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04/18/2014 PHILIPPINES
Central Luzon: making learning fun in summer camp for 150 "special" children
Organised every year by the GUIDE association and its chief and founder Gerry Duwin Dela Zerna, the event this year is set for 25 April to 4 May. The NGO works with children with disabilities, like Down syndrome or other physical and learning disorders. Dedicated, the activist has turned down offers from abroad worth thousands of dollars in order to take care of Filipino children.
Manila (AsiaNews/CBCP) - From 25 April to 4 May, about 150 "special children" from different parts of the Philippines will come together in Orion, Bataan province (Central Luzon) for a summer camp that includes fun, games and learning. The goal of this particular event is to give children with...

04/18/2014 INDONESIA
Charitable works, confession and Mass fill Holy Week for Indonesian Catholics
by Mathias Hariyadi
This is a time of meditation, devotions and deep introspection into the faith. In the Archdiocese of Jakarta, families offer small sums of money to fund community-wide projects. The head of the Archdiocese's communications commission releases some videos. During Chrism Mass, hundreds of priests renew their pledge to their bishops.
04/18/2014 LAOS - THAILANDIA
Thai geologists warn Xayaburi dam is an earthquake risk
The huge barrage under construction on the Laotian section of Mekong River is located near active fault lines and is therefore vulnerable to seismic activity. There is a 30 per cent chance of a medium-sized earthquake in the next 30 years, and a 10 per cent chance of a magnitude 7 tremor. Builders claim instead that the project complies with all earthquake safety rules
04/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The washing of the feet", "a gesture of love, of service" to remind us that "we must be servants of one another"
Francis celebrates "in Coena Domini" Mass at the Don Gnocchi Foundation. He washes and kisses the feet of 12 people of different ages, of different disabilities different religious affiliations, three foreigners and nine Italians.
04/17/2014 ITALY - ASIA
Easter, victory over death and impotence
by Bernardo Cervellera

04/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A priest’s "joy", "anoints", is "incorruptible", "missionary" and guarded by poverty, obedience and loyalty
Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass with "his" priests. The priestly joy only flows “when the pastor is in the midst of his flock". Even in "in those moments of listlessness and boredom which at times overcome us in our priestly life (and which I too have experienced), even in those moments God’s people are able to “guard” that joy; they are able to protect you, to embrace you and to help you open your heart to find renewed joy"
04/17/2014 MYANMAR
Chrism Mass in Yangon: The joy of priesthood is the antidote to clericalism
by Francis Khoo Thwe

The archbishop of Yangon and 80 priests led the celebration before 1,400 worshippers. The prelate highlighted the "happiness" of being in the service of the community and the "strong relationship" with God. He also noted the importance of community involvement in the practice of faith and parish life.
04/17/2014 MALAYSIA - PHILIPPINES
MERS first victim in Asia: A Malaysian returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca
It is similar to SARS, but with a higher mortality rates: 50 % compared to the previous 10 % . The victim was 54 years old and had contracted the virus Saudi Arabia. First case in the Philippines, a nurse returning from the UAE and now in solitary confinement with family members. WHO estimates speak of 238 infections in 10 different countries, 92 victims so far.
04/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Resurrection "is not a happy ending in a movie" but "a humble victory of God, that humanly looks like a failure"
"So often we feel horrified by the hurt and pain that surrounds us and we ask, "Why does God allow this? . "It wounds us deeply to see suffering and death, especially that of the innocents". "This is the mystery of evil". Two children join Francis on the back of his jeep.
04/16/2014 PHILIPPINES
Good Friday in Manila: a "journey of penance" to protect the country from natural disasters
The Special Way of the Cross will start at 5 am in Pasay City and end in front of Manila Cathedral. All of the capital's 500 parishes will send a delegation. Prelates from areas affected by typhoons and quakes will all attend. Card Tagle calls for "solidarity" with the victims, to be one with those who suffer.
04/16/2014 MYANMAR
Benedict Rogers: My Easter in Myanmar, the land where I became a Catholic
by Francis Khoo Thwe

The Asian director of Christian Solidarity Worldwide speaks of his special bond with the country and the Archbishop of Yangon. Water as an element of purification, which unites Catholics and Buddhists who are celebrating major holidays together in 2014. The universality of the Church "does not mean uniformity", but appreciation of the local culture. The Burmese Church is "a vibrant Church".
04/15/2014 SINGAPORE
Archbishop of Singapore: At Easter Christ conquers death and gives hope of eternal life
In his message to the faithful, Msgr. William Goh speaks of "new life" in Christ, a "personal" encounter with the Risen Lord and the joy of proclamation. For the prelate prayer, deep meditation of the Word of God and the life of the community to are fundamental overcoming temptation. He exhorts the faithful to mission with "patience and love".
04/15/2014 MYANMAR
Kachin, Burmese Army raids rebel stronghold: thousands of refugees and humanitarian crisis
by Francis Khoo Thwe

