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08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
The Chaldean priest met Pope Francis, asking him to keep the world’s focus on Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. His diocese is home to 3500 Christian families and almost half a million Yazidis who fled Islamic State violence. ISIS is not all Islam and there are Muslims who want an Iraq of coexistence. Christians might not emigrate, but remain in their own land. Aid projects for refugees: school for children, work for adults, a home for every family. An appeal to AsiaNews.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Still deeply moved and emotional at having been able to meet and speak with Pope Francis for at least three minutes, at the end of the general audience two days ago, Fr. Samir says "it was a...

08/26/2015 ASIA – CHINA
China’s former deputy finance minister to head new development bank
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will compete with US-backed World Bank and Japan-backed Asian Development Bank. The new president speaks both English and French.
08/26/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok blast: little progress in the investigation, but life for people is back to normal
A taxi driver says he dropped off the prime suspect near the blast site. Military government confirms the number of tourists in the country is still high. For a source in Bangkok, “One good thing was seeing a feeling of solidarity on the day of the explosion.”
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
At the general audience, Pope Francis explains the value of prayer in family life. Rediscovering our love for God. He is not only "the great Being, the Almighty, who created all things, the judge who controls every action." "There are mothers and fathers who could win the Nobel Prize" because in 24 hours they do things that they would need 48 hours for. "The Gospel read and pondered in the family is like a good bread that nourishes everyone’s heart". Appointment for September 1 at 17 in St. Peter for a Liturgy of the Word on the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation, together with the Orthodox.
08/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Who is Jesus for me? Answer in the silence of our heart. Appeal for peace in Ukraine
Three times at the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis calls on people to ask themselves "Who is Jesus for me?". "Everything we have in the world does not satisfy our hunger for the infinite. We need Jesus. " Fidelity to God is "fidelity to a person ... And this person is Jesus." Appeal for peace in eastern Ukraine.

08/20/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the challenge migrants represent find an answer in the Gospel of mercy
Pope Francis picked the theme for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees (17 January 2016< which comes during the Jubilee of Mercy dedicated to those who flee hunger and persecution. Welcoming foreigners is one of the works of mercy, and not on a single day alone.
08/20/2015 THAILAND
As suspicion falls on the country’s military junta, international terrorists not likely involved in Bangkok bombing
Thai authorities plan to ask Interpol for help to identify suspects, but local police sat the bombing was “unlikely” the work of international terrorists. In Bangkok, some sources believe the bomb came “from abroad” and that only the military could have brought it in in order to push Thais into accepting tighter security.
08/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Today’s world of work considers families a burden, a weight
At the general audience Pope Francis speaks about the world of work. "To cause a loss of jobs, means to create serious social damage . “Work is sacred, work gives dignity to a family. We must pray that no family lacks work". The logic of profit only corrupts the environment and affects the poorest families. The "great mission" of families in today's world is like "David versus Goliath ... but we know how that challenge ended". A special greeting to the Taize community for the 75th anniversary of its founding. Greetings for the pilgrims from Japan and the Middle East.
08/19/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok temple reopens after attack. Police still looking for suspect
A group of monks led prayers at the Hindu temple Erawan, famous even among Thai Buddhists. Also yesterday, a second bomb exploded without causing damage or injuries. Investigators are hunting for a young man, who left a backpack in the place of the attack and then fled. Still no official claims as motivation remain unknown.
08/18/2015 MYANMAR – ASIA
For Myanmar cardinal, Asian Churches are united behind Francis against climate change
by Francis Khoo Thwe
Card Charles Bo celebrated the opening Mass of a two-day seminar of Asian bishops on climate change. Myanmar is a clear case of the consequences of global warming. In his homily, the prelate called on Catholics to defend the natural environment. Meanwhile, ordinary Myanmese continue their efforts to help victims of recent floods.
08/18/2015 THAILAND
Bomb in Bangkok, 22 dead and over a hundred injured. Thai prime minister: the "worst attack ever"
A bomb exploded yesterday near the Erawan Hindu temple, not far from site of past political demonstrations. Shock and fear among residents of the capital. The CCTV cameras have identified a suspect. Government believe attack linked to an opposition group in the north-east
08/18/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok bomb: another step towards military dictatorship
by Channarong Pattani
Ruling military leaders blame opposition parties, the "red shirts". 75% of the population approves "safety" measures. Since May 2014 the country has been under martial law, reinforced last April. In coming days an amendment to the Constitution that gives the military even broader powers expected to be approved. Meanwhile, the economy slows down.
08/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The Eucharist is Jesus who gives himself entirely to us
During the Angelus, Pope Francis explained the meaning of the Eucharist, the real and not symbolic presence of Jesus, and the Mass, which is not a "private prayer". For the pontiff, “Feeding on this ‘bread of life’ means becoming attuned to Christ’s heart, and assimilate his choices, thoughts, and behaviour.”
08/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope offers prayer for the people of Tianjin, our pilgrimage in the sign of Mary
Pope Francis shares the pain for the calamity that struck the Chinese city where two explosions killed more than 50 people and injured an additional 700. The presence of 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide in the warehouse that blew up is cause for great concern. Bullies weigh on history but “God does not abandon his humble and poor children”. Life “is not about aimlessly wandering” but “is a pilgrimage that [. . .] has a safe destination: the house of the Father." The pontiff called on the faithful to visit to the ‘Salus Populi Romani’ at S. Maria Maggiore.
08/12/2015 THAILAND
UN calls on Bangkok to change its lese-majesty laws and release prisoners
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is alarmed by the heavy sentences (30 years) imposed on people for comments on Facebook. For UN spokesperson, the law should not be used “arbitrarily to curb debate”.

