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07/23/2014 INDIA
India, Hindu politicians force Muslim to break Ramadan fast
Some members of the Maharashtra Hindu Nationalist Shiv Sena Party were unhappy with the food consumed. They forced an employee - of the Islamic faith - to eat a chapati (flat bread).
New Delhi (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Annoyed with not having been offered "real Maharashtra food of ", a group of Shiv Sena MPS's forced an employee of the catering service to eat a chapati...

07/22/2014 INDIA
West Bengal: Japanese encephalitis outbreak kills 60 people
Most of the victims are children. In just two weeks, the death toll rose rapidly. Causes remain unknown. Usually, the State is not among the most affected by this disease.
07/22/2014 INDIA
Peace and religious harmony in India, "the goal" of Christians and Jains
by Nirmala Carvalho
Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado of Vasai, met for the first time Swasti Shri Bhattaraka Charukeerti Swamiji, leader of the Jain institutions Digambaras tradition in Moodabidri. The city is a place of pilgrimage for Jains, but it is very much appreciated by the other religions because of its historical and architectural importance.
Emirates: Hike in suicides among Indian migrants
Among the leading factors, economic problems and the fear of humiliation because of social debts to loan sharks. In the first half of 2014 at least 37 people killed themselves. They are usually members of the middle class who live above their means.
07/19/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Church of the Nazarene attacked: Pastor and faithful beaten
by Nirmala Carvalho
A group of Hindu fundamentalists, led by the local coordinator of the Bajrang Dal, interrupted a Bible studies session in Sehkari Nagar: they did not spare even the pastor’s young daughter. The attackers destroyed the cross on the church roof and hoisted the orange flag, symbol of Hindutva. Christian activist: "The state must do something."

