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01/29/2015 ASIA
The mission to the nations is in Asia
by Piero Gheddo
Francis' apostolic journeys to Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines indicate that the missionary choice is still of huge relevance. The Church must support and develop this aspect, and bring Christ's "Good News" to those peoples who still consider it as an emanation of Western colonialism. In this, PIME has a task to play.
Milan (AsiaNews) - In his first "missionary" trips, Pope Francis visited the Churches of South Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, a significant choice that should give pause to all believers in Christ. The...

01/29/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
For Catholic Church spokesman, al-Sisi's Egypt is more liberal on new churches and freedom of expression
The government has issued construction permits for a new church in New Cairo and two in Upper Egypt. Some permit applications go back 8-10 years. Mubarak never favoured church construction. After the elections, the new parliament is required to upgrade legislation governing the construction of places of worship. Representatives of Christian Churches drafted the bill. A Christian family law is also on the drawing board.
01/29/2015 MYANMAR
Chin Christians ready to go to jail to stop cross removal
by Francis Khoo Thwe
Built by members of the Christian community in Hakha, the 16-metre cross targeted by local authorities stands on a hill that overlooks the state capital. Since it lacked the proper permit, the authorities ordered the cross' removal and said that they would prosecute its builders. "If the authorities say I have to go to jail, I am not afraid; I am ready to go to jail for this case," a Chin Christian said. For human rights activists, such an action "continues a decades-long pattern of religious discrimination against Chin Christians."
01/29/2015 CAMBODIA - VIETNAM
Montagnards flee to Cambodia, to escape Hanoi’s persecution
18 more people, including two women, have left the villages of origin and crossed the border. They sought shelter in a remote area, in the forest of the northeastern province of Rattanakiri. Cambodian activist: "They are seeking political asylum and count on UN help”.
01/28/2015 KOREA
Korean religious leaders in Pyongyang to pray for peace
North Korea allows the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace to organise a meeting in its capital to mark the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In Seoul, Iranian religious from Iran take part in a conference to counter misunderstandings about Islam.

01/28/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion
by Nirmala Carvalho
During his official visit to India, the US president spoke out in defence of freedom of worship, citing Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. Sajan K George welcomed the words of the US leader in a nation "where violence against minorities, especially Christians, is commonplace." Hindu extremist movements support the government, a "stain" on the country's secular credentials.
01/28/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia
A Franco-Saudi archaeological team is responsible for the discovery. Prof Frédéric Imbert dated the graffiti to 470-475, a time when anti-Christian persecution began, culminating under the usurper Yusuf. Even the Qur'an refers to it indirectly. The findings show how far Christianity had spread at the time, until the arrival of Islam.
01/28/2015 LEBANON-MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs of the East: Peace requires an end to terrorism, help for refugees, resolution of Israeli-Palestinian problem
by Paul Dakiki
An ecumenical meeting in Bkerke to address the difficulties faced by Christian communities. Attended by representatives of Catholic, Orthodox, Armenian, Protestant denominations. Appeal to the Arab and the international community to stop financing and arming terrorists. The need to increase aid to refugees and to hasten their return to their homes. The urgency of electing a president for Lebanon.
01/28/2015 JAPAN - SYRIA - ISLAM
Tokyo, leaders of all religions pray for hostages held by Islamic State
About 80 Muslim, Christian and Buddhist religious gathered outside the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to condemn the kidnapping of Kenji Goto Jogo and terrorism by Muslims. A new video shows the Christian reporter and announces: "Less than 24 hours to save him and Jordanian Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh". Japanese official: "We are incompetent, all we can do is ask for help in Amman."
01/27/2015 INDONESIA
Catholic intellectuals come together in Jakarta to boost Church's presence in society
by Royani Lim
For the first time, the Commission for the Lay Apostolate of the Indonesian Bishops' Conference brings hundreds of Catholic scholars and intellectuals to the capital in order to create a space for networking on a regular basis.
01/27/2015 CAMBODIA
Building up the Church starting from the bottom up
by Mario Ghezzi
A missionary struggling with a new small community of 10 people, including many who are disabled, shares his many thoughts. Misery is "the most fertile ground" for the Gospel to take root. For a newly baptised woman, "The most beautiful gift I received from God is my disability". Father Mario Ghezzi, PIME missionary, has been in Cambodia for 16 years.
01/27/2015 TURKEY - SYRIA
Kurdish victory in Kobane worries Erdogan
The Islamic state had threatened the city since September. Some 1,800 people died in the fighting with tens of thousands made refugees. Turkey's ambiguity stems from its fear that a Kurdish autonomous region might emerge in northern Syria.
01/27/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
For the archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, the word "Allah" can be used in the Bible and in the Mass
In a pastoral letter, the prelate spoke about the legal dispute between the weekly Herald and the government. The court's decision is limited to the Catholic publication, he said. Thus, the word can be used in other contexts and publications. For Mgr Leow, the faithful must be a people of "faith and hope," fighting for justice and the truth.
01/27/2015 RUSSIA - CRIMEA
The Catholic Church in Crimea must register according to Russian law
The Vatican does not recognize the annexation of the peninsula to Russia, but the priority now is not to abandon the local community. AsiaNews sources: "It 'a difficult process even for the Orthodox." The authorities reassure the renewal of visas for the non-Russian clergy, but problems remain.
01/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang, Hong Kong journalist arrested for investigating cross demolition
The woman, Jiang Yannan, was released after a long interrogation: she had been followed and those she interviewed harassed. The authorities have knocked down over 400 Christian crosses in a government campaign of "rectification". Chinese journalists increasingly targeted: still no news of Zhang Miao and Xin Jian.

Altri articoli
01/26/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Opposed to new unlawful ordinations, Chinese Catholics are united for religious freedom by Veritas Vincit
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families by Bernardo Cervellera
01/26/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
More blood in Tahrir Square four years after anti-Mubarak revolution
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
01/24/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE - FRANCE
The massacre in Paris helps Islamic fundamentalism and the Israeli right by Uri Avnery
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics by Bernardo Cervellera
01/24/2015 MYANMAR
Burmese Church promotes a "culture of peace", to heal the wounds of the colonial past by Pau Lian Cin
01/23/2015 JAPAN - ISLAM - SYRIA
As the deadline for Japanese hostages expires, the Islamic State begins countdown
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
01/23/2015 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Card Filoni in Vietnam: following Pope Francis to boost the mission among non-Christians by Nguyen Hung
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia by Nirmala Carvalho
01/23/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
King Abdullah, the timid Saudi reformer, is dead
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
01/22/2015 INDIA
Indian Bishops tell government no to "saffronisation", yes to secularism
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.
Dossier
Top 10
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
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*
01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/22/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur: Ruling on the word 'Allah' threatens religious freedom
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession

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