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08/27/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing prepared to crack down on Hong Kong's democracy movement
by Wang Zhicheng
Local representatives to the National People's Congress defend Beijing's position. Hong Kong's chief executive threatens to strip foreign residents of their voting rights, insisting that Beijing does not have to follow "international standards" for democracy.
Beijing (AsiaNews) - Beijing is "well prepared" to deal with emergencies in Hong Kong, once its proposal for democratic reform are made public over the weekend. The Occupy Central movement has vowed to block the Central district with a large sit-in if the Chinese proposal does not meet...

08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo
The society we have created dissatisfies everyone. It is a civilisation without a soul, without hope, without children and without joy. All these failures belong to a society without God that now wonders what to do to deal with Islamic fundamentalism.
08/27/2014 LEBANON- MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs meet with ambassadors in Bkerke to save the East and its Christians
A letter to the Heads of State of the Western and the Arab worlds in preparation calling on them to put a stop the massacre of Christians and minorities in Iraq and Syria. The delay in the election of the President in Lebanon also of grave concern.
08/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - IRAQ
Filipino Church calls for an end to violence and silent guilt, urges Manila to help fellow Christians in Iraq
Catholic leaders criticise government for its weak and uncommitted attitude. "The time to use religion in the name of religious hegemony is long past;" now it is time for "dialogue in the name of peace," said Card Quevedo, who also slammed "the Iraq situation as created by this fundamentalist radical group".
08/26/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Damascus ready to collaborate with US and UN to stop Islamic State
The United Nations reports that after seizing Mosul militants killed hundreds of Shia inmates from Badoush prison. In addition, they carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, kidnappings, human trafficking, enslavement and sexual violence.

08/26/2014 RUSSIA-UKRAINE
Putin and Poroshenko meet in Minsk
No one expresses hopes for an end to growing tensions. Russia wants to send a new aid convoy to the rebel regions and calls for the cooperation of the Red Cross and the Kiev government. Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine. Date for next elections set for October 26.
08/26/2014 VIETNAM
Hanoi resorts to traffic charges to jail dissidents
Three activists on trial on charges of having "incited" public disorder and causing a “serious obstruction to traffic". Those on trial include a popular blogger, critic of China, and a Buddhist faithful. They face up to seven years in jail. Pro human rights groups accuse Vietnam of not respecting its international obligations.
08/26/2014 INDIA
Mumbai's Jewish center re-opens after 2008 terrorist attack
by Nirmala Carvalho
Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, his wife Rivky and 4 other people died in the attack: the small Moshe, their son, survived thanks to his Indian nanny. Today the structure has been restored: "This project is a seed of light and hope, reminding us how we can survive even in the most terrible of the challenges. Evil will not prevail".
08/25/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
In Jakarta, Muslim leaders explain Islamic fundamentalism to Christians
by Royani Lim
An initiative promoted by the Bishops' Conference was attended by bishops, priests, nuns as well as lay Catholics and Protestants. Speakers included experts in counter-terrorism and scholars of religion and society. Social injustice, poverty and propaganda feed extremism. We need moderate Muslim figures in the foreground, like former President "Gus Dur".
08/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, targeted attacks and social injustices behind the "disappearance" of Hindus
by Sumon Corraya
In 1947 the Hindus in the then East Pakistan were 28% of the population, they are now below 8.5% and continue to decline day by day. The Prime Minister Hasina launched an appeal in favor of a multi-religious country in which all citizens are equal, but experts argue: "They have no protection and no justice, so they flee".
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die
by Joseph Mahmoud

Visiting refugee camps in Erbil and Dohok, Mar Sako speaks of a situation "beyond all imagination". He appeals to the international community and the Muslim world "that have not yet understood the gravity of the situation." The militiamen kidnap a Christian girl of three years, two men die from hunger. Baghdad and Tehran work on a joint plan of action.
08/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, 8 executions held: Tiananmen attackers also killed
The Chinese government has revealed the identity of 7 terrorists killed for crimes that range from terrorist attacks to having watched online video on religious extremism. Uyghur dissident: "Clearly politically motivated executions to weaken the spirit of the province".
08/25/2014 INDIA
Orissa, six years on from pogrom "faith in the crucified Christ never abandons us"
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Indian State,scene of terrible anti-Christian persecution in 2008, today holds a Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims and to demand justice from the government. The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar tells AsiaNews: "The testimony of victims has produced fertile seeds, which nourish faith and vocations." Card. Gracias: "The suffering of Christians in India, offered for peace in Iraq".
08/25/2014 VATICAN-CHINA
The Sistine Chapel choir will not sing in Beijing
by Paul Wang
The papal choir will sing in Macau, Hong Kong and Taipei. The "cultural diplomacy" at work and of interest to both China and the Vatican, even though it may bring few results. In stand-by an exhibition of objects from the Vatican Museums. Plans for an exhibit of documents on relations between the papacy and imperial China.
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls situation of conflict that create "so much suffering among the civilian population". A bishop writes a letter to the pope, "describing this pain." As for Peter, Jesus expects a "reliable", faith on which to build the Church. "What is your faith like? We should all find the answer in our hearts. What does the Lord find in our hearts? A stable heart like stone, or a heart like sand, that is incredulous, doubtful, suspicious?". He makes the pilgrims repeat Peter's profession three times: "You are Christ, the Son of the living God."

Altri articoli
08/23/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
The Pope donates 1 million US dollars for Christians and other minorities in Iraq
08/23/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta, hundreds of students participate in "Live for God, Life for Good" by Mathias Hariyadi
08/23/2014 IRAQ
Diyala, massacre in Sunni mosque: At least 68 victims
08/22/2014 VIETNAM
Half a million Vietnamese Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of La Vang
08/22/2014 PHILIPPINES
More than 30 churches and chapels re-open in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda
08/22/2014 INDIA
Kerala: Syro-Malabar bishops to allow Catholic cremation
08/22/2014 INDIA
India, film on assassination of Indira Gandhi barred from release
08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
08/21/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Eastern Churches, the use of force is legitimate to defend Iraq's Christians
08/21/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
08/21/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican by Wang Zhicheng
08/21/2014 IRAQ - LEBANON
Erbil: patriarch tells refugees fleeing Islamists "Today, we are all the Chaldeans" by Fady Noun 

08/21/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple by Mathias Hariyadi
08/21/2014 CHINA
Trial opens against members of the cult "of Almighty God"
Editor's choices
IRAQ-ITALY
"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.
ITALY - IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul" to respond directly to Iraq's emergencyAsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis's urgent appeal "to guarantee all necessary assistance - especially the most urgently needed aid - to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others." More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes leaving everything behind and now have nothing to live on. To help them, five euros a day are enough. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, which will distribute them according to the needs of each family.
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08/21/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple
by Mathias Hariyadi
08/21/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
08/21/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Eastern Churches, the use of force is legitimate to defend Iraq's Christians
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die
by Joseph Mahmoud

08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
08/23/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
The Pope donates 1 million US dollars for Christians and other minorities in Iraq
08/21/2014 IRAQ - LEBANON
Erbil: patriarch tells refugees fleeing Islamists "Today, we are all the Chaldeans"
by Fady Noun 

08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
08/22/2014 UNITED STATES - IRAQ - ISLAM
For the United States, the Islamic State is the "biggest threat" and must be fought in Syria
08/21/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican
by Wang Zhicheng

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