October: Rosary and mission

11/07/2014 BANGLADESH
12 Muslims arrested from group that attacked the church of Boldipukur
The robbers were after documents pertaining to land ownership. Not the first attempt to steal the deeds. The parishioners are mostly tribal, very poor and poorly educated and often Muslims try to take over their lands. During the attack, three PIME nuns suffered attempted rape.
09/06/2014 SYRIA
Syria similar to Somalia, a “failed state” with warlords all over, Brahimi said
According to the Algerian diplomat and former UN peace envoy, the country is “failing” and consequences will affect the entire Middle East. With "no political” solution, the region is doomed to “blow up”. Hundreds of French, Britons extremists ready to fight “jihad” tighter with thousands from all over the world.
09/06/2014 INDIA
India, 20 thousand people bid final farewell to Card. Lourdusamy
Speaking to AsiaNews Card. Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, describes "a terrible loss of a man who worked for the development of the Church in Asia and the world”. Card. Simon D. Lourdusamy first Asian appointed to the Curia, died on June 2 and will be buried in Pondicherry, his native diocese.
Donetsk, bishop invokes week of fasting for peace
Metropolitan Hilarion, of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, has distanced himself from the parties in conflict in the East and warns: "There can be no blessings for those who violate the commandment that says Thou shalt not kill".
06/06/2014 VATICAN - JAPAN
Prime Minister Abe meets pope, gives him a 'magic' mirror
The meeting underlines the good relations and cooperation between the Holy See and Japan in the educational, social and health fields. The Japanese leader brings the replica of a mirror in use among underground Japanese Christians in the 17th century, which shows a cross and a picture of Jesus when exposed to sunlight.