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11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
The jihadists had used the facility as a base for cars and fighters. Yesterday, they decided to blow it up. Before the operation, they warned residents. The nearby St Georgis Monastery was spared. Built by the Iraqi government in 1984, the convent's nuns provided help to the elderly and people with special needs.
Mosul (AsiaNews) - Islamic State (IS) fighters yesterday blew up part of the Victory Convent, which belonged to the order of the Chaldean Sisters of the Sacred Heart, in Mosul's suburb of Alaraby, northern Iraq. The complex,...

11/25/2014 INDIA
Christ the King among tribal Mundari, witness of faith and peaceful coexistence
by Nirmala Carvalho
The community of the Church of the Blessed Mother Teresa in Siadih, Jharkhand, celebrated the feast day with a procession. The group walked the main streets and hidden alleys of the parish, attracting non-Christians as well. The event showed that "people of different religions can live in respect, love, unity and harmony", the parish priest said.
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: "building together" a Europe based on man, not the economy
Francis brings a "message of hope and encouragement" to the European Parliament. Overcoming an exaggerated individualism that forgets the duties of the common good. Be the bearer of human rights, democracy, welcome for migrants, respect for nature and a promoter of peace.
11/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Two Protestant clergymen on trial in Bangladesh for alleged "forced conversions"
About 200 people attacked the religious leaders as they were baptising Muslims. Some local imams filed charges against the clergymen who, together with scores of Protestants, were arrested by police. The pastors are now free on bail.
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi
The Bishops' Conference stands for civil rights, in particular with regard to mixed marriages. Muslims, Hindus and Confucians oppose changes to existing legislation that bans mixed marriages. Even members of the Constitutional Court are opposed to changes. For the Catholic Church, it is a fight for "human rights".

11/25/2014 NEPAL - INDIA
Nepal prevents Indian Prime Minister Modi from speaking at a temple, says no Hindu propaganda
by Christopher Sharma
Led by Maoists, a group of 22 Nepali political parties protest Narendra Modi's decision to speak to the faithful at Nepal's Ramjanaki temple because people "fought for years to have a secular federal republic" against those who "interfere with our new Republican Constitution."
11/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central: Mong Kok cleared of barricades and tents
by Paul Wang
Bailiffs, workers in white gloves and 3 thousand policemen cleared the sit-in blocking Nathan Road and Argyle Street. A bus company got a court order to clear the intersection. The young people kept calm, fearing arrest. The leaders of Occupy Central and Card. Zen ready to surrender to authorities.
11/24/2014 VATICAN - EGYPT
Pope receives Al-Sisi: Dialogue and negotiation "only options" to end the conflict in the Middle East
For Egypt "hope was expressed that within the framework of guarantees enshrined by the new Constitution in terms of the safeguard of human rights and religious freedom, the peaceful coexistence among all components of society may be strengthened and the path to inter-religious dialogue may continue to be pursued".
11/24/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope thanks Church of India - and Kerala - for its witness of faith
Francis met the faithful of the Syro-Malabar Church in Rome for the canonisation of Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal. The pope called on them to "Keep up the good work! Kerala is rich in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Continue on this path, working through your witness."
11/24/2014 VIETNAM - VATICAN
For Saigon archbishop, migration and materialism are the pastoral challenges in secularised big cities
by Trung Tin
Mgr Paul Bùi Văn độc is in Barcelona, ​​Spain, for the International Pastoral Congress on the World's Big Cities. The prelate spoke to AsiaNews about the danger of family breakdowns, highlighting the role the laity can play in the Church's mission. In 2015, the Vietnamese bishops' conference is set to promote a pastoral ministry specifically for migrants.
11/24/2014 INDIA
Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian culture"
This was stated by Swami Pranavananda, a prominent member of the fundamentalist Hindu Mahasaba association. Hindus "respect women", but in the State of Karnataka fewer girls are born. Christian leader: "Statements that foment hatred between communities."
11/24/2014 IRAN-US
Iranian nuclear talks end today amid rumors (and hopes) of an extension
United States and Iran face last hurdles. Clearance of Iran in the international community could change the face of the Middle East, creating opportunities for peace in Syria, in the fight against the Islamic state, in Lebanese politics. The enemies of the agreement are Israel and Saudi Arabia.
11/24/2014 INDIA
Karnataka, Hindu radicals attack a Pentecostal church: eight injured, two serious
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) condemns the latest attack against a Christian community: "Religious fundamentalists are a threat to the rule of law." Instead of stopping the attackers, police arrest a Christian pastor.
11/22/2014 BANGLADESH
PIME missionary says his blood is that of the people of Bonpara
by Sumon Corraya
About 2,500 Catholics celebrated Fr Dino Giacominelli's 25 years as a priest. Now the clergyman is getting ready to leave the parish where he served for 23 years. "Without him," said one faithful, "this community would be much weaker".
11/21/2014 MYANMAR
Fr Robert, a PIME missionary who went from Myanmar to a Papua New Guinea mission "on water"
Fr Robert talks about his story, illustrating the maturing of the Church of Myanmar, which this year marks the 500th anniversary of its first evangelisation. The faith brought by the missionaries is now offered across geographic boundaries and cultures.

Altri articoli
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association by Bernardo Cervellera
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Archbishop of Yangon: Myanmar's Jubilee Church, rebuilding the nation by Francis Khoo Thwe
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Church in Myanmar, five centuries of missionary history (a profile)
11/20/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesia's Year of the Consecrated Life celebrates the "beauty and dignity of vocations" by Mathias Hariyadi
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/20/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israeli Soldiers ready to demolish Palestinian attackers' homes by Joshua Lapide
11/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Christian politicians and religious leaders agree to a memorandum for a "single Ukrainian Church" by Nina Achmatova
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics by Christopher Sharma
11/20/2014 INDIA
Haryana, guru charged with murder arrested. One child and five women found dead
11/19/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Yujiang's underground bishop released but under police surveillance
11/19/2014 NORTH KOREA - UNITED NATIONS
UN committee slams North Korea for crimes against humanity
11/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central condemns attack on Hong Kong's parliament by Paul Wang
11/19/2014 INDIA
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words by Nirmala Carvalho
11/19/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Netanyahu "iron fist" against terrorism on synagogue by Joshua Lapide
Editor's choices
IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel NonaThe donations made through the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign are used to buy food, warm clothes, blankets for refugees and rent houses or caravans given the early onset of winter and. Two women have defended their Christian faith before the Islamist militants who wanted to convert them, despite the threat of death. A refugee among refugees, Msgr. Nona discovers a new way of being a pastor.
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
Dossier
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11/18/2014 INDIA
Tamil Nadu, 100 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics
by Christopher Sharma
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/18/2014 SRI LANKA - SYMPOSIUM
For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
11/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Christian politicians and religious leaders agree to a memorandum for a "single Ukrainian Church"
by Nina Achmatova

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