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05/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on "Jesus' gaze upon us", "he chooses us, forgives us and he sends us on mission."
"Lord, fix your gaze on me and tell me what I must do; how should I lament my mistakes, my sins; what is the courage with which I must continue on the path You have first travelled".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Reflect on the "gaze of Jesus upon us", "He always looks at us with love. He asks something of us, forgives us and send us on a mission".  This was Pope Francis  invitation at Mass this...

05/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must seek unity, struggling against "the spirit of the world", which creates division
On the eve of the Passion, Jesus prayed "for the unity of his people, for the Church." But Jesus "knows that the spirit of the world" is "a spirit of division, of war, of envy, jealousy, even in families, even in religious families, even in the diocese, even in the Church as a whole: it is the great temptation".
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians
"Religious freedom is a human right". In Italy the Pentecost Vigil will be recall our "many brothers and sisters exiled or killed simply because they are Christians." On May 24 the prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan. Chinese Catholics are "credible witnesses" of merciful love and live "spiritually united to the rock of Peter on which the Church is built." The family’s "natural vocation to educate", must not be replaced by "experts" and “intellectual critics".
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
The "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
05/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on final farewells, of those forced to leave their land for good, on the one that awaits us all
In life there are “goodbyes” and “final farewells”, such as for those people who are forced to leave their homes - the Rohingya of Myanmar, Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq - and the final farewell that awaits us all. That is the moment when we entrust our soul, our story our loved ones to God.

05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
They must disavow and defeat a mind-set of corruption, defend the people of God "from ideological colonisations that take away their human identity and dignity,” reinforce without clericalism “the essential role of lay people who want to assume the responsibilities that fall to them”, translate pastoral choices and documents “into concrete and understandable proposals”, and promote collegiality and communion.
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
This was Pope Francis’ prayer request this morning to a group of Carmelite nuns and Sisters of the Rosary, who had arrived in Rome from Bethlehem and the Middle East for the canonization of the first two Palestinian saints of the modern era.
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
05/16/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
"Great satisfaction" for agreement reached between the Vatican and Palestine and "hope" that negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis can resume marked the audience this morning between Francis and the President of the "State of Palestine".
05/15/2015 CARITAS - JAPAN
Caritas Japan, tsunami disaster ignites a spark of hope for nation
The national executive director of the Catholic charity, Fr. Takeshi Seto, tells AsiaNews: "The pain caused by natural upheavals of 2011 gave Japanese society a way to learn more about the Catholic Church through the work of Caritas. It also revived solidarity and respect for nature in our fellow citizens. "
05/15/2015 ISLAM – MIDDLE EAST
For Al-Baghdadi, Islam is a religion of war, a shrewd message according to Father Samir
by Samir Khalil Samir
The 'caliph' urges all Muslims to carry out their ‘hijrah’, emigration, to move from an Islam of peace to one of war, imitating Muhammad and his Hegira (in 622). The message rekindles something deeply embedded in the Islamic world and among traditionalists and Salafists. Islam is both peace and war and it is time for Muslims to reform their view of history. Islamic holy war and the Crusades are not comparable.
05/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a fearful or joyless community is "sick", "not Christian"
"There are fearful communities, who always choose the safest option: 'No, no, do not do this, no, no, this cannot be, that cannot be ...'. It seems they have written 'forbidden' ' on the front door. ". "No one will take away your joy" says Jesus. "In the saddest moments, in moments of pain" joy "becomes peace."
05/14/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Vatican and Palestinian agreement helping hand to Christians in the Middle East
by Bernard Sabella
"For us Palestinians it is a time of joy, which we hope will reflect and have implications on the political and religious center of the whole Middle East region." "The message this relays, two days before the canonization of the Palestinian sisters, is that Christians are an integral part of society."
05/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Please", "thank you" and "sorry", the words for "a good family life"
"The deeper and more intimate a love, the greater the need for respect for freedom and the ability to wait for the other to open the door of his or her heart". "The Lord also asks for permission to enter! Do not forget". "We must be uncompromising in teaching gratitude and recognition." "A Christian who does not know how to thank others is one who has forgotten the language of God." "" If we cannot apologize, it means that we are unable to forgive. "
05/12/2015 VATICAN
For pope, God will ask the powerful of the Earth “if they really provide[d] food for Him in every person”
During the Mass he celebrated to mark the opening of the 20th General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis, Francis pleaded again not to forget the "intolerable injustices" suffered by "our Christian brothers and sisters who have been violently deprived of the food for the body and for the soul: they have been driven from their homes and their churches, at times destroyed.” He also warned that “those who experience the Caritas mission are not just service providers, but true witnesses of Christ”.

Altri articoli
05/12/2015 JAPAN
Japan’s ruling parties back new “war” law
05/11/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians are still killed today in the name of God
05/10/2015 VATICAN
For pope, written in our hearts with the fire of the Spirit, Jesus’ love generates wonders every day
05/08/2015 IRAQ
‘Adopt a Christian from Mosul’ campaign continues (see video) by Bernardo Cervellera
05/08/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Yes to debate in search of unity, no to “alliances” in the Church
05/07/2015 CHINA - RUSSIA - CENTRAL ASIA
Beijing-Moscow alliance returns, to "rebalance" agreement between US and Japan
05/07/2015 JAPAN
Bishop of Niigata: Population decline major challenge for Japanese Church and society by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi*
05/07/2015 VATICAN
Pope: true love is "real", not "a soap opera" or "fantasy", “is communicated and not isolated”
05/07/2015 PHILIPPINES – JAPAN – CHINA
Japan, Philippines hold joint anti-piracy drills off Manila (with China in mind)
05/06/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christian marriage, "image" of "indissoluble" love of Christ for his Church
05/05/2015 VATICAN
Jubilee: living mercy following the Father’s example
05/05/2015 VATICAN
Pope: in the face of tribulations Christians must "trust" in God, who gives hope and peace
05/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like the branches of the vine, we all depend on communion with the Risen Christ
05/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The missionary zeal of Fray Serra challenges us, his witness provokes us
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Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
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05/19/2015 RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta Allevato
05/15/2015 ISLAM – MIDDLE EAST
For Al-Baghdadi, Islam is a religion of war, a shrewd message according to Father Samir
by Samir Khalil Samir
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
05/15/2015 RUSSIA
Chechen official wants a minor as a second wife, the Kremlin turns a blind eye
by Nina Achmatova
05/15/2015 PALESTINE – VATICAN
Palestinian saints, flame of love that illuminates the persecuted Christians of the Middle East
by Fady Noun 

05/16/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
05/15/2015 CARITAS – KYRGYZSTAN
Meerim Nuru, an oasis of peace for Kyrgyzstan’s disabled children
05/15/2015 PAKISTAN – ISLAM
Catholics and Muslims united in mourning, after the slaughter of Ismaili Shias in Karachi
by Jibran Khan – Silent Thinker
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us”
by Christopher Sharma

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