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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
In his meeting with newly appointed bishops from around the world, in Rome for a seminar organised by Propaganda Fide, Francis devoted part of his address to the pastors of the Chinese flock. "Deep down in my heart, I hope" they were here, "that that day will not be far off! Let me assure them not only of my and our solidarity, but also that of the world's Episcopate, so that, in the shared faith and despite sometimes the impression of being alone, they can feel the certainty that their suffering will bear fruit - and what fruit! - for the good of the faithful, their fellow citizens and the whole Church."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "I wish [. . .] the Chinese bishops ordained in recent years were present at the meeting today!" They are not alone. They have the solidarity of the pope and of the world's episcopate. Given...

09/20/2014 ASIA - ITALY
Mission congress: nine missionaries to follow PIME founder Angelo Ramazzotti
by Bernardo Cervellera
PIME's superior general launches a year dedicated to the society's founder. Bishop of Pavia and then Patriarch of Venice, he corresponds to Pope Francis' role mode for a pastor. The missionary men and women leaving for Cameroon, Mexico, Brazil, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh, including two Colombian priests associated with the PIME, will receive a crucifix as a "companion" for their apostolic activity.
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Evangelii gaudium, many "tired and haggard" people wait for the Church
Speaking to the participants of the International meeting for the "Pastoral Project of 'Evangelii gaudium'", Francis stressed the need for listening and human proximity as the key to effective evangelisation. Let us do good without expecting a reward. Let us sow and bear witness."
09/19/2014 INDIA
Towards the synod: India's multiculturalism, a challenge and a resource for Christian families
by Santosh Digal
John Dayal, a human rights activist, looks at the situation of couples and families today, including the threat of Hindu extremism (Hindutva), in the education of children, Catholic ones as well. He stresses the beauty of marriage between man and woman, and is open to communion for homosexuals.
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Christian identity is a road, it is a journey where you are with the Lord", now and after death, with resurrection
"With the resurrection, we will all be transformed". "This is the future that awaits us, and this is the fact we resist: we resist the transformation of our body. We even resist Christian identity." "We may not have much fear of the voice of the Archangel or the sound of the trumpet," but "we fear of our resurrection: we all shall be changed. It will be the end of our Christian journey, that transformation".

09/19/2014 BHUTAN
Protestant pastors convicted of "attempted proselytising" in Bhutan
The two were sentenced for engaging in "unauthorised fundraising" and organising a meeting for the purpose of worship "without the necessary permits". The authorities repeatedly changed the charges during the trial. There is no substantial evidence of guilt. This story is but another example of religious freedom violation and persecution of the Christian minority.
09/19/2014 SRI LANKA
Card Ranjith: Joseph Vaz as saint, a missionary example for the Church in Sri Lanka
The archbishop of Colombo tells AsiaNews that he hopes to see Pope Francis celebrate the canonisation during his visit next January to the former Ceylon. "In the chocking effect of secularism and religious indifferentism, the life of the blessed will be a strong indication for our people of where our options ought to be.
09/19/2014 INDIA - MIDDLE EAST
Archbishop of Bangalore: India must aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East
by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Bernard Moras has handed over a memorandum to the Governor of Karnataka, to be presented to the President of the country. "Our people need to be aware of the harsh reality of the suffering of their brothers and sisters in the Middle East."
09/18/2014 INDIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in India to "create a better tomorrow" for Asia and humanity
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed China's president, praising the new bilateral entente, which will enable them to "script history". Long-term trading partners, the two Asian giants want to boot their relationship to make Asia the main player in the third millennium as the end of the US-centred unipolar world comes to an end. Both leaders also represent a major generational shift since they were born after their respective country's foundational moments.
09/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: those who acknowledge their sins "open their hearts in the confession of sins, to encounter with Jesus"
"Jesus says this word - 'You are saved, you have been saved- only to those who open their hearts and acknowledge that they are sinners. Salvation only comes hearts that are open to the truth of our sins".
09/18/2014 INDIA - SRI LANKA
Fr Joseph Vaz, saint and model of evangelisation for Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
Mgr Felix Machado, from India, expressed "joy and gratitude" for the canonisation of the Apostle of Sri Lanka. His sanctification will be "a great gift for the Synod on the family."
09/18/2014 INDIA
India, Caritas in front line of relief efforts for Kashmir flood victims
by Santosh Digal
The social arm of the Catholic Church in India has launched a series of initiatives. The president of the Bishops' Conference (CBCI) offers "our prayers and our condolences to those who lost their lives and their property in these devastating floods." About 2,500 villages are still inaccessible.
09/17/2014 VATICAN - SRI LANKA
Pope Francis approves canonisation of the Apostle of Sri Lanka
The Blessed Joseph Vaz will be a saint. Within the Church of Sri Lanka, some hope to see the canonisation ceremony take place during next January's apostolic visit by the pope.
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
"If the apostles had stayed there in the Upper Room, without leaving to preach the Gospel, the Church would only be the Church of the people of that city, in that Upper Room." "Let us give thanks to the Lord because our Church has many missionaries, has had many missionary and still needs more ".
09/17/2014 INDIA
For Odisha bishop, building exemplary families needs the commitment of clergy and laity
by Santosh Digal
With the help of Couples for Christ (CFC), Mgr John Barwa wants to renew family life. Ministering to the family, he says, should "spread into every corner of society."

Altri articoli
09/17/2014 NEPAL
Caritas Nepal: witnessing to Christ, 25 years at the service of the poor and marginalized by Christopher Sharma
09/17/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, Muslim leader’s death sentence commuted to life imprisonment by Sumon Corraya
09/16/2014 SRI LANKA
Goodbye to Sarath Fernando, who dedicated his life to the protection of creation in Sri Lanka by Melani Manel Perera
09/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Its’ not enough to preach well, if you lack the closeness and compassion of the Lord when He "visits" His people
09/16/2014 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh, Hindu radicals attack university professor: he spoke in favor of Kashmir by Nirmala Carvalho
09/15/2014 BANGLADESH
Mutual respect and rosary are ​​the recipe for happiness for Catholic families in Bangladesh by Sumon Corraya
09/15/2014 INDIA
Thousands of Christians march in Bangalore against violence in Iraq, Syria and Africa by Santosh Digal
09/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: two mothers, "two women - Mary and the Church – carry forward the hope that is Christ, gift us Christ"
09/15/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, Msgr. Ramazzotti "inspiration and provocation for all Indian Catholics" by sr. Benigna Menezes*
09/15/2014 SRI LANKA
The website of Pope Francis' visit to Sri Lanka already accessible by Melani Manel Perera
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/13/2014 INDIA
Bihar, four people arrested for "forcing" Dalit to convert to Islam by Nirmala Carvalho
Editor's choices
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: two mothers, "two women - Mary and the Church – carry forward the hope that is Christ, gift us Christ"

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