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07/28/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: for Islamic intellectual, Jokowi will stop religious discrimination
by Mathias Hariyadi
Siti Musdah Mulia is one of the best known Muslim academic in the country. Tired of "marginalisation and oppression of every kind," she spoke to AsiaNews about her hopes for the new president. For another political analyst, the new president "needs civil society to carry out fundamental reforms for the country."
Jakarta (AsiaNews) - With Joko Widodo's election as president "discriminatory actions and especially abuses against minorities will end. We require that our new leader be really committed to provide the marginalised with a new political and social...

07/28/2014 ISLAM
Eid al-Fitr: Ramadan ends today (for Sunnis)
For Shia Muslims, the festival of Eid begins tomorrow. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon (Sunnis) announce the end of Ramadan, which commemorates the period during which the Koran was revealed to Muhammad.
07/27/2014 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."
07/26/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
For pope in Caserta, we must "have the courage to say no to evil" to "attain" the Kingdom of God
"It is terrible for such a beautiful land to be ruined this way," said the pope as he arrived in a region scarred by dioxin caused by toxic and radioactive waste buried by the Camorra. "Whoever becomes God's friend, loves his brothers, commits himself to safeguarding their life and health, as well as the environment and nature."
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
"Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.

07/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - LIBYA
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
Fr Amado Baranquel, pastor at Tripoli's Church of Mary Immaculate, appeals to his government after Islamists killed a 50-year-old Filipino "for not being a Muslim." The cities of "Benghazi and Tripoli are under the control of militias," with "tanks, the gunshots, and explosions."
07/26/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesian Church welcomes Jokowi's election "with joy and hope"
by Mathias Hariyadi
"Widodo is the right man to change our country," the president of the Bishops' Conference tells AsiaNews. He has high hopes that the new president "will remain the man we all know," someone who "understands the difficulties of ordinary people [. . .] particularly those living on the margins of society." In economic circles, there are great expectations that he "will boost the country's development".
07/25/2014 MYANMAR
For Yangon archbishop, Myanmar's ethnic groups are part of a single family
Mgr Charles Bo makes the point in his message for the feast day of St Anne and St Joachim. The prelate notes that ancestor worship is an integral part of the oriental culture. For this reason, there is an "urgent need to unify in one Myanmar family ", leaving aside hatred because "blood and tears" have no religion.
07/25/2014 ASIA
Air disasters: 2014 could beat 2005 in terms of fatalities
So far this year, 680 people have died, higher than 12-month totals for the past three years. With 916 deaths, 2005 was the worst year. IATA points out that about 100,000 flights take place every day without incident with passenger trips on airlines exceeding three billion last year.
07/25/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: new president thanks bishops for encouraging Catholics to vote
by Mathias Hariyadi
Joko Widodo pays a courtesy call to the Indonesian Bishops' Conference, where he met with its president, Archbishop of Jakarta Mgr Suharyo. Padang bishop tells AsiaNews that his election is "a blessing" that brings a "new national spirit", "unity of the people" and "social ethics" to the country.
07/25/2014 CAMBODIA
Sam Rainsy and opposition party end year long boycott and return to parliament
An agreement with Prime Minister Hun Sen will allow him to sit in parliament, as well as constitutional and electoral reforms. Eight members of the opposition party, arrested last week to be released.
07/25/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta, former general Subianto begins "final battle" after election defeat
by Mathias Hariyadi
The retired army officer is appealing to the Constitutional Court over alleged fraud during the vote against Joko Widodo. Widodo responds by reaching out, "Stop fighting, let us unite to better Indonesia."
07/24/2014 INDONESIA
Purwokerto: Muslims in parish hall to break Ramadan fast
by Mathias Hariyadi
A priest from Banjarnegara Regency, the "heartland" of Islamic Indonesia, calls on "all people of good will" to eat together after sunset. Gus Khayatul Maki, the local leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, attends the event, speaks in favour of pluralism and religious tolerance. In Java, a priest involves more than 90 young people in a two-day event dedicated to interreligious dialogue.
07/24/2014 PHILIPPINES
Mindanao's only Christian municipality does not want to be part of Islamic region
The peace agreement between the government and Muslim guerrillas provides for the creation of an autonomous region, to be governed under Islamic rules. Wao, the only municipality with Christian majority, wants out. "We respect their culture and desire for freedom lived, but want to stay out. The government should list to us."
07/23/2014 INDONESIA
Defeated candidate set to appeal to Indonesia's Constitutional Court
Former general Prabowo Subianto is getting ready to challenge the results within three days. According to members of his staff, the vote was rigged in at least 5,000 polling stations. For analysts and experts, the vote will not be overturned because the gap between the two is too wide.

Altri articoli
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: TV announces Widodo is new Indonesian president
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq by Mathias Hariyadi
07/22/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Downed plane: bodies moved in Ukraine, the black boxes delivered to Malaysians
07/22/2014 VIETNAM - KOREA - VATICAN
Young Vietnamese Catholics "in Korea to welcome the Pope, our father in faith" by J. B. Vu
07/21/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: high tensions a day before the results of the presidential election are announced by Mathias Hariyadi
07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
07/19/2014 SRI LANKA
Jaffna: government erodes freedom and dignity of Tamil people by Melani Manel Perera
07/18/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"
07/18/2014 THAILAND - CHINA - HONG KONG
Chinese couples flock to Bangkok to choose unborn child’s sex: a multi-million dollar business
07/18/2014 MALAYSIA - RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Ukraine: Malaysia Airlines flight shot down, 298 deaths. Moscow and Kiev trade blame
07/17/2014 THAILAND
Bishop of Chiang Mai: Sowing seeds of mission among farmers
07/17/2014 PHILIPPINES
Typhoon Rammasun leaves 38 dead and more than 500 thousand displaced in the Philippines
07/16/2014 INDONESIA
As Indonesian Church calls for unity, tensions and charges divide Widodo and Subianto supporters by Mathias Hariyadi
07/16/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: Beijing removes contentious oil rig
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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."
IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza" "Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
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07/21/2014 SOUTH KOREA
K-Pop idol, Rain, converts to Catholicism: For the faith, not for love
07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad’s Muslims show solidarity with Christians
by Thomas Tammo
07/25/2014 KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: Christians are part of Iraq, this storm will pass
by Mar Louis Raphael I Sako
07/23/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate on downed plane: Those who know the truth should speak before God
by Nina Achmatova
07/22/2014 CHINA
Wenzhou: Christian pastor goes on hunger strike to stop church demolition
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/21/2014 CHINA
Bad meat: KFC and McDonald's "duped" by Chinese supplier

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