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07/29/2015 ISRAEL-USA
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be released by the US in November
by Joshua Lapide
The 60-year-old analyst from Texas, son from Jewish parents, transferred volumes of sensitive information to Israel. Accused of espionage, in 1985 sought refuge in the Israeli Emabssy, but was rejected. In '96, Tel Aviv granted him the Israeli citizenship and admitted that he was a spy on their payroll. He will remain in the US for five years on probation. No link with the Iran-US nuclear accord.
Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - Jonathan Pollard, a US Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on November 21 after 30 years in prison. He had been sentenced to life prison but will be released on parole and will...

07/27/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
After yesterday's clashes in Jerusalem, Palestinian dies today trying to escape arrest
The young man, 18, was wounded in the leg, and fell as he tried to leap from one roof to another. Yesterday's clashes were caused by an attempt by ultra-Orthodox Jews to commemorate Tisha B'av, a day of remembrance for the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, on the Esplanade of the Mosques, where, according to Jewish tradition the temples once stood.
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Jesuit priest, the two Orthodox bishops and all those who have been kidnapped, calling on all present to join him in the recitation of a Hail Mary. Joined by the presence of two young people, he opens registration for WYD in Krakow and registers himself as teh first pilgrim online with a tablet. Commenting on today's Gospel: "Who among us does not have his" five loaves and two fish "? If we are willing to put them in the hands of the Lord, they will be a bit more love in the world to go around".
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
This is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”
In his message to the Catholic Church in England and Wales for this year’s Day for Life, centred on the theme of ‘Cherishing Life and Accepting Death,’ Pope Francis said that “There is nothing progressive about solving problems by eliminating a human life." For him, “considering having a baby as a right is not a scientific achievement when the child should instead be welcomed as a gift; nor is it right to use humans as laboratory rats in order to save ostensibly others.”

07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
This is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
07/21/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, caring for the environment is caring for humanity and its future
Francis met this afternoon with some 70 mayors from some of the world’s major cities, who are in Rome for a conference on new forms of slavery and climate change, organised by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences.
07/21/2015 UNITED NATIONS - IRAN
UN Security Council “unanimously” endorses Iran nuclear deal
No further action is required for 90 days, to give the US Congress time to consider whether to give its approval. Iran's envoy promised it would be "resolute in fulfilling its obligations”. Iran's foreign minister meanwhile criticised the US for not withdrawing the threat of military action. Applying force is “an unwise and dangerous temptation”.
07/17/2015 VATICAN
Vatican calls for an end to violence, corruption and pollution in mining
Organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the conference ‘United with God - listen to the cry’ brought together representatives of communities affected by mining activities from Africa, Asia and America. “Investors, business people, as well as political and government leaders in countries with mines and the headquarters of multinational mining companies are responsible” for this.
07/16/2015 VATICAN
Vatican budget still in the red with a € 25.6 million deficit for 2014
The Governorate of the Vatican City State, which is responsible for museums, the Vatican post office, commercial enterprises, etc., had instead a good year with a surplus of € 63.5 million. Net assets rose by € 939 million as a result of adjustments to count all the assets and liabilities for the 2014 fiscal year.
07/16/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza: Another Israeli air raid by in response to rocket fire from the Strip
Israeli aircraft struck several targets of the Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The attack took place in the early hours of today, after the launch of rockets overnight. The missile landed in an uninhabited area near Ashkelon. No deaths or injuries.
07/14/2015 annou – UNITED NATIONS
Agreement on Iran’s nuclear deal will see inspections in exchange for an end to sanctions
UN inspectors will be allowed to question scientists and inspect military sites. “This deal is not built on trust - it is built on verification,” said Obama. For his Iranian counterpart, Rouhani, it is a “victory of diplomacy and mutual respect over outdated paradigm of exclusion and coercion. And this will be good beginning.”
07/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "everything I have said is in the Church’s social doctrine"
On the plane taking him home from Asunción to Rome, Pope Francis answered reporters’ questions about Greece, religious freedom, the crisis of the family, support for grassroots movements (not anarchy), neo-colonialism and Vatican “mediation” between Cuba and the United States.
07/13/2015 VATICAN - PARAGUAY
Pope in Paraguay: young people, go against the tide, "stir things up but in an organized fashion”
Pray for "a free heart that is not enslaved to the world’s deceits, its comforts, a beautiful life, of vices, of a false freedom of doing what you want when you want. We have to ask for a free heart. "
07/12/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope: Evangelizing means welcoming, the Christian passes from selfishness to love
Francis celebrates Mass in the large Nu Guazu plain, within a military air base. During his homily, the Pope stresses that Christ " the Christian journey is about changing hearts. It is about learning to live differently, under a different law, with different rules". Welcome is key to witness and conversion.

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07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: Mary and the women of this country, inexhaustible source of hope
07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: No more wars between brothers!
07/10/2015 VATICAN – BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia tells inmates that Jesus keeps us from despair and encourages us to keep going
07/10/2015 VATICAN - BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: we need and want a change in an economy that kills
07/09/2015 VATICAN – BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: “all “those who are ‘unproductive’ [. . .] don’t need to go away,” and not “everything has a price,” or “can be bought”
07/09/2015 VATICAN - BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: promoting the common good, respecting rights, religions and family
07/08/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: priests should be “without walking stick or bag," ceaselessly proclaiming the Kingdom
07/08/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
For Palestinian leader, the Cremisan Valley wall is a new obstacle on the path of peace
07/08/2015 VATICAN - ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: society, like a family where "everyone contributes to a shared project", and no one is “discarded”
07/07/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off”
07/06/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: Synod; for what we offend or frighten us so that God “can turn into a miracle"
07/05/2015 ECUADOR – VATICAN
In Ecuador, pope says that the Gospel holds the key to solving current challenges, excluding no one
07/03/2015 VATICAN
“It is preferable that every service, even in the Church, come to an end,” says pope
07/03/2015 ASIA
2015, young people celebrate anniversaries of Taize and Brother Roger by Frère Ghislain*
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ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
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07/23/2015 RUSSIA
Cossacks attack, throw stones at Jehovah's Witnesses
by Nina Achmatova
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
07/24/2015 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – ISLAM
A new anti-discrimination law is a step forward in terms of religious freedom
by Samir Khalil Samir
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/23/2015 ASIA
PIME in China: new men in new facilities
by Piero Gheddo
07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”
07/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Mymensingh: Christian and Muslim students mourn Fr. Bakul, a missionary and "life master"
by Sumon Corraya
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign

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