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10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
Receiving the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement for the centenary of its foundation, Francis speaks off the cuff and addresses issues raised at the Synod: "There is a great crisis of the family, we need person to person pastoral care and a patient accompaniment". On Mary, Mother of the Church: "We would all be orphans without her". The Church that is not outward bound "only grooms the sheep already in its flock". Renewal "is not just about the Curia and the Vatican, the newspapers are wrong. I am looking for a renewal of heart”.
  Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Today more than ever, "the family is under attack. Church historians will come to speak about this, but I think the family is becoming bastardized: as if it were simply one more means of association between people. The family is not this, it is not this" said Pope Francis receiving about 7 thousand members of the...

10/24/2014 IRAQ - UNITED NATIONS
UN seeks US$ 2.2 billion dollars for displaced people in Iraq and Syria
Some five million people need urged aid, UN says, including 1.8 million internally displaced people and 1.7 million in conflict areas. As winter approaches, the situation will get worse. An earlier fund-raiser failed to meet its target.
10/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Every Christian, throughout history, is tasked with building unity in the Church"
Unity is built on the "cornerstone" that is Jesus and is made possible through the Holy Spirit. "When you constructing a building you need an architect’s ground plan. What is the ground plan for the unity of the Church?". "The hope to which we have been called: the hope of journeying towards the Lord, the hope of living in a living Church, made of living stones, with the power of the Holy Spirit".
10/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope for the abolition of the death penalty, against life in prison, a "concealed death penalty"
In a speech before a delegation of the International Association of Penal Law, Francis expressed his opposition to pre-trial detention "when it abusively anticipates imprisonment before conviction". Slavery is not just "treason against humanity;" is a crime that cannot be committed "without the complicity, by commission or omission, of states." For the pontiff, "Corruption is an evil greater than sin."
10/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot be Christian, or move forward, without the power of the Holy Spirit.
"It does us good to praise God, to enter this world of amplitude, of grandeur, generosity and love. It does us good, because then we can move forward in the great commandment - the only commandment, which is the basis of all others - love; love God and love your neighbor"

10/23/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Video mocks ISIS, "We are beaded, dirty and filthy. We are brainless"
Clip shows bearded men, dancing, with guns as musical instruments. "We are ISIS, we milk the goat even if it's male". The parody however carries a tough political attack: "We are Isis" and "Our pockets are full of Qatari money".
10/22/2014 ITALY - IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch calls on Muslims to show more courage in a "common front" against terrorists
by Dario Salvi
Christians and Muslims must join together to defeat the Islamic State. So far, "fear has prevailed." For Mar Sako, a strong "public rejection" is needed. For Advent and Christmas, he calls for visits to the families of refugees, bringing sweets for the festivity to show closeness and solidarity. He calls for a "long term strategy" to fight bigotry.
10/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "divisions", "envy" and "misunderstandings" divide the Church, the "Body of Christ"
"Wars do not begin on the battlefield: war, wars begin in the heart". "The Church is the Body of Christ! This may seem strange, but it is so, it is not simply a saying, but we really are". The memory of John Paul II, celebrated today, for the first time, as a saint.
10/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The Christian is a man or a woman who knows how to wait for Jesus and this is a man or woman of hope"
"Without Christ we have no identity." From "street people" he makes us "fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God". "Instead, the pagan - and we Christians often behave like pagans - forget Jesus, thinks of himself, of his things, not waiting for Jesus. The selfish pagan acts as if he were a god: 'I can manage on my own'. And this ends badly, it ends without a name, without closeness, without citizenship".
10/21/2014 IRAN - IRAQ
United Nations admits Tehran "meeting its commitment" on nuclear programme
A report by the UN atomic energy agency confirms that the Iranian government is meeting its commitments under a 2013 interim agreement. The document could be a prelude to an historic deal ahead of the deadline of 24 November. Iraqi Prime Minister is in Tehran on an official visit to find ways to fight the Islamic State. The Vatican calls for greater involvement of Iran on the international stage.
10/21/2014 ASIA
Stock market 'volatility', a worrying sign about the health of the global economy
by Maurizio d'Orlando
Thanks to central banks action, another "Black Monday" crash was averted. However, in doing so, markets have become drug addicts. Now, if central banks stop pumping liquidity in increasingly massive quantities, another crash is likely.
10/20/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Ankara to allow Iraqi Kurds to cross to fight Islamic state
The Turkish government backtracks on blocking Kurds. The latter will now be able to fight with Syrian Kurds in Kobane. The United States carries out airdrops of military and medical supplies to fighters resisting Islamic fundamentalists.
10/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot resign ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians
Many of our brothers and sisters are being persecuted and have had to leave their homes in a brutal way" and "in the general indifference of so many". Cardinal Pietro Parolin: international community must respond to the terrorism of the Islamic State with a negotiated solution to all the problems in the Middle East, starting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
10/20/2014 MIDDLE EAST
The Arab League, "defend all countries against the advance of ISIS"
The Secretary General of the Organization announces that the Arab countries are joining efforts to stop the flow of ISIS supporters crossing the region to join the group and called for a wide-ranging campaign against them.
10/19/2014 VATICAN
"God is not afraid of new things," like Paul VI who surveyed "the signs of the times", says pope at Synod
"We have sown and we continued to sow, patiently and perseveringly, in the certainty that it is the Lord who gives growth to what we have sown," the pope said on the day the great helmsman of the Council, Pope Paul VI, was beatified. Warmly welcomed by the crowd, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was created cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977, was present at the ceremony.

Altri articoli
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Synod is "walking together" with the "consolation" and "temptations" of a "Church that has its doors wide open to receive the needy, the repentant and not only the righteous"
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document
10/17/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: pope to write a letter of hope for Iraqi Christians
10/17/2014 VATICAN - AUSTRALIA
Australian couple at the Synod: the family as a domestic church and model for evangelisation
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: fighting hunger, "starting from each person and community and not from market trends"
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Holy Spirit, "seal" of Christian identity, through which God pledges us Heaven in eternity
10/16/2014 VATICAN
Synod Working Groups, "starting afresh from the family", accompanying and not judging, but without confusion
10/16/2014 Middle East
Blind Arab-American policy of bombing boosting Islamic state by Olivier Hanne e Thomas Flichy*
10/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Prayers of praise" are "joy" and come from remembering all that the Lord has done for us
10/16/2014 ITALY
With Pope Francis, the mission ad gentes renews the Church by Piero Gheddo
10/15/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Different opinions in Working Groups, but also agreement on need for pastoral care for families
10/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian hope "is not optimism," but "fervent expectation" of Christ’s return
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Beauty of marriage and Christ’s warning against worldly mentality must be remembered
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IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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.
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10/21/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Pakistan: Forced to marry and convert to Islam by force, a young Christian girl’s struggle for justice
by Shafique Khokhar
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Synod is "walking together" with the "consolation" and "temptations" of a "Church that has its doors wide open to receive the needy, the repentant and not only the righteous"
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the dignity and political consciousness of Hong Kong
by Mary Yuen Mee-yin*
10/19/2014 VATICAN
"God is not afraid of new things," like Paul VI who surveyed "the signs of the times", says pope at Synod
10/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot resign ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians
10/18/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, Muslim women defy tradition and pray in public
by Christopher Sharma
10/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "divisions", "envy" and "misunderstandings" divide the Church, the "Body of Christ"
10/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police assault Occupy Central in Mong Kok. Students rebuild barricades
by Paul Wang
10/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope for the abolition of the death penalty, against life in prison, a "concealed death penalty"

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