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08/31/2015 EGYPT
Egyptians will go to the poll starting on 17 October to elect a new parliament
After three years, voters will pick 568 members of the lower house. Sisi loyalists are favoured to win. The vote is expected to give the president a veneer of legitimacy after jumpstarting the economy and holding back the Islamist onslaught.
Cairo (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Egypt's electoral commission announced on Sunday that legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office, will take place in several phases starting...

08/31/2015 ORTHODOX CHURCH – VATICAN
Bartholomew I and Catholics together on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
For the first time tomorrow, Orthodox and Catholics will celebrate event together, which Pope Francis picked this year. The content of the patriarch’s message is very similar to that of the encyclical Laudato si’. Man is a fool to think that he owns creation rather than being its steward. Ascetic behaviour can correct the excesses of consumerism. The Gospel can clean the spiritual garbage caused by material garbage.
08/31/2015 CHINA
As people continue to be treated as "cannon fodder," the Party tries to use the economy and nationalism to save itself
At its second international seminar, the Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition looks at the collapse of China’s economy and its Nazi style nationalism, under the country’s new Mao, President Xi Jinping, who wants to squeeze depositors and displace social unrest. Without democracy and human rights, the country is likely to return to the disasters of the attack against Vietnam and the Cultural Revolution.
08/31/2015 INDIA
Card. Toppo: Learning to take care of the earth and its inhabitants from India’s tribals
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Archbishop of Ranchi, speaks to AsiaNews ahead of the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation (1 September). The nation is home to "more than one million tribal Catholic, and in our culture we respect nature and will celebrate its gifts." Today "to be true witnesses of Christ, we must respond to the ecological crisis through a deep spiritual conversion."
08/31/2015 CHINA
Zhang Kai, a courageous lawyer who defended Zhejiang crosses with law books
Arrested on 25 August, Zhang has not been heard ever since. He was the main defence lawyer in the case involving Churches and Christians in the province of Zhejiang. A devout Christian, he was able to get charges against Protestant Churches and clergymen overturned. “Just by going by the book,” he was able to save many churches and open a new path for defending people’s rights and religious freedom in China. What is more, “I have God as my backer,” he said.

08/31/2015 LEBANON – VATICAN
Michael Malke’s beatification and the future of Iraqi and Syrian martyrs
by Fady Noun
The martyrdom of the Syriac Catholic bishop at the hands of the Ottoman Empire continues logically into today’s persecution in Syria, Iraq and across the whole Middle East. Now, the victims of the massacre in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad in 2010 will become the subject of a cause of beatification. Indifferent to the fate of Christians, the great powers have lost their way when it comes to refugees.
08/24/2015 VIETNAM
Vietnamese Church at forefront of calls for democratic and multicultural reform of education
by Nguyen Hung

To denounce inadequacy of education system, the Redemptorists of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh celebrated Masses and prayers. At least 7 thousand people took part in the functions of the weekend. Criticism of the education "one-way" system touted by the Communist Party. 90% of young people have no faith in the current system.
08/31/2015 TIBET
Mother of four dies after setting herself on fire against village demolitions
Tashi Kyi also leaves behind her husband and her elderly father. She is the seventh victim since the beginning of 2015. Her nephew: "She was a generous believer and devoted to her family, she lived in good conditions". The woman was protesting against the repressive policies of Beijing. The police have seized her body. International Film Festival in Dharamsala, India, screens documentary film about self-immolations of Tibetan dissidents.
08/31/2015 BANGLADESH
From Colombia to the chaos of Dhaka: The joy of the mission, a new spiritual strength
by Danilo Goméz
Fr Danilo Gomez, a diocesan priest from Sonson-Rionegro, "lent" to the PIME mission in Bangladesh, writes a letter in which he talks about learning the local language and discovering local traditions. The young priest looks at his year with missionaries and locals in the Asian country.
08/31/2015 MALAYSIA
Street protests against prime minister, accused of corruption. Najib refuses to resign
An estimated 300 thousand people according to organizers, 25 thousand according to police. Protest led by former premier Mahathir, demands Najib’s ouster. Marking national holiday Najib invokes goal of unity.
08/31/2015 PALESTINE-ISRAEL
Msgr. Michel Sabbah among demonstrators assaulted by Israeli army in Beit Jala
by Joshua Lapide
The Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem had joined hundreds of Palestinians demanding a stop to the construction of the wall near Bethlehem. Fears over new illegal settlements of Jewish settlers. "This land belongs to us ... and one day will be returned to us” ." You are stronger with your guns, but you are not the strongest when it comes to humanity."
08/30/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the blessed martyr Flavianus Michael Malke can bring “consolation” to persecuted Mideast Christians
During the Angelus, Pope Francis mentioned yesterday’s beatification in Harissa (Lebanon) of the bishop killed during the Armenian-Syriac Genocide (1915), appealing to the international community to "do something" to end violence and abuses against religious freedom. He also urged the faithful to pray for the migrants who died trying to reach Europe, with a minute of silence observed for the 71 victims who suffocated to death in a lorry on their way to Vienna. “With external attitudes, one cannot call oneself a Christian unless one changes one’s heart,” he said. “The border between good and evil does not run outside of us but within us, in our consciousness."
08/29/2015 IRAN - CHINA
Tehran and Beijing to develop closer ties, work on Arak nuclear reactor project
China will play a leading role in redesigning the Arak heavy-water reactor to reduce its plutonium output from 10 kg to less than 1kg. It might also help Iran build two small, 100 megawatts nuclear reactors. China, Iran and the US are set to meet in mid-September at the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference.
08/29/2015 LEBANON
‘You stink’ campaign steps up its protest, calling for fresh parliamentary elections
A Christian-Muslim summit scheduled next week in Bkirki will focus on protesters’ demands. Meanwhile, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam calls on Turkey for help.
08/29/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch calls for a government of "national emergency" to save Iraq
by Joseph Mahmoud
In a letter to Iraq’s highest authorities, Mar Sako calls for a government that represents all of the country’s components. He notes that reforms currently discussed should be wisely vetted before they are approved. Politicians should possess “high integrity and professionalism”. Ethnic and sectarian militias should be incorporated into the regular police and armed forces.

