03/07/2014INDIA For Verbite missionary, dialogue with Islam begins with students by Santosh Digal In an interview with AsiaNews, Fr Anbu Augustine, procurator of Sadbhavana, a house dedicated to religious traditions, describes his mission, which is the dialogue between Islam and Christianity as well as ecumenism. New Delhi (AsiaNews) - Fr Anbu
Augustine, a missionary with the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), developed
and cultivated his interest in interreligious dialogue through school meetings as
well as "shared" public holidays and debates.
03/06/2014VATICAN Pope: Time of mercy, closeness to wounded for entire Church Encountering priests of the diocese of Rome, Francis says that “we must think of the Church today like a ‘field hospital'". "I always carry a small cloth pouch" containing a cross, in memory of a "great confessor", and when I have bad thoughts about someone my hand reaches for it". Confessors must be neither too "lax" nor too "rigorous".
03/06/2014INDIA Jharkhand, a Lenten "journey" among Mundari tribal by Nirmala Carvalho Lino Fernandes SFX, of the parish of Blessed Mother Teresa Siadih, will visit 45 families divided into 25 villages. In each he will officiate the sacrament of Reconciliation, will make the Way of the Cross and will teach catechism. "Evangelizing - he explains - means being involved in the development of every human being.
03/05/2014INDIA India, dates set for general elections. 814 million voters estimated It will be the world’s largest vote in terms of registered voters. The elections will go ahead in nine stages, from April 7 to May 12 . By May 31 there will be the new Parliament and a new Prime Minister will be appointed. The main challenge is between Sonia Gandhi’s Congress and the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) .
03/04/2014VATICAN Pope: Remember that among Christians "there are more martyrs today than in the early days of the Church" "The world does not tolerate the divinity of Christ. It doesn’t tolerate the announcement of the Gospel. It does not tolerate the Beatitudes". "They are condemned because they have a Bible. They can not make the sign of the Cross", "they can not go to Mass, because it is forbidden". How often "does a priest come in secret, among them, they pretend they are having a meal, taking tea and there they celebrate Mass", "so they will not see them".
03/04/2014INDIA Kandhamal Christians "live in fear because of Hindu fundamentalists " by Nirmala Carvalho Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC ) sounds alarm as group of extremists damage a prayer hall under construction and threaten eight Christian families. Police arrest two people, but dismiss case as "family dispute".
03/01/2014INDIA Indian Jesuit: Re-reading the Bible to better understand Evangelii Gaudium by Errol Fernandes sj Fr. Errol Fernandes SJ is Principal of St. Xavier 's College, Mumbai and an expert in new media. The priest recalls that all Christians must "reveal Christ to those who have not had the privilege to encounter him". This includes the Indian faithful, who are a minority in their own country.