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10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The true Christian lives of prayer and mission. It's like breathing!
Francis meets with members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, and urges them to unity in diversity "which means recognizing and accepting with joy the different gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to each one and putting them all in the service of the Church. It is listening, accepting differences, having the freedom to think differently and expressing it! With all due respect to the other who is my brother". A strong call to "remember the ecumenical nature" of the charismatic movement: "For persecutors, we are one! Ecumenism of the blood."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The life of a true Christian is marked by two moments, just like breathing. And just like breathing, the two moments are the same and give life: "The first is praise, prayer, which is the inward breath. And then comes the outward breath, which is represented by...

10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Putting law above love is not a model but mark of a hypocrite
In his homily this morning, Francis speaks of the Gospel passage where Jesus opposes the Pharisees who would not heal a sick man on the Sabbath, denying help to his parents because "they had given everything to the Temple. But who is more important? The Fourth Commandment or the Temple? The path is the opposite way: from love to the law".
10/31/2014 INDIA - SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, "premeditated" death sentence for five Indian fishermen
by Nirmala Carvalho
According to Jesuit priest Santhanam, the judgment issued by the Sri Lankan court is the result of decades of conflict between Delhi and Colombo over trespassing in territorial waters. The verdict "contradicts Pope Francis’ position against the death penalty".
10/29/2014 INDIA
For Indian Jesuit, radical Hindu news service is a "tragedy" for democracy
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing paramilitary group affiliated with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, adds more languages to its news service. For Fr Cedric Prakash, the news agency's "fascist ideology" is a problem.
10/28/2014 BANGLADESH - COLOMBIA
Fr Belisario: From Colombia to Bangladesh, the "madness" of the mission
by Bernardo Cervellera
Fr Belisario de Jesus Montoya Cyrus, 29, is a Colombian priest from the diocese of Sonsón-Rionegro. A month ago, he left for Bangladesh. For him, the missio ad gentes should be part of every priest's baggage. Although the pain of separation is too much for his parents ("They cried as if I had been laid to rest in a coffin."), for him, this is the way to be "like Jesus" and experience the Church's universality.

