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07/30/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, Christians alone rush to aid of flood victims
by Christopher Sharma
The population denounce government's inaction and praise help from Church and NGOs. The authorities speak of "limited resources". 100 thousand displaced people, dozens of deaths and 10 thousand houses damaged.
Kathmandu (AsiaNews) - In less than 24 hours dozens of people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the floods that have hit Nepal. For the moment only the Church, its institutions and some NGOs are working to rescue the affected people. As every year, the population denounce, the...

07/30/2014 INDIA
St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body a "treasure" for Indian society
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Mumbai diocese Human Life Committee headed by Msgr. Agnelo Gracias, organized a seminar to celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II. The testimony of a Catholic couple, for whom this theology "is an encouragement to live according to God's plan for the human body, which has a purpose and dignity".
07/30/2014 INDIA - USA
John Kerry in India, to "plan" first meeting between Obama and Modi
The U.S. Secretary of State visit is the first high-level summit between his administration and the new Indian government. Narendra Modi's visit to Washington will be in September. Until three months ago he could not enter the United States for "severe violations of religious freedom."
07/29/2014 VATICAN - SRI LANKA - PHILIPPI
Pope's apostolic visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines confirmed
Francis will travel to the former Ceylon on 12-15 January and the Philippines on 15-19 January 2015. Last May, the bishop of Mannar had already told AsiaNews that the visit was "more than a hope." In June the Archbishop of Manila, Card Tagle, stressed "Pope Francis' great love for Asia and the Philippines."
07/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Pakistan, Ahmadi neighborhood torched over 'blasphemy' charge: Grandmother and grandchildren die
The children were 1 and 7 years of age. Islamic community enraged by a Facebook post, considered "blasphemous." The doctrine of Ahmadis is considered "heretical" by much of the Muslim world, both Sunni and Shiite.

07/29/2014 NEPAL
Kathmandu, interfaith prayer "to close Ramadan in harmony"
by Christopher Sharma
The main mosque in the Nepalese capital calls on the leaders of other religions to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the feast that ends the Muslim month of fasting. The new Apostolic Vicar, Msgr. Paul Simick also present. Prayers for peace between Israel and Palestine, in Ukraine and Iraq. An appeal also to the government to "protect religious minorities in Nepal".
07/29/2014 INDIA - LIBYA
Libya, 65 Indian nurses caught up in Tripoli inferno: Bring us home
The women fear for their lives, with the resurgence of violence between the army and Islamists. In the last week in the capital, 97 people died and 404 were injured. More than 1,000 Indian nationals working in Libya.
07/28/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: for Pentecostals Holy Spirit produces Church diversity but also unity
Francis is back in Caserta for a meeting with Rev Giovanni Traettino, a friend from Buenos Aires. He asks for forgiveness for the behavior of some Catholics under Fascist Italy's race laws.
07/28/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi Christians celebrate the end of Ramadan with "Muslim brothers"
by Sumon Corraya
The president of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue releases a message for the feast of Eid al-Fitr. As "selfishness grows in the world," we need to create a "harmonious society" in which we can behave as "brothers and sisters of one family."
07/28/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, a study of Evangelii Gaudium for the Year of Consecrated Life
by Benigna Menezes*
In Vijayawada religious, priests and nuns took part in a seminar to study the apostolic exhortation. A reflection on the present condition of the Church. The need to lead the world today "to Christ for salvation." Mary "star of evangelization."
07/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche
by Christopher Sharma
The Tibetan Buddhist religious is one of the three main disciples of the Karmapa Lama, tasked with recognising of the Dalai Lama's reincarnation. The current Shamar, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, died two weeks ago and asked to be cremated in a monastery he founded near Kathmandu. Despite China's opposition, the government "is considering" that possibility. Thousands of people are expected at his funeral, some from Tibet as well.
07/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, curfew imposed after violence between Sikhs and Muslims
The clashes sparked by dispute over land. Three killed, 20 injured and 38 arrests. According to the authorities the Muslims started the riots. But members of both communities claim that the violence was perpetrated by "outsiders, not locals. Perhaps there are political motivations".
07/28/2014 ISLAM
Eid al-Fitr: Ramadan ends today (for Sunnis)
For Shia Muslims, the festival of Eid begins tomorrow. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon (Sunnis) announce the end of Ramadan, which commemorates the period during which the Koran was revealed to Muhammad.
07/27/2014 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."
07/26/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
For pope in Caserta, we must "have the courage to say no to evil" to "attain" the Kingdom of God
"It is terrible for such a beautiful land to be ruined this way," said the pope as he arrived in a region scarred by dioxin caused by toxic and radioactive waste buried by the Camorra. "Whoever becomes God's friend, loves his brothers, commits himself to safeguarding their life and health, as well as the environment and nature."

Altri articoli
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/26/2014 INDIA
In Madhya Pradesh: nationalists shout victory for Rama after Catholic school wall demolished by Nirmala Carvalho
07/25/2014 ASIA
Air disasters: 2014 could beat 2005 in terms of fatalities
07/25/2014 INDIA
Jharkhand, a journey among children crippled by uranium contamination
07/25/2014 BANGLADESH - HOLY LAND
Bishop of Bangladesh: Stop Israeli attacks on Gaza, a humanitarian tragedy by Sumon Corraya
07/24/2014 INDIA
Fr Nithya: Hunger and extreme poverty hinder human development in India by Nirmala Carvalho
07/24/2014 SRI LANKA
Bishop of Mannar: Pope Francis’ visit, a consolation for victims of war
07/23/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka: Navy officers rape two children aged 11 and 9
07/23/2014 NEPAL
Catholic Church is "best" in protecting human rights in Nepal by Christopher Sharma
07/23/2014 INDIA
India, Hindu politicians force Muslim to break Ramadan fast
07/22/2014 INDIA
West Bengal: Japanese encephalitis outbreak kills 60 people
07/22/2014 INDIA
Peace and religious harmony in India, "the goal" of Christians and Jains by Nirmala Carvalho
07/22/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, 2,500 Catholics protest attack on Boldipukur church by Sumon Corraya
07/21/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan human rights activists tell government: Hands off NGOs by Melani Manel Perera
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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."
IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza" "Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
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07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/25/2014 KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis
07/28/2014 TAIWAN
Filming begins’ on Martin Scorsese epic on Christian mission in Japan
by Xin Yage
07/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - LIBYA
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
07/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche
by Christopher Sharma
07/28/2014 JAPAN
Shock in Nagasaki after 15-year-old student kills and dismembers best friend
07/24/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Syriac Orthodox patriarch, "Mosul must be retaken"
by Fady Noun
07/26/2014 CHINA
American Benedictine nuns help women's religious congregations in Jiangsu and Beijing
07/24/2014 SRI LANKA
Bishop of Mannar: Pope Francis’ visit, a consolation for victims of war

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