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10/21/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Pakistan: Forced to marry and convert to Islam by force, a young Christian girl’s struggle for justice
by Shafique Khokhar
In August, the 19-year old Maria Bibi was abducted and forced to marry Mohammad Zohaib, a neighbor and classmate. Now the matter is in the hands of a court. Meanwhile, the Church of Pakistan celebrates a day of fasting and prayer for Asia Bibi. Muslim leader: no innocent person should be made a victim "in the name of religion."
Faisalabad (AsiaNews) - " I am not married with Mohammad Zohaib, he is telling a lie in court, he tried to convert me forcefully to Islam and got married with me in mosque against my will, and this marriage I do not...

10/21/2014 MALAYSIA
Islamic authorities slam "I want to touch a dog"
Hundreds of people participated in an event which, according to the organizers, wanted to help people overcome their fear of the animals considered "unclean" by Muslims. For those who touched the dogs, volunteers explained how to perform purifying ritual.
10/21/2014 IRAN - IRAQ
United Nations admits Tehran "meeting its commitment" on nuclear programme
A report by the UN atomic energy agency confirms that the Iranian government is meeting its commitments under a 2013 interim agreement. The document could be a prelude to an historic deal ahead of the deadline of 24 November. Iraqi Prime Minister is in Tehran on an official visit to find ways to fight the Islamic State. The Vatican calls for greater involvement of Iran on the international stage.
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.
10/20/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Lahore: Christian activists ask Supreme Court to deliver speedy justice for Asia Bibi
by Shafique Khokhar
Christian Solidarity Worldwide calls on Pakistan's highest court to guarantee her safety as well as a speedy trial to secure her release. Her conviction is evidence of the poor status of the country's justice system, plagued by bias and corruption in blasphemy cases. Michelle Chaudhry is hopeful and optimistic about an acquittal.

10/20/2014 MIDDLE EAST
The Arab League, "defend all countries against the advance of ISIS"
The Secretary General of the Organization announces that the Arab countries are joining efforts to stop the flow of ISIS supporters crossing the region to join the group and called for a wide-ranging campaign against them.
10/20/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta, Jokowi takes office: peace, unity and development key steps of mandate
by Mathias Hariyadi

The 53 year old carpenter's son, a former governor of the capital, is now the 7th President of Indonesia. He intends to revive sea trade and preserve the principle of "neutrality" in foreign policy. Thousands of people celebrate the swearing in ceremony. For the first lady he remains a "simple and hardworking man."
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 NEPAL
Nepal, Muslim women defy tradition and pray in public
by Christopher Sharma
Sexual discrimination within the Islamic community is a big problem in the country. Human rights activists denounce: "This leads to a lack of education and poverty." The first signs of rebellion on the occasion of Friday prayers: dozens of women leave home and go to the mosque.
10/18/2014 INDONESIA
Purwokerto: hundreds of children, teachers and priests at a Catholic pride day
by Mathias Hariyadi

The event was held in the parish of St. Joseph in Sidareja. The aim of the initiative is to strengthen the morale and support children in their journey of faith. Indonesian priest, many attend public schools, where they are the subject of "hostile acts" of companions.
10/17/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: pope to write a letter of hope for Iraqi Christians
This morning, the pope received Mar Sako in audience. At the request of the patriarch, Francis said he would write a special message addressed to the Iraqi Christian community. He also expressed a wish to carry out an apostolic visit to Iraq, to ​​"eliminate the distance" and "show support of the whole Church." From the Pope prayers for the country and its people.
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*
Msgr. Thomas Dabre comments on the ruling of the High Court of Islamabad, which confirmed the death penalty. The blasphemy laws are "contrary to the human spirit" and "reveal a medieval and obsolete mentality." The prelate calls for the intervention of the international community.
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop
by Jibran Khan
After five postponements, the High Court upholds the death penalty for the Christian woman, who has become a symbol of the fight against blasphemy. Her lawyers vow to take her case to the Supreme Court. Heartbroken by the sentence, Islamabad bishop calls for prayers. On Sunday, events are being organised across the country to show solidarity towards Asia Bibi.
10/16/2014 Middle East
Blind Arab-American policy of bombing boosting Islamic state
by Olivier Hanne e Thomas Flichy*
More than a month of air strikes have not weakened militants. A ground operation is needed. Maps published in the media underestimate the real achievements of the Islamists. World leaders focus on Kobane, in Syria, where the true target is Assad. In the meantime, Iraq is ready to fall without much of a whisper. Two scholars provide their analysis, courtesy of L'Orient-Le Jour, translated by AsiaNews.
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."

Altri articoli
10/16/2014 INDONESIA
Moluccas: in the footsteps of St. Francis Xavier, to revive Christian-Muslim dialogue by Mathias Hariyadi

10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/15/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh sentences Shia cleric to death for 2011 riots
10/15/2014 SYRIA - HOLY LAND
Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo is optimistic about Fr Hanna, who continues his mission among Syrian Christians
10/15/2014 BANGLADESH
As government recognises Church in Dinajpur, Catholic schools continue to be among the country's best by Sumon Corraya
10/15/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
With a small fine, polygamy makes a comeback in Indonesia by Mathias Hariyadi
10/14/2014 SYRIA - TURKEY
Jihadist flag removed in Kobane after Kurdish counter-offensive against Islamic state
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues by Bernardo Cervellera
10/14/2014 MALAYSIA
For Kuala Lumpur archbishop, a missionary Church is needed for youth and those who lost their faith
10/14/2014 BANGLADESH
Proposed law on "child brides" bows to conservative Islam by Sumon Corraya
10/14/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta Police Chief: The Islamic Defence Front must be eliminated by Mathias Hariyadi
10/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST - ITALY
For Patriarch Sako, prayer is the source of salvation for Christian families in Middle East
10/13/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA
The "cancer" of the Kurdish question corners Ankara by NAT da Polis
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Kingdom of God is not to be reduced to a "tiny church", the gospel is for everyone
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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."
IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
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Top 10
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 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
10/14/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, demolition campaign against the sacred places of Buddhism
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
10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/16/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians
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
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document

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