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The Passion of The Christ


28/06/2004
"The Passion: A Great Instrument For Mission Work"

Cambodian catechumens see hope in the suffering of Jesus, after the violence of the Pol Pot regime


23/06/2004
Viewers react to " Passion of the Christ"
Film inspires new evangelical fervor among priests

07/04/2004
'The Passion of the Christ': "A milestone in the cinema history"
It is the positive evaluation of the Bishops' Film Reviewers

07/04/2004
After seeing "The Passion" Muslims start searching for the Gospel
In just 3 days more than a 1/10 of the population has seen the film.

06/04/2004
"The Passion" welcomed by Protestants and Catholics

Cardinal Kim: "No anti-Semitism; the movie shows violence and hatred in us".


05/04/2004
Malaysian Muslims offended by "The Passion"

Archbishop asks for a revision  of the ban


31/03/2004
Pirated copies of "The Passion" used to evangelize

Christians fear that the film will not be shown due to government censorship. Meanwhille first private viewings of the film are accompanied by prayer gatherings and young agnostics want to know more about the faith. "The Passion"  has "struck a heavy blow against atheism," says one Chinese youth.


29/03/2004
Archbishop Rosales: "Watch 'The Passion!'"

Pastoral message corrects an Antisemitic approach to the film


26/03/2004
"Issa's" (Jesus's) crucifix fascinates today's Islamic intellectuals

The release of the movie "The Passion of the Christ" in Middle East Muslim countries opens the question on how Muslim see the crucifix. In Italy, for example, the crucifix in public places makes some Muslims intolerant and blasphemous. Elsewhere in the Islamic world, the Jesus who died on the cross and resurrected, the Jesus of Catholics, fascinates religious Muslims – above all poets, writers and contemporary intellectuals.




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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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