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04/20/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Jews and Christians have a responsibility to preserve the religious sense of the men and women of today, and that of our society
Francis expressed his condolences for the death of Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome who welcomed John Paul II during his historic visit to the Great Synagogue. "Anti-Semitic trends in Europe these days are troubling, as are certain acts of hatred and violence. Every Christian must be firm in deploring all forms of anti-Semitism.” May the Holocaust be “a warning to present and future generations. Acts of hatred and violence against Christians and the faithful of other religions must likewise be condemned everywhere.”
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – "In a society increasingly marked by secularism and threatened by atheism," Jews and Christians "have the blessing but also the responsibility to help preserve the religious sense of the men and women of today, and that of our society, by our witness to the sanctity of God and human life. God is holy, and the life he has given is holy and...

04/20/2015 TAIWAN - CHINA
More than 360 million viewers for premiere of film on imperial painter Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione,
by Xin Yage
The work is a co-production between the Kuangchi Program Service in Taipei and Jiangsu TV. Set for distribution in the United States and Europe. In Italy will be aired on September 30th. Meanwhile the film trends online in provincial Chinese. The video of the English trailer.
04/20/2015 SYRIA
Msgr. Zenari: prayers in Beirut and Damascus for kidnapped bishops and priests. Fears for their fate
The apostolic nuncio in Syria confirms that "over time fears mount” for the fate of the Orthodox Bishops and Fr. Dall'Oglio. After two years in captivity, there is no news of them. The prelate recalls that "at least 20 thousand people have disappeared" in the country since the beginning of the conflict.
04/20/2015 INDIA
Card. Gracias: Statue of Our Lady vandalized, wound to the secular fabric of society
by Nirmala Carvalho
Local police investigating some phone numbers active at time of attack. The President of the Council of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), former Archbishop of Agra: "The Christian community has always been in peaceful relations with members of other communities."
04/20/2015 LIBYA- ISLAM
Ethiopian Christians shot, beheaded and filmed by Islamic State
by Paul Dakiki
The video features two different versions: 12 decapitated on the seashore; 16 killed by firing squad. Threats to Christians if they do not convert to Islam. UN envoy to Libya: Close to an agreement for a new government.

04/18/2015 TAIWAN
Catholic teachers: the Gospel of the family in the digital age
by Xin Yage
A three-day seminar to absorb the wealth of the Synod on the Family and focus on strategies for accompanying youth. The mission of 4 thousand Catholic teachers in the island.
04/17/2015 TURKEY – EUROPEAN UNION – VATI
Armenian Genocide: Turkish politicians criticise the EU; Mufti reacts to pope’s words threatening to turn Saint Sophia into a mosque
Erdogan’s moderate Islamist party as well as the Kemalist and right wing nationalist parties issue a statement slamming the European parliament as “partial” and “intolerant”. For the mufti of Ankara, Pope Francis’ statement was "extremely spectacular." For the first time in 85 years, a passage from the Qur’an was recited at Saint Sophia. A symposium during Holy Birth Week was held in Istanbul on “The Prophet and Cohabitation Ethics and Law".
04/17/2015 BANGLADESH
Bishop of Sylhet: Protection for tribal Catholics, victims of expropriation and threats
by Sumon Corraya
At Easter a village inhabited by Khasia suffered a heavy attack from a group of Muslims. The real aim of the aggression was to force the community to abandon the local tea plantation, of which it has legal usufruct. The pastor: "We live in fear."
04/17/2015 ITALY - ISLAM
15 Muslim migrants arrested for throwing 12 Christian refugees into the sea
Another group of Christians saved themselves by forming a human chain and resisting the assault. Four survivors rescued after migrant sinks with 45 people. Reports of the sinking another boat with 400 refugees.
04/16/2015 INDIA
Agra, four statutes of Our Lady vandalized
The vandalism occurred today in the church of St. Mary. A dog chain was tied around the statutes neck. The pastor files a complaint. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "A vulgar and shameful act".
04/16/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE – LEBANON
Maronite vicar says Israeli police doing nothing to catch vandals who attacked Christian graveyard
Scores of graves and tombstones were desecrated in the Maronite cemetery of Kafr Bir’im. “It is the sixth attack in ten years,” said Mgr Salim Soussan. Maronites will hold a Mass and torchlight vigil to demand justice.
04/16/2015 INDIA
Mumbai remembers the Holocaust, together with Pope Francis for Jews and Armenians
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Indian Jewish community celebrates Yom Hashoah, the recurrence with which Israel honors the extermination of the Jewish people during World War II. Solomon F. Sopher, from Keneseth Eliyahoo synagogue: "The annihilation of a community, a population that has faith in the Almighty, is a disgrace to the human race."
04/16/2015 CHINA – TIBET
Beijing rejects dialogue on Tibet, calls on Dalai Lama to apologise
In a white paper on Tibet, the government calls on the monk to stop his activities, apologise, and stop demanding Tibet’s autonomy. Beijing hopes to control his succession, but experts and academics believe only the Buddhist leader can decide the future of his office. China can only cause harm.
04/16/2015 RUSSIA
St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral restored to Church of, a symbol of the city of the tsars
Confiscated by the Bolsheviks, first used as a warehouse and more recently a concert hall, the cathedral will be restored to the Orthodox diocese. In 2010 it was reopened for worship.
04/15/2015 SRI LANKA
Catholics celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year for national reconciliation
by Melani Manel Perera
New Year celebrations begin with the cleaning of the house and the lighting of an oil lamp. The rest of the day is punctuated by auspicious moments. A Catholic celebrated the festivity with his Hindu neighbours "in a gesture of peace and harmony."

