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08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
The faithful of the Salvation Church in Pingyang (Wenzhou) were violently harassed by police and thugs in an attempt to defend the cross of their church. Lawyers say this violates the Chinese Constitution. The government of Wenzhou defends itself: only a tiny fraction of the buildings were destroyed churches. But Protestant pastors accuse it of persecution.
Wenzhou (AsiaNews / CHRD) - A group of 14 lawyers has released a legal opinion about the violent harassment of members of the Salvation Church in Zhejiang and is about to challenge the government with a lawsuit. July 21, hundreds of police and thugs arrived in Pingyang County (Wenzhou) to remove the cross on top of the sacred building. The faithful who had turned out en mass to stop them, clashed with police. Many community members...

08/21/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican
by Wang Zhicheng
Zhuo Xinping, of the Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing says Pope Francis "will improve" relations being "a Jesuit" and "Latin American". Li Xiangping speaks of a "new atmosphere". But Party press do not report on the Pope’s statements or telegrams. A website recalls the "two mountains" to be overcome: diplomatic relations with Taiwan and "interference" in the internal affairs of China. Generic statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.
08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
The trip to Korea "can be condensed into three words: memory, hope, witness." "In a country where ancient Asian cultures and the perennial newness of the Gospel meet" there is "a young and dynamic church ", "founded on faith, on mission and the martyrdom of the lay faithful". The meeting with managers and players of his favorite soccer team, San Lorenzo, winners of the Copa Libertadores. Pope’s gratitude "for prayers and condolences for what happened in my family."
08/19/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
The Pope, example of compassion and consolation for Korean society
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
Not just Catholics, but all South Koreans are carefully analyzing the messages of Francis in his four-day visit to the peninsula. Closeness to those who suffer, reunification through the conversion of hearts, the power of the Cross of Christ are arousing debate on the front pages the day after the pontiff’s departure. The only public protest, small in size, was staged by Protestants who "now fear to losing importance and faithful".
08/18/2014 VATICAN
For pope, in Iraq "It is lawful" to halt an "unjust aggressor", but the decision belongs to the UN
During the flight that brought him back to Rome, Francis spoke of his "respect" for the Chinese people, reiterating the importance of the Letter by Pope Benedict XVI. "If I felt I could not go on, I would resign," he said. As preparations for the encyclical on safeguarding creation continue, the pope plans future trips, including one to Albania, which has "important reasons".

08/18/2014 VATICAN-CHINA
Pope Francis and Xi Jinping’s "new line" and the Chinese young people in Korea
by Bernardo Cervellera
Pope Francis sends another telegram to China. Still no answer, but Xinhua today published an article on the trip. The pontiff’s "olive branch" in line with missionary work of Matteo Ricci, missionaries in China, of previous popes. No emphasis on diplomatic relations. Beijing’s hampering Chinese youth in attending Asian Youth Day. An overview of the "new line" for China, in the hope that the young people are not arrested or persecuted.
08/18/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
President of the Korean bishops: Francis gave wake up call to Korea and Asia
The Bishop of Cheju, Msgr. Peter Kang U-il, tells AsiaNews: "Francis’ meeting with the young people was both a warm embrace and a wake up call. The pontiff invited our young people to never give up, even when faced with what seems like a dead end. And he has made it clear once and for all to our society that peace is born of justice, and that compassion for the marginalized must not result only in sterile charity".
08/18/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
A "Joseon-style" portrait to celebrate the Pope's visit to Korea
A group of 7 artists has made two copies and a portrait of Francis using Korean traditional techniques. The original was gifted to the Pope after Mass in Myeongdong, the copies will go to the Seosomun Martyrs Shrine.
08/18/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope: Reconciliation and peace in Korea and world need conversion of hearts
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
At the great final Mass of his apostolic visit to South Korea, Francis once again calls on Koreans to "firmly to reject a mindset shaped by suspicion and instead shape a culture formed by the teaching of the Gospel. Trust in the power of the Cross". All Koreans "are brothers and sisters, continue with humanitarian aid." An unscripted prayer Card. Filoni, sent to Iraq, and for all minorities who suffer in that country. Before the Mass the Pope meets with a former "comfort woman", who gifts the Pope a badge of her association which he wore throughout the Mass. Leaders of other religions: "We walk together, in the presence of God".
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells Asia's young people to wake up and not to be afraid to bring faith to society
At the final Mass of the sixth Asian Youth Day Francis took the opportunity to spur young Asians. "Wake up!" he told them. The martyrs who defeated death speak "to you of a duty, a responsibility" to bring Christ to every reach of Asia. You "are not only a part of the future of the Church; you are also a necessary and beloved part of the Church's present." The next Asian Youth Day is set for 2017 in Indonesia.
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Card Gracias: the Church's "small engine" in Asia can generate huge changes
The Archbishop of Mumbai told AsiaNews that "Francis encouraged us, boosting our hope and confidence. Whilst it is true that in this continent we are few, a minority, it is equally true that from a small engine huge changes can come."
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Card Tagle: pope urges us to be more and more missionary, engage non-believers in dialogue
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
Speaking to AsiaNews, the archbishop of Manila talks about this morning's meeting with Francis in Haemi shrine. "The Church in Asia, which includes many distinct communities and groups, should focus too much on numbers and statistics. We must be ever more open to others, even and especially to non-believers. This is the invitation the pope engraved in our hearts."
08/17/2014 KOREA - CHINA - VATICAN - AYD
Some 300 young Chinese Catholics attend gathering with Francis
A large number of participants from mainland China attend final Asian Youth Day Mass despite threats and attempts by Chinese authorities to stop them. Through social networks, they agreed to come to South Korea to show Francis their love.
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope ready to talk to countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Vatican
"I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship, may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all," the pope said during a meeting with Asian bishops. The pontiff also mentioned the many nameless martyrs of the faith, who died for the Gospel in Asia and "deserve our love." For Gwangju archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joon, the meeting was "brotherly and friendly". As he "walked about us [. . .] he spoke instead of staying on the stage," spending "a few minutes with each of us." He is a "trailblazer even in the Church."
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Baptised by the pope, father of a Sewol victim chooses Francis as his name
As expected, this morning Francis baptised Lee Ho-jin, a man who lost a son in the ferry sinking of 16 April. After the ceremony, the two talked briefly. Francis Lee says he is "grateful for the pope's love and closeness".

