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02/27/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
For Filipino bishops' president, "pope awakes from indifference, a national evil"
Speaking to AsiaNews, Mgr Socrates Villegas, archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and president of the Filipino bishops' conference, underscores "the enormous importance of Francis' message for this Lent. Ours is a Catholic country, but selfishness is conquering more and more." The pope's great mass in Manila was "ray of sunshine that illuminates the future. Among those present, 50 per cent were under 20. They are our best hope."
Manila (AsiaNews) - Pope Francis' Message for this Lent "is an alarm clock that plays on the conscience of all Filipinos. Indifference is now a national evil here too. It is true that we are the...

02/27/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
WHO sounds alarm over spread of Bird flu after massive cull in Myanmar
Concerns over the rapid spread and genetic swapping of the virus, termed "unprecedented”. Taiwan, Myanmar and Vietnam, as well as Egypt, the United States and Hungary under observation. In the center of Myanmar in 1500 poultry and over 20 thousand quail specimens culled. Many poultry farms risk collapse.
02/26/2015 MYANMAR
Education Reform: Buddhist nationalists and government endanger agreement
by Francis Khoo Thwe
The government has been circulating a different draft from that one agreed with the students. It has not excluded taking legal action against protesting students. The latter have issued an ultimatum against the authorities. Fear is growing of a possible crackdown. Buddhist nationalist groups come out against the use of minority languages in education.
02/26/2015 PHILIPPINES
Sulu, clashes between the Philippine army and Abu Sayyaf militia: 14 dead and 19 wounded
The conflict broke out between the two sides yesterday, only ended this morning. The battle is concentrated around the town of Patikul, in a mountainous area. Two dead and 16 injured among the Philippine military. Manila army offensive against the militia continues.
02/25/2015 PHILIPPINES
"People Power" returns after 29 years calling for President Aquino to resign
Civil society groups are demanding the resignation of President - son of Corazon Aquino, icon of the 1986 revolution - for the Maguindanao massacre and the continuing allegations of corruption and media pressure. They were accompanied by Card. Vidal. President of the bishops tells AsiaNews: "Our job is to shake consciences, not sound the charge against the government."

02/24/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
What Tayeb and Sisi said is big step towards a revolution in Islam
by Samir Khalil Samir
The grand imam of Al-Azhar slammed literalist interpretations of the Qur'an and the Sunnah, as fundamentalists and Islamic terrorists do. He supports the urgent need for Islam's reform, especially in terms of teaching lay people and clerics. He also calls for an end to mutual excommunication (takfir) between Sunnis and Shias. Egyptian President al-Sisi chose to fight the Islamic state group after it beheaded 21 Coptic Christians, whom he called "Egyptian citizens" with full rights.
02/24/2015 INDONESIA
West Sumatra: Police attacks a group of elderly communist veterans
by Mathias Hariyadi
About 200 people attended celebratory event for the victims of the 1965 violence. Police and thugs disrupt the meeting and attack participants. Indonesian activist: "one person left unconscious ". Criticism of President Jokowi’s failure to defend freedom of thought and speech.
02/23/2015 SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
For head of Al-Azhar, religious education reform is needed to stop Islamic extremism
For Ahmed al-Tayeb, it is urgent to come up with new educational programmes to avoid "corrupt interpretations" of the Qur'an and Sunnah. Islamic terrorism undermines the unity of the Muslim world. He blames Mideast tensions on a "new global colonialism allied to world Zionism". a speech by the Saudi king is read at the conference.
02/23/2015 VIETNAM
Following Pope Francis, Saigon Redemptorists take action at Lent for the poor and the marginalised
by CT
Working with a grocery store, the priests offer daily meals for 100 destitute people. They devote special care to war veterans abandoned by the government. Catholic and non-Catholic volunteers and doctors provide medical care. In conjunction with the Lunar New Year, 7,000 people go on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help every day.
02/23/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok: Student actors jailed for treason after skit on monarchy
Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, and his 26 year old companion Pornthip Munkong were arrested and charged. They have been sentenced to two years and six months, but had their sentence reduced because they pleaded guilty. The laws on treason used by the military junta to suppress dissent.
02/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope gifts "Guard your heart" booklet as an aid to conversion in Lent
At today's Angelus Pope Francis gave away booklets containing "the wealth of our doctrine," the essentials of the faith: "the seven sacraments, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Ten Commandments, the virtues, works of mercy. .. ". The booklet was distributed by volunteers and homeless people. "Those who are in need are also the ones who give us this great wealth." Lent is a time "for spiritual battle against the spirit of evil", already won by Jesus in the desert. "We go into the desert without fear, because we are not alone, we are with Jesus." This afternoon, the Pope goes to Ariccia on retreat with the Curia: "Pray so that in this desert we can hear the voice of Jesus and correct our many defects".
02/21/2015 INDONESIA - BRAZIL
Drug trafficking and diplomacy: Jakarta recalls its ambassador to Brazil
by Mathias Hariyadi
The President Dilma Rousseff has not accepted the credentials of the Indonesian delegate, in protest against the death sentence of a Brazilian citizen for drug dealing. The man is scheduled to be executed next week, but is schizophrenic. Indonesia confirms the executions of seven foreign drug traffickers and a compatriot.
02/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "a good Christian is just to the people who depend on him"
"Love of God and love of neighbor are one in the same" and especially in Lent "fasting, is not just abstaining from meat” only to "fight with and exploit workers" and make offerings to the Church "on their backs". The point of Lent is "to think about them: what can I do for the children, for the elderly, who do not have the opportunity to be seen by a doctor?", who maybe wait "for eight hours and then they give an appointment for a week after ".
02/20/2015 ASIA
Asia’s Catholics celebrate Year of the Goat with acts of charity
Amid lavish dinners and firework displays sprout activities related to Lent: the PIME fathers in Hong Kong launch a mission among the prisoners of the Territory, while the South Korean Catholic Church send two containers of humanitarian aid to the North. In the Philippines a "new push" for Alay Kapwa, the program launched 40 years ago in support of the poor.
02/20/2015 THAILAND
Thailand bans surrogacy services for foreigners
Parliament passes a law to prevent the country becoming "the world’s womb". Commercial surrogacy will be granted only to Thai or mixed couples in cases where the mother "for rent" is over 25. The case of Gammy, abandoned by his biological parents because of having Down Syndrome.

