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09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
Archbishop Nona tells AsiaNews, an entire "generation is in danger of not being educated". The schools turned into shelters, cannot accommodate lessons. The Church is racing against the clock to find housing, but only a fraction of the institutions will be able to resume activities. In the city and Nineveh plain population is increasingly hostile to the Islamist militias, 98% want "their expulsion."
Ankawa (AsiaNews) - For the first time in history, Iraqi Christians who always had a "high standard of education" in the region, are being deprived of the right to study and cannot attend schools. This...

09/19/2014 INDIA
Towards the synod: India's multiculturalism, a challenge and a resource for Christian families
by Santosh Digal
John Dayal, a human rights activist, looks at the situation of couples and families today, including the threat of Hindu extremism (Hindutva), in the education of children, Catholic ones as well. He stresses the beauty of marriage between man and woman, and is open to communion for homosexuals.
09/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central adopts "Taiwan model" for protests
The goal is to maintain calm during demonstrations, as the 'sunflower' movement did in Taipei, which forced the Taiwan government to back down on a trade pact with Beijing. The behaviour of pro-Beijing officials is eliciting growing disdain. They are "resorting to red-guard tactics to resist change".
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Christian identity is a road, it is a journey where you are with the Lord", now and after death, with resurrection
"With the resurrection, we will all be transformed". "This is the future that awaits us, and this is the fact we resist: we resist the transformation of our body. We even resist Christian identity." "We may not have much fear of the voice of the Archangel or the sound of the trumpet," but "we fear of our resurrection: we all shall be changed. It will be the end of our Christian journey, that transformation".
09/19/2014 BHUTAN
Protestant pastors convicted of "attempted proselytising" in Bhutan
The two were sentenced for engaging in "unauthorised fundraising" and organising a meeting for the purpose of worship "without the necessary permits". The authorities repeatedly changed the charges during the trial. There is no substantial evidence of guilt. This story is but another example of religious freedom violation and persecution of the Christian minority.

09/19/2014 SRI LANKA
Card Ranjith: Joseph Vaz as saint, a missionary example for the Church in Sri Lanka
The archbishop of Colombo tells AsiaNews that he hopes to see Pope Francis celebrate the canonisation during his visit next January to the former Ceylon. "In the chocking effect of secularism and religious indifferentism, the life of the blessed will be a strong indication for our people of where our options ought to be.
09/19/2014 CHINA
China, internment in a mental hospital for criticizing government
The new Mental Health Act of 2013 prohibits the forced hospitalization without consulting a doctor, but the authorities ignore it. Shi Genyuan and Song Zaimin "disappear" after their arrest and reappear in psychiatric facilities, tied to the bed and sedated. The practice has been going on for decades.
09/19/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The challenge of winter in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict
by Vladimir Rozanskij
The United States and European sanctions and Russian counter-sanctions damage the economy on both sides. The shortage of gas in Ukraine and in the pro-Russian areas will test ideological leanings. The signs of the end of globalization, with the growth of localism, the risk of the West’s demise and religious fundamentalism.
09/19/2014 INDIA - MIDDLE EAST
Archbishop of Bangalore: India must aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East
by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Bernard Moras has handed over a memorandum to the Governor of Karnataka, to be presented to the President of the country. "Our people need to be aware of the harsh reality of the suffering of their brothers and sisters in the Middle East."
09/19/2014 PHILIPPINES
Over 50 thousand flee flooding in Manila, schools and offices closed
The heavy rains caused by tropical storm Fung-Wong have paralyzed the capital. 268 mm of rain, 76% of the monthly average fell in a few hours. More rain predicted. 21 domestic flights canceled, some international routes diverted. So far, no deaths or injuries.
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican
by Bernardo Cervellera
The story first reported by an Argentinian online paper stands out in Catholic websites in China. The pontiff's hand written letter was delivered to close Xi aides. For a priest in northern China, this is a first step that shows great respect for the Chinese president. The second step will be to speak about the problems of the Catholic Church in China. Hong Kong waits for Xi's response before evaluating matters. China and the Vatican see eye to eye on a multi-polar world and the problems of the Middle East. Ping-pong diplomacy is played out for world peace and religious freedom and democracy in China.
09/18/2014 CHINA - SCOTLAND
For Beijing, Scottish independence "threatens unity and stability"
The Global Times comes out against today's vote because of its "potential impact on developments in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong." For the Chinese paper, "China cannot afford to play this British game".
09/18/2014 INDIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in India to "create a better tomorrow" for Asia and humanity
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed China's president, praising the new bilateral entente, which will enable them to "script history". Long-term trading partners, the two Asian giants want to boot their relationship to make Asia the main player in the third millennium as the end of the US-centred unipolar world comes to an end. Both leaders also represent a major generational shift since they were born after their respective country's foundational moments.
09/18/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow: congress of translators turns into an indictment of the Kremlin's war in Ukraine
A statement signed by more than 300 participants from all over the world protests against "hate propaganda that distorts reality and encourages people to violence" and digs "deep trenches" between two brotherly peoples.
09/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: those who acknowledge their sins "open their hearts in the confession of sins, to encounter with Jesus"
"Jesus says this word - 'You are saved, you have been saved- only to those who open their hearts and acknowledge that they are sinners. Salvation only comes hearts that are open to the truth of our sins".

Altri articoli
09/18/2014 VIETNAM
Saigon, government threatens to demolish Catholic churches and Buddhist temples
09/18/2014 INDIA - SRI LANKA
Fr Joseph Vaz, saint and model of evangelisation for Asia by Nirmala Carvalho
09/18/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei and food scandals, damages to the tune of 130 million euro by Xin Yage
09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats by Mathias Hariyadi
09/18/2014 INDIA
India, Caritas in front line of relief efforts for Kashmir flood victims by Santosh Digal
09/18/2014 MYANMAR
Archbishop of Yangon: human trafficking, "a hell that shames Myanmar" by Francis Khoo Thwe
09/17/2014 VATICAN - SRI LANKA
Pope Francis approves canonisation of the Apostle of Sri Lanka
09/17/2014 CHINA
On trial for separatism, Ilham Tohti says Uighurs and Han Chinese have the same problems in Xinjiang
09/17/2014 LAOS
Laos follows China's example to curb NGOs
09/17/2014 UNITED NATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
For Baghdad patriarch, an intervention by Arab States is essential in the Iraqi crisis by Louis Raphael I Sako *

09/17/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG - VATICAN
Towards the synod: challenges for marriage in China, threatened by selfishness and consumerism by Don Peter
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/17/2014 INDIA
For Odisha bishop, building exemplary families needs the commitment of clergy and laity by Santosh Digal
09/17/2014 NEPAL
Caritas Nepal: witnessing to Christ, 25 years at the service of the poor and marginalized by Christopher Sharma
Editor's choices
IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
by Gregorio III Laham*
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi

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