07/18/2014 INDIA
For Catholic doctor, violence against women can destroy India
A member of the Pontifical Academy for Life talks to AsiaNews about the gang rape of a novice in Bangalore. "The fight against this culture of violence must start with respect for life, especially for the girls for whom violence begins in the womb with female feticide and infanticide," he said.
07/18/2014 INDIA
Bangalore, 17 year old novice gang raped
by Nirmala Carvalho
Local Church reports attack to AsiaNews. The Archbishop, Msgr. Bernard Moras, expresses "deep sorrow for the inhumane act suffered by this young girl. This act is a shameful blot on the dignity of our women, society and the nation." Three men broke into the convent and raped the girl, who has been hospitalized.
07/17/2014 INDIA
Church in India celebrating the restoration of the Society of Jesus
by Errol Fernandes sj
The 200th anniversary falls on 7 August. An Indian Jesuit reflects on the order's history, the causes that led to its abolition and to its restoration by Pius VII.
07/17/2014 INDIA
Chhattisgarh, Christians targeted by Hindu radicals: Out by August or pay dearly
by Nirmala Carvalho
The threat comes from the militants of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a radical Hindu organization close to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It is the latest attack on a Christian community in the district of Bastar, a tribal majority.
07/16/2014 INDIA
Feast of Mount Carmel in India: Mary, a woman who made a difference
From behind the cloister's grille, the prioress of the Carmelite monastery in Mumbai welcomed hundreds of the faithful for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Card Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, celebrated the Eucharist, talked about his First Communion.
07/16/2014 INDIA
Card. Gracias: The desecration of the crucifix targets Mumbai’s interfaith harmony
by Nirmala Carvalho
Speaking to AsiaNews, the Archbishop of the city condemns the act of vandalism against the ancient statue of Jesus in the suburb of Vile Parle. "I ask the community to remain calm, because such actions must not destroy the harmony between people of different faiths."
07/16/2014 ASIA
BRICS lays down challenge to IMF and World Bank and launches own bank
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will create a 100 billion dollar emergency fund and a development bank to the tune of 50 billion dollars. Indian prime minister Modi and Chinese President Xi meet for the first time at summit.
07/15/2014 INDIA
Mumbai Cloistered: The Feast of Mount Carmel, with Pope Francis and St. Teresa of Avila
by Nirmala Carvalho
An interview with Sister Marie Gemma OCD, Prioress of the monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in the Indian city. The meaning of contemplative religious life today. "Silence speaks louder than words, but only when it is lived in intimate union with this loving God, Jesus."
07/15/2014 INDIA
Mumbai, ancient crucifix desecrated a second time
The faithful found the Vile Parle statue of Jesus with its arms broken off. Hundreds of Catholics in protest at the arrest - judged unfair – of a member of the community. The crucifix was also vandalized in December 2013.
07/14/2014 INDIA
Indian Church: Working in harmony for the good of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
by Benigna Menezes*
General meeting of the regional section of the Conference of Religious of India (CRI) discusses the commitments of the local clergy to encourage a peaceful separation of the two states. Meanwhile, the Council of Bishops (APBC) meets the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Altri articoli
07/13/2014 VATICAN
As pope makes "heartfelt appeal" for peace in the Holy Land, he notes that prayer is not "in vain"
More than half the world's population lives in cities
07/11/2014 INDIA
New Indian government's first budget geared towards growth
07/10/2014 INDIA
New Ranchi auxiliary bishop: "Evangelisation will remain the priority of my life" by Nirmala Carvalho
07/09/2014 ISLAM
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate by Samir Khalil Samir
07/08/2014 INDIA
Chhattisgarh: village bans non-Hindu activities by Nirmala Carvalho
07/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus gives rest to the "harassed and helpless", those in the poorest countries, but also those on the margins of wealthy nations
07/05/2014 VATICAN-ITALY
Pope in Molise: Witness to charity, high road of evangelization
07/04/2014 INDIA - IRAQ
All 46 abducted Indian nurses released by Nirmala Carvalho
07/04/2014 INDIA
India: After Obama and the Pope, Narendra Modi is the most followed leader on Twitter
07/03/2014 INDIA
Suicide because of unrequited love rising among Indian teenagers
07/03/2014 INDIA - TIBET - CHINA
India's Nationalist government offers its "full support and recognition" to Tibet
07/02/2014 INDIA
Catholic Bishop: A politician who incites rape is a thug that discredits India by Nirmala Carvalho
07/02/2014 INDIA
India: "military training" for civilians living on border, to counter China
Editor's choices
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
by Samir Khalil SamirAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s rhetoric is bankrupt. No Muslim wants to live in a caliphate. Moreover, no-one accepts him as "caliph". But he is correct in pointing out that the Islamic world is in decline, and Muslims themselves are responsible for this. Israel and "conspiracy” theories. The rebirth of Islam through open dialogue in society, based on universal and shared values. Otherwise the demise of Islam is likely.
Pope in Molise: Witness to charity, high road of evangelization On a one day pastoral visit to one of the poorest regions in Italy, Pope Francis urges faithful to be like Mary, the "handmaid of the Lord" and in the service of their "brothers who are in need". God frees us from sadness and selfishness. At the University of Campobasso, the call for a "jobs pact" that safeguards the dignity of the unemployed. "Safeguarding" the earth without "exploiting it". We need to "waste time with our children". "Maybe it's time to ask whether it is true freedom to work on Sundays."
Top 10
07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
07/18/2014 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Pyongyang furious over viral Chinese video of Kim Jong-un dancing, singing and kung fu fighting
07/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops
07/18/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: as the time for dialogue is no more, Christians flee Mosul
07/21/2014 SOUTH KOREA
K-Pop idol, Rain, converts to Catholicism: For the faith, not for love
07/18/2014 INDIA
Bangalore, 17 year old novice gang raped
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad’s Muslims show solidarity with Christians
by Thomas Tammo
07/19/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Church of the Nazarene attacked: Pastor and faithful beaten
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/18/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"


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