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04/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Denounce and combat trafficking in human beings, a hidden evil
At an audience with participants at the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Pope Francis calls for national and international laws to "ensure the traffickers meet with justice and their unjust gains are reused for the rehabilitation of their victims." The fight against slavery, the work of Christian saints and "many men and women of good will who do not identify with a religion."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – There is an ‘urgent’ need to report and combat "trafficking in human beings" this new evil that the globalized world wants to hide because it is scandalous and politically incorrect".  New laws need to be found "to ensure the traffickers meet with justice and their unjust gains are reused for the rehabilitation of their victims "; make...

04/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Humiliation for its own sake is masochism, but when it is suffered and endured in the name of the Gospel it makes us like Jesus
"In this moment in which so many of our brothers and sisters are being martyred for the sake of Jesus’ Name, they are in this state, they have, in this moment, the joy of having suffered dishonour, and even death, for the Name of Jesus". When we nurse resentments it is inevitable that there will be outbursts. It "happens to me too" admits Francis: " When something is not pleasing, the first feeling is not of God, it is wicked, always".
04/16/2015 VATICAN
More Catholic believers and priests in the world
The Statistical Yearbook of the Church shows an increase in both the number of Catholics – 1.254 billion – and their share – 17.7 per cent – of the world’s population. In Asia, Catholics rose by 17.4 per cent and now constitute 3.2 of the continent’s population.
04/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "He who obeys God has eternal life", while for "he who does not obey, the wrath of God remains on him"
"Those who teach the people of God" must not be closed but open to dialogue and must not try to silence those who preach the news of God. "Today is Pope Benedict XVI’s birthday. I offered Mass for him, and I invite you to pray for him, so that the Lord sustain him and give him a lot of joy and happiness".
04/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: no opposition or subordination between men and women, gender theory "is a step backwards"
"God created man, male and female, in His image and likeness, giving them both the same dignity and equality: we must work in the Church and in society, to ensure that this equality is respected, rejecting all forms of oppression or injustice, particularly against women".

04/14/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christian communities renewed in the Spirit live in harmony, for the common good, have patience
At Mass in Santa Marta, Pope Francis recalls the life of the early Christians, who were "of one heart and soul", who shared what they had, but were plagued by internal and external problems, by "businessmen" and persecution. Patience is a "grace" of the Spirit.
04/14/2015 VATICAN
Pope calls on Church to go “forth,” proposes vocation as “exodus” for young people with shattered “dreams”
In his Message for the 52nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations (26 April), Pope Francis calls on young people to overcome uncertainty, worries and problems that threaten to paralyse “their youthful enthusiasm”. A vocation means “leaving behind our comfort and the inflexibility of our ego in order to centre our life in Jesus Christ.” It is not a flight “from the world” but a “specific, real and total commitment”. It means “a Church which is less concerned about herself, her structures and successes, and more about her ability to go out and meet God’s children wherever they are, to feel compassion (com-passio) for their hurt and pain."
04/14/2015 ASEAN - CHINA
Chinese hackers spied on ASEAN governments and companies "for a decade"
US online security agency denounces senior officials from government and business world and even Indian army involved in cyber-espionage. Telecommunications sector companies also involved. The level of attacks increased in conjunction with the regional summits. For experts this is evidence of espionage network leading to Beijing, even though there is no “smoking gun”.
04/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The Church speaks with the freedom and courage of the Spirit
The Holy Spirit "is the only one able to give us this grace of courage to proclaim Jesus Christ." "And that courage is what distinguishes us from simple proselytizing. We do not do advertising, Jesus Christ as says, to have more 'partners' in our 'spiritual society'. "
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like Thomas, we contemplate the wounds of the Risen One and, in the Jubilee, we welcome God’s love
After the Mass for the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Francis spoke during the Regina Coeli about the apostle’s “struggle”. Thomas “is not someone who just accepts things; he wants to find out about things, check them out in person, have his own personal experience.” Meanwhile, “Jesus was waiting for him, patiently”. The Jubilee “will be an intense and long period of time to welcome the immense riches of God’s merciful love”. The pope also expressed his Easter greetings to the Eastern Churches.
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: as the extermination of human beings continues, we need a change of heart
Before the memorial Mass marking the centennial anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which he described as "the first genocide of the twentieth century”, Pope Francis spoke about the Armenian martyrs. “It is necessary,” he said, “indeed a duty, to honour their memory, for whenever memory fades, it means that evil allows wounds to fester.” In his homily, he mentioned how to do this when he said that the saints "teach us that the world is changed starting with the conversion of one's heart, and this is done through God’s mercy.”
04/11/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a Jubilee of Mercy so that the Church may recover the sense of mission the Lord entrusted in her
Francis gave the Bull ‘Misericordiae vultus’ convening the Holy Year to the archpriest cardinals of Rome’s Vatican basilicas and, symbolically, to all the bishops of the world. "Peace, especially during this Easter season, remains the desire of so many people who suffer unprecedented violence of discrimination and death simply because they bear the name ‘Christian’.”
04/11/2015 VATICAN
The Holy Year of Mercy sums up “the mystery of the Christian faith”
The Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee, which will begin on 8 December 2015, and end on 20 November 2016, has been announced. It will be celebrated not only in Rome, but also in all the dioceses of the world and in the main shrines. The "Missionaries of Mercy" will lead the call to conversion, in particular to those who are far away, those engaged in organised violence and those who either perpetrate or participate in corruption.
04/11/2015 VATICAN – LEBANON
Divine Mercy’s amazing moment with the Armenian people
by Fady Noun
Tomorrow’s Mass in Saint Peter's will commemorate the Armenian genocide that occurred in the final years of the Ottoman Empire and all the genocides of which man has been capable. Divine Mercy is the answer to the disorientation of the West and the new barbarism that is destroying the Churches of the East under the guise of a return to Islam. Pope Francis calls for acts of reconciliation between Armenians and Turks. The ecumenism of the blood is like that of patristic times. Saint Gregory of Narek will be proclaimed Doctor of the Universal Church.
04/09/2015 VATICAN
Pope calls on Armenians to draw “new vitality” from their martyrdom in order to proclaim the Gospel
In the upcoming Armenian Mass service, the pontiff plans to call upon Divine Mercy to "help us all, in love for truth and justice, to heal every wound and hasten concrete gestures of reconciliation and peace among the Nations that have not yet reached a reasonable consensus on the reading of such sorrowful events."

