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10/01/2014 IRAN
Iran hangs man for heresy
Mohsen Amir Aslani, a 37-year-old former psychologist, taught religion, giving a new interpretation of the Qur'an. The authorities also accused him of insulting the prophet Jonah.
Tehran (AsiaNews) - A former psychologist has been executed for "corruption on earth and heresy in religion." Mohsen Amir Aslani (pictured) was hanged in a prison near the city of Karaj west of Tehran on 24 September, according to the Human...

10/01/2014 INDIA
New Delhi, state university abolishes chair named after Mother Teresa
by Santosh Digal
The Indira Gandhi Open University has taken this decision due to lack of funds. For John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council (AICC), terms the decision "reprehensible." The chair offered courses on HIV / AIDS, family education, substance abuse and philosophy.
10/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
The "umbrella revolution": students turn their backs on flag raising for China’s National Day
by Paul Wang
The students boycotted the raising of the flag to mark the founding of the People's Republic of China. Some demand the release of political prisoners and recall Tiananmen. Leung Chun-ying keeps silent. China censors images and news reports on the demands of democracy. 13 Chinese who support Occupy Central arrested. Beijing warns embassies and consulates: do not interfere with the protesters. Support from Canada, Britain, Australia.
09/30/2014 LAOS
Persecution continues in Laos as Christians are detained for meeting to pray
Authorities in Savannakhet raid home and arrest Christian clergyman and six members of his congregation. They were having lunch after Sunday Mass. At present, they are still being held at a government building. The clergyman was brought in handcuffed and shackled. Village authorities had banned Christians from praying together.
09/30/2014 INDIA
Bishop of Pune calls for an end to Hindu-Muslim violence, stresses "we are all Indians"
by Nirmala Carvalho
In Vadodara, police arrest 140 people following sectarian clashes sparked by anti-Islamic pictured posted on Facebook. Gujarat has a dismal record when it comes to sectarian violence. For the bishop of Pune, all religions have contributed to nation-building.

09/30/2014 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS
It is "licit and urgent" to stop the aggression of terrorism, Card Parolin says at UN
The Holy See's top diplomat calls for "multilateral action and a proportionate use of force" to ensure "the defence of unarmed citizens." The theory of the "clash of civilizations" ignores "longstanding and profound experiences of good relations between cultures, ethnic groups and religions". The path to follow is to "promote dialogue and understanding among cultures," as well as a sense of "responsibility to protect".
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
"Our life is too easy, our complaints are overdramatized". Think of the great tragedies, of "these Christian brothers and sisters of ours who are driven from their home and left with nothing: 'But, Lord, I have believed in you. Why? Is believing in You a curse, Lord?'".
09/30/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, police block a course for journalists: "They want to silence us"
by Melani Manel Perera
The Professional Web Journalist Association (Pwja) accuses the government of trying to silence independent media. It is the fourth time in three months that the authorities prevent the holding of a seminar for journalists.
09/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong Chief Executive calls for immediate end to protests. Occupy Central calls for his resignation
by Paul Wang
Day three of Occupy Central. Sit-ins extend to Yau Ma Tei and Des Voeux Road. Schools are still closed; 37 banks are closed. There is growing solidarity among population towards the demonstrators. Yesterday evening, tens of thousands of people were in the street. Last night in Mong Kok, a speeding car tried to crash into some of the demonstrators. Many commuters accept transport difficulties because they share the ideals of democracy. "Proud" to be Hong Kongers.
09/30/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslims: Condemn extremism, rebuild Iraq with Christians
by Louis Raphael I Sako *

On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, Mar Sako renews his call for "reconciliation" and "brave dialogue" for true peace. Tolerance, respect and justice to maintain "national identity" and "co-existence". The memory of Muslims who sacrificed themselves to save the Christians. He adds: "We love because Christ teaches us to love everyone."
09/29/2014 INDIA
Indian civil society groups call for "zero tolerance" towards radical Hindu groups
Since the ultra-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power, violence against religious minorities has increased. Religious leaders of all faiths and human rights activists protest in Delhi.
09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Day two of Occupy Central. Police violence comes under fire
by Paul Wang
The downtown streets are closed: Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay. In Kowloon, Nathan Road, Mong Kok and Argyle Street closed. Schools and banks closed. The teachers union joins the strike. Overnight police used batons, spray, tear gas to disperse protesters, who are demanding the resignation of Leung Chun-ying. Beijing slams the movement as "illegal".
09/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "There is no future for people" without inter-generational encounter, when elderly are “discarded”
Pope Benedict XVI, "the wise grandfather in the home” attends "The blessing of long life" event. "How often we discard the elderly with an attitude of abandonment that is real and concrete euthanasia". "Homes for the elderly are great ... as long as they are truly homes, not prisons!" The testimony of two elderly people who fled Iraqi Kurdistan: "abuse of the elderly is inhuman, just as it is of children."
09/28/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central launches civil disobedience. Solidarity with arrested students
by Paul Wang
The announcement was made at 1.45am by Benny Lai, one of the leaders. Supporters present include Card. Joseph Zen, the Catholic politician Martin Lee, the entrepreneur Jimmy Lai. Three students, one 17 years old, remain in detention without aby charge. The governor Leung Chun-ying refuses to meet with students. Fears of police raids. Demonstrations in nine cities in support of democracy in Hong Kong. Silence of Xinhua news agency.
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Francis attends the solemn liturgy of thanksgiving to mark the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus: "Many temptations come, especially in difficult times and in crises: to stop to discuss ideas, to allow oneself to be carried away by the desolation, to focus on the fact of being persecuted, and not to see the other ."

Altri articoli
09/27/2014 INDIA
India, Rourkela Catholics called to step up evangelization by Santosh Digal
09/27/2014 BANGLADESH
Bishop of Mymensingh: the family, the core foundation "of society and Church" by Sumon Corraya
09/26/2014 SRI LANKA
'Alternative Nobel' goes to Sri Lankan Catholic Basil Fernando by Melani Manel Perera
09/26/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch calls on Iraqi Christians to remain faithful to the Gospel in their land
09/26/2014 INDIA
To earn superpower status, "India needs to protect its minorities" by Nirmala Carvalho
09/26/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
For Paul Bhatti, Christian leader's death in prison is unsettling, state should protect citizens
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/26/2014 CHINA
Death toll in Xinjiang attacks jumps to 50
09/25/2014 VIETNAM
Ba Giong Parish to have a pilgrimage centre dedicated to Vietnamese martyrs by Trung Tin
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women by Nirmala Carvalho
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison by Jibran Khan
09/25/2014 CHINA
New attacks in Xinjiang, 12 dead and over 100 injured
09/24/2014 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Modi at the White House to talk investment, security and technology
09/24/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: Sharia to be applied to non-Muslims by Mathias Hariyadi
Editor's choices
IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
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Top 10
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison
by Jibran Khan
09/24/2014 KOREA
North Korea, people forced to live with 250 grams of food per day
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
09/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - TAIWAN
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/24/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: Sharia to be applied to non-Muslims
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women
by Nirmala Carvalho

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