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Pope: in Turkey, Fanaticism and fundamentalism, need to be countered by religious liberty, dialoge and the solidarity of all believers
The drama of the Middle East was the focus of Francis first address on his arrival in Ankara. " it is licit, while always respecting international law, to stop an unjust aggressor". "It it is essential that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties".
Ankara (AsiaNews) - The fanaticism and fundamentalism that kill and have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in order to save their life and stay true to their beliefs must be countered with respect for religious freedom,...

11/28/2014 VATICAN - TURKEY
Pope in Turkey calls on religious leaders "to denounce all violations against human dignity and human rights"
Francis met the president of the Diyanet, Turkey's highest religious authority. He highlights the importance of interreligious dialogue to promote mutual respect and friendship, noting that "entire communities, especially - though not exclusively - Christians and Yazidis, have suffered and continue to suffer barbaric violence simply because of their ethnic and religious identity." In light of this, he expressed his "appreciation for everything that the Turkish people" is "doing to help the hundreds of thousands of people who are fleeing" Syria and Iraq.
11/28/2014 SRI LANKA
SA-SEAN Summit to focus on fighting terrorism and promoting economic development
by Melani Manel Perera
South and Southeast Asian defence chiefs meet in Colombo to discuss regional situation. Everyone's cooperation is needed maintain peace and stability.
11/28/2014 JAPAN
Japan, rare albino dolphin captured
The Taiji fishermen plan to sell it to a aquatic circus. Animal campaigners: "These rare, beautiful and unique animals will spend the rest of their life doing silly games in exchange for food".
11/28/2014 PHILIPPINES
For Manila's auxiliary bishop, human trafficking casts a shadow over Yolanda survivors
Mgr Broderick S. Pabillo slams "benefactors" who deprive women and girls of their freedom and dignity. Once in the capital, the latter are caught up in prostitution and child labour rackets. Thanks to the work of the Church, more than 1,800 families displaced by the typhoon will spend Christmas in a new home.

11/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetans sentenced to 13 years for protesting against police role in Drango massacre
A group of ten people was recently convicted on charges of "subverting state power" for demanding justice in connection with an incident during the Chinese New Year in 2012, when police fired on Tibetan protesters, killing at least five people.
11/28/2014 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang, the three women behind Kim Jong-un’s throne
With the appointment of his younger sister to the leadership of the Workers' Party, the North Korean dictator finds himself at the center of a circle of women who advise and guide him: two sisters and his wife, increasingly influential in the regime’s political and economic decisions.
Pope Francis in Turkey. The ecumenism of martyrdom
by NAT da Polis
The Pope's trip to Turkey is primarily of ecumenical importance, but also to give witness. Christian unity, founded on faith and common witness of the martyrs, urges greater commitment to a world which in theory is united by finance, but in reality is divided and disintegrated from the social point of view. A possible appeal for joint commemoration of Nicea and joint condemnation of the massacre of Christians. Which is also taking place on Turkish borders.
11/28/2014 SYRIA
For apostolic vicar in Aleppo, young Christians bear witness to the faith in a wounded city
Mgr Georges Abou Khazen talks about scores of young men and women who "see Christ in others" and so serve them handing out aid and organising school activities and games for children. Weddings and baptisms are a sign of the Church's vitality. For a battered people, Advent is a time to "wait and hope" through prayer in "the coming of the Saviour."
11/28/2014 ASIA-OPEC
Oil prices drop, amid tug of war between OPEC and the US. But markets celebrate
Black gold now valued at $ 70 a barrel, the lowest price since 2011. Difficulties in Britain and the US, where oil shale is no unprofitable. Problems and risk of recession for Russia.
Vietnamese Montagnards: better starvation and malaria in Cambodia that persecution in Hanoi
A group of 13 members of the ethnic minority fled Vietnamese province of Gia Lai and, after crossing the border, hid in the forests of Ratanakiri. They face mosquitoes infested with the parasite and lack of food. Appeals associations activists to the government in Phnom Penh to grant asylum and assistance. But more often than not they are repatriated.
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope calls Church to mission, witness, charity and listening in cities
Francis’ "proposals" for a ministry in a world in which the Church is no longer the only representative of culture, dialogue with multiculturalism is necessary as is the need to discover in the religiosity of our peoples, "the authentic religious substrata, which in many cases is Christian and Catholic".
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope urges religious to continue their "spiritual, charismatic and institutional" renewal
Examine "everything in the light of the Word of God and listen to the needs of the Church and the contemporary world, using all means that the wisdom of the Church offers to advance on the path of your personal and community holiness". The "not insignificant" number of people who “abandon” religious life says something about selection and formation of candidates". "Prayer is not a waste of time, worship of God is not wasting time, praise of God not to waste time. "
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Amid corruption and "distraction" from the Lord, Christians must keep hope alive
"This word 'corruption' says a lot to us today: not only economic corruption, but corruption with many different sins; the corruption of that pagan spirit, that worldly spirit. The worst [form of ] corruption is the spirit of worldliness!" " When we think of the end of time, with all of our sins, with our history, let us think of the banquet which will be freely offered us and let us lift up our heads. Do not give way to depression: Hope!"
11/27/2014 THAILAND
With planned election delayed, Thailand has "less democracy but more serenity"
The country's ruling military junta announces changes to the election date. Initially set for next year, now the vote will take place in 2016. In the meantime, political and constitutional reforms as well as economic growth will be the priority. Sources in Bangkok tell AsiaNews that most Thais are "resigned, almost mummified." Some, however, are happy for "the arrest of crooks."

