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06/30/2015 LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
The ecumenism of blood and Orthodox divisions
by Fady Noun
At a time when Christians, Catholics and Orthodox, suffer persecution in the Middle East, the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch decided to break the communion with the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Their rivalry is not theological, but jurisdictional, over the faithful in Qatar. The pan-Orthodox Synod is being held up by the jealousy of Russian Orthodox. Having a common date to celebrate Easter is important.
Beirut (AsiaNews) - How do divisions in the Church come about? The final statement of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church, held in Balamand (23-26 June 2015), provides a brief outline on the preparations of the Great Council of autocephalous Orthodox...

06/30/2015 SOUTH KOREA
As S Korea marks three days without new infections, the latest fatality brings the death toll to 33
According to Health Minister figures, 182 people have been infected, with 2,600 people under quarantine. As of today, 13 patients remain in critical condition. Cautiously optimistic, the authorities continue to monitor the situation.
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 NEPAL
According to the Global Peace Index, the "Land of Buddha" is less peaceful than “Christian” Europe
The Institute for Economics and Peace’s 2015 report ranks Nepal 62nd out of 162 countries in terms of peacefulness. Six of the top ten are in Europe. For a Nepali expert, one cannot make Nepal peaceful “just by saying that is the Buddha’s birthplace”.

06/30/2015 SYRIA
Syria: In first ever, Islamic state beheads two women accused of "witchcraft"
Previously three female Kurdish fighters, captured in battle, had been beheaded. Women killed with their husbands, in a public execution on charges of "sorcery and witchcraft." The jihadist militiamen have also crucified eight people, including two minors, for breaking Ramadan.
06/30/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudis hotels want women chefs
But the Ministry of Labour says it is only possible if women are not obliged to constantly meet men and therefore have separate working areas, with different entrances and toilets.
06/30/2015 INDIA
Vandals attack Baptist church, damage cross, in Bhiwani
by Nirmala Carvalho
Four motorcyclists threw stones at the building. After a first incident, they came back half an hour later to carry out a second attack. This is the first act of violence in Bhiwani District. For the church’s pastor, the attack was "an attempt to provoke tensions in the community." According to the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, it was “intentionally provocative and anti-Christian."
06/30/2015 VIETNAM
Historic Vietnam-USA summit to address Beijing threat in the South China Sea
by Thanh Thuy
In early July, for the first time in history, the Secretary General of the Vietnamese Communist Party will make an official visit to the United States. Response to Beijing provocations in South China Sea on agenda.
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.
06/30/2015 YEMEN - ISLAM
Islamic State attacks Houthi leader in Yemen: 28 dead, including eight women
Brothers Faycal and Hamid Jayache, Yemeni Shiite rebel two faction leaders, target of attack. The two were attending funeral of a deceased relative. Houthis have surrounded the area, access allowed only for medical transport. Jihadist movement post online claim of responsibility for the attack against the "Shiite nest" in Sanaa.
06/29/2015 BANGLADESH
Theology course for lay leaders in Bangladesh’s Catholic community
by Sumon Corraya
The Episcopal Commission for the Laity (EP-LC) has organised this seminar for the past four years. After the course, one participant felt a greater sense of “responsibility towards my church,” and a stronger desire “to be part of its mission, and help my pastor, following the teachings of Christ."
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 CHINA
Signing ceremony launches Asia’s newest investment bank with China holding a 30 per cent stake
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will start operating before the end of the year. China will have no right of veto. It is set to rival with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and with the US and Japan, which have not joined the new financial institution.

Altri articoli
06/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope to new metropolitan archbishops: The Church wants men of faith, prayer, witness
06/29/2015 KUWAIT - SAUDI ARABIA
Author of Kuwait Shiite mosque attack was Saudi
06/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Believe that Jesus can heal us and awaken us from death?
06/27/2015 VATICAN-ORTHODOX
Pope: Increase opportunities for meetings and collaboration between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community by Bernardo Cervellera
06/27/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors by Mathias Hariyadi
06/27/2015 PAKISTAN
Church to the fore in aiding victims of Pakistan’s deadly heatwave by Kamran Chaudhry
06/27/2015 TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosques
06/26/2015 VATICAN – PALESTINE
Holy See and the State of Palestine sign comprehensive agreement, a “hasty step” according to Israel
06/26/2015 SYRIA – TURKEY
After IS attacks Kobane, Kurds slam Turkey for allowing Jihadis through border
06/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Christians and Muslims slam everyday torture in Pakistan by Kamran Chaudhry
06/26/2015 SRI LANKA
For Catholic brother, Laudato si’ can help stop Colombo’s new port project by Melani Manel Perera
06/26/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Mainland representative offers tea and an olive branch to HK lawmakers
06/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus teaches that "a community must be close", must "dirty its hands"
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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.
TUNISIA - ISLAM
Tunis, stop terrorism by closing fundamentalist mosquesPresident Essebsi believes unified and global strategy needed to counter terrorism. The attack in Sousse almost simultaneous with those in France, Kuwait, Somalia. Islamic State claims responsibility.
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06/27/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/25/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: nine sentenced to flogging for selling food during Ramadan
by Mathias Hariyadi
06/27/2015 ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo Cervellera
06/24/2015 PAKISTAN
For Caritas secretary, the heat wave’s death toll is close to 800, and the government has to act
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
06/25/2015 INDIA
Chhattisgarh, Pentecostal pastor jailed on false charges
by Nirmala Carvalho
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
06/25/2015 CAMBODIA – VATICAN
Cambodia’s 35 martyrs to be blessed through Pope Francis’ love

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