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04/27/2015 NEPAL – ASIA
Nepal earthquake: Church and international community coming to the aid of survivors
The Italian Bishops’ Conference has pledged € 3 million in emergency medical assistance. The South Korean Church has allocated funds for the displaced. India, Pakistan and China are already on the ground. A Chinese airline has hiked ticket fares to evacuate its nationals. Israel is selective in its help, airlifting 25 children of surrogate mothers and gay couples.
Kathmandu (AsiaNews) – Expressing his "closeness to the affected people," Pope Francis said that he was praying "for the victims, for the injured and for all those who suffer because of this disaster". At the same time, the Holy Father called on the international community to mobilise its support and...

04/27/2015 INDIA – NEPAL
Card Gracias feels personal sorrow over Nepal quake, now it is time for prayers and aid
by Card. Oswald Gracias
Through AsiaNews, the archbishop of Mumbai reaches out to earthquake victims. "I was in Nepal and I saw in person many of the devastated areas [. . .]. I share the victims’ suffering, that of their families”.
04/25/2015 NEPAL – ASIA
Massive earthquake rocks Nepal, killing hundreds, some under collapsed tower
Just before noon, local time, a 7.9 quake hit the Himalayan nation between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Seismic activity was also felt as far as India, Bangladesh and Tibet. In the Himalayas, an avalanche was triggered, hitting a base camp. So far, 150 are confirmed dead, but the number is expected to rise.
04/24/2015 INDIA
Varanasi: Mafia and pollution "threatens health of Ganges"
by Nirmala Carvalho
The "ecological" mission of Fr. Anand Mathew Ims and his Vishwa Jyoti Communications. Household waste and industrial pollutants that contaminate the sacred river "are a danger to more than 400 million people."
04/23/2015 INDIA
New Delhi, farmer commits suicide during anti-corruption demonstration
by Nirmala Carvalho
The man hanged himself from a tree while he a protest was being held against the controversial "anti-farmer" law (Land Acquisition Bill). In a note he wrote that his crop was destroyed. The chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal accused of not having stopped the rally.

04/22/2015 INDONESIA – ASIA – AFRICA
Asia Africa Summit: leaders of Asia and Africa for a new world order
by Mathias Hariyadi
The heads of state and government from the two continents want to scrap the "outdated ideas" that underscore the Bretton Woods system and existing international financial institutions. Indonesian President Widodo calls on leaders to "work together" for a "global leadership". Observers wait to see if Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe meet. Iran’s president calls for more efforts to fight terrorism.
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
by Nirmala Carvalho
Over 60 students from the militant wing of the ruling party (the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party,) raid Holy Cross Institute in Hazaribagh. After failing to intervene, police arrest 16 people. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The extremists attacked Christian institutions because they can not tolerate the help they give to the poor and oppressed."
04/21/2015 INDIA-ISLAM-CAMEROON
An Indian missionary in northern Cameroon, infested with Boko Aram
by Piero Gheddo
The testimony of Fr. Xavier Ambati, PIME, from Andhra Pradesh on mission ad gentes in Africa. The animists villages seek a path to modernity in Christianity or Islam. The Islamist Boko Haram militia kidnap, kill, recruit new fighters among the young unemployed. A group of Chinese technicians have been in the hands of the Muslim extremists for a year. The Christian faith is spreading among young people and families.
04/21/2015 INDIA
Vijayawada welcomes four new priests, a "sign and sacrament of God's holiness"
by Benigna Menezes*
The apostolic administrator celebrated the rite of ordination. The new priests are called to "live a life without deception" and "carry out their ministry in a world full of chaos and spiritual darkness."
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
04/20/2015 INDIA
Card. Gracias: Statue of Our Lady vandalized, wound to the secular fabric of society
by Nirmala Carvalho
Local police investigating some phone numbers active at time of attack. The President of the Council of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), former Archbishop of Agra: "The Christian community has always been in peaceful relations with members of other communities."
04/16/2015 INDIA
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".
04/16/2015 INDIA
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."
04/14/2015 INDIA
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".
04/13/2015 INDIA
Radical Hindu leader calls for the forced sterilisation of Christians and Muslims
by Nirmala Carvalho
Deva Sadhvi Thakur, vice president of the All India Hindu Mahasabha, also wants to build a statue dedicated to the Mahatma Gandhi’s murderer. She also wants India’s federal government to impose a “state of emergency”. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), she should be arrested for "sedition and xenophobia".

Altri articoli
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like Thomas, we contemplate the wounds of the Risen One and, in the Jubilee, we welcome God’s love
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: as the extermination of human beings continues, we need a change of heart
04/10/2015 THAILAND – INDIA
For India’s Justice and Peace Commission, women are agents of peace and reconciliation in the Church and the world by sr. Daphne Sequeira
04/10/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, criminal organization that sold women to the Islamic State uncovered by Christopher Sharma
04/09/2015 THAILAND – INDIA – ASIA
For Justice and Peace Office, religious fundamentalism and neo-liberalism are the challenges of the Indian Church by Charles Irudayam
04/08/2015 INDIA
Government eases regulations on industrial pollution
04/07/2015 INDIA
Card. Gracias: An Easter people must transform the world with charity and love by Nirmala Carvalho
04/06/2015 VATICAN
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”
04/05/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus, the Victor over death, lighten the sufferings of our many brothers and sisters who are persecuted for his name and of all those who suffer unjustly
04/03/2015 INDIA
Mumbai, A Way of the Cross against persecution of Christians
04/02/2015 INDIA
Bishop of Vasai: Baptisms at Easter, the springtime of the Church by Felix Machado*
04/02/2015 ASIA
Easter: The silence of the innocent and the gag by Bernardo Cervellera
04/02/2015 INDIA
West Bengal, four men arrested for the rape of religious superior of Jesus and Mary
04/01/2015 YEMEN
Raid in Yemen: India, China, Pakistan and Somalia evacuate their citizens
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NEPAL – ASIA
Nepal earthquake: Church and international community coming to the aid of survivorsThe Italian Bishops’ Conference has pledged € 3 million in emergency medical assistance. The South Korean Church has allocated funds for the displaced. India, Pakistan and China are already on the ground. A Chinese airline has hiked ticket fares to evacuate its nationals. Israel is selective in its help, airlifting 25 children of surrogate mothers and gay couples.
VATICAN
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
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04/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
04/23/2015 LAOS
Laotian government pressures activists not to raise human rights issue at ASEAN meeting
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
04/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Never forget your "first encounter" with Jesus, the one that "changed your life"
04/23/2015 TURKEY – ARMENIA
The forced Islamisation of Armenians was also genocide
by NAT da Polis
04/24/2015 ARMENIA-TURKEY
The largest canonization in history: 1.5 million Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire
04/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Church of today is a "Church of martyrs", many whose throats are cut, who are burnt alive or thrown into the sea "because they are Christians"
04/22/2015 ARMENIA – LEBANON – TURKEY
Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi in Armenia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide
by Paul Dakiki

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