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10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The true Christian lives of prayer and mission. It's like breathing!
Francis meets with members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, and urges them to unity in diversity "which means recognizing and accepting with joy the different gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to each one and putting them all in the service of the Church. It is listening, accepting differences, having the freedom to think differently and expressing it! With all due respect to the other who is my brother". A strong call to "remember the ecumenical nature" of the charismatic movement: "For persecutors, we are one! Ecumenism of the blood."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The life of a true Christian is marked by two moments, just like breathing. And just like breathing, the two moments are the same and give life: "The first is praise, prayer, which is the inward breath. And then comes the outward breath, which is represented by...

10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Putting law above love is not a model but mark of a hypocrite
In his homily this morning, Francis speaks of the Gospel passage where Jesus opposes the Pharisees who would not heal a sick man on the Sabbath, denying help to his parents because "they had given everything to the Temple. But who is more important? The Fourth Commandment or the Temple? The path is the opposite way: from love to the law".
10/31/2014 CHINA
Halloween in Beijing, police warn: Anyone dressing up will be arrested
The ban on Halloween costumes is limited to the underground and is part of a wider number of restrictions in place for the upcoming APEC summit to be held in the Chinese capital. The authorities justify "Costumes can cause crowds and problems."
10/30/2014 CHINA - AFGHANISTAN
Ashraf Ghani offers China cooperation against Islamic terrorism in exchange for aid
The afghan president is in Beijing on his first official trip abroad. To Xi Jinping, he vowed to tackle Islamist-controlled pockets on the border with Pakistan. By 2017, Beijing will provide Kabul with US$ 327 million dollars in aid.
10/29/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing tells Hong Kong delegates they can speak about Occupy, but must be careful about what they say
The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) expels James Tien Pei-chun, leader of the Liberal Party in Hong Kong, guilty for demanding the resignation of its chief executive. Yu Zhengsheng, who is CPPCC president and fourth highest-ranking Chinese leader, warns that public criticism will not be tolerated.

10/29/2014 NEPAL - CHINA - TIBET
Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet
by Christopher Sharma
In response to pressure from the Chinese government, Kathmandu has decided to no longer provide the necessary documents to Tibetan refugees to reach India, the residence of the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile. The outrage of civil society: "You have sold out to Beijing."
10/28/2014 BANGLADESH - COLOMBIA
Fr Belisario: From Colombia to Bangladesh, the "madness" of the mission
by Bernardo Cervellera
Fr Belisario de Jesus Montoya Cyrus, 29, is a Colombian priest from the diocese of Sonsón-Rionegro. A month ago, he left for Bangladesh. For him, the missio ad gentes should be part of every priest's baggage. Although the pain of separation is too much for his parents ("They cried as if I had been laid to rest in a coffin."), for him, this is the way to be "like Jesus" and experience the Church's universality.
10/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan Buddhist monk sentenced to 12 years for "separatism"
Tsangyang Gyatso, chant leader at a monastery in Trido, was arrested in March with three other monks. The charges against him have not been made public, and the fate of those who were arrested with him remains unknown. A flurry of arrests is carried out in the area, where graffiti say, "Tibet is independent".
10/28/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
Hanoi and Beijing seeking shared solutions to maritime disputes
The two Communist governments agree to a mechanism for defining boundaries and "appropriately handle" issues. Both seek peace, stability and development. There are however some critics. For a Vietnamese official, Beijing will never give up its maritime ambitions.
10/27/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong after the revolution
by Willy Lam
The pro-democracy Occupy Central movement frightened Beijing much more than the short-lived Jasmine Revolution. The government fears a "democratic infiltration" from the Special Administrative Region and will use every means at its disposal, including economics, to stop it. However, doing so it could destroy the country's most dynamic and innovative region. What follows is an analysis by an expert on China, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
At the Angelus, Pope Francis emphasizes "the center" "from which everything must eradiate and to which everything must return": love for God and love for brethren. Jesus did not hand down formula or commandments, "but two faces, actually one, the face of God reflected in many faces, because in the face of every brother, especially the smallest, most fragile and helpless, person in need is the very image of God". The beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti, a Scalabrini, an example of this "love of t two faces, which is in reality just One".
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
Receiving the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement for the centenary of its foundation, Francis speaks off the cuff and addresses issues raised at the Synod: "There is a great crisis of the family, we need person to person pastoral care and a patient accompaniment". On Mary, Mother of the Church: "We would all be orphans without her". The Church that is not outward bound "only grooms the sheep already in its flock". Renewal "is not just about the Curia and the Vatican, the newspapers are wrong. I am looking for a renewal of heart”.
10/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, coal mine collapses: 16 miners dead, 11 injured
The tragedy occurred overnight near the provincial capital of Urumqi. The local government and the National work safety watchdog "are investigating." Families of the workers who "escaped" arrive at the site. Coal mining confirmed as China’s most dangerous job.
10/24/2014 CHINA
For Plenum, the rule of law "guaranteed" by the Chinese Communist Party
by Wang Zhicheng
The "rule of law" must have "Chinese characteristics". The leadership's power remains unchallenged. Six members are expelled, four from Zhou Yongkang's clique. A system of more independent judges is planned.
10/24/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - VATICAN
Pope Francis encourages Card Zen, "the one who fights with a 'sling'"
After Pope Paul VI's beatification Mass, Hong Kong's Bishop Emeritus met Francis in the parvis. He was prepared to tell the Pope, "Holy Father, I come from the "battlefield" in Hong Kong", but "before I could speak, he laughed and said, 'Ah! Ah! This is the one who fight with a 'sling'. [. . .] He knew David defeated the Giant Goliath. He was encouraging me." Addressing students, he said that neither youth nor force would lead to victory, only God's help will.

Altri articoli
10/23/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong government threatens protesters, ready to use force
10/23/2014 CHINA
Hunan, the return of public trials: crowd of 5 thousand "jeer" criminals
10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong: first round of talks end in stalemate
10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy Central waits for talks with the government, High Court bars protesters from Mong Kok and Admiralty by Paul Wang
10/21/2014 ASIA
Stock market 'volatility', a worrying sign about the health of the global economy by Maurizio d'Orlando
10/21/2014 CHINA
China's economy slows down, the lowest rate in the last five years
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the dignity and political consciousness of Hong Kong by Mary Yuen Mee-yin*
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing and the Hong Kong government spread smear campaign and threats against Occupy by Paul Wang
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
10/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police assault Occupy Central in Mong Kok. Students rebuild barricades by Paul Wang
10/17/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As police clear Mong Kok, expectations and doubts about the talks with the government persist
10/16/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
HK Government ready to talk with Occupy but on Beijing's terms by Paul Wang
10/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central: churches, a refuge for those who want democracy
10/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police in riot gear attack Occupy protesters by Paul Wang
Editor's choices
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
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Top 10
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
10/28/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel Nona
10/29/2014 NEPAL - CHINA - TIBET
Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet
by Christopher Sharma
10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The true Christian lives of prayer and mission. It's like breathing!
10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The devil exists" and "we have to fight him”, “girded in truth” “armored with justice”.
10/27/2014 VATICAN
A "great pope", Francis calls Pope Benedict XVI, "great for his intellect, great for his significant contribution to theology, great for his love for the Church"
10/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "No family without a home. No farmer without land. No worker with rights"
10/30/2014 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Manila: Card Tagle tells reporters to stop dividing the Church in good and bad
10/25/2014 INDONESIA
Semarang:Church hosts conference to strengthen friendship and dialogue between religions
by Mathias Hariyadi

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