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11/25/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: fear, mistrust and despair feed violence and terrorism
Speaking to the country’s political, economic and cultural leaders, Francis spoke of building democracy and protecting creation. “We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations,” and “invest in them” as well as “show genuine concern for the needs of the poor”.
Nairobi (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis addressed the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta and other dignitaries during the welcome ceremony this afternoon at the State House in Nairobi. "Experience shows,” the pontiff said, “that violence, conflict and terrorism feed on fear, mistrust, and the despair born of...

11/25/2015 JAPAN
From tsunami to winemaking, Fukushima starts over
The Fukushima Ouse Winery began operations on 27 October some 70 kilometres from the area devastated by the 2011 tsunami. Local farmers will provide the grapes. For one farmer, it will “show people how Fukushima has recovered”.
11/25/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: arrival in Nairobi on the first leg of his trip to Africa
Before leaving Rome, Francis met in Domus Santa Marta 11 women victims of trafficking. During the flight, the pope greeted each journalist travelling with him on his first trip to Africa.
11/25/2015 CHINA
Xinjiang government claims some Party members support Uyghur terrorists
Charge laid by Xu Hairong, regional anti-corruption chief, certain that some high ranking members "promote violent terrorist attacks" in the region with special status, to maintain economic benefits. "Some Party officials do not believe in Marxism but in ghosts." Over the last two months clashes have increased between Beijing and the Muslim minority. Police killed more than 40 "terrorists" in one week.
11/24/2015 CHINA
After making an appeal, journalist Gao Yu waits for tomorrow’s ruling in Beijing
Given a seven-year sentence in April for “illegally leaking state secrets,” she went before the Beijing Supreme People’s Court to present her appeal, which lasted an hour. A well-known dissident, she has a long history of health problems.

11/25/2015 PHILIPPINES
Palawan, thousands of young people attend day of prayer for peace in the South China Sea
The rally will be held on December 2 in the sports hall of Puerto Princesa. Msgr. Pedro Arigo stresses that "at least 6 thousand" high school and university students will join in praying the Rosary. During the day there will also be presentations on the ongoing tensions in the seas.
11/24/2015 ASIA-UN
UN report: the United States, China and India, the countries most affected by climate disasters
Data from UN study for reducing the risk of disasters. Between 1995 and 2015 there were 6,547 natural disasters; the greatest damage caused by floods, storms, heat waves and droughts; floods are frequent weather events; 606 thousand people have died and 4.1 billion others have been injured, made homeless or left living in need. UNICEF study indicates that there are 690 million children at risk, of which 530 million in Asia.
11/23/2015 CHINA
Beijing discovers 125 billion dollars in “grey capital”
In April, the People's Bank began a crackdown on illegal money transfers abroad. In recent months, the illegal flow has increased, damaging the yuan, reducing the amount available for domestic lending and putting increased pressure on interest rates. To stem the tide, the authorities pledge to impose greater controls and restrict the channels by which money can leave the country.
11/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the Church is "faithful" when places its treasure in Jesus and not "securities” of this world
"The Church is the Bride of Christ, but her Lord is gone and her only treasure is her Lord. And the Church, when faithful, leaves everything to wait for the return of her Lord ". Do "our souls seek refuge only in the Lord or in securities that are not pleasing to the Lord?".
11/23/2015 JAPAN
For the bishop of Niigata, integral human development is key to stopping terrorism
by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
After the attacks in Paris, the president of Caritas Asia reflects on the evil cycle of violence that seems to have gripped the world. For him, “violent retaliation” is unnecessary; “such a solution would be only short term”. It might stop new attacks but only integral human development is the answer on the basis of life’s sacredness, “God’s most precious gift”.
11/23/2015 VATICAN – AFRICA
In messages to Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa, pope says he is coming as a “messenger of peace"
Ahead of his trip, Francis sends video messages to the three countries where he will travel between 25 to 30 November. In his message to the Central African Republic he notes that on the 29th, he will open Bangui Cathedral’s Holy Door “a bit ahead of the Holy Year of Mercy, which "will be for everyone, I hope, a providential time for authentic forgiveness, for giving and receiving, and for the renewal of love."
11/23/2015 JAPAN
Tokyo: explosion at Yasukuni,focal point of Japanese patriotism
An explosion damaged the bathrooms of the shrine where Japanese honor the heroes of the Second World War. No deaths or injuries. Some of the fallen venerated there are considered war criminals by the international community, and especially China and the two Koreas.
11/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The logic of the Gospel is expressed in humility and selflessness
For the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the pope said, "The worldly logic rests on ambition and competition, and fights with the weapons of fear, blackmail and the manipulation of minds." Francis entrusts "the many Christians who are, unfortunately, still persecuted today" to the intercession of the new blessed proclaimed in Spain. He calls for a Hail Mary for his trip to Africa.
11/21/2015 CHINA
Beijing: Politburo pays tribute to reformist leader Hu Yaobang
The former party boss who inspired the Tiananmen Square protests was purged for tolerating “bourgeois liberalisation". Although this assessment has not changed, top party brass remember him as “great proletarian revolutionist”.
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: priests, chosen "among men", to serve them with a"loving gaze"
The family as the fundamental "vocational centre”. "They are not philanthropists or officials, but fathers and brothers. Closeness and visceral mercy, a loving gaze: we can evangelize with this witness of life". The importance of attention to vocational discernment: "when I realize that a young man is too rigid, too fundamentalist, I do not trust him”.

