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11/30/2015 INDIA
Parliament set to focus on growing intolerance in winter session
Opposition leaders have planned discussions on the growing intolerance in both houses. Bollywood stars are concerned about the climate of violence. Interior Minister unleashes political reactions for saying that Ambedkar did not consider it "necessary" to include the term "secularism" and "socialism" in the Constitution.
New Delhi (AsiaNews) - The winter session of the Indian Parliament  opened last week with a tribute to the 125th anniversary of the birth of B.R. Ambedkar,, one of the founding fathers of the nation. Today focus is on the theme of intolerance, with opposition parties who have planned a...

11/28/2015 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh:Coca-cola needs to pack up and go
According to 18 village councils in Mehdiganj plant is cause of water scarcity. The company draws from local sources water needed for production. Environmentalist: "Coca-Cola is not welcome. It portrays itself internationally as a responsible water user, while in India it consumes a vital resource". In a 2012 study the company denies the allegations.
11/27/2015 INDIA – KENYA
From Kenya to India: Catholic schools committed to educating the young
by Nirmala Carvalho
Kevin de Souza, a teacher and director of the Opus Dei Centre in Mumbai, talks about the Strathmore School. Founded in 1958 at the initiative of Saint Josemaria Escriva, it was Kenya’s first interracial school. Later the order also set up the Kimlea Technical Training Centre for young rural women and girls and the Eastlands College of Technology. Half of the Kenyan population is under 25 years with unemployment at 80 per cent.
11/26/2015 INDIA
Bihar to go dry next year
Alcohol ban is Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s first decision since his re-election in early November. Alcohol abuse is rampant among the poor. Last year, the state earned US$ 600 in tax revenues from alcohol.
11/25/2015 INDIA
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines
by Nirmala Carvalho
Mrs. Gladys Staines has worked for years in favor of lepers in Orissa. She transformed her home into a specialized hospital. She also founded a hostel and school for children. The Harmony Foundation, part of the legacy of Mother Teresa rewards "people who encourage the values of peace, tolerance and social justice."

11/25/2015 NEPAL
54 foreign couples leave Nepal with surrogate children
by Christopher Sharma
Surrogacy was legalized in September 2014, but without an effective regulation. In September 2015, the Supreme Court banned the practice of renting wombs. Nepal had become a hub of "reproductive tourism", like India and Thailand. Immigration Department director: "Only parents who have already paid for their children, can return home."
11/24/2015 ASIA-UN
UN report: the United States, China and India, the countries most affected by climate disasters
Data from UN study for reducing the risk of disasters. Between 1995 and 2015 there were 6,547 natural disasters; the greatest damage caused by floods, storms, heat waves and droughts; floods are frequent weather events; 606 thousand people have died and 4.1 billion others have been injured, made homeless or left living in need. UNICEF study indicates that there are 690 million children at risk, of which 530 million in Asia.
11/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The logic of the Gospel is expressed in humility and selflessness
For the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the pope said, "The worldly logic rests on ambition and competition, and fights with the weapons of fear, blackmail and the manipulation of minds." Francis entrusts "the many Christians who are, unfortunately, still persecuted today" to the intercession of the new blessed proclaimed in Spain. He calls for a Hail Mary for his trip to Africa.
11/20/2015 INDIA
Card Gracias: The Eucharistic Congress will not close, for the encounter with Jesus does not die!
by card. Oswald Gracias
The Archbishop of Mumbai greeted participants to the National Eucharistic Congress. He mentioned the victims of the Kandhamal pogrom, and talked about the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady. He looked at Catholics working on returning to their communities. The Mumbai diocese is set to create a free legal aid group for poor prisoners.
11/19/2015 INDIA
A week of rains kills dozens in Chennai, paralyses city
Rain hit parts of Tamil Nadu state and northern Sri Lanka. The capital of the Indian state was the worst affected. Streets turn into rivers and people had to be rescued by boats. Schools are still closed. For PIME Father, the “ situation is tragic, especially in Chennai’s overcrowded slums.”
11/19/2015 INDIA
“I have been healed by the Eucharist,” says 81-year-old priest miracle at Eucharistic congress in Mumbai
by Nirmala Carvalho
During the final Mass at the National Eucharistic Congress, Fr Michael "felt Jesus touch me and heal me,” overwhelming him with peace “as never before." He “has been ill for a while, and largely retired,” noted one of the priest’s confreres. “After the Mass, I saw him rejuvenated and re-energised. The Eucharist healed him.”
11/17/2015 INDIA
Militant Hindu asks whether Christians are never attacked because they serve Maoists
by Nirmala Carvalho
Indresh Kumar, a member of a paramilitary group close to India’s ruling party, accuses Christians of having a secret deal with Naxalite insurgents. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, his “inflammatory and dangerous” words undermine “secular and multi-religious India."
11/17/2015 NEPAL
As cooking gas supplies drop in Nepal, people form long queues to buy firewood
by Christopher Sharma
State firewood stocks go on sale. Tree cutting is set to go ahead to meet demand. Some Nepalis wait up to 14 hours to buy a kilo. “We are queueing up for survival,” said one. “We spent many days with water and beaten rice,” said another. For two months, India has been enforcing an unofficial embargo against the Himalayan nation.
11/16/2015 INDIA
Survivor of Kandhamal pogrom: I lost everything except Jesus
by Kanaka Rekha Nayaka
The heartbreaking story of Kanaka Rekha Nayaka the National Eucharistic Congress. In the massacres of 2008 was a direct witness of the martyrdom of her husband, dragged by a chain around his neck and beheaded by extremists for refusing to convert to Hinduism. The assailants, who were arrested after the pogroms, are now back into the wild.
11/14/2015 INDIA - FRANCE
Eucharistic Congress: Cardinal Gracias silence and prayer for the victims of Paris
by Nirmala Carvalho
Cardinals, bishops and participants at the NEC remember victims of the terrorist attack and their families. A cry to God "that rises from the depths." During the pilgrimage to the Marian shrine faithful will be praying the Rosary for the victims.

