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04/18/2015 YEMEN-SAUDI ARABIA
Ban Ki-moon has asked for emergency aid and a truce to help the exhausted population, without food, water, medicine, fuel. Riyadh provides $ 274 million in aid, but continues to bomb the cities of Yemen. Saudi policy: UN aid to Yemen, but no ceasefire
by Paul Dakiki
Ban Ki-moon has asked for emergency aid and a truce to help the exhausted population, without food, water, medicine, fuel. Riyadh provides $ 274 million in aid, but continues to bomb the cities of Yemen.
Beirut (AsiaNews) - With an immediate effect, Saudi Arabia has decided to allocate $ 274 million in humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen, almost a month under the aerial bombardment of a coalition led by Riyadh itself. The donation was made after an UN appeal...

04/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Denounce and combat trafficking in human beings, a hidden evil
At an audience with participants at the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Pope Francis calls for national and international laws to "ensure the traffickers meet with justice and their unjust gains are reused for the rehabilitation of their victims." The fight against slavery, the work of Christian saints and "many men and women of good will who do not identify with a religion."
04/17/2015 TURKEY – EUROPEAN UNION – VATI
Armenian Genocide: Turkish politicians criticise the EU; Mufti reacts to pope’s words threatening to turn Saint Sophia into a mosque
Erdogan’s moderate Islamist party as well as the Kemalist and right wing nationalist parties issue a statement slamming the European parliament as “partial” and “intolerant”. For the mufti of Ankara, Pope Francis’ statement was "extremely spectacular." For the first time in 85 years, a passage from the Qur’an was recited at Saint Sophia. A symposium during Holy Birth Week was held in Istanbul on “The Prophet and Cohabitation Ethics and Law".
04/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Humiliation for its own sake is masochism, but when it is suffered and endured in the name of the Gospel it makes us like Jesus
"In this moment in which so many of our brothers and sisters are being martyred for the sake of Jesus’ Name, they are in this state, they have, in this moment, the joy of having suffered dishonour, and even death, for the Name of Jesus". When we nurse resentments it is inevitable that there will be outbursts. It "happens to me too" admits Francis: " When something is not pleasing, the first feeling is not of God, it is wicked, always".
04/17/2015 INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia another Indonesian beheaded. "Shock and grief" in Jakarta
by Mathias Hariyadi
It is the second case in less than a week. Karni binti Medi Tarsim had been sentenced to death for killing the four year old son of her employer. Indonesian authorities once again notified after the fact. Activists and human rights groups appeal to President Jokowi, for the protection of migrant workers.

04/16/2015 SAUDI ARABIA – YEMEN
Saudi war in Yemen masks widening domestic tensions
by Afshin Shahi
Saudi Arabia is using the conflict in Yemen to control domestic problems, especially social inequalities and religious sectarianism. However, whilst the royal family flaunts its wealth, some 20 per cent of the population lives in poverty. Many disgruntled young Saudis end up becoming "foreign fighters" for the Islamic state (IS). Some 15 per cent of the Saudi population is Shia, under the heavy thumb of the Sunni-dominated state. Afshin Shahi, director of the Centre for the Study of Political Islam and lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics at University of Bradford, provides the following lucid analysis.
04/16/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE – LEBANON
Maronite vicar says Israeli police doing nothing to catch vandals who attacked Christian graveyard
Scores of graves and tombstones were desecrated in the Maronite cemetery of Kafr Bir’im. “It is the sixth attack in ten years,” said Mgr Salim Soussan. Maronites will hold a Mass and torchlight vigil to demand justice.
04/16/2015 VATICAN
More Catholic believers and priests in the world
The Statistical Yearbook of the Church shows an increase in both the number of Catholics – 1.254 billion – and their share – 17.7 per cent – of the world’s population. In Asia, Catholics rose by 17.4 per cent and now constitute 3.2 of the continent’s population.
04/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "He who obeys God has eternal life", while for "he who does not obey, the wrath of God remains on him"
"Those who teach the people of God" must not be closed but open to dialogue and must not try to silence those who preach the news of God. "Today is Pope Benedict XVI’s birthday. I offered Mass for him, and I invite you to pray for him, so that the Lord sustain him and give him a lot of joy and happiness".
04/16/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Former jihadist escapes from the Islamic state: We had to kill everyone, without pity
A young Tajik has managed to return home and tell how he was recruited by the militants of the Islamic State. The terrorists wanted to force him and his companions to kill children, women, Jews, Shiites. The government in Dushanbe has banned the pilgrimage to Mecca for citizens under the age of 35 years. The trips contribute to the spread of radical ideas among young people.
04/15/2015 TURKEY – VATICAN
And the sultan "warned" the pope
The Turkish president yesterday warned Francis “not to make such a mistake again" when referring to the Armenian "genocide". Today, he said that a motion by the European Parliament on the same issue would “go in one ear and out of the other".
04/15/2015 SAUDI ARABIA – INDONESIA
Saudi Arabia executes Indonesian migrant worker eliciting protest by Indonesia
Sentenced to death in 1999 for killing her employer, Siti Zainab binti Duhri Rupa died yesterday. Indonesian authorities slam Saudi Arabia for failing to inform them of the imminent execution. The consulate in Jeddah was only informed after the fact.
04/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: no opposition or subordination between men and women, gender theory "is a step backwards"
"God created man, male and female, in His image and likeness, giving them both the same dignity and equality: we must work in the Church and in society, to ensure that this equality is respected, rejecting all forms of oppression or injustice, particularly against women".
04/15/2015 YEMEN
UN applies an arms embargo on Houthis, amid skepticism
by Paul Dakiki
The UN resolution voted by 14 to 15. Russia abstains. In addition to the arms embargo on the Houthi, sanctions will be imposed on rebel leaders. So far there have been 736 deaths, half of them civilian. The UN denounces attacks on hospitals and schools. Iran proposes a dialogue between all the components of Yemeni society, but it falls on deaf ears. An al Qaeda leader.
04/14/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christian communities renewed in the Spirit live in harmony, for the common good, have patience
At Mass in Santa Marta, Pope Francis recalls the life of the early Christians, who were "of one heart and soul", who shared what they had, but were plagued by internal and external problems, by "businessmen" and persecution. Patience is a "grace" of the Spirit.

