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09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad: "UN mandate", not "innocent victims", needed in Iraqi crisis
Mar Sako says the Paris agreement is "positive”, but warns that any action should be under the auspices of the United Nations. The head of the Chaldean Church emphasizes that "bombs are not a solution" and hopes in collaboration of Arab nations who "know" the region. He calls for support for the new Iraqi government, even if "a true reconciliation will take time".
Brussels (AsiaNews) - The agreement reached in Paris "is a good thing," even though "any intervention" on the ground "should be coordinated by the United Nations, not by one country alone". Moreover,  "bombs are not...

09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Iranian absence at Paris Conference "regrettable"
France begins reconnaissance flights in Iraq; US air raids spread to the south-west of Baghdad. Silence on raids in Syria to counter militants of the Islamic State. Russia will contribute with a deep analysis of the situation.
09/15/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Half of Chinese billionaires plans to flee their country within five years
A survey looks at people with more than $ 1.5 billion in assets and found that 47 per cent of Chinese respondents want to leave, mostly to Hong Kong and Canada. Many of the super-rich in Singapore and Britain want to do the same.
09/15/2014 MIDDLE EAST-UN
Haines beheading "heinous and cowardly". Paris summit to counter Islamic State
Islamist militias promise a new execution of a Briton, accusing Cameron of having allied with the United States to fight the Islamic State. Hollande calls Paris meeting with Iraqi president to plot a strategy for counteroffensive. Syria and Iran excluded, but Russia present.
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: "We do not exalt just any cross, but the Cross of Jesus," where " God’s love for humanity was revealed most". The cross is not a sign of "magic": "Belief in the Cross of Jesus means following Jesus on his path”. An appeal for the Central African Republic. He returns to his prayer at Redipuglia: "War is a madness ... When will we learn this lesson?"

09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
Pope Francis celebrates Mass during which 20 couples are united in marriage. Some of them have lived together for some time and have children. Families are the “bricks” for the building up of society". The merciful love that flows from the Cross heals "those who succumb to the dangerous temptation of discouragement, infidelity, weakness, abandonment”. An added piece of advice: Never let the sunset on an argument
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
At the cemetery that is the final resting place for the mortal remains of over 10 thousand victims of the First World War, Pope Francis condemns past and present wars, their destructive power, motivated by Cain’s attitude: "What does it matter to me?". The "the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted hearts have lost the capacity to cry". "... Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction ...". Present cardinals and bishops from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, ordinary soldiers and representatives of Orthodox and Muslims in Europe. Pope Francis’ grandfather fought in the Great War on the Piave. The gift of "Light of St. Francis" to the military ordinary military in commemorations of the First World War. The full text of the papal homily.
09/12/2014 INDIA - ITALY
Italian marines case: Latorre back in Italy for four months
India's Supreme Court authorises his return to Italy on medical grounds (plus written pledge for his return) after the marine suffered a brain ischemia. For Indian source, "big media interest around this story has waned. Now we are just waiting to see justice take its course".
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
The issues dominating discussions thus far - the pastoral care of divorced, communion for the remarried, gay couples - are likely to overshadow the positive beauty of married life and of the sacrament, bound to the Eucharist. Mercy towards the remarried should not be psychological benevolence, but help that comes from the mystery of the Cross. The conflict between the Christian mentality and the individualistic mentality is leading the contemporary world to treat heterosexual marriages like "gay marriage." The summer issue of the prestigious magazine, with articles by Cardinals Ouellet and Scola, and other personalities related to the John Paul II Institute for the family.
09/11/2014 PAKISTAN
Church helping Pakistan floods victims
by Jibran Khan
A day of prayer for survivors will be held tomorrow. The bishop of Islamabad/Rawalpindi visited a Christian colony still waiting for aid. Punjab is the most affected province with 257 dead, 461 injured, more than 1,500 houses damaged and 1,337 villages flooded.
09/11/2014 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang "gives in" to capitalism, allows private businesses
Independently run businesses operate with the tacit consent of the authorities, paying wages 100 times higher than the national average. The old food ration system, which underpinned the Kim regime, has collapsed after years of economic stagnation. The new trend is most visible in the textile industry and in open-air markets.
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better
by Christopher Sharma
The Kathmandu Minister of Labour announces a program to convince those who have to emigrate to choose Europe or America. From A “coffin arrives on average every day” from Arab nations, “fellow citizens who have died from torture and exploitation." An army of two million Nepalese live in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
09/11/2014 US-IRAQ-ISLAM
Obama calls Saudi King before his speech against the Islamic state
An expansion of air raids in Iraq and in Syria; checks on the financing and recruitment of IS militiamen; aid to refugees. There is also a program to train and arm anti-Assad rebels.
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN
by Bernardo Cervellera
The US president is set to present a plan to fight caliphate militias. His would-be alliance includes states that have provided ISIL with financial and ideological support, and excludes Syria, Iran and Russia. Pope Francis, Card Sandri, and Mgr Tomasi, the Vatican observer at the UN, demand that the United Nations be involved to enhance the fight's effectiveness.
09/10/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo to reactivate nuclear power plant in Kagoshima, the first after the Fukushima disaster
The Nuclear Regulation Authority ruled that the two reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co. are fit to resume energy production. For PIME regional superior, "The Japanese are fatalists," but the facts show that "if they really wanted to, the Japanese could do without nuclear power".

Altri articoli
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
09/09/2014 TAIWAN - CHINA
Gutter oil mooncakes scandal spoils Mid-Autumn Festival
Manila asks Europe for help to stop Beijing's expansion on the seas
09/09/2014 IRAQ
New Iraqi government approved but key ministries still vacant
09/08/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
With truce teetering, Moscow threatens "asymmetric" response to any new sanctions by Nina Achmatova
09/08/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Floods and landslides, more than 300 victims in India and Pakistan
09/08/2014 CHINA
China, a record for exports. But domestic market languishes
09/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Words can kill, it’s not Christian to insult or gossip!
09/06/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Ukraine crisis, Minsk cease-fire holds
09/06/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, Caritas promotes the reforestation of Bandarban by Sumon Corraya
Chinese dams on Thanlwin River threaten livelihood of Burmese villages
09/05/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The not-so-cold war of Putin’s caliphate by Vladimir Rozanskij
Doha, World Cup: two Nepalese activists investigating labor exploitation disappear by Christopher Sharma
09/04/2014 CHINA
"Hi-tech" chopsticks to detect tainted food in China
Editor's choices
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
Palestinian leader says Gaza war will end only when peace talks start
by Bernardo CervelleraFor Prof Bernard Sabella, this war that has lasted for 25 days is bound to continue indefinitely if leaders do not agree to open talks on "two peoples-two states." Gaza's youth (75 per cent of the population) has no economic and social prospects. Fundamentalism is growing even among Israelis. A ruthless war, in which both Hamas and Israel use civilians as a shield.
Top 10
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better
by Christopher Sharma
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN
by Bernardo Cervellera
UN: the Islamic state uses child suicide bombers, 30 million deprived of the right to education
09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
Uri Avnery: The danger of the Islamic State and of Israeli Messianic Zionism
by Uri Avnery
09/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus "is not a professor", he is in the midst of the people, he "chose sinners" and always prays for us
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
Afghanistan, kidnapped Indian Jesuit "is alive and safe"
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera


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