24 January 2018
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Easter in Asia


30/03/2010
Holy Week: The love of Christ close to the sorrows of the world
An Easter meditation from the midst of the suffering of AIDS patients, women dying in Calcutta’s Shanti Dan, the earthquake victims of Haiti. In all suffering there is always someone who comforts, like Mary, who anointed Jesus' feet and first saw the risen Lord.

30/03/2010
Ancient chant reminds Filipinos of the example of Christ on the Cross
During Holy Week, the elderly, young, poor and prisoners recite the Pabasa every morning, an old traditional chant composed in the seventeenth century by Spanish missionaries to teach the stories of the Passion of Jesus to the natives. Fr. Fernando Caprio: This song helps us remember that Christ shines in all the circumstances of our lives

29/03/2010
Holy Week in Jerusalem, difficulties for Palestinian Christians
The government has closed borders with the West Bank. Young people banned from Temple Mount. Christians can only enter the city with permission. Travel from Gaza almost impossible. Bishop Twal: Jesus came into Jerusalem without escort, without soldiers and without walls of separation. The concern of the pope.

29/03/2010
Retreats, pilgrimages and collections to prepare for Easter
The faithful of the dioceses involved in prayer, retreats and pilgrimages to commemorate the Holy Cross and prepare themselves for Easter. Helping the poor, with donations of money. The stories of individual dioceses.

28/03/2010
Pope: Palm Sunday, Jesus is the king who brings heaven’s peace to earth
Benedict XVI invites the young people of World Youth Day to follow Jesus and discover "the heights" of humanity, accepting the gift of communion with Him and with the Church, without "conceit", bringing His peace to the world. A call to make pilgrimages to the Holy Land. At the Angelus a mandate to young people and a prayer for Jerusalem and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

23/03/2010
Songs, dances and Gospel stories bring Easter to life for orphans and elderly of Malolos
The initiative takes place during Lent and will involve before Easter, 79 patients of the disciples of Emmaus Home of Apostolate in Malolos. Organizers of the event the Augustinian nuns of Our Lady of Consolation and a group of students from the diocese of Bulacan. Sister Easter Aunan "Like us patients need to live the experience of hope embodied in the Passover.

22/03/2010
The testimony of lay Thais in formation of catechumens
3 April in Bangkok more than 100 people will make the profession of faith and embrace Catholicism. In a familiar model that is increasingly individualistic, the Catholic communities become a place of sharing and support.



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CHINA – VATICAN
The Vatican asks legitimate bishops to step aside in favour of illegitimate ones

John Baptist Lin

Last December, Mgr Peter Zhuang Jianjian of Shantou (Guangdong) was forced to go to Beijing where "a foreign prelate" from the Vatican asked him to leave his see to illicit bishop Joseph Huang Bingzhang. He had received the same request last October. Mgr Joseph Guo Xijin, ordinary bishop of Mindong, is expected to become the auxiliary or coadjutor of illicit Bishop Vincent Zhan Silu. Sinicizing the Chinese Church means supporting the principle of independence and follow the leadership of the Communist Party.


VATICAN - PERU
Pope in Peru: Young people, the heart can’t be “photoshopped”, because that’s where real love is found



At the Angelus in the Plaza de Armas, Pope Francis calls on young people to follow Jesus with all of themselves, without discouragement, in the example of St. Martin of Porres, the half-caste saint. Silent prayer for peace in the Republic of the Congo. To the bishops, the example of St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, an indefatigable evangelizer: "Today we would call him a 'street bishop'". To the contemplative religious the invitation to pray for the unity of the Peruvian Church.


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