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09/02/2014 SRI LANKA
Vavuniya: relatives of missing people want the government to stop atrocities
by Melani Manel Perera
Hundreds of people gather to honour those who went missing during and after the civil war. "We believe that our children are still alive," said a woman. "I call on President Mahinda Rjapakasa to find a solution to our tears, and stop once and for all these brutal kidnappings."
Vavuniya (AsiaNews) - Relatives of people who went missing during and after the civil war want the government of Sri Lanka to stop atrocities against the Tamils ​​and tell the truth about missing people. About 700 people came together last Saturday in Vavuniya...

09/02/2014 INDIA
Agra: banning Hindu women from using mobile phones to counter the 'love jihad'
A committee of Vaishyas (mostly traders by caste) has made the proposal to counter alleged forced conversions by Muslims of women of other religions. For some analysts, this is the result of social polarisation in Uttar Pradesh, led by Hindu nationalists ahead of upcoming by-elections.
09/02/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian identity is not "academic degrees", but being moved by the Holy Spirit
"If we Christians do not fully understand the things of the Spirit, if we do not give or offer witness then we no identity". "Often, so often, we find among our faithful, simple old women who perhaps didn’t even finish elementary school, but who can speak to us of things better than any theologian, because they have the Spirit of Christ".
09/02/2014 JAPAN - INDIA
Modi-Abe meeting "opens a new phase for Asia and the world"
The two leaders, both nationalist and hostile to China, sign strategic agreements in every sector, including defence and high-speed trains. Both praise the new, stronger bilateral relationship that could become the greatest ever.
09/02/2014 PAKISTAN
Paul Bhatti: Without a political solution, army intervention is inevitable
The Catholic leader speaks of "real risk" of a military coup. Meeting between the prime minister and Army chief ends without agreement; the government and opposition exchange blame for recent violence. The Church of Pakistan asks for prayers for peace and the future of the country.

09/01/2014 INDIA
Some 20,000 Indian Tribals celebrate Ranchi's new auxiliary bishop
by Nirmala Carvalho
The faithful participated in the ceremony of consecration of Mgr Theodore Mascarenhas following native practice. "Pope Francis would be touched by the love Tribals have for Jesus Christ, by their warmth and their openness."
09/01/2014 NEPAL
Nepalese Premier: New Constitution will protect minority rights and state secularism
by Christopher Sharma
Sushil Koirala speaks at an event of the Nepal Trust Office, the government agency which lists and controls the assets belonging to the former royal family. The words of the premier weaken the Hindu pro-monarchist movements. Jesuit priest: "Democracy will be stronger when all religions are respected."
09/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Carry a "little Gospel" and when you can read a passage, to "find Jesus"
During his homily at Mass in Santa Marta, Francis says that "Jesus is right there in His Word, in His Gospel". We must receive the Word of God "just as you receive Jesus, that is to say with an open heart, with a humble heart, with the spirit of the Beatitudes".
09/01/2014 PAKISTAN
Islamabad: police clash with anti-government protesters, army ready to intervene
Army calls for a "peaceful" solution to the crisis. The opposition, led by Imran Khan, seeks to force the prime minister to resign. Three die and hundreds injured, including children, in clashes over the weekend. State TV stormed by protesters. Military on alert. Senior members of the opposition party criticize use of violence.
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
At the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis warns against becoming "worldly" and "tasteless salt”. "Watered down Christians" are like watered down wine, "you do not know whether it is wine or water". Read the Gospel every day. Gospel, Eucharist, prayer help us to safeguard the newness of Jesus. Tomorrow World Day for Safeguarding Creation.
08/30/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, no let up in floods: millions of people at risk
by Sumon Corraya
The torrential rains that are hitting the country have devastated 19 of 64 national districts. Over 20 thousand houses under water, the authorities close schools: if the situation does not change, all of these buildings will have to be demolished. The victims helpless, while the government admits: "We are not able to help everyone."
08/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Quetta, three journalists murdered as attacks on Pakistani press mount
by Jibran Khan
Last night two armed men raided the journalists offices shooting them in cold blood. The assailants fled, police searches so far prove vain. President of Catholic journalists: intimidation against those who seek to "tell the truth". The country is 158th out of 180 for freedom of the press.
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion
by Christopher Sharma
Several Islamic leaders from the poorest areas of the country speak out against non-governmental organizations, which will only provide humanitarian aid if households adopt their methods of family planning: "This is despicable, it goes against our faith and exploits our poverty".
08/28/2014 NEPAL
Religious festival discriminates against the poor, Hindus should learn from Pope Francis
by Christopher Sharma
The festival of Teej is dedicated to women and is currently underway across the country. However, people continue to struggle against hunger and poverty as well as the effects of floods and landslides in the poorest districts of the country. Activists slam waste and selfishness among the rich. An expert on Hinduism warns that this way religion is emptied of its beliefs.
08/28/2014 PAKISTAN
Islamabad: despite opposition in the streets, prime minister unwilling to quit
Former cricket champion Imran Khan is leading the protest. He wants the prime minister to step back, slams his election in May 2013 as rigged. Nawaz Sharif rules out resignation, but seeks dialogue with the opposition. Rumors continue about a possible military move.

Altri articoli
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test by Samir Khalil Samir
08/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva by Nirmala Carvalho
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
08/27/2014 INDIA
Pilar Missionary: Witnessing the Gospel to tribal Mundari, amid poverty and malnutrition by Nirmala Carvalho
08/26/2014 INDIA
Mumbai's Jewish center re-opens after 2008 terrorist attack by Nirmala Carvalho
08/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Karachi: Population in revolt over water shortages
08/25/2014 NEPAL
Catholics celebrate godparents and Pope Francis on Father's Day by Christopher Sharma
08/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, targeted attacks and social injustices behind the "disappearance" of Hindus by Sumon Corraya
08/25/2014 INDIA
Orissa, six years on from pogrom "faith in the crucified Christ never abandons us" by Nirmala Carvalho
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
08/22/2014 NEPAL
As famine strikes Nepal's Humla District, non-residents leave the area by Christopher Sharma
08/22/2014 INDIA
Kerala: Syro-Malabar bishops to allow Catholic cremation
08/22/2014 INDIA
India, film on assassination of Indira Gandhi barred from release
08/21/2014 INDIA
India's infertility clinics, the other side of surrogacy in India
Editor's choices
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.
VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
Dossier
Top 10
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion
by Christopher Sharma
08/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
08/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Quetta, three journalists murdered as attacks on Pakistani press mount
by Jibran Khan
08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"
08/30/2014 SYRIA - PHILIPPINES
Syria, Islamists attack Philippine contingent in Golan Heights: among them a priest
09/02/2014 IRAQ
Christian man tortured and killed by Islamic State militants for refusing to convert to Islam

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