18 March 2018
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Mother Teresa, an inestimable gift for the world

In the Footsteps of Mother Teresa, fighting abortion through adoption
The formula of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity explained to AsiaNews by Sister Jenvie, who for over 20 years worked in the orphanage of Ahmedabad. Protagonist of a miracle, her mother said: "We work well, so much so that today the doctors advise to those seeking an abortion to come to us first."

Message from Pope: Mother Teresa, an "inestimable gift" for the Church and the world
The message from Benedict XVI for the centenary of the birth of the Blessed was read this morning by Mgr. Lucas Sirkar during mass celebrated in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.

Mother Teresa and Nirmal Hriday: the miracle of joy in the house of the dying
This was the first house opened by the Blessed of Calcutta. It welcomes the terminally ill (HIV / AIDS, cancer, tuberculosis) and dying. The smell of death does not take away the joy. Today five sisters and some volunteers work there, including Hindus. There is also the room used by Mother Teresa, venerated as a shrine.

Hindu Priest: Mother Teresa is an example of love for us all
Swami Shantatamanda met Mother Teresa 15 years ago, shortly before her death. He recalls her simplicity, love for the poor and still has a little paper with some prayers written by the religious. Member of a Hindu philanthropic organisation the priest promotes interfaith dialogue through aid to the needy.

Sister Joanna on the "precarious" mission of Mother Teresa
A Missionary of Charity since 1974 Sister Joanna D'Souza spent 15 years with the Blessed. The Mother wanted to open a house of order in China, but the government prevented it. The mission: "We do not plan anything, we go where God leads us, even when we do not understand or through times of darkness. We leave God free to do what he wants with us ."

Tibetan leader: “The Dalai Lama tells Buddhists to follow the path of Mother Teresa".
Samdhong Rinpoche reveals the importance of the Blessed of Calcutta for Tibetan Buddhism. "For us, the Mother is the incarnation of Maha Karuna (immeasurable compassion). For her, no one was unreachable. The Dalai Lama had the deepest admiration and respect for Mother. "

Missionary of Charity: Mother Teresa taught me to never complain
Sister Amile Jose is 48 years old and has been a Missionary of Charity since 1983. She visits families in difficulty and teaches catechism to children. Mother Teresa’s eyes left a deep impression on the religious as well as the fact that the Blessed never complained or blamed anyone.

Missionary of Charity: Defeating the Culture of Death accepting unwanted babies
Sister Kusamam is 48 years old and has been a Missionary of Charity since 1985. She takes care of children that mothers can not raise, but do not want to abort. She spent two and a half years with Mother Teresa and in September 2004 was bloodily beaten because she is a Missionary of Charity: "I have no doubt, it was the Mother who saved me."

Like Mother Teresa, we love Christ through His poor, Missionary of Charity says
Sister Anita Rose MC, who works in Uttar Pradesh, spoke to AsiaNews about her vocation and mission among the poorest of the poor. In remembering Mother Teresa a hundred years after her birth, she said, “Mother wanted all her daughters to be saints”.

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Syrian Trappist nuns say Western powers and factional media fuel war propaganda

In a written appeal, the religious systematically take apart the version of the conflict touted by governments, NGOs and international news organizations. In Ghouta east, jihadists attack the capital and use civilians as human shields. The Syrian government and people have a duty to defend themselves from external attacks. The conflict alone has undermined the coexistence between Christians and Muslims in the country.

Xinjiang, crosses, domes, statues destroyed: the new 'Sinicized' Cultural Revolution

Bernardo Cervellera

Crosses removed from the domes and the tympanum of Yining Church as well as external decorations and crosses, and the Way of the Cross within the church. The same happened at the churches of Manas and Hutubi. The Cross represents "a foreign religious infiltration ". Prayer services forbidden even in private houses under the threat of arrests and re-education. Children and young people forbidden to enter churches. Religious revival frightens the Party.


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