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06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Rome’s "affection and gratitude" for witness of Peter and Paul
At the Angelus Pope Francis remembers the mission of the Church of Rome, that preserves the legacy of Peter and Paul: faith and charity. The " Romans centuries long devotion to the Virgin, especially invoked as Salus Populi Romani". The bond of communion of metropolitan archbishops with "the See of Peter" and "brotherly ties" with the Sister Church of Constantinople. The announcement of the trip to Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay 5 to 12 July.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The city of "Rome nourishes special affection and gratitude" to the apostles Peter and Paul, "who came from a far off country to announce, at the cost of their life, the Gospel of Christ to which they were totally dedicated" . On the Feast of...

06/29/2015 CHINA
Signing ceremony launches Asia’s newest investment bank with China holding a 30 per cent stake
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will start operating before the end of the year. China will have no right of veto. It is set to rival with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and with the US and Japan, which have not joined the new financial institution.
06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope to new metropolitan archbishops: The Church wants men of faith, prayer, witness
On the Feasts of St. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis blesses the pallium for 46 metropolitan archbishops appointed this year. These include six Asian archbishops. The pallium will be imposed by the nuncios in the countries of origin. Orthodox delegation sent by Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople also present. The apostles and the first Christian communities with “courage carried forward the work of evangelisation, free of fear of death and martyrdom, within the social context of a pagan empire”. “Many forces in the course of history have tried, and still do, to destroy the Church, from without as well as within, but they themselves are destroyed and the Church remains alive and fruitful". " the Church does not belong to Popes, bishops, priests, nor the lay faithful; the Church in every moment belongs solely to Christ." " A Church or a Christian who does not give witness is sterile; like a dead person who thinks they are alive; like a dried up tree that produces no fruit; an empty well that offers no water! The Church has overcome evil thanks to the courageous, concrete and humble witness of her children".
06/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Believe that Jesus can heal us and awaken us from death?
At the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis speaks of today's Gospel - of healing and resurrection - that "have a single center: the faith." A "tarnished or uncertain" faith tends to confuse "resurrection with reincarnation." "Faith ... promotes life in every situation."
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
The influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.

06/26/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Mainland representative offers tea and an olive branch to HK lawmakers
The head of Beijing’s liaison office in the former British colony has tea with LegCo members at a meeting open to journalists. For the official, "the lesson” from the vote “is worth learning” because “the concerted efforts from all sides have yielded generally positive and conducive effects”.
06/26/2015 CHINA
China, increase in number of judges who attack defense lawyers
In the past three months there have been four serious cases of attacks on lawyers defending of civil society. Violence the result of ill-prepared judges, often former police officers who undertake a career in the judiciary without any qualifications.
06/25/2015 CHINA
China seizes more than 100,000 tonnes of bad meat, some of it more than 40 years old
Originally from Brazil and India, the meat was smuggled in through Hong Kong to avoid import restrictions. Some of it was sold in Hong Kong as well. Police targeted 21 criminal gangs, with 20 arrests in Hunan alone. Meanwhile, ordinary Chinese become increasingly despondent at the country’s escalating food safety scandals.
06/24/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang’s new regulations on crosses and churches are little more than a bad “joke"
As the anti-cross campaign continues, a Protestant clergyman challenges Zhejiang authorities with six questions about their proposed ‘Religious Building Regulations’. Some “provisions are extremely vague, leaving many of the rights open to interpretation by law enforcement officials.” Other rules are silly. Who decides what is harmonious? “Does someone who is trained in aesthetics or some other specialized team get to decide?” The clergyman calls on the authorities to stop and start over because the draft “fails to reflect the positive spirit of guiding the religious community to become a builder of a harmonious society.”
06/24/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang: cross taken down in Hangzhou, another set for removal in Jinhua
by John Ai
The Panshi Church belongs to the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, a government-controlled Protestant organisation, and had all the permits. In a single night, police removed the cross as the members of the congregation prayed, helpless and cordoned off from the building. In 2012, when the building was inaugurated, it had received glowing reviews in the local media, as it was “delicate in shape, beautiful in design, complete in religious functions”. The decision to remove the cross is part of the ‘Three Rectifications and One Demolition’ campaign, which has already “rectified” 425 churches.
06/24/2015 TAIWAN
Nancy Wang, a major star who gives voice to those who have none
by Xin Yage
The "brave woman" in the world of the Taiwanese jet set has a career spanning more than 30 years, during which she has won the most prestigious awards in the advertising field and has established friendly relations with all the major players in the Chinese world. But his world "needs values, and I want to give voice to minorities. The Lord, together with many friends, has always supported me. "
06/23/2015 CHINA
Arsenic, fluoride, iodine: more than 100 million Chinese drink poisoned water
Data presented by a state-run newspaper: about 21 million people already suffering from serious illnesses. Other 87 million are at risk. The numbers are roughly the same as 10 years ago. The government spends billions of yuan, but state bureaucracy and inefficiency make this provision unnecessary.
06/23/2015 CHINA
Beijing, industrial production falls for a fourth consecutive month
The data is still unofficial, but the sector is still below 50 PMI points and therefore technically in contraction. Experts speak of "stabilization" of the national economy, but imports and exports do not seem capable of returning to pace of recent years. The government stimulus ends up in equities and has not reached the real economy.
06/22/2015 CHINA
Bao Tong: Zhou Yongkang’s trial is a step backward for the rule of law in China
by Bao Tong
The great political analyst, under house arrest for trying to prevent the Tiananmen massacre, speaks about the case against the former security czar. Despite a pledge by the Supreme Court to hold a trial “in open court,” the case was tried in camera. The anti-corruption campaign needs popular legitimacy. It is ridiculous to pick out “which tigers should be hunted” after launching the chase.
06/22/2015 TIBET – CHINA – INDIA
Tibet: China detains five Buddhist monks, but “opens” the door to Hindu pilgrims
The monks were taken into custody at Karma Monastery, scene of anti-Chinese demonstrations in recent years. Three of them were later released, one remains under house arrest and one is in jail. Beijing opens a privileged route for Indians to Mount Kailash, a sacred place for Buddhism and Hinduism.

