Benedict XVI visits the Holy Land

Pope: "Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity"
" Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World” is the theme chosen by Francis for the Day that will be celebrated on January 19. In his message, the Pope writes that when faced with a phenomenon of unprecedented proportions calls for international cooperation and a spirit of profound solidarity and compassion”, "close collaboration between the migrants’ countries of origin and their countries of destination" and " , the elimination of prejudices and presuppositions in the approach to migration", "to see, and then to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved. They are an occasion that Providence gives us to help build a more just society, a more perfect democracy, a more united country, a more fraternal world and a more open and evangelical Christian community. "
Peshawar massacre, Indian Christian leaders: All places of worship must be protected
Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), condemns the attack against the Protestant church in Pakistan. "The murder of the faithful and innocent children - he says - is a cowardly act. We are worried about the violent contempt of Islamic extremists. "
Thousands of garment workers stop Bangladesh, demanding higher wages
For the past three days, garment workers have been on strike to demand a minimum monthly salary of 8,000 taka (US$ 100). "With the 3,000 taka (US$ 40) that I take now, I cannot [. . .] buy medicine for my mother," a young worker said. Collapsed buildings in the Tazreen Fashion and Rana Plaza cases revealed the inhuman conditions in which more than 2 million garment workers live.
Dalai Lama to Burmese monks : Enough anti- Rohingya violence
The Tibetan spiritual leader recalls the teachings of the Buddha and appeals to the Burmese monks : no more attacks and violence against "your Muslim brothers and sisters ." Aung San Suu Kyi calls for amendments to the Constitution to solve the ethnic problem . In the sixth anniversary of the Saffron Revolution monks call on authorities to apologize .
Pope : "You can not serve God and money", "greed is the root of all evil"
Its power is so great it can even “rob you of your faith; it weakens it and you lose it!”. “The devil always takes this path of temptation: wealth , to feel sufficient; vanity, to feel important , and , in the end , pride: pride is his language".
First arrest under new anti-blogging ruling nets a 16-year-old boy
Gansu authorities were quick off the mark to implement a controversial ruling by the Supreme People's Court, which gives police the power to arrest anyone who causes "troubles" on the internet. It highlights the authorities' efforts to curb online complaints.
Rouhani takes new steps towards dialogue, saying Iran does not want the "nuclear bomb"
The new president, who released ten political prisoners, said he spoke with Obama. For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rouhani is a "wolf in sheep's clothing", thus "the pressure on Iran should be intensified and not eased" to stop its nuclear programme. Obama and Rouhani will be at the UN next Tuesday to test diplomacy.
Islamists raise the stake, as bombs are found on Cairo metro
Two bombs were placed at a metro station northeast of the Egyptian capital. Terrorists from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis are suspected. In Giza, police and army start a final push against the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters.