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07/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Pakistan, Ahmadi neighborhood torched over 'blasphemy' charge: Grandmother and grandchildren die
The children were 1 and 7 years of age. Islamic community enraged by a Facebook post, considered "blasphemous." The doctrine of Ahmadis is considered "heretical" by much of the Muslim world, both Sunni and Shiite.
Islamabad (AsiaNews) - Another atrocity has been committed in Pakistan in the name of "blasphemy." A woman and her two grandchildren - of 1 and 7 years of age - died in an arson attack on the Colony of Gujrawala Arafat, a city 220...

07/29/2014 NEPAL
Kathmandu, interfaith prayer "to close Ramadan in harmony"
by Christopher Sharma
The main mosque in the Nepalese capital calls on the leaders of other religions to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the feast that ends the Muslim month of fasting. The new Apostolic Vicar, Msgr. Paul Simick also present. Prayers for peace between Israel and Palestine, in Ukraine and Iraq. An appeal also to the government to "protect religious minorities in Nepal".
07/29/2014 VIETNAM
Fried cat and cold beer, Vietnam's favourite new snack
The consumption of cat meat is up exponentially: fried in garlic and served as a snack before meals. A medium-to-large adult cat can fetch up to US$ 70. A veterinarian explains that it is not cruelty. "The country was once very poor, and we had a long war". Eating anything "became a habit".
07/29/2014 CHINA
Wenzhou, more crosses torn down. Ningbo Cathedral burned
The faithful of the Longgang Huai En church try to bar police and to save their cross, but are put aside. Some protest with banners: "Anti-graft, anti-corruption, protect religion". Instead the fire that destroyed the interior of Jiangbei cathedral, one of the oldest Catholic churches in all of China is judged accidental.
07/29/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, Sewol survivors: Crew and Coast Guard abandoned us
Hearing opens in Ansan to gather the testimonies of those who have managed to escape after the disaster, which killed more than 300 people. Heavy accusations against those in charge, who fled instead of helping passengers. The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace: "Now we need a special law to shed light on the incident."

07/29/2014 INDIA - LIBYA
Libya, 65 Indian nurses caught up in Tripoli inferno: Bring us home
The women fear for their lives, with the resurgence of violence between the army and Islamists. In the last week in the capital, 97 people died and 404 were injured. More than 1,000 Indian nationals working in Libya.
07/28/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: for Pentecostals Holy Spirit produces Church diversity but also unity
Francis is back in Caserta for a meeting with Rev Giovanni Traettino, a friend from Buenos Aires. He asks for forgiveness for the behavior of some Catholics under Fascist Italy's race laws.
07/28/2014 JAPAN
Shock in Nagasaki after 15-year-old student kills and dismembers best friend
The terrible story echoes a similar incident ten years ago when an 11-year-old girl killed a 12-year-old friend. For PIME missionary in Japan, "Such upsetting extreme cases stem perhaps from marginalisation and social alienation. We should not generalise but strive to help kids grow up in a healthy way."
07/28/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi Christians celebrate the end of Ramadan with "Muslim brothers"
by Sumon Corraya
The president of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue releases a message for the feast of Eid al-Fitr. As "selfishness grows in the world," we need to create a "harmonious society" in which we can behave as "brothers and sisters of one family."
07/28/2014 LEBANON
Maronite Patriarch and Grand Mufti ask politicians to overcome divisions and elect new president
Card. Rai proposes a head of state outside of opposing coalitions. Qabbani accuses "Lebanese politicians" of being "victims of arrogance and sectarianism in all things". And claims that the persecution of Mosul Christians is not related to Islam.
07/28/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, a study of Evangelii Gaudium for the Year of Consecrated Life
by Benigna Menezes*
In Vijayawada religious, priests and nuns took part in a seminar to study the apostolic exhortation. A reflection on the present condition of the Church. The need to lead the world today "to Christ for salvation." Mary "star of evangelization."
07/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche
by Christopher Sharma
The Tibetan Buddhist religious is one of the three main disciples of the Karmapa Lama, tasked with recognising of the Dalai Lama's reincarnation. The current Shamar, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, died two weeks ago and asked to be cremated in a monastery he founded near Kathmandu. Despite China's opposition, the government "is considering" that possibility. Thousands of people are expected at his funeral, some from Tibet as well.
Truce holding in Gaza raises hopes for negotiations
by Joshua Lapide
After the UN Security Council called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire," Israel stopped its airstrikes whilst sporadic Islamist rocket fire continues. For Obama, a long-term solution should allow "Palestinians in Gaza to lead normal lives" as well as "ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarisation of Gaza".
07/28/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta: for Islamic intellectual, Jokowi will stop religious discrimination
by Mathias Hariyadi
Siti Musdah Mulia is one of the best known Muslim academic in the country. Tired of "marginalisation and oppression of every kind," she spoke to AsiaNews about her hopes for the new president. For another political analyst, the new president "needs civil society to carry out fundamental reforms for the country."
07/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, curfew imposed after violence between Sikhs and Muslims
The clashes sparked by dispute over land. Three killed, 20 injured and 38 arrests. According to the authorities the Muslims started the riots. But members of both communities claim that the violence was perpetrated by "outsiders, not locals. Perhaps there are political motivations".

Altri articoli
07/28/2014 KOREA
Talks resume between North and South over Big Dictionary of the Korean People's Language
07/28/2014 TAIWAN
Filming begins’ on Martin Scorsese epic on Christian mission in Japan by Xin Yage
07/28/2014 ISLAM
Eid al-Fitr: Ramadan ends today (for Sunnis)
07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
07/26/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
For pope in Caserta, we must "have the courage to say no to evil" to "attain" the Kingdom of God
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/26/2014 CHINA
American Benedictine nuns help women's religious congregations in Jiangsu and Beijing
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
07/26/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesian Church welcomes Jokowi's election "with joy and hope" by Mathias Hariyadi
07/26/2014 INDIA
In Madhya Pradesh: nationalists shout victory for Rama after Catholic school wall demolished by Nirmala Carvalho
Gaza: Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour humanitarian truce
07/25/2014 MYANMAR
For Yangon archbishop, Myanmar's ethnic groups are part of a single family
07/25/2014 ASIA
Air disasters: 2014 could beat 2005 in terms of fatalities
07/25/2014 JAPAN
Japanese trade deficit hits record levels in first six months of the year
Editor's choices
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza" "Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
Top 10
07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/25/2014 KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis
07/23/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate on downed plane: Those who know the truth should speak before God
by Nina Achmatova
07/22/2014 CHINA
Wenzhou: Christian pastor goes on hunger strike to stop church demolition
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
07/24/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Syriac Orthodox patriarch, "Mosul must be retaken"
by Fady Noun
07/24/2014 SRI LANKA
Bishop of Mannar: Pope Francis’ visit, a consolation for victims of war
07/24/2014 IRAQ - UN
Baghdad Patriarch to Ban Ki-moon: UN cannot stand by in silence as Christians are being massacred


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