Altri articoli
11/20/2015 CHINA – MALI – ISLAM
Bamako: jihadis attack luxury hotel for foreigners; seven Chinese among the hostages
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Temptation of money and power, of "Holy bribe" ever present in Church
11/20/2015 TAIWAN
The story of Father Felice, who brings everyone together to help those who suffer by Xin Yage
11/20/2015 KOREA
Seoul and Pyongyang resume bilateral talks
Manila, Tokyo and Taipei reinforce anti-Beijing axis in South China Sea
11/19/2015 VATICAN
No changes to Pope’s visit to Central Africa and he will use an open top car
11/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Jesus weeps" over "todays’ world at war"
11/19/2015 ISLAM – CHINA
Islamic State kills Chinese and Norwegian hostages “up for sale” since September
South China Sea feuds to overshadow economic issues at APEC summit
11/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: “On threshold of Jubilee": "no closed doors in the Church, all must remain open"
11/17/2015 MONGOLIA – CHINA
Mongolia, union leader sets himself on fire to protest sale of coal industry to China
11/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope warns Christians against "worldliness" of "double life" that destroys identity
11/17/2015 CHINA
Party celebrates reformist Hu Yaobang, but no reversal on official condemnation
11/16/2015 CHINA
Underground priest dies in suspicious circumstances in Shanxi
Editor's choices
AsiaNews marks 12 years: Persecution and hope
by Bernardo CervelleraDespite a worldwide increase of ignorance, indifference and superficiality, many signs of love and hope resist even in the most gloomy situations: the Iraqi mother who gives birth to her child in a refugee camp and smiles even though she has nothing; the Indonesian Muslim mother who blesses her son who became a Christian and a priest; the Chinese Christian families that welcome children thrown away because of the one-child law.
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
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11/19/2015 INDIA
“I have been healed by the Eucharist,” says 81-year-old priest miracle at Eucharistic congress in Mumbai
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/19/2015 RUSSIA – ISLAM
Not all Russian Muslims condemn Islamic State
by Nina Achmatova
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: priests, chosen "among men", to serve them with a"loving gaze"
11/19/2015 BANGLADESH
As attacked Dinajpur PIME missionary remains in stable condition, his fellow priests now under police escort
11/20/2015 FRANCE – ISLAM
French imams slam terrorists for destroying Islam’s future and that of its children
by Consiglio degli imam di Francia
11/20/2015 BANGLADESH
Dinajpur’s Christians and Muslims close to PIME missionary who escaped assassination attempt
11/19/2015 ISLAM
For Muslim scholar, the fight against Islamic State jihadists calls for a new interpretation of Islam
by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im*
Manila, Tokyo and Taipei reinforce anti-Beijing axis in South China Sea
11/20/2015 INDIA
Card Gracias: The Eucharistic Congress will not close, for the encounter with Jesus does not die!
by card. Oswald Gracias
11/20/2015 INDONESIA
Central Java: Muslims and Catholics in "long march" to save environment
by Mathias Hariyadi


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