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“Who is God?” is the most googled question of 2007
Numbers show that Internet is home to religious and spiritual quests. Burma, Christians in Muslim lands, China and the Vatican are AsiaNews’ top searched words.
A prayer and a conference for mothers and mothers-to-be
At a time when the country is going through a birthrate crisis, the Filipino Church issues a special prayer to be read on Mother's Day and organises a three-day conference on 'God is love and love is life'.
From confession comes new strength to love and change the world, Pope tells young people
For the first time in his pontificate, Benedict XVI hears confession. Young Catholics from Erbil, Iraq, join in prayer a penitential ceremony in St Peter’s.
18/03/2016 18:49:00 IRAQ - UNITED STATES
Christian 'genocide': blame the Islamic State, but also the US
US Secretary of State John Kerry called for an international probe into the Islamist group that has massacred Yazidis, Christians, and Shias in Syria and Iraq. US foreign policy however contributed to the rise of the Islamic State (IS) group by marginalising pro-Saddam Hussein Sunnis in Iraq, by "containing" it without fighting IS, and by selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, which ended up in IS’s hands in Syria. Iraq is now the second country in the world in terms of anti-Christian persecution.
16/02/2011 PAKISTAN – UNITED STATES
Lahore: for Islamic fundamentalists, Raymond Davis is a blasphemer who must be beheaded
The US national, in prison for killing two Pakistanis, allegedly insulted the prison’s religious leader and other inmates who were praying. Pakistan’s extremist camp wants the American sentenced to death. It has announced demonstrations in case of his release. Fundamentalists want to see Asia Bibi as well as the US national, who claims diplomatic immunity, hanged.
15/09/2011 INDONESIA – UNITED STATES
Accused or proselytising, American family attacked by Indonesian extremists
Only the intervention of the police prevented serious consequences for the parents and their two boys. The father had started two weeks earlier to teach English at a local Protestant school. The attack, which took place in South Sulawesi, was ordered by a radical local Muslim leader.
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