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01/26/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Opposed to new unlawful ordinations, Chinese Catholics are united for religious freedom
by Veritas Vincit
Chinese Catholics oppose the government's decision to ordain "independent" bishops. Candidates are called to refuse their "unlawful ordination". The official and underground Churches must "stand up" to these abuses.
Beijing (AsiaNews) - Some Catholics have expressed strong opposition to the Chinese government's plan to push forward bishop ordinations without papal approval in 2015, as indicated by comments respondents made in response to recent news reports in...

01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
The controversy over Catholics who have children "like rabbits" has overshadowed the Pope’s message about ideological attacks on the family a "colonization" to be freed of. The UN and development agencies funds used for "reproductive health". Collaboration with other religious traditions, including Jews and Muslims vital to counter this "ideological colonization".
01/26/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
More blood in Tahrir Square four years after anti-Mubarak revolution
15 people killed in clashes with police. A policeman also killed. Dozens injured and hundreds of arrests. A woman, left-wing activist, was killed the day before in Cairo. A 18 year old girl killed in Alexandria. Police accuse Islamist militants. Bomb attack in a neighborhood of the capital and the Nile delta.
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
"Christian unity will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions. We need to realize that, to plumb the depths of the mystery of God, we need one another, we need to encounter one another and to challenge one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who harmonizes diversities and overcomes conflicts. Who reconciles differences".
01/24/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE - FRANCE
The massacre in Paris helps Islamic fundamentalism and the Israeli right
by Uri Avnery
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has used the attack for electioneering ahead of the vote. The dispute between Jews and Arabs in French territory legacy of North African colonialism. And anti-Semitism becomes the collector to encourage the return of the Jews to Palestine. The fanatics of both sides, the worst enemies of peace. From the great statesman and Israeli activist.

01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
The State Administration for Religious Affairs has launched plan’s that includes new ordinations without papal mandate. Beijing hardens towards the Holy See. Already now faithful refuse to participate in the ceremonies of the illicit bishops. A return to Maoist politics: the ideal of the Party is to destroy religions. The anti-corruption campaign of Xi Jinping has not yet touched the corruption of the Patriotic Association and the Ministry of Religious Affairs, who have stolen 13 billion euro.
01/24/2015 MYANMAR
Burmese Church promotes a "culture of peace", to heal the wounds of the colonial past
by Pau Lian Cin
Unsolved problems: association between Western culture and imperialism; the growing division among ethnic minorities (converted) and Buddhists Bamar; Christianity seen as a foreign religion. John Paul II’s guidelines on mission, to a Church source of reconciliation. The analysis of a Burmese priest and scholar (Part II).
01/23/2015 JAPAN - ISLAM - SYRIA
As the deadline for Japanese hostages expires, the Islamic State begins countdown
Terrorists warn that they are ready to kill the hostages, blaming the Abe government for lying. The mother of one of the hostages says, "I have been in sheer sadness and weeping all the way through." For her, "Kenji is not an enemy of the Islamic State. Please free him!"
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
In his message for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis calls the family "the paradigm of communication." In it, as in the womb, you learn encounter, language, prayer, closeness, forgiveness. The media often treat the family as "an object" over which to wage ideological battles and not as a place in which to learn to communicate. We need to "relearn to tell, not just to produce and consume information".
01/23/2015 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Card Filoni in Vietnam: following Pope Francis to boost the mission among non-Christians
by Nguyen Hung
On a pastoral visit to Vietnam, the prefect of Propaganda Fide brought the pope's blessing as well as his call to renew the missionary journey. Catholics are tasked with "going out" to proclaim the Gospel before those who "do not yet know God." At a Mass at the Marian Shrine, the cardinal entrusted evangelisation in the Asian country to the Virgin of La Vang.
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Felix Machado comments on the announcement of the cause of beatification of the founder of the Focolare Movement. A "simple, direct, holy woman, who worked for the human family". Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists on the continent appreciate her work.
01/23/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
King Abdullah, the timid Saudi reformer, is dead
He is succeeded by his half-brother Salman. The Crown Prince is Moqren. Ambiguous relations with the United States, but also with China. Proponent of a peace plan for Israel and Palestine, but opposed to the Arab spring. His meeting with Benedict XVI. Supporter of the opponents of Bashar Assad and Iran's enemy. The Wahhabi kingdom must defend itself against al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
01/22/2015 RUSSIA
In his first address before the State Duma, Patriarch Kirill calls for a revival of Soviet-era solidarity
by Nina Achmatova
The Russian Orthodox primate spoke before the lower house of parliament. For experts, Russia is a in the middle of economic and international crises, and must mobilise its institutions, especially religious ones.
01/22/2015 INDIA
Indian Bishops tell government no to "saffronisation", yes to secularism
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take "urgently intervene" to stop threats against religious freedom across the nation. The impunity enjoyed by radical Hindu groups represents a danger for minorities.
01/22/2015 CHINA
Shanxi: fight against "superstition" leads to hunting witches and feng shui masters
Shanxi's provincial authorities have launched a two-month-long campaign against superstitious activities, which includes the organisation of pro-science events. However, the practice of feng shui and witches and shamans are part of China's ancient tradition, and have become an important tourist attraction. Thus, some fear a negative grassroots backlash.

