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07/30/2014 SYRIA - ISLAM
Gregory III: "Christians and Muslims, we are each other's best guarantors"
In his message for the end of Ramadan, the Greek-Melkite Catholic patriarch of Antioch notes that Christians and Muslims built the Arab civilisation together and pleads with "our Arab brothers to come together to save Islam" from the extremist currents that are invading it. "We must, can and want to stay together, Muslims and Christians, to build together a better world for our future generations and our common future."
Damascus (AsiaNews) - "Christians and Muslims, we are each other's best guarantors," writes Gregory III Laham, Greek-Melkite Catholic patriarch of Antioch and All the East in a message "to our beloved Muslim brothers and...

07/30/2014 CHINA
More violence in Xinjiang: police shoot and kill "dozens of terrorists"
The clash took place in Shache county, but the details are unclear. According to the government, a group of "terrorists" attacked local government offices and police station; another reported to have attacked the inhabitants of Huangdi. Authorities respond immediatly: dozens of dead, wounded and arrested.
07/29/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch Sako: In the end, peace, not war, will win in Mosul
The Patriarch, together with a delegation of French prelates in Erbil, came to be among the families of Christians expelled by jihadists. "I bring Pope Francis' solidarity and love," he said. Shias are persecuted in Mosul as well. Their shrines and places of worship have been destroyed as well. The city is suffering from fuel and power shortages.
07/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Pakistan, Ahmadi neighborhood torched over 'blasphemy' charge: Grandmother and grandchildren die
The children were 1 and 7 years of age. Islamic community enraged by a Facebook post, considered "blasphemous." The doctrine of Ahmadis is considered "heretical" by much of the Muslim world, both Sunni and Shiite.
07/29/2014 NEPAL
Kathmandu, interfaith prayer "to close Ramadan in harmony"
by Christopher Sharma
The main mosque in the Nepalese capital calls on the leaders of other religions to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the feast that ends the Muslim month of fasting. The new Apostolic Vicar, Msgr. Paul Simick also present. Prayers for peace between Israel and Palestine, in Ukraine and Iraq. An appeal also to the government to "protect religious minorities in Nepal".

07/29/2014 INDIA - LIBYA
Libya, 65 Indian nurses caught up in Tripoli inferno: Bring us home
The women fear for their lives, with the resurgence of violence between the army and Islamists. In the last week in the capital, 97 people died and 404 were injured. More than 1,000 Indian nationals working in Libya.
07/28/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi Christians celebrate the end of Ramadan with "Muslim brothers"
by Sumon Corraya
The president of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue releases a message for the feast of Eid al-Fitr. As "selfishness grows in the world," we need to create a "harmonious society" in which we can behave as "brothers and sisters of one family."
07/28/2014 LEBANON
Maronite Patriarch and Grand Mufti ask politicians to overcome divisions and elect new president
Card. Rai proposes a head of state outside of opposing coalitions. Qabbani accuses "Lebanese politicians" of being "victims of arrogance and sectarianism in all things". And claims that the persecution of Mosul Christians is not related to Islam.
07/28/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Truce holding in Gaza raises hopes for negotiations
by Joshua Lapide
After the UN Security Council called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire," Israel stopped its airstrikes whilst sporadic Islamist rocket fire continues. For Obama, a long-term solution should allow "Palestinians in Gaza to lead normal lives" as well as "ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarisation of Gaza".
07/28/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: for Islamic intellectual, Jokowi will stop religious discrimination
by Mathias Hariyadi
Siti Musdah Mulia is one of the best known Muslim academic in the country. Tired of "marginalisation and oppression of every kind," she spoke to AsiaNews about her hopes for the new president. For another political analyst, the new president "needs civil society to carry out fundamental reforms for the country."
07/28/2014 ISLAM
Eid al-Fitr: Ramadan ends today (for Sunnis)
For Shia Muslims, the festival of Eid begins tomorrow. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon (Sunnis) announce the end of Ramadan, which commemorates the period during which the Koran was revealed to Muhammad.
07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
"Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
07/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - LIBYA
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
Fr Amado Baranquel, pastor at Tripoli's Church of Mary Immaculate, appeals to his government after Islamists killed a 50-year-old Filipino "for not being a Muslim." The cities of "Benghazi and Tripoli are under the control of militias," with "tanks, the gunshots, and explosions."
07/26/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesian Church welcomes Jokowi's election "with joy and hope"
by Mathias Hariyadi
"Widodo is the right man to change our country," the president of the Bishops' Conference tells AsiaNews. He has high hopes that the new president "will remain the man we all know," someone who "understands the difficulties of ordinary people [. . .] particularly those living on the margins of society." In economic circles, there are great expectations that he "will boost the country's development".

Altri articoli
07/26/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza: Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour humanitarian truce
07/25/2014 KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis
07/24/2014 VATICAN - SUDAN
Pope meets Meriam, thanks her for her courageous witness of faith
07/24/2014 SUDAN - ITALY
Meriam free at last in Rome where she could meet the Pope
07/24/2014 INDONESIA
Purwokerto: Muslims in parish hall to break Ramadan fast by Mathias Hariyadi
07/24/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza war, the death toll grows; 150 Palestinians imprisoned and stripped naked
07/24/2014 PHILIPPINES
Mindanao's only Christian municipality does not want to be part of Islamic region
07/24/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Syriac Orthodox patriarch, "Mosul must be retaken" by Fady Noun
07/24/2014 IRAQ - UN
Baghdad Patriarch to Ban Ki-moon: UN cannot stand by in silence as Christians are being massacred
07/23/2014 INDIA
India, Hindu politicians force Muslim to break Ramadan fast
07/23/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza War: U.S. and Europe suspend flights to Tel Aviv
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
Patriarch Rahi: "What do moderate Muslims say" about what is happening to Christians in Mosul? by Fady Noun
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: Christians are part of Iraq, this storm will pass by Mar Louis Raphael I Sako
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VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza" "Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
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07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/25/2014 KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis
07/23/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate on downed plane: Those who know the truth should speak before God
by Nina Achmatova
07/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - LIBYA
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
07/28/2014 TAIWAN
Filming begins’ on Martin Scorsese epic on Christian mission in Japan
by Xin Yage
07/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche
by Christopher Sharma
07/24/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Syriac Orthodox patriarch, "Mosul must be retaken"
by Fady Noun
07/26/2014 CHINA
American Benedictine nuns help women's religious congregations in Jiangsu and Beijing
07/24/2014 SRI LANKA
Bishop of Mannar: Pope Francis’ visit, a consolation for victims of war

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