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08/31/2015 ORTHODOX CHURCH – VATICAN
Bartholomew I and Catholics together on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
For the first time tomorrow, Orthodox and Catholics will celebrate event together, which Pope Francis picked this year. The content of the patriarch’s message is very similar to that of the encyclical Laudato si’. Man is a fool to think that he owns creation rather than being its steward. Ascetic behaviour can correct the excesses of consumerism. The Gospel can clean the spiritual garbage caused by material garbage.
  Istanbul (AsiaNews) – In his message for this year’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which falls tomorrow, Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, again sounded the alarm over climate-related tragedies that affect...

08/24/2015 VIETNAM
Vietnamese Church at forefront of calls for democratic and multicultural reform of education
by Nguyen Hung

To denounce inadequacy of education system, the Redemptorists of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh celebrated Masses and prayers. At least 7 thousand people took part in the functions of the weekend. Criticism of the education "one-way" system touted by the Communist Party. 90% of young people have no faith in the current system.
08/30/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the blessed martyr Flavianus Michael Malke can bring “consolation” to persecuted Mideast Christians
During the Angelus, Pope Francis mentioned yesterday’s beatification in Harissa (Lebanon) of the bishop killed during the Armenian-Syriac Genocide (1915), appealing to the international community to "do something" to end violence and abuses against religious freedom. He also urged the faithful to pray for the migrants who died trying to reach Europe, with a minute of silence observed for the 71 victims who suffocated to death in a lorry on their way to Vienna. “With external attitudes, one cannot call oneself a Christian unless one changes one’s heart,” he said. “The border between good and evil does not run outside of us but within us, in our consciousness."
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.
08/28/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi frees two Catholic activists, four years in jail for "anti-government activities"
Tran Nhat Minh and Thai Van Dung are released from prison after serving the full terms of the sentence. In prison they were pressured to sign a "confession". Equality, justice and love are the basis of "progress" and "civilization" of a society.

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 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.
08/25/2015 VIETNAM
Fresh out of prison Vietnamese blogger reboots website denouncing government abuses
Truong Duy Nhat continues his social commitment checking up on Communist leaders activities. In spite of two years in prison, he does not want "a quiet life" but steps up his civic engagement. He keeps the sites name and moves the server out of Vietnam.
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.
08/22/2015 VIETNAM
Vĩnh Long diocese gives scholarships to Mekong Delta’s poor children
by Thanh Thuy
The diocese helps the people of four provinces thanks to voluntary groups working with young people, often left alone by their parents who go out in search of work. On August 17, the bishop died and the successor has yet to be elected. A priest: "We are here to bring God's mercy to the suffering”
08/21/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi ignores Caodaists and Catholics who criticise new religious bill for violating human rights
by Nguyen Hung - J. Dang
Proposed new legislation fails to grant religions any status or recognise the right to freedom of religion. Adversarial in their attitude, the authorities view religions suspiciously, and want to regiment their actions through legal restrictions. Caodaist and Catholic religious leaders publicly slam the draft bill, but Vietnam’s National Assembly is unmoved by critics and alternative proposals.
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.
08/19/2015 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.
08/16/2015 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.

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
08/11/2015 VIETNAM
Ho Chi Minh City, Mennonite pastor released from prison after five years
08/10/2015 VATICAN – ORTHODOX
Pope picks 1 September as a day for the Care of Creation together with the Orthodox
08/10/2015 VIETNAM - USA
US ties relations with Hanoi to improvement in respect for human rights by Nguyen Hung
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
08/05/2015 VIETNAM
Two Christians arrested for "anti-government activities" released after 4 years in prison
08/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope to altar servers: The joy of friendship with Jesus makes us all missionaries
08/04/2015 VIETNAM
As Vietnam hits a record level of abortions, the Church leads the fight to defend life by Paul N. Hung
08/03/2015 MYANMAR
46 dead and 200 thousand displaced in Myanmar floods
08/02/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jesus urges us to look for the "bread of life", which expresses His love
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VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo CervelleraThe 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.
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.
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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
08/25/2015 LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut Declaration
08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
08/27/2015 JORDAN - ISLAM
Muslims are not doing "enough" to fight the Islamic State, says Queen Rania
08/25/2015 INDIA
Still no justice for Kandhamal’s Christians seven years after pogroms
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/25/2015 INDIA
For Mgr Barwa, Kandhamal Christians are witnesses of Christ, at peace in the face of persecution
08/26/2015 INDIA
India census: Muslims grew faster than Hindus but less than Christians
08/26/2015 SYRIA
Islamic State using chemical weapons in Syria
08/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang faithful re-erect cross government demolished: a "theft"

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