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11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope calls Church to mission, witness, charity and listening in cities
Francis’ "proposals" for a ministry in a world in which the Church is no longer the only representative of culture, dialogue with multiculturalism is necessary as is the need to discover in the religiosity of our peoples, "the authentic religious substrata, which in many cases is Christian and Catholic".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "Missionary in all things" going out to meet, to listen to, bless and walk with the people" and "being there" in "a concrete witness of mercy and tenderness that seeks to be present in the poor and existential peripheries, directly intervening in the collective imagination  to  generating direction and meaning to the life of the city". These are the "operational proposals"...

11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope urges religious to continue their "spiritual, charismatic and institutional" renewal
Examine "everything in the light of the Word of God and listen to the needs of the Church and the contemporary world, using all means that the wisdom of the Church offers to advance on the path of your personal and community holiness". The "not insignificant" number of people who “abandon” religious life says something about selection and formation of candidates". "Prayer is not a waste of time, worship of God is not wasting time, praise of God not to waste time. "
11/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Amid corruption and "distraction" from the Lord, Christians must keep hope alive
"This word 'corruption' says a lot to us today: not only economic corruption, but corruption with many different sins; the corruption of that pagan spirit, that worldly spirit. The worst [form of ] corruption is the spirit of worldliness!" " When we think of the end of time, with all of our sins, with our history, let us think of the banquet which will be freely offered us and let us lift up our heads. Do not give way to depression: Hope!"
11/27/2014 INDIA
Federal agency says two girls in Dalit rape case not murdered
For the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the two teenagers found hanging in their village "committed suicide." The federal agency also said it found no conclusive evidence that the two teenagers were gang raped. All five defendants, including two policemen, have been released. For civil society groups, the case is a "cover up".
11/27/2014 TURKEY - VATICAN
Pope Francis and Bartholomew renew long tradition of quest for Catholic-Orthodox unity
by Mavi Zambak
Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey on 28-30 November to join the ecumenical patriarch especially for the feast day of Saint Andrew. After nearly a thousand years of divisions, Pope John XXIII broke the ice. For the past 50 years, the two sides have exchanged visits. With Pope Bergoglio, meetings and collaboration have intensified. For Bartholomew, this pope is a dear friend.

11/27/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka Catholics want the government to remove billboards showing president and pope together
by Melani Manel Perera
The Church calls on President Mahinda Rajapaksa not to use the papal visit in his campaign. On 8 January, polls will be held five days before the papal visit. Many fear fraud and violence.
11/27/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, seven university students on trial for collaborating with Ilham Tohti
The group had disappeared into thin air in January. The authorities claims they are guilty of aiding the Uighur professor to "foment separatism" through a website. Lawyer: "It was a platform for debate among China’s ethnic minorities”. They now risk from five to 15 years in prison.
11/27/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar: Army violence against women, victims of sexual abuse and violence
A report documents at least 188 cases of rapes and abuse in the four years of "reformist" president Thein Sein. However, the actual number of crimes committed against women, particularly among ethnic minorities, is far greater. Calls for greater female participation in political, social and institutional framework of the country.
11/27/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippine Church: No to the mega-oil facility, which pollutes Manila and its inhabitants
The auxiliary bishop of Manila appeals to the government to apply the Supreme Court ruling transferring the Pandacan oil depot. The judges declare the resolution that prolonged administrative operations of the site "unconstitutional". Catholics at the forefront in the defense of people’s health and the environment.
11/26/2014 INDIA
Indian Supreme Court calls for special incentives for families who give birth to baby girls
The country's highest court calls for an end to the scourge of selective abortion and female foeticide, product of a patriarchal mind-set. Judges want stronger policies to stop the declining female birth rate. In some states, the sex ratio can be as low as 800-900 baby girls per 1,000 baby boys.
11/26/2014 BANGLADESH
Coming back to life after the Tazreen Fashions fire thanks to Caritas Bangladesh
by Sumon Corraya
Two years have passed since a fire demolished a large garment factory, killing more than a hundred and leaving at least 200 injured. From the start, the Bangladeshi chapter of the Catholic charity helped survivors through care and rehabilitation. Hence, 104 people were able to get back on their feet through, among other things, courses in sewing and animal husbandry.
11/26/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Tong calls for non-violence, rationality, and an end to clashes in Mongkok
Hong Kong's bishop appeals to "all sides" to end violence in the former British colony's central district. Urging Catholics "to fervently pray" in the hope that the "Lord will lead us out of the present impasse," he reiterates call for electoral reform. Meantime, seven police officers are arrested for their role in October's violence.
11/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Heaven is, "more than a place" it is a "state" in which our deepest expectations will be fulfilled
"It is not an annihilation of the universe and all that surrounds us, rather it brings everything to its fullness of being, truth and beauty.." "From next Friday to Sunday I will travel to Turkey. I ask you all to join with me in prayer so that this visit of Peter to his brother Andrew bear fruits of peace, sincere dialogue between religions and concord for the Turkish nation."
11/26/2014 KOREA - VATICAN
Special trains, the way of the martyrs and youth centers: the fruits of the Pope's visit to Korea
The bishop of the Diocese of Daejeon, where Francis attended the Asian Youth Day in August, handed the Pope a list of "small works" born spontaneously due to its trip. The national railway company has decided to donate the ticket price of the seat used by the pope to charity, while the state has declared the Solmoe Shrine a "National Treasure".
11/26/2014 TURKEY - VATICAN
Turkish Christians, migrants and refugees waiting for Pope Francis
The country's small Christian community (0.15 per cent of the population) now includes Filipino and African immigrants as well as refugees from Iraq and Syria. Only a few will be able to see the pope because of tight security. The Church's legal non-existence (part of Ataturk's legacy) drives people to bear personal witness and share in the ecumenism of "blood". People of all ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and social conditions seek solace in churches.

