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11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Amid corruption and "distraction" from the Lord, Christians must keep hope alive
"This word 'corruption' says a lot to us today: not only economic corruption, but corruption with many different sins; the corruption of that pagan spirit, that worldly spirit. The worst [form of ] corruption is the spirit of worldliness!" " When we think of the end of time, with all of our sins, with our history, let us think of the banquet which will be freely offered us and let us lift up our heads. Do not give way to depression: Hope!"
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Although reality "is ugly" and there is corruption in the world, as there was in Babylon, or "distraction" from the Lord, as in Jerusalem, the Christian should give in to depression, but keep hope alive, said Pope Francis in his...

11/26/2014 INDIA
Indian Supreme Court calls for special incentives for families who give birth to baby girls
The country's highest court calls for an end to the scourge of selective abortion and female foeticide, product of a patriarchal mind-set. Judges want stronger policies to stop the declining female birth rate. In some states, the sex ratio can be as low as 800-900 baby girls per 1,000 baby boys.
11/26/2014 BANGLADESH
Coming back to life after the Tazreen Fashions fire thanks to Caritas Bangladesh
by Sumon Corraya
Two years have passed since a fire demolished a large garment factory, killing more than a hundred and leaving at least 200 injured. From the start, the Bangladeshi chapter of the Catholic charity helped survivors through care and rehabilitation. Hence, 104 people were able to get back on their feet through, among other things, courses in sewing and animal husbandry.
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
"It is not an annihilation of the universe and all that surrounds us, rather it brings everything to its fullness of being, truth and beauty.." "From next Friday to Sunday I will travel to Turkey. I ask you all to join with me in prayer so that this visit of Peter to his brother Andrew bear fruits of peace, sincere dialogue between religions and concord for the Turkish nation."
11/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Pregnant Christian women forced to parade naked for “not working well”
The 28-year-old woman lost the baby after the trauma. Christian and Muslims activists demand laws and protection for women. In Pakistan, "there is a widespread tolerance” of gender violence.

11/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: dialogue with ISIS is "difficult, if not almost impossible, but the door is always open"
Speaking to reporters on the plane that took him back to Rome, Francis said, "There is the threat of these terrorists . . . but there is also another threat, state terrorism [. . .] with terrorists many who are innocent also fall [. . .] slavery is a part of today's social fabric. Slave labour, human trafficking, child trafficking. [. . .] It is a tragedy. Let us not close our eyes on this! [. . .] Going out to find people and talk is what Europe needs today."
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: overcoming the "culture of conflict" for the good of peace
Speaking to the Council of Europe Francis recalls that it has a mission to promote peace, freedom and human dignity. Peace is "wounded" in Europe, "where tensions do not cease." It is violated by terrorism " bankrolled by a frequently unchecked traffic in weapons " and also "the traffic of human beings, which is the new slavery of our time." History today demands the ability to break out of the structures which “contain” our identity and to encounter others, for the sake of making that identity more solid and fruitful in the fraternal exchange of transversality.
11/25/2014 INDIA
Christ the King among tribal Mundari, witness of faith and peaceful coexistence
by Nirmala Carvalho
The community of the Church of the Blessed Mother Teresa in Siadih, Jharkhand, celebrated the feast day with a procession. The group walked the main streets and hidden alleys of the parish, attracting non-Christians as well. The event showed that "people of different religions can live in respect, love, unity and harmony", the parish priest said.
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: "building together" a Europe based on man, not the economy
Francis brings a "message of hope and encouragement" to the European Parliament. Overcoming an exaggerated individualism that forgets the duties of the common good. Be the bearer of human rights, democracy, welcome for migrants, respect for nature and a promoter of peace.
11/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Two Protestant clergymen on trial in Bangladesh for alleged "forced conversions"
About 200 people attacked the religious leaders as they were baptising Muslims. Some local imams filed charges against the clergymen who, together with scores of Protestants, were arrested by police. The pastors are now free on bail.
11/25/2014 NEPAL - INDIA
Nepal prevents Indian Prime Minister Modi from speaking at a temple, says no Hindu propaganda
by Christopher Sharma
Led by Maoists, a group of 22 Nepali political parties protest Narendra Modi's decision to speak to the faithful at Nepal's Ramjanaki temple because people "fought for years to have a secular federal republic" against those who "interfere with our new Republican Constitution."
11/24/2014 VATICAN - EGYPT
Pope receives Al-Sisi: Dialogue and negotiation "only options" to end the conflict in the Middle East
For Egypt "hope was expressed that within the framework of guarantees enshrined by the new Constitution in terms of the safeguard of human rights and religious freedom, the peaceful coexistence among all components of society may be strengthened and the path to inter-religious dialogue may continue to be pursued".
11/24/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope thanks Church of India - and Kerala - for its witness of faith
Francis met the faithful of the Syro-Malabar Church in Rome for the canonisation of Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal. The pope called on them to "Keep up the good work! Kerala is rich in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Continue on this path, working through your witness."
11/24/2014 INDIA
Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian culture"
This was stated by Swami Pranavananda, a prominent member of the fundamentalist Hindu Mahasaba association. Hindus "respect women", but in the State of Karnataka fewer girls are born. Christian leader: "Statements that foment hatred between communities."
11/24/2014 NEPAL
Kathmandu: bishop tells young people at the First Communion to enlighten the lives of those who seek God
by Christopher Sharma
More than 3,000 people took part in the procession for the feast of Christ the King, which ended in the Cathedral of the Assumption with the sacrament of the Eucharist. Mgr Simick told young people to "reach out to" those "waiting to walk Christ's path" and "Lead them to a life in the Lord". Young Hindu convert is so happy "to live in the light of Christ" that he will "do everything to share the need for God's kingdom in my community".

Altri articoli
11/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A poor and humble Church is faithful, "shines" the light of Jesus, not its own
11/24/2014 INDIA
Karnataka, Hindu radicals attack a Pentecostal church: eight injured, two serious by Nirmala Carvalho
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: mission to evangelise is the real reason to renew one's life
11/22/2014 BANGLADESH
PIME missionary says his blood is that of the people of Bonpara by Sumon Corraya
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the migrant, "a reminder of the need to eradicate inequality, injustice and abuses"
11/21/2014 INDIA
India, an open pit latrine that continues to kill thousands of children each year
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: churches must never become businesses
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus weeps before the closure of our hearts, as he wept over Jerusalem
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics by Christopher Sharma
11/20/2014 INDIA
Haryana, guru charged with murder arrested. One child and five women found dead
11/19/2014 INDIA
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words by Nirmala Carvalho
Editor's choices
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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.
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11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics
by Christopher Sharma
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Pregnant Christian women forced to parade naked for “not working well”
11/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Christian politicians and religious leaders agree to a memorandum for a "single Ukrainian Church"
by Nina Achmatova
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Church in Myanmar, five centuries of missionary history (a profile)
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi

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