Altri articoli
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin tells young people to be chaste in love, go against the flow and not retire at 20
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin: May Our Lady, the Eucharist and the pope, Don Bosco’s "three white loves," sustain the Salesian Family
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin: God’s love towards us is faithful, recreates everything, is stable and reliable
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin calls for a "social and generational pact" to create jobs and boost hope
06/20/2015 EGYPT – CHINA
Al-Azhar calls on Beijing to lift restrictions on Muslims during Ramadan
06/20/2015 CHINA
Health of veteran journalist Gao Yu worsens
06/19/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
For Card Tong, the Church will continue to promote democracy in Hong Kong
06/19/2015 CHINA
Xinjiang: government bans fasting and "other religious activities" during Ramadan
06/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis’ “green” encyclical and the social doctrine of the Church by Bernardo Cervellera
06/18/2015 VATICAN
Encyclical: ecological crisis is a human, social and ethical crisis (2)
06/18/2015 VATICAN
Encyclical: call for an "ecological conversion" to retrieve ethical dimension of development (3)
06/18/2015 VIETNAM – CHINA
Intellectuals and activists against the Confucius Institute, Beijing’s way to “assimilate” Vietnam by Paul N. Hung

06/18/2015 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong rejects Beijing electoral reform: only 8 votes in favor
06/17/2015 NEPAL
Earthquake in Nepal, Mount Everest moves three centimeters by Christopher Sharma
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ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin tells young people to be chaste in love, go against the flow and not retire at 20In his last meeting on the first day of his visit to Turin, Francis met young people in Vittorio Square. In a Question and Answer exchange, he talked about love, friendship and loss of trust towards life. "I understand you. How many hypocrites speak of peace and sell weapons. How can one trust? By following Christ, whose act of extreme love, i.e. the Cross, saved humanity." The pontiff also looked at the horrors of the 20th century as evidence of the loss of trust towards world powers. He urged young people “not to retire at 20,” but “live, don’t just exist.”
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06/27/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/25/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: nine sentenced to flogging for selling food during Ramadan
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/23/2015 INDIA
Sr. Nirmala Joshi, leader of the Missionaries of Charity after Mother Teresa, has died
06/24/2015 PAKISTAN
For Caritas secretary, the heat wave’s death toll is close to 800, and the government has to act
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
06/26/2015 SYRIA – TURKEY
After IS attacks Kobane, Kurds slam Turkey for allowing Jihadis through border
06/26/2015 VATICAN – PALESTINE
Holy See and the State of Palestine sign comprehensive agreement, a “hasty step” according to Israel
06/25/2015 INDIA
Chhattisgarh, Pentecostal pastor jailed on false charges
by Nirmala Carvalho
06/23/2015 VATICAN
Synod to focus on the challenges to the family, the discernment of the family vocation, and the mission of the family today
06/27/2015 VATICAN-ORTHODOX
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople

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