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05/27/2015 HONG KONG
The Missionaries of Charity see the poor as benefactors, thanks to them they can serve Jesus
Present in Hong Kong since 1983, the Sisters of Mother Teresa operate two centres where they provide food and shelter to those in need. “The more we give to our poor, the more we receive in abundance,” and “the poorest of the poor often challenge us to live our vocation”.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) – The Sisters of Mother Teresa came to Hong Kong in 1983. At present, they have two religious communities with 14 missionaries who run two centres on Kowloon Peninsula, an area with rundown sections and many homeless people. The...

05/27/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, two men arrested for the rape of tribal Catholic girl
by Sumon Corraya
The accused have confessed to having planned the violent attack. The High Court in Dhaka puts the police under investigation for negligence.
05/27/2015 KYRGYZSTAN – UNITED NATIONS
UN calls on Kyrgyz authorities to revise bill that labels NGOs as "foreign agents"
The bill would affect foreign-funded organisations involved in political activities to register as foreign agents. For UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the bill fails to define “political activities” and could jeopardise human rights and freedom of association. Human Rights Watch warns that the bill will “only stigmatize” NGOs working in the country.
05/27/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
As the parish priest at Baoding’s Mary Queen of China Church is arrested, another Catholic altar is demolished
Fr Liu Honggeng has been missing since 7 May. His mobile phone is off and his parishioners have hit a wall of silence by local police. The underground priest was getting ready for the Marian month. He has already spent eight years in prison for refusing to join the Patriotic Association. The authorities have also detained Mgr Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding for 12 days without explanation. In Baoding, agents demolished an "illegal" Catholic altar. Two women were wounded trying to protect it.
05/27/2015 SRI LANKA
Less repression but still forbidden to "disagree" with government in Sri Lanka
This was revealed in a report by Human Rights group, Inform. The report documents an improvement of the situation in the first three months of the presidency Sirisena compared to the regime of Rajapaksa. But cases of critical voices being "silenced" persist.

05/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Punjab school textbooks that incite hatred against minorities should be reviewed, says NCJP
by Shafique Khokhar
The National Commission for Justice and Peace (MCJP) of the Catholic Church of Pakistan has surveyed many textbooks used in Punjab provincial schools. In order to stop religious extremism and promote peace, schools must be the starting point.
05/26/2015 CHINA
China’s ruling Communist Party warns its members that harbouring religious beliefs will be punished
In an article published, the newsletter of the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection acknowledges the presence of religious believers in the party. This is “attracting serious concern” because whilst “Chinese citizens have the freedom of religious belief, [. . .] Communist Party members aren't the same as regular citizens; they are fighters in the vanguard for a communist consciousness”. Hence, anyone who strays away will become the target of disciplinary action.
05/26/2015 INDIA
Bosco’s story or “the gift of sobriety through the mantle of Mary’s love”
by Bosco Pereira
Son of good Catholic parents, he started drinking at the age of 17. Alcohol took away his family, work, friends, and a girlfriend until he met Brother Cyril, who ran the Mary’s Clan rehab centre at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount (Bandra). Bosco is now married, with two children and taken over the centre. "God doesn’t always promise you the things that you have lost, but definitely promises you all things new and beautiful."
05/26/2015 NEPAL
Nepalese authorities ban entry to the Hindu and Buddhist religious sites for fear of collapse
by Christopher Sharma
Concerns about the continuing aftershocks. Ban focuses on Hindu and Buddhist temples, located on hills and mountains at risk of landslides. The roads leading to the temples will be washed away by monsoon rains, coming in a few weeks. Temples are surrounded by crowded shacks and houses that could collapse along with the religious places.
05/25/2015 BANGLADESH
All religious groups condemn the rape of a Catholic tribal woman
by Sumon Corraya
The 21-year old ethnic Garo is currently recuperating at the Tejgaon's Victim Support Centre. Five rapists are still at large. The attack took place on minibus in the capital. The Bishop of Mymensingh, where the young woman hails from, calls for "exemplary punishment” for the attackers.
05/25/2015 INDIA
Odisha: Christian minister imprisoned on (false) accusations of forced conversions
by Nirmala Carvalho
Rev Timothy Chaitanya Murmu, from the Pentecostal community in the village of Manohar, has been in jail for four days. He is "guilty" of baptising 16 tribal people. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), he was arrested because of a “legal technicality”.
05/25/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
Yangon Cardinal: Myanmar has a moral duty to resolve the Rohingya crisis
by Charles Maung Bo*
139 mass graves of migrants discovered in Malaysia, scattered in 28 fields near the border with Thailand. In a letter Card. Charles Bo recalls the obligation to assist these modern boat people to regain their dignity and rights. The cardinal speaks of "agony" of inhuman proportions and calls on all citizens to work together to resolve this emergency.
05/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Muslims set Christian colony ablaze: new charges of blasphemy
by Jibran Khan
A young drug addict with mental health problems is accused of burning newspapers containing sacred verses. Islamic leaders called for his death; faced with the refusal of the police, hundreds attacked the Christian community. Unknown the fate of the accused.
05/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: Catholic Church promotes interreligious dialogue against extremism
by Sumon Corraya
The Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue promotes a week of meetings and discussions. The aim is to create an environment "conducive" to dialogue. The initiative was also attended by Muslim and Hindu leaders. Mons. Bejoy N. D'Cruz: diversity is a value.
05/23/2015 SYRIA
Nuncio in Damascus: no news about Fr Mourad, not even about who abducted him
“The Archeparchy of Homs, the patriarch and the community of Mar Musa have activated all channels to make contact with the kidnappers, but without success so far,” said Mgr Zenari. Meanwhile, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for yesterday’s suicide attack at a Shia mosque in al Qadeeh, in the eastern Saudi province of Qatif that caused at least 21 deaths.

Altri articoli
05/23/2015 TAJIKISTAN – CHINA
Dushanbe and Beijing sign extradition deal with Uighurs in mind
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair by Weena Kowitwanij
05/22/2015 NEPAL
Amid crumbled temples, Nepal’s Hindu holy men are out of a job by Christopher Sharma
05/22/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesia to allow non-official religions on identity papers
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers by Sumon Corraya
05/21/2015 INDIA
Maharashtra: beef ban "subjugates Christians, Muslims and Dalits"
05/21/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
For Xi Jinping, religions must be "Chinese" and without "foreign influences" by Wang Zhicheng
05/21/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, a father of four sets himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule
05/20/2015 SRI LANKA
For the first time, Sri Lanka Tamils ​​can remember civil war victims by Melani Manel Perera
05/20/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Bogus permits sold to allow Muslims to grow a beard or wear a veil
05/20/2015 VIETNAM
Hue priests and faithful defend Thien An monastery targeted by communist authorities by Truong Anh
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians
05/20/2015 CARITAS - THAILAND
Caritas Thailand, a home for 120 thousand Burmese refugees
Editor's choices
ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
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.
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Top 10
05/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth"
05/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Muslims set Christian colony ablaze: new charges of blasphemy
by Jibran Khan
05/25/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
Yangon Cardinal: Myanmar has a moral duty to resolve the Rohingya crisis
by Charles Maung Bo*
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
05/21/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
For Xi Jinping, religions must be "Chinese" and without "foreign influences"
by Wang Zhicheng
05/22/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic State takes entire border between Syria and Iraq
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy

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