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04/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Resurrection "is not a happy ending in a movie" but "a humble victory of God, that humanly looks like a failure"
"So often we feel horrified by the hurt and pain that surrounds us and we ask, "Why does God allow this? . "It wounds us deeply to see suffering and death, especially that of the innocents". "This is the mystery of evil". Two children join Francis on the back of his jeep.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Christ's Resurrection "is not the happy ending of a movie," but the intervention of God the Father "when all seems lost", "a humble victory that humanly looks like a failure", when Jesus reached the end of the path of humiliation and dispossession by accepting betrayal,...

04/15/2014 SRI LANKA
For Sri Lanka bishops, Easter is a time of reconciliation for our people
by Melani Manel Perera
In their Easter message (in Sinhala, Tamil and English), the country's bishops call on fellow Sri Lankans to search for "true peace" that "can be lived united with God [. . .] in the aftermath of a war that ravaged the country."
04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
Speaking at a meeting with seminarians at the Pontifical Leonine College of Anagni, Pope Francis reminded them of "the four pillars of education," namely "Spiritual life, strong; intellectual life, serious; community life; and, ultimately, apostolic life". In view of this, it is "better to lose a vocation than take risks with an unsure candidate."
04/14/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, Christian activists: With John XXIII, defending human rights
by Melani Manel Perera
The Christian Solidarity Movement (CSM ) celebrates the 51st anniversary of the Encyclical Pacem in Terris by the Roncalli Pope. The the arrest of Fr. Praveen and Catholic activist Ruki Fernando, "guilty of giving voice to the oppressed".
04/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks, Am I like Pilate? When the situation gets tough, do I wash my hands?
In an unscripted speech for his Palm Sunday homily, the pontiff asks, "Am I able to welcome Jesus as he enters Jerusalem? Am I like the Pharisees, like the man from Cyrene, like the crowd that chose Barabbas? Or am I like the apostle who wanted to solve everything with the sword? Or like the courageous women at the sepulchre? Where is my heart? Let this question accompany us throughout the week. Afterwards, during the Angelus, he saw young Brazilians hand over the cross to young Poles. "John Paul II will be patron of World Youth Day. God willing, I shall be in Korea in August."

04/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Christ's Passion changed my life, young Buddhist says
by Melani Manel Perera
Chandrarathna, 30, will begin his catechumenate after Easter. His decision to convert came after seeing a performance of the Calvary of Christ. "The life of Jesus was revolutionary," he told AsiaNews.
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
"Abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes". The "divorce between economics and morality" leads one to consider even the little ones "waste". "Supporting the right of parents to decide the moral and religious education of their children ."
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan exists "even in the 21st century" and continues to tempt us because "he does not want us to follow Christ"
The temptation of the devil has three characteristics: "It grows, is contagious and can be justified." "All of us are tempted to gossip! Maybe some of you not, if you are a saint, but I too have been tempted to gossip! It is 'a daily temptation”.
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: human trafficking, "a wound on the body of contemporary society "
Francis receives participants at the II international conference on Combating Human Trafficking: Church and Law Enforcement Authorities in partnership. The meeting includes " law enforcement authorities, who are primarily responsible for combating this tragic reality by a vigorous application of the law. It also includes humanitarian and social workers, whose task it is to provide victims with welcome, human warmth and the possibility of building a new life”.
04/10/2014 SRI LANKA
Tamil and Sinhalese New Year celebrated together at fair and equitable exhibition
by Melani Manel Perera
Organised by the Savisthri women's movement in Colombo, the event aims to promote more sustainable trade between producers and buyers. Goods on sale included rice, cereals, shoes and handmade clothes, jewellery, sweet meat, jaggery and honey. This year, both Tamil and Sinhalese communities will celebrate the New Year on 14 April.
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Dictatorship of thought" suppresses "freedom of conscience, people’s relationship with God"
The last century has seen that these dictatorships "have ended up killing a lot of people." And even today, "you have to think in this way and if you do not think this way, you're not modern, you're not open or worse".
04/09/2014 SRI LANKA
Government gives back rice fields occupied by the military to 29 Tamil families
Sri Lanka security forces had taken over the area during the country's civil war. Now internally displaced families will be able to farm 98 acres in Vellamullivaikkal East, an area in northern Sri Lanka largely inhabited by Tamils.
04/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: new "heartfelt appeal to Syrian authorities and the international community” to “silence the weapons"
At the General audience, Francis recalls "my fellow Jesuit" Father Frans van der Lugt , who was killed in Homs. A new cycle of catechesis dedicated to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The first, "wisdom " that is not "human wisdom" but "seeing the world, situations, problems, everything, through the eyes of God."
04/08/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Cross "is not a symbol", it is "the mystery of God who takes our sins upon himself "
"Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine, it is not a program for life survival, or education, or in peacemaking. These are consequences. Christianity is a person, a person raised on the Cross, a person who annihilated himself to save us".
04/08/2014 SRI LANKA
Card Ranjith calls on faithful to respond to Mary's call to confess, convert our hearts
by Melani Manel Perera
Next Friday, Sri Lanka will celebrate a Festival of Forgiveness following the initiative launched by Pope Francis in late March. Even the archbishop of Colombo, who is the president of the Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka, will perform the sacrament of Confession.

