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01/31/2015 INDIA
Indian missionaries of the Immaculate celebrate Sister Nirmala's jubilee
by Benigna Menezes*
Staff and students from the Nirmala High School marked 50 years of consecrated life of one of their own. A local bishop and 40 priests celebrated the thanksgiving Mass. Participants carried 50 candles in procession. The nun's nephew, a priest, marked his 25 years as a clergyman. The missionary embodies Mary's "Yes", serving Church and community.
Vijayawada (AsiaNews) - "I pray and thank God for the amazing blessings that have come into my life" and "I praise the Lord and His mercy for all he accomplished through me in my long 50 years of service as a Missionary Sister of the Immaculate," said Sister...

01/31/2015 ASIA
Your support for another year of AsiaNews
We appeal to your generosity. If every reader donated 30 euro, AsiaNews would be able to continue to operate for another year. The aid campaigns on behalf of Iraqi Christians, Chinese seminarians and prisoners in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India show that AsiaNews readers are willing and determined.
01/30/2015 INDIA
West Bengal, two radical Hindu leaders reported over "reconversion" of Christians and Muslims
Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of the Indian state, demands investigation of Praveen Togadia, president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and its secretary general. The militants have forced dozens of tribal families (12 Christian and Muslim 7) to convert to Hinduism, with yet another "coming home".
01/29/2015 ASIA
The mission to the nations is in Asia
by Piero Gheddo
Francis' apostolic journeys to Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines indicate that the missionary choice is still of huge relevance. The Church must support and develop this aspect, and bring Christ's "Good News" to those peoples who still consider it as an emanation of Western colonialism. In this, PIME has a task to play.
01/29/2015 INDIA
For Indian bishop, to save girls from selective abortions, minds must be educated
The Supreme Court orders Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to ban pre-natal sex selection ads. Prime Minister launches two new programmes to educate and empower girls. "Indian society is sexist," CBCI Office for Women chairman told AsiaNews. thus, Indian women must be helped "to be aware and empower themselves".

01/28/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion
by Nirmala Carvalho
During his official visit to India, the US president spoke out in defence of freedom of worship, citing Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. Sajan K George welcomed the words of the US leader in a nation "where violence against minorities, especially Christians, is commonplace." Hindu extremist movements support the government, a "stain" on the country's secular credentials.
01/26/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Obama and Modi reach nuclear deal without giving details
After years of deadlock, the two powers take an "important step" to implement an earlier 2005 US decision to provide India reactor components. The US leader shortens his visit to fly to Saudi Arabia. China cast its shadow over the meeting.
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
The controversy over Catholics who have children "like rabbits" has overshadowed the Pope’s message about ideological attacks on the family a "colonization" to be freed of. The UN and development agencies funds used for "reproductive health". Collaboration with other religious traditions, including Jews and Muslims vital to counter this "ideological colonization".
01/24/2015 INDIA - USA
Obama in India: nuclear energy, terrorism and climate change (in the shadow of China and Pakistan)
The President of the United States lands tomorrow in New Delhi, on his first official visit since the installation of Prime Minister Modi. The tenant of the White House will participate in the parade for India’s Republic Day, but the main issue is the possibility of new investments. An Indian law is likely to curb the "atomic aspirations" of Narendra Modi.
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
In his message for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis calls the family "the paradigm of communication." In it, as in the womb, you learn encounter, language, prayer, closeness, forgiveness. The media often treat the family as "an object" over which to wage ideological battles and not as a place in which to learn to communicate. We need to "relearn to tell, not just to produce and consume information".
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Felix Machado comments on the announcement of the cause of beatification of the founder of the Focolare Movement. A "simple, direct, holy woman, who worked for the human family". Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists on the continent appreciate her work.
01/22/2015 INDIA
Indian Bishops tell government no to "saffronisation", yes to secularism
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take "urgently intervene" to stop threats against religious freedom across the nation. The impunity enjoyed by radical Hindu groups represents a danger for minorities.
01/21/2015 INDIA
A national anti-conversion law to "save" India's Hindus
by Nirmala Carvalho
The leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is calling for legislation to this effect. In the past three days, more than 100 Christians have been involved in "reconversion" to Hinduism. For the Global Council of Indian Christians, this is a "grave violation of a person's freedom of choice and conscience".
01/20/2015 INDIA
India's tigers increase by 30 per cent in four years
Once endangered, India's population of big cats rose from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.
01/19/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
On his flight home, the pope said that the gift of tears, the Filipino people, the people of God, were the real protagonists
On the flight back to the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke with reporters about the family and "ideological colonisation", about responsible fatherhood and Humane Vitae, as well as Neo-Malthusianism, corruption, Islamic terrorism and prudence in freedom of expression (Charlie Hebdo). He also answered questions about China and the Dalai Lama, saying that he did not reject the Buddhist leader nor did he fear China.

Altri articoli
01/19/2015 ASIA
In 2016, 1% of the richest own more than the remaining 99% (Oxfam)
01/18/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Pope: Help young people to build a better society, every child should be welcomed
01/18/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope to young people of Manila: Know, cry, think, feel, be with the poor
01/17/2015 ASIA-ITALY
Rediscovering the faith thanks to the missionary Churches of Asia
01/17/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
The Pope in the storm of Tacloban: We have a God who weeps and walks with us in life’s catastrophes
01/17/2015 INDIA
Sikhs’ turban banned because "threat" for basketball
01/16/2015 INDIA - SRI LANKA
For Indian bishop, we need new missionaries like Saint Joseph Vaz by Felix Machado*
01/16/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Card. Tagle: Music, faith, the secrets of the Philippine Church that boldly rises from disasters
01/16/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope in Manila: Prepare fresh paths for the Gospel in Asia at the dawn of a new age
01/14/2015 INDIA
In a Delhi Catholic church, the Grotto of Our Lady is desecrated by Nirmala Carvalho
01/14/2015 INDIA - SRI LANKA - VATICAN
Card. Gracias: St. Joseph Vaz, Asia’s gift to the Church and the new evangelization by Card. Oswald Gracias
01/14/2015 SRI LANKA - VATICAN
Pope in Sri Lanka: St. Joseph Vaz, a model of mission for "the followers of Jesus today"
01/13/2015 INDIA
Methyl alcohol kills 27 people in Uttar Pradesh by Nirmala Carvalho
01/13/2015 SRI LANKA - VATICAN
Pope in Sri Lanka: A visit to reconcile differences
Editor's choices
IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel NonaPersecuted by the Islamic state, refugees have lost everything: belongings, home, jobs, school, and their future. Yet, their faith and mission remain strong. For them, almost 900,000 euros have been raised and sent. Pope Francis sends a message of closeness. The campaign continues according to the Patriarch of Baghdad's proposal of fasting and moderation at Christmas and New Year, with the money saved offered to the Christians of Mosul.
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."
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01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
01/28/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "It is not easy" to do God’s will, for this we must pray to recognize it and follow it
01/26/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Opposed to new unlawful ordinations, Chinese Catholics are united for religious freedom
by Veritas Vincit
01/24/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE - FRANCE
The massacre in Paris helps Islamic fundamentalism and the Israeli right
by Uri Avnery

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