28 August, 2015 AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook            

Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | RssNewsletter | Mobile






mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato

08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
The Chaldean priest met Pope Francis, asking him to keep the world’s focus on Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. His diocese is home to 3500 Christian families and almost half a million Yazidis who fled Islamic State violence. ISIS is not all Islam and there are Muslims who want an Iraq of coexistence. Christians might not emigrate, but remain in their own land. Aid projects for refugees: school for children, work for adults, a home for every family. An appeal to AsiaNews.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Still deeply moved and emotional at having been able to meet and speak with Pope Francis for at least three minutes, at the end of the general audience two days ago, Fr. Samir says "it was a...

08/26/2015 ASIA – CHINA
China’s former deputy finance minister to head new development bank
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will compete with US-backed World Bank and Japan-backed Asian Development Bank. The new president speaks both English and French.
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
At the general audience, Pope Francis explains the value of prayer in family life. Rediscovering our love for God. He is not only "the great Being, the Almighty, who created all things, the judge who controls every action." "There are mothers and fathers who could win the Nobel Prize" because in 24 hours they do things that they would need 48 hours for. "The Gospel read and pondered in the family is like a good bread that nourishes everyone’s heart". Appointment for September 1 at 17 in St. Peter for a Liturgy of the Word on the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation, together with the Orthodox.
08/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Who is Jesus for me? Answer in the silence of our heart. Appeal for peace in Ukraine
Three times at the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis calls on people to ask themselves "Who is Jesus for me?". "Everything we have in the world does not satisfy our hunger for the infinite. We need Jesus. " Fidelity to God is "fidelity to a person ... And this person is Jesus." Appeal for peace in eastern Ukraine.
08/20/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the challenge migrants represent find an answer in the Gospel of mercy
Pope Francis picked the theme for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees (17 January 2016< which comes during the Jubilee of Mercy dedicated to those who flee hunger and persecution. Welcoming foreigners is one of the works of mercy, and not on a single day alone.

08/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Today’s world of work considers families a burden, a weight
At the general audience Pope Francis speaks about the world of work. "To cause a loss of jobs, means to create serious social damage . “Work is sacred, work gives dignity to a family. We must pray that no family lacks work". The logic of profit only corrupts the environment and affects the poorest families. The "great mission" of families in today's world is like "David versus Goliath ... but we know how that challenge ended". A special greeting to the Taize community for the 75th anniversary of its founding. Greetings for the pilgrims from Japan and the Middle East.
08/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The Eucharist is Jesus who gives himself entirely to us
During the Angelus, Pope Francis explained the meaning of the Eucharist, the real and not symbolic presence of Jesus, and the Mass, which is not a "private prayer". For the pontiff, “Feeding on this ‘bread of life’ means becoming attuned to Christ’s heart, and assimilate his choices, thoughts, and behaviour.”
08/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope offers prayer for the people of Tianjin, our pilgrimage in the sign of Mary
Pope Francis shares the pain for the calamity that struck the Chinese city where two explosions killed more than 50 people and injured an additional 700. The presence of 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide in the warehouse that blew up is cause for great concern. Bullies weigh on history but “God does not abandon his humble and poor children”. Life “is not about aimlessly wandering” but “is a pilgrimage that [. . .] has a safe destination: the house of the Father." The pontiff called on the faithful to visit to the ‘Salus Populi Romani’ at S. Maria Maggiore.
08/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Celebration and rest is a precious gift that God gave to the human family, countering the "nasty virus" of consumption and waste
At the general audience Pope Francis begins a a new cycle of catechesis dedicated to celebration, work and family prayer. Rest is "God's invention" to give us time to contemplate work well done; not to be "lazy and to sit in a chair”. Rest from work breaks "the production machine" to discover ourselves the "masters" of our work and not "slaves". "The ideology of profit and consumption" reduces our free time "to a business” that is all about making and spending money. The Sunday Eucharist "brings all of the grace of Jesus Christ to our rest", so that "every reality receives its full meaning. "
08/11/2015 VATICAN
‘Overcome indifference and win peace’ on the 2016 World Day of Peace
Pope Francis’s choice for the upcoming World Day of Peace “indicates the Holy See’s diplomatic line during the coming year”. The matter is close to the pope’s heart. On several occasion, he has called for action against the "globalisation of indifference." For the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, all must act “according to their possibilities and according to their best aspirations to build together a more conscious and merciful, and, therefore, more free and fair world.”
08/10/2015 VATICAN – ORTHODOX
Pope picks 1 September as a day for the Care of Creation together with the Orthodox
The pontiff chooses the same day Orthodox mark a similar event. The goal is to have Christians remember their “personal vocation to be stewards of creation”. The celebration will also “be a valuable opportunity to bear witness to our growing communion with our Orthodox brothers and sisters.”
08/09/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a permanent warning to humanity. An end to war!
After the Angelus prayer, Francis remembers the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Japan: "One voice should rise from every land: no to war, no to violence and yes to dialogue and peace." Before the Marian prayer, he reflects on the dynamics of faith, which is a relationship between man and Christ.
08/07/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "In a world at war, you are a sign of hope". A meeting with the Eucharistic Youth Movement
The Movement was born in 1915 to encourage devotion to the Eucharist among young people and pray for peace. Questions from six young people: from Africa, Indonesia, Brazil, Taiwan, France, Argentina. Pope Francis responds in an unscripted discourse. The biggest challenge: Finding Peace in the Lord, not the devil, who is a criminal. Searching for an encounter with Jesus. "Remember Jesus", who gave his life for each of us. Mass is not only a ritual, its a memorial. A reminder of the plight of the Rohingyas and the persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
08/06/2015 VATICAN – JORDAN – ITALY
Pope offers hope to Iraqi Christians victimised by "atrocious, inhuman and inexplicable persecution"
In a letter to Mgr Maroun Laham, the Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan, to mark the first anniversary of the flight of refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain, Pope Francis says the latter “are the martyrs of today, humiliated and discriminated against for their faith in the Gospel.” He calls for international action against this “unacceptable crime". Italian Bishops’ secretary Mgr Galantino will be in Jordan from 6 to 9 August.
08/05/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "No closed doors" to divorced and remarried, they are part of the life of the Church
At the general audience, returning to his catechesis on the Family, Pope Francis asks all Christians to behave like the Good Shepherd, welcoming couples who are divorced and remarried and their children because they "are not excommunicated." They "can develop their belonging to Christ" through prayer, listening to the word of God and service to the poor, “participating in the liturgy." The Pope did not, however, mention participation in the Eucharist. A group of pilgrims from mainland China greet the Pope and sing the "Our Father" in Chinese.

