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10/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot resign ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians
Many of our brothers and sisters are being persecuted and have had to leave their homes in a brutal way" and "in the general indifference of so many". Cardinal Pietro Parolin: international community must respond to the terrorism of the Islamic State with a negotiated solution to all the problems in the Middle East, starting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - There is a terrorism of "previously unimaginable dimensions" in the Middle East and many Christians are being persecuted "in the general indifference of many. This unjust situation requires, in addition to our constant prayer, an adequate response even from the international community".  This...

10/19/2014 VATICAN
"God is not afraid of new things," like Paul VI who surveyed "the signs of the times", says pope at Synod
"We have sown and we continued to sow, patiently and perseveringly, in the certainty that it is the Lord who gives growth to what we have sown," the pope said on the day the great helmsman of the Council, Pope Paul VI, was beatified. Warmly welcomed by the crowd, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was created cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977, was present at the ceremony.
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Synod is "walking together" with the "consolation" and "temptations" of a "Church that has its doors wide open to receive the needy, the repentant and not only the righteous"
The Relatio Synodi document will be the basis for discussion in next year’s synod. "The generous fidelity with which so many Christian families respond to their vocation and mission." "The crisis of faith that has affected many Catholics is often at the root of the crisis of marriage and the family." It is '"a pastoral challenge". The Church ,"while recognizing that for the baptized, there is another constraint that the sacramental wedding, and that any breach of it is against the will of God, is also aware of the fragility of many of her children who struggle on the path of faith ". For the divorced and remarried "any access to the sacraments should be preceded by a penitential journey under the responsibility of the diocesan bishop."
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
The Message (which we publish in full) is addressed to "ordinary" families and speaks of the beauty of the love between a man and a woman. Little or no space to the issues discussed in the media: communion to remarried; gay families. A prayer to the Father, in union "with the family of Nazareth," which shows the family as the transforming cell of society and the world.
10/18/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, Year of Consecrated Life "in the sign of new vocations"
by Benigna Menezes*
The Church in the southern state prepares to “renew religious life and vocations, reflecting on the need for evangelization in the modern world." More than 160 priests, religious men and women at a rally at the Stella Maris College.

