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11/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope tells Bartholomew I that the necessary conditions for the restoration of unity between Catholics and Orthodox exist
Francis issues a message for the feast day of Saint Andrew, patron of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Although not all the differences have been overcome, "there is no longer any impediment to Eucharistic communion" between Catholics and Orthodox, “which cannot be overcome through prayer, the purification of hearts, dialogue and the affirmation of truth."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis sent Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I a message as part of the traditional meeting of delegations for the feast day of their respective patron saints, Saints Peter and Paul on 29 June in Rome and Saint Andrew on 30 November in Istanbul. For the pontiff, “there is no longer any impediment to Eucharistic communion,” and progress “towards the full communion” can...

11/30/2015 INDIA
Parliament set to focus on growing intolerance in winter session
Opposition leaders have planned discussions on the growing intolerance in both houses. Bollywood stars are concerned about the climate of violence. Interior Minister unleashes political reactions for saying that Ambedkar did not consider it "necessary" to include the term "secularism" and "socialism" in the Constitution.
11/30/2015 VATICAN - CAR
Pope to Bangui, sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims "disfigures the face of God"
Francis visits Kaudoukou mosque and says " no to hatred, no to revenge and no to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself. God is peace, God salam". At Mass he calls on faithful to carry on work of missionaries, looking at '' other side '. "Every baptized person must continually break with the old man, sinful man, always ready to awaken to the call of the devil."
11/29/2015 VATICAN - CAR
Pope opens Holy Door in Bangui calls on Christians to be artisans of peace based on justice
"To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death! Arm yourselves instead with righteousness, with love and mercy, the authentic guarantors of peace ." "The happiness promised by God is announced in terms of justice" and "the salvation of God also tastes of love."
11/29/2015 VATICAN -CAR
Pope to Bangui, "I come as a pilgrim of peace, and an apostle of hope"
Francis is in Bangui where, this afternoon, he will open the Holy Door of the cathedral. "Unity, dignity, work. Three words full of meaning. " "I would like particularly to draw the attention of everyone, citizens and national leaders, international partners and multinational societies, to their grave responsibility in making use of environmental resources". In a country torn apart by violence, the first visit dedicated to a refugee camp: "We must work and pray and do everything for peace, but peace without love, friendship, tolerance and forgiveness is not possible."

11/28/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope calls on Ugandan youth to transform hatred into love, war into peace
Francis in festive encounter with youth. Faced with a negative experience, "there is always the possibility of opening a horizon, opening it with the power of Jesus." At a charity centre: - "As Christians, we can not just stand idly by" while there are those who are "victims of today's culture of ''the disposable '."Priests are called to be faithful to the tradition of the "witness" of the martyrs of Uganda.
11/28/2015 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh:Coca-cola needs to pack up and go
According to 18 village councils in Mehdiganj plant is cause of water scarcity. The company draws from local sources water needed for production. Environmentalist: "Coca-Cola is not welcome. It portrays itself internationally as a responsible water user, while in India it consumes a vital resource". In a 2012 study the company denies the allegations.
11/28/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope in Uganda: "worldly pleasures and earthly power do not bring lasting joy and peace"
Fidelity to God "does not diminish our concern for this world, as if we looked only to the future life. On the contrary, it provides a purpose to life in this world and helps us reach out to those in need, to cooperate with others for the common good and to build a more just society, "to protect" life, a gift of God, and protect the wonders nature, creation, our common home ".
11/27/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope in Uganda: "The Martyrs, both Catholic and Anglican, are true national heroes"
Bearing witness to the faith was at the heart of Franc’s first two meetings in Uganda. The pontiff stressed the exemplary hospitality that Uganda has for the refugees at a time which we are witnessing the globalisation of a “throwaway culture". He told catechists to “Go forth without fear to every town and village in this country, to spread the good seed of God’s word".
11/27/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope Kenya: extremism stems from lack of education and employment
On the last day of his visit to Kenya, Francis goes to a slum and meets young people before leaving for Uganda. Corruption is "in all institutions, including the Vatican." The marginalized "have a special place in my life and in my choices." They are "a result of new forms of colonialism.
11/27/2015 INDIA – KENYA
From Kenya to India: Catholic schools committed to educating the young
by Nirmala Carvalho
Kevin de Souza, a teacher and director of the Opus Dei Centre in Mumbai, talks about the Strathmore School. Founded in 1958 at the initiative of Saint Josemaria Escriva, it was Kenya’s first interracial school. Later the order also set up the Kimlea Technical Training Centre for young rural women and girls and the Eastlands College of Technology. Half of the Kenyan population is under 25 years with unemployment at 80 per cent.
11/26/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: climate conference would be “catastrophic” if no global “transformational” agreement is reached
In his address to United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Francis called for an “agreement based on the principles of solidarity, justice, equality and participation” to reduce the impact of climate change, fight poverty and respect human dignity. He tells priests and men and women religious to follow Jesus, and serve others, but not out of ambition or interest.
11/26/2015 INDIA
Bihar to go dry next year
Alcohol ban is Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s first decision since his re-election in early November. Alcohol abuse is rampant among the poor. Last year, the state earned US$ 600 in tax revenues from alcohol.
11/26/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: never violence in God's name, call to mission and to create a just society
On his second day in Africa, Francis meets religious leaders and celebrates Mass. "The health of any society depends on the health of families." "Support for families in their mission within society, to welcome children as a blessing to our world and to defend the dignity of every man and every woman, because we are all brothers and sisters in the human family." "Interfaith understanding, friendship and cooperation in defending the dignity conferred by God on individuals and peoples".
11/25/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: fear, mistrust and despair feed violence and terrorism
Speaking to the country’s political, economic and cultural leaders, Francis spoke of building democracy and protecting creation. “We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations,” and “invest in them” as well as “show genuine concern for the needs of the poor”.

