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09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
Archbishop Nona tells AsiaNews, an entire "generation is in danger of not being educated". The schools turned into shelters, cannot accommodate lessons. The Church is racing against the clock to find housing, but only a fraction of the institutions will be able to resume activities. In the city and Nineveh plain population is increasingly hostile to the Islamist militias, 98% want "their expulsion."
Ankawa (AsiaNews) - For the first time in history, Iraqi Christians who always had a "high standard of education" in the region, are being deprived of the right to study and cannot attend schools. This...

09/19/2014 INDIA - MIDDLE EAST
Archbishop of Bangalore: India must aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East
by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Bernard Moras has handed over a memorandum to the Governor of Karnataka, to be presented to the President of the country. "Our people need to be aware of the harsh reality of the suffering of their brothers and sisters in the Middle East."
09/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: those who acknowledge their sins "open their hearts in the confession of sins, to encounter with Jesus"
"Jesus says this word - 'You are saved, you have been saved- only to those who open their hearts and acknowledge that they are sinners. Salvation only comes hearts that are open to the truth of our sins".
09/17/2014 UNITED NATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
For Baghdad patriarch, an intervention by Arab States is essential in the Iraqi crisis
by Louis Raphael I Sako *

At the UN, the patriarchs and bishops of the Churches of the Middle East denounce the sufferings of Christians, victims of the violence of the Islamic State, a tragic situation that calls for action by the international community. Islamists must be defeated and peaceful coexistence restored. AsiaNews presents Mar Sako's address.
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
"If the apostles had stayed there in the Upper Room, without leaving to preach the Gospel, the Church would only be the Church of the people of that city, in that Upper Room." "Let us give thanks to the Lord because our Church has many missionaries, has had many missionary and still needs more ".

09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
US air raids fundamental. The Islamist militants mined many houses before fleeing. Syriac Christians return to the city of Alqosh, liberated days ago, and celebrate the feast of the patron saint.
09/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Its’ not enough to preach well, if you lack the closeness and compassion of the Lord when He "visits" His people
"Closeness. This is how God works. "You can preach the Word of God brilliantly: there have been many excellent preachers throughout history. But if these preachers have failed to sow hope, that sermon is useless. It is mere vanity". "May our Christian witness be a witness that brings the closeness of God to His people, that closeness that sows hope."
09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad: "UN mandate", not "innocent victims", needed in Iraqi crisis
Mar Sako says the Paris agreement is "positive”, but warns that any action should be under the auspices of the United Nations. The head of the Chaldean Church emphasizes that "bombs are not a solution" and hopes in collaboration of Arab nations who "know" the region. He calls for support for the new Iraqi government, even if "a true reconciliation will take time".
09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Iranian absence at Paris Conference "regrettable"
France begins reconnaissance flights in Iraq; US air raids spread to the south-west of Baghdad. Silence on raids in Syria to counter militants of the Islamic State. Russia will contribute with a deep analysis of the situation.
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
Msgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
09/15/2014 INDIA
Thousands of Christians march in Bangalore against violence in Iraq, Syria and Africa
by Santosh Digal
A "Sunday of solidarity" was held for persecuted Christians around the world. For archbishop of Bangalore, silence means "to be complicit in these acts of violence against humanity."
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."
09/15/2014 MIDDLE EAST-UN
Haines beheading "heinous and cowardly". Paris summit to counter Islamic State
Islamist militias promise a new execution of a Briton, accusing Cameron of having allied with the United States to fight the Islamic State. Hollande calls Paris meeting with Iraqi president to plot a strategy for counteroffensive. Syria and Iran excluded, but Russia present.
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

Altri articoli
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world by Gregorio III Laham*
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/12/2014 TURKEY - UNITED STATES - IRAQ
Kerry seeks Turkish support against Islamic state
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family by Bernardo Cervellera
09/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: love your enemies and do not judge, it is difficult, but it is the path Jesus taught
09/11/2014 US-IRAQ-ISLAM
Obama calls Saudi King before his speech against the Islamic state
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
09/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Church teaches that mercy is to share with those in need
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
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 IRAQ - UNITED NATIONS
UN: the Islamic state uses child suicide bombers, 30 million deprived of the right to education
09/09/2014 IRAQ
New Iraqi government approved but key ministries still vacant
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"
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IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
by Gregorio III Laham*
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost

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