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06/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: we need a new "civil ethics" that will not yield "to the blackmail of Caesar and Mammon, violence and money"
"The family is put to the test by so many problems " and "one of these tests is poverty", aggravated by the pseudo-models "spread by a consumer society and the" exploitation "of the family by" politics and economics”, which then substantially disassociate themselves with it. Closeness to Chinese people following Yangtze disaster.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis has called for a new "civil ethics" that will not yield "to the blackmail of Caesar and Mammon, violence and money”.  He was speaking in a catechesis dedicated "to the consideration of the vulnerability...

06/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "The path of our redemption is a road of many failures," but in the end love conquers all
"The prophets, the men of God who spoke to the people, who have not been heard, who have been discarded, will be his glory." "If each one of us does an examination of conscience, we will see how many times, how many times the prophets have been cast aside. How many times we have said to Jesus: ‘Go away’, how many times we wanted to save ourselves, how many times we thought we were the just ones".
05/31/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In the Trinity lies the ultimate goal of our earthly pilgrimage
At the Angelus Francis reflects on the mystery of the one God in three Persons: "We renew the mission of living communion with God and with one another on the model of the Trinity." Remember "for what purpose, for what glory we exist, we work, we suffer." Next Thursday the celebration of Corpus Christi: "Participate in this solemn public act of love for Jesus among the people." The Pope calls on those present in the square to make the sign of the cross, all together.
05/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Euthanasia and abortion, attacks on human life equal to war and terrorism
Francis receives participants in the meeting sponsored by the Science and Life Association in audience: "I see your association as hands reaching out to other hands to sustain life." A just society "recognizes the primary right to life from conception to its natural end," but "must also go further and reflect on the use we make of it."
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: New Evangelization, address the "great challenges" of our time with a "renewed" language and bearing witness to the faith
The challenge of the new evangelization and catechesis depends on one fundamental point: "how to encounter Christ, what is the most consistent place to find Him and follow Him." "The question of how we are educating in the faith, therefore, is not rhetorical, but essential. The answer requires courage, creativity and decision to undertake sometimes still unexplored roads. "

05/29/2015 ISLAM
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation slams Islamic States outrages
A statement by the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) comes out against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Defeating the terrorists needs "drying up the sources of funding of terrorism”.
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God help us not to be selfish or profiteers, but to have a "life of faith" that "works wonders"
There are "three ways of living." There are those who "live for themselves; quiet, selfish", "Jesus condemns spiritual barrenness ", then there are "those who make a business out of religion" and finally there is the life of faith, for which" whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have obtained and it will happen to you. "
05/29/2015 SYRIA
Islamists and al Qaeda conquer Ariha. Idlib province now under their control
After a “lightning offensive" the jihadist coalition wrestled one of the last government strongholds in the province of Idlib, northwest Syria. Damascus says there is still "ongoing fighting." The rebels close to Latakia, government stronghold and power base of the Assad family.
05/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: selfish, worldly or rigorous Christians, draw people away from Jesus
There are three groups of Christians: those who instead of responding to the cry of the people asking for salvation distance them from Jesus because they only think about their "selfish" relationship with God, or because they worldly people or rigorists. And then there are Christians who really listen to the cry and live in accordance with their faith and help draw people closer to Jesus.
05/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: engagement is "a journey", people who want “everything at once, also give up on everything – at once – at the first problem”
"There is no express marriage: we need to work on love, you have to journey. The alliance of the love of man and woman is learned and refined. I dare say, it is an alliance of craftsmanship. Making of two lives, one life, it is also a miracle, a miracle of freedom and of the heart, given in faith". Pre-marriage courses are often the only opportunity to really get to know each other for "couples who have been together a long time" to "reflect on their experience in a non-trivial terms".
05/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth"
"It's sad to see a Christian, whether it’s a lay person, consecrated, priest, or bishop - it’s sad when you see he wants two things: to follow Jesus and worldly things, to follow Jesus and worldliness." Jesus does not promise riches to his apostles, but the legacy of the Kingdom of heaven "but with persecution, with the cross."
05/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Attachment to riches is the beginning of all kinds of corruption"
"Riches are for the common good, for everyone. And if the Lord gives them to one person it is so that they are used for the good of all, not for oneself, not so they are closed in one’s heart, which then becomes corrupt and sad."
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the missionary dimension is in the Church’s very nature and is "intrinsic to all forms of consecrated life"
"In Jesus’ command to ‘go forth’, we see the scenarios and ever-present new challenges of the Church’s evangelizing mission,” said Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Day. “All her members are called to proclaim the Gospel by their witness of life. In a particular way, consecrated men and women are asked to listen to the voice of the Spirit who calls them to go to the peripheries, to those to whom the Gospel has not yet been proclaimed.”
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Mgr Romero, “following the example of Jesus, chose to be among his people” even at the cost of his life
“Faith in Jesus Christ, when understood well and its final consequences assumed, generates communities of that are builders of peace and solidarity,” said the pontiff in his message for the beatification of the Salvadorian bishop. The Holy Father also expressed “great concern” and sorrow for the “many refugees in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea”. He also mentioned the “useless slaughter” of the First World War.
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”
“Strengthened by the Spirit and his many gifts, may we be able uncompromisingly to battle against sin and corruption, devoting ourselves with patient perseverance to the works of justice and peace.” Likewise, “Respect for creation,” the pope said, “is a requirement of our faith”.

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05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/23/2015 SYRIA
Nuncio in Damascus: no news about Fr Mourad, not even about who abducted him
05/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on "Jesus' gaze upon us", "he chooses us, forgives us and he sends us on mission."
05/22/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic State takes entire border between Syria and Iraq
05/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must seek unity, struggling against "the spirit of the world", which creates division
05/21/2015 SYRIA
Syria: Islamic State takes Palmyra, Unesco heritage site at risk
05/20/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Bogus permits sold to allow Muslims to grow a beard or wear a veil
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West by Bernardo Cervellera
05/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on final farewells, of those forced to leave their land for good, on the one that awaits us all
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
05/18/2015 IRAQ - SYRIA
Islamic State takes Ramadi but withdraws from Palmyra in Syria
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
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Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
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05/30/2015 ASIA
More and bloodier wars in world: 180 thousand victims in 2014
05/31/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In the Trinity lies the ultimate goal of our earthly pilgrimage
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: New Evangelization, address the "great challenges" of our time with a "renewed" language and bearing witness to the faith
05/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Euthanasia and abortion, attacks on human life equal to war and terrorism
05/28/2015 IRAQ - IRAN
Patriarch of Baghdad: Iran’s Chaldeans, "light, salt and leaven" in the Church of Persia
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
05/27/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
As the parish priest at Baoding’s Mary Queen of China Church is arrested, another Catholic altar is demolished
05/28/2015 CHINA - RUSSIA
Moscow wants to "restore" Russian sites and monuments in Northeast China
by Nina Achmatova
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God help us not to be selfish or profiteers, but to have a "life of faith" that "works wonders"
05/28/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, mother of two dies after setting herself on fire to protest Chinese repression
05/27/2015 HONG KONG
The Missionaries of Charity see the poor as benefactors, thanks to them they can serve Jesus

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