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05/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: work must be "free, creative, participatory and inclusive"
“What has changed in the global world are not so much the problems, as their scope and urgency. The extent and speed with which inequalities develop are unprecedented. However, we cannot allow this! We need to propose fair and inclusive alternatives that are actually feasible.”
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Work must be "free, creative, participatory and inclusive" to enable people to express and enhance the dignity of their lives, said Pope Francis at a meeting with the Christian Associations of Italian Workers (ACLI) on the 70th anniversary of the organisation’s...

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".
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy
An anti-terrorism court has indicted them for murder. Hundreds of people stoned to death and then burned alive Sajjad Masih and his wife Shama. The woman, pregnant with her fifth child, was accused of setting fire to pages of the Koran.
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.
05/19/2015 S. ARABIA - PAKISTAN
Riyadh looks to Pakistan to purchase nuclear weapons
Saudi Arabia ready to stock up on nuclear warheads to counter Iran. According to a US source an agreement is already in place with Islamabad. Fears mount of regional arms race, with Egypt and Turkey at the forefront.
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 PAKISTAN – ISLAM
Catholics and Muslims united in mourning, after the slaughter of Ismaili Shias in Karachi
by Jibran Khan – Silent Thinker
The Justice and Peace Commission of the Pakistani Church condemned the attack. The funeral of the 47 victims was held yesterday. Catholic schools in Sindh announced three days of mourning. For Shia leader, the government and law enforcement have to protect all minorities.
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."

Altri articoli
05/14/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Vatican and Palestinian agreement helping hand to Christians in the Middle East by Bernard Sabella
05/13/2015 PAKISTAN – ISLAM
Karachi: terror attack on a bus carrying Shia Ismailis, 43 dead and 13 wounded
05/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Please", "thank you" and "sorry", the words for "a good family life"
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 PAKISTAN
Mothers and widows remember the attacks on Youhanabad churches by Silent Thinker
05/11/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistani Christian leader receives threats, told to “stop building churches or we will kill you” by Shafique Khokhar
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 VATICAN
Pope: true love is "real", not "a soap opera" or "fantasy", “is communicated and not isolated”
05/06/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christian marriage, "image" of "indissoluble" love of Christ for his Church
05/05/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan’s religious minorities included in school textbooks by Shafique Khokhar
05/05/2015 VATICAN
Jubilee: living mercy following the Father’s example
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ASIA
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
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
05/16/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us”
by Christopher Sharma
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
05/16/2015 CAMBODIA - VIETNAM
Cambodia, WWF: border highway threatens flora and fauna of a protected forest
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
05/16/2015 INDIA
Chhattisgarh: government official forbids missionaries to be called "father"
by Nirmala Carvalho

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