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07/02/2015 VATICAN
Tourism offers "a billion opportunities" for sustainable development on Earth
In its message for World Tourism Day, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples notes that growth in this sector represents “a challenge to all the sectors involved in this global phenomenon: tourists, businesses, governments and local communities and, of course, the Church too. The billion tourists should necessarily be considered above all in their billion opportunities.”
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples released a message ahead of World Tourism Day, which will be observed on 27 September, on the theme ‘One...

07/02/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian environmentalists: the Pope's encyclical, "huge" step in defense of water and agriculture
by Mathias Hariyadi
Sister Alphonsa Triatmi, a bio activist, urges the Indonesian Church to organize courses and seminars on “Laudato sì". The female religious battles against "evil and destructive" lifestyles. The encyclical gives "great support" for the struggle in defense of nature.
07/01/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian priest: Pope Francis’ encyclical strengthens love for creation
by Mathias Hariyadi
Fr. Ferry Sutrisna Widjaja, West Java, recalls the bond between the Argentine pope and the saint of Assisi, in their shared commitment towards nature. He recalls that it is the duty of the laity, priests and religious to defend and nourish the planet. "Laudato sì" message of hope and guidance to Catholics and non-Catholics around the world.
06/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Nostra Aetate a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and irrevocable no to anti-Semitism"
Greeting participants in the conference sponsored by the International Council of Christians and Jews, Francis points out that "both faiths have their foundation in the One God, the God of the Covenant, who reveals himself through his Word. In seeking a right attitude towards God, Christians turn to Christ as the fount of new life, and Jews to the teaching of the Torah".
06/30/2015 SRI LANKA
For Buddhist environmentalist, ‘Laudato si’’ gives hope for our common home
by Melani Manel Perera
The Encyclical on environmental protection should inspire all new political projects. The planet’s development must go hand in hand with curbing unbridled economic development. By the end of the century, there will be 250 million "climate refugees". The race for profit, political pressure, and corruption also touches Sri Lankan society.

06/30/2015 INDONESIA
For Indonesian academic, the pope's encyclical makes the environment a "global issue"
by Mathias Hariyadi
Maria Ratnaningsih, a Catholic university lecturer, appreciates the pope’s concern for the "common home". She highlights the differences between developed and developing countries. The Church’s concern is "a significant step" on the environment. The "common good" and help for marginalised communities require attention.
06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Rome’s "affection and gratitude" for witness of Peter and Paul
At the Angelus Pope Francis remembers the mission of the Church of Rome, that preserves the legacy of Peter and Paul: faith and charity. The " Romans centuries long devotion to the Virgin, especially invoked as Salus Populi Romani". The bond of communion of metropolitan archbishops with "the See of Peter" and "brotherly ties" with the Sister Church of Constantinople. The announcement of the trip to Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay 5 to 12 July.
06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis offers his condolences and prayers for the victims of attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France
In telegrams signed by Cardinal Parolin, the pope expressed condolences and prayers for the dead and their families. The pontiff also warned against barbaric acts "that cause great suffering." He also called on God to "grant the gift of peace."
06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope to new metropolitan archbishops: The Church wants men of faith, prayer, witness
On the Feasts of St. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis blesses the pallium for 46 metropolitan archbishops appointed this year. These include six Asian archbishops. The pallium will be imposed by the nuncios in the countries of origin. Orthodox delegation sent by Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople also present. The apostles and the first Christian communities with “courage carried forward the work of evangelisation, free of fear of death and martyrdom, within the social context of a pagan empire”. “Many forces in the course of history have tried, and still do, to destroy the Church, from without as well as within, but they themselves are destroyed and the Church remains alive and fruitful". " the Church does not belong to Popes, bishops, priests, nor the lay faithful; the Church in every moment belongs solely to Christ." " A Church or a Christian who does not give witness is sterile; like a dead person who thinks they are alive; like a dried up tree that produces no fruit; an empty well that offers no water! The Church has overcome evil thanks to the courageous, concrete and humble witness of her children".
06/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Believe that Jesus can heal us and awaken us from death?
At the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis speaks of today's Gospel - of healing and resurrection - that "have a single center: the faith." A "tarnished or uncertain" faith tends to confuse "resurrection with reincarnation." "Faith ... promotes life in every situation."
06/27/2015 VATICAN-ORTHODOX
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople
On the eve of the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis meets a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in a tradition that has lasted for 47 years. The collaboration on the encyclical "Laudato sì" and the importance of theological dialogue to integrate synodality and primacy. The message of Bartholomew I.
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
The influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
06/26/2015 VATICAN – PALESTINE
Holy See and the State of Palestine sign comprehensive agreement, a “hasty step” according to Israel
Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Mgr Richard Gallagher and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki led the signing ceremony. Under the agreement, the legal status of the Catholic Church, freedom of conscience and freedom of religion are guaranteed. The deal is an important signal for a region touched by “extremism, barbaric violence, and ignorance”. Israel’s Foreign Minister criticises the agreement. However, the Fundamental Agreement between the Holy See and Israel has been stalled for 22 years.
06/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus teaches that "a community must be close", must "dirty its hands"
"How many people look on from afar and do not understand or care ... How many people look on from a distance but with bad heart, to put Jesus to the test, to criticize, to condemn him ... And how many people look on from a distance because they do not have the courage that He had, but really want to get closer! And in that case, Jesus reached out first.
06/25/2015 VATICAN
World Meeting of Philadelphia, Gospel nourishment for families of the world
Those who have already registered are from more than 100 nations. Papa Francesco, at the end of the Mass of Sunday, September 27, will deliver the Gospel of Luke to the families of the great cities of the five continents - Kinshasa (Africa), Havana (America), Hanoi (Asia), Sydney (Australia) and Marseille ( Europe) - which later will be sent a million copies of the same text.

