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10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The true Christian lives of prayer and mission. It's like breathing!
Francis meets with members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, and urges them to unity in diversity "which means recognizing and accepting with joy the different gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to each one and putting them all in the service of the Church. It is listening, accepting differences, having the freedom to think differently and expressing it! With all due respect to the other who is my brother". A strong call to "remember the ecumenical nature" of the charismatic movement: "For persecutors, we are one! Ecumenism of the blood."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The life of a true Christian is marked by two moments, just like breathing. And just like breathing, the two moments are the same and give life: "The first is praise, prayer, which is the inward breath. And then comes the outward breath, which is represented by...

10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Putting law above love is not a model but mark of a hypocrite
In his homily this morning, Francis speaks of the Gospel passage where Jesus opposes the Pharisees who would not heal a sick man on the Sabbath, denying help to his parents because "they had given everything to the Temple. But who is more important? The Fourth Commandment or the Temple? The path is the opposite way: from love to the law".
10/31/2014 UNITED STATES - VIETNAM
Vietnamese dissident: Hanoi using political prisoners as bargaining chips in negotiations
Nguyen Van Hai says he was not released but deported and was unable to say goodbye to family and friends. He calls on governments to "put democracy and other civil rights as conditions" before negotiating with Vietnam.
10/31/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar, government opens talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, reconciliation and reforms
On the orders of the head of state Thein Sein, the talks include the Nobel Peace Laureate, the head of the army, ethnic representatives and those of the main political parties. For the first time the various spirits and powers of the country come together for discussions. However, for critics it's just a façade ahead of the upcoming East Asia Summit.
10/31/2014 SIERRA LEONE - PHILIPPINES
Filipino priest says he will remain in Sierra Leone and risk Ebola for his faithful
Fr. Anthony Patrick S. Santianez, has been in the African nation since 2008, confirming his fidelity to his vocation. While the Philippine government has ordered the repatriation of nationals from the epicenter of the epidemic, he does not intend to abandon "the sheep to the mercy of the wolves." He asks fellow Christians worldwide for a prayer of support.

