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08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
At the General audience, Francis recalls Jesus' prayer for the unity of Christians, who are still divided today. “How much we gossip in parishes". "But, this is not the Church! We must not do this! We should not do this! I will not tell you to cut out your tongues, no, no... But, ask the Lord for the grace not to [gossip]”.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The division in a Christian community, be it in a school, a parish or in an association, wherever, is a grave sin, because it is the devil's work", said Pope Francis today during his catechesis for the General Audience,...

08/27/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing prepared to crack down on Hong Kong's democracy movement
by Wang Zhicheng
Local representatives to the National People's Congress defend Beijing's position. Hong Kong's chief executive threatens to strip foreign residents of their voting rights, insisting that Beijing does not have to follow "international standards" for democracy.
08/27/2014 CHINA
China's corruption probe leads to two more arrest: a tycoon, and the director of China Resources Power
Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption, seen by many as a cover to eliminate internal enemies, continues to claim illustrious victims. This time it is Wang Yujun and Zhang Xinming, who allegedly made money by buying and selling overpriced coalmines. For the head of China's Supreme People's Court, Zhou Yongkang's fall "fully illustrates that in socialist China no power exists outside the cage of the system".
08/27/2014 INDIA
Pilar Missionary: Witnessing the Gospel to tribal Mundari, amid poverty and malnutrition
by Nirmala Carvalho
Fr. Lino Fernandes presides at the funeral of two young men, belonging to the same family, who died from "poverty". Conditions of the tribal community worsened by lack of access to medical facilities. The Indian president praises the work of the Church, but state institutions do not help the priests in their mission. Like Mother Teresa, serving "the poorest of the poor."
08/27/2014 CHINA - TAIWAN
Two Chinese jets invade Taiwanese airspace in latest provocation
The latest incident follows narrow miss with an American fighter jet. The Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes were escorted out of the Taiwanese airspace, but according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense "no unusual occurrences".

08/27/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
No breakthrough in the first Putin-Poroshenko meeting
by Nina Achmatova
According to experts, the Kremlin did not really want to deal with the"political component" of the crisis, putting all the responsibility on Kyiv. Moscow is willing to deal only with Washington.
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
The society we have created dissatisfies everyone. It is a civilisation without a soul, without hope, without children and without joy. All these failures belong to a society without God that now wonders what to do to deal with Islamic fundamentalism.
08/27/2014 VIETNAM
To please Beijing, Hanoi jails three activists on false charges
The blogger Bui Thi Minh Hang, leader of the protests against China's imperialist policies, is sentenced to three years prison. Police arrest dozens of activists outside the courtroom, then they beat them up in the barracks. The convictions coincide with a senior government officials visit to Beijing.
08/27/2014 LEBANON- MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs meet with ambassadors in Bkerke to save the East and its Christians
A letter to the Heads of State of the Western and the Arab worlds in preparation calling on them to put a stop the massacre of Christians and minorities in Iraq and Syria. The delay in the election of the President in Lebanon also of grave concern.
08/26/2014 CHINA
China developing submarine to reach San Francisco in 100 minutes
Scientists at the Harbin Institute of Technology announced a solution for problems related to "supercavitation", a technology developed by the Soviets that allows an object to reach the speed of sound underwater. The solution would be a special liquid membrane to reduce water drag.
08/26/2014 CHINA - JAPAN - VIETNAM
Beijing's diplomacy to ease maritime tensions with Tokyo and Hanoi
Next month, a senior Chinese government official and a childhood friend of Xi Jinping, will visit Japan. Her goal is to mend relations ahead of the November APEC summit. Beijing wants to overcome disagreements in the name of "common interests." Senior Vietnamese official visits Chinese capital at the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party.
08/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - IRAQ
Filipino Church calls for an end to violence and silent guilt, urges Manila to help fellow Christians in Iraq
Catholic leaders criticise government for its weak and uncommitted attitude. "The time to use religion in the name of religious hegemony is long past;" now it is time for "dialogue in the name of peace," said Card Quevedo, who also slammed "the Iraq situation as created by this fundamentalist radical group".
08/26/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Damascus ready to collaborate with US and UN to stop Islamic State
The United Nations reports that after seizing Mosul militants killed hundreds of Shia inmates from Badoush prison. In addition, they carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, kidnappings, human trafficking, enslavement and sexual violence.
08/26/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, if cots continue to remain empty, Korean race "will be the first to face extinction"
According to one forecast, in a little more than a century, the total population will be 10 million people. By 2256 it will drop to one million: Busan will be the first city to empty. The efforts of the Catholic Church and other religions in favor of life.
08/26/2014 RUSSIA-UKRAINE
Putin and Poroshenko meet in Minsk
No one expresses hopes for an end to growing tensions. Russia wants to send a new aid convoy to the rebel regions and calls for the cooperation of the Red Cross and the Kiev government. Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine. Date for next elections set for October 26.

Altri articoli
08/26/2014 VIETNAM
Hanoi resorts to traffic charges to jail dissidents
08/26/2014 INDIA
Mumbai's Jewish center re-opens after 2008 terrorist attack by Nirmala Carvalho
08/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Karachi: Population in revolt over water shortages
08/25/2014 PHILIPPINES
As post-Yolanda reconstruction continues, the Filipino Catholic Church raises more than 12 million dollars for the displaced
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
08/25/2014 NEPAL
Catholics celebrate godparents and Pope Francis on Father's Day by Christopher Sharma
08/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, targeted attacks and social injustices behind the "disappearance" of Hindus by Sumon Corraya
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die by Joseph Mahmoud

08/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, 8 executions held: Tiananmen attackers also killed
08/25/2014 INDIA
Orissa, six years on from pogrom "faith in the crucified Christ never abandons us" by Nirmala Carvalho
08/25/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Democracy referendum halted as police detains five activists
08/25/2014 SYRIA
Syria, Islamic State win air base in battle causing hundreds of victim
08/25/2014 VATICAN-CHINA
The Sistine Chapel choir will not sing in Beijing by Paul Wang
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.
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08/21/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple
by Mathias Hariyadi
08/20/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur: ready to hit pubs, discos and breweries dreaming of the Islamic Caliphate
08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
08/21/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
08/20/2014 NEPAL
Floods leave 200 people dead and 10,000 families homeless
by Christopher Sharma
08/21/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Eastern Churches, the use of force is legitimate to defend Iraq's Christians
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die
by Joseph Mahmoud

08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
08/23/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
The Pope donates 1 million US dollars for Christians and other minorities in Iraq
08/20/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Islamists behead US reporter abducted in Syria in response to Obama’s airstrikes

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