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11/28/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope calls on Ugandan youth to transform hatred into love, war into peace
Francis in festive encounter with youth. Faced with a negative experience, "there is always the possibility of opening a horizon, opening it with the power of Jesus." At a charity centre: - "As Christians, we can not just stand idly by" while there are those who are "victims of today's culture of ''the disposable '."Priests are called to be faithful to the tradition of the "witness" of the martyrs of Uganda.
Kampala (AsiaNews) - "As Christians, we can not just stand idly by" while there are those who are "victims of today's '' disposable culture'." "Something has to...

11/28/2015 ISRAEL
Galilee: first ordination of a Maronite priest in 100 years
by Joan Maria Vernet Mateu, S.D.B.*
The celebration took place in Jish, in the Upper Galilee, and was followed by the whole city. Fr. Sandy Habib was ordained by the Bishop of Haifa. A Salesian priest tells AsiaNews about the atmosphere: "It was a celebration for everyone. You could see the presence of the Holy Spirit. " At the end of the function, singing, dancing and a great banquet in the church garden.
11/28/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope in Uganda: "worldly pleasures and earthly power do not bring lasting joy and peace"
Fidelity to God "does not diminish our concern for this world, as if we looked only to the future life. On the contrary, it provides a purpose to life in this world and helps us reach out to those in need, to cooperate with others for the common good and to build a more just society, "to protect" life, a gift of God, and protect the wonders nature, creation, our common home ".
11/27/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope in Uganda: "The Martyrs, both Catholic and Anglican, are true national heroes"
Bearing witness to the faith was at the heart of Franc’s first two meetings in Uganda. The pontiff stressed the exemplary hospitality that Uganda has for the refugees at a time which we are witnessing the globalisation of a “throwaway culture". He told catechists to “Go forth without fear to every town and village in this country, to spread the good seed of God’s word".
11/27/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope Kenya: extremism stems from lack of education and employment
On the last day of his visit to Kenya, Francis goes to a slum and meets young people before leaving for Uganda. Corruption is "in all institutions, including the Vatican." The marginalized "have a special place in my life and in my choices." They are "a result of new forms of colonialism.

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 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: climate conference would be “catastrophic” if no global “transformational” agreement is reached
In his address to United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Francis called for an “agreement based on the principles of solidarity, justice, equality and participation” to reduce the impact of climate change, fight poverty and respect human dignity. He tells priests and men and women religious to follow Jesus, and serve others, but not out of ambition or interest.
11/26/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: never violence in God's name, call to mission and to create a just society
On his second day in Africa, Francis meets religious leaders and celebrates Mass. "The health of any society depends on the health of families." "Support for families in their mission within society, to welcome children as a blessing to our world and to defend the dignity of every man and every woman, because we are all brothers and sisters in the human family." "Interfaith understanding, friendship and cooperation in defending the dignity conferred by God on individuals and peoples".
11/25/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: fear, mistrust and despair feed violence and terrorism
Speaking to the country’s political, economic and cultural leaders, Francis spoke of building democracy and protecting creation. “We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations,” and “invest in them” as well as “show genuine concern for the needs of the poor”.
11/24/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan Christians organise food and clothing fair to help needy seniors
by Melani Manel Perera
The Ceylon Bible Society organised the charity event in Moratuwa. This is its 13th edition. Elderly former seamstresses provided hand-made clothing and cooks brought homemade food. For the Bible Society’s secretary general, seniors “are a huge resource for young people who can learn a lot from them”.
11/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the Church is "faithful" when places its treasure in Jesus and not "securities” of this world
"The Church is the Bride of Christ, but her Lord is gone and her only treasure is her Lord. And the Church, when faithful, leaves everything to wait for the return of her Lord ". Do "our souls seek refuge only in the Lord or in securities that are not pleasing to the Lord?".
11/23/2015 JAPAN
For the bishop of Niigata, integral human development is key to stopping terrorism
by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
After the attacks in Paris, the president of Caritas Asia reflects on the evil cycle of violence that seems to have gripped the world. For him, “violent retaliation” is unnecessary; “such a solution would be only short term”. It might stop new attacks but only integral human development is the answer on the basis of life’s sacredness, “God’s most precious gift”.
11/23/2015 VATICAN – AFRICA
In messages to Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa, pope says he is coming as a “messenger of peace"
Ahead of his trip, Francis sends video messages to the three countries where he will travel between 25 to 30 November. In his message to the Central African Republic he notes that on the 29th, he will open Bangui Cathedral’s Holy Door “a bit ahead of the Holy Year of Mercy, which "will be for everyone, I hope, a providential time for authentic forgiveness, for giving and receiving, and for the renewal of love."
11/23/2015 ITALY – VATICAN
Praying for the pope and the Church is the path to salvation
by Piero Gheddo
​From the beginning of his pontificate, Francis pleaded for the prayers of the people of God. Many have praised him but have also not responded to his request. The faithful have been affected by the scandals of a sick Church. Yet, prayer is the strongest weapon, especially by the laity.
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.

Altri articoli
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: priests, chosen "among men", to serve them with a"loving gaze"
11/20/2015 INDIA
Card Gracias: The Eucharistic Congress will not close, for the encounter with Jesus does not die! by card. Oswald Gracias
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Temptation of money and power, of "Holy bribe" ever present in Church
11/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Jesus weeps" over "todays’ world at war"
11/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: “On threshold of Jubilee": "no closed doors in the Church, all must remain open"
11/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope warns Christians against "worldliness" of "double life" that destroys identity
11/16/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Single line of thought, offspring of a worldly mentality, destroys the Christian identity
11/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: “We are appalled by such barbarity” and "use of the name of God" to justify violence "is blasphemy!"
11/14/2015 VATICAN
Pope: offer "hope and a future" for refugees, primarily through education to children
11/14/2015 VATICAN - FRANCE
Pope: close in prayer to the families of the victims and to the French people hit by "horrible terrorist attacks"
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
11/13/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God is "the great eternal beauty", but there is the temptation to deify things "of this earth"
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 VATICAN
For the pope, in today's world "the greatest famine is that of charity"
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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."
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economyWorld Economic Forum on competitiveness ranking published. Top three unchanged since last year: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. Japan sixth, followed by Hong Kong. The world economy is slowing down compared to the previous decade, only exception- addition to China - India, which gains 16 positions.
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11/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Karachi, masked men set Christian television station on fire
by Jibran Khan
11/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Sialkot, Muslim kidnaps 13 year old Christian girl and forces her to convert to Islam
by Jibran Khan
11/25/2015 INDIA
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines
by Nirmala Carvalho
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
11/23/2015 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
11/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The logic of the Gospel is expressed in humility and selflessness
11/25/2015 SYRIA
Islamic State frees 10 Assyrian Christian from Hassaké community


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