Altri articoli
11/26/2014 TURKEY - VATICAN
An inward-looking Turkey looks to Pope Francis' visit with sympathy by Mavi Zambak
11/26/2014 RUSSIA
Moscow, anti-Semitic graffiti at the Torah Study Center by Nina Achmatova
11/26/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy: Police clear Nathan Road. At least 116 arrests by Paul Wang
11/26/2014 CHINA
China, yet another massacre of miners: a fire kills 24 workers in Liaoning
11/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Pregnant Christian women forced to parade naked for “not working well”
11/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: dialogue with ISIS is "difficult, if not almost impossible, but the door is always open"
11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: overcoming the "culture of conflict" for the good of peace
11/25/2014 INDIA
Christ the King among tribal Mundari, witness of faith and peaceful coexistence by Nirmala Carvalho
11/25/2014 VATICAN - EUROPE
Pope: "building together" a Europe based on man, not the economy
11/25/2014 BANGLADESH
Two Protestant clergymen on trial in Bangladesh for alleged "forced conversions"
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom by Mathias Hariyadi
11/25/2014 NEPAL - INDIA
Nepal prevents Indian Prime Minister Modi from speaking at a temple, says no Hindu propaganda by Christopher Sharma
11/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central: Mong Kok cleared of barricades and tents by Paul Wang
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IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel NonaThe donations made through the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign are used to buy food, warm clothes, blankets for refugees and rent houses or caravans given the early onset of winter and. Two women have defended their Christian faith before the Islamist militants who wanted to convert them, despite the threat of death. A refugee among refugees, Msgr. Nona discovers a new way of being a pastor.
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/25/2014 IRAQ
Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics
by Christopher Sharma
11/26/2014 PAKISTAN
Pregnant Christian women forced to parade naked for “not working well”
11/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "A missionary Church can only 'go out', without fear of meeting others, to discover new things"
11/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Christian politicians and religious leaders agree to a memorandum for a "single Ukrainian Church"
by Nina Achmatova
11/23/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Pope on six new saints, two from India: They served the kingdom of God, of which they became heirs
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Church in Myanmar, five centuries of missionary history (a profile)
11/25/2014 INDONESIA
For Indonesian Bishops, the state should register mixed marriages as a matter of religious freedom
by Mathias Hariyadi

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