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Aylan’s death and that of the Middle East
by Bernardo Cervellera
The death of a child from a sinking boat off the Turkish coast has moved the whole world, but lest we forget, thousands more have already died in Syria’s war. The refugee problem must be addressed but so do the causes that have led to this tragedy, namely Mideast wars, funding the Islamic State group, and proxies acting on behalf of regional and world powers.
ROME (AsiaNews) – Like others, we too mourn the death of the three-year-old boy who drown with his younger brother during an attempt to cross from Turkey into Greece, his body stranded on a beach in Bodrum, where other people normally play, swim and...

09/03/2015 CHINA
Beijing parade as a display of Xi Jinping’s power
The impressive military exercise shows off China’s power but also and especially that of Xi Jinping who is president, party secretary and head of the Central Military Commission. In a sign of praise and in a renewed show of political unity, all of his predecessors are present. Some foreign heads of state and government attend the event as well. Despite purges and cuts (300,000 troops) to the military, the People’s Liberation Army Liberation remains loyal and ready to protect the peace.
09/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Wonder of encountering Jesus opens hearts, calculations close them
At Mass in Santa Marta Francis speaks of the Gospel of the miraculous catch and invites participants to recognize themselves as sinners "not in theory, in practice" and to recognize the Savior. The Lord "forgives even those who deny him, if they have the grace of this double confession: You are God, I am a sinner."
09/02/2015 CHINA – HONG KONG
China and the Cross, a history of miracles that conquer demolitions
The symbol of the Christian religion appeared in the sky over China many times in past centuries. Official documents held at the Roman College contain the stories of those who saw the bright cross. Given these facts, even if the government takes down the crosses, what prevents them from reappearing?
09/02/2015 CHINA
Xi Jinping’s military shows off muscles to hide economic troubles
The parade in central Beijing will include some 12,000 troops, 200 fighter jets and new weapons systems. Putin, Park Geun-hye and Ban Ki-moon will be present; Western leaders will not. President Xi is expected to make a major announcement concerning the military. Monkeys, falcons and dogs have been deployed to scare birds from the planes’ flight path.

09/02/2015 CHINA
The US calls on Beijing to "immediately" release jailed Christian lawyer and pastors
Dave Saperstein, American envoy with responsibility on religious freedom, was to meet with religious leaders and activists committed to freedom of worship. The night before a raid was triggered by the authorities: "A particularly alarming development".
09/01/2015 VATICAN
Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in St Peter's Basilica
Pope Francis leads the Liturgy of the Word on the day he instituted in unity with the Orthodox Church. Representatives of all Christian churches attend the service. Without the conversion of heart to God, “ecology has not chance of succeeding." Saint Francis of Assisi is the model of caring for creation.
09/01/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong Kuomintang exhibit reopens the debate on the war with Japan
Organised by a collector son of a KMT official, the event highlights the role of China’s Nationalists in the fight against Japan. For the former, the untold stories of the anti-colonial struggle “aren’t told now because the Communist Party claims that they won the war when in fact they were attacking Nationalist soldiers.” The venue is set to open in a few days to mark the end of the war in Asia.
09/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope stresses Jubilee, God’s tenderness for women who had an abortion, Lefebvrians, prisoners, the sick
In a letter to Mgr Rino Fisichella, Pope Francis adds new criteria to traditional ones to receive indulgence. All priests can forgive the sin of abortion by preparing themselves to welcome sincerely the sinners. The sick and the lonely can accept “suffering as an experience of closeness to the Lord”. The Jubilee year might bring amnesty, whilst a cell’s door might become a Holy Door. Through works of mercy, one can obtain plenary indulgence. The pontiff seeks reconciliation with the Society of St Pius X.
09/01/2015 INDIA
India feels China crisis, as growth halts at 7%
The figure refers to the last quarter. The crisis in the Chinese market offers new opportunities for expansion for India. Expert says: "China will not disappear from investors radar". Lack of private investment in India, amid need for an increase public spending. Infusion of capital announced by New Delhi will not remedy the difference of money required by state banks.
09/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Our final embrace with Christ and the idleness "of chatter"
As public Masses begin again in Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis calls Christians to witness to hope (and fear) of the definitive encounter with Jesus Christ. "He will come to see me so that I may see him with my own eyes, embrace him and be with him always." "Let us comfort one another through good deeds and good words, on this road."
09/01/2015 CHINA
Chinese manufacturing down in August, fueling fresh fears for markets
Official figures show a 49.7 contraction in the industry, the fastest in three years. Experts skeptical about the real extent of the phenomenon, which could be "much worse". Markets hold, but with difficulty.
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 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 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.

Altri articoli
08/30/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the blessed martyr Flavianus Michael Malke can bring “consolation” to persecuted Mideast Christians
08/29/2015 IRAN - CHINA
Tehran and Beijing to develop closer ties, work on Arak nuclear reactor project
Chinese-funded project gives Kyrgyzstan its first independent power transmission line
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
08/27/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong government’s vendetta against students and Occupy Central founders by Paul Wang
08/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang faithful re-erect cross government demolished: a "theft"
08/27/2015 CHINA
Government and industry officials involved in Tianjin explosion arrested
08/26/2015 ASIA – CHINA
China’s former deputy finance minister to head new development bank
08/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope on prayer: God is "the caress that keeps us alive"
08/26/2015 CHINA
Chinese stock markets continue slide despite cut in interest rates. Search on for “who to blame” by Wang Zhicheng
08/25/2015 CHINA
Chinese stock markets: fourth day in the red for Shanghai; Hong Kong recovers slightly
08/24/2015 RUSSIA - CHINA
As price per barrel drops so do Russia’s hopes of signing a second gas deal with China
08/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Who is Jesus for me? Answer in the silence of our heart. Appeal for peace in Ukraine
Editor's choices
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.
For Card Zen, removing crosses in Zhejiang is an insult to the faith of CatholicsHong Kong’s bishop emeritus has come to the conclusion that the campaign to dismantle crosses and religious buildings is part of a broader, nation-wide strategy, and constitutes regression in terms of the mainland's religious policy. Catholics and Protestants in Hong Kong now fear that it might happen to them. In Zhejiang, another 15 religious buildings are slated for destruction by 1 September.
Top 10
08/28/2015 VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo Cervellera
Bartholomew I and Catholics together on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
09/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Never again war, the plea of minorities and persecuted Christians
08/27/2015 JORDAN - ISLAM
Muslims are not doing "enough" to fight the Islamic State, says Queen Rania
08/31/2015 INDIA
Card. Toppo: Learning to take care of the earth and its inhabitants from India’s tribals
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/30/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the blessed martyr Flavianus Michael Malke can bring “consolation” to persecuted Mideast Christians
08/28/2015 CHINA
Christian lawyer arrested over his involvement against cross removals in Zhejiang
08/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang faithful re-erect cross government demolished: a "theft"
09/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope stresses Jubilee, God’s tenderness for women who had an abortion, Lefebvrians, prisoners, the sick
08/28/2015 RUSSIA
The Cossacks of St. Petersburg remove bas-relief of Mephistopheles from historic building
by Nina Achmatova


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