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11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope calls Church to mission, witness, charity and listening in cities
Francis’ "proposals" for a ministry in a world in which the Church is no longer the only representative of culture, dialogue with multiculturalism is necessary as is the need to discover in the religiosity of our peoples, "the authentic religious substrata, which in many cases is Christian and Catholic".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "Missionary in all things" going out to meet, to listen to, bless and walk with the people" and "being there" in "a concrete witness of mercy and tenderness that seeks to be present in the poor and existential peripheries, directly intervening in the collective imagination  to  generating direction and meaning to the life of the city". These are the "operational proposals"...

11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope urges religious to continue their "spiritual, charismatic and institutional" renewal
Examine "everything in the light of the Word of God and listen to the needs of the Church and the contemporary world, using all means that the wisdom of the Church offers to advance on the path of your personal and community holiness". The "not insignificant" number of people who “abandon” religious life says something about selection and formation of candidates". "Prayer is not a waste of time, worship of God is not wasting time, praise of God not to waste time. "
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Amid corruption and "distraction" from the Lord, Christians must keep hope alive
"This word 'corruption' says a lot to us today: not only economic corruption, but corruption with many different sins; the corruption of that pagan spirit, that worldly spirit. The worst [form of ] corruption is the spirit of worldliness!" " When we think of the end of time, with all of our sins, with our history, let us think of the banquet which will be freely offered us and let us lift up our heads. Do not give way to depression: Hope!"
11/27/2014 THAILAND
With planned election delayed, Thailand has "less democracy but more serenity"
The country's ruling military junta announces changes to the election date. Initially set for next year, now the vote will take place in 2016. In the meantime, political and constitutional reforms as well as economic growth will be the priority. Sources in Bangkok tell AsiaNews that most Thais are "resigned, almost mummified." Some, however, are happy for "the arrest of crooks."
11/27/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar: Army violence against women, victims of sexual abuse and violence
A report documents at least 188 cases of rapes and abuse in the four years of "reformist" president Thein Sein. However, the actual number of crimes committed against women, particularly among ethnic minorities, is far greater. Calls for greater female participation in political, social and institutional framework of the country.

11/27/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippine Church: No to the mega-oil facility, which pollutes Manila and its inhabitants
The auxiliary bishop of Manila appeals to the government to apply the Supreme Court ruling transferring the Pandacan oil depot. The judges declare the resolution that prolonged administrative operations of the site "unconstitutional". Catholics at the forefront in the defense of people’s health and the environment.
11/26/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Tong calls for non-violence, rationality, and an end to clashes in Mongkok
Hong Kong's bishop appeals to "all sides" to end violence in the former British colony's central district. Urging Catholics "to fervently pray" in the hope that the "Lord will lead us out of the present impasse," he reiterates call for electoral reform. Meantime, seven police officers are arrested for their role in October's violence.
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
"It is not an annihilation of the universe and all that surrounds us, rather it brings everything to its fullness of being, truth and beauty.." "From next Friday to Sunday I will travel to Turkey. I ask you all to join with me in prayer so that this visit of Peter to his brother Andrew bear fruits of peace, sincere dialogue between religions and concord for the Turkish nation."
11/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: dialogue with ISIS is "difficult, if not almost impossible, but the door is always open"
Speaking to reporters on the plane that took him back to Rome, Francis said, "There is the threat of these terrorists . . . but there is also another threat, state terrorism [. . .] with terrorists many who are innocent also fall [. . .] slavery is a part of today's social fabric. Slave labour, human trafficking, child trafficking. [. . .] It is a tragedy. Let us not close our eyes on this! [. . .] Going out to find people and talk is what Europe needs today."
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: overcoming the "culture of conflict" for the good of peace
Speaking to the Council of Europe Francis recalls that it has a mission to promote peace, freedom and human dignity. Peace is "wounded" in Europe, "where tensions do not cease." It is violated by terrorism " bankrolled by a frequently unchecked traffic in weapons " and also "the traffic of human beings, which is the new slavery of our time." History today demands the ability to break out of the structures which “contain” our identity and to encounter others, for the sake of making that identity more solid and fruitful in the fraternal exchange of transversality.
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: "building together" a Europe based on man, not the economy
Francis brings a "message of hope and encouragement" to the European Parliament. Overcoming an exaggerated individualism that forgets the duties of the common good. Be the bearer of human rights, democracy, welcome for migrants, respect for nature and a promoter of peace.
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi
The Bishops' Conference stands for civil rights, in particular with regard to mixed marriages. Muslims, Hindus and Confucians oppose changes to existing legislation that bans mixed marriages. Even members of the Constitutional Court are opposed to changes. For the Catholic Church, it is a fight for "human rights".
11/25/2014 MYANMAR - CHINA
China, uncovers gang who sell Burmese women "as brides" in the countryside
Beijing police have arrested 31 people in Inner Mongolia, accused of human trafficking. Among the victims there are 11 people - including women and children - from Myanmar. Behind the practice the one-child policy and selective abortions, which have created a gender imbalance in China. According to the latest data for every 100 females there are 118 males.
11/24/2014 VATICAN - EGYPT
Pope receives Al-Sisi: Dialogue and negotiation "only options" to end the conflict in the Middle East
For Egypt "hope was expressed that within the framework of guarantees enshrined by the new Constitution in terms of the safeguard of human rights and religious freedom, the peaceful coexistence among all components of society may be strengthened and the path to inter-religious dialogue may continue to be pursued".
11/24/2014 VIETNAM - VATICAN
For Saigon archbishop, migration and materialism are the pastoral challenges in secularised big cities
by Trung Tin
Mgr Paul Bùi Văn độc is in Barcelona, ​​Spain, for the International Pastoral Congress on the World's Big Cities. The prelate spoke to AsiaNews about the danger of family breakdowns, highlighting the role the laity can play in the Church's mission. In 2015, the Vietnamese bishops' conference is set to promote a pastoral ministry specifically for migrants.

Altri articoli
11/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A poor and humble Church is faithful, "shines" the light of Jesus, not its own
11/24/2014 PHILIPPINES - CHINA - US
South China Sea: Beijing builds a new island, with naval and air base
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: mission to evangelise is the real reason to renew one's life
11/22/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta sets up task force to fight energy mafia by Mathias Hariyadi
11/21/2014 MYANMAR
Fr Robert, a PIME missionary who went from Myanmar to a Papua New Guinea mission "on water"
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the migrant, "a reminder of the need to eradicate inequality, injustice and abuses"
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Archbishop of Yangon: Myanmar's Jubilee Church, rebuilding the nation by Francis Khoo Thwe
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Church in Myanmar, five centuries of missionary history (a profile)
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: churches must never become businesses
11/21/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippines, still no justice for the victims of "the worst political massacre" ever
11/20/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesia's Year of the Consecrated Life celebrates the "beauty and dignity of vocations" by Mathias Hariyadi
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
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IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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.
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11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
11/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Pregnant Christian women forced to parade naked for “not working well”
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Church in Myanmar, five centuries of missionary history (a profile)
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
11/24/2014 VIETNAM - VATICAN
For Saigon archbishop, migration and materialism are the pastoral challenges in secularised big cities
by Trung Tin
11/21/2014 MYANMAR
Fr Robert, a PIME missionary who went from Myanmar to a Papua New Guinea mission "on water"

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