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04/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against placing hope in "dead things" such as vanity, money and success
At the General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the Angels’ words at the tomb: "Why look among the dead for someone who is alive?". And what do I do ? Which route do I follow to encounter the living Christ . He will always be close to us to correct our course if we have gone wrong".
Vatican City ( AsiaNews) - Vanity, money and success are "dead things" , they cannot give life, so we should not place our hope in them, but in the Resurrection , "a milestone in history , but also a 'stumbling block': this...

04/23/2014 SINGAPORE - CHINA
Singapore archbishop: With Benedict XVI's words pray for the Church in China
by William Goh Seng Chye*
Citing the Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan, the bishop calls on the faithful to "reach out" to Chinese migrants living in the city-state, and show "them our genuine love and concern." On 23 May, a special prayer is set for St Bernadette Church.
04/23/2014 CHINA
China "soon" to set up a special court to deal with intellectual property rights
The government plans to create a new court to deal solely with copyright and patent-related disputes. In 2013, nearly 90,000 such cases were filed.
04/23/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea’s Catholic Church continues to grow: faithful now 10.4% of the population
The Bishops' Conference releases figures for the previous year: faithful now almost 5.5 million, an increase of 1.5% over the previous year. Since 2003, the statistics show a steady growth of the Catholic population.
04/22/2014 KOREA-USA
Pyongyang prepares nuclear test for Obama's visit to Korea
Seoul intelligence speaks of "intensified activities" around Punggye-ri nuclear site. And State press accuses Washington of "reactionary and dangerous" policies in East Asia. The U.S. president’s visit to Asia begins today, in Japan. Then comes the turn of Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

04/22/2014 TAIWAN
Taiwan, an Easter of mothers
by Xin Yage
More than half of those baptized during the Easter Vigil mothers, who have found the key to serenity of the heart in the Gospel. The story of Lingming and Fangyi , converted by Christ’s love.
04/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Easter joy "is not a masquerade! It is impressed on our hearts and shines through our actions".
Before reciting the Regina Caeli, that replaces the Angelus prayer during the Easter season, Francis invites the faithful "to take the Gospel, read the chapters on the Resurrection" and turn to the figure of Mary "Mother of all the disciples, Mother of the Church, Mother of hope". Easter Monday "prolongs the joy of the Resurrection of Christ".
04/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: May the Risen Christ help us to reach out to those who are wounded and bring peace to those who suffer from war and violence
Syria, but also Iraq, Nigeria, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Ukraine and Venezuela in Pope Francis’ prayers. " In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others".
04/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Resurrection, an invitation to rediscover our baptism and become witnesses to Christ
At the Easter Vigil Francis speaks of the "return to Galilee, the place where they were first called" where Jesus spoke to the apostles, drawing new energy from the sources of our faith". "It is not to go back in time; it is not a kind of nostalgia. It is returning to our first love, in order to receive the fire which Jesus has kindled in the world and to bring that fire to all people, to the very ends of the earth".
04/19/2014 VATICAN
Way of the Cross: "Evil will not have the last word; love, mercy and forgiveness will," pope says
In the Cross of Jesus, we find "all the bitterness of the betrayal perpetrated by Judas and Peter, all the vanity of bullies, and all the arrogance of false friends." Yet, in front of so many evils, "we also see the vastness of God's love for he does not treat us according to our sins but according to his mercy."
04/18/2014 CHINA
Beijing: four more New Citizens Movement activists convicted
All wanted government officials to declare their economic and financial assets. A court in Haidian found them guilty of disturbing "public order" and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from three and half to two years in prison. Defence lawyer slams the decision, calling it flawed. Now "calling on officials to disclose their assets is a crime."
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 SOUTH KOREA
As sorrow grips the country, bishop of Jeju calls for prayers on behalf of ferry victims
The Sewol, a ferry that capsized yesterday for still unknown causes, was on its way to Jeju Island. "All we can do for them and their worried families is to pray, and hope that our prayers and solidarity can somehow bring some comfort," said Mgr Peter Kang U-il, bishop of Jeju and president of the Bishops' Conference, as he spoke to AsiaNews. Rough seas and strong winds have slowed down rescue operations. About 300 people are still missing.
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"

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04/17/2014 CHINA
Beijing blogger sentenced to 3 years for "spreading rumors" online
04/16/2014 TIBET - CHINA
A 32-year-old Tibetan dies in a blaze to protest Chinese occupation
04/16/2014 CHINA
Dongguan: 40,000 workers down tools again
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"
04/16/2014 JAPAN
Japan’s whalers want to return to sea "soon"
04/16/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, ferry full of students capsizes: 2 dead and 100 missing
04/15/2014 CHINA
Party and military setting up local offices to monitor and protect soldiers
04/15/2014 ASIA
Asia home to world’s biggest arms traders
04/15/2014 MYANMAR
Kachin, Burmese Army raids rebel stronghold: thousands of refugees and humanitarian crisis by Francis Khoo Thwe

04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
04/14/2014 CHINA
Beijing: two more Zhou Yongkang cronies arrested
04/14/2014 KUWAIT
Kuwait invests 27 billion to upgrade refineries
04/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks, Am I like Pilate? When the situation gets tough, do I wash my hands?
04/12/2014 CHINA
With benzene in water, residents in Gansu city storm supermarkets to buy bottled water
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ITALY - ASIA
Easter, victory over death and impotence
by Bernardo Cervellera
CHINA - EUROPEAN UNION
Xi Jinping returns home full of deals and silence
by Bernardo CervelleraThe Chinese president signed agreements worth tens of billions of Euros in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He also stayed clear of any press conference. At the College of Europe in Bruges, he presented his dream of a new trillion-dollar Silk Road. Yet, he also made it clear that at home, the monopoly of power stays with the Party, squashing any dream for political reform in China. On the Internet, netizens disagree with him.
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04/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Easter joy "is not a masquerade! It is impressed on our hearts and shines through our actions".
04/17/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, tribal Catholic gang raped: Christians and Muslims demand justice
by Sumon Corraya
04/17/2014 SRI LANKA
Easter should spur Catholics to defend human rights in Sri Lanka
by Melani Manel Perera
04/18/2014 PAKISTAN
Good Friday in Pakistan: fasting and prayers for Asia Bibi, Sawan Masih and other blasphemy victims
by Jibran Khan
04/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A priest’s "joy", "anoints", is "incorruptible", "missionary" and guarded by poverty, obedience and loyalty
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"
04/17/2014 CHINA
Beijing blogger sentenced to 3 years for "spreading rumors" online
04/17/2014 ITALY - ASIA
Easter, victory over death and impotence
by Bernardo Cervellera
04/19/2014 VATICAN
Way of the Cross: "Evil will not have the last word; love, mercy and forgiveness will," pope says
04/18/2014 LAOS - THAILANDIA
Thai geologists warn Xayaburi dam is an earthquake risk

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