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05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the missionary dimension is in the Church’s very nature and is "intrinsic to all forms of consecrated life"
"In Jesus’ command to ‘go forth’, we see the scenarios and ever-present new challenges of the Church’s evangelizing mission,” said Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Day. “All her members are called to proclaim the Gospel by their witness of life. In a particular way, consecrated men and women are asked to listen to the voice of the Spirit who calls them to go to the peripheries, to those to whom the Gospel has not yet been proclaimed.”
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – In his message for the 89th World Mission Day, Pope Francis writes that the missionary dimension is in the Church’s very nature, that it is “a passion for Jesus and at the same time a passion for his people" and is “intrinsic to all forms of consecrated life"....

05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Mgr Romero, “following the example of Jesus, chose to be among his people” even at the cost of his life
“Faith in Jesus Christ, when understood well and its final consequences assumed, generates communities of that are builders of peace and solidarity,” said the pontiff in his message for the beatification of the Salvadorian bishop. The Holy Father also expressed “great concern” and sorrow for the “many refugees in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea”. He also mentioned the “useless slaughter” of the First World War.
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”
“Strengthened by the Spirit and his many gifts, may we be able uncompromisingly to battle against sin and corruption, devoting ourselves with patient perseverance to the works of justice and peace.” Likewise, “Respect for creation,” the pope said, “is a requirement of our faith”.
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
What “has changed in the global world are not so much the problems, as their size and urgency. Incomparable are the amplitude and the speed of reproduction of inequalities. This we cannot allow! We must propose fair alternatives which are truly practicable.”
05/23/2015 INDONESIA – ASIA
Migrant crisis: Indonesian religious leaders call on government to sign the Geneva Convention
In a joint statement, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist leaders refer to the tragedy of the Rohingya and Bangladesh migrants as a humanitarian issue, not a religious problem, one that touches the whole nation. Muslim leader says madrassas should welcome Rohingya children.

05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
A young 16 year old confirms to AsiaNews the violence irregular migrants are subjected to. Overcrowded boats, little food and no water, beatings and threats are their daily bread. A woman, pregnant and with a three year old daughter, chose the sea route after having experienced violence firsthand in Myanmar. May 29 summit in Bangkok to deal with the emergency.
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".
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".
05/21/2015 MALAYSIA – INDONESIA – ASIA
As Malaysia rescues migrants, Indonesian activist slams ASEAN for failing them
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that his country would rescue the desperate refugees drifting at sea. This represents a reversal over what Malaysia did so far. Indonesian and Malaysian officials meet with Myanmar authorities to find a regional solution. Migrant Care expert told AsiaNews that ASEAN has not been able to respond to the drama because it is only interested in the rich.
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".
05/20/2015 CARITAS - THAILAND
Caritas Thailand, a home for 120 thousand Burmese refugees
Reception centers for the ethnic Karen refugees in nine refugee camps on the western border of the country. Caritas activities include medical care in villages, and aid to small landowners. An aid worker: "We do not just give material aid. We have to meet people's lives. "
05/20/2015 INDONESIA - ASIA
Hundreds rescued off Aceh coast in boat-people crisis
This morning, at least 426 people, mostly from Myanmar, were rescued by local fishermen. One of these ships was at sea for weeks, the people on board sick and undernourished. Partial reverse of Malaysia and Indonesia over push backs. Myanmar also ready to cooperate to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
05/19/2015 PHILIPPINES – ASIA
Manila to accept boat people rejected by Malaysia and Indonesia, a decision backed by the Church
The Filipino government is preparing to take in at least 3,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants adrift in the seas of Southeast Asia. The local church supports the move because "it is our duty to welcome these people." CSW activists call “for a humane and just solution to the refugee crisis” in the Andaman Sea and the Mediterranean.
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.

Altri articoli
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
05/18/2015 MALAYSIA - INDONESIA - ASIA
Migrant laden boats pushed back to sea. Malaysian activist: Asean must solve the boat people crisis
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
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 "
05/16/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
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
05/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a fearful or joyless community is "sick", "not Christian"
05/14/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Vatican and Palestinian agreement helping hand to Christians in the Middle East by Bernard Sabella
05/14/2015 CARITAS – MYANMAR
Caritas Myanmar, on a mission for the human and social development of all ethnic groups
05/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Please", "thank you" and "sorry", the words for "a good family life"
05/13/2015 MYANMAR

Hundreds of activists remain in jail as student protesters go on trial by Francis Khoo Thwe
05/13/2015 MALAYSIA - INDONESIA
Migrant crisis: Kuala Lumpur joins Jakarta in push backs
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”
05/12/2015 INDONESIA - ASIA
South-East Asian nations must take "regional" action to stop migrant trafficking
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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
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us”
by Christopher Sharma
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
05/21/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
For Xi Jinping, religions must be "Chinese" and without "foreign influences"
by Wang Zhicheng
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
05/19/2015 PHILIPPINES – ASIA
Manila to accept boat people rejected by Malaysia and Indonesia, a decision backed by the Church

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