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07/24/2014 INDONESIA
Purwokerto: Muslims in parish hall to break Ramadan fast
by Mathias Hariyadi
A priest from Banjarnegara Regency, the "heartland" of Islamic Indonesia, calls on "all people of good will" to eat together after sunset. Gus Khayatul Maki, the local leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, attends the event, speaks in favour of pluralism and religious tolerance. In Java, a priest involves more than 90 young people in a two-day event dedicated to interreligious dialogue.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) - A parish in Banjarnegara Regency, the heartland" of Islamic Indonesia, has called on "all people of good will" to break together the fast in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. "A large...

07/23/2014 INDONESIA
Defeated candidate set to appeal to Indonesia's Constitutional Court
Former general Prabowo Subianto is getting ready to challenge the results within three days. According to members of his staff, the vote was rigged in at least 5,000 polling stations. For analysts and experts, the vote will not be overturned because the gap between the two is too wide.
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: TV announces Widodo is new Indonesian president
Jakarta's popular governor of won 53.15 per cent of the votes. His challenger, retired general Subianto, withdraws from the competition, alleging "fraud", and vows to appeal to the Constitutional Court. Tensions remain high in the capital.
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
Supporters took part in an "initiation ceremony" to declare their support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. For now, police cannot do anything but pledge "not to tolerate any religiously motivated violence."
07/21/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: high tensions a day before the results of the presidential election are announced
by Mathias Hariyadi
Tens of thousands of police and military have been deployed on the streets of the capital. Sino-Indonesians fear uncertainty, remembering the 1998 riots. Outgoing president calls on contenders to respect the verdict the Electoral Commission will announce tomorrow morning. Otherwise, "we will have a huge price to pay."

07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
"May the God of peace inspire in all a genuine desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is never defeated with violence. Violence is defeated with peace." At the Sunday Angelus Francis comments on the parable of the wheat and the weeds. God is "patient" He knows "the same weeds in the end, may become good wheat". But "at the time of the harvest, that is, of judgment, the reapers will execute the order of the master separating the weeds to be burned".
07/18/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issues a message for the Muslims of the world to mark the end of Ramadan. "Despite being aware of our differences, [. . .] We perceive the importance of promoting a fruitful dialogue built upon mutual respect and friendship. Inspired by our shared values and strengthened by our sentiments of genuine fraternity, we are called to work together for justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person."
07/16/2014 INDONESIA
As Indonesian Church calls for unity, tensions and charges divide Widodo and Subianto supporters
by Mathias Hariyadi
In a joint statement, Catholic and Protestant leaders call for calm to avoid social tensions and conflict. They hope that the vote was fair, an expression of the "will of the people." Meanwhile, the first cases of fraud are emerging. Official results are expected on 22 July, but it is likely that the loser will appeal to the Constitutional Court.
07/15/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta, revolt against "pro-caste" bill to block corruption investigations
by Mathias Hariyadi
Taking advantage of the presidential election campaign, parliament approved a law making it virtually impossible to investigate corruption charges against politicians. The norm, yet to be signed by the head of state, represent a "serious obstacle" to justice. An online petition for the cancellation of the law. Appeal to be lodges with Constitutional Court.
07/14/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesian Catholic Scouts gather for 'Unity in Diversity' in Malang
by Mathias Hariyadi
The biennial event attracts members of the clergy and educators. This year's edition brought 3,000 youth from 15 Indonesian dioceses. The meeting highlighted the pluralistic nature of Indonesian society, characterised by a plurality of ethnic groups, languages, religions and cultures.
07/13/2014 VATICAN
As pope makes "heartfelt appeal" for peace in the Holy Land, he notes that prayer is not "in vain"
After the Angelus, Pope Francis called on those present to pray during a minute of silence. He made the same plea to local and international policy makers. Prayer helps us "not allow ourselves be overcome by evil, nor accept that violence and hatred take over from dialogue and reconciliation." The parable of the sower asks, 'How is our heart? To what ground does it look like: a road, rocky ground, or a bush? We must remember that with our words "we too are sowers". Indeed, "Our words can do so much good and so much evil; they can hurt and heal, encourage and depress." And "please, do not forget to pray for me."
07/12/2014 ASIA - UNITED NATIONS
More than half the world's population lives in cities
India will lead the way, as the country's urban population is expected to swell by 404 million people between now and 2050. Tokyo will continue to top the mega-city list followed by Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Osaka, and Cairo. This trend will be challenge for health care, schools, food, and housing.
07/11/2014 ASIA
WHO: Coronavirus alert remains high in Asia but its spread is "unlikely"
Experts downplay alaram, Philippine government warns to citizens to postpone their pilgrimage to Mecca. However, those who must travel to Saudi Arabia invited to pay particular attention to personal hygiene and avoid contact with likely carriers.
07/10/2014 INDONESIA
Purwokerto: diocesan forum, to promote "brotherhood" among future priests
by Mathias Hariyadi

