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05/04/2015 MYANMAR – THAILAND
For Burmese Cardinal, Christians must take care of the poor and marginalised on the edges of the world
by Francis Khoo Thwe
During the closing Mass of the Couples For Christ meeting, the archbishop of Yangon called on the more than 300 participants to follow the teachings of Pope Francis, reminding them of Jesus’ perspective on family life. The prelate also noted that the family is the first place for mission.
Bangkok (AsiaNews) – Card Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar) delivered the homily in the closing Mass of the Conference on the Family held recently in Bangkok, Thailand, by Couples for Christ (CFC),...

05/04/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi consults bishops on a new law on faiths that violates religious freedom
The government’s unusual initiative, for a bishop, feeds a suspicion of an attempt to “appear democratic”. The new laws violate "the right to freedom of religion", go against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, show that the purpose of government is "to profoundly interfere with religious affairs", continuing policies that encourage corruption and allows abuse by local authorities.
05/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like the branches of the vine, we all depend on communion with the Risen Christ
At the Regina Caeli Francis reflects on the Gospel passage of the Last Supper, when Christ knows that death is drawing near: "to impress firmly in their minds a fundamental truth: even when He will no longer be physically present in the midst of them, they will still be able to remain united to Him in a new way, and so bear much fruit". The Life of Christ "may be ours."
05/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The missionary zeal of Fray Serra challenges us, his witness provokes us
Francis celebrates Mass marking a Day of Reflection on "Fray Junipero Serra, Apostle of California, witness of holiness," who will be canonized on 23 September. His work "has three characteristics: missionary zeal, Marian devotion and witness of holiness." "I wonder if today we are able to respond with the same generosity and the same courage to God's call."
05/02/2015 PHILIPPINES
With Rome Synod on their minds, Filipino Catholics discuss marriage and family
The event, scheduled for July, will include speakers such as Cardinal Tagle and the President of the Episcopal Conference. Civilly married couples, separated families, homosexuals and falling birth rates the central themes of the discussion. The goal is to formulate programs of spiritual enrichment for spouses.

05/01/2015 VIETNAM – VATICAN
Vietnam today, 40 years after the fall of Saigon
by Lee Nguyen
On 30 April 1975, North Vietnamese forces seized Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, thus ending the Vietnam War. Forty years later, the country has become a medium-size economic "tiger" in Asia and the world, a country with a capitalist economy behind a Communist facade, under a regime still bent on exerting tight social controls. There are some positive signs for the Church, but also acts of persecution, bans, and censorship, especially against bishops and priests. Yet, the country really needs the reconciliation Christians can bring to heal still present wounds and divisions.
05/01/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, the faces of hungry men and women should take centre stage at Expo
by Papa Francesco
Pope Francis today addressed via a televised link-up the opening ceremony of Expo Milano 2015 (1 May-31 October), the world fair centred on ‘Feeding the planet. Energy for Life’. For the Holy Father, this “Expo is a propitious opportunity to globalise solidarity. Let us not waste it; let us make the very most of it.” In his view, a change of mind-set is also needed to overcome the “paradox of abundance” and the culture of waste and castoffs. The pope’s full speech is reprinted below.
05/01/2015 SINGAPORE
For Singapore archbishop, from education to health case, Catholics have built the nation’s future
In pastoral letter, Mgr Goh cites Pope Francis who said that politics is a source of "charity" if it serves the "common good". In it, he stresses the Christian minority’s contributions at a time of transition for the city-state, which recently lost its founder. Catholics must bear witness to the faith and to Gospel values ​​in everyday life.
04/30/2015 VATICAN
For Pope Francis, the Christian identity is twofold: a history of sin and grace, and one of serving, not using others
Christians are “a man or a woman of history, someone who is not into him or herself only, but is part of a people, a people that is on a journey. One cannot imagine Christian selfishness; no, this won’t fly.
04/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: spread the culture of justice and peace, even through the "service" of politics
Speaking to the Community of Christian Life (CVX) and the Students Missionary League Francis indicates three "lines": devotion to the common good, family ministry, mission is also welcoming the ‘distant’, twinning with Syrian and Lebanese "peoples tormented by terrible wars."
04/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the blood of Christians killed for their faith urges a new era of ecumenism
The hope of Francis expressed to the members of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission:"the shared tradition of faith and history between Anglicans and Catholics can inspire and sustain our efforts to overcome the obstacles to full communion”. Imminent publication of five joint statements made so far in the second phase of the Anglican-Catholic dialogue
04/30/2015 PHILIPPINES – INDONESIA
Filipino Church praying and hoping for Mary Jane’s early release
“She is a hostage,” the president of the Commission for Migrants told AsiaNews, “the victim of human trafficking, something greater than her. The woman who allegedly recruited her turned herself into the authorities, but we believe that a much wider network of unscrupulous people stands above her.” In August, Mgr Santos will be in Kuwait and the Gulf on a mission to “our workers abroad.” In a warning, he tells them to “Watch out for those who promise easy money and job security.”
04/30/2015 INDONESIA - PHILIPPINES - UN
Filipino and Indonesian Christians celebrate Mary Jane’s reprieve. UN slams Jakarta over executions
Joy and satisfaction in the Philippines for the last minute reprieve of death row migrant worker. The condemned faced the firing squad singing "Amazing Grace." Relatives, activists and Indonesian religious groups - even Christian - prayed to coincide with the executions. Ban Ki-moon: "in the 21st century there is no place" for the death penalty.
04/29/2015 PHILIPPINES – INDONESIA
Filipino bishop calls Mary Jane an iconic figure for migrants, urges authorities to stop workers from leaving
The chairman of the Commission on Migrants told AsiaNews that he is happy for her reprieve. He urges the authorities to act and traffickers to stop. The prisoner left ‘execution’ island for Yogyakarta. Her alleged recruiter, Maria Kristina Sergio, turned herself in to the authorities who now can investigate.
04/29/2015 MYANMAR
Rakhine: hundreds of civilians flee fighting between Burmese and Arakan forces
The state has been the scene of violence between Burmese Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya. At least 300 people hastily fled the village Pyingso, in western Myanmar. Activists denounce the lack of food and resources for displaced people. The government’s peace plan now appears in jeopardy.

