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05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
A young 16 year old confirms to AsiaNews the violence irregular migrants are subjected to. Overcrowded boats, little food and no water, beatings and threats are their daily bread. A woman, pregnant and with a three year old daughter, chose the sea route after having experienced violence firsthand in Myanmar. May 29 summit in Bangkok to deal with the emergency.
Bangkok (AsiaNews) - "Men are forced to take laxatives before getting on the boats, in order to weaken them and prevent them from rebelling, fighting or resisting. Women, if good-looking, are raped several times until they reach their final destination. " The boats are "overcrowded" and if someone...

05/22/2015 NEPAL
Amid crumbled temples, Nepal’s Hindu holy men are out of a job
by Christopher Sharma
Because of the earthquake, the mostly Indian pilgrims who crowded Nepal’s Hindu temples are now staying away. the collapse of hundreds of temples has also left hundreds of holy men unemployed. Beggars too are without patrons, forced to go to aid centres for help.
05/22/2015 PHILIPPINES
For Filipino bishops, welcoming migrants is a moral obligation that will be good for the country
In a circular letter, Mgr Villegas, president of the Bishops’ Conference, refers to the country’s traditional hospitality, praising the government's decision to welcome 3,000 boat people. "God gives us this chance once more to bind the wounds of body and spirit,” he said.
05/22/2015 INDIA
For Catholic Church, “mining threatens India’s tribal peoples”
by Shafique Khokhar
In Odisha, the Office for Justice, Peace and Development of the Catholic Bishops' Conference looked at the effects of heavy mining on indigenous communities. For an Adivasi leader, “tribal cultures die when their peoples are forced to leave their lands."
05/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on "Jesus' gaze upon us", "he chooses us, forgives us and he sends us on mission."
"Lord, fix your gaze on me and tell me what I must do; how should I lament my mistakes, my sins; what is the courage with which I must continue on the path You have first travelled".

05/22/2015 CHINA – ASIA
Beijing and Delhi to lead Asian ‘super bank’
A consensus has emerged from a meeting of the lender’s founding members. To avoid undue European influence, Asian members have accepted that China’s share of the bank’s capitalisation will be between 25 and 30 per cent with India as second largest shareholder. Germany will be represented on the bank’s board of directors.
05/22/2015 CHINA
Beijing returns to Soviet planning to save the Party
by Willy Lam
The Chinese economic strategy emphasizes the role of state-controlled companies. President Xi: "The Chinese Communist Party should control the economy if it wants to rule the country forever." Big profits for private companies close to the Party elite. The initiative strengthens control over interior regions and contains the centrifugal forces. Beijing can absorb the nation’s excess production. The theory of the "three non-changes". The marginalization of the Premier Li Keqiang who wanted to liberalize the market.
05/22/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesia to allow non-official religions on identity papers
Under existing rules, people could choose only among six government recognised religions. According to the Home Affairs minister, people can now choose their own religion. Practical reasons are behind the administrative change, but for activists and pro-human rights groups, it is a step forward in terms of religious freedom.
05/22/2015 TAIWAN
Taipei, staging the Gospel "so as not to miss out on a single word"
by Xin Yage
A group of young people of the Sacred Heart parish in the capital is staging passages from the Gospel texts, to reach as many people as possible and bring them closer to Jesus. Born as a localized project, the activity has taken hold of all the local Church.
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy
An anti-terrorism court has indicted them for murder. Hundreds of people stoned to death and then burned alive Sajjad Masih and his wife Shama. The woman, pregnant with her fifth child, was accused of setting fire to pages of the Koran.
05/22/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic State takes entire border between Syria and Iraq
The terrorists now control of the last frontier zone under the control of the Syrian government. 95 thousand square meters of land, about 50% of the total, now in the hands of jihadists. Military successes also in neighboring Iraq. Washington says challenge of Caliphate "is increasingly difficult to deal with."
05/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Islamic extremists claim the right to kill ten intellectuals and bloggers
by Sumon Corraya
Fundamentalist group ‘Al Qaeda Ansarullah Bangla’ has released a list of future victims, and sent a copy to each of them. Security has become an emergency in the country where three critics of Islam have already been hacked to death. “I don’t’ feel safe,” says Catholic blogger.
05/21/2015 CAMBODIA
For PIME missionary, a hostel helps young Cambodians find faith, hope and charity
by Sok San
Father Mario Ghezzi talks about the "House of Hope", a remote hostel that is home for 35 boys and girls. The facility was set up through the efforts of a Catholic Cambodian woman to help young people continue their studies. Through life together and shared initiatives, they met the faith.
05/21/2015 INDIA
For Mumbai vicar, Aruna teaches us the value of every life
by Nirmala Carvalho
For Mgr Agnelo Gracias, the woman who spent 42 years of his life in a coma is not the face of euthanasia. Hospital nurses who cared for her are the "real heroines". The wife of a great-grandnephew said the family was against ending life support.
05/21/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta cracks down on illegal fishing by sinking 41 foreign vessels
Ships from China, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines are now at the bottom of the sea. With Indonesian President Widodo taking a hard-line position, tensions in the South China Sea could worsen. Now, a deal on disputed maritime borders seems unlikely.

