» 06/25/2007, 00.00
VATICAN – CHINA
Nuns to pray for Pope’s letter on China and full religious freedom
A letter signed by Cardinal Dias and the secretary of the Pontifical Missionary Union call on monasteries to dedicate at least a week of prayer so that the letter is well received and bears fruit. The prelate talks about the persecution and fidelity of the Church in China. For Fr Ciro Biondi, the Pope’s letter “will become a milestone in the history of the third millennium.”
22/05/2006 INDIA VATICAN
For Catholics in India Cardinal Dias is the right man for the evangelisation of peoples
Community leaders view the prelate as the right man for the job. He has experience with the poor and is knowledgeable of other cultures. His nomination confirms India's place in the universal Church.
14/12/2007 VATICAN – ASIA
Cardinal Dias on the challenge of evangelisation in Asia, the continent were religions are born
The prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples talks about dialogue with non-Christian religions. In them the Holy Spirit planted the seeds of truth that must grow. That is the goal of inter-faith dialogue.
13/03/2008 VATICAN – CHINA
Commission sees signs of unity in Chinese Church
Participants examined how the papal letter was received and the theological principles that inspired it. How to apply the doctrine of the second Vatican Council on the nature and structure of the Church was one of the aspects looked at.
Pope: Mission "consists definitely in communicating God's love to our brothers"
Receiving participants of the plenary assembly of the Higher Council of Pontifical Missionary Works, Benedict XVI stressed the essential role of mission in Christian communities.
29/07/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Vatican: Bishops and priests in China, be united with the pope and each other, even in persecution
A letter from Cardinal Dias at the end of the Year for Priests, reiterates that loyalty to the pope is a "guarantee of freedom." At the same time he asks bishops and priests to rebuild unity in the Church in China, abandoning the desire for wealth or advancement in society and politics.
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