Altri articoli
08/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope to altar servers: The joy of friendship with Jesus makes us all missionaries
08/02/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jesus urges us to look for the "bread of life", which expresses His love
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
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 . . .”
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally by Uri Avnery
07/21/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, caring for the environment is caring for humanity and its future
07/17/2015 VATICAN
Vatican calls for an end to violence, corruption and pollution in mining
07/16/2015 VATICAN
Vatican budget still in the red with a € 25.6 million deficit for 2014
07/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "everything I have said is in the Church’s social doctrine"
07/13/2015 VATICAN - PARAGUAY
Pope in Paraguay: young people, go against the tide, "stir things up but in an organized fashion”
07/12/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope: Evangelizing means welcoming, the Christian passes from selfishness to love
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!
Editor's choices
CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis 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.
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.
Dossier
Top 10
08/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad: Christian family forced to flee from place to place after wife converts from Islam
by Stephen Masih
08/21/2015 NEPAL-SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Islamic leaders oppose extradition Nepalese murderer: "He is an Islamic missionary"
by Christopher Sharma
08/22/2015 LEBANON
Islamic Makassed launch doctrinal battle against Muslim extremism
by Fady Noun
08/25/2015 LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut Declaration
08/24/2015 SINGAPORE - MALAYSIA - BRUNEI
Catholics in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei use rosary and website against human trafficking
08/21/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi ignores Caodaists and Catholics who criticise new religious bill for violating human rights
by Nguyen Hung - J. Dang
08/22/2015 IRAQ - SYRIA
Unesco: Islamic State most brutal destruction since Second World War
08/21/2015 SYRIA
As IS destroys Mar Elian monastery, nuncio in Damascus calls for international diplomacy to save Syria
08/24/2015 RUSSIA - CHINA
As price per barrel drops so do Russia’s hopes of signing a second gas deal with China
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"

Newsletter

AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.


news feednews feed 
Add to Google












Copyright © 2003 AsiaNews C.F. 00889190153 All rights reserved. Content on this site is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it without the express written permission of the editor. Photos on AsiaNews.it are largely taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. Anyone contrary to their publication need only contact the editorial office which will immediately proceed to remove the photos.