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10/01/2014 IRAN
Iran hangs man for heresy
Mohsen Amir Aslani, a 37-year-old former psychologist, taught religion, giving a new interpretation of the Qur'an. The authorities also accused him of insulting the prophet Jonah.
Tehran (AsiaNews) - A former psychologist has been executed for "corruption on earth and heresy in religion." Mohsen Amir Aslani (pictured) was hanged in a prison near the city of Karaj west of Tehran on 24 September, according to the Human...

10/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Charism, gifts of God for the good of the whole Church
They are a grace given by God, gifted for the good of the whole community and they are good, "when the Church, in the variety of its charisms, is expressed in communion, it can’t go wrong", but "God help us if these gifts become a source of envy or division, of jealousy. "
09/30/2014 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS
It is "licit and urgent" to stop the aggression of terrorism, Card Parolin says at UN
The Holy See's top diplomat calls for "multilateral action and a proportionate use of force" to ensure "the defence of unarmed citizens." The theory of the "clash of civilizations" ignores "longstanding and profound experiences of good relations between cultures, ethnic groups and religions". The path to follow is to "promote dialogue and understanding among cultures," as well as a sense of "responsibility to protect".
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
"Our life is too easy, our complaints are overdramatized". Think of the great tragedies, of "these Christian brothers and sisters of ours who are driven from their home and left with nothing: 'But, Lord, I have believed in you. Why? Is believing in You a curse, Lord?'".
09/30/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslims: Condemn extremism, rebuild Iraq with Christians
by Louis Raphael I Sako *

On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, Mar Sako renews his call for "reconciliation" and "brave dialogue" for true peace. Tolerance, respect and justice to maintain "national identity" and "co-existence". The memory of Muslims who sacrificed themselves to save the Christians. He adds: "We love because Christ teaches us to love everyone."

09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love"
The topic Pope Francis chose for the next World Day of Social Communications has been announced. The "Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful. The Church is called to show more vividly that the gift of love, which the bride and groom offer each other, draws all people to God. It is an exciting task".
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
" So many projects, except for one's own sins, but many, many projects for mankind’s dehumanization are his work, simply because he hates mankind." He invents "humanistic explanations”. "This struggle is a daily reality in Christian life, in our hearts, in our lives, in our families, in our people, in our churches ... If we do not struggle, we will be defeated. But the Lord has given this task mainly to the angels: to do battle and win".
09/29/2014 YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA
Sanaa: Shiite suicide bomb attack leaves 15 dead and over 50 injured
The bomber struck a hospital, used as a base of operations by the rebel group, in the town of Majzar, in the province of Maarib, east of the capital. Islamist Ansar al-Sharia militia linked to al Qaeda behind attack. Saudi Arabia says political instability in Yemen poses a global threat.
09/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "There is no future for people" without inter-generational encounter, when elderly are “discarded”
Pope Benedict XVI, "the wise grandfather in the home” attends "The blessing of long life" event. "How often we discard the elderly with an attitude of abandonment that is real and concrete euthanasia". "Homes for the elderly are great ... as long as they are truly homes, not prisons!" The testimony of two elderly people who fled Iraqi Kurdistan: "abuse of the elderly is inhuman, just as it is of children."
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Francis attends the solemn liturgy of thanksgiving to mark the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus: "Many temptations come, especially in difficult times and in crises: to stop to discuss ideas, to allow oneself to be carried away by the desolation, to focus on the fact of being persecuted, and not to see the other ."
09/27/2014 SYRIA
Renewed airstrikes in Syria in battle to defeat the IS
The city of Kobane, on the border with Turkey, is the main target. US Armed Forces Chief: "Air strikes are not enough to defeat the jihadist group."
09/27/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Video of a female rider reignites debate on the status of Saudi women
There are those who highlight her ability and patriotism (she is riding holding her country’s flag) and those who see her gesture as an insult to religion and tradition. There are even those who maintain that there is nothing wrong if a woman learns to ride a horse, but should do so in private and not in public.
09/26/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch calls on Iraqi Christians to remain faithful to the Gospel in their land
In a letter to the faithful, Mar Sako reminded them that they belong to the land of Iraq. It "is not just dust," but is part of their "identity, language and customs," not to mention their "traditions, history, [and] memory." At a time of suffering and persecution, he urges believers to remain faithful to Christ in accordance with the work of the Holy Spirit.
09/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: we cannot understand Jesus without the Cross, and you cannot be a Christian without being ready to help Him carry it
"We can come to believe that he is a great prophet, he does good things, he’s a saint. But without the Cross you can’t understand Christ the Redeemer". He prepares us to be ‘Cyrenes’ to help Him bear the Cross. And our Christian life without this is not Christian".
09/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: vain Christians are like a soap bubble, pretty, "but it lasts a second and then what?"
"Vanity is a liar, a fantasist, it deceives itself, it deceives the vain, because in the beginning he pretends to be [something], but in the end he really believes himself to be that" and so is far from the truth. "Vanity cannot give us peace only the truth gives us peace" and the only rock on which we build our lives is Jesus.

Altri articoli
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/24/2014 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS
UN Climate Summit: for Card Parolin, defence of creation is a moral imperative
09/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: coexistence between people and communities of different religions "possible and practicable"
09/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian life is "simple": Listen to the Word of God and put it into practice
09/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: tolerance towards migrants is not enough, they need welcome and solidarity
09/23/2014 SYRIA-IRAQ-US
US launches air strikes in Syria. Damascus was informed
09/22/2014 YEMEN
Sanaa: government and Shia rebels reach peace deal
09/22/2014 USA - IRAN
Islamic State threat pushes United States and Iran to discuss nuclear issue
09/22/2014 IRAQ - FRANCE
As IS spokesman call on supporters to kill all unbelievers, Pax Christi stands with Iraqi Christians
09/22/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA
Turkey closes its border with Syria. Thousands of Kurdish refugees wait behind barbed wire
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
Pope tells representatives of religions that religious freedom is bulwark against all forms of totalitarianism
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
"Today we touched martyrs," a moved Pope Francis said in front of two who witnessed persecution
09/21/2014 VATICAN - ALBANIA
Pope in Albania: "Let no one consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
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IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
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09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison
by Jibran Khan
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
09/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - TAIWAN
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women
by Nirmala Carvalho
09/27/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Video of a female rider reignites debate on the status of Saudi women
09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Tong: Enough violence in Central, government must put the people first

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