Altri articoli
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Disabled, men and women religious and lay people in the pope's "ministry of compassion"
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope beatifies Korean martyrs who encourage us to ask ourselves if we are ready to die for the faith
08/16/2014 KOREA - CHINA - VATICAN - AYD
Luca Chang, from Nanjing to Seoul to say "thank you" to the Pope, and that the Chinese Church "loves you" by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/15/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells young people in Asia to pray for Korea's reunification, that God never tires of forgiving
08/15/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope calls on Korean Catholics to reject inhumane economics and the culture of death by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/14/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Seoul, Francis’ first immersion among crowd. To the bishops: "May we be saved from spiritual worldliness" by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/14/2014 VATICAN - KOREA - AYD
Pope: Reconciliation key to development and peace in Korea and Asia
08/14/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - CHINA - AYD
Beijing "recalls" Chinese priests from Seoul and blocks 80 young people from travelling for the AYD
08/14/2014 VATICAN - KOREA - AYD
The Pope flies over China: I invoke the Divine blessing of peace and well-being on nation
08/13/2014 VATICAN-IRAQ-UN
The Pope writes to Ban Ki-moon: Stop the humanitarian tragedy in Northern Iraq
08/13/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Daejeon, thousands celebrate opening of the Asian Youth Day
08/13/2014 TAIWAN - KOREA - AYD
One hundred young Taiwanese for Asian Youth Day by Xin Yage
08/13/2014 KOREA - VATICAN
Seoul, families of the Sewol victims to remain in Square: "Overjoyed for Pope, but we want justice"
08/13/2014 KOREA - VATICAN
Gu-Won Lee, with Pope Francis I will proclaim the Gospel of life with no legs or arms by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
Editor's choices
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.
CHINA - VATICAN
Wenzhou bishop and priests slam government's campaign against crosses and churches in Zhejiang
by Eugenia ZhangFor Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, from the official Church, the campaign of destruction is increasing social instability. It is real persecution against the Christian faith. The bishop apologises for failing to intervene sooner. He was hoping that the campaign would end quickly. Catholics and Protestants suffer injuries as they attempt to defend their sacred buildings. For priests in Wenzhou, the campaign is unfair and touches buildings that have all the right papers. Such "stupid acts" by the government are undermining social harmony.
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08/15/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope calls on Korean Catholics to reject inhumane economics and the culture of death
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/15/2014 IRAQ
For Mosul Archbishop, Islamist violence has led to new "unity" among Christians and the Church of Iraq
08/15/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells young people in Asia to pray for Korea's reunification, that God never tires of forgiving
08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Disabled, men and women religious and lay people in the pope's "ministry of compassion"
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells Asia's young people to wake up and not to be afraid to bring faith to society
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope beatifies Korean martyrs who encourage us to ask ourselves if we are ready to die for the faith
08/19/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
The Pope, example of compassion and consolation for Korean society
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/20/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur: ready to hit pubs, discos and breweries dreaming of the Islamic Caliphate
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope ready to talk to countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Vatican

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