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08/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope to altar servers: The joy of friendship with Jesus makes us all missionaries
Meeting thousands of participants in the international pilgrimage "Here I am Lord. Send me!", involving children and young people from about 20 countries, Francis thanks the altar servers and recalls that "it was God who made the first move. God’s actions were not impeded by his imperfections; it was God’s goodness alone that enables us to take up the mission, transforming us nto a totally new person and therefore one able to respond to the call of the Lord"
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The joy of friendship with Jesus Christ "makes us all naturally missionaries. Like the prophet Isaiah, we too are astonished to discover that it was God who made the first move; God is the one drawing close. He noticed that God’s actions were not impeded by his imperfections; it was God’s goodness alone that enabled him to take...

08/04/2015 INDIA
Tamil Nadu inaugurates seven milk banks
by Nirmala Carvalho
The initiative coincides with World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August). Its goal is to safeguard the health of newborns and reduce infant mortality.
08/03/2015 INDIA
“Clear-cut murder” of Christian couple by Kandhamal security forces
by Nirmala Carvalho
The conclusion of the initial report by the fact-finding team, accessed by AsiaNews. The police speak of an "accident", but witnesses confirm the willful murder. Perhaps an attempted rape gone wrong.
08/02/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jesus urges us to look for the "bread of life", which expresses His love
During the Angelus, Francis commented the Gospel of John. The crowds that followed Jesus for material bread did not understand their own "spiritual blindness". Christ "is gift and the one who gives it.” In light of the encounter with Him, the sufferings of human life “will be illuminated." Remembering the Pardon of Assisi, the “Father forgives everyone,” he “always forgives everything”.
07/31/2015 INDIA
Following rape, abortion allowed for six-month pregnant girl, but the child “is innocent"
by Dominic Savio Fernandes
The Supreme Court of India will allow a 14-year-old girl to have an abortion, although she is in the 25th week of her pregnancy. As per law, abortion beyond 20 weeks is not allowed. When “rape ends in pregnancy – it is like rubbing salt to injury,” Mumbai’s auxiliary bishop told AsiaNews. However, “A child conceived by rape is innocent.” For him, “The child should be allowed to be born, and then be entrusted to an orphanage.”

07/30/2015 INDIA
India executes Yakub Memom, plotter of the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks
by Nirmala Carvalho
He was hanged in Nagpur prison a few hours after India’s Supreme Court dismissed his final plea. For a social activist, this is “very sad day for me. Death punishment is not an option; it is nothing but state murder."
07/29/2015 INDIA
Alarm waste in Mumbai: garbage overwhelms the metropolis
The occupied area could accomodate houses worth $4.4 billions and give shelter to the 6.5 million slum dwellers. Trash mountain of Deonar dump site (the ancientest) is twice taller than the White House.
07/28/2015 INDIA
India mourns Abdul Kalam, the "people's president" who opposed the death penalty
The former president died yesterday in Shillong. A defence scientist and a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, he served as India’s 11 president. During his tenure of office, he received almost 50 mercy petitions by death row inmates. A Muslim, he has often spoken in favour of Christians.
07/28/2015 INDIA
The cold-blooded killing of a Christian “Maoist” couple brings back fears of pogrom in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
The bodies have not been found. Bloodstains and pieces of clothing were found at the site where they were last seen. Two members of the country’s largest paramilitary group are suspected. The victims come from the same village as seven Christians sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, which sparked the anti-Christian pogrom of 2008.
07/27/2015 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Punjab terrorist attack: 12-hour siege claims nine lives
Three terrorists, perhaps trained in Pakistan, attacked a police station and opened fire. New Delhi deployed army and Special Forces to stop the siege. For its part, Pakistan condemns the attack.
07/27/2015 INDIA
Karnataka: thousands of pupils join Pope Francis’ ‘Green crusade"
by Nirmala Carvalho
More than 6,000 boys and girls took part in the ‘Clean and green Ballari’ as a practical response to the Laudato Si’ encyclical. The initiative is a joint effort by local Catholic schools and state officials. For the local bishop, “Teaching ecology must become an integral part of formal education.”
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Jesuit priest, the two Orthodox bishops and all those who have been kidnapped, calling on all present to join him in the recitation of a Hail Mary. Joined by the presence of two young people, he opens registration for WYD in Krakow and registers himself as teh first pilgrim online with a tablet. Commenting on today's Gospel: "Who among us does not have his" five loaves and two fish "? If we are willing to put them in the hands of the Lord, they will be a bit more love in the world to go around".
07/25/2015 INDIA
Vijayawada, rediscovering the beauty of the liturgy in the Year of Consecrated Life
by Benigna Menezes*
Over 100 men and women religious participated in the catechesis organized by the Indian Conference of Religious. The Indian Bishops' Conference call for renewed liturgical devotion. Salesian priest: "honoring God through common prayer." The importance of music and song in the liturgy, so that "the union of hearts can be more deeply experienced with the union of voices"
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
This is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
07/24/2015 INDIA – IRAN
For Pune bishop, the Iran nuclear deal is "a sign of a better world"
by Nirmala Carvalho
Mgr Thomas Dabre speaks about historic agreement reached in Vienna last week. Iran has become aware of its nuclear capability. Nuclear weapons make the world more insecure.

