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A CHRISTMAS FULL OF JOY IN A WOUNDED ASIA

Articoli
JORDAN - CHRISTMAS
A Christmas of lights and contrasts
Iraqi exiles celebrate Christ's birth.
PAKISTAN – CHRISTMAS
Christmas, a holiday that brings Christians and Muslims closer together
VATICAN
Let violence end, everywhere peace is needed, says the Pope
VATICAN
The bread of life was born tonight, says the Pope
HONG KONG - CHINA
Christmas fosters hope burdened by politicians' 'decadence', says Bishop Zen
Bishop calls on parents to spend more time with children. "Being with them," he says, "is the most precious gift you can offer."
SRI LANKA
Yes, to peace and justice; no to death penalty, says Colombo bishop
MALAYSIA
Jesus back in Christmas carols
Malaysia's Culture Minister denies banning carols with references to Jesus; instead, he invites "everyone" to be part of the festivities.
ISRAEL – PALESTINE – VATICAN
Christmas, peace in the Holy Land, peace on earth
For the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem, the birth of Christ and the faith of Christians and pilgrims are a source of optimism and peace. Tentative steps towards dialogue between Israel and Palestine and the attention of the world and the Church are signs of hope.
BANGLADESH
Christmas in the orphanage or how the joy of the season meets hope for the future
Sreete and another 140 girls will celebrate Christmas in an orphanage surrounded by the affection and love of nuns who care for them every day. In many, a vocation for the religious life is born.
UZBEKISTAN
Christmas in Tashkent after the wounds of Soviet atheism
The country's few Christians celebrate the birth of Christ whilst the majority of the population knows little of its meaning.
THAILAND
Buddhists and other non Christians will attend Christmas mass
PHILIPPINES
The essence of Christmas is God made flesh, says Archbishop Cruz
In his Christmas message, the Archbishop tells the faithful to remember God's act of love, his becoming man, and urges the population to be less passive and work instead to build a better country.
PHILIPPINES
Pre-dawn mass to celebrate the coming of Christ
Novena mass at 4 am as people in the country and cities gather to thank 'Christ the Light' who overcomes darkness.
INDIA
Gujarat Christians want a Christmas without violence
Hindu fundamentalists organise festivals to disrupt Christmas celebrations.
PAKISTAN
Christmas in an Islamic country: festivities, traditions and solidarity
Exams are held earlier in Christian schools to prepare Nativity plays; streets and homes are decorated; Caritas offers dinner to 300 kids in juvenile prison.
ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Days that seem to announce peace, says Patriarch Michael Sabbah
IRAQ
We shall celebrate Christmas even amidst all the violence, Chaldean Patriarch says
Church leaders are united to honour victims and oppose terrorism. They express solidarity with the Shiite community in Karbala and Najaf hit by deadly violence yesterday.
SRI LANKA
Catholic church set on fire near Colombo
Buddhist extremists are suspected. "They might destroy the building, but not our faith", said the parish priest. Faithful will still celebrate Christmas in nearby grotto.
VATICAN
May the Christmas tree teach us to give ourselves, says the Pope
Pontiff lovingly greets 32 children who survived the Beslan school massacre.
ISRAEL – PALESTINE – HOLY LAND
Uncertainty on Christmas Eve for the peoples and governments of Israel and Palestine
The Palestinian elections, the withdrawal of Barghouti's candidacy and the crisis of the Sharon government have increased the sense of impotence and insecurity in the two peoples. Our correspondent in Jerusalem gives an overview of the situation in the Holy Land on the eve of Christmas.
ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Israeli Christians to visit Bethlehem this Christmas
Interim Palestinian President wants to attend Midnight Mass in Bethlehem.
SOUTH KOREA
Christmas trees in a Buddhist temple to honour Jesus' birth
THAILAND
Christmas concert by Thai prisoners' band
Concert will be registered with Guinness Book of World Records. Music becomes 'healing therapy for inmates.
CHINA
No more tickets to pay for midnight mass
INDONESIA
Indonesia orders security clamp down after terror warning
PALESTINE
Somber Christmas in Bethlehem after Arafat's death
MALAYSIA
Christmas without Jesus in Malaysia
China - vatican
Christmas Midnight Mass for a fee at the Beijing Cathedral
Catholics appalled by the decision taken by the Patriotic Association and Bishop Fu Tieshan, who are currently engaged in reforming the diocese's administration.  A 50 yuan entry fee is also a way to stem the interest of young people in Christianity.
INDONESIA
Tight security ahead of Christmas season
VATICAN
The crèche is a sign of culture and faith, Pope says
IRAQ
Bearing witness to Christ at the peril of one's life, says Father Ragheed in Mosul
The priest who saw the attack against the Bishop's Palace says that the building "has collapsed except for one wall and hanging on that wall is a photo of the Pope."
PALESTINE
Palestinian Christians fear their country might become an Islamic state
PALESTINE
Between old fears and new hopes, celebrating Advent in Bethlehem
Dossier
Pope Francis in the Holy Land
The Ukrainian Crisis
The Year of Faith and the martyrdom of Fr Fausto Tentorio
John Paul II is beatified
Education can stop the Taliban in Pakistan
Egyptian Revolution: Muslims and Christians united
World Peace Day 2011
Religious freedom, the path to Peace