Altri articoli
04/08/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God judges us "listening to what children’s angels tell him"
04/06/2015 VATICAN
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”
04/05/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus, the Victor over death, lighten the sufferings of our many brothers and sisters who are persecuted for his name and of all those who suffer unjustly
04/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Easter Vigil, "listen to the silence" and hear "the tiny whisper in which God speaks to us"
04/03/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope: we see our persecuted and crucified brothers and sisters in the Crucifix “before our eyes, or often in our silent complicity”
04/03/2015 IRAN - UN
Framework agreement reached on the Iranian nuclear issue. Tehran celebrates
04/02/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope: "When the Lord washes our feet, he washes everything, he purifies us, he makes us feel again his love"
04/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope: priests must learn to be "very tired" from being with their flock
04/02/2015 ASIA
Easter: The silence of the innocent and the gag by Bernardo Cervellera
04/01/2015 ASIA - CHINA
Beijing closes competition for "Super Bank" founders: 46 States in the running
04/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: During the Triduum "we enter into the mystery, making our own" Christ’s sentiments
03/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Holy Week, God’s way is humility, it is Jesus’ way, and “we will take this path”
03/27/2015 LAOS - CHINA
Laos, workers march against a Chinese company that does not pay wages
03/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: people can be "doctors of the law" without faith, without hope, without joy
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Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
Easter: The silence of the innocent and the gag
by Bernardo CervelleraViolations of religious freedom and the West's hypocricy surrounding this issue are likely to drag the world into an unprecedented chaos. But even in silence - of death accepted for love or death inflicted by power - God is at work. An indestructible hope rises on Easter morning and a small opening of the heart is just enough for it to invade a lifetime. Happy Easter.
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04/16/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Former jihadist escapes from the Islamic state: We had to kill everyone, without pity
04/13/2015 INDIA
Radical Hindu leader calls for the forced sterilisation of Christians and Muslims
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/14/2015 SYRIA
As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar
04/13/2015 VATICAN - TURKEY
Erdogan's Turkey threatens "response" to Pope’s affirmation of Armenian "genocide"
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: After the genocide, may God grant that the people of Armenia and Turkey take up again the path of reconciliation
04/14/2015 BANGLADESH
Muslims, Hindus, and Christians celebrate peace during Bengali New Year
by Sumon Corraya
04/15/2015 TURKEY – VATICAN
And the sultan "warned" the pope
04/16/2015 RUSSIA
St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral restored to Church of, a symbol of the city of the tsars
04/16/2015 VATICAN
More Catholic believers and priests in the world
Maronite vicar says Israeli police doing nothing to catch vandals who attacked Christian graveyard


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