Altri articoli
04/08/2014 VATICAN - JORDAN
Pope: Holy Land visit in focus at meeting with the King of Jordan
04/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope approves IOR reform, it will continue its "important mission" for the Church
04/07/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan papers go "anti-mosquito" for a day to fight dengue fever by Melani Manel Perera
04/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: God's mercy is "a great light of love", it is "the way that God forgives "
04/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope gifts “pocket” Gospel: "carry it with you, and read it every day: it is Jesus speaking to you!"
04/04/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I'm happy, "absolutely happy", I learned from my mistakes and I'm afraid only of myself
04/04/2014 VATICAN
Pope: today, perhaps more than ever, Christians, like the prophets are persecuted
04/03/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "prayer must be free, insistent, with arguments. Even rebuking the Lord a little'".
04/02/2014 SRI LANKA
The Way of the Cross through the eyes of civil war victims by Melani Manel Perera
04/02/2014 VATICAN
Pope: marriage "moves forward" with "three magic words”, prayer and making peace after quarrels
04/01/2014 SRI LANKA - UNITED NATIONS
Sri Lanka "rejects" UN war crimes resolution by Melani Manel Perera
04/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: sloth and hypocrisy, the "disease" of many Christians incapable of "bringing salvation"
03/31/2014 VATICAN
Rome preparing for the canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II
03/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: trust the promises of God to avoid being just "existential tourists"
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VATICAN
Pope announces a 'festival of forgiveness' for 28-29 March in St Peter's Basilica and churches around the worldPope Francis made the announcement after today's Angelus. "We must celebrate the forgiveness the Lord gives us as did the father in the parable of the prodigal son, who, when the latter returned, organised a party, putting out of his mind all the things the son had done." When Jesus met the woman of Samaria, he "tore through the biased mind-set against women." The pontiff also called on the pilgrims to say, "Every encounter with Jesus changes one's life; every encounter with Jesus fills us with joy." He also sent his greetings to a Japanese school.
VATICAN
One year of Pope Francis: Revolution in tradition
by Bernardo CervelleraSince becoming the “bishop of Rome” on March 13, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been transforming the Church with his personal witness. His appeal for a Church of the poor, an outward bound Church, ‘the worlds' field hospital’ are the best fruit of the Second Vatican Council. Conservative and progressive interpretations abound, right and left, but this Pope just wants the world to encounter the salvation of Jesus Christ.
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04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
04/14/2014 PAKISTAN
Lahore: third postponement in Asia Bibi's appeal as Islamist threats against judges continue
by Jibran Khan
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Dictatorship of thought" suppresses "freedom of conscience, people’s relationship with God"
04/10/2014 CHINA - ISRAEL
After two centuries, Henan Jews prepare to celebrate Passover
04/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Christ's Passion changed my life, young Buddhist says
by Melani Manel Perera
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
04/11/2014 JAPAN
Japanese airports becoming 'Islam-friendly' to cater to growing Muslim tourism
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan exists "even in the 21st century" and continues to tempt us because "he does not want us to follow Christ"
04/10/2014 CHINA
China: import-export falls again in March amid fears of another recession
04/11/2014 INDIA
For Card Gracias, canonising popes John Paul II and John XXIII will consecrate India to Mary
by Card. Oswald Gracias

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