will enable them to "script history". Long-term trading partners, the two Asian giants want to boot their relationship to make Asia the main player in the third millennium as the end of the US-centred unipolar world comes to an end. Both leaders also represent a major generational shift since they were born after their respective country's foundational moments.
09/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: those who acknowledge their sins "open their hearts in the confession of sins, to encounter with Jesus"
"Jesus says this word - 'You are saved, you have been saved- only to those who open their hearts and acknowledge that they are sinners. Salvation only comes hearts that are open to the truth of our sins".
09/18/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei and food scandals, damages to the tune of 130 million euro
by Xin Yage
After the investigation into the Guann Chang Co. - guilty of producing oil from expired products - the government runs for cover: investigations, convictions, fines and "more vigorous" inspections to stop a trend that threatens to destroy the domestic food market.
09/17/2014 CHINA
On trial for separatism, Ilham Tohti says Uighurs and Han Chinese have the same problems in Xinjiang
Jailed in January, the economist has never supported separatism. However, he has called on Beijing to talk with Uighurs and check its corrupt local government, which angers both Uighurs and Han Chinese. However, Chinese government repression could generate a more unified and violent movement.
09/17/2014 LAOS
Laos follows China's example to curb NGOs
Like mainland China, Laos plans to restrict foreign donations and place non-governmental organisations under Foreign Ministry control, raising concerns among NGOs and Western diplomats.
09/17/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG - VATICAN
Towards the synod: challenges for marriage in China, threatened by selfishness and consumerism
by Don Peter
As the country grows and develops, the challenges that threaten marriage and family life multiply. Divorce, changing gender roles, and the one-child policy endanger the healthy development of the idea of the couple as the basis for the creation of a new family. The Church has sought to curb this negative trend, but it can and must do more to help young couples. ">Ahead of the upcoming Synod on the family, a priest in Xianxian looks at the issue.
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
"If the apostles had stayed there in the Upper Room, without leaving to preach the Gospel, the Church would only be the Church of the people of that city, in that Upper Room." "Let us give thanks to the Lord because our Church has many missionaries, has had many missionary and still needs more ".
09/16/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
For China's parliamentary speaker, Beijing's democratic proposal "has obtained the support" of the people of Hong Kong
Zhang Dejiang, speaker of China's rubberstamp parliament and third-ranking official in China's system of government, defends Beijing's proposal for election in Hong Kong. "The decision was made very solemnly after listening to opinions from different sectors in Hong Kong," he said. Meanwhile, Occupy Central protests continue.
09/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Its’ not enough to preach well, if you lack the closeness and compassion of the Lord when He "visits" His people
"Closeness. This is how God works. "You can preach the Word of God brilliantly: there have been many excellent preachers throughout history. But if these preachers have failed to sow hope, that sermon is useless. It is mere vanity". "May our Christian witness be a witness that brings the closeness of God to His people, that closeness that sows hope."

Altri articoli
09/16/2014 CAMBODIA - CHINA
Protest over Sino-Cambodian dam: Phnom Penh arrests 11 activists
09/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
One Hongkonger in two against Beijing's anti-democratic proposal
09/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: two mothers, "two women - Mary and the Church – carry forward the hope that is Christ, gift us Christ"
09/15/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Half of Chinese billionaires plans to flee their country within five years
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central ready for a lavish democracy "banquet" in Hong Kong
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family by Bernardo Cervellera
09/11/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing plays at Buddhist theology claiming exclusive right to recognise the Dalai Lama
09/11/2014 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang "gives in" to capitalism, allows private businesses
09/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: love your enemies and do not judge, it is difficult, but it is the path Jesus taught
09/10/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ - UNITED STATES
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN by Bernardo Cervellera
Editor's choices
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.
CHINA - VATICAN
Wenzhou bishop and priests slam government's campaign against crosses and churches in Zhejiang
by Eugenia ZhangFor Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, from the official Church, the campaign of destruction is increasing social instability. It is real persecution against the Christian faith. The bishop apologises for failing to intervene sooner. He was hoping that the campaign would end quickly. Catholics and Protestants suffer injuries as they attempt to defend their sacred buildings. For priests in Wenzhou, the campaign is unfair and touches buildings that have all the right papers. Such "stupid acts" by the government are undermining social harmony.
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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
by Gregorio III Laham*
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost

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