Two days of meetings and discussions dedicated to the 62 students from the major Seminaries. Young men from Java and other parts of the archipelago, including Bali and Borneo take part. Study and formation interspersed with moments of leisure .
07/09/2014 VATICAN
The Pope’s "revolution" of Vatican finances and administration is underway
Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Economic Secretariat, today outlined the changes which affect the IOR, but also APSA, the pension fund and the entire Holy See media system.

Altri articoli
07/09/2014 INDONESIA
Presidential election: Jokowi holds a small lead but Subianto pledges battle by Mathias Hariyadi

07/09/2014 ISLAM
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate by Samir Khalil Samir
07/08/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesia to elect a new president, amid fears of violence and security alerts by Mathias Hariyadi

07/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "no place" in the Church for those who commit sexual abuse
07/07/2014 INDONESIA
Christian leaders: religious freedom at risk if Subianto wins presidential elections by Mathias Hariyadi

07/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus gives rest to the "harassed and helpless", those in the poorest countries, but also those on the margins of wealthy nations
07/05/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope in Molise: overcome the "culture of the provisional" to be truly free
07/05/2014 VATICAN-ITALY
Pope in Molise: Witness to charity, high road of evangelization
07/03/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesian bishops issue pastoral plan for the rehabilitation of drug addicts by Mathias Hariyadi

07/02/2014 ISLAM
Concern about religious extremism is growing even in Muslim countries
07/01/2014 INDONESIA - VATICAN - ISLAM
Jakarta, Secretary of Inter-religious Dialogue: Fear the worst enemy of Muslim-Christian dialogue by Royani Lim
06/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: today there are more martyrs in the Church than in the early centuries, persecuted or "driven away with white gloves"
06/30/2014 INDONESIA
Yogyakarta, to cries of "Allah is great" unknown assailants attack Sacred Heart parish by Mathias Hariyadi

06/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: follow Jesus "day after day, in your work, your conversations and among your friends"
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VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East "May the God of peace inspire in all a genuine desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is never defeated with violence. Violence is defeated with peace." At the Sunday Angelus Francis comments on the parable of the wheat and the weeds. God is "patient" He knows "the same weeds in the end, may become good wheat". But "at the time of the harvest, that is, of judgment, the reapers will execute the order of the master separating the weeds to be burned".
ISLAM
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
by Samir Khalil SamirAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s rhetoric is bankrupt. No Muslim wants to live in a caliphate. Moreover, no-one accepts him as "caliph". But he is correct in pointing out that the Islamic world is in decline, and Muslims themselves are responsible for this. Israel and "conspiracy” theories. The rebirth of Islam through open dialogue in society, based on universal and shared values. Otherwise the demise of Islam is likely.
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07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
07/18/2014 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Pyongyang furious over viral Chinese video of Kim Jong-un dancing, singing and kung fu fighting
07/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops
07/21/2014 SOUTH KOREA
K-Pop idol, Rain, converts to Catholicism: For the faith, not for love
07/18/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: as the time for dialogue is no more, Christians flee Mosul
07/18/2014 INDIA
Bangalore, 17 year old novice gang raped
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad’s Muslims show solidarity with Christians
by Thomas Tammo
07/19/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Church of the Nazarene attacked: Pastor and faithful beaten
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/18/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"

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