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04/25/2015 INDONESIA
After another Sumatran elephant is found dead in Aceh, experts issue warnings about the endangered species
by Mathias Hariyadi
The pachyderm, a 15-year-old bull, had a deep wound to the leg. Unable to move, it was left behind and died from an infection when its pack moved on. Environmentalists warn that if they are not protected, "Sumatran elephants will become extinct."
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A few days ago, an extremely rare Sumatran elephant died from the wounds he sustained to a leg, in all likelihood, caused by a poacher. A group of people discovered the animal’s...

04/24/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodians celebrate New Year by forgetting the 40th anniversary of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime
For PIME missionary Fr Ghezzi, Cambodians prefer to celebrate the Khmer New Year rather than remember the crimes of the Maoist regime. TV too prefers sentimentality in lieu of historical analysis. A British photographer offers one of the few venues to remember.
04/24/2015 THAILAND
Thai Prime Minister asks Indonesia for help against illegal fishing
by Weena Kowitwanij
The European Union has threatened to suspend fish imports from Southeast Asia unless Thailand does not move against banned fishing practices. Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha met the Indonesian president to discuss a common strategy against illegal fishing. Thai admiral says, “We shall do it.”
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 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
South China Sea: Manila accuses Beijing of "armed robbery"
More clashes between Filipino fishing boats and Chinese vessels in disputed waters. The Chinese Coast Guard reportedly used water cannon against a group of Filipino fishermen; previously some Chinese vessels boarded, threatened with guns and robbed two Philippine ships of their load. Manila to lodge formal protest.

04/23/2015 LAOS
Laotian government pressures activists not to raise human rights issue at ASEAN meeting
Laotian NGOs planning to attend the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum are the target of government threats. Many of these have been scared off and will not participate. The Sombath case is still wrapped in silence after the activist disappeared more than two years ago.
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.”
04/22/2015 INDONESIA – ASIA – AFRICA
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 VIETNAM - PHILIPPINES
Asian Catholics (and non) mourn Msgr. Nguyễn Văn Tà, longtime director of Radio Veritas
by Nguyen Vu

Condolences and emotion accompanied the news of the death of the Vietnamese priest, for 38 years at the helm of the only Catholic voice in Asia. He always called his work in the communications industry an "honor”. To the faithful of the remote areas he was "a source of happiness and spirituality." Buddhist in Manila: he infused "peace and inner calm."
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
"The woman is not a 'replica' of man; she comes directly from the creative act of God". No to "the multiple forms of ‘machismo’” to “the instrumentalization and commodification of the female body in the current media culture". " We must recover the honour of marriage and the family." The tenderness of God for the first couple, although sinful.
04/21/2015 VATICAN
Vatican proposes UN agency to fight human trafficking as a crime against humanity
The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences issued the proposal at the end of its plenary meeting. For Academy member Zamagni, “Human trafficking must not only be morally condemned but must be treated legally as a crime against humanity, as the pope repeatedly said”.
04/21/2015 THAILAND
Thailand’s ruling junta to focus on the economy and social peace
by Weena Kowitwanij
Retired general and current Prime Minister Prayuth outlined government’s priorities: economic growth, security and the fight against corruption. He called on all Thais to work for peace and the good of the country. Tourism grows by 23 per cent. The government plans to promote social policies and boost international relations against a background of authoritarianism.
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"
"Let us think of our brothers whose throats were slit on the beach in Libya; let’s think of the young boy who was burnt alive by his companions because he was a Christian; let us think of those migrants thrown from their boat into the open sea by other migrants because they were Christians; let us think – just the day before yesterday – of those Ethiopians assassinated because they were Christians… and of many others. Many others of whom we do not even know and who are suffering in jails because they are Christians… ".
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
04/21/2015 VIETNAM
Vietnamese bishops: Theological Faculty, beatification and migrants in the first annual meeting
From April 13 to 16 the first meeting of 2015 and the Bishops' Conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City. Msgr. Girelli, non-resident papal representative was also present. The contribution of the local Church on migration and the family, in view of the special synod held in October.

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04/20/2015 VATICAN
Buddhists and Christians together against modern slavery and human trafficking
04/20/2015 PHILIPPINES – VIETNAM
South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
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
04/20/2015 INDONESIA – ASIA – AFRICA
In the "spirit of Bandung", Asia and Africa to boost global south cooperation by Mathias Hariyadi
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: saints and martyrs show that you cannot follow Jesus to “seek power"
04/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"
04/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Denounce and combat trafficking in human beings, a hidden evil
04/18/2015 MALAYSIA
One-fifth of Malaysia’s animals endangered
04/18/2015 THAILAND
Military junta drafts new Constitution slashing power of political parties and leaders
04/17/2015 MYANMAR
Myanmar military clash with Kokang rebels, 16 soldiers killed and over a hundred wounded by Francis Khoo Thwe
04/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Humiliation for its own sake is masochism, but when it is suffered and endured in the name of the Gospel it makes us like Jesus
04/17/2015 PHILIPPINES - VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: satellite images confirm Beijing’s" imperialist" policies
04/17/2015 INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia another Indonesian beheaded. "Shock and grief" in Jakarta by Mathias Hariyadi
04/16/2015 VATICAN
More Catholic believers and priests in the world
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VATICAN
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.
VATICAN
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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04/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"
04/18/2015 MALAYSIA
One-fifth of Malaysia’s animals endangered
04/20/2015 PHILIPPINES – VIETNAM
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
04/18/2015 YEMEN-SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi policy: UN aid for Yemen, but no ceasefire
by Paul Dakiki
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
04/20/2015 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
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
by Nirmala Carvalho

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