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09/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
One Hongkonger is two against Beijing's anti-democratic proposal
For 48 per cent of survey participants, pro-democracy lawmakers should vote against mainland China's election law. Thousands of people march in silence and mourning to lift the Occupy Central movement. Professors support student strike and criticise the mainland's openness.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - Almost half of the population of Hong Kong wants pro-democracy members of the Legislative Council to vote against Beijing's proposed new electoral law for the Special Region. With 27 seats,...

09/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: two mothers, "two women - Mary and the Church – carry forward the hope that is Christ, gift us Christ"
Without Mary there would be no Jesus, just as "without the Church we cannot go forward". "Jesus came into the world to learn how to be a man, and in being a man, to walk with men. He came into the world to obey, and he obeyed. But he learned obedience by suffering."
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: "We do not exalt just any cross, but the Cross of Jesus," where " God’s love for humanity was revealed most". The cross is not a sign of "magic": "Belief in the Cross of Jesus means following Jesus on his path”. An appeal for the Central African Republic. He returns to his prayer at Redipuglia: "War is a madness ... When will we learn this lesson?"
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
Pope Francis celebrates Mass during which 20 couples are united in marriage. Some of them have lived together for some time and have children. Families are the “bricks” for the building up of society". The merciful love that flows from the Cross heals "those who succumb to the dangerous temptation of discouragement, infidelity, weakness, abandonment”. An added piece of advice: Never let the sunset on an argument
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
At the cemetery that is the final resting place for the mortal remains of over 10 thousand victims of the First World War, Pope Francis condemns past and present wars, their destructive power, motivated by Cain’s attitude: "What does it matter to me?". The "the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted hearts have lost the capacity to cry". "... Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction ...". Present cardinals and bishops from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, ordinary soldiers and representatives of Orthodox and Muslims in Europe. Pope Francis’ grandfather fought in the Great War on the Piave. The gift of "Light of St. Francis" to the military ordinary military in commemorations of the First World War. The full text of the papal homily.

09/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central ready for a lavish democracy "banquet" in Hong Kong
The "courses" include peaceful acts of civil disobedience to be held on an almost weekly basis. The first one will entail a 500-metre-long black banner to express Hongkongers' ire at Beijing's offer of universal suffrage. Chinese scholar warns that Beijing might restrict the territory's freedom. Catholic Church backs the student strike.
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
"Charity is like an anesthetic that helps you to receive treatment and accept reprimand". How often in our community are things said about another person that are not true: they are slander. Or if they are true, they undermine that person’s reputation". "If you really need to reprimand a little flaw, stop and remember that you have many more and far bigger".
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
The issues dominating discussions thus far - the pastoral care of divorced, communion for the remarried, gay couples - are likely to overshadow the positive beauty of married life and of the sacrament, bound to the Eucharist. Mercy towards the remarried should not be psychological benevolence, but help that comes from the mystery of the Cross. The conflict between the Christian mentality and the individualistic mentality is leading the contemporary world to treat heterosexual marriages like "gay marriage." The summer issue of the prestigious magazine, with articles by Cardinals Ouellet and Scola, and other personalities related to the John Paul II Institute for the family.
09/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: love your enemies and do not judge, it is difficult, but it is the path Jesus taught
"The Christian life is not self-referential, it is a life that goes out from itself to give to others. This gift is love, and love does not come back in on itself, is not selfish: it gives". "Being a Christian is not easy," and we can "become Christians" only "by the grace of God" and not "by our own strength”.
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
The US president is set to present a plan to fight caliphate militias. His would-be alliance includes states that have provided ISIL with financial and ideological support, and excludes Syria, Iran and Russia. Pope Francis, Card Sandri, and Mgr Tomasi, the Vatican observer at the UN, demand that the United Nations be involved to enhance the fight's effectiveness.
09/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Church teaches that mercy is to share with those in need
The example of Mother Teresa, who brought the dying home and "gave them a dignified farewell”. May God "instill courage" in the Christians of the Middle East "in the fight against the forces of evil and to open the eyes of those who are blinded by evil, so they may soon see the light of truth and repent for their mistakes". Thanks to "Mare Nostrum".
09/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen: With Occupy Central we may have provoked the Emperor’s ire
by card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
The democratic movement is not a threat to the Territory’s survival. Beijing’s "three slaps in the face" of the local population. "When the imperialists attack, they only do damage, but when it is our fellow Chinese who want to enslave us, then our heart is wounded. There is no other option for those who do not want to be enslaved except resistance". The reflections of the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
At least 100 million people are unemployed in G20 countries with an additional 447 million working poor. Persistent slow growth will dampen employment prospects, with real wages stagnating or dropping. An extra 600 million jobs are needed worldwide by the year 2030 just to cope with the expanding population.
09/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Pro-Beijing official compares striking students to triad gangs
Wong Kwan-yu, a member of pro-Beijing Alliance for Peace and Democracy, threatens a campaign of slander and denunciations against those who boycott classes for true democracy in Hong Kong. He compares protesters to criminal gangs. For Occupy Central founder Benny Tai, the struggle is just beginning; more demonstrations in favour of universal suffrage will take place.
09/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus "is not a professor", he is in the midst of the people, he "chose sinners" and always prays for us
Jesus “loves and chooses with love. And he chooses everybody!", he even chose Judas Iscariot. He is not "a professor, a mystic who turns away from the people and speaks from the professor’s chair, there. No! He and lets them touch Him so that they can be healed".

Altri articoli
09/09/2014 TAIWAN - CHINA
Gutter oil mooncakes scandal spoils Mid-Autumn Festival
09/08/2014 VATICAN
Pope: God "walks with the righteous and sinners”. He walks, with patience, "to arrive at man’s final encounter with Him"
09/08/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing self-harming on the issue of Hong Kong democracy by Bao Tong
09/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Words can kill, it’s not Christian to insult or gossip!
09/05/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church asks us all, "for some changes”. She asks us to put aside perishable structures: we don’t need them
09/04/2014 IRAQ
For Baghdad patriarch, Christians (and other minorities) risk extinction, calls for pluralism and unity against Islamism by Louis Raphael I Sako *

09/04/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Decadent churches are the result of Christians who never encountered Jesus or who have forgotten that encounter
09/03/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Church is a mother who defends her children from the temptations of Satan and is "proud" of those who are persecuted
09/03/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
For PIME missionary, "Occupy will not stop, a social revolution is urgent in China and Hong Kong"
09/02/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG - VATICAN
Shanghai bishop prays for new Hong Kong prelates, as well as peace for them and China by Victoria Ma
09/02/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian identity is not "academic degrees", but being moved by the Holy Spirit
09/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
For Occupy Central, a new era of civil disobedience begins in favour of democracy in Hong Kong
09/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Carry a "little Gospel" and when you can read a passage, to "find Jesus"
09/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Beijing excludes democracy: Senior Chinese official heckled
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.
VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
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09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better
by Christopher Sharma
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
09/09/2014 IRAQ - UNITED NATIONS
UN: the Islamic state uses child suicide bombers, 30 million deprived of the right to education
09/09/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Uri Avnery: The danger of the Islamic State and of Israeli Messianic Zionism
by Uri Avnery
09/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus "is not a professor", he is in the midst of the people, he "chose sinners" and always prays for us
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
09/09/2014 AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Afghanistan, kidnapped Indian Jesuit "is alive and safe"
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/11/2014 PHILIPPINES
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis’ visit will make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people
by Card. Luis Antonio Tagle

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