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07/29/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Nuclear fuel bank in Kazakh site under international control
Located in eastern Kazakhstan, the IAEA LEU Bank will be under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Its goal is to prevent nuclear proliferation by countries like Iran. The facility will be a physical reserve of up to 90 tonnes of LEU. Members requesting LEU will have to respect tight rules.
Astana (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Kazakhstan is set to host a new nuclear fuel bank. The formal signature of the agreement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the host-state is expected in late August. The new...

07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Jesuit priest, the two Orthodox bishops and all those who have been kidnapped, calling on all present to join him in the recitation of a Hail Mary. Joined by the presence of two young people, he opens registration for WYD in Krakow and registers himself as teh first pilgrim online with a tablet. Commenting on today's Gospel: "Who among us does not have his" five loaves and two fish "? If we are willing to put them in the hands of the Lord, they will be a bit more love in the world to go around".
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
This is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”
In his message to the Catholic Church in England and Wales for this year’s Day for Life, centred on the theme of ‘Cherishing Life and Accepting Death,’ Pope Francis said that “There is nothing progressive about solving problems by eliminating a human life." For him, “considering having a baby as a right is not a scientific achievement when the child should instead be welcomed as a gift; nor is it right to use humans as laboratory rats in order to save ostensibly others.”
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
This is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.

07/23/2015 ASIA
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis told me that the future of the Church is in Asia
Speaking at a conference in India, the cardinal mentioned a private interview he had with the Holy Father. “Places of great suffering have become the centre of gravity of the Church," he said. Hence, "We take our responsibility very seriously”.
07/22/2015 KYRGYZSTAN – UNITED STATES
Bishkek ends agreement with Washington, inching its way closer to Beijing and Moscow
The US State Department gave activist Azimjan Askarov an award last week. Analysts say relations with the US have soured since the Central Asian country joined the Eurasian Economic Union in May. Russia and China boost their cooperation in the region.
07/21/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, caring for the environment is caring for humanity and its future
Francis met this afternoon with some 70 mayors from some of the world’s major cities, who are in Rome for a conference on new forms of slavery and climate change, organised by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences.
07/18/2015 KYRGYZSTAN – UNITED STATES
US State Department honours Kyrgyz activist for his commitment to "sustainable peace"
Azimjan Askarov has been in jail for more than four years. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for alleged complicity in 2010 inter-ethnic clashes. For Kyrgyz foreign minister, the move "seriously damages" bilateral ties.
07/17/2015 VATICAN
Vatican calls for an end to violence, corruption and pollution in mining
Organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the conference ‘United with God - listen to the cry’ brought together representatives of communities affected by mining activities from Africa, Asia and America. “Investors, business people, as well as political and government leaders in countries with mines and the headquarters of multinational mining companies are responsible” for this.
07/16/2015 VATICAN
Vatican budget still in the red with a € 25.6 million deficit for 2014
The Governorate of the Vatican City State, which is responsible for museums, the Vatican post office, commercial enterprises, etc., had instead a good year with a surplus of € 63.5 million. Net assets rose by € 939 million as a result of adjustments to count all the assets and liabilities for the 2014 fiscal year.
07/14/2015 CENTRAL ASIA – INDIA
Modi trying to woo Central Asian leaders to counter Sino-Russian influence
Economics plays the main role in his five-nation tour. For the next five years, India will get uranium as well as various agreements in agriculture, oil industry, defence and tourism. Modi’s moves are raising brows in Moscow and Beijing, but whilst Putin needs Modi against the West, China is on its way to regional hegemony.
07/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "everything I have said is in the Church’s social doctrine"
On the plane taking him home from Asunción to Rome, Pope Francis answered reporters’ questions about Greece, religious freedom, the crisis of the family, support for grassroots movements (not anarchy), neo-colonialism and Vatican “mediation” between Cuba and the United States.
07/13/2015 VATICAN - PARAGUAY
Pope in Paraguay: young people, go against the tide, "stir things up but in an organized fashion”
Pray for "a free heart that is not enslaved to the world’s deceits, its comforts, a beautiful life, of vices, of a false freedom of doing what you want when you want. We have to ask for a free heart. "
07/12/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope: Evangelizing means welcoming, the Christian passes from selfishness to love
Francis celebrates Mass in the large Nu Guazu plain, within a military air base. During his homily, the Pope stresses that Christ " the Christian journey is about changing hearts. It is about learning to live differently, under a different law, with different rules". Welcome is key to witness and conversion.

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07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: Mary and the women of this country, inexhaustible source of hope
07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: No more wars between brothers!
07/10/2015 VATICAN – BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia tells inmates that Jesus keeps us from despair and encourages us to keep going
07/10/2015 VATICAN - BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: we need and want a change in an economy that kills
07/09/2015 VATICAN – BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: “all “those who are ‘unproductive’ [. . .] don’t need to go away,” and not “everything has a price,” or “can be bought”
07/09/2015 VATICAN - BOLIVIA
Pope in Bolivia: promoting the common good, respecting rights, religions and family
07/08/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: priests should be “without walking stick or bag," ceaselessly proclaiming the Kingdom
07/08/2015 VATICAN - ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: society, like a family where "everyone contributes to a shared project", and no one is “discarded”
07/07/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off”
07/06/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: Synod; for what we offend or frighten us so that God “can turn into a miracle"
07/05/2015 ECUADOR – VATICAN
In Ecuador, pope says that the Gospel holds the key to solving current challenges, excluding no one
07/03/2015 VATICAN
“It is preferable that every service, even in the Church, come to an end,” says pope
07/03/2015 ASIA
2015, young people celebrate anniversaries of Taize and Brother Roger by Frère Ghislain*
07/02/2015 VATICAN
Tourism offers "a billion opportunities" for sustainable development on Earth
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CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
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07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/28/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s new NGO law is an opportunity to “promote clarity”
07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows
by Melani Manel Perera
07/29/2015 RUSSIA
The dispute between Russia and Ukraine also involves the prince who Christianised Rus
by Nina Achmatova
07/28/2015 INDIA
The cold-blooded killing of a Christian “Maoist” couple brings back fears of pogrom in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/27/2015 INDIA
Karnataka: thousands of pupils join Pope Francis’ ‘Green crusade"
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/30/2015 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Two young Jewish extremists arrested over Church of Loaves and fishes arson in Tabgha
by Joshua Lapide
07/29/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Nuclear fuel bank in Kazakh site under international control

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