Altri articoli
04/14/2015 SYRIA
As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar
04/14/2015 VATICAN
Pope calls on Church to go “forth,” proposes vocation as “exodus” for young people with shattered “dreams”
04/14/2015 IRAN – SAUDI ARABIA
Iran stops Makkah pilgrimages over sexual allegations involving two youths
04/14/2015 ASIA
Arms trafficking: Riyadh leader in world rankings
04/13/2015 VATICAN - TURKEY
Erdogan's Turkey threatens "response" to Pope’s affirmation of Armenian "genocide"
04/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The Church speaks with the freedom and courage of the Spirit
04/13/2015 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch meets Prime Minister: We must work for reconciliation by Joseph Mahmoud
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: After the genocide, may God grant that the people of Armenia and Turkey take up again the path of reconciliation
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like Thomas, we contemplate the wounds of the Risen One and, in the Jubilee, we welcome God’s love
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: as the extermination of human beings continues, we need a change of heart
04/11/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a Jubilee of Mercy so that the Church may recover the sense of mission the Lord entrusted in her
04/11/2015 VATICAN
The Holy Year of Mercy sums up “the mystery of the Christian faith”
04/11/2015 VATICAN – LEBANON
Divine Mercy’s amazing moment with the Armenian people by Fady Noun
04/10/2015 LEBANON – FRANCE – ISLAM
For Card Barbarin, in Mary, God's Mercy embraces Islam by card Philippe Barbarin
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VATICAN
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
ASIA
Easter: The silence of the innocent and the gag
by Bernardo CervelleraViolations of religious freedom and the West's hypocricy surrounding this issue are likely to drag the world into an unprecedented chaos. But even in silence - of death accepted for love or death inflicted by power - God is at work. An indestructible hope rises on Easter morning and a small opening of the heart is just enough for it to invade a lifetime. Happy Easter.
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04/16/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Former jihadist escapes from the Islamic state: We had to kill everyone, without pity
04/13/2015 INDIA
Radical Hindu leader calls for the forced sterilisation of Christians and Muslims
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/14/2015 SYRIA
As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar
04/13/2015 VATICAN - TURKEY
Erdogan's Turkey threatens "response" to Pope’s affirmation of Armenian "genocide"
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: After the genocide, may God grant that the people of Armenia and Turkey take up again the path of reconciliation
04/14/2015 BANGLADESH
Muslims, Hindus, and Christians celebrate peace during Bengali New Year
by Sumon Corraya
04/15/2015 TURKEY – VATICAN
And the sultan "warned" the pope
04/16/2015 RUSSIA
St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral restored to Church of, a symbol of the city of the tsars
04/16/2015 VATICAN
More Catholic believers and priests in the world
04/16/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE – LEBANON
Maronite vicar says Israeli police doing nothing to catch vandals who attacked Christian graveyard

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