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05/26/2015 INDIA
Bosco’s story or “the gift of sobriety through the mantle of Mary’s love”
by Bosco Pereira
Son of good Catholic parents, he started drinking at the age of 17. Alcohol took away his family, work, friends, and a girlfriend until he met Brother Cyril, who ran the Mary’s Clan rehab centre at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount (Bandra). Bosco is now married, with two children and taken over the centre. "God doesn’t always promise you the things that you have lost, but definitely promises you all things new and beautiful."
Mumbai (AsiaNews) – I entered Mary’s Clan on 19 June 1987 evening, which was the last day I consumed alcohol. I have been sober since 20 June 1987, one day at a time... no alcohol nor any form of...

05/25/2015 INDIA
Odisha: Christian minister imprisoned on (false) accusations of forced conversions
by Nirmala Carvalho
Rev Timothy Chaitanya Murmu, from the Pentecostal community in the village of Manohar, has been in jail for four days. He is "guilty" of baptising 16 tribal people. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), he was arrested because of a “legal technicality”.
05/22/2015 INDIA
For Catholic Church, “mining threatens India’s tribal peoples”
by Shafique Khokhar
In Odisha, the Office for Justice, Peace and Development of the Catholic Bishops' Conference looked at the effects of heavy mining on indigenous communities. For an Adivasi leader, “tribal cultures die when their peoples are forced to leave their lands."
05/22/2015 CHINA – ASIA
Beijing and Delhi to lead Asian ‘super bank’
A consensus has emerged from a meeting of the lender’s founding members. To avoid undue European influence, Asian members have accepted that China’s share of the bank’s capitalisation will be between 25 and 30 per cent with India as second largest shareholder. Germany will be represented on the bank’s board of directors.
05/21/2015 INDIA
For Mumbai vicar, Aruna teaches us the value of every life
by Nirmala Carvalho
For Mgr Agnelo Gracias, the woman who spent 42 years of his life in a coma is not the face of euthanasia. Hospital nurses who cared for her are the "real heroines". The wife of a great-grandnephew said the family was against ending life support.

05/21/2015 INDIA
Maharashtra: beef ban "subjugates Christians, Muslims and Dalits"
This was stated by an AsiaNews source , anonymous for security reasons. State farmers, tanners and other workers demanding the repeal of the law banning the sale and consumption of beef. The ban has affected about 10.5 million people who depend on this trade.
05/20/2015 CARITAS - INDIA
Caritas India: Organic farming to counter rising famer suicides
In 2014 at least 1,109 farmers took their lives: 986 in Maharashtra alone. Workers go into debt to buy fertilizers and pesticides, but the crops fail and they cannot repay the bills. The Executive Director Fr. Frederick D'Souza speaks to AsiaNews about the Catholic Charity’s response to the emergency.
05/19/2015 INDIA
Mumbai Doctor: Aruna Shanbaug was a witness to life and dignity, to the very end
by Nirmala Carvalho
After 42 years in coma the nurse died yesterday in Mumbai from pneumonia. Her story sparked the debate on euthanasia in India, which was legalized in 2011 in a "passive" form (interruption of treatments necessary for survival). The staff who in recent years cared for her "with boundless tenderness and sincere charity, promoting a society of true compassion and justice for all."
05/19/2015 SOUTH KOREA - INDIA
Modi arrives in Seoul to build "a strategic axis" in East Asia
After his state visit to China and Mongolia, the Indian Prime Minister arrives on the Korean Peninsula and negotiates with President Park for a free trade agreement, to be signed by June 2016. The "Blue House" promises India 10 billion dollars in infrastructure and "hopes" for greater cooperation between the two nations.
05/18/2015 INDIA
One year of Modi government: "Hate Speech" to eliminate religious minorities
by Ram Puniyani
Hindu nationalists and radical leaders use "love jihad" and "Ghar Wapsi" propaganda to divide society. They feel "entitled" because the Bharatiya Janata Party is in government. Hindu nationalist: "Mosques should be converted into pig dens". The analysis of Ram Puniyani, president of the Center for Study of Society and Secularism in Mumbai, on how radicalized Indian politics has become, a year after the election of Narendra Modi.
05/18/2015 CHINA – INDIA
Deals worth US$ 22 billion do not end the China-India rivalry
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping sign 26 economic agreements during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Beijing. Analysts and experts downplay Chinese state media’s positive spin. The Himalayan region, the new Silk Road and the Indian Ocean are still the basis of structural “problems and mistrust between both sides”.
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
05/16/2015 INDIA
Chhattisgarh: government official forbids missionaries to be called "father"
by Nirmala Carvalho
In schools administered by them, the priests of the district of Mahasamund will be called "Pracharya", "Sir". Bishop of Ranchi to AsiaNews: "Unconstitutional abuse of power ".
05/14/2015 CHINA – INDIA
Narendra Modi in China to reduce India’s trade deficit with China
After Xi Jinping’s visit to India in September 2014, India’s prime minister goes to China. The two leaders have built a good rapport, and the countries have good trading partnership. However, China is getting more out of it. Soft power is at play as much as economics with Modi attending tai chi and yoga demonstration at the Temple of Heaven.
05/14/2015 INDIA
A centre for disabled children run by Augustinian nuns attacked in Madhya Pradesh
by Nirmala Carvalho
Unknown attackers threw heavy bricks on the house of the Augustinian nuns in Pipaldhar, in the Diocese of Khandwa. The building is also home to a centre for disabled children. The sisters are enlarging the facility to make it more welcoming. “The attack is an affront against society itself,” said a Christian activist. “Their night-time raid reflects the darkness of their minds and hearts.”

