07/11/2014
Pope warns against sliding down the path that leads to being Christians in name but pagan in nature
"Worldliness" makes us citizens of the world and not of Heaven. "If you love and if you are attached to the money, vanity and pride you are on the wrong road." If, however, "you try to love God, serve others, if you are gentle, if you are humble, if you are a servant of the other, you are on the right road".
07/11/2014
New government to make religious freedom and minority protection a priority
After years of abuse and violence under President Yudhoyono, the new head of state Jokowi and his government announce changes. Religious Affairs minister plans to adopt new legislation "within six months" to remove barriers to freedom of worship by non-Muslims. Interior minister plans to remove religious affiliation from identity papers.
07/11/2014
For pope, men religious must face today's culture, and in brotherhood be an alternative to the culture of individualism
First, men religious must be the centre of attraction because in the face of those "truly religious life, people ask: 'What is this? What drives this person to go beyond the worldly horizon?' [. . .] True prophecy is never ideological; it is not 'fashionable'. It is always a sign of contradiction according to the Gospel".
07/11/2014
Madhya Pradesh: Hindu radicals beat eight Christians, have them arrested
Bajrang Dal activists take advantage of the state's anti-conversion law to attack a small Pentecostal community. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), "it is essential that Hindu and Christian leaders engage in an active dialogue and genuine collaboration."
07/11/2014
Regional forum in Nepal could just become a "religious showcase" for political leaders
Kathmandu is preparing to host the 18th Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. Regional heads of state and government confirmed their presence, but their schedules focus on visiting religious holy sites. Experts are worried that this will devalue the summit.
07/11/2014
Chinese police breaks up child trafficking ring
In the southern province of Yunnan, 32 traffickers, some blood related, bought or abducted children to sell to couples in other parts of the country. Police released the pictures of 11 babies rescued from the baby trafficking ring, hoping to trace the families.
07/11/2014
Pope warns against sliding down the path that leads to being Christians in name but pagan in nature
"Worldliness" makes us citizens of the world and not of Heaven. "If you love and if you are attached to the money, vanity and pride you are on the wrong road." If, however, "you try to love God, serve others, if you are gentle, if you are humble, if you are a servant of the other, you are on the right road".
07/11/2014
For pope, men religious must face today's culture, and in brotherhood be an alternative to the culture of individualism
First, men religious must be the centre of attraction because in the face of those "truly religious life, people ask: 'What is this? What drives this person to go beyond the worldly horizon?' [. . .] True prophecy is never ideological; it is not 'fashionable'. It is always a sign of contradiction according to the Gospel".
07/11/2014
Chinese police breaks up child trafficking ring
In the southern province of Yunnan, 32 traffickers, some blood related, bought or abducted children to sell to couples in other parts of the country. Police released the pictures of 11 babies rescued from the baby trafficking ring, hoping to trace the families.
07/11/2014
For pope, men religious must face today's culture, and in brotherhood be an alternative to the culture of individualism
First, men religious must be the centre of attraction because in the face of those "truly religious life, people ask: 'What is this? What drives this person to go beyond the worldly horizon?' [. . .] True prophecy is never ideological; it is not 'fashionable'. It is always a sign of contradiction according to the Gospel".