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11/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A poor and humble Church is faithful, "shines" the light of Jesus, not its own
When the Church "is faithful to hope and to her Bridegroom, she is joyful to receive the light from Him, to be in this sense 'his widow'," while waiting for His return. All services that we do in the Church are to help us receive this light. "A service without this light is no good: it makes the Church rich, or powerful, or makes the Church seek power, or take the wrong road, as has happened many times in history".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "When the Church is humble, when the Church is poor, even when the Church confesses her wretchedness - we all experience this - then the Church is faithful", endowed with the great virtue of not shining her own light but that which...

11/24/2014 PHILIPPINES - CHINA - US
South China Sea: Beijing builds a new island, with naval and air base
According to US sources, China is building a fourth island in the Spratly. Washington asks for a halt to the project and calls for "diplomatic initiatives" to release the tension. Philippine court sentences nine Chinese fishermen for poaching in its territorial waters. They risked up to 20 years in prison, but will have to pay a fine of 103 thousand dollars.
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
During the canonisation of new saints in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis stressed that "The starting point of salvation is not the confession of the sovereignty of Christ, but rather the imitation of Jesus' works of mercy through which he brought about his kingdom." We can enter the kingdom of God "by being close in concrete ways to our brothers and sisters who ask for bread, clothing, acceptance, solidarity," and catechesis. At least 20,000 Indians came for the two Indian saints, Euphrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart, and Kuriakose Elias Chavara, from the Syro-Malabar Church.
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
Christians must proclaim the Gospel "to everyone without distinction, not proselytising, to tell others about what we have and what we want to share without forcing anyone”. “Going out means overcoming the temptation of talking among ourselves and forgetting the many who wait for a word of mercy from us, a word of comfort, of hope." “The mission is accomplished by all Christians, not just the few. It is a task for children as well”.
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: mission to evangelise is the real reason to renew one's life
Francis makes a number of suggestions to the participants of the Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities, like preserving "the freshness of charisma," respecting people's freedom in their education and always seeking Communion, whilst remembering that to achieve this goal "conversion must be missionary".

11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the migrant, "a reminder of the need to eradicate inequality, injustice and abuses"
Migration "remains an aspiration to hope… to seek a better future wherever that may be". Those who leave their country should not be seen as a problem, but a person who contributes to the economic development and a possible "partner in the construction of richer communities", "stimulating the development of inclusion, creativity and respect for the dignity of all".
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: churches must never become businesses
Redemption is free " when the Church or churches start doing business, then it is said that salvation is not so free ...". "There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!"
11/21/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippines, still no justice for the victims of "the worst political massacre" ever
Five years after the massacre, ordered by the Ampatuan clan to eliminate the rival Mangudadatu family, no has been charged. 58 people died in the attack, including dozens of journalists following the election campaign. Real risk of a court battle to the bitter end, that could end in a stalemate. Even Card. Tagle condemns corruption "born in the family."
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
The "challenge" of solidarity and the "paradox of plenty": "there is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat". "The the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by “market priorities”, and the “primacy of profit”. The "moral obligation to share the economic wealth of the world." "A source of inspiration is natural law, inscribed in the human heart, that speaks a language that everyone can understand: love, justice, peace, elements that are inseparable from each other"
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus weeps before the closure of our hearts, as he wept over Jerusalem
"I ask myself: today we Christians who know the faith, the catechism, who go to Mass every Sunday, we Christians, we pastors are we content with ourselves? Because we have organized everything and do not need new visits from the Lord ... And the Lord continues to knock on the door of each one of us and of His Church, the pastors of the Church”.
11/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for the Holy Land, "building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a torment"
"Unacceptable episodes of violence that have not even spared places of worship." The "universal call to holiness" which concerns not only consecrated persons, but is a "gift" offered to all Christians, towards which we must take "small steps", in everyday life. "Money is not to be considered idol to be served, but a means to pursue the common good."
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
A telegram from the pope blesses the 2014 international meeting by the PIME agency, its speakers, organisers and all those in attendance. The pontiff is "hopeful that this blessed occasion can be an intense experience of reflection and communion, promoting a renewed apostolic zeal in favour of proclaiming the Gospel in Asia."
11/18/2014 PHILIPPINES - SYMPOSIUM
Card Tagle: the Churches of Asia defined by martyrs without a name who bore witness to Jesus' Name
At the AsiaNews International Symposium, the archbishop of Manila describes the strength of Asian Churches. Although they are a "small flock," they have given so many martyrs to the Church. Since Vatican II, they have worked on adapting the Christian proclamation to Asian ways of thinking. Filipino migrants are new players in evangelisation. Social media also play a role in mission.
11/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus' call to conversion for Christians who are "lukewarm", "comfortable" or "only concerned with appearances"
"Feeling spiritually comfortable is a state of sin." "When conversion reaches our pockets, its certain. Christians in heart? Yes, everyone is. Christians by blood? All of us. However, Christians with pockets, very few ". The Church calls us to remember the Word of God, appeals to our memory, to be custody it, to be vigilant, and also to obey the Word of God, so that we can begin a new life, converted ".
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against a Church that is a "group of ecclesiastical disciples" that wants to keep the Lord away "from the peripheries"
"Not just the priests and bishops, but faithful too: 'We are the ones on the Lord's side! And yet from spending so much time looking at the Lord, we no longer see what the Lord needs: we do not see that the Lord is hungry, thirsty, in prison, in hospital. The Lord, present in the marginalized. This atmosphere does so much bad".

Altri articoli
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Today’s culture of the temporary is anti-family, but children have a right to a father and a mother
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Abortion, euthanasia and test tube children are false compassion, life is always sacred
11/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: man and not money at the heart of the economy
11/14/2014 VATICAN - SRI LANKA - PHILIPPI
In Sri Lanka and the Philippines, the pope to visit Our Lady of Madhu and meet typhoon survivors
11/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Examples not words needed to transmit faith to youth today
11/13/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Catholic-Muslim dialogue: "It is never acceptable to use religion to justify" violence
11/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Kingdom of God is not "a spectacle" and grows in the perseverance of many who raise family
11/13/2014 PHILIPPINES
For Atanacio Jovi, it is possible to be gay and Catholic by "loving God above all"
11/12/2014 PHILIPPINES - AFRICA
Filipino bishops praise courageous priests and lay people on mission in Ebola-affected countries
11/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope calls for global "mobilization of consciences in favor of persecuted Christians"
11/12/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA - PHILIPPINES
ASEAN: Hanoi and Manila united front against Chinese imperialism on the seas by N.H.
11/11/2014 VATICAN - G20
Pope asks G-20 to reach an agreement to stop terrorism in the Middle East
11/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must not transform "service" into "power structures"
Editor's choices
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
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11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/18/2014 INDIA
Tamil Nadu, 100 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics
by Christopher Sharma
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against a Church that is a "group of ecclesiastical disciples" that wants to keep the Lord away "from the peripheries"
11/17/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch and Speaker of Parliament: Christians essential to Iraq's future
by Joseph Mahmoud
11/18/2014 SRI LANKA - SYMPOSIUM
For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia

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