04/18/2015TAIWAN Catholic teachers: the Gospel of the family in the digital age by Xin Yage A three-day seminar to absorb the wealth of the Synod on the Family and focus on strategies for accompanying youth. The mission of 4 thousand Catholic teachers in the island. Taipei (AsiaNews) - The annual meeting of Catholic teachers in Taiwan took place a few days ago. With more than 70 participants from all over the island, the educators gathered in Taipei April 15 to 17 to reflect, discuss, share,...
04/16/2015INDIA Agra, four statutes of Our Lady vandalized The vandalism occurred today in the church of St. Mary. A dog chain was tied around the statutes neck. The pastor files a complaint. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "A vulgar and shameful act".
04/16/2015INDIA Mumbai remembers the Holocaust, together with Pope Francis for Jews and Armenians by Nirmala Carvalho The Indian Jewish community celebrates Yom Hashoah, the recurrence with which Israel honors the extermination of the Jewish people during World War II. Solomon F. Sopher, from Keneseth Eliyahoo synagogue: "The annihilation of a community, a population that has faith in the Almighty, is a disgrace to the human race."
04/16/2015CHINA – TIBET Beijing rejects dialogue on Tibet, calls on Dalai Lama to apologise In a white paper on Tibet, the government calls on the monk to stop his activities, apologise, and stop demanding Tibet’s autonomy. Beijing hopes to control his succession, but experts and academics believe only the Buddhist leader can decide the future of his office. China can only cause harm.
04/15/2015UZBEKISTAN Easter draws non-believers to the Church, says bishop of Tashkent Mgr Maculewicz, apostolic administrator of Uzbekistan, spoke to AsiaNews about how local Catholics celebrated the Resurrection of Christ. The Catholic Church in Tashkent has about 400 members. Eight adults were baptised during the Easter Vigil and eight children did the same during the Mass on Easter Sunday. “Through the beauty of our church, the Risen Christ shows himself to non-believers”.
04/14/2015INDIA Haryana: yoga guru becomes "minister" to promote (radical) Hindu values by Nirmala Carvalho Baba Ramdev is set to promote and supervise Ayurvedic practices in the State. The government wants to make yoga compulsory in schools. For Dalit rights advocate Lenin Raghuvanshi, the appointment is designed “to boost fascist forces and the concept of Hindu state".
04/14/2015VIETNAM – VATICAN Saigon: charity and mercy at Easter by Trung Tin Responding to Pope Francis’ Paschal call, Caritas Saigon has boosted its outreach to the poor. In Tân Việt parish, courses train volunteers to be socially useful in the spirit of the Church.