Altri articoli
05/13/2015 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh: Hindu radicals attack three churches by Nirmala Carvalho
05/13/2015 INDIA
The Churches of Asia join the vigil for persecuted Christians by Card. Oswald Gracias
05/11/2015 INDIA
Thirteen people convicted of mutilating Christian professor by Nirmala Carvalho
05/10/2015 VATICAN
For pope, written in our hearts with the fire of the Spirit, Jesus’ love generates wonders every day
05/08/2015 INDIA – NEPAL
Card Cleemis reiterates Indian Church’s service to Nepal earthquake victims by Santosh Digal
05/08/2015 UNITED KINGDOM – ASIA
British Chinese and Bangladeshis celebrate as they get their first MPs in the British parliament
05/08/2015 INDIA – BANGLADESH
After 41 years, India and Bangladesh settle land dispute by Nozrul Islam
05/07/2015 INDIA - NEPAL
Indian Jesuit: The earthquake victims in Nepal are devastated, but never defeated by Prakash Louis sj
05/06/2015 INDIA
For social activist, the Indian government should open its eyes to the violence against religious minorities by Nirmala Carvalho
05/04/2015 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh: Government bans Christian gathering on "law and order" concerns by Nirmala Carvalho
05/02/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Washington: religious freedom has worsened under Modi
05/01/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, the faces of hungry men and women should take centre stage at Expo by Papa Francesco
04/30/2015 INDIA
Hypocritical Hindu radicals honour one Dalit abroad by Lenin Raghuvanshi
04/29/2015 INDIA
PIME in India: Fr. Silvio Pasquali is Servant of God by Rayala Vijay Kumar*
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VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
NEPAL – ASIA
Nepal earthquake: Church and international community coming to the aid of survivorsThe Italian Bishops’ Conference has pledged € 3 million in emergency medical assistance. The South Korean Church has allocated funds for the displaced. India, Pakistan and China are already on the ground. A Chinese airline has hiked ticket fares to evacuate its nationals. Israel is selective in its help, airlifting 25 children of surrogate mothers and gay couples.
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05/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Muslims set Christian colony ablaze: new charges of blasphemy
by Jibran Khan
05/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth"
05/25/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
Yangon Cardinal: Myanmar has a moral duty to resolve the Rohingya crisis
by Charles Maung Bo*
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
05/22/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic State takes entire border between Syria and Iraq
05/21/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
For Xi Jinping, religions must be "Chinese" and without "foreign influences"
by Wang Zhicheng
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy

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