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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."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth" and "it is sad to see a Christian" who wants to "follow Jesus and worldly things." This is why riches, vanity and pride are so dangerous,  the "three steps" that...

05/26/2015 YEMEN - IRAN - S. ARABIA
Yemen, Sunni militias and Saudi raids against Houthi rebels, dozens of dead and wounded
Shiite militias have lost control of some strategic military sites in the south. Dozens dead and at least 70 wounded in the battle. Coalition air raids on the capital continue. Tehran complains to Riyadh over an attack that hit the embassy in Sanaa. Prospects of peace and dialogue increasingly remote.
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."
05/25/2015 YEMEN
UN talks over Yemen postponed
A UN official made the announcement. Getting the parties to meet for peace talks is the main reason. The conflict has has left some 2,000 people dead and displaced more than half a million people.
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”.
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
What “has changed in the global world are not so much the problems, as their size and urgency. Incomparable are the amplitude and the speed of reproduction of inequalities. This we cannot allow! We must propose fair alternatives which are truly practicable.”
05/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on "Jesus' gaze upon us", "he chooses us, forgives us and he sends us on mission."
"Lord, fix your gaze on me and tell me what I must do; how should I lament my mistakes, my sins; what is the courage with which I must continue on the path You have first travelled".
05/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must seek unity, struggling against "the spirit of the world", which creates division
On the eve of the Passion, Jesus prayed "for the unity of his people, for the Church." But Jesus "knows that the spirit of the world" is "a spirit of division, of war, of envy, jealousy, even in families, even in religious families, even in the diocese, even in the Church as a whole: it is the great temptation".
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians
"Religious freedom is a human right". In Italy the Pentecost Vigil will be recall our "many brothers and sisters exiled or killed simply because they are Christians." On May 24 the prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan. Chinese Catholics are "credible witnesses" of merciful love and live "spiritually united to the rock of Peter on which the Church is built." The family’s "natural vocation to educate", must not be replaced by "experts" and “intellectual critics".
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
The "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.
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
In life there are “goodbyes” and “final farewells”, such as for those people who are forced to leave their homes - the Rohingya of Myanmar, Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq - and the final farewell that awaits us all. That is the moment when we entrust our soul, our story our loved ones to God.
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
They must disavow and defeat a mind-set of corruption, defend the people of God "from ideological colonisations that take away their human identity and dignity,” reinforce without clericalism “the essential role of lay people who want to assume the responsibilities that fall to them”, translate pastoral choices and documents “into concrete and understandable proposals”, and promote collegiality and communion.
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
This was Pope Francis’ prayer request this morning to a group of Carmelite nuns and Sisters of the Rosary, who had arrived in Rome from Bethlehem and the Middle East for the canonization of the first two Palestinian saints of the modern era.

Altri articoli
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 "
05/16/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
05/15/2015 ISLAM – MIDDLE EAST
For Al-Baghdadi, Islam is a religion of war, a shrewd message according to Father Samir by Samir Khalil Samir
05/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a fearful or joyless community is "sick", "not Christian"
05/14/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Vatican and Palestinian agreement helping hand to Christians in the Middle East by Bernard Sabella
05/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Please", "thank you" and "sorry", the words for "a good family life"
05/13/2015 YEMEN
Fragile humanitarian truce holds, for now, in Yemen
05/12/2015 VATICAN
For pope, God will ask the powerful of the Earth “if they really provide[d] food for Him in every person”
05/11/2015 YEMEN – SAUDI ARABIA
Shia Houthi rebels ready to accept Saudi ceasefire proposal
05/11/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians are still killed today in the name of God
05/10/2015 VATICAN
For pope, written in our hearts with the fire of the Spirit, Jesus’ love generates wonders every day
05/09/2015 SAUDI ARABIA – YEMEN
Saudis drop leaflets on Yemen civilians, bombs on Houthis by Paul Dakiki
05/08/2015 SAUDI ARABIA - YEMEN – SYRIA
Riyadh proposes a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen whilst bombing Houthi rebels
05/08/2015 IRAQ
‘Adopt a Christian from Mosul’ campaign continues (see video) by Bernardo Cervellera
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ASIA
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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05/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Muslims set Christian colony ablaze: new charges of blasphemy
by Jibran Khan
05/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth"
05/25/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
Yangon Cardinal: Myanmar has a moral duty to resolve the Rohingya crisis
by Charles Maung Bo*
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
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”
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
05/22/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic State takes entire border between Syria and Iraq
05/21/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
For Xi Jinping, religions must be "Chinese" and without "foreign influences"
by Wang Zhicheng
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy

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