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11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
The jihadists had used the facility as a base for cars and fighters. Yesterday, they decided to blow it up. Before the operation, they warned residents. The nearby St Georgis Monastery was spared. Built by the Iraqi government in 1984, the convent's nuns provided help to the elderly and people with special needs.
Mosul (AsiaNews) - Islamic State (IS) fighters yesterday blew up part of the Victory Convent, which belonged to the order of the Chaldean Sisters of the Sacred Heart, in Mosul's suburb of Alaraby, northern Iraq. The complex,...

11/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Two Protestant clergymen on trial in Bangladesh for alleged "forced conversions"
About 200 people attacked the religious leaders as they were baptising Muslims. Some local imams filed charges against the clergymen who, together with scores of Protestants, were arrested by police. The pastors are now free on bail.
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi
The Bishops' Conference stands for civil rights, in particular with regard to mixed marriages. Muslims, Hindus and Confucians oppose changes to existing legislation that bans mixed marriages. Even members of the Constitutional Court are opposed to changes. For the Catholic Church, it is a fight for "human rights".
11/24/2014 IRAN-US
Iranian nuclear talks end today amid rumors (and hopes) of an extension
United States and Iran face last hurdles. Clearance of Iran in the international community could change the face of the Middle East, creating opportunities for peace in Syria, in the fight against the Islamic state, in Lebanese politics. The enemies of the agreement are Israel and Saudi Arabia.
11/22/2014 BAHRAIN
Bahrain's first post-Arab Spring vote boycotted by Shia majority
Polling stations are open today. A second round of voting is set for next Saturday. Some 350,000 voters are eligible to cast their ballot in parliamentary and municipal elections. Al Wefaq and three other Shia groups are boycotting the vote, a "farce" that can only bolster Sunni domination.

11/22/2014 BANGLADESH
PIME missionary says his blood is that of the people of Bonpara
by Sumon Corraya
About 2,500 Catholics celebrated Fr Dino Giacominelli's 25 years as a priest. Now the clergyman is getting ready to leave the parish where he served for 23 years. "Without him," said one faithful, "this community would be much weaker".
11/21/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Jerusalem: calm returns to the Esplanade of the Mosques
Israeli police drops age limit on men visiting the holy place. For now, things are under control. A spate of attacks shake but do not break the calm. PM Netanyahu attacks mayor of Ashkelon for banning Arab workers from his town.
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
Speaking at an interfaith conference sponsored by a Saudi institution, Mar Sako describes a "wounded" Middle East. The liberation of Mosul and the Nineveh Plain is a priority for the return of displaced people, Christian and non-Christians, forced to live in appalling conditions. The silence of Muslim leaders is fueling jihadist violence, we need a clear condemnation.
11/20/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israeli Soldiers ready to demolish Palestinian attackers' homes
by Joshua Lapide
Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi's house of in Silwan was demolished yesterday. The families of Ibrahim al-Akkari, Muhammad Jaabis and Mutaz Hijazi received their demolition notices. "Violence begets violence." For B'Tselem, it is wrong to punish innocent people just because their relatives carried out acts of violence. Haaretz notes that the homes of Israeli terrorists remain intact. Selective justice is not justice - it is vengeance.
11/19/2014 INDIA
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words
by Nirmala Carvalho
In India, both communities are a minority. For Mgr Felix Machado, archbishop of Vasai, change begins in the school, which must be "an environment that teaches reciprocity, as well as respect for the natural dignity and freedom of every human being". He calls on Muslims to "use their own tools for the good of all and for building the nation."
11/19/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Netanyahu "iron fist" against terrorism on synagogue
by Joshua Lapide
Homes demolished the of two terrorists who yesterday attacked the place of prayer in Har Nof. The two are not members of any organization. Abbas condemns the attack; Hamas in Gaza celebrate it. The UN secretary: We need a long-term solution for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Christian leaders visit the synagogue in solidarity with the victims. Patriarch of Jerusalem: We must get to the root of the conflict.
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
In a break with tradition, Tjahaja Basuki Purnama was sworn in today by President Jokowi, his predecessor as Jakarta governor, at the Presidential Palace, and not by the Home Affairs Ministry. Extremist groups call for the ouster of the new governor. Thousands of police have been deployed to enforce security.
11/19/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA
After five months Iraqi army controls Baiji refinery, militants on the run
The security forces have entered into the country’s most important oil refinery, the center of a bitter struggle with the Islamic State. Retreating, the jihadists lay landmines. The agriculture minister accuses militants of having stolen more than one million tons of cereals.
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
A telegram from the pope blesses the 2014 international meeting by the PIME agency, its speakers, organisers and all those in attendance. The pontiff is "hopeful that this blessed occasion can be an intense experience of reflection and communion, promoting a renewed apostolic zeal in favour of proclaiming the Gospel in Asia."
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
Speaking at the AsiaNews International Symposium, Mar Sako highlights the pope's message of peace and co-existence. He also remembers John Paul II's anti-war messages and his wish to visit Iraq. He also expresses gratitude for the actions of solidarity as well as hope for the future of the Christian community, which is essential to the country's life.

Altri articoli
11/18/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Jerusalem: deadly attack at a synagogue. A Palestinian "suicide" by Joshua Lapide
11/17/2014 INDONESIA - VATICAN
For Indonesian Bishops, Evangelii Gaudium is the way for a missionary Church by Mathias Hariyadi
11/17/2014 BANGLADESH
Rajshahi: Islamists kill university professor for banning burka in classroom by Nozrul Islam
11/17/2014 SWITZERLAND - IRAQ
Mauro Valsangiacomo, a painter inspired by Mosul refugees
11/17/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Faisalabad: Christian and Muslim activists against blasphemy law abuses by Shafique Khokhar
11/17/2014 SYRIA-IRAQ-US
The Islamic State beheads aid worker Peter Kassig and 18 Syrian soldiers
11/17/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch and Speaker of Parliament: Christians essential to Iraq's future by Joseph Mahmoud
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Abortion, euthanasia and test tube children are false compassion, life is always sacred
11/15/2014 IRAQ
Iraq, Army free Baiji from Islamic State control
11/14/2014 INDIA
India's Hindu Radical go on the offensive, calling for a stop to conversions to Christianity and Islam by Nirmala Carvalho
11/14/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE-ISLAM
The Islamic State is coming to Israel by Uri Avnery
11/14/2014 IRAQ-SYRIA-ISLAM
Al-Baghdadi message: "Volcanoes of jihad" against Jews, crusaders, apostates even in Saudi Arabia
11/13/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Catholic-Muslim dialogue: "It is never acceptable to use religion to justify" violence
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IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel NonaThe donations made through the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign are used to buy food, warm clothes, blankets for refugees and rent houses or caravans given the early onset of winter and. Two women have defended their Christian faith before the Islamist militants who wanted to convert them, despite the threat of death. A refugee among refugees, Msgr. Nona discovers a new way of being a pastor.
IRAQ - ITALY
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."
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11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics
by Christopher Sharma
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Christian politicians and religious leaders agree to a memorandum for a "single Ukrainian Church"
by Nina Achmatova
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/19/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Yujiang's underground bishop released but under police surveillance
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Church in Myanmar, five centuries of missionary history (a profile)

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