A group of local NGOs , including Christian and Catholic organizations, warn of a crisis in the State in northern Myanmar. In the last few days - in conjunction with the census - the fighting has intensified, at least 3 thousand people take flight. Part of the displaced have found refuge across the border in China. Appeals for a ceasefire and the resumption of peace talks.
04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
Speaking at a meeting with seminarians at the Pontifical Leonine College of Anagni, Pope Francis reminded them of "the four pillars of education," namely "Spiritual life, strong; intellectual life, serious; community life; and, ultimately, apostolic life". In view of this, it is "better to lose a vocation than take risks with an unsure candidate."
04/14/2014 KUWAIT
Kuwait invests 27 billion to upgrade refineries
The project aims to increase production capacity and reduce pollution. Contracts signed with the UK's Petrofac, US-based Fluor and Japan's JGC Corporation. Most of the other companies South Korean .

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04/14/2014 VIETNAM
On back of international pressure, Hanoi releases two pro-democracy activists
04/14/2014 MYANMAR
Easter in Yangon: Catholics "source of reconciliation, peace and prosperity for the country" by Francis Khoo Thwe

04/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks, Am I like Pilate? When the situation gets tough, do I wash my hands?
04/12/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar newspapers in black to protest journalist arrest
04/12/2014 VIETNAM
Lent of prayer and solidarity with Catholic and non-Catholic poor in Bùi Chu by Thanh Thuy
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan exists "even in the 21st century" and continues to tempt us because "he does not want us to follow Christ"
04/11/2014 PHILIPPINES
Manila Cathedral reopens after restoration. Card Tagle: "It is the mother of all churches "
04/11/2014 VIETNAM
Vietnamese political prisoner Dinh Dang Dinh dies as a 'son of God'
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: human trafficking, "a wound on the body of contemporary society "
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Dictatorship of thought" suppresses "freedom of conscience, people’s relationship with God"
04/10/2014 PHILIPPINES - ITALY
Manila, doubts and uncertainties in case of Italian diplomat detained for alleged child abuse
04/09/2014 INDONESIA
Exit polls show Megawati leading in Indonesian elections thanks to the "Widodo effect"
04/09/2014 PHILIPPINES
For Filipino Church, the battle for life is not a lost cause
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VATICAN
Pope announces a 'festival of forgiveness' for 28-29 March in St Peter's Basilica and churches around the worldPope Francis made the announcement after today's Angelus. "We must celebrate the forgiveness the Lord gives us as did the father in the parable of the prodigal son, who, when the latter returned, organised a party, putting out of his mind all the things the son had done." When Jesus met the woman of Samaria, he "tore through the biased mind-set against women." The pontiff also called on the pilgrims to say, "Every encounter with Jesus changes one's life; every encounter with Jesus fills us with joy." He also sent his greetings to a Japanese school.
VATICAN
One year of Pope Francis: Revolution in tradition
by Bernardo CervelleraSince becoming the “bishop of Rome” on March 13, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been transforming the Church with his personal witness. His appeal for a Church of the poor, an outward bound Church, ‘the worlds' field hospital’ are the best fruit of the Second Vatican Council. Conservative and progressive interpretations abound, right and left, but this Pope just wants the world to encounter the salvation of Jesus Christ.
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04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
04/14/2014 PAKISTAN
Lahore: third postponement in Asia Bibi's appeal as Islamist threats against judges continue
by Jibran Khan
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
04/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Christ's Passion changed my life, young Buddhist says
by Melani Manel Perera
04/11/2014 JAPAN
Japanese airports becoming 'Islam-friendly' to cater to growing Muslim tourism
04/11/2014 INDIA
For Card Gracias, canonising popes John Paul II and John XXIII will consecrate India to Mary
by Card. Oswald Gracias
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan exists "even in the 21st century" and continues to tempt us because "he does not want us to follow Christ"
04/14/2014 SYRIA
I will miss you Fr Frans, you inspired us all, says Syrian Jesuit
by Tony Homsy*
04/12/2014 CHINA
With benzene in water, residents in Gansu city storm supermarkets to buy bottled water
04/11/2014 PHILIPPINES
Manila Cathedral reopens after restoration. Card Tagle: "It is the mother of all churches "

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