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07/03/2015 VATICAN
“It is preferable that every service, even in the Church, come to an end,” says pope
More than 30,000 people gathered in St Peter's Square for the Convocation of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit. “Jesus, for all of us you asked the Lord the grace of unity in this Church of yours, not ours. History has divided us,” the pope said. "If the enemy unites us in death who are we not to be united in life."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Today Pope Francis spoke in St Peter’s Square before some 30,000 members of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit Movement. Those present included Card Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Church;...

07/03/2015 ASIA
2015, young people celebrate anniversaries of Taize and Brother Roger
by Frère Ghislain*
Over 100 years since birth, 10 years after his death and 75 years after the foundation of the experience of Taizé, Brother Roger's charism is still alive. Gestures of prayer and solidarity across Asia: Philippines, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam. In Calcutta, prayer around the tomb of Mother Teresa, who Frere Roger visited in 1976 and 1997. In Japan and throughout the continent an experience of the Church united "in God’s heart".
07/02/2015 VATICAN
Tourism offers "a billion opportunities" for sustainable development on Earth
In its message for World Tourism Day, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples notes that growth in this sector represents “a challenge to all the sectors involved in this global phenomenon: tourists, businesses, governments and local communities and, of course, the Church too. The billion tourists should necessarily be considered above all in their billion opportunities.”
06/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Nostra Aetate a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and irrevocable no to anti-Semitism"
Greeting participants in the conference sponsored by the International Council of Christians and Jews, Francis points out that "both faiths have their foundation in the One God, the God of the Covenant, who reveals himself through his Word. In seeking a right attitude towards God, Christians turn to Christ as the fount of new life, and Jews to the teaching of the Torah".
06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Rome’s "affection and gratitude" for witness of Peter and Paul
At the Angelus Pope Francis remembers the mission of the Church of Rome, that preserves the legacy of Peter and Paul: faith and charity. The " Romans centuries long devotion to the Virgin, especially invoked as Salus Populi Romani". The bond of communion of metropolitan archbishops with "the See of Peter" and "brotherly ties" with the Sister Church of Constantinople. The announcement of the trip to Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay 5 to 12 July.

06/29/2015 CHINA
Signing ceremony launches Asia’s newest investment bank with China holding a 30 per cent stake
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will start operating before the end of the year. China will have no right of veto. It is set to rival with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and with the US and Japan, which have not joined the new financial institution.
06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope to new metropolitan archbishops: The Church wants men of faith, prayer, witness
On the Feasts of St. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis blesses the pallium for 46 metropolitan archbishops appointed this year. These include six Asian archbishops. The pallium will be imposed by the nuncios in the countries of origin. Orthodox delegation sent by Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople also present. The apostles and the first Christian communities with “courage carried forward the work of evangelisation, free of fear of death and martyrdom, within the social context of a pagan empire”. “Many forces in the course of history have tried, and still do, to destroy the Church, from without as well as within, but they themselves are destroyed and the Church remains alive and fruitful". " the Church does not belong to Popes, bishops, priests, nor the lay faithful; the Church in every moment belongs solely to Christ." " A Church or a Christian who does not give witness is sterile; like a dead person who thinks they are alive; like a dried up tree that produces no fruit; an empty well that offers no water! The Church has overcome evil thanks to the courageous, concrete and humble witness of her children".
06/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Believe that Jesus can heal us and awaken us from death?
At the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis speaks of today's Gospel - of healing and resurrection - that "have a single center: the faith." A "tarnished or uncertain" faith tends to confuse "resurrection with reincarnation." "Faith ... promotes life in every situation."
06/27/2015 VATICAN-ORTHODOX
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople
On the eve of the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis meets a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in a tradition that has lasted for 47 years. The collaboration on the encyclical "Laudato sì" and the importance of theological dialogue to integrate synodality and primacy. The message of Bartholomew I.
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
The influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
06/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus teaches that "a community must be close", must "dirty its hands"
"How many people look on from afar and do not understand or care ... How many people look on from a distance but with bad heart, to put Jesus to the test, to criticize, to condemn him ... And how many people look on from a distance because they do not have the courage that He had, but really want to get closer! And in that case, Jesus reached out first.
06/25/2015 VATICAN
World Meeting of Philadelphia, Gospel nourishment for families of the world
Those who have already registered are from more than 100 nations. Papa Francesco, at the end of the Mass of Sunday, September 27, will deliver the Gospel of Luke to the families of the great cities of the five continents - Kinshasa (Africa), Havana (America), Hanoi (Asia), Sydney (Australia) and Marseille ( Europe) - which later will be sent a million copies of the same text.
06/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: A true pastor, a true prophet, knows how to "speak, do, and listen"
Beware of "pseudo-Christians" and “pseudo-prophets". "It’s true, they do good things, it is true, but they lack the rock”. They lack "the rock of the love of God, the rock of the Word of God." And without this rock "they cannot prophesy, they cannot build: they pretend, because in the end everything collapses." An example of our day is Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who "did not speak, and was able to listen in silence" and "did so much."
06/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: when the family "crumbles" think about the "weight of the mountain that crushes the soul of a child"
Francis’ catechesis on "irregular families", a word he does not like, ends with "many questions. How can we help them? How can we accompany them? How can we accompany children so they do not become hostages of the father or the mother? ".
06/23/2015 VATICAN
Synod to focus on the challenges to the family, the discernment of the family vocation, and the mission of the family today
The Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris was made public today. Only “a minority lives, supports and proposes the teachings of the Catholic Church on marriage and the family. Increasingly, having children is seen as a tool of self-fulfilment by any means. The issue of remarried divorcés elicited a “mutual agreement” on the possibility of a “penitential journey” under the supervision of a bishop, based on repentance, confirmation of the nullity of the marriage and celibacy.

