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10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
Receiving the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement for the centenary of its foundation, Francis speaks off the cuff and addresses issues raised at the Synod: "There is a great crisis of the family, we need person to person pastoral care and a patient accompaniment". On Mary, Mother of the Church: "We would all be orphans without her". The Church that is not outward bound "only grooms the sheep already in its flock". Renewal "is not just about the Curia and the Vatican, the newspapers are wrong. I am looking for a renewal of heart”.
  Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Today more than ever, "the family is under attack. Church historians will come to speak about this, but I think the family is becoming bastardized: as if it were simply one more means of association between people. The family is not this, it is not this" said Pope Francis receiving about 7 thousand members of the...

10/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, coal mine collapses: 16 miners dead, 11 injured
The tragedy occurred overnight near the provincial capital of Urumqi. The local government and the National work safety watchdog "are investigating." Families of the workers who "escaped" arrive at the site. Coal mining confirmed as China’s most dangerous job.
10/24/2014 CHINA
For Plenum, the rule of law "guaranteed" by the Chinese Communist Party
by Wang Zhicheng
The "rule of law" must have "Chinese characteristics". The leadership's power remains unchallenged. Six members are expelled, four from Zhou Yongkang's clique. A system of more independent judges is planned.
10/24/2014 UNITED STATES - INDIA
Silicon Valley: US firm "grossly" exploits Indian workers at a dollar an hour
US labour regulators fine Electronics for Imaging, a California-based company that grossly underpaid eight workers from Bangalore for 122 hours of weekly work without overtime pay. The company ignored the state's minimum wage law, and paid the workers in rupees.
10/24/2014 MIDDLE EAST - USA
The Islamic State "is the world's richest terrorist group"
According to the United States government, the Islamic fundamentalists "earn about a million dollars a day just by selling oil". Added to this the ransoms they receive from abductions - especially of Westerners - and the racket set up in the cities under their control. The United States "wants more cooperation" from Kuwait and Qatar, but forget that it is an American company selling arms in the region.

10/23/2014 IRAN - USA
For the first time in 35 years Boeing sells aircraft parts to Iran
The company said that the sale was allowed by the American government, and involves “spare parts that are for safety purposes " not new aircraft.
10/22/2014 INDIA
India, Church and civil society to Government: Ban surrogacy
by mons. Agnelo Gracias*
Just as with organs and blood, the trafficking of wombs for rent should be prohibited. Indian culture "has always held the sacred role of the mother in high esteem. Surrogacy commercializes this sacred image and robs motherhood of meaning". The full text of the appeal.
10/22/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Opium poppy cultivation hits record-high in Afghanistan
Opium poppy production covers a record 209,000 hectares in 2013, providing nearly 90 per cent of the world's supply. The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) calls into question the efficacy of the US$ 7.6 billion counter-narcotics strategy.
10/22/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Archbishop of Gwangju: The Korean family is in ruins, we need answers from the Synod
According to Msgr. Hyginus Kim Hee-jong the family " is the peace of society and basis of world peace at the same time. De-humanizing economy and the rat race are destroying everything". Because of this situation, relations between the two Koreas are getting worse, "Seoul and Pyongyang betray the ideals of peace and reconciliation of our population".
10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy Central waits for talks with the government, High Court bars protesters from Mong Kok and Admiralty
by Paul Wang
A bus company and Citic Tower obtain a High Court injunction. One protester challenges the decision as a violation of freedom of expression. The meeting between the Federation of Students and the government is set for 6 pm today. For Hong Kong's chief executive, full democracy would hurt business by giving power to the poor. For the Catholic Church, the Occupy movement has already achieved a great result by raising political awareness and increasing the visibility of certain ideals among Hong Kongers.
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.
10/21/2014 ASIA
Stock market 'volatility', a worrying sign about the health of the global economy
by Maurizio d'Orlando
Thanks to central banks action, another "Black Monday" crash was averted. However, in doing so, markets have become drug addicts. Now, if central banks stop pumping liquidity in increasingly massive quantities, another crash is likely.
10/21/2014 RUSSIA - FRANCE
Private jet crashes in Moscow, the head of Total dies
by Nina Achmatova
Christophe de Margerie at the helm of the French oil giant since 2007. Always contrary to Western sanctions against Moscow, he was in Russia on an official visit. Yesterday he met with Prime Minister Medvedev.
10/21/2014 CHINA
China's economy slows down, the lowest rate in the last five years
The GDP in the third quarter grew by 7.3%. More stimulus packages needed to maintain growth at 7.5. The Bank of China programs injections of loans of up to 200 billion and 500 billion yuan.
10/20/2014 INDIA
Mumbai: threats to life undermine God in society, says Card Gracias
by Nirmala Carvalho
In conjunction with the Synod on the Family, the Church in Mumbai organised a conference on 'Protecting, Preserving and Promoting the Gift of Human Life: Emerging Challenges'. "It is sad to see that many people today think they do not need God in their lives," says Mumbai archbishop. "The traditional family has deep roots" in India, but "the country's rapid industrialisation" creates challenges that must be met right away, says a professor of moral theology.

Altri articoli
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the dignity and political consciousness of Hong Kong by Mary Yuen Mee-yin*
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing and the Hong Kong government spread smear campaign and threats against Occupy by Paul Wang
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
10/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police assault Occupy Central in Mong Kok. Students rebuild barricades by Paul Wang
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: fighting hunger, "starting from each person and community and not from market trends"
10/17/2014 NEPAL
Avalanche in the Himalayas, 28 people die. New massacre of sherpa by Christopher Sharma
10/16/2014 Middle East
Blind Arab-American policy of bombing boosting Islamic state by Olivier Hanne e Thomas Flichy*
10/16/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
HK Government ready to talk with Occupy but on Beijing's terms by Paul Wang
10/15/2014 INDIA
With suicide among farmers in the background, Maharashtra goes to the polls
10/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police in riot gear attack Occupy protesters by Paul Wang
10/15/2014 THAILAND
Bangkok, activists and citizens file suit to stop Xayaburi dam
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 INDIA
Indian Bishops: after cyclone displaces 500,000 people, Church gets directly involved
10/14/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy barricades are removed, Hong Kong's economy shows little sign of suffering
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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-ITALY
"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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10/21/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Pakistan: Forced to marry and convert to Islam by force, a young Christian girl’s struggle for justice
by Shafique Khokhar
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the dignity and political consciousness of Hong Kong
by Mary Yuen Mee-yin*
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
10/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot resign ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians
10/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "divisions", "envy" and "misunderstandings" divide the Church, the "Body of Christ"
10/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope for the abolition of the death penalty, against life in prison, a "concealed death penalty"
10/21/2014 IRAN - IRAQ
United Nations admits Tehran "meeting its commitment" on nuclear programme
10/23/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Video mocks ISIS, "We are beaded, dirty and filthy. We are brainless"
10/22/2014 ITALY - IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch calls on Muslims to show more courage in a "common front" against terrorists
by Dario Salvi
10/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The Christian is a man or a woman who knows how to wait for Jesus and this is a man or woman of hope"

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