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05/22/2015 PHILIPPINES
For Filipino bishops, welcoming migrants is a moral obligation that will be good for the country
In a circular letter, Mgr Villegas, president of the Bishops’ Conference, refers to the country’s traditional hospitality, praising the government's decision to welcome 3,000 boat people. "God gives us this chance once more to bind the wounds of body and spirit,” he said.
Manila (AsiaNews/CBCP) –  “While it may be true that there is no legal obligation on the part of the Republic of the Philippines or that of any other country to grant asylum to every refugee or displaced person, there is a moral obligation to...

05/22/2015 INDIA
For Catholic Church, “mining threatens India’s tribal peoples”
by Shafique Khokhar
In Odisha, the Office for Justice, Peace and Development of the Catholic Bishops' Conference looked at the effects of heavy mining on indigenous communities. For an Adivasi leader, “tribal cultures die when their peoples are forced to leave their lands."
05/22/2015 CHINA – ASIA
Beijing and Delhi to lead Asian ‘super bank’
A consensus has emerged from a meeting of the lender’s founding members. To avoid undue European influence, Asian members have accepted that China’s share of the bank’s capitalisation will be between 25 and 30 per cent with India as second largest shareholder. Germany will be represented on the bank’s board of directors.
05/22/2015 CHINA
Beijing returns to Soviet planning to save the Party
by Willy Lam
The Chinese economic strategy emphasizes the role of state-controlled companies. President Xi: "The Chinese Communist Party should control the economy if it wants to rule the country forever." Big profits for private companies close to the Party elite. The initiative strengthens control over interior regions and contains the centrifugal forces. Beijing can absorb the nation’s excess production. The theory of the "three non-changes". The marginalization of the Premier Li Keqiang who wanted to liberalize the market.
05/21/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta cracks down on illegal fishing by sinking 41 foreign vessels
Ships from China, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines are now at the bottom of the sea. With Indonesian President Widodo taking a hard-line position, tensions in the South China Sea could worsen. Now, a deal on disputed maritime borders seems unlikely.

05/20/2015 NEPAL
For survivors, psychological problems more damaging than the earthquake
by Christopher Sharma
Almost a month after the earthquake, people are discouraged and fearful. Two million Nepalese suffer from post-traumatic syndrome whilst thousands are still waiting for help. For apostolic vicar, counselling and spiritual assistance are a priority.
05/20/2015 CHINA
Beijing to focus on new technologies to revamp economy
The State Council unveiled an ambitious ten-year plan to upgrade manufacturing, including ocean engineering and aerospace technology, to pull the country out of its current impasse. With rising labour costs and environmental degradation, China has no choice; however, some analysts believe the private capital and foreign knowhow are needed.
05/20/2015 CHINA
Guizhou: woman can complete pregnancy despite order to abort
Both she and her new husband had a child from their previous marriage. She had been told she would lose her job if she did not have an abortion. China’s one-child policy is enforced unequally across the country. Despite promises of easing it, violence still surrounds its enforcement.
05/20/2015 CARITAS - INDIA
Caritas India: Organic farming to counter rising famer suicides
In 2014 at least 1,109 farmers took their lives: 986 in Maharashtra alone. Workers go into debt to buy fertilizers and pesticides, but the crops fail and they cannot repay the bills. The Executive Director Fr. Frederick D'Souza speaks to AsiaNews about the Catholic Charity’s response to the emergency.
05/20/2015 CARITAS - THAILAND
Caritas Thailand, a home for 120 thousand Burmese refugees
Reception centers for the ethnic Karen refugees in nine refugee camps on the western border of the country. Caritas activities include medical care in villages, and aid to small landowners. An aid worker: "We do not just give material aid. We have to meet people's lives. "
05/19/2015 VATICAN – ASIA
For Card Vegliò, the migrant crisis can be solved by investing in poor countries
The president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants spoke to AsiaNews about humanitarian emergencies in Europe and Southeast Asia. For him, the latter are primarily a political problem, and governments should show “a little more good will”. Shelling boats will not help countries from where people flee.
05/19/2015 RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta Allevato
Metropolitan Hilarion, the Moscow Patriarchate’s ‘foreign minister’, made the announcement after a visit to China where he met the leaders of the State Administration for Religious Affairs. The first priest should serve in Harbin. Two more ordinations are expected. With a new Cold War as the background, the Moscow-Beijing strategic alliance also has a Church connection with the People's Republic recognising the latter’s 'political' role in Russia.
05/19/2015 INDONESIA
Caritas Indonesia working with Muslims for people affected by disasters
A humanitarian forum brings together organisations from different religions working for the common good. “We get Christians to accept help from Muslims,” said Caritas executive director. For him, working together is possible.
05/19/2015 NEPAL
Nepal: corruption and unauthorized building behind the massacre of the "Great Earthquake"
by Christopher Sharma
Nearly 90 percent of the buildings in the capital damaged; 80 per cent high risk. Construction of new buildings blocked for two months as regulations re-written. By law buildings higher than two stories illegal.
05/19/2015 SOUTH KOREA - INDIA
Modi arrives in Seoul to build "a strategic axis" in East Asia
After his state visit to China and Mongolia, the Indian Prime Minister arrives on the Korean Peninsula and negotiates with President Park for a free trade agreement, to be signed by June 2016. The "Blue House" promises India 10 billion dollars in infrastructure and "hopes" for greater cooperation between the two nations.

