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07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
"May the God of peace inspire in all a genuine desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is never defeated with violence. Violence is defeated with peace." At the Sunday Angelus Francis comments on the parable of the wheat and the weeds. God is "patient" He knows "the same weeds in the end, may become good wheat". But "at the time of the harvest, that is, of judgment, the reapers will execute the order of the master separating the weeds to be burned".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - This Sunday at the Angelus, Pope Francis invited all to pray for "situations of tension and conflict that persist in different parts of the world especially in the Middle East and Ukraine". The Pope said he had learned with "concern the...

07/13/2014 VATICAN
As pope makes "heartfelt appeal" for peace in the Holy Land, he notes that prayer is not "in vain"
After the Angelus, Pope Francis called on those present to pray during a minute of silence. He made the same plea to local and international policy makers. Prayer helps us "not allow ourselves be overcome by evil, nor accept that violence and hatred take over from dialogue and reconciliation." The parable of the sower asks, 'How is our heart? To what ground does it look like: a road, rocky ground, or a bush? We must remember that with our words "we too are sowers". Indeed, "Our words can do so much good and so much evil; they can hurt and heal, encourage and depress." And "please, do not forget to pray for me."
07/12/2014 ASIA - UNITED NATIONS
More than half the world's population lives in cities
India will lead the way, as the country's urban population is expected to swell by 404 million people between now and 2050. Tokyo will continue to top the mega-city list followed by Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Osaka, and Cairo. This trend will be challenge for health care, schools, food, and housing.
07/11/2014 VATICAN
Tourism can contribute to "integral human development"
In his message for World Tourism Day, the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant notes that tourism can be an instrument of progress, provided that its benefits reach all sectors of the host society. "It is also essential that these benefits follow ethical criteria that are, above all, respectful to people both at a community level and to each person, and avoid a purely economic conception of society".
07/11/2014 HONG KONG-CHINA-VATICAN
Card Zen: Religious freedom and civil liberties are united, for China and Hong Kong
by Bernardo Cervellera
A wide ranging conversation with the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong: the courage of Msgr. Ma Daqin, who sent a message to Pope Francis; underground Catholics are also prepared to be arrested; suspicions about Beijing’s sincerity towards possible dialogue with the Holy See. And in Hong Kong, the march for a referendum on democracy; support for "Occupy Central"; the fear of the government and arrests. Card. Zen reaffirms that religious freedom and civil liberties go hand in hand.

07/10/2014 VATICAN-ITALY-BRAZIL
Marcello Candia, the industrialist for the poor
by Piero Gheddo
From successful businessman to lay missionary in the Brazilian Amazon. He cared for lepers and the poor; supported contemplative monasteries and hospitals. The Vatican has recognized his "heroic virtues", one step closer to beatification. In 1975 he was named Brazil’s “Person of the year”.
07/09/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: Marcello Candia to the altars
Recognised for his "heroic virtues", the great lay missionary was also known as the 'Dr Schweitzer of the Amazon'. He came to Brazil at the request of Father Aristide Pirovano, a PIME missionary. Here, he founded a hospital in Macapá, a leprosarium in Marituba and twelve other works, including hospitals, schools, villages, leper colonies, convents, seminaries, churches, and voluntary associations.
07/09/2014 ISLAM
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
by Samir Khalil Samir
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s rhetoric is bankrupt. No Muslim wants to live in a caliphate. Moreover, no-one accepts him as "caliph". But he is correct in pointing out that the Islamic world is in decline, and Muslims themselves are responsible for this. Israel and "conspiracy” theories. The rebirth of Islam through open dialogue in society, based on universal and shared values. Otherwise the demise of Islam is likely.
07/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "no place" in the Church for those who commit sexual abuse
To a group of abuse victims, Francis insists on "zero tolerance" against those who commit what is "something more than despicable actions". "It's like sacrilegious worship, because these children were entrusted to the priestly charism, to lead them to God." "God grant me the courage to follow this path for the sake of the children."
07/07/2014 BANGLADESH
Bishop Gervas Rozario: problems facing family life are Churches’ greatest challenge
by Sumon Corraya
In a pastoral letter, the Bishop of Rajshahi highlights the old and new problems that are facing the "basic unit" of the Church and of society. The solution of the problems to be found in children's education. Proclaiming the Gospel in the Christian family. "Dialogue, forgiveness, justice and concord can bring peace to the family." Priests, nuns, religious and catechists should regularly visit families to advise them.
07/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus gives rest to the "harassed and helpless", those in the poorest countries, but also those on the margins of wealthy nations
At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls that Christ’s invitation to give rest to those who are "weary and burdened" is also true in our day. "Human indifference" hurts those in need and "especially the indifference of Christians." A "special and affectionate" greeting to the people of Molise, where the pontiff travelled yesterday on a pastoral visit. Please do not forget to pray for me. I pray for you".
07/05/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope in Molise: overcome the "culture of the provisional" to be truly free
To young people and prisoners Francis repeats that "God never gets tired of forgiving." A statue of St. John the Evangelist that the diocese has gifted for the reopening of the Cathedral of Izmir. At Isernia, birthplace St Celestine V, the Celestine Jubilee Year is launched.
07/05/2014 VATICAN-ITALY
Pope in Molise: Witness to charity, high road of evangelization
On a one day pastoral visit to one of the poorest regions in Italy, Pope Francis urges faithful to be like Mary, the "handmaid of the Lord" and in the service of their "brothers who are in need". God frees us from sadness and selfishness. At the University of Campobasso, the call for a "jobs pact" that safeguards the dignity of the unemployed. "Safeguarding" the earth without "exploiting it". We need to "waste time with our children". "Maybe it's time to ask whether it is true freedom to work on Sundays."
06/30/2014 INDIA
India celebrates Saint Josemaría Escrivá, noting the importance of lay spirituality
by Nirmala Carvalho
In various Indian dioceses, special Masses were celebrated for the liturgical memorial of the founder of Opus Dei. In Mumbai, Auxiliary Bishop Mgr Agnelo Gracias said that "in the Church there are no first- or second-class citizens. With regards to holiness, we are all equal."
06/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: today there are more martyrs in the Church than in the early centuries, persecuted or "driven away with white gloves"
"We know that there is no growth without the Spirit: it is He who makes the Church." "But it also requires the testimony of Christians. And when the witness comes to the end, when the historical circumstances ask us a strong testimony, there are the martyrs, the greatest witnesses.