10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: in a Europe where there is "thirst for God," Catholics and Old Catholics should bear credible witness to the Gospel
During an audience with bishops from the Union of Utrecht, Francis recognises "the increasing distance between us on matters of ministry and ethical discernment." Nevertheless, it is "possible to build new bridges of a more profound mutual understanding and practical co-operation". Indeed, "In prayer for and with one another, our differences are taken up and overcome in fidelity to the Lord and his Gospel."
10/30/2014 THAILAND - ITALY
For Thai Buddhists, Francis, the "missionary" pope, embodies the spirit of Assisi, Fr Sala says
by Dario Salvi
Fr Valerio Sala has been a PIME priest in the Asian country for the past five years. He describes how he came to his vocation and how he developed his missionary zeal after a brief stint in Africa. He explains how globalisation and relativism have deeply penetrated Thai culture, as well as the challenges they represent. For him, Christ is the basis for a true "social and moral change."
10/30/2014 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Manila: Card Tagle tells reporters to stop dividing the Church in good and bad
Upon his return home from the Extraordinary Synod on the family, the archbishop of the Filipino capital discussed what was done. He also urged the media to stop generalising. "Conservatives, liberals, or traditionalists are wrong categories that prevent listening." In general, coverage was "dominated by the West." There should be more "Asian and African journalists".
10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The devil exists" and "we have to fight him”, “girded in truth” “armored with justice”.
"This generation - and many others - were led to believe that the devil is a myth, a figure, an idea, the idea of evil. But the devil exists and we have to fight him". "The salvation that Jesus gives us is free", but we are called to defend it.
10/30/2014 PHILIPPINES - AFRICA
Manila orders repatriation of citizens from African nations affected by Ebola
The overseas workers in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will be subject to 21 days quarantine. The government has adopts "voluntary repatriation" for at least 900 people. With 10 million workers abroad the country is considered "highly vulnerable" to deadly epidemics.
10/29/2014 PHILIPPINES
Filipino Church builds more than 1,600 housing units for Yolanda victims
New, permanent units were built in all nine ecclesiastical sees hit by the typhoon. The aim is to complete at least 3,000 units by the end of the year. For NASSA executive secretary, many families have already received their shelter. The priest calls on the government to hurry up; so far it has not yet handed out the aid it had promised.
10/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope calls for "every effort to eradicate" "relentless disease", Ebola
The Pope "expressed his closeness to all those suffering from Ebola, “as well as to the doctors, nurses, volunteers, religious institutes and associations, who are working heroically to help our brothers and sisters who are sick". "The Church is a mystery in which what is not seen is more important than what is seen". A prayer for the Mexican students burned alive by drug traffickers.
10/29/2014 SINGAPORE
Singapore is "the best country in the world" for business and enterprise
For the ninth consecutive year the Asian city-state takes first place in the special list drawn up by the World Bank. "Business-friendly", it takes two days to open a business and four to import containers. Hong Kong in third place, South Korea fifth.
10/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "No family without a home. No farmer without land. No worker with rights"
Meeting with the Popular Movements Francis asks for change in a system that is “an idolatrous cult of money and global indifference." We must "do so with courage but also with intelligence. With tenacity, but without fanaticism. With passion, but without violence." Jesus would call "hypocrite" those who want to face "the scandal of poverty by promoting strategies of containment that only convert the poor into domestic and inoffensive beings".
10/28/2014 BANGLADESH - COLOMBIA
Fr Belisario: From Colombia to Bangladesh, the "madness" of the mission
by Bernardo Cervellera
Fr Belisario de Jesus Montoya Cyrus, 29, is a Colombian priest from the diocese of Sonsón-Rionegro. A month ago, he left for Bangladesh. For him, the missio ad gentes should be part of every priest's baggage. Although the pain of separation is too much for his parents ("They cried as if I had been laid to rest in a coffin."), for him, this is the way to be "like Jesus" and experience the Church's universality.

Altri articoli
10/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus builds the Church, which we must enter, not linger on the threshold
10/28/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
Hanoi and Beijing seeking shared solutions to maritime disputes
10/27/2014 VATICAN
A "great pope", Francis calls Pope Benedict XVI, "great for his intellect, great for his significant contribution to theology, great for his love for the Church"
10/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Our words tell if we are "Christians of light, of darkness or gray areas"
10/27/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: Jokowi government includes a woman and a Catholic, "attentive to ministers moral record" by Mathias Hariyadi
10/27/2014 MYANMAR
More than 100 thousand Rohingya Muslims flee persecution and violence in Myanmar
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
10/25/2014 PHILIPPINES
Manila, 90 new "barefoot doctors" for mountain tribes
10/25/2014 INDONESIA
Semarang:Church hosts conference to strengthen friendship and dialogue between religions by Mathias Hariyadi
10/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Every Christian, throughout history, is tasked with building unity in the Church"
10/24/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippines, after the Synod "we need a ministry of accompaniment" for gay and remarried
10/24/2014 CAMBODIA
Phnom Penh, police arrest 10 activists for attempting to overthrow government
10/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope for the abolition of the death penalty, against life in prison, a "concealed death penalty"
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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Top 10
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
10/28/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel Nona
10/29/2014 NEPAL - CHINA - TIBET
Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet
by Christopher Sharma
10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The devil exists" and "we have to fight him”, “girded in truth” “armored with justice”.
10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The true Christian lives of prayer and mission. It's like breathing!
10/27/2014 VATICAN
A "great pope", Francis calls Pope Benedict XVI, "great for his intellect, great for his significant contribution to theology, great for his love for the Church"
10/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "No family without a home. No farmer without land. No worker with rights"
10/25/2014 INDONESIA
Semarang:Church hosts conference to strengthen friendship and dialogue between religions
by Mathias Hariyadi
10/30/2014 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Manila: Card Tagle tells reporters to stop dividing the Church in good and bad

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