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04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"
A good shepherd is like Christ, someone who “is a guide, who participates in the life of His flock. He pursues no other interests, for He has no other ambition but to lead, nurture and protect his sheep. All of this comes at the highest price, that of the sacrifice of His own life.” When the pope met the crowd at the window of his study, two new priests stood by his side.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The Pope has been praying for victims of yesterday’s earthquake in Nepal, calling for help for stricken country. The Holy Father had already expressed his closeness to the people affected by the quake in a telegram...

04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope warns priests "not to grow weary of being merciful,” asks them to forgive, not condemn in the confessional
Francis ordained 19 new priests today, telling them to be an example "because the example builds”. He urged them not to hurry when they deliver their sermons, nor be boring; never “refuse Baptism to anyone who asks,” and “always keep in mind the example of the Good Shepherd, who came not to be served but to serve; not to stay in his comfort, but to go out to seek and save what was lost.”
04/26/2015 NEPAL
New quake in Nepal: more than 2,000 confirmed dead with tens of thousands of injured
by Christopher Sharma
India, China, Great Britain, United States and France have already sent help. The death toll is rising. Remote areas remain largely inaccessible with communications cut off. Water and food are in short supply. On Mount Everest, at least 25 climbers have lost their lives.
04/25/2015 VATICAN - NEPAL
Pope: Deeply saddened for the earthquake in Nepal, prayers for the victims and the affected
Rises to over 1.300 death toll of the 7.9 magnitude quake that struck the country today. The government declared a state of emergency. The telegram of Vatican Secretary of State to Apostolic vicar of Nepal.
04/25/2015 NEPAL – ASIA
Massive earthquake rocks Nepal, killing hundreds, some under collapsed tower
Just before noon, local time, a 7.9 quake hit the Himalayan nation between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Seismic activity was also felt as far as India, Bangladesh and Tibet. In the Himalayas, an avalanche was triggered, hitting a base camp. So far, 150 are confirmed dead, but the number is expected to rise.

04/24/2015 PAKISTAN
An "intelligence failure" led to the killing of Lo Porto and Weinstein
by Silent Thinker
A retired Christian Pakistani army brigadier spoke about the drone strike in which an Italian aid worker and a US contractor were killed. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) “condemns every bombing because nothing is certain about the victims, and innocent people can become targets."
04/24/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: the family is "the most beautiful place in the world"
by Sumon Corraya
Bablu Gomes, a married Catholic and father of two children, addresses a conference on family sponsored by the Archdiocese of Dhaka. At the rally the laity have shared personal experiences and problems. "Love, patience and respect" the secret to a long and happy married life.
04/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Never forget your "first encounter" with Jesus, the one that "changed your life"
"He never forgets, but we forget". “Pray and ask for the grace of memory. ‘When, Lord, was that first encounter, that first love?’ – so that we might not hear the complaint the Lord makes in Revelation: ‘I have this against you, that you have forgotten your first love’"
04/24/2015 INDIA
Varanasi: Mafia and pollution "threatens health of Ganges"
by Nirmala Carvalho
The "ecological" mission of Fr. Anand Mathew Ims and his Vishwa Jyoti Communications. Household waste and industrial pollutants that contaminate the sacred river "are a danger to more than 400 million people."
04/24/2015 NEPAL
Nepal: after 18 years, killer of Jesuit missionary arrested
by Christopher Sharma
The murderer of Fr. Thomas Ganfney had been hiding in India. The man had killed the priest to rob him. TheJesuit had founded the first center for social services in the nation, through which he helped the poor and needy.
04/23/2015 BANGLADESH
Cricket: Bangladeshi fans delirious after resounding defeat of Pakistan
by Sumon Corraya
The "Tigers" have beaten the "green shirts" for the third consecutive time in a series of individual matches. Hundreds of thousands of fans take to the streets to celebrate the sporting success. It is the first time that Dhaka has chalked up such a victory against one of the best Asian teams.
04/23/2015 INDIA
New Delhi, farmer commits suicide during anti-corruption demonstration
by Nirmala Carvalho
The man hanged himself from a tree while he a protest was being held against the controversial "anti-farmer" law (Land Acquisition Bill). In a note he wrote that his crop was destroyed. The chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal accused of not having stopped the rally.
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Christian-Muslim dialogue: most Muslims are against killing in the name of God
In a statement, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue warns against the" risks of increasing hatred, violence, terrorism and the growing and commonplace stigmatisation of Muslims and their religion." For this reason, we "are called upon to strengthen fraternity and dialogue” because “To kill in the name of religion is not only an offence to God, but it is also a defeat for humanity.”
Asia Africa Summit: leaders of Asia and Africa for a new world order
by Mathias Hariyadi
The heads of state and government from the two continents want to scrap the "outdated ideas" that underscore the Bretton Woods system and existing international financial institutions. Indonesian President Widodo calls on leaders to "work together" for a "global leadership". Observers wait to see if Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe meet. Iran’s president calls for more efforts to fight terrorism.
04/22/2015 PAKISTAN – CHINA
Beijing “buys” Pakistan for US$ 45 billion
Xi Jinping and Nawaz Sharif signed 51 agreements for projects related to the "New Silk Road". A China-Pakistan Economic Corridor linking Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea and the Karot dam are among the ambitious goals. Agreements include roads, port facilities and power stations.

Altri articoli
04/22/2015 SRI LANKA
Justice and Peace: Church and government must work together for Tamil-Sinhalese reconciliation by Melani Manel Perera
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
04/22/2015 NEPAL
Alarm swine flu: at least 30 dead and hundreds sick by Christopher Sharma
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school by Nirmala Carvalho
04/21/2015 VATICAN
Vatican proposes UN agency to fight human trafficking as a crime against humanity
An Indian missionary in northern Cameroon, infested with Boko Aram by Piero Gheddo
04/21/2015 INDIA
Vijayawada welcomes four new priests, a "sign and sacrament of God's holiness" by Benigna Menezes*
04/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Church of today is a "Church of martyrs", many whose throats are cut, who are burnt alive or thrown into the sea "because they are Christians"
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Buddhists and Christians together against modern slavery and human trafficking
04/20/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jews and Christians have a responsibility to preserve the religious sense of the men and women of today, and that of our society
In the "spirit of Bandung", Asia and Africa to boost global south cooperation by Mathias Hariyadi
04/20/2015 BANGLADESH
Land grab against Protestant community by Sumon Corraya
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: saints and martyrs show that you cannot follow Jesus to “seek power"
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Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"At the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis says he is praying for the hundreds of victims in a sinking off the coast of Libya. An appeal to the international community to "act decisively and promptly." "Every baptized person is called to witness in word and deed, that Jesus is risen, He is alive and present in our midst." The Christian message "is not a theory, an ideology or a complex system of precepts and prohibitions, or moralism, but a message of salvation, a concrete event, even a person: the Risen Christ, the living and only Savior of all" . The Pope will be in Turin on June 21 to honor the Shroud, the exposition of which begins today.
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
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South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
04/20/2015 TAIWAN - CHINA
More than 360 million viewers for premiere of film on imperial painter Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione,
by Xin Yage
04/20/2015 LIBYA- ISLAM
Ethiopian Christians shot, beheaded and filmed by Islamic State
by Paul Dakiki
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Buddhists and Christians together against modern slavery and human trafficking
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"
04/23/2015 LAOS
Laotian government pressures activists not to raise human rights issue at ASEAN meeting
04/23/2015 TURKEY – ARMENIA
The forced Islamisation of Armenians was also genocide
by NAT da Polis


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