Altri articoli
06/25/2015 CAMBODIA – VATICAN
Cambodia’s 35 martyrs to be blessed through Pope Francis’ love
06/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: A true pastor, a true prophet, knows how to "speak, do, and listen"
06/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: when the family "crumbles" think about the "weight of the mountain that crushes the soul of a child"
06/23/2015 VATICAN
Synod to focus on the challenges to the family, the discernment of the family vocation, and the mission of the family today
06/22/2015 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: Christian unity "is a journey of communion" and "does not mean uniformity"
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin tells young people to be chaste in love, go against the flow and not retire at 20
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin: May Our Lady, the Eucharist and the pope, Don Bosco’s "three white loves," sustain the Salesian Family
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin: God’s love towards us is faithful, recreates everything, is stable and reliable
06/21/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin calls for a "social and generational pact" to create jobs and boost hope
06/20/2015 JAPAN
For Niigata bishop, Laudato Si is for future generations, the poor and the marginalised by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
06/19/2015 ASIA
For Asia’s Churches, ‘Laudato si’ is a pastoral rather than a scientific document
06/19/2015 SOUTH KOREA - VATICAN
Pope’s encyclical urges Korea to “rethink its development"
06/19/2015 INDIA
Indian activist: The world needs Pope Francis encyclical by Nirmala Carvalho
06/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Do not store up treasures on earth, do so only for those that have value in the "handbag of Heaven"
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ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Turin tells young people to be chaste in love, go against the flow and not retire at 20In his last meeting on the first day of his visit to Turin, Francis met young people in Vittorio Square. In a Question and Answer exchange, he talked about love, friendship and loss of trust towards life. "I understand you. How many hypocrites speak of peace and sell weapons. How can one trust? By following Christ, whose act of extreme love, i.e. the Cross, saved humanity." The pontiff also looked at the horrors of the 20th century as evidence of the loss of trust towards world powers. He urged young people “not to retire at 20,” but “live, don’t just exist.”
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06/27/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
06/30/2015 LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
The ecumenism of blood and Orthodox divisions
by Fady Noun
06/26/2015 SYRIA – TURKEY
After IS attacks Kobane, Kurds slam Turkey for allowing Jihadis through border
06/26/2015 VATICAN – PALESTINE
Holy See and the State of Palestine sign comprehensive agreement, a “hasty step” according to Israel
06/27/2015 VATICAN-ORTHODOX
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople
06/27/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosques
06/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Nostra Aetate a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and irrevocable no to anti-Semitism"
06/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Believe that Jesus can heal us and awaken us from death?
06/29/2015 KUWAIT - SAUDI ARABIA
Author of Kuwait Shiite mosque attack was Saudi

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