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09/17/2014 INDIA
For Odisha bishop, building exemplary families needs the commitment of clergy and laity
by Santosh Digal
With the help of Couples for Christ (CFC), Mgr John Barwa wants to renew family life. Ministering to the family, he says, should "spread into every corner of society."
Bhubaneshwar (AsiaNews) - Priests, religious, nuns and lay Catholics must work together to build exemplary families in society and the world, says Archbishop John Barwa SVD of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, Odisha (Orissa), ahead of the Synod of the family set...

09/16/2014 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh, Hindu radicals attack university professor: he spoke in favor of Kashmir
by Nirmala Carvalho
The vice-chancellor of Vikram University is “guilty” of speaking out in favour of Kashmiri students (and Muslims) affected by the floods. The police have not yet arrested anyone. The victim is hospitalized for trauma.
09/15/2014 INDIA
Thousands of Christians march in Bangalore against violence in Iraq, Syria and Africa
by Santosh Digal
A "Sunday of solidarity" was held for persecuted Christians around the world. For archbishop of Bangalore, silence means "to be complicit in these acts of violence against humanity."
09/15/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, Msgr. Ramazzotti "inspiration and provocation for all Indian Catholics"
by sr. Benigna Menezes*
Great celebrations in Eluru for the opening of the year dedicated to the PIME founder. The local bishop, Msgr. Maipan, recalls his life "worthy of a saint" and urges the faithful to be "true disciples" of the founding father of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions. The delivery of the crucifix to a young Indian, who is leaving for Papua New Guinea, "demonstrates the PIME vocation which is increasingly an expression of the missionary will of the local churches."
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: "We do not exalt just any cross, but the Cross of Jesus," where " God’s love for humanity was revealed most". The cross is not a sign of "magic": "Belief in the Cross of Jesus means following Jesus on his path”. An appeal for the Central African Republic. He returns to his prayer at Redipuglia: "War is a madness ... When will we learn this lesson?"

09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
Pope Francis celebrates Mass during which 20 couples are united in marriage. Some of them have lived together for some time and have children. Families are the “bricks” for the building up of society". The merciful love that flows from the Cross heals "those who succumb to the dangerous temptation of discouragement, infidelity, weakness, abandonment”. An added piece of advice: Never let the sunset on an argument
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
At the cemetery that is the final resting place for the mortal remains of over 10 thousand victims of the First World War, Pope Francis condemns past and present wars, their destructive power, motivated by Cain’s attitude: "What does it matter to me?". The "the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted hearts have lost the capacity to cry". "... Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction ...". Present cardinals and bishops from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, ordinary soldiers and representatives of Orthodox and Muslims in Europe. Pope Francis’ grandfather fought in the Great War on the Piave. The gift of "Light of St. Francis" to the military ordinary military in commemorations of the First World War. The full text of the papal homily.
09/13/2014 INDIA
Bihar, four people arrested for "forcing" Dalit to convert to Islam
by Nirmala Carvalho
Complaint lodged by victim’s wife. The latter, however, said that he became Muslim by choice. Christian leader warns: "If forced conversions are perpetrated by Hindu radicals they are considered 'a homecoming."
09/12/2014 INDIA - ITALY
Italian marines case: Latorre back in Italy for four months
India's Supreme Court authorises his return to Italy on medical grounds (plus written pledge for his return) after the marine suffered a brain ischemia. For Indian source, "big media interest around this story has waned. Now we are just waiting to see justice take its course".
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
The issues dominating discussions thus far - the pastoral care of divorced, communion for the remarried, gay couples - are likely to overshadow the positive beauty of married life and of the sacrament, bound to the Eucharist. Mercy towards the remarried should not be psychological benevolence, but help that comes from the mystery of the Cross. The conflict between the Christian mentality and the individualistic mentality is leading the contemporary world to treat heterosexual marriages like "gay marriage." The summer issue of the prestigious magazine, with articles by Cardinals Ouellet and Scola, and other personalities related to the John Paul II Institute for the family.
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN
by Bernardo Cervellera
The US president is set to present a plan to fight caliphate militias. His would-be alliance includes states that have provided ISIL with financial and ideological support, and excludes Syria, Iran and Russia. Pope Francis, Card Sandri, and Mgr Tomasi, the Vatican observer at the UN, demand that the United Nations be involved to enhance the fight's effectiveness.
09/10/2014 INDIA
Card Gracias: conversions are worrisome, require more dialogue
by card. Oswald Gracias
The archbishop of Mumbai speaks about new cases of people returning to Hinduism in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. "Everyone should enjoy freedom of conscience and religion;" however, "it is urgent to examine these cases to see if they are really episodes of conversion/reconversion or fabrications instigated by ideological groups who seek to sow divisions" for political reasons. For him, dialogue is the only path to build peace and tolerance.
09/10/2014 PAKISTAN - INDIA
Monsoons in Asia: collapse of Lahore mosque kills 24 as hundreds die in Indian Kashmir
The building collapsed because of recent heavy rains. In Punjab, more than 230 people have died so far. Hundreds of thousands are homeless. More than 400,000 have been displaced in neighbouring India. Islamabad issues warning for more than 700,000 people.
09/10/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Hindu radicals "reconvert" 23 Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
The people involved had chosen Christianity two years ago. The ceremony of "reconversion" was organized by two extremist groups, which in the Indian state promotes the so-called "homecoming programs “. Christian leader: "Groups prey on simplicity of the people and indulge in a propaganda of hatred against Christianity."
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
At least 100 million people are unemployed in G20 countries with an additional 447 million working poor. Persistent slow growth will dampen employment prospects, with real wages stagnating or dropping. An extra 600 million jobs are needed worldwide by the year 2030 just to cope with the expanding population.

Altri articoli
09/09/2014 INDIA
Church to maintain unity between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Christians by Nirmala Carvalho
Afghanistan, kidnapped Indian Jesuit "is alive and safe"
09/08/2014 INDIA
Mary's example "to heal ethnic and religious divisions in India" by Nirmala Carvalho
09/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Words can kill, it’s not Christian to insult or gossip!
09/06/2014 INDIA
Msgr. Mascarenhas: New Evangelization and the Gospel, for Ranchi’s tribals by Nirmala Carvalho
09/05/2014 EGYPT - INDIA
Dar Al Mahabha, Mother Teresa's legacy to the Egyptian people by Nirmala Carvalho
09/05/2014 INDIA
For Card Gracias, Mother Teresa represents hope for peace in Iraq, Ukraine and the world by Card. Oswald Gracias
09/05/2014 INDIA
Karnataka, Hindu radicals against Catholic school: Do not "Christianize" the uniform
09/04/2014 INDIA - ISLAM
Muslim leader tells al-Zawahiri hands off India
09/04/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh: hundreds of young people remember the "mentor" of the Telugu language by Benigna Menezes*
09/04/2014 INDIA - ISLAM
Al-Zawahiri threat: al-Qaeda "ready to conquer" India and South Asia
09/03/2014 INDIA
Narendra Modi's first 100 days, good for business, bad for religious minorities
09/03/2014 INDIA
India, false accusations of forced conversions used to intimidate Christian minority by Nirmala Carvalho
09/02/2014 INDIA
Agra: banning Hindu women from using mobile phones to counter the 'love jihad'
Editor's choices
"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.
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
Top 10
09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better
by Christopher Sharma
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/11/2014 PHILIPPINES
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis’ visit will make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people
by Card. Luis Antonio Tagle
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/10/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Hindu radicals "reconvert" 23 Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
09/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen: With Occupy Central we may have provoked the Emperor’s ire
by card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
by Gregorio III Laham*


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