12/05/2013VATICAN Pope to create Commission for the Protection of Children On 22 February consistory for the appointment of new cardinals. The Commission, proposed by the Council of Cardinals, will advise the Pope on the Holy See’s commitment in the protection of children and ministry for victims of abuse. Vatican City ( AsiaNews ) - Pope
Francis has decided to establish a special Commission for the Protection of
Children and February 22 will hold a consistory for the appointment of new
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12/05/2013THAILAND Thai king marks birthday with call for peace and solidarity amid protest truce Today, Thailand celebrates the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej . The monarch addresses the nation and invites the people to preserve "the public interest, stability and security." The anti-government protests promise to continue after festivities. AsiaNews sources : intellectuals, government, military and religious leaders want a peaceful resolution of the dispute.
12/04/2013VATICAN Pope appeals for nuns abducted in Syria and "for all the people kidnapped during the conflict " During the general audience in his continuing reflection on the "Creed" , he spoke of the " resurrection of the body". The Pope underlined that we are "the disciples of the One who came , comes every day and will come at the end of the world" and since Jesus is risen, "he has opened the way" and will resurrect us too: "this is not a lie. If Jesus is alive, do you think that will leave us to die and never share in his resurrection? " .
12/02/2013THAILAND Bangkok: police use rubber bullets in clashes with anti-government protesters The prime minister rejects calls for her resignation, but is willing to dialogue with the opposition. Protest leaders ultimatum of "two days" for the government to quit. For now, the army remains on sidelines. Sources tell AsiaNews that the protest is degenerating and the effects on the economy are already visible.
12/01/2013VATICAN Pope: the hope of Advent to end all wars Pope Francis mentions the prophecy of Isaiah, turning "swords" into "ploughshares" and "spears" in "pruning hooks". Humanity must find a shared horizon for its existence. The Church and the world are walking together toward the final goal. The Virgin Mary is the model to emulate. The Pontiff's thoughts also go out to people living with AIDS, grateful to missionaries and health care workers who quietly stand by them.
11/29/2013VATICAN Pope: 2015 will be dedicated to consecrated life, which "is prophecy" Francis met with 120 superiors general. Christians are asked to be radical, but men and women religious are called to follow the Lord in a special way. The problem of exclusion remains a top priority. In addition to these challenges, the Church must meet cultural and educational challenges in schools and universities.
11/29/2013THAILAND Bangkok, anti-government protesters besiege army headquarters A thousand people broke into the military compound. The protesters demand the generals declare if they are "with the people or with the dictators". Opponents are demanding the resignation of the executive and the formation of a "council of the people”. Protests are likely to increase over the weekend, before the stop ahead of the king's birthday .