» 06/01/2011, 00.00
Bishop of Tripoli: NATO bombs a Coptic church. Civilian Casualties.
Last night the bombs damaged a Coptic church located near a military barracks. Migrant Filipino Catholics witness charity among the Libyan people affected by war.
Sub-Saharan migrants free after months of captivity. Thousands still in Libyan prisons
Considered Gaddafi’s mercenaries, they are still targeted by insurgents. Hundreds testify violence and arbitrary arrests. Sirte and Bani Walid still in the hands of the Rais. Concern about the lives of over 200 thousand people.
Easter: signs of death and John Paul II’s call
Signs of death are visible across Asia, near and far. There are also signs of life, those generated by the Churches of Asia, helped by the victory of Jesus Christ, the risen crucifix, over death. John Paul II’s call ‘Open wide the doors for Christ’ is even more fitting today as we prepare for his beatification.
Msgr Martinelli: Christmas, a sign of peace in a Libya still at war
The Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli states that revenge attacks are still in act in the country between rebels and loyalists to the Gaddafi family. For security reasons, Christmas celebrations will be held in the late afternoon. The visit to the Filipino Catholics of Misurata, the only foreigners in Libya for the entire period of the war.
New bishop of Nanchang (Jiangxi) ordained, underground Catholics also present
The new bishop, Mgr. John Baptist Li Suguang, tells AsiaNews of his desire to work for unity between the two communities, underground and official living in the diocese. So far this year, nine bishops have been ordained in China.
06/05/2011 LIBYA - VATICAN
War against Libya a reckless outrage
The Bishop of Tripoli’s appeals for a truce and dialogue go unheeded. The West does not understand Libya, its tribal issues, the positive development of the country, stopping the fundamentalists. And there's room for Christian witness. Who really has interests at stake in this war?
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