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01/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope feels "dismay and deep sadness at what is happening in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria"
In a meeting with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, Francis prays "for a negotiated solution" to this "immense tragedy".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Pope Francis spoke again about his "dismay and deep sadness at what is happening in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria," and renewed his prayer "for a negotiated solution". He did so this morning at the meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. After noting that "In...

01/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: To avoid being "lukewarm" Christians must cherish the "memory" of our first encounter with Jesus, have "hope" and "courage"
"It’s painful and heart-breaking to see so many Christians - so many Christians! – half-way along the road, so many Christians who’ve failed along this road towards a meeting with Jesus, going away from this encounter with Jesus. This road where they’ve lost the memory of that first love and no longer have any hope".
01/30/2015 INDIA
West Bengal, two radical Hindu leaders reported over "reconversion" of Christians and Muslims
Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of the Indian state, demands investigation of Praveen Togadia, president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and its secretary general. The militants have forced dozens of tribal families (12 Christian and Muslim 7) to convert to Hinduism, with yet another "coming home".
01/29/2015 ASIA
The mission to the nations is in Asia
by Piero Gheddo
Francis' apostolic journeys to Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines indicate that the missionary choice is still of huge relevance. The Church must support and develop this aspect, and bring Christ's "Good News" to those peoples who still consider it as an emanation of Western colonialism. In this, PIME has a task to play.
01/29/2015 INDIA
For Indian bishop, to save girls from selective abortions, minds must be educated
The Supreme Court orders Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to ban pre-natal sex selection ads. Prime Minister launches two new programmes to educate and empower girls. "Indian society is sexist," CBCI Office for Women chairman told AsiaNews. thus, Indian women must be helped "to be aware and empower themselves".

01/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God saves everyone personally, but "as a people", not "just me" and "my group"
"There is a danger of forgetting that He saved us individually, but as part of a people. A people. Always the Lord saves us as part of a people”. We must not "privatize" salvation, "I have to ask myself whether I speak and communicate the faith; whether I speak and communicate hope; whether I speak, do and communicate charity”.
01/28/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion
by Nirmala Carvalho
During his official visit to India, the US president spoke out in defence of freedom of worship, citing Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. Sajan K George welcomed the words of the US leader in a nation "where violence against minorities, especially Christians, is commonplace." Hindu extremist movements support the government, a "stain" on the country's secular credentials.
01/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the absence of a father, an evil that affects the family and society
"At first, it was perceived as a liberation: liberation from the father-master figure, from the father as a representative of the law that is imposed from the outside". "Sometimes it seems fathers no longer know what place they should occupy in the family and how to educate children. So, when in doubt, they abstain, they withdraw and neglect their responsibilities, perhaps taking refuge in an unlikely relationship 'on par' with their children". Even the civil community neglects or badly exercises its responsibility towards young people, leaving them "orphans of safe streets to play in, orphans of teachers to trust, orphans of ideals”.
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Lent, a time of personal and communal renewal to defeat the globalization of indifference
Lenten Message of Francis. In the communion of saints, in this sharing in holy things, no one possesses anything alone, but shares everything with others. " those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference". "Anyone who wishes to be merciful must have a strong and steadfast heart, closed to the tempter but open to God. A heart which lets itself be pierced by the Spirit so as to bring love along the roads that lead to our brothers and sisters".
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "It is not easy" to do God’s will, for this we must pray to recognize it and follow it
Even for Jesus it wasn’t easy when he faced temptations in the wilderness or in the Gardens of Olives. It wasn’t easy either for his disciples, some of whom left him because they did not understand what “doing the Father’s will” meant. And neither is it easy for us, when each day we are faced with a tray of so many different options".
01/26/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Obama and Modi reach nuclear deal without giving details
After years of deadlock, the two powers take an "important step" to implement an earlier 2005 US decision to provide India reactor components. The US leader shortens his visit to fly to Saudi Arabia. China cast its shadow over the meeting.
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Mainly women transmit the faith
It is ' the path chosen by Jesus, "who wanted to have a mother. "All of us have received the gift of faith. We have to safeguard it." Two things oppose our "living faith": "the spirit of fear and shame." . "We ask the Lord for the grace to have a sincere faith, a faith that is non-negotiable depending on the opportunities that come.
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
The controversy over Catholics who have children "like rabbits" has overshadowed the Pope’s message about ideological attacks on the family a "colonization" to be freed of. The UN and development agencies funds used for "reproductive health". Collaboration with other religious traditions, including Jews and Muslims vital to counter this "ideological colonization".
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
"Christian unity will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions. We need to realize that, to plumb the depths of the mystery of God, we need one another, we need to encounter one another and to challenge one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who harmonizes diversities and overcomes conflicts. Who reconciles differences".
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
"Heartfelt appeal" for end to fighting and resumption of dialogue in Ukraine. "In becoming man God tasted our own thirst, not only our material thirst for water, but above all the thirst for a full life, free from the slavery of evil and death”. Filipinos, a "wonderful people"

Altri articoli
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/24/2015 INDIA - USA
Obama in India: nuclear energy, terrorism and climate change (in the shadow of China and Pakistan)
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia by Nirmala Carvalho
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God’s “work” is reconciliation, because "our God forgives" any sin and "always" forgives
01/22/2015 INDIA
Indian Bishops tell government no to "saffronisation", yes to secularism
01/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The most important thing about Jesus is not his healing or teaching but that he has saved us and intercedes for us
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins by Costanzo Donegana*
01/21/2015 INDIA
A national anti-conversion law to "save" India's Hindus by Nirmala Carvalho
01/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Poverty is not caused by many children, but throw-away culture
01/20/2015 INDIA
India's tigers increase by 30 per cent in four years
01/20/2015 ASIA
A billion viewers, illegal betting, and global jihadism at the 2015 Asian Cup
01/19/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
On his flight home, the pope said that the gift of tears, the Filipino people, the people of God, were the real protagonists
01/19/2015 FRANCE - ISLAM
After Charlie Hebdo, France and the West have to implement a "positive secularism" by Fady Noun 

Editor's choices
IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel NonaPersecuted by the Islamic state, refugees have lost everything: belongings, home, jobs, school, and their future. Yet, their faith and mission remain strong. For them, almost 900,000 euros have been raised and sent. Pope Francis sends a message of closeness. The campaign continues according to the Patriarch of Baghdad's proposal of fasting and moderation at Christmas and New Year, with the money saved offered to the Christians of Mosul.
IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch calls for fasting on Christmas Eve for refugees' return to Mosul
by Joseph MahmoudMar Louis Sako calls on the faithful not to celebrate Christmas and New Year in a "worldly" fashion, with pomp and abundance, out of solidarity with the people who fled the Nineveh plains, persecuted by the Islamic Army. AsiaNews is joining the fast proposed by the Patriarch and calls on all readers to give what they would have otherwise spent in support of the campaign 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul'.
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01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
01/23/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Kachin Christian teachers raped and killed by soldiers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/28/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "It is not easy" to do God’s will, for this we must pray to recognize it and follow it

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