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09/22/2014 INDIA
For Card Gracias, leaders of all religions should work for the Indian people
by Nirmala Carvalho
The archbishop of Mumbai spoke at the 'Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India,' organised by the Dalai Lama. At the event, which was held over the weekend in New Delhi, the Catholic prelate mentioned Pope Francis' visit to Italy's Redipuglia military shrine. For the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, "India is an illustrious example [. . .] religious harmony [. . .] over 1,000 years".
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - "We religious leaders must work together in the service of humanity, and for the growth of the nation. Let us forget our divisions. We have so much in common and need to search for goodness," said...

09/22/2014 INDIA
Missionary month in India, PMS director: Every Christian must proclaim the Gospel
by Santosh Digal
Fr. Faustine L. Lobo invites the community to live October, "according to the guidelines laid down in Ad Gentes". He calls for a thorough study of the conciliar decree and the development of a "planned strategy" to give new impetus to evangelization. Witness and unity of the universal Church: "We are all part of the same effort".
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
Pope tells representatives of religions that religious freedom is bulwark against all forms of totalitarianism
Pope Francis met with Muslims, Bektashi (Sufi), Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical and Jewish representatives, advocating working together for the common good and dialogue. The latter should not be centre on relativism, but on retaining one's own identity, without hypocrisy.
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
"Today we touched martyrs," a moved Pope Francis said in front of two who witnessed persecution
Pope Francis put aside his prepared speech and said the homily off the cuff after he heard the stories of a priest who was tortured and imprisoned during Albania's Maoist dictatorship and a nun who was subjected to forced labour, both of whom kept their faith and support that of others. Consecrated persons are consoled only by God and are thus able to console others.
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
In his meeting with newly appointed bishops from around the world, in Rome for a seminar organised by Propaganda Fide, Francis devoted part of his address to the pastors of the Chinese flock. "Deep down in my heart, I hope" they were here, "that that day will not be far off! Let me assure them not only of my and our solidarity, but also that of the world's Episcopate, so that, in the shared faith and despite sometimes the impression of being alone, they can feel the certainty that their suffering will bear fruit - and what fruit! - for the good of the faithful, their fellow citizens and the whole Church."

09/20/2014 ASIA - ITALY
Mission congress: nine missionaries to follow PIME founder Angelo Ramazzotti
by Bernardo Cervellera
PIME's superior general launches a year dedicated to the society's founder. Bishop of Pavia and then Patriarch of Venice, he corresponds to Pope Francis' role mode for a pastor. The missionary men and women leaving for Cameroon, Mexico, Brazil, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh, including two Colombian priests associated with the PIME, will receive a crucifix as a "companion" for their apostolic activity.
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Evangelii gaudium, many "tired and haggard" people wait for the Church
Speaking to the participants of the International meeting for the "Pastoral Project of 'Evangelii gaudium'", Francis stressed the need for listening and human proximity as the key to effective evangelisation. Let us do good without expecting a reward. Let us sow and bear witness."
09/19/2014 INDIA
Towards the synod: India's multiculturalism, a challenge and a resource for Christian families
by Santosh Digal
John Dayal, a human rights activist, looks at the situation of couples and families today, including the threat of Hindu extremism (Hindutva), in the education of children, Catholic ones as well. He stresses the beauty of marriage between man and woman, and is open to communion for homosexuals.
09/19/2014 INDIA - MIDDLE EAST
Archbishop of Bangalore: India must aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East
by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Bernard Moras has handed over a memorandum to the Governor of Karnataka, to be presented to the President of the country. "Our people need to be aware of the harsh reality of the suffering of their brothers and sisters in the Middle East."
09/18/2014 INDIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in India to "create a better tomorrow" for Asia and humanity
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed China's president, praising the new bilateral entente, which will enable them to "script history". Long-term trading partners, the two Asian giants want to boot their relationship to make Asia the main player in the third millennium as the end of the US-centred unipolar world comes to an end. Both leaders also represent a major generational shift since they were born after their respective country's foundational moments.
09/18/2014 INDIA - SRI LANKA
Fr Joseph Vaz, saint and model of evangelisation for Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
Mgr Felix Machado, from India, expressed "joy and gratitude" for the canonisation of the Apostle of Sri Lanka. His sanctification will be "a great gift for the Synod on the family."
09/18/2014 INDIA
India, Caritas in front line of relief efforts for Kashmir flood victims
by Santosh Digal
The social arm of the Catholic Church in India has launched a series of initiatives. The president of the Bishops' Conference (CBCI) offers "our prayers and our condolences to those who lost their lives and their property in these devastating floods." About 2,500 villages are still inaccessible.
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."
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."

Altri articoli
09/15/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, Msgr. Ramazzotti "inspiration and provocation for all Indian Catholics" by sr. Benigna Menezes*
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/13/2014 INDIA
Bihar, four people arrested for "forcing" Dalit to convert to Islam by Nirmala Carvalho
09/12/2014 INDIA - ITALY
Italian marines case: Latorre back in Italy for four months
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family by Bernardo Cervellera
09/10/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ - UNITED STATES
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN by Bernardo Cervellera
09/10/2014 INDIA
Card Gracias: conversions are worrisome, require more dialogue by card. Oswald Gracias
09/10/2014 PAKISTAN - INDIA
Monsoons in Asia: collapse of Lahore mosque kills 24 as hundreds die in Indian Kashmir
09/10/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Hindu radicals "reconvert" 23 Christians by Nirmala Carvalho
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
09/09/2014 INDIA
Church to maintain unity between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Christians by Nirmala Carvalho
09/09/2014 AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Afghanistan, kidnapped Indian Jesuit "is alive and safe"
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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.
VATICAN
"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."
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09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad: "UN mandate", not "innocent victims", needed in Iraqi crisis
09/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central adopts "Taiwan model" for protests
09/17/2014 UNITED NATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
For Baghdad patriarch, an intervention by Arab States is essential in the Iraqi crisis
by Louis Raphael I Sako *

09/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Its’ not enough to preach well, if you lack the closeness and compassion of the Lord when He "visits" His people

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