The Church's Synod for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
Mother Teresa, an inestimable gift for the world
Pope in Cyprus for peace in Middle East
Easter in Asia
Save Christians and Pakistan from the blasphemy law
60 years of the PR China: the Party against the people
Peace Message 2010: The Pope’s advice to Copenhagen
The Pope's new encyclical Letter: Caritas in veritate
Barack Obama for a "new beginning" with Islam
Tiananmen 20 years on

Benedict XVI visits the Holy Land


Easter in Rome and in Asia
At Lent, let us pray for the Pope
Charter 08: for human rights in China
World Day of Peace 2009
Orissa: the Hindu pogrom against Christians

Sydney WYD 2008
The New Pentecost of the Youth


Beijing 2008: The Olympics
of suspicion and silence

World Day of Prayer
for the Church in China

PIME: 150 years
in Hong Kong

Moratorium on abortion

Message for 2008 World Day of Peace


Spe salvi: the new encyclical of Benedict XVI
Pope’s Message for the 2007 World Mission Day
Hegazi case:
Islam's obsession
with conversions

Beijing:
Olympic Games and Human Rights

The Joy of the Church
at Father Bossi's Liberation

Pope's letter
to the Church in China

Iraqi Christians
facing "extinction"

The Pope in Brasil
Terrorism,
disease of Islam

Pope's letter following the synod on the Eucharistic
China - NPC: the wounds of a "harmonious society"
Pope writes
to China's Catholics

Alarm pollution
for China’s rivers

Tsunami, two years on...
The Pope in Turkey
The Pope misunderstood by Islam
Thailand
Asian Mission Congress

October:
Rosary and mission

European Christians to the aid of Chinas young Church
The crisis in Islam
(by Samir Khalil Samir, sj)

China - Vatican:
the illicit ordinations

Fr. Andrea Santoro
a missionary killed in Turkey

�Deus caritas est�: God�s eros and agape
The Mohammed cartoon strips:
Islam shows its darkest face

Java Earthquake
H5N1: The avian flu
Nuns beaten in Xian
Pope names 4 Chinese bishops as members of the Synod on the Eucharist
Synod on the Eucharist
Islam and the West
Year of the Eucharist
Pope's words
to the young people of WYD

AsiaNews - PIME
for tsunami victims
in Asia

YOUNG PEOPLE IN COLOGNE
"We have come
to worship Him"

Israel's Attack on the Pope Is a Smokescreen for Abandoning Talks with the Holy See
Holy See - Israel:
10 years later, the problems still to be resolved

Beijing and the Vatican: small steps and religious freedom
Vatican - Russian Orthodoxy: return to dialogue
Benedict XVI, cooperator of Truth
Asian Churches prayig for the Conclave
Days of Conclave
Asia in the Conclave
Papal trips to Asia
A United WorldHonours the Pope
John Paul II, missionary for the Third Millennium
Easter 2005:
Asia, signs of hope
stronger than death

Miners in China,
the cost of
economic development

Petition to Chinese Parliament: free bishops and priests. List of bishops and priests in prison.
Lebanon, again a model for the Middle East
Elections in Iraq
Tsunami in Asia - the sorrow and the compassion
A CHRISTMAS FULL OF JOY IN A WOUNDED ASIA
Brian O�Connor: �My story, a Christian in a Saudi jail�
A bishop facing Beiging
Hong Kong and the freedom of the education

A maimed Europe signs its constitution
THE POPE VISITS LOURDES
IRAQ: Churches targeted
Tiananmen, 15 years later
China - Europe: Europe learns from Pope on how to deal with China
Vatican: Churches should not be used as mosques
The Passion of The Christ
Saving Baghdads revival from blind European pacifism
New churches built to destroy even more
Christmas in Asia, peace in wartime
The wall between Israel and Palestine

by Giulio Aleni / (a cura di) Gianni Criveller
pp. 176
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