Altri articoli
02/19/2015 LAOS - THAILAND
Laos and Thailand to fight jointly against the trafficking of women
02/19/2015 SINGAPORE
Singapore archbishop calls for Friday fasting and prayer to boost the New Evangelisation
02/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: every day the Christian must choose between God and "other gods", between good and "trivial things that pass"
02/19/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok, more legal woes for ex- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
02/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Lent, a time of conversion, a push to return into "the arms of God"
02/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "the international community must a find peaceful solutions to the difficult situation in Libya"
02/18/2015 ASIA
The Far East celebrates the Year of the Goat with trips home, lobsters and political controversy
02/18/2015 MYANMAR
Myanmar declares state of emergency in Kokang region
02/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope calls on young people to be "revolutionaries" because the pure in heart "shall see God"
02/17/2015 VATICAN - MYANMAR
For Yangon cardinal Burmese Church is the voice of the poor and marginalised, a witness to Christ through its works by Dario Salvi
02/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope celebrates Mass for the 21 Copts killed in Libya, "for sole reason of being Christian"
02/17/2015 INDONESIA
With the courts and police against anti-corruption commission, Indonesia's government institutions in a mess by Mathias Hariyadi
02/16/2015 ISLAM - EUROPE
Attack on Europe: Islamic terrorism brings a new era by Samir Khalil Samir
02/16/2015 VATICAN - LIBYA - EGYPT
For pope, Copts killed in Libya "simply for the fact that they were Christians"
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EGYPT - ISLAM
What Tayeb and Sisi said is big step towards a revolution in Islam
by Samir Khalil SamirThe grand imam of Al-Azhar slammed literalist interpretations of the Qur'an and the Sunnah, as fundamentalists and Islamic terrorists do. He supports the urgent need for Islam's reform, especially in terms of teaching lay people and clerics. He also calls for an end to mutual excommunication (takfir) between Sunnis and Shias. Egyptian President al-Sisi chose to fight the Islamic state group after it beheaded 21 Coptic Christians, whom he called "Egyptian citizens" with full rights.
SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
For head of Al-Azhar, religious education reform is needed to stop Islamic extremismFor Ahmed al-Tayeb, it is urgent to come up with new educational programmes to avoid "corrupt interpretations" of the Qur'an and Sunnah. Islamic terrorism undermines the unity of the Muslim world. He blames Mideast tensions on a "new global colonialism allied to world Zionism". a speech by the Saudi king is read at the conference.
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02/21/2015 EGYPT-LIBYA-ISLAM
Copts beheaded in Libya: the families’ Calvary, the pain of Muslims
by André Azzam
02/23/2015 SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
For head of Al-Azhar, religious education reform is needed to stop Islamic extremism
02/23/2015 EGYPT-LIBYA
Escape from Libyan hell: Egyptian migrants tell of ordeal and Islamic State torture
by André Azzam
02/24/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
What Tayeb and Sisi said is big step towards a revolution in Islam
by Samir Khalil Samir
02/21/2015 INDONESIA - BRAZIL
Drug trafficking and diplomacy: Jakarta recalls its ambassador to Brazil
by Mathias Hariyadi
02/25/2015 SYRIA
IS abducts 150 Christians, rapes and kills women, a "tragic situation" for vicar to Aleppo
02/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "a good Christian is just to the people who depend on him"
02/20/2015 INDIA - EGYPT
Card. Gracias: May the Martyrdom of the Egyptian Copts bring dialogue and peace among all religions
by Card. Oswald Gracias*
02/20/2015 SOUTH KOREA
Rising number of migrant children abandoned by their parents and the government
02/20/2015 IRAQ-USA
Iraqi army (and US) to launch offensive on Mosul in April-May

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