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05/25/2015 BANGLADESH
All religious groups condemn the rape of a Catholic tribal woman
by Sumon Corraya
The 21-year old ethnic Garo is currently recuperating at the Tejgaon's Victim Support Centre. Five rapists are still at large. The attack took place on minibus in the capital. The Bishop of Mymensingh, where the young woman hails from, calls for "exemplary punishment” for the attackers.
Dhaka (AsiaNews) – The gang rape of a 21-year-old Catholic woman inside a minibus in Dhaka last Wednesday has caused outrage in Bangladesh. The young woman, who is an ethnic Garo, comes from the Diocese of Mymensingh....

05/25/2015 INDIA
Odisha: Christian minister imprisoned on (false) accusations of forced conversions
by Nirmala Carvalho
Rev Timothy Chaitanya Murmu, from the Pentecostal community in the village of Manohar, has been in jail for four days. He is "guilty" of baptising 16 tribal people. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), he was arrested because of a “legal technicality”.
05/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Attachment to riches is the beginning of all kinds of corruption"
"Riches are for the common good, for everyone. And if the Lord gives them to one person it is so that they are used for the good of all, not for oneself, not so they are closed in one’s heart, which then becomes corrupt and sad."
05/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Muslims set Christian colony ablaze: new charges of blasphemy
by Jibran Khan
A young drug addict with mental health problems is accused of burning newspapers containing sacred verses. Islamic leaders called for his death; faced with the refusal of the police, hundreds attacked the Christian community. Unknown the fate of the accused.
05/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: Catholic Church promotes interreligious dialogue against extremism
by Sumon Corraya
The Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue promotes a week of meetings and discussions. The aim is to create an environment "conducive" to dialogue. The initiative was also attended by Muslim and Hindu leaders. Mons. Bejoy N. D'Cruz: diversity is a value.

05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the missionary dimension is in the Church’s very nature and is "intrinsic to all forms of consecrated life"
"In Jesus’ command to ‘go forth’, we see the scenarios and ever-present new challenges of the Church’s evangelizing mission,” said Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Day. “All her members are called to proclaim the Gospel by their witness of life. In a particular way, consecrated men and women are asked to listen to the voice of the Spirit who calls them to go to the peripheries, to those to whom the Gospel has not yet been proclaimed.”
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Mgr Romero, “following the example of Jesus, chose to be among his people” even at the cost of his life
“Faith in Jesus Christ, when understood well and its final consequences assumed, generates communities of that are builders of peace and solidarity,” said the pontiff in his message for the beatification of the Salvadorian bishop. The Holy Father also expressed “great concern” and sorrow for the “many refugees in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea”. He also mentioned the “useless slaughter” of the First World War.
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”
“Strengthened by the Spirit and his many gifts, may we be able uncompromisingly to battle against sin and corruption, devoting ourselves with patient perseverance to the works of justice and peace.” Likewise, “Respect for creation,” the pope said, “is a requirement of our faith”.
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
What “has changed in the global world are not so much the problems, as their size and urgency. Incomparable are the amplitude and the speed of reproduction of inequalities. This we cannot allow! We must propose fair alternatives which are truly practicable.”
05/23/2015 NEPAL – VATICAN
Apostolic Nuncio says pope is praying for peace, security and prosperity in quake-hit Nepal
by Christopher Sharma
Mgr Pennacchio spoke at a special mass in memory of the earthquake victims. Hundreds of people attended the service, including Catholics, non-Catholics and diplomats. After handing out pictures of the pope, he called for unity to rebuild the country. During the Mass, the victims of the 2009 cathedral attack were remembered.
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
A young 16 year old confirms to AsiaNews the violence irregular migrants are subjected to. Overcrowded boats, little food and no water, beatings and threats are their daily bread. A woman, pregnant and with a three year old daughter, chose the sea route after having experienced violence firsthand in Myanmar. May 29 summit in Bangkok to deal with the emergency.
05/22/2015 NEPAL
Amid crumbled temples, Nepal’s Hindu holy men are out of a job
by Christopher Sharma
Because of the earthquake, the mostly Indian pilgrims who crowded Nepal’s Hindu temples are now staying away. the collapse of hundreds of temples has also left hundreds of holy men unemployed. Beggars too are without patrons, forced to go to aid centres for help.
05/22/2015 INDIA
For Catholic Church, “mining threatens India’s tribal peoples”
by Shafique Khokhar
In Odisha, the Office for Justice, Peace and Development of the Catholic Bishops' Conference looked at the effects of heavy mining on indigenous communities. For an Adivasi leader, “tribal cultures die when their peoples are forced to leave their lands."
05/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on "Jesus' gaze upon us", "he chooses us, forgives us and he sends us on mission."
"Lord, fix your gaze on me and tell me what I must do; how should I lament my mistakes, my sins; what is the courage with which I must continue on the path You have first travelled".
05/22/2015 CHINA – ASIA
Beijing and Delhi to lead Asian ‘super bank’
A consensus has emerged from a meeting of the lender’s founding members. To avoid undue European influence, Asian members have accepted that China’s share of the bank’s capitalisation will be between 25 and 30 per cent with India as second largest shareholder. Germany will be represented on the bank’s board of directors.

Altri articoli
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers by Sumon Corraya
05/21/2015 INDIA
For Mumbai vicar, Aruna teaches us the value of every life by Nirmala Carvalho
05/21/2015 INDIA
Maharashtra: beef ban "subjugates Christians, Muslims and Dalits"
05/21/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, 20 prisoners died in collapsed prisons during the earthquake by Christopher Sharma
05/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must seek unity, struggling against "the spirit of the world", which creates division
05/20/2015 SRI LANKA
For the first time, Sri Lanka Tamils ​​can remember civil war victims by Melani Manel Perera
05/20/2015 NEPAL
For survivors, psychological problems more damaging than the earthquake by Christopher Sharma
05/20/2015 CARITAS - INDIA
Caritas India: Organic farming to counter rising famer suicides
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians
05/19/2015 INDIA
Mumbai Doctor: Aruna Shanbaug was a witness to life and dignity, to the very end by Nirmala Carvalho
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West by Bernardo Cervellera
05/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on final farewells, of those forced to leave their land for good, on the one that awaits us all
05/19/2015 S. ARABIA - PAKISTAN
Riyadh looks to Pakistan to purchase nuclear weapons
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ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
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05/19/2015 RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta Allevato
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
05/22/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic State takes entire border between Syria and Iraq
05/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Muslims set Christian colony ablaze: new charges of blasphemy
by Jibran Khan
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy
05/21/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
For Xi Jinping, religions must be "Chinese" and without "foreign influences"
by Wang Zhicheng
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”

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