Altri articoli
11/13/2015 INDIA
Missionaries of Charity: Mother Teresa taught us to see Jesus in the Eucharist and in the poor by sister Mary Prema MC
Modi gets billions in deals in Britain but also protests by Christians and intellectuals
11/12/2015 INDIA
For Card Toppo, the Eucharist transforms the world, Indian families are the engine of change by card. Telesphore Toppo
11/12/2015 NEPAL
Indian embargo leaves Nepal’s Diwali in the dark by Christopher Sharma
11/11/2015 NEPAL
Kathmandu warns of a pending humanitarian catastrophe if India’s embargo does not end by Christopher Sharma
11/11/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Sad where a family at the table does not speak, this is the silence of selfishness
11/11/2015 INDIA – ASIA
Religious nationalism threatens the “stability of India and the whole world” by Felix Anthony Machado
11/11/2015 INDIA
Eucharistic Congress in Mumbai: Nourished by the love of Christ to nourish others by Nirmala Carvalho
11/10/2015 INDIA
Karnataka: Christian community threatened by violence on the anniversary of the Sultan of Mysore by Nirmala Carvalho
11/09/2015 INDIA
Elections in Bihar: a heavy defeat for the prime minister Modi
11/07/2015 INDIA
Delhi court says no to beef ban
11/06/2015 VATICAN
Christians and Hindus together for a culture that promotes human ecology
11/06/2015 INDIA
Gujarat High Court says polygamy should be abolished across India
11/05/2015 INDIA
Catholic nurses in India, "guardians of life" against modern "culture of death" by Nirmala Carvalho
Editor's choices
AsiaNews marks 12 years: Persecution and hope
by Bernardo CervelleraDespite a worldwide increase of ignorance, indifference and superficiality, many signs of love and hope resist even in the most gloomy situations: the Iraqi mother who gives birth to her child in a refugee camp and smiles even though she has nothing; the Indonesian Muslim mother who blesses her son who became a Christian and a priest; the Chinese Christian families that welcome children thrown away because of the one-child law.
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Top 10
11/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Karachi, masked men set Christian television station on fire
by Jibran Khan
11/25/2015 INDIA
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Sialkot, Muslim kidnaps 13 year old Christian girl and forces her to convert to Islam
by Jibran Khan
11/24/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta wants to reform the law on places of worship, fewer restrictions on building permits
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi inter-faith forum leader attacked
With Gaza like a huge prison, Caritas Jerusalem is raising funds for Christmas gifts for Christians
11/27/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh plans mass execution of 55 people in one day
11/26/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: climate conference would be “catastrophic” if no global “transformational” agreement is reached
11/23/2015 VATICAN – AFRICA
In messages to Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa, pope says he is coming as a “messenger of peace"
11/23/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: Fr. Piero is fine but political tension remains high


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