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10/01/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi: a phone call from police behind (false) rumours about Zafar Bhatti's death
by Jibran Khan
Naureen, the pastor's sister, says police told the family about his murder in cell and then denied them the right to view the body. A church in the city conducted a funeral service. Family and Christian leaders met him in prison yesterday, and found him alive and in good health.
Rawalpindi (AsiaNews) - "I received a call from the police and they told me that my brother had been killed in prison," Naureen Bhatti, sister of Rev Zafar Bhatti, told AsiaNews as she explained yesterday's announcement of his "murder in prison". Once alerted, the family "raced to the prison" to see the victim's body and find out how he died; however, prison guards prevented them from identifying the alleged...

10/01/2014 BANGLADESH
Dhaka: Telecommunications minister removed for attacking Muhammad and Hajj
by Sumon Corraya
At a meeting with the press in New York, Abdul Latif Siddique criticised the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, one of the pillars of Islam. Muhammad created it because Arab people were robbers. Then "he introduced a system stating that his followers will assemble once a year. Through this system," some "income would be generated". For the minister, "It is sheer waste of manpower." Now he could be arrested after a complaint was filed against him.
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. "
10/01/2014 INDIA
New Delhi, state university abolishes chair named after Mother Teresa
by Santosh Digal
The Indira Gandhi Open University has taken this decision due to lack of funds. For John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council (AICC), terms the decision "reprehensible." The chair offered courses on HIV / AIDS, family education, substance abuse and philosophy.
09/30/2014 INDIA
Bishop of Pune calls for an end to Hindu-Muslim violence, stresses "we are all Indians"
by Nirmala Carvalho
In Vadodara, police arrest 140 people following sectarian clashes sparked by anti-Islamic pictured posted on Facebook. Gujarat has a dismal record when it comes to sectarian violence. For the bishop of Pune, all religions have contributed to nation-building.

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 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, police block a course for journalists: "They want to silence us"
by Melani Manel Perera
The Professional Web Journalist Association (Pwja) accuses the government of trying to silence independent media. It is the fourth time in three months that the authorities prevent the holding of a seminar for journalists.
09/30/2014 INDIA - UNITED STATES
United States and India join forces in fight against terrorism and global security,
The Indian prime minister Modi and US President Obama signed a joint statement after a private dinner at the White House. The promise to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
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 INDIA
Indian civil society groups call for "zero tolerance" towards radical Hindu groups
Since the ultra-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power, violence against religious minorities has increased. Religious leaders of all faiths and human rights activists protest in Delhi.
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".
09/28/2014 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 INDIA
India, Rourkela Catholics called to step up evangelization
by Santosh Digal
The bishop Kishor Kumar Kujur invites the clergy and laity of the diocese to redouble efforts ahead of World Mission Sunday (19 October 2014).

Altri articoli
09/27/2014 BANGLADESH
Bishop of Mymensingh: the family, the core foundation "of society and Church" by Sumon Corraya
09/26/2014 SRI LANKA
'Alternative Nobel' goes to Sri Lankan Catholic Basil Fernando by Melani Manel Perera
09/26/2014 INDIA
To earn superpower status, "India needs to protect its minorities" by Nirmala Carvalho
09/26/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
For Paul Bhatti, Christian leader's death in prison is unsettling, state should protect citizens
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
09/25/2014 INDIA
Mr Modi goes to Washington to push 'Make in India'
09/25/2014 NEPAL
Buddhists and animal rights activists against animal slaughter for Durga by Christopher Sharma
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women by Nirmala Carvalho
09/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: vain Christians are like a soap bubble, pretty, "but it lasts a second and then what?"
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison by Jibran Khan
09/24/2014 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Modi at the White House to talk investment, security and technology
09/24/2014 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS
UN Climate Summit: for Card Parolin, defence of creation is a moral imperative
09/24/2014 SRI LANKA - UN
Forest cover and coastal protection: Sri Lanka’s pledges for climate by Melani Manel Perera
09/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: coexistence between people and communities of different religions "possible and practicable"
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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Top 10
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
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
09/26/2014 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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