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09/02/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG - VATICAN
Shanghai bishop prays for new Hong Kong prelates, as well as peace for them and China
by Victoria Ma
From the Marian shrine of Sheshan where he is confined, Mgr Thaddeus Ma Daqin sends a prayer for the three new episcopal brothers ordained by Card Tong in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He asked "the almighty God to bless them, and under the leadership of Cardinal Tong the new bishops will serve in charity, help pastoral work and evangelization work to grow, and bring blessings to Hong Kong". Bishop Ma also "wished peace in Hong Kong and peace in their motherland China".
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin of Shanghai, who is confined at Sheshan seminary, offered his blessings on Aug. 31 for the three new auxiliary bishops of Hong Kong ordained the previous day. The new auxiliary bishops are Shanghai-born Michael Yeung...

09/02/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian identity is not "academic degrees", but being moved by the Holy Spirit
"If we Christians do not fully understand the things of the Spirit, if we do not give or offer witness then we no identity". "Often, so often, we find among our faithful, simple old women who perhaps didn’t even finish elementary school, but who can speak to us of things better than any theologian, because they have the Spirit of Christ".
09/02/2014 JAPAN - INDIA
Modi-Abe meeting "opens a new phase for Asia and the world"
The two leaders, both nationalist and hostile to China, sign strategic agreements in every sector, including defence and high-speed trains. Both praise the new, stronger bilateral relationship that could become the greatest ever.
09/02/2014 NORTH KOREA - USA
Pyongyang puts three American prisoners on show to pressure US
The Kim regime allows CNN to interview and broadcast appeals from Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller: the first was sentenced to 15 years hard labor, the other two are awaiting trial. The North has always used foreign prisoners as a bargaining chip for material aid and cash.
09/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
For Occupy Central, a new era of civil disobedience begins in favour of democracy in Hong Kong
The local pro-democracy movement is dismayed by Beijing's intransigence on the issue of universal suffrage for the former British colony. The Chinese proposal turns the existing Election Committee, whose members and size remain the same, into a nominating committee to pick "two or three" candidates for the election to the post of chief executive. Under the new rules, "The chief executive must be a person who loves the country and loves Hong Kong" whilst Hong Kong will continue to enjoy a "high degree" but not "full autonomy". By contrast, critics insist that Hong Kongers are "more than ready to have democracy. We are not living in North Korea."

09/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Carry a "little Gospel" and when you can read a passage, to "find Jesus"
During his homily at Mass in Santa Marta, Francis says that "Jesus is right there in His Word, in His Gospel". We must receive the Word of God "just as you receive Jesus, that is to say with an open heart, with a humble heart, with the spirit of the Beatitudes".
09/01/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Macau's Fernando Chui re-elected uncontested, without popular vote
The chief executive won a new mandate with 96 per cent of the vote, cast by a group of 400 people chosen by Beijing. After the election, he refused to comment on the landslide victory, thanked his supporters "for the chance to serve the Macau public". Pro-democracy activists call on the "government to [. . .] launch political reform".
09/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Beijing excludes democracy: Senior Chinese official heckled
MPs and activists interrupt the speech of Li Fei, deputy Secretary General of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, and accuse the government of the territory of having "broken their promises." Mainland China excludes "a political future" for those who want freedom in the Territory.
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
At the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis warns against becoming "worldly" and "tasteless salt”. "Watered down Christians" are like watered down wine, "you do not know whether it is wine or water". Read the Gospel every day. Gospel, Eucharist, prayer help us to safeguard the newness of Jesus. Tomorrow World Day for Safeguarding Creation.
08/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, 7 thousand policemen deployed to counter 1000 Occupy Central protesters
The democratic movement announces a demonstration outside local government offices tomorrow evening to coincide with the announcement on the Beijing draft on universal suffrage. The massive deployment of security forces is a symptom of mainland China’s fear of the democracy in the Territory.
08/30/2014 VIETNAM - KOREA - VATICAN
Archbishop of Saigon: Pope Francis in Korea, a source of joy for mission
The president of the Vietnamese Bishops' Conference was a delegate at the Pope’s Asian visit. He emphasizes the Pope’s openness, dialogue and attention to reality of the Church in Vietnam. The bishop praises the dynamism of the Church in Korea and the strong presence of the laity and young people in missionary work.
08/29/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Hundreds of people on hunger strike in Seoul over Sewol disaster
After 46 days, Kim Young-oh ends his protest in hospital, asks for "help". The response was immediate: in a few hours, 250 people went on a hunger strike in his place. Meanwhile, political leaders seem unable to act. A meeting between political parties and victims' families produced nothing. Card Yeom is criticised for his appeal to stop wasting energy.
08/29/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
As Beijing gets its draft for Hong Kong "democracy" ready, democrats pledge to boycott it
by Wang Zhicheng
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress praises the draft rejected by the Occupy Central movement. Even the most flexible democrats will not vote for it. There are fears of social unrest.
08/29/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei's largest Taoist temple bans incense: it pollutes too much
Hsing Tian Kong welcomes around 6 million faithful per year. Some studies show that, in the place of worship, the partical levels are too high and threaten the health of residents. Many believe that the real fault lies with the contrary winds, which carry industrial smog over temple. Bronze braziers also removed.
08/29/2014 CHINA
Guangdong, Buddhist sect branded as "evil cult": 21 arrests
The members are also accused of rape and fraud. Their teacher is a human rights activist, who has been sentenced to 11 years for calling for political reform.

Altri articoli
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test by Samir Khalil Samir
08/28/2014 CHINA
Beijing, the Supreme Court announces: Foreigners will be able to attend trials
08/27/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing prepared to crack down on Hong Kong's democracy movement by Wang Zhicheng
08/27/2014 CHINA
China's corruption probe leads to two more arrest: a tycoon, and the director of China Resources Power
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
08/27/2014 CHINA - TAIWAN
Two Chinese jets invade Taiwanese airspace in latest provocation
08/27/2014 VIETNAM
To please Beijing, Hanoi jails three activists on false charges
08/26/2014 CHINA
China developing submarine to reach San Francisco in 100 minutes
08/26/2014 CHINA - JAPAN - VIETNAM
Beijing's diplomacy to ease maritime tensions with Tokyo and Hanoi
08/26/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, if cots continue to remain empty, Korean race "will be the first to face extinction"
08/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests by Wang Zhicheng
08/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, 8 executions held: Tiananmen attackers also killed
08/25/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Democracy referendum halted as police detains five activists
08/25/2014 VATICAN-CHINA
The Sistine Chapel choir will not sing in Beijing by Paul Wang
Editor's choices
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.
CHINA - VATICAN
Wenzhou bishop and priests slam government's campaign against crosses and churches in Zhejiang
by Eugenia ZhangFor Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, from the official Church, the campaign of destruction is increasing social instability. It is real persecution against the Christian faith. The bishop apologises for failing to intervene sooner. He was hoping that the campaign would end quickly. Catholics and Protestants suffer injuries as they attempt to defend their sacred buildings. For priests in Wenzhou, the campaign is unfair and touches buildings that have all the right papers. Such "stupid acts" by the government are undermining social harmony.
Dossier
Top 10
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion
by Christopher Sharma
08/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"
08/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Quetta, three journalists murdered as attacks on Pakistani press mount
by Jibran Khan
08/30/2014 SYRIA - PHILIPPINES
Syria, Islamists attack Philippine contingent in Golan Heights: among them a priest
08/29/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA
From Syria to Iraq, new horrors (and beheadings) by Islamic State militias

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