Israel's Attack on the Pope Is a Smokescreen for Abandoning Talks with the Holy See

02/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Guardian angels exist, "they are not imaginative doctrine" but our “traveling companions"
"He will guide us to the end of our lives with advice, and so listen to his voice, don’t rebel against it". "The disciples argued about who was the greatest among them, there was an internal dispute ... eh, careerism, eh? These are the first bishops, they were tempted to careerism."
02/10/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Zafar Bhatti’s wife describes joy at being able to see her jailed husband, prays for his release
Initially reported dead, he is alive and well; relatives continue their legal battle for his release. However, plots and personal interests emerge of would-be pro human rights organizations. The family asks for "concrete support."
02/10/2014 INDIA
Modi, sweeper for a day for Gandhi and the "Clean India" campaign
The aim is to improve the sanitary conditions of the Indian people, providing toilets and services to schools and homes. For pro-Dalit activist Raghuvanshi, the campaign is a boost to the fight against the caste system. However, he opposes plans to turn the Ganges River into a fluvial highway for goods.
01/10/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Donetsk, separatists carry icon in procession: stopped from entering church
The icon had come from Russia, but the Orthodox clergy were directed to have "no ties" with the militia, much less to give them their blessing. The miraculous icon is that of the Blessed Mother of God of Tikhvin, also called "militia".
01/10/2014 INDIA
New Delhi, state university abolishes chair named after Mother Teresa
The Indira Gandhi Open University has taken this decision due to lack of funds. For John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council (AICC), terms the decision "reprehensible." The chair offered courses on HIV / AIDS, family education, substance abuse and philosophy.
01/10/2014 IRAN
Iran hangs man for heresy
Mohsen Amir Aslani, a 37-year-old former psychologist, taught religion, giving a new interpretation of the Qur'an. The authorities also accused him of insulting the prophet Jonah.
01/10/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Scores of mainland supporters of democracy in Hong Kong arrested
Chinese police react angrily to demonstrations in support of Occupy Central and protests in Hong Kong. In almost all of the country's big cities, people are summarily arrested and subjected to overnight interrogations. In some cases, unknown people carry out raids.