Altri articoli
06/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: follow Jesus "day after day, in your work, your conversations and among your friends"
06/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Full Christian unity is possible through a theology "on its knees"
06/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: to communicate his love God "needs of our smallness" and wonder to find him waiting for us
06/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Church is "close" to "our brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq"
06/26/2014 VATICAN
Synod: on the family, Church should be "proposing, not imposing; guiding, not pushing; inviting, not driving away"
06/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus, a shepherd who reached the people and warmed their heart
06/25/2014 VATICAN
For pope, we are Christians because we belong to the Church, "one cannot love God outside of the Church"
06/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: like John the Baptist, "a Christian does not announce himself, he proclaims another, prepares the way for another"
06/23/2014 ASIA - CHINA
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in China by Wilhelm K.Müller, Svd
06/23/2014 ASIA
The Fridays of the Sacred Heart for Asia by Ottavio de Bertolis, sj
06/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: who judges others puts himself in God's place, imitating Satan
06/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "firm condemnation" for "all forms of torture", solidarity for victims, efforts to abolish it
06/21/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
The Pope celebrates Corpus Christi at Sybaris and excommunicates Ndrangheta
06/21/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope to the priests of Cassano all'Jonio: The joy of being priests and the beauty of fraternity
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VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East "May the God of peace inspire in all a genuine desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is never defeated with violence. Violence is defeated with peace." At the Sunday Angelus Francis comments on the parable of the wheat and the weeds. God is "patient" He knows "the same weeds in the end, may become good wheat". But "at the time of the harvest, that is, of judgment, the reapers will execute the order of the master separating the weeds to be burned".
HONG KONG-CHINA-VATICAN
Card Zen: Religious freedom and civil liberties are united, for China and Hong Kong
by Bernardo CervelleraA wide ranging conversation with the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong: the courage of Msgr. Ma Daqin, who sent a message to Pope Francis; underground Catholics are also prepared to be arrested; suspicions about Beijing’s sincerity towards possible dialogue with the Holy See. And in Hong Kong, the march for a referendum on democracy; support for "Occupy Central"; the fear of the government and arrests. Card. Zen reaffirms that religious freedom and civil liberties go hand in hand.
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07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
07/18/2014 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Pyongyang furious over viral Chinese video of Kim Jong-un dancing, singing and kung fu fighting
07/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops
07/18/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: as the time for dialogue is no more, Christians flee Mosul
07/18/2014 INDIA
Bangalore, 17 year old novice gang raped
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/21/2014 SOUTH KOREA
K-Pop idol, Rain, converts to Catholicism: For the faith, not for love
07/16/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: Beijing should learn from the Middle East, only dialogue will save Tibet
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad’s Muslims show solidarity with Christians
by Thomas Tammo
07/16/2014 INDONESIA
As Indonesian Church calls for unity, tensions and charges divide Widodo and Subianto supporters
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/19/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Church of the Nazarene attacked: Pastor and faithful beaten
by Nirmala Carvalho

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