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10/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Charism, gifts of God for the good of the whole Church
They are a grace given by God, gifted for the good of the whole community and they are good, "when the Church, in the variety of its charisms, is expressed in communion, it can’t go wrong", but "God help us if these gifts become a source of envy or division, of jealousy. "
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Charisms "are a gift of God" which "with the same generosity and the same love" should be placed "at the service of the whole community, for the good of everyone," while remembering that "all the charisms are important in the eyes...

10/01/2014 PHILIPPINES
Filipino Catholics helping thousands displaced by Mayon volcano
After rumbling back to life a few days ago, the volcano represents a clear and present danger. At least, 11,000 families have fled their homes so far. Caritas Manila and Radyo Veritas launch a fundraising campaign. The measures taken show the Church's "loving presence".
10/01/2014 MYANMAR
Clashes between Karen rebels and government troops in Mon State, five dead and two wounded
The victims belong to the ethnic militias, who have resumed guerrilla warfare with the army. Hundreds of people have fled their homes because of the intensification of clashes, at least 30 schools closed. The United States upholds sanctions against Myanmar for the use of child soldiers.
09/30/2014 LAOS
Persecution continues in Laos as Christians are detained for meeting to pray
Authorities in Savannakhet raid home and arrest Christian clergyman and six members of his congregation. They were having lunch after Sunday Mass. At present, they are still being held at a government building. The clergyman was brought in handcuffed and shackled. Village authorities had banned Christians from praying together.
09/30/2014 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS
It is "licit and urgent" to stop the aggression of terrorism, Card Parolin says at UN
The Holy See's top diplomat calls for "multilateral action and a proportionate use of force" to ensure "the defence of unarmed citizens." The theory of the "clash of civilizations" ignores "longstanding and profound experiences of good relations between cultures, ethnic groups and religions". The path to follow is to "promote dialogue and understanding among cultures," as well as a sense of "responsibility to protect".

09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
"Our life is too easy, our complaints are overdramatized". Think of the great tragedies, of "these Christian brothers and sisters of ours who are driven from their home and left with nothing: 'But, Lord, I have believed in you. Why? Is believing in You a curse, Lord?'".
09/30/2014 PHILIPPINES
For Filipino Church, pope's visit to help Catholics "in name only"
Mgr Florentino Cinense, bishop of Tarlac, calls on the faithful who do not know their religion to study it and share it. The papal visit will provide the nation with "spiritual blessings".
09/30/2014 MYANMAR
Burmese Dissident: Little chance of Aung San Suu Kyi becoming President
by Francis Khoo Thwe
For Aye Chan Naing, director of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), the Nobel Peace Laureate will “lead" the party in elections; however, the possibility of constitutional change to allow it to run for head of state are "very poor". For the presidential race he predicts the presence of personalities from the "Generation 88" student movement.
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love"
The topic Pope Francis chose for the next World Day of Social Communications has been announced. The "Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful. The Church is called to show more vividly that the gift of love, which the bride and groom offer each other, draws all people to God. It is an exciting task".
09/29/2014 PHILIPPINES - UNITED STATES -
South China Sea: Manila and Washington play war games against Beijing
Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers begin 12-day joint military exercises today near Palawan Island, where Manila is involved in a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing. Recently, the Philippines boosted its military presence in the area.
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
" So many projects, except for one's own sins, but many, many projects for mankind’s dehumanization are his work, simply because he hates mankind." He invents "humanistic explanations”. "This struggle is a daily reality in Christian life, in our hearts, in our lives, in our families, in our people, in our churches ... If we do not struggle, we will be defeated. But the Lord has given this task mainly to the angels: to do battle and win".
09/29/2014 SINGAPORE
For Singapore archbishop, Mary is the star that shows the way for the New Evangelisation
Mgr Goh consecrates the archdiocese to Our Lady and inaugurates a year dedicated to Her, starting on 7 October. Looking at the mother of the Church, it is necessary to begin "spiritual renewal", involving priests, religious and laity. "We, too, must imbibe her virtues of faith, hope, charity, poverty and obedience," he said.
09/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "There is no future for people" without inter-generational encounter, when elderly are “discarded”
Pope Benedict XVI, "the wise grandfather in the home” attends "The blessing of long life" event. "How often we discard the elderly with an attitude of abandonment that is real and concrete euthanasia". "Homes for the elderly are great ... as long as they are truly homes, not prisons!" The testimony of two elderly people who fled Iraqi Kurdistan: "abuse of the elderly is inhuman, just as it is of children."
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Francis attends the solemn liturgy of thanksgiving to mark the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus: "Many temptations come, especially in difficult times and in crises: to stop to discuss ideas, to allow oneself to be carried away by the desolation, to focus on the fact of being persecuted, and not to see the other ."
09/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: we cannot understand Jesus without the Cross, and you cannot be a Christian without being ready to help Him carry it
"We can come to believe that he is a great prophet, he does good things, he’s a saint. But without the Cross you can’t understand Christ the Redeemer". He prepares us to be ‘Cyrenes’ to help Him bear the Cross. And our Christian life without this is not Christian".

Altri articoli
09/26/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta, the outgoing parliament scraps direct election of governors and mayors by Mathias Hariyadi
09/25/2014 VIETNAM
Ba Giong Parish to have a pilgrimage centre dedicated to Vietnamese martyrs by Trung Tin
09/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: vain Christians are like a soap bubble, pretty, "but it lasts a second and then what?"
09/25/2014 PHILIPPINES
Manila, Card. Tagle calls for more aid to victims of natural disasters
09/24/2014 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS
UN Climate Summit: for Card Parolin, defence of creation is a moral imperative
09/24/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: Sharia to be applied to non-Muslims by Mathias Hariyadi
09/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: coexistence between people and communities of different religions "possible and practicable"
09/24/2014 PHILIPPINES
Manila’s street children write to Pope Francis: "Come to see us!"
09/23/2014 PHILIPPINES
Cotabato celebrates 75 years of Oblate presence by 'Remembering, Reliving, Hoping'
09/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian life is "simple": Listen to the Word of God and put it into practice
09/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: tolerance towards migrants is not enough, they need welcome and solidarity
09/23/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar grants citizenship to 209 Muslim refugees, even Rohingya
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
Pope tells representatives of religions that religious freedom is bulwark against all forms of totalitarianism
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
"Today we touched martyrs," a moved Pope Francis said in front of two who witnessed persecution
Editor's choices
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.
VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
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Top 10
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison
by Jibran Khan
09/24/2014 KOREA
North Korea, people forced to live with 250 grams of food per day
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
09/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - TAIWAN
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/24/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: Sharia to be applied to non-Muslims
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women
by Nirmala Carvalho

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