12/05/2013VATICAN Pope to create Commission for the Protection of Children On 22 February consistory for the appointment of new cardinals. The Commission, proposed by the Council of Cardinals, will advise the Pope on the Holy See’s commitment in the protection of children and ministry for victims of abuse. Vatican City ( AsiaNews ) - Pope
Francis has decided to establish a special Commission for the Protection of
Children and February 22 will hold a consistory for the appointment of new
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12/04/2013VATICAN Pope appeals for nuns abducted in Syria and "for all the people kidnapped during the conflict " During the general audience in his continuing reflection on the "Creed" , he spoke of the " resurrection of the body". The Pope underlined that we are "the disciples of the One who came , comes every day and will come at the end of the world" and since Jesus is risen, "he has opened the way" and will resurrect us too: "this is not a lie. If Jesus is alive, do you think that will leave us to die and never share in his resurrection? " .
12/04/2013JAPAN Tokyo, the Church slams law on State Secrets: an attack on peace by Joseph Yun Li-sun The Japanese Diet will vote on December 6 on a decree granting the government special powers on matters considered "sensitive" . The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace : " The text is too dangerous , it covers too many topics and puts at risk the Constitution and commitment to peace that we took on before the world ."
12/01/2013VATICAN Pope: the hope of Advent to end all wars Pope Francis mentions the prophecy of Isaiah, turning "swords" into "ploughshares" and "spears" in "pruning hooks". Humanity must find a shared horizon for its existence. The Church and the world are walking together toward the final goal. The Virgin Mary is the model to emulate. The Pontiff's thoughts also go out to people living with AIDS, grateful to missionaries and health care workers who quietly stand by them.
11/30/2013UNITED STATES - CHINA East China Sea: US tells airlines to comply with Beijing's rules For Washington, respecting Beijing's rules does not mean accepting its unilaterally imposed Air Defence Identification Zone (AZID). To counter China's claims, US sends B52, South Korea deploys military patrol plane whilst Japan tells civilian air carriers not to bow to Beijing's orders.
11/29/2013VATICAN Pope: 2015 will be dedicated to consecrated life, which "is prophecy" Francis met with 120 superiors general. Christians are asked to be radical, but men and women religious are called to follow the Lord in a special way. The problem of exclusion remains a top priority. In addition to these challenges, the Church must meet cultural and educational challenges in schools and universities.