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11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
During the canonisation of new saints in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis stressed that "The starting point of salvation is not the confession of the sovereignty of Christ, but rather the imitation of Jesus' works of mercy through which he brought about his kingdom." We can enter the kingdom of God "by being close in concrete ways to our brothers and sisters who ask for bread, clothing, acceptance, solidarity," and catechesis. At least 20,000 Indians came for the two Indian saints, Euphrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart, and Kuriakose Elias Chavara, from the Syro-Malabar Church.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - At least 70,000 people took part this morning in the canonisation of six blessed, which was officiated by Pope Francis. Four of them are from Italy - Giovanni Antonio Farina (1803-1888), Ludovico da Casoria (1814-1885), Nicola Longobardi (1650-1709), Amato Ronconi (ca 1226-ca...

11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
Christians must proclaim the Gospel "to everyone without distinction, not proselytising, to tell others about what we have and what we want to share without forcing anyone”. “Going out means overcoming the temptation of talking among ourselves and forgetting the many who wait for a word of mercy from us, a word of comfort, of hope." “The mission is accomplished by all Christians, not just the few. It is a task for children as well”.
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: mission to evangelise is the real reason to renew one's life
Francis makes a number of suggestions to the participants of the Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities, like preserving "the freshness of charisma," respecting people's freedom in their education and always seeking Communion, whilst remembering that to achieve this goal "conversion must be missionary".
11/22/2014 TAIWAN
Blessed Imelda's School gest first prize for AIDS prevention
by Xin Yage
The Catholic school wins over the government with an innovative multimedia project that explains to young people the risks related to the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Professor Wu's work includes teaching students about human dignity.
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
Anonymous sources suggest Beijing could propose two names with the Vatican choosing one. Even Pope Benedict XVI called for an agreement with the government on episcopal appointments. The CCPA is however considered an important, untouchable "historic legacy". It is also a one of China's most Maoist and corrupt agencies involved in business dealings worth billions, spared so far, from Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign.

11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the migrant, "a reminder of the need to eradicate inequality, injustice and abuses"
Migration "remains an aspiration to hope… to seek a better future wherever that may be". Those who leave their country should not be seen as a problem, but a person who contributes to the economic development and a possible "partner in the construction of richer communities", "stimulating the development of inclusion, creativity and respect for the dignity of all".
11/21/2014 KOREA
Korean unification could cost "$ 500 billion"
Without "reliable data on North Korea's financial and economic situations," unification could create a shock as big as the collapse of Lehman Brothers, South Korea's Financial Services Commission chief says. However, for South Korea, unification could be an economic "bonanza" as it combines its capital and technology with the North's labour and natural resources. The Catholic Church fears instead that North Korean workers might become "modern slaves, underpaid and marginalised".
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: churches must never become businesses
Redemption is free " when the Church or churches start doing business, then it is said that salvation is not so free ...". "There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!"
11/21/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo, Shinzo Abe dissolves the lower house and calls early elections
Prime Minister announces December vote, two years before the end of his mandate. The move indicates a willingness to "better explain" the economic policies of his government, which up to now seem to have failed. The country is in recession.
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
The "challenge" of solidarity and the "paradox of plenty": "there is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat". "The the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by “market priorities”, and the “primacy of profit”. The "moral obligation to share the economic wealth of the world." "A source of inspiration is natural law, inscribed in the human heart, that speaks a language that everyone can understand: love, justice, peace, elements that are inseparable from each other"
11/20/2014 CHINA
Occupy Central supporters arrested in mainland China
The Chinese government detained almost a hundred activists and citizens last month for expressing support for Hong Kong's democratic struggle. Now it is putting them on trial for "creating a disturbance" or "inciting subversion of state power". The "guilty" face up to five years in prison.
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus weeps before the closure of our hearts, as he wept over Jerusalem
"I ask myself: today we Christians who know the faith, the catechism, who go to Mass every Sunday, we Christians, we pastors are we content with ourselves? Because we have organized everything and do not need new visits from the Lord ... And the Lord continues to knock on the door of each one of us and of His Church, the pastors of the Church”.
11/20/2014 KOREA - UN
Pyongyang threatens nuclear test in response to UN inquiry
Pyongyang responds to the UN’s request to refer the country to the ICC charging the United States, of “orchestrating everything". Satellites show great activity in areas of the reactors. North Korea’s number two flies to Moscow to meet Putin.
11/19/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Yujiang's underground bishop released but under police surveillance
The prelate cannot leave Jiangxi province or exercise his episcopal ministry. The government might be trying to favour the official bishop, who toes the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association line. For now, the bishops of Shanghai, Baoding, and Yixian are still imprisoned.
11/19/2014 NORTH KOREA - UNITED NATIONS
UN committee slams North Korea for crimes against humanity
The General Assembly Human Rights Committee passes resolution to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court. This is not likely to pass the Security Council because of the veto power of North Korea's ally, China, and Russia. In February, a UN report shed light on the atrocities committed by the regime on its people.

Altri articoli
11/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central condemns attack on Hong Kong's parliament by Paul Wang
11/19/2014 CHINA
Set to go on trial in Beijing, Gao Yu claims innocence, blames her "confession" on threats
11/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for the Holy Land, "building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a torment"
11/19/2014 SINGAPORE - MYANMAR - CHINA
Singapore overtakes Beijing as biggest investor in Myanmar. With the "help" of US companies
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
11/18/2014 HONG KONG-CHINA-SYMPOSIUM
Card. Zen: Ready to go to jail for Democracy in Hong Kong
11/18/2014 KOREA - SYMPOSIUM
Mgr You: popes have shown how to overcome the crisis of Korean society
11/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus' call to conversion for Christians who are "lukewarm", "comfortable" or "only concerned with appearances"
11/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, police removed the barricades from Occupy Admiralty
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against a Church that is a "group of ecclesiastical disciples" that wants to keep the Lord away "from the peripheries"
11/17/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Is Pope Francis optimistic about the Church in China? by card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Today’s culture of the temporary is anti-family, but children have a right to a father and a mother
11/17/2014 TAIWAN
Criticism of old guard politics and espionage shadow post-Sunflower vote in Taiwan by Xin Yage
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
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IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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.
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11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/18/2014 INDIA
Tamil Nadu, 100 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against a Church that is a "group of ecclesiastical disciples" that wants to keep the Lord away "from the peripheries"
11/17/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch and Speaker of Parliament: Christians essential to Iraq's future
by Joseph Mahmoud
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics
by Christopher Sharma
11/18/2014 SRI LANKA - SYMPOSIUM
For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka

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