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07/07/2015 VATICAN - ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: "Let there be no differences, let no one be excluded or rejected, let us all be brothers and sisters"
In Quito, after mass celebrated in Guayaquil, Francis visited the Cathedral and met with President of the Republic. Today he will celebrate Mass in the Bicentennial Park in Quito, he will meet about 40 bishops of the country, visit the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador where he will meet the world of schools and universities and finally visit the church dedicated to St. Francis, Latin America’s oldest religious building, where he will meet with civil society.
Quito (AsiaNews) - The journey that Pope Francis is making "was an opportunity to meet a huge number of Ecuadorians", but at the same time "also included in the context of the universal Church, which is working on the theme of the family in these days, with great...

07/07/2015 IRAQ
Mosul: Islamic State abducts 111 children
Aged 10-15 years, the kidnapped children are set to be trained as terrorists, a spokesperson for the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party said. IS also took away78 adults, who tried to protect the children.
07/07/2015 THAILAND
Striking fishermen slam “inefficient” Government controls
by Weena Kowitwanij
The crackdown advised by EU and implemented by the military junta leaves workers disgruntled. The crisis in the sector due to past failures. Destructive fishing techniques banned since 1972, but no one has ever implemented the law.
07/07/2015 HONG KONG – ASIA
Evangelisation "can also take place on the Internet,” especially in Asia
Participants in a major international conference in Hong Kong reflected upon the use of cyberspace in proclaiming the Word. Organised by the Online School of Evangelisation led by Fr Giampietro, a missionary with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, the event was a success. For him, the Internet is a powerful “tool” for the mission, and priests must realise this. Whenever “two or three people gather in His name, then Christ is with them. This also applies online.”
07/07/2015 PAKISTAN - PHILIPPINES
Bishop of Hyderabad: the Pope's encyclical inspiration against environmental crisis
by Shafique Khokhar
Msgr. Samson Shukardin stresses the importance of "Laudato sì" in a country wreaked by a water crisis and victim of climate change. The prelate traces some guidelines that will animate the work of the diocese on nature and ecology. Pakistani priest in Manila helps humanity "to find God in all things."

07/07/2015 YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA - UN
Saudis raid Yemen, more than one hundred dead. The UN calls for a humanitarian truce
Over the last three days attacks also hit markets and public establishments. The United Nations envoy works for a ceasefire to allow the delivery of aid. Doctors Without Borders speak of hundreds of civilians affected. More than 3 thousand victims since the Riyadh coalition attacks began.
07/07/2015 JAPAN
Japan, "patriarch of mankind" dies at 112
Sakari Momoi, born a few months before the experimental flight of the Wright brothers, died in a nursing home in Tokyo from kidney failure. His crown now passes to another Japanese, Yasutaro Koide, a month younger. In America Susannah Mushatt Jones yesterday celebrated 116th birthday.
07/06/2015 VATICAN – ECUADOR
Pope in Ecuador: Synod; for what we offend or frighten us so that God “can turn into a miracle"
During Mass in Guayaquil, Francis says society’s help for the family is not “alms, but rather a genuine ‘social debt’ with respect to the institution” where love, service, help and faith are taught. As Mary did, “let us ‘do what he tells us’”.
07/06/2015 SYRIA – HOLY LAND
For the Custody of the Holy Land, Nusra Front might be holding priest seized in Syria
Fr Dhiya Azziz, a Franciscan born in Mosul, Iraq, is missing. No contacts have been possible with him since last Saturday. According to the Custody, “Some militants of an unknown armed brigade, perhaps connected with Jabhat al-Nusra,” took him. His name now goes on the list of missing clergymen, including two bishops and Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio.
07/06/2015 BANGLADESH
Church thanks missionaries for their example of charitable economics
by Sumon Corraya
Bangladeshi Catholics celebrated the 60th anniversary of Dhaka’s Christian Co-operative Credit Union Ltd, the first member-owned financial institution founded by the missionaries of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. The financial institution provides loans to thousands of Christians in the South Asian nation. Protestants have followed its example.
07/06/2015 IRAQ – EUROPE
For Baghdad archbishop, the persecution of Christians is the product of fundamentalism and international political calculations
by Jean Benjamin Sleiman*
Some people carry out persecution; others, unseen, order it, guided by political projects that are not just the product of religious intolerance. In a speech the European Parliament, the Archbishop of Baghdad of the Latins, Mgr Sleiman, said that the violence against Christians reflects plans to break up Iraq and the Middle East. The violence must stop; Christians should become full citizens; the state should guarantee coexistence.
07/06/2015 ASIA – GREECE
Asian stock markets fall after Greek No vote and Shanghai’s share plunge
The Greek referendum hits Asia-Pacific financial markets. The greatest looser is mainland China where shares have been steadily declining for weeks. In view of the situation, Japan is ready to do its part. In Seoul, blue-chip shares drop by 2.5 per cent. Wall Street’s holiday on Friday for Independence Day adds to the uncertainties.
07/06/2015 PAKISTAN
‘Laudato sì’ coming soon in Urdu, with the help of Muslims
by Kamran Chaudhry
Translation will be the work of the Society of St. Columban for Foreign Missions, in collaboration with the Theological Institute for Laity. For their "ecological" apostolate already active in schools across the country, the missionaries want to increase cooperation with the Islamic world.
07/06/2015 VIETNAM - JAPAN
Tokyo consolidates relations with Hanoi and cooperation with Mekong nations
by Paul N. Hung
Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are launching a three-year plan for sustainable development, environmental protection and strengthening of infrastructure. The Land of the Rising Sun will invest 6.1 billion in development aid. Spotlight also the safety at sea. Tokyo-Hanoi axis gains strength.
07/06/2015 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Occupy movement "will not be punished by national security"
The Territory’s former "Minister of Justice", now head of Basic Law Committee for the National People’s Congress, said that the democratic movement does not threaten the internal security of the Chinese mainland and therefore does not fall within the parameters of the new, repressive law passed by Beijing. Also exempt those who march to demand the end of communist rule: "Just people chanting slogans".