Altri articoli
01/22/2015 MYANMAR
Peace and reconciliation, challenges for Burmese Catholics by Pau Lian Cin
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins by Costanzo Donegana*
01/22/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur: Ruling on the word 'Allah' threatens religious freedom
01/22/2015 JAPAN - ISLAM - SYRIA
Japanese Muslims: Islamic State is destroying our faith, release the hostages
01/21/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia's Federal Court dismisses Catholic case for the use of the word Allah
01/21/2015 SYRIA - ISLAM - JAPAN
One of the two Japanese men held and threatened of death by the Islamic State in Syria is Christian
01/21/2015 AUSTRIA - SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
Saudi dialogue centre harshly criticised for not condemning flogging of blogger Badawi
01/21/2015 INDIA
A national anti-conversion law to "save" India's Hindus by Nirmala Carvalho
01/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Poverty is not caused by many children, but throw-away culture
01/21/2015 INDONESIA
Central Sulawesi, new wave of Islamist violence: Murders, kidnappings, mutilations by Mathias Hariyadi
01/21/2015 ISRAEL
Tel Aviv, 12 stabbed in bus attack
01/20/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, Tamil: Pope among war victims, a blessing for all by Melani Manel Perera
01/20/2015 MYANMAR
Rohingya political prisoner released. Dozens of activists still in jail
01/20/2015 RUSSIA
Mohammed cartoons spark “largest ever” protest in Chechnya by Nina Achmatova
Editor's choices
IRAQ
The children of Mosul and the future: the "five-star" refugee camp
by Bernardo CervelleraIn the garden of the parish of Mar Elia beside the tents there are containers that serve as classrooms for the children and as a library. Another serves as a room for sewing. A children's choir. Fr. Douglas: "Taking care of refugees does not just mean thinking about eating, drinking, medicines, injections, vaccinations ... The displaced persons need to do something and to cultivate hope."
IRAQ
Way of the Cross: the refugees from Mosul beyond the emergency
by Bernardo CervelleraThere are at least half a million people who have taken refuge in Kurdistan to flee from ISIS. In the Shlama Mall at Erbil: 350 people living in the skeleton of a building under construction, with draped sheets and blankets serving as walls. The ordination of a young man, also a refugee, shows that with the flight, there is something that has not been destroyed: the faith, the traditions, the priesthood.
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01/21/2015 MYANMAR
Burmese army rapes, tortures and kills two Christian Kachin teachers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/19/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Pope Francis sends telegram to Xi Jinping. Xinhua’s black out on Philippines’ visit
01/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Poverty is not caused by many children, but throw-away culture
01/19/2015 FRANCE - ISLAM
After Charlie Hebdo, France and the West have to implement a "positive secularism"
by Fady Noun 

01/23/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Kachin Christian teachers raped and killed by soldiers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins
by Costanzo Donegana*
01/19/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
On his flight home, the pope said that the gift of tears, the Filipino people, the people of God, were the real protagonists
01/19/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Evangelicals, Muslims, and indigenous Filipinos, grateful for the pope's visit
01/21/2015 INDONESIA
Central Sulawesi, new wave of Islamist violence: Murders, kidnappings, mutilations
by Mathias Hariyadi
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"

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