Altri articoli
04/15/2015 NEPAL
Nepali Church: the enthusiasm of newly baptised young boosts the mission in the country by Christopher Sharma
04/15/2015 UZBEKISTAN
Easter draws non-believers to the Church, says bishop of Tashkent
04/14/2015 SYRIA
As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar
04/14/2015 INDIA
Haryana: yoga guru becomes "minister" to promote (radical) Hindu values by Nirmala Carvalho
04/14/2015 VIETNAM – VATICAN
Saigon: charity and mercy at Easter by Trung Tin
04/14/2015 BANGLADESH
Muslims, Hindus, and Christians celebrate peace during Bengali New Year by Sumon Corraya
04/13/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian Church: education and charity are essential to the catechumenate
04/13/2015 INDIA
Radical Hindu leader calls for the forced sterilisation of Christians and Muslims by Nirmala Carvalho
04/13/2015 VATICAN - TURKEY
Erdogan's Turkey threatens "response" to Pope’s affirmation of Armenian "genocide"
04/13/2015 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch meets Prime Minister: We must work for reconciliation by Joseph Mahmoud
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: After the genocide, may God grant that the people of Armenia and Turkey take up again the path of reconciliation
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like Thomas, we contemplate the wounds of the Risen One and, in the Jubilee, we welcome God’s love
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: as the extermination of human beings continues, we need a change of heart
04/11/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a Jubilee of Mercy so that the Church may recover the sense of mission the Lord entrusted in her
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VATICAN
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
ASIA
Easter: The silence of the innocent and the gag
by Bernardo CervelleraViolations of religious freedom and the West's hypocricy surrounding this issue are likely to drag the world into an unprecedented chaos. But even in silence - of death accepted for love or death inflicted by power - God is at work. An indestructible hope rises on Easter morning and a small opening of the heart is just enough for it to invade a lifetime. Happy Easter.
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04/16/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Former jihadist escapes from the Islamic state: We had to kill everyone, without pity
04/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"
04/14/2015 SYRIA
As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar
04/17/2015 TURKEY – EUROPEAN UNION – VATI
Armenian Genocide: Turkish politicians criticise the EU; Mufti reacts to pope’s words threatening to turn Saint Sophia into a mosque
04/16/2015 VATICAN
More Catholic believers and priests in the world
04/14/2015 BANGLADESH
Muslims, Hindus, and Christians celebrate peace during Bengali New Year
by Sumon Corraya
04/15/2015 TURKEY – VATICAN
And the sultan "warned" the pope
04/16/2015 RUSSIA
St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral restored to Church of, a symbol of the city of the tsars
04/17/2015 BANGLADESH
Bishop of Sylhet: Protection for tribal Catholics, victims of expropriation and threats
by Sumon Corraya
04/16/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE – LEBANON
Maronite vicar says Israeli police doing nothing to catch vandals who attacked Christian graveyard

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