Altri articoli
07/06/2015 THAILAND
For Chiang Mai bishop, young people are the key to evangelisation in Thailand
07/06/2015 INDONESIA
Purwokerto: over 700 young people at diocesan youth day by Mathias Hariyadi
07/06/2015 HONG KONG - VATICAN
Card. Tong: "Laudato sì" moves us to speak less and do more for the environment
07/06/2015 INDIA
Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions by Nirmala Carvalho
07/05/2015 ECUADOR – VATICAN
In Ecuador, pope says that the Gospel holds the key to solving current challenges, excluding no one
07/04/2015 IRAN
Agreement on Iranian nuclear never been closer
07/04/2015 CHINA
Shanghai shares hit historical low, losing US$ 2.4 trillion in three weeks
07/04/2015 TIBET
Tibetans around the world mark the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday
07/03/2015 VATICAN
“It is preferable that every service, even in the Church, come to an end,” says pope
07/03/2015 INDIA
Maharashtra: Hindu nationalist government cracks down on madrassas by Nirmala Carvalho
07/03/2015 BANGLADESH
Pope Francis’ Laudato si’ translated into Bangla in record time by Sumon Corraya
07/03/2015 NORTH KOREA - IRAN
Pyongyang seeks Iranian Red Crescent aid to battle drought
07/03/2015 INDONESIA
Yogyakarta: Islamists expel thousands of Christians from a scout camp because it is Ramadan by Mathias Hariyadi
07/03/2015 ASIA
2015, young people celebrate anniversaries of Taize and Brother Roger by Frère Ghislain*
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IRAQ – EUROPE
For Baghdad archbishop, the persecution of Christians is the product of fundamentalism and international political calculations
by Jean Benjamin Sleiman*Some people carry out persecution; others, unseen, order it, guided by political projects that are not just the product of religious intolerance. In a speech the European Parliament, the Archbishop of Baghdad of the Latins, Mgr Sleiman, said that the violence against Christians reflects plans to break up Iraq and the Middle East. The violence must stop; Christians should become full citizens; the state should guarantee coexistence.
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.
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07/03/2015 VATICAN
“It is preferable that every service, even in the Church, come to an end,” says pope
07/03/2015 INDONESIA
Yogyakarta: Islamists expel thousands of Christians from a scout camp because it is Ramadan
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/30/2015 LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
The ecumenism of blood and Orthodox divisions
by Fady Noun
07/02/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan activists, Tamils ​​and Buddhists together against all forms of torture
by Melani Manel Perera
06/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Nostra Aetate a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and irrevocable no to anti-Semitism"
07/01/2015 VIETNAM
Released from prison, Vietnamese Catholic lawyer to continue human rights fight
07/01/2015 BANGLADESH
Mgr Rozario tells Bangladesh’s Catholic physicians to care for patients’ spiritual needs
by Sumon Corraya
07/01/2015 PALESTINE
IS threatens to uproot Hamas and impose Sharia in Gaza
07/01/2015 Hong Kong – China
Hong Kong Catholics join march to demand genuine universal suffrage
by Victoria Ma
07/02/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore: Christian NGO helping Gypsy women entrepreneurs
by Kamran Chaudhry

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