Altri articoli
11/27/2014 NEPAL
Fight against terrorism and religious extremism "unites South Asia" by Christopher Sharma
11/27/2014 INDIA
Federal agency says two girls in Dalit rape case not murdered
11/27/2014 TURKEY - VATICAN
Pope Francis and Bartholomew renew long tradition of quest for Catholic-Orthodox unity by Mavi Zambak
11/27/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka Catholics want the government to remove billboards showing president and pope together by Melani Manel Perera
11/27/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, seven university students on trial for collaborating with Ilham Tohti
11/27/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar: Army violence against women, victims of sexual abuse and violence
11/27/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippine Church: No to the mega-oil facility, which pollutes Manila and its inhabitants
11/26/2014 INDIA
Indian Supreme Court calls for special incentives for families who give birth to baby girls
11/26/2014 BANGLADESH
Coming back to life after the Tazreen Fashions fire thanks to Caritas Bangladesh by Sumon Corraya
11/26/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Tong calls for non-violence, rationality, and an end to clashes in Mongkok
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
11/26/2014 KOREA - VATICAN
Special trains, the way of the martyrs and youth centers: the fruits of the Pope's visit to Korea
11/26/2014 TURKEY - VATICAN
Turkish Christians, migrants and refugees waiting for Pope Francis
11/26/2014 TURKEY - VATICAN
An inward-looking Turkey looks to Pope Francis' visit with sympathy by Mavi Zambak
Editor's choices
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel NonaThe donations made through the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign are used to buy food, warm clothes, blankets for refugees and rent houses or caravans given the early onset of winter and. Two women have defended their Christian faith before the Islamist militants who wanted to convert them, despite the threat of death. A refugee among refugees, Msgr. Nona discovers a new way of being a pastor.
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."
Top 10
11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
11/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Pregnant Christian women forced to parade naked for “not working well”
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
11/24/2014 VIETNAM - VATICAN
For Saigon archbishop, migration and materialism are the pastoral challenges in secularised big cities
by Trung Tin
11/24/2014 INDIA
Karnataka, Hindu radicals attack a Pentecostal church: eight injured, two serious
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/24/2014 IRAN-US
Iranian nuclear talks end today amid rumors (and hopes) of an extension
11/24/2014 INDIA
Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian culture"


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