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11/25/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: arrival in Nairobi on the first leg of his trip to Africa
11/25/2015 INDIA
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines by Nirmala Carvalho
11/25/2015 NEPAL
54 foreign couples leave Nepal with surrogate children by Christopher Sharma
11/24/2015 ASIA-UN
UN report: the United States, China and India, the countries most affected by climate disasters
11/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the Church is "faithful" when places its treasure in Jesus and not "securities” of this world
11/23/2015 VATICAN – AFRICA
In messages to Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa, pope says he is coming as a “messenger of peace"
11/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The logic of the Gospel is expressed in humility and selflessness
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: priests, chosen "among men", to serve them with a"loving gaze"
11/20/2015 INDIA
Card Gracias: The Eucharistic Congress will not close, for the encounter with Jesus does not die! by card. Oswald Gracias
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Temptation of money and power, of "Holy bribe" ever present in Church
11/19/2015 VATICAN
No changes to Pope’s visit to Central Africa and he will use an open top car
11/19/2015 INDIA
A week of rains kills dozens in Chennai, paralyses city
11/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Jesus weeps" over "todays’ world at war"
11/19/2015 INDIA
“I have been healed by the Eucharist,” says 81-year-old priest miracle at Eucharistic congress in Mumbai by Nirmala Carvalho
Editor's choices
AsiaNews marks 12 years: Persecution and hope
by Bernardo CervelleraDespite a worldwide increase of ignorance, indifference and superficiality, many signs of love and hope resist even in the most gloomy situations: the Iraqi mother who gives birth to her child in a refugee camp and smiles even though she has nothing; the Indonesian Muslim mother who blesses her son who became a Christian and a priest; the Chinese Christian families that welcome children thrown away because of the one-child law.
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Top 10
11/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Karachi, masked men set Christian television station on fire
by Jibran Khan
11/24/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta wants to reform the law on places of worship, fewer restrictions on building permits
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/25/2015 INDIA
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Sialkot, Muslim kidnaps 13 year old Christian girl and forces her to convert to Islam
by Jibran Khan
11/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi inter-faith forum leader attacked
11/30/2015 INDONESIA
Muslim businessman proposes Bali as "sharia" tourism destination
by Mathias Hariyadi
With Gaza like a huge prison, Caritas Jerusalem is raising funds for Christmas gifts for Christians
11/27/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh plans mass execution of 55 people in one day
11/26/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: climate conference would be “catastrophic” if no global “transformational” agreement is reached
11/26/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: never violence in God's name, call to mission and to create a just society


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