Altri articoli
05/21/2015 INDIA
Maharashtra: beef ban "subjugates Christians, Muslims and Dalits"
05/21/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, 20 prisoners died in collapsed prisons during the earthquake by Christopher Sharma
05/21/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
For Xi Jinping, religions must be "Chinese" and without "foreign influences" by Wang Zhicheng
05/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must seek unity, struggling against "the spirit of the world", which creates division
As Malaysia rescues migrants, Indonesian activist slams ASEAN for failing them
05/21/2015 SYRIA
Syria: Islamic State takes Palmyra, Unesco heritage site at risk
05/21/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, a father of four sets himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule
05/20/2015 SRI LANKA
For the first time, Sri Lanka Tamils ​​can remember civil war victims by Melani Manel Perera
05/20/2015 NEPAL
For survivors, psychological problems more damaging than the earthquake by Christopher Sharma
05/20/2015 CHINA
Beijing to focus on new technologies to revamp economy
05/20/2015 CHINA
Guizhou: woman can complete pregnancy despite order to abort
05/20/2015 CARITAS - INDIA
Caritas India: Organic farming to counter rising famer suicides
05/20/2015 TAJIKISTAN
Bogus permits sold to allow Muslims to grow a beard or wear a veil
05/20/2015 VIETNAM
Hue priests and faithful defend Thien An monastery targeted by communist authorities by Truong Anh
Editor's choices
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta AllevatoMetropolitan Hilarion, the Moscow Patriarchate’s ‘foreign minister’, made the announcement after a visit to China where he met the leaders of the State Administration for Religious Affairs. The first priest should serve in Harbin. Two more ordinations are expected. With a new Cold War as the background, the Moscow-Beijing strategic alliance also has a Church connection with the People's Republic recognising the latter’s 'political' role in Russia.
Top 10
05/19/2015 RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta Allevato
05/15/2015 ISLAM – MIDDLE EAST
For Al-Baghdadi, Islam is a religion of war, a shrewd message according to Father Samir
by Samir Khalil Samir
05/17/2015 VATICAN
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "
05/15/2015 RUSSIA
Chechen official wants a minor as a second wife, the Kremlin turns a blind eye
by Nina Achmatova
Palestinian saints, flame of love that illuminates the persecuted Christians of the Middle East
by Fady Noun 

Pope receives Mahmoud Abbas, "may you be an angel of peace"
05/19/2015 ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo Cervellera
Meerim Nuru, an oasis of peace for Kyrgyzstan’s disabled children
05/15/2015 PAKISTAN – ISLAM
Catholics and Muslims united in mourning, after the slaughter of Ismaili Shias in Karachi
by Jibran Khan – Silent Thinker
05/18/2015 NEPAL
Quake survivors forced to drink contaminated water, “only the Christians help us”
by Christopher Sharma


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