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09/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Carry a "little Gospel" and when you can read a passage, to "find Jesus"
During his homily at Mass in Santa Marta, Francis says that "Jesus is right there in His Word, in His Gospel". We must receive the Word of God "just as you receive Jesus, that is to say with an open heart, with a humble heart, with the spirit of the Beatitudes".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Carry a little "Gospel" and when you can read a passage, to "find Jesus", "because Jesus is right there in His Word, in His Gospel. Whenever I read the Gospel, I find Jesus". Pope Francis today resumed his homilies during mass at...

09/01/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Macau's Fernando Chui re-elected uncontested, without popular vote
The chief executive won a new mandate with 96 per cent of the vote, cast by a group of 400 people chosen by Beijing. After the election, he refused to comment on the landslide victory, thanked his supporters "for the chance to serve the Macau public". Pro-democracy activists call on the "government to [. . .] launch political reform".
09/01/2014 PAKISTAN
Islamabad: police clash with anti-government protesters, army ready to intervene
Army calls for a "peaceful" solution to the crisis. The opposition, led by Imran Khan, seeks to force the prime minister to resign. Three die and hundreds injured, including children, in clashes over the weekend. State TV stormed by protesters. Military on alert. Senior members of the opposition party criticize use of violence.
09/01/2014 INDONESIA
Medan: Catholic doctors and students on retreat, to strengthen cooperation and friendship
by Mathias Hariyadi
The theme of the 19th edition of the meeting is "Enhancing unity through solidarity." The event was attended by at least 80 people, including students and teachers. Local priests also present. Lectures and seminars accompanied by prayer and reflection. A Catholic University initiative that reinforces "cooperation and mutual relations."
09/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Beijing excludes democracy: Senior Chinese official heckled
MPs and activists interrupt the speech of Li Fei, deputy Secretary General of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, and accuse the government of the territory of having "broken their promises." Mainland China excludes "a political future" for those who want freedom in the Territory.

09/01/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel confiscates 400 acres of West Bank land for settlements
by Joshua Lapide
The motive: revenge for the killing of three young Israelis. But the plans for Gevaot settlement date back to the 2000s. Abu Mazen: After Gaza war, this decision will lead to greater instability.
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
At the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis warns against becoming "worldly" and "tasteless salt”. "Watered down Christians" are like watered down wine, "you do not know whether it is wine or water". Read the Gospel every day. Gospel, Eucharist, prayer help us to safeguard the newness of Jesus. Tomorrow World Day for Safeguarding Creation.
08/30/2014 SYRIA - PHILIPPINES
Syria, Islamists attack Philippine contingent in Golan Heights: among them a priest
The group of 75 peacekeepers have been blocked in the hills for few days by the al-Nusra Brigade. The rebels launched a direct attack this morning. The Military Ordinary of Manila says: "There is also a priest among the peacekeepers, sent to take care of the spiritual needs of the troops. Let us pray for all of them".
08/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, 7 thousand policemen deployed to counter 1000 Occupy Central protesters
The democratic movement announces a demonstration outside local government offices tomorrow evening to coincide with the announcement on the Beijing draft on universal suffrage. The massive deployment of security forces is a symptom of mainland China’s fear of the democracy in the Territory.
08/30/2014 VIETNAM - KOREA - VATICAN
Archbishop of Saigon: Pope Francis in Korea, a source of joy for mission
The president of the Vietnamese Bishops' Conference was a delegate at the Pope’s Asian visit. He emphasizes the Pope’s openness, dialogue and attention to reality of the Church in Vietnam. The bishop praises the dynamism of the Church in Korea and the strong presence of the laity and young people in missionary work.
08/30/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, no let up in floods: millions of people at risk
by Sumon Corraya
The torrential rains that are hitting the country have devastated 19 of 64 national districts. Over 20 thousand houses under water, the authorities close schools: if the situation does not change, all of these buildings will have to be demolished. The victims helpless, while the government admits: "We are not able to help everyone."
08/29/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Military escalation in eastern Ukraine and the dollar-ruble oil war
The United States, France and Germany slam "incursions" by Russian soldiers, threaten new sanctions. Some Baltic countries speak of a real Russian "invasion" of the Ukraine. Gazprom sells first oil shipments in rubles, even in Europe, plans to sell in yuan as well.
08/29/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Hundreds of people on hunger strike in Seoul over Sewol disaster
After 46 days, Kim Young-oh ends his protest in hospital, asks for "help". The response was immediate: in a few hours, 250 people went on a hunger strike in his place. Meanwhile, political leaders seem unable to act. A meeting between political parties and victims' families produced nothing. Card Yeom is criticised for his appeal to stop wasting energy.
08/29/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA
From Syria to Iraq, new horrors (and beheadings) by Islamic State militias
After seizing the Raqqa air base, Islamists killed dozens of Syrian government soldiers. The UN calls for the immediate release of UN peacekeepers captured on the Golan Heights. In Iraq, jihadists behead a Kurdish fighter, threaten the leaders of the autonomous region.
08/29/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
As Beijing gets its draft for Hong Kong "democracy" ready, democrats pledge to boycott it
by Wang Zhicheng
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress praises the draft rejected by the Occupy Central movement. Even the most flexible democrats will not vote for it. There are fears of social unrest.

Altri articoli
08/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Quetta, three journalists murdered as attacks on Pakistani press mount by Jibran Khan
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion by Christopher Sharma
08/29/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei's largest Taoist temple bans incense: it pollutes too much
08/29/2014 CHINA
Guangdong, Buddhist sect branded as "evil cult": 21 arrests
08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"
08/28/2014 THAILAND
Thai court drops murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit and deputy Suthep
08/28/2014 NEPAL
Religious festival discriminates against the poor, Hindus should learn from Pope Francis by Christopher Sharma
08/28/2014 PAKISTAN
Islamabad: despite opposition in the streets, prime minister unwilling to quit
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test by Samir Khalil Samir
08/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva by Nirmala Carvalho
08/28/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Netanyahu declares Gaza war a "victory” as criticism mounts in Israel
08/28/2014 LEBANON - SYRIA
Islamic militants carry out attack in Lebanon and the Golan
08/28/2014 CHINA
Beijing, the Supreme Court announces: Foreigners will be able to attend trials
08/28/2014 VIETNAM
In Binh Thuan, even the Party paid tribute to Mgr Nguyễn Thanh Hoan, the 'bishop of the poor' by Trung Tin
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.
ITALY - IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul" to respond directly to Iraq's emergencyAsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis's urgent appeal "to guarantee all necessary assistance - especially the most urgently needed aid - to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others." More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes leaving everything behind and now have nothing to live on. To help them, five euros a day are enough. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, which will distribute them according to the needs of each family.
Dossier
Top 10
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die
by Joseph Mahmoud

08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion
by Christopher Sharma
08/25/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
In Jakarta, Muslim leaders explain Islamic fundamentalism to Christians
by Royani Lim
08/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
by Wang Zhicheng
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
08/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"

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