Australian couple at the Synod: the family as a domestic church and model for evangelisation
"Church documents [. . .] seemed to be from another planet". The pastoral ministry falters before specials cases because it lacks preparation and openness. Catholics must start over from the living Gospel, the one experienced in families and communities, in order to rediscover the beauty of married love and the sanctity of marriage. Here is the testimony of Ron and Mavis Pirola.
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: fighting hunger, "starting from each person and community and not from market trends"
In a message for World Food Day, Francis writes that we can no longer "defend systems of production and consumption that exclude the majority of the world population even from the crumbs that fall from the tables of the rich. [. . .] Specifically, it is necessary to give greater acknowledgement to the role of the rural families and develop its full potential."
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Holy Spirit, "seal" of Christian identity, through which God pledges us Heaven in eternity
Having the pledge of Heaven does not prevent Christians from the temptation of "dulling down” their identity" to be "lukewarm" and of "'pretending': I pretend to be a Christian, but am not. I am not transparent, I say one thing - 'yes, yes I am a Christian' - but I do another, something that is not Christian"."Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. And this is our path to heaven."
Filipino couple tells Synod that the traditional family is a gift, that enlightened charity is needed for others
George and Cynthia Campos intervened during the first week of the Synod on the family. Members of 'Couples for Christ', they walked together blessed by the presence of four children. Despite the serious challenges God placed on their path, they did not waver. They continued helping other couples. For new, irregular situations, they say that new ways to prepare and accompany others are needed.
10/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Prayers of praise" are "joy" and come from remembering all that the Lord has done for us
"The starting point" is "remembering" that "God chose me before the creation of the world." "If we do not believe this then we are not Christian! We may be steeped in a theist religiosity, but not Christians! The Christian is a chosen one, the Christian is someone who has been chosen in God’s heart before the creation of the world" The prayer of praise is first "a prayer of joy", then "a prayer of memory."
10/16/2014 ITALY
With Pope Francis, the mission ad gentes renews the Church
by Piero Gheddo
The pontiff begins with the proclamation of Christ and with young churches in order to give new impetus to the older ones that are perhaps moored too much to old patterns. The missionary spirit can teach a lot even to those who, like us, are rich in spirituality, theology, law, liturgical rites, and pastoral experiences. . . . The apostles themselves did not remain in Jerusalem, but gave breath and universal consistency to Catholicism by "going into the whole world."
10/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian hope "is not optimism," but "fervent expectation" of Christ’s return
"All nations will be together" in the heavenly Jerusalem, and "there will be no more isolation, bullying or discrimination of any kind - social, ethnic or religious - we will all be one in Christ." "Thus the Church has the task of keeping the lamp of hope lit and clearly visible so it may continue to shine as a sure sign of salvation and illuminate the path that leads to the encounter with the merciful face of God for all humanity" .
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
A second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian life is not “cosmetic", but "faith active in charity"
“Charity has always been, in the tradition of the Bible, in both the New and Old Testament, a touchstone of justice". "Jesus advises us this: 'Do not sound your own trumpet.' The second piece of advice: 'Do not give only what's left over.' He speaks to us of the old woman who gave everything she had to live. And praises that woman for doing this . She even did it a little 'hidden, perhaps because she was ashamed of not being able to give more. "
10/13/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "the desire for family" still alive, but "new pastoral programs" needed
The "Relatio post disceptationem" (midterm report) urges greater openness to the "positive realities" found even in individualism, civil marriages and civil partnerships, greater Christian involvement of families in the work of evangelization, "greater involvement of the entire Christian community in preparing engaged couples for marriage "and to" a pastoral accompaniment that goes beyond the celebration of the sacrament ", with the need for subsequent formation of pastoral workers.

Altri articoli
10/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Be open to the "God of the surprises", to the "signs of the times" not closed in on ourselves
10/13/2014 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Common law relationships, divorce and alcoholism are threats to the family in Russia by Marta Allevato
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Kingdom of God is not to be reduced to a "tiny church", the gospel is for everyone
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is missionary, if it stops moving, she becomes closed in on herself, she can be corrupted
10/10/2014 VATICAN
Synod message, "of profound sympathy" with families who suffer violence in Iraq, Syria and around the world
10/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: an examination of conscience to defend us from the devil who "is patient" and "very clever"
10/09/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Listening to hear those living difficult marital situations who "are part of the Church"
10/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prayer is asking for many things, but the greatest gift is the Holy Spirit
10/08/2014 VATICAN
Synod, the Church must give "an appropriate response to the times of today" to the challenges posed to the family
10/08/2014 SRI LANKA - VATICAN
Synod: Sri Lankan theologian calls for an approach that is "pastoral, not legalistic" by Melani Manel Perera
10/08/2014 VATICAN
Pope: history has separated Christians, "but we're on the path to reconciliation and communion"
10/07/2014 VATICAN
Synod to send a message to families in the Middle East, and a consistory to focus on their plight
10/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: pray and remember our story before God, a story of grace, sin, journey
10/07/2014 TAIWAN- VATICAN
Synod: may the family in Taiwan "become a place of listening and love" by Xin Yage
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Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
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10/17/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Bishop of Pune: The Asia Bibi death sentence is an affront to the dignity of us all
by Thomas Dabre*
10/14/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, demolition campaign against the sacred places of Buddhism
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop
by Jibran Khan
10/14/2014 BANGLADESH
Proposed law on "child brides" bows to conservative Islam
by Sumon Corraya
10/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Be open to the "God of the surprises", to the "signs of the times" not closed in on ourselves
10/16/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians
10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/14/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta Police Chief: The Islamic Defence Front must be eliminated
by Mathias Hariyadi
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Beauty of marriage and Christ’s warning against worldly mentality must be remembered


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