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07/21/2015 INDIA
Kerala: Hindu fundamentalists forcibly convert 39 Dalit Christians
07/20/2015 INDIA
Carmel celebrations in Baroda: following the "way of Christ" waiting for the fulfilment of Kingdom of God by Nirmala Carvalho
07/17/2015 INDIA
Bihar: Jesuit college students cultivate organic rice to combat food crisis
07/17/2015 VATICAN
Vatican calls for an end to violence, corruption and pollution in mining
07/17/2015 INDIA - SRI LANKA
After Joseph Vaz, the Goa Church wants another Sri Lankan saint
07/16/2015 INDIA
Mumbai, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: In the silence of the cloister, we pray for the crisis in the world by sr. Marie Therese ocd
07/15/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: We pray for the 27 pilgrims crushed by Godavari stampede by Nirmala Carvalho
07/14/2015 CENTRAL ASIA – INDIA
Modi trying to woo Central Asian leaders to counter Sino-Russian influence
07/14/2015 INDIA
As Kumbh Mela starts, ten million Hindu pilgrims expected in two months
07/14/2015 INDIA
India: Catholic school accused of "forcing" Muslim pupils to break their fast by Nirmala Carvalho
07/13/2015 INDIA
Catholic church vandalized in West Bengal by Nirmala Carvalho
07/12/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope: Evangelizing means welcoming, the Christian passes from selfishness to love
07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: Mary and the women of this country, inexhaustible source of hope
07/11/2015 PARAGUAY - VATICAN
Pope in Paraguay: No more wars between brothers!
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CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
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07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
07/30/2015 SRI LANKA
The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study
by Melani Manel Perera
07/29/2015 RUSSIA
The dispute between Russia and Ukraine also involves the prince who Christianised Rus
by Nina Achmatova
07/30/2015 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Two young Jewish extremists arrested over Church of Loaves and fishes arson in Tabgha
by Joshua Lapide
07/30/2015 CHINA
Unofficial catholic community of Wenzhou speak out against forced demolition of Crosses, whole diocese fasting
by Joseph Yuan
07/29/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Nuclear fuel bank in Kazakh site under international control
08/04/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
Ordained with a papal mandate, Fr Joseph Zhang Yinlin becomes the new coadjutor bishop of Anyang (Henan). The photo gallery
by Joseph Yuan
08/03/2015 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi’s lawyer speaks out: Pakistani government is solely responsible for situation
by Silent Thinker
07/30/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Erdogan’s ambiguous policy and the beginning of the Turkish (and Kurdish) tragedy
by NAT da Polis
07/31/2015 NORTH KOREA – CANADA
Pyongyang holds a Protestant missionary for planning a theocracy in North Korea

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