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05/18/2015 CHINA – INDIA
Deals worth US$ 22 billion do not end the China-India rivalry
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us” by Christopher Sharma
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
05/16/2015 CAMBODIA - VIETNAM
Cambodia, WWF: border highway threatens flora and fauna of a protected forest
05/15/2015 NEPAL
Hospital emergency: lack of beds and medicine for earthquake victims in Nepal by Christopher Sharma
05/14/2015 CARITAS – ASIA
For Card Maradiaga, the future of Caritas "lies in Asia, to respond to the problems of the world" by Giulia Mazza
05/14/2015 CHINA – INDIA
Narendra Modi in China to reduce India’s trade deficit with China
05/14/2015 CARITAS – MYANMAR
Caritas Myanmar, on a mission for the human and social development of all ethnic groups
05/14/2015 CARITAS - CYPRUS
Caritas Cyprus: Building a culture of peace and reconciliation between Europe and the Middle East
05/14/2015 NEPAL
Nepal cancels all Everest expeditions for 2015 by Christopher Sharma
05/13/2015 YEMEN
Fragile humanitarian truce holds, for now, in Yemen
05/13/2015 NEPAL
New powerful quake in Nepal: 65 dead and at least 2,650 wounded by Christopher Sharma
05/12/2015 NEPAL
Earthquake in Nepal: more than 500 dead in the Christian community by Christopher Sharma
05/12/2015 KOREA - CHINA
Seoul bypasses Tokyo as number one investor in China
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RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta AllevatoMetropolitan Hilarion, the Moscow Patriarchate’s ‘foreign minister’, made the announcement after a visit to China where he met the leaders of the State Administration for Religious Affairs. The first priest should serve in Harbin. Two more ordinations are expected. With a new Cold War as the background, the Moscow-Beijing strategic alliance also has a Church connection with the People's Republic recognising the latter’s 'political' role in Russia.
VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
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05/19/2015 RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta Allevato
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
05/16/2015 VATICAN - PALESTINE
Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us”
by Christopher Sharma
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
05/16/2015 CAMBODIA - VIETNAM
Cambodia, WWF: border highway threatens flora and fauna of a protected forest
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: an end to “this interminable” conflict in the Holy Land and the persecution of Christians
05/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: at this troubled time in history, bishops must comfort, help, and encourage everyone, without distinction
05/16/2015 INDIA
Chhattisgarh: government official forbids missionaries to be called "father"
by Nirmala Carvalho

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