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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."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "Attachment to riches is the beginning of all kinds of corruption" because it has "the ability to seduce", whereas if the Lord gifts us wealth it is "for the good of all",  said today Pope Francis during mass celebrated this morning in Casa...

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 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 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".
05/21/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, 20 prisoners died in collapsed prisons during the earthquake
by Christopher Sharma
Various NGOs denounce " the presence of people locked up in structures that are damaged and at risk of collapse”. 55% of prisons collapsed and cannot be reused. The government will not provide official data on the number of prisoners who died during the earthquake on 25 April. The families are demanding that safety is ensured and survivors transferred elsewhere.
05/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must seek unity, struggling against "the spirit of the world", which creates division
On the eve of the Passion, Jesus prayed "for the unity of his people, for the Church." But Jesus "knows that the spirit of the world" is "a spirit of division, of war, of envy, jealousy, even in families, even in religious families, even in the diocese, even in the Church as a whole: it is the great temptation".
05/20/2015 NEPAL
For survivors, psychological problems more damaging than the earthquake
by Christopher Sharma
Almost a month after the earthquake, people are discouraged and fearful. Two million Nepalese suffer from post-traumatic syndrome whilst thousands are still waiting for help. For apostolic vicar, counselling and spiritual assistance are a priority.
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians
"Religious freedom is a human right". In Italy the Pentecost Vigil will be recall our "many brothers and sisters exiled or killed simply because they are Christians." On May 24 the prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan. Chinese Catholics are "credible witnesses" of merciful love and live "spiritually united to the rock of Peter on which the Church is built." The family’s "natural vocation to educate", must not be replaced by "experts" and “intellectual critics".
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
The "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.
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
In life there are “goodbyes” and “final farewells”, such as for those people who are forced to leave their homes - the Rohingya of Myanmar, Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq - and the final farewell that awaits us all. That is the moment when we entrust our soul, our story our loved ones to God.
05/19/2015 NEPAL
Nepal: corruption and unauthorized building behind the massacre of the "Great Earthquake"
by Christopher Sharma
Nearly 90 percent of the buildings in the capital damaged; 80 per cent high risk. Construction of new buildings blocked for two months as regulations re-written. By law buildings higher than two stories illegal.

Altri articoli
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us” by Christopher Sharma
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
05/16/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
05/15/2015 ISLAM – MIDDLE EAST
For Al-Baghdadi, Islam is a religion of war, a shrewd message according to Father Samir by Samir Khalil Samir
05/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a fearful or joyless community is "sick", "not Christian"
05/15/2015 NEPAL
Hospital emergency: lack of beds and medicine for earthquake victims in Nepal by Christopher Sharma
05/14/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Vatican and Palestinian agreement helping hand to Christians in the Middle East by Bernard Sabella
05/14/2015 NEPAL
Nepal cancels all Everest expeditions for 2015 by Christopher Sharma
05/13/2015 KOREA – NEPAL
Korean comfort women give savings for Nepal quake survivors
05/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Please", "thank you" and "sorry", the words for "a good family life"
05/13/2015 NEPAL
New powerful quake in Nepal: 65 dead and at least 2,650 wounded by Christopher Sharma
05/12/2015 VATICAN
For pope, God will ask the powerful of the Earth “if they really provide[d] food for Him in every person”
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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
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us”
by Christopher Sharma
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
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
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians

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