Altri articoli
08/29/2015 PHILIPPINES – VATICAN
Responding to the pope’s call, the Filipino Church will mark World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation with masses, exhibitions, and meetings
08/29/2015 RUSSIA
The Cossacks of Saint Petersburg deny involvement in the removal of a bas-relief depicting Mephistopheles by Nina Achmatova
08/28/2015 KYRGYZSTAN - CHINA
Chinese-funded project gives Kyrgyzstan its first independent power transmission line
08/28/2015 SYRIA – EUROPEAN UNION
Migrants found suffocated to death in a lorry in Austria were from Syria
08/28/2015 INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR
Jakarta and Dili to settle territorial disputes before the end of the year
08/28/2015 NEPAL
Minority parties quit last session of Constituent Assembly by Christopher Sharma
08/28/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Agreement on a new international nuclear bank signed in Kazakhstan
08/28/2015 INDIA
Gujarat: Carmelites to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Teresa of Avila’s birth
08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees by Bernardo Cervellera
08/28/2015 CHINA
Christian lawyer arrested over his involvement against cross removals in Zhejiang
08/28/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi frees two Catholic activists, four years in jail for "anti-government activities"
08/28/2015 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur blocks websites critical of Prime Minister Najib. Army ready to intervene
08/28/2015 RUSSIA
The Cossacks of St. Petersburg remove bas-relief of Mephistopheles from historic building by Nina Achmatova
08/27/2015 YEMEN – SAUDI ARABIA
Human Rights Watch slams Saudi-led coalition for using cluster bombs in Yemen
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INDIA
Card. Toppo: Learning to take care of the earth and its inhabitants from India’s tribals
by Nirmala CarvalhoThe Archbishop of Ranchi, speaks to AsiaNews ahead of the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation (1 September). The nation is home to "more than one million tribal Catholic, and in our culture we respect nature and will celebrate its gifts." Today "to be true witnesses of Christ, we must respond to the ecological crisis through a deep spiritual conversion."
VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo CervelleraThe Chaldean priest met Pope Francis, asking him to keep the world’s focus on Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. His diocese is home to 3500 Christian families and almost half a million Yazidis who fled Islamic State violence. ISIS is not all Islam and there are Muslims who want an Iraq of coexistence. Christians might not emigrate, but remain in their own land. Aid projects for refugees: school for children, work for adults, a home for every family. An appeal to AsiaNews.
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08/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad: Christian family forced to flee from place to place after wife converts from Islam
by Stephen Masih
08/25/2015 LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut Declaration
08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
08/27/2015 JORDAN - ISLAM
Muslims are not doing "enough" to fight the Islamic State, says Queen Rania
08/25/2015 INDIA
Still no justice for Kandhamal’s Christians seven years after pogroms
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/25/2015 INDIA
For Mgr Barwa, Kandhamal Christians are witnesses of Christ, at peace in the face of persecution
08/26/2015 INDIA
India census: Muslims grew faster than Hindus but less than Christians
08/26/2015 SYRIA
Islamic State using chemical weapons in Syria
08/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang faithful re-erect cross government demolished: a "theft"

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