Altri articoli
08/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Celebration and rest is a precious gift that God gave to the human family, countering the "nasty virus" of consumption and waste
08/11/2015 VATICAN
‘Overcome indifference and win peace’ on the 2016 World Day of Peace
08/10/2015 VATICAN – ORTHODOX
Pope picks 1 September as a day for the Care of Creation together with the Orthodox
08/09/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a permanent warning to humanity. An end to war!
08/07/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "In a world at war, you are a sign of hope". A meeting with the Eucharistic Youth Movement
08/06/2015 VATICAN – JORDAN – ITALY
Pope offers hope to Iraqi Christians victimised by "atrocious, inhuman and inexplicable persecution"
08/05/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "No closed doors" to divorced and remarried, they are part of the life of the Church
08/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope to altar servers: The joy of friendship with Jesus makes us all missionaries
08/02/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jesus urges us to look for the "bread of life", which expresses His love
07/31/2015 THAILAND
Law banning commercial surrogacy takes effect
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions by Joseph Yuan
07/24/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok: senior Thai army officer among 72 indicted on people-trafficking charges
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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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08/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad: Christian family forced to flee from place to place after wife converts from Islam
by Stephen Masih
08/21/2015 NEPAL-SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Islamic leaders oppose extradition Nepalese murderer: "He is an Islamic missionary"
by Christopher Sharma
08/22/2015 LEBANON
Islamic Makassed launch doctrinal battle against Muslim extremism
by Fady Noun
08/25/2015 LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut Declaration
08/24/2015 SINGAPORE - MALAYSIA - BRUNEI
Catholics in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei use rosary and website against human trafficking
08/21/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi ignores Caodaists and Catholics who criticise new religious bill for violating human rights
by Nguyen Hung - J. Dang
08/22/2015 IRAQ - SYRIA
Unesco: Islamic State most brutal destruction since Second World War
08/21/2015 SYRIA
As IS destroys Mar Elian monastery, nuncio in Damascus calls for international diplomacy to save Syria
08/24/2015 RUSSIA - CHINA
As price per barrel drops so do Russia’s hopes of signing a second gas deal with China
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"

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