Altri articoli
04/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the testimony of Christian spouses against a "culture of the provisional" that alienates young people from marriage
04/29/2015 INDONESIA - PHILIPPINES
Jakarta halts Mary Jane’s execution. Her mother: "Miracles do happen". Other eight condemned are put to death by Mathias Hariyadi
04/28/2015 INDONESIA – PHILIPPINES
Jakarta archbishop comes out for Mary Jane’s innocence, calls for an end to the death penalty by Mathias Hariyadi
04/28/2015 VATICAN – UNITED NATIONS
Pope discusses environment, migrants and humanitarian tragedies with UN secretary
04/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "do not be afraid" when the Spirit "says to take a step forward", to "change"
04/27/2015 MALAYSIA –ASEAN – CHINA
A divided ASEAN takes a soft line against Beijing over South China Sea
04/27/2015 INDONESIA - HONG KONG
From Jakarta to Hong Kong, activists seek pardon for Filippino on death row by Mathias Hariyadi
04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"
04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope warns priests "not to grow weary of being merciful,” asks them to forgive, not condemn in the confessional
04/25/2015 INDONESIA
After another Sumatran elephant is found dead in Aceh, experts issue warnings about the endangered species by Mathias Hariyadi
04/24/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodians celebrate New Year by forgetting the 40th anniversary of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime
04/24/2015 THAILAND
Thai Prime Minister asks Indonesia for help against illegal fishing by Weena Kowitwanij
04/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Never forget your "first encounter" with Jesus, the one that "changed your life"
04/24/2015 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
South China Sea: Manila accuses Beijing of "armed robbery"
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VATICAN
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"A good shepherd is like Christ, someone who “is a guide, who participates in the life of His flock. He pursues no other interests, for He has no other ambition but to lead, nurture and protect his sheep. All of this comes at the highest price, that of the sacrifice of His own life.” When the pope met the crowd at the window of his study, two new priests stood by his side.
VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"At the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis says he is praying for the hundreds of victims in a sinking off the coast of Libya. An appeal to the international community to "act decisively and promptly." "Every baptized person is called to witness in word and deed, that Jesus is risen, He is alive and present in our midst." The Christian message "is not a theory, an ideology or a complex system of precepts and prohibitions, or moralism, but a message of salvation, a concrete event, even a person: the Risen Christ, the living and only Savior of all" . The Pope will be in Turin on June 21 to honor the Shroud, the exposition of which begins today.
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04/28/2015 INDIA
Hindu leader blames Nepal earthquake on eating beef
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/30/2015 IRAQ – MIDDLE EAST
For Chaldean Patriarch, state secularism and religious freedom are the practical response to fundamentalist barbarism
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
04/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "do not be afraid" when the Spirit "says to take a step forward", to "change"
04/30/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, thousands of earthquake victims between life and death: Government inept and corrupt (VIDEO)
by Christopher Sharma
04/28/2015 VATICAN – UNITED NATIONS
Pope discusses environment, migrants and humanitarian tragedies with UN secretary
04/30/2015 VATICAN
For Pope Francis, the Christian identity is twofold: a history of sin and grace, and one of serving, not using others
04/28/2015 VATICAN – NEPAL
Pope's solidarity for Nepal’s quake victims
05/01/2015 VIETNAM – VATICAN
Vietnam today, 40 years after the fall of Saigon
by Lee Nguyen
04/30/2015 INDONESIA - PHILIPPINES - UN
Filipino and Indonesian Christians celebrate Mary Jane’s reprieve. UN slams Jakarta over executions
04/28/2015 INDONESIA – PHILIPPINES
Jakarta archbishop comes out for Mary Jane’s innocence, calls for an end to the death penalty
by Mathias Hariyadi

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