Altri articoli
06/22/2015 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: Christian unity "is a journey of communion" and "does not mean uniformity"
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin tells young people to be chaste in love, go against the flow and not retire at 20
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin: May Our Lady, the Eucharist and the pope, Don Bosco’s "three white loves," sustain the Salesian Family
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin: God’s love towards us is faithful, recreates everything, is stable and reliable
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin calls for a "social and generational pact" to create jobs and boost hope
06/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Do not store up treasures on earth, do so only for those that have value in the "handbag of Heaven"
06/19/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the persecution of Christians in the Middle East strengthens bonds between the Catholic and Syro-Orthodox Churches
06/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis’ “green” encyclical and the social doctrine of the Church by Bernardo Cervellera
06/18/2015 VATICAN
Encyclical: the concept of integral ecology is at the core of the document, says Card Turkson
06/18/2015 VATICAN
Encyclical: ecological crisis is a human, social and ethical crisis (2)
06/18/2015 VATICAN
Encyclical: call for an "ecological conversion" to retrieve ethical dimension of development (3)
06/18/2015 VATICAN
Encyclical: "An irre¬sponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed the Earth (1)
06/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope asks for “forgiveness for the people and institutions who close the door" to refugees
06/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Poverty, at the heart of the Gospel, is not an ideology
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ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin tells young people to be chaste in love, go against the flow and not retire at 20In his last meeting on the first day of his visit to Turin, Francis met young people in Vittorio Square. In a Question and Answer exchange, he talked about love, friendship and loss of trust towards life. "I understand you. How many hypocrites speak of peace and sell weapons. How can one trust? By following Christ, whose act of extreme love, i.e. the Cross, saved humanity." The pontiff also looked at the horrors of the 20th century as evidence of the loss of trust towards world powers. He urged young people “not to retire at 20,” but “live, don’t just exist.”
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06/27/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
06/30/2015 LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
The ecumenism of blood and Orthodox divisions
by Fady Noun
06/27/2015 VATICAN-ORTHODOX
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople
06/27/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosques
06/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Nostra Aetate a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and irrevocable no to anti-Semitism"
07/01/2015 VIETNAM
Released from prison, Vietnamese Catholic lawyer to continue human rights fight
06/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Believe that Jesus can heal us and awaken us from death?
06/29/2015 KUWAIT - SAUDI ARABIA
Author of Kuwait Shiite mosque attack was Saudi
06/29/2015 CHINA
Signing ceremony launches Asia’s newest investment bank with China holding a 30 per cent stake

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