10/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: 310 Christians "reconverted" to Hinduism with threats
by Nirmala Carvalho
It is the third incident in less than two months in the northern Indian state. Brahmins (priests), and Hindu radicals have "sacrificed" Bibles to their gods and given sacred books to the Christians to validate the ceremony. Christian leader: "alarming trend".
10/27/2014 INDIA
More violence in Chhattisgarh: 40 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
The attack took place in Bastar district, home to an ongoing systematic persecution of the minority. Extremists often invoke the anti-conversion law to attack Christians. President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "We demand the immediate end of violence."
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
At the Angelus, Pope Francis emphasizes "the center" "from which everything must eradiate and to which everything must return": love for God and love for brethren. Jesus did not hand down formula or commandments, "but two faces, actually one, the face of God reflected in many faces, because in the face of every brother, especially the smallest, most fragile and helpless, person in need is the very image of God". The beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti, a Scalabrini, an example of this "love of t two faces, which is in reality just One".
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
Receiving the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement for the centenary of its foundation, Francis speaks off the cuff and addresses issues raised at the Synod: "There is a great crisis of the family, we need person to person pastoral care and a patient accompaniment". On Mary, Mother of the Church: "We would all be orphans without her". The Church that is not outward bound "only grooms the sheep already in its flock". Renewal "is not just about the Curia and the Vatican, the newspapers are wrong. I am looking for a renewal of heart”.
10/24/2014 UNITED STATES - INDIA
Silicon Valley: US firm "grossly" exploits Indian workers at a dollar an hour
US labour regulators fine Electronics for Imaging, a California-based company that grossly underpaid eight workers from Bangalore for 122 hours of weekly work without overtime pay. The company ignored the state's minimum wage law, and paid the workers in rupees.
10/24/2014 INDIA - VATICAN
Indian activist: The Pope's words on the death penalty and life in prison, a stimulus for reform
by Nirmala Carvalho
Arun Ferreira spent four years in prison on false charges: he was tortured and learned about the terrible reality of the judicial system. He tells AsiaNews: "Francis powerfully told the truth, making it clear that life imprisonment is a death sentence in disguise. Hopefully his words will give strength to the Indian Church, which must address the issue of reform of the judicial system."
10/22/2014 INDIA
India, Church and civil society to Government: Ban surrogacy
by mons. Agnelo Gracias*
Just as with organs and blood, the trafficking of wombs for rent should be prohibited. Indian culture "has always held the sacred role of the mother in high esteem. Surrogacy commercializes this sacred image and robs motherhood of meaning". The full text of the appeal.
10/21/2014 INDIA
India, Catholics and Hindus "working together against the globalization of indifference"
by Nirmala Carvalho
The President of the Office for Inter-religious Dialogue and Ecumenism of the Indian Catholic Bishops Conference, Msgr. Felix Machado, speaks to AsiaNews about the Vatican’s message for the Hindu festival of Diwali: "We must not ignore the differences that separate us, but understand them and accept them. In the footsteps of Pope Francis, we must strive for the common good".
10/21/2014 ASIA
Stock market 'volatility', a worrying sign about the health of the global economy
by Maurizio d'Orlando
Thanks to central banks action, another "Black Monday" crash was averted. However, in doing so, markets have become drug addicts. Now, if central banks stop pumping liquidity in increasingly massive quantities, another crash is likely.
10/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot resign ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians
Many of our brothers and sisters are being persecuted and have had to leave their homes in a brutal way" and "in the general indifference of so many". Cardinal Pietro Parolin: international community must respond to the terrorism of the Islamic State with a negotiated solution to all the problems in the Middle East, starting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Altri articoli
10/20/2014 INDIA
Mumbai: threats to life undermine God in society, says Card Gracias by Nirmala Carvalho
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
10/18/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, Year of Consecrated Life "in the sign of new vocations" by Benigna Menezes*
10/17/2014 INDIA
Karnataka's state government rejects (false) report on 2008 attacks on churches by Nirmala Carvalho
10/17/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Bishop of Pune: The Asia Bibi death sentence is an affront to the dignity of us all by Thomas Dabre*
10/16/2014 INDIA
India, Modi government slams western schools says Hindu schools are better by Nirmala Carvalho
10/16/2014 ITALY
With Pope Francis, the mission ad gentes renews the Church by Piero Gheddo
10/15/2014 INDIA
With suicide among farmers in the background, Maharashtra goes to the polls
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues by Bernardo Cervellera
10/14/2014 INDIA
Indian Bishops: after cyclone displaces 500,000 people, Church gets directly involved
10/13/2014 INDIA
Satyarthi and Malala, their Nobel for Christian children in Kandhamal by Nirmala Carvalho
10/13/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka: 24 years on, the railway linking North and South reopens
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Kingdom of God is not to be reduced to a "tiny church", the gospel is for everyone
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is missionary, if it stops moving, she becomes closed in on herself, she can be corrupted
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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."
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.
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10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
10/28/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel Nona
10/24/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - VATICAN
Pope Francis encourages Card Zen, "the one who fights with a 'sling'"
10/29/2014 NEPAL - CHINA - TIBET
Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet
by Christopher Sharma
10/24/2014 IRAQ - UNITED NATIONS
UN seeks US$ 2.2 billion dollars for displaced people in Iraq and Syria
10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The devil exists" and "we have to fight him”, “girded in truth” “armored with justice”.
10/27/2014 VATICAN
A "great pope", Francis calls Pope Benedict XVI, "great for his intellect, great for his significant contribution to theology, great for his love for the Church"
10/24/2014 INDIA - VATICAN
Indian activist: The Pope's words on the death penalty and life in prison, a stimulus for reform
by Nirmala Carvalho
10/24/2014 UNITED STATES - INDIA
Silicon Valley: US firm "grossly" exploits Indian workers at a dollar an hour

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