The Pope misunderstood by Islam

13/06/2014
Southeast Asia is a world hub for piracy
Last year there were 150 attacks in the Malacca Strait. Decreased episodes in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of Somalia. Piracy accounts for 18 billion U.S. dollars per year.
13/06/2014
Sri Lanka's fishermen and women celebrate new FAO agreement
It is a set of guidelines to support the visibility, recognition and development of these workers. On a global scale, 90% of people involved in small scale fisheries. The instrument is dedicated to one activist, who died on Flight MH370 Malaysian.
12/06/2014
Soccer, Brazil 2014: Asia and the Middle East have little hope of "world cup" success
South Korea aims to be confirmed as the continent’s favorite. "Zac Japan" can console themselves with en-suite Jacuzzis. The Iranian players, short of money, are forbidden to exchange shirts after their games. Russia places its hopes in an Italian coach, tailor and chef to improve performance. Qatar 2022 increasingly at risk. In Thailand the junta orders that games be broadcast for free.
12/06/2014
Islamic militants continue to advance: after Mosul, Tikrit, Kirkuk, Samarra and Baghdad
The extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) take 49 Turks hostage, among them the consul in Mosul. Fears of a drop in crude oil production. The Peshmerga defend Kirkuk; Moqtada al-Sadr prepares his Shiite militia to fight the ISIS. The United States and Iran provide aid to Iraq to fight terrorism.
12/06/2014
Pope: World Cup, a celebration of sport that "can be transformed into a festival of solidarity between peoples"
In a video message broadcast in Brazil, Francis defines sport, "as a tool to communicate the values that promote the good of the human person and help to build a more peaceful and fraternal society". "May this world cup - the wish of the Pope – take place in an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility, mutual respect, solidarity and fraternity among men and women who identify themselves as members of the one family."
12/06/2014
Archbishop of Mosul: anarchy in the city; Muslims defend churches from assaults and raids
Armed gangs patrol the streets and squares. Some citizens have prevented the devastation to the parish of the Holy Spirit and Christian homes. It always makes more dramatic the situation of refugees. The rise of Islamists shows the failure of a Christian enclave on the Nineveh Plain.
12/06/2014
Child labor: still 168 million "baby-slaves" in the world today
Today is World Day Against Child Labour, still widespread in the world. There are 168 million child laborers in the world, with about 85 million engaged in some of the worst forms of child labor including slavery, trafficking, debt bondage, prostitution and other hazardous work which puts them at risk of death.
12/06/2014
Pope: realism, consistency and brotherly love to overcome conflict
The three "criteria" mentioned by Jesus. If you have something against another that is insurmountable, any attempt at agreement may not be ideal, but "it is a good thing”. Consistency is not speaking ill of others, which is a form of “murder, because the root is the same hatred." And "we must not kill our brother because he is our brother, that is we have the same Father."
12/06/2014
Beijing fears world "instability" and hoards crude at the fastest pace
Record imports in April highlights efforts to create a strategic reserve against backdrop of supply risks and regional disputes, analysts say. The country fears the instability of large producers and wants a "strategic reserve" similar to the American one.
11/06/2014
Korea, security forces raid a religious compound to find the owner of Sewol
Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the sunken ferry, is on the run. Some 4,000 police officers, armed with court-issued warrants, were dispatched around the Geumsuwon, an evangelical compound in Anseong. The followers of Yoo have been staging a sit-in protest at the gate, arguing that the church has nothing to do with the allegations raised by the investigators.
11/06/2014
Apostolic administrator of Yujiang arrested as China attempts to "eradicate" underground Church
The priest, Fr. John Peng Weizhao, disappeared in police custody on 30 May and the authorities refuse to give news of his whereabouts. Many apostolic administrators and underground candidates for the episcopate suffer arrests and torture to stop their election and to facilitate rise of 'patriotic' candidates.
10/06/2014
Pakistan pounds 'terrorist hideouts' after Karachi attack, 15 militants dead 

Pakistani Army carries out early morning air strikes on a militant-infested tribal district. Nine terrorist hideouts in Tirah Valley area destroyed. Security concerns are mounting in the country. Observers believe that following the attack on Karachi the process is all but dead.
10/06/2014
Nagasaki, government launches website to "rediscover" Japanese Christians
The local prefecture publishes oratio.jp, which includes the history and traditions of the Catholics in the area., the Archbishop Mgr. Takami tells AsiaNews: "It 'a choice of an economic nature which the Church must transform into a new opportunity for evangelization. We hope that the Pope's love for Japan will help us in our mission within our own society."


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