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10/20/2014 MIDDLE EAST
The Arab League, "defend all countries against the advance of ISIS"
The Secretary General of the Organization announces that the Arab countries are joining efforts to stop the flow of ISIS supporters crossing the region to join the group and called for a wide-ranging campaign against them.
Baghdad (AsiaNews) - The Arab League and its members members would "defend all countries against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) advance" on Sunday, according to the Leaggues' Secretary General on a visit to the Iraqi capital. Speaking during a...

10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing and the Hong Kong government spread smear campaign and threats against Occupy
by Paul Wang
The police threaten: Do not allow your children (students) go to Mong Kok. Fears of violent clamp down. China and Leung accuse Occupy of being in the pay of foreign organizations that want Hong Kong "independence": these allegations could be a foretaste of Chinese military intervention. Government and students to meet tomorrow.
10/20/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta, Jokowi takes office: peace, unity and development key steps of mandate
by Mathias Hariyadi

The 53 year old carpenter's son, a former governor of the capital, is now the 7th President of Indonesia. He intends to revive sea trade and preserve the principle of "neutrality" in foreign policy. Thousands of people celebrate the swearing in ceremony. For the first lady he remains a "simple and hardworking man."
10/19/2014 VATICAN
"God is not afraid of new things," like Paul VI who surveyed "the signs of the times", says pope at Synod
"We have sown and we continued to sow, patiently and perseveringly, in the certainty that it is the Lord who gives growth to what we have sown," the pope said on the day the great helmsman of the Council, Pope Paul VI, was beatified. Warmly welcomed by the crowd, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was created cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977, was present at the ceremony.
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Synod is "walking together" with the "consolation" and "temptations" of a "Church that has its doors wide open to receive the needy, the repentant and not only the righteous"
The Relatio Synodi document will be the basis for discussion in next year’s synod. "The generous fidelity with which so many Christian families respond to their vocation and mission." "The crisis of faith that has affected many Catholics is often at the root of the crisis of marriage and the family." It is '"a pastoral challenge". The Church ,"while recognizing that for the baptized, there is another constraint that the sacramental wedding, and that any breach of it is against the will of God, is also aware of the fragility of many of her children who struggle on the path of faith ". For the divorced and remarried "any access to the sacraments should be preceded by a penitential journey under the responsibility of the diocesan bishop."

10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
The Message (which we publish in full) is addressed to "ordinary" families and speaks of the beauty of the love between a man and a woman. Little or no space to the issues discussed in the media: communion to remarried; gay families. A prayer to the Father, in union "with the family of Nazareth," which shows the family as the transforming cell of society and the world.
10/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police assault Occupy Central in Mong Kok. Students rebuild barricades
by Paul Wang
Police clash with thousands of demonstrators overnight. Over 60 injured; 15 policemen. The young people of Occupy were "armed" with umbrellas; Police in riot gear used batons and pepper spray. Possibility of dialogue and confidence in the police evaporates. A new wave of occupations likely.
10/18/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, Year of Consecrated Life "in the sign of new vocations"
by Benigna Menezes*
The Church in the southern state prepares to “renew religious life and vocations, reflecting on the need for evangelization in the modern world." More than 160 priests, religious men and women at a rally at the Stella Maris College.
10/18/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, Muslim women defy tradition and pray in public
by Christopher Sharma
Sexual discrimination within the Islamic community is a big problem in the country. Human rights activists denounce: "This leads to a lack of education and poverty." The first signs of rebellion on the occasion of Friday prayers: dozens of women leave home and go to the mosque.
10/18/2014 INDONESIA
Purwokerto: hundreds of children, teachers and priests at a Catholic pride day
by Mathias Hariyadi

The event was held in the parish of St. Joseph in Sidareja. The aim of the initiative is to strengthen the morale and support children in their journey of faith. Indonesian priest, many attend public schools, where they are the subject of "hostile acts" of companions.
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document
Card. Marx: the Pope did not convene two synods to "repeat what has always been said" but "give a strong impetus to the family pastoral care". "The Magisterium of the Church is not a static collection of sentences, but is developed. Doctrine does not change but it is understood and implemented in different ways." Msgr. Pontier: a search for "a balance between the position of those who are more focused on the question of whether a certain situation is consistent with the teaching of the Church and those who invite us to pay more attention to people's needs".
10/17/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: pope to write a letter of hope for Iraqi Christians
This morning, the pope received Mar Sako in audience. At the request of the patriarch, Francis said he would write a special message addressed to the Iraqi Christian community. He also expressed a wish to carry out an apostolic visit to Iraq, to ​​"eliminate the distance" and "show support of the whole Church." From the Pope prayers for the country and its people.
10/17/2014 VATICAN - AUSTRALIA
Australian couple at the Synod: the family as a domestic church and model for evangelisation
"Church documents [. . .] seemed to be from another planet". The pastoral ministry falters before specials cases because it lacks preparation and openness. Catholics must start over from the living Gospel, the one experienced in families and communities, in order to rediscover the beauty of married love and the sanctity of marriage. Here is the testimony of Ron and Mavis Pirola.
10/17/2014 INDIA
Karnataka's state government rejects (false) report on 2008 attacks on churches
by Nirmala Carvalho
The report by Judge BK Somasekhar exonerated Hindu radicals, despite overwhelming evidence and testimonies against them. For Christian leader, it "is good news, which we hope will soon bring justice and reparations to the victims". During their attacks, fundamentalists destroyed more than 20 churches and Christian places of worship.
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: fighting hunger, "starting from each person and community and not from market trends"
In a message for World Food Day, Francis writes that we can no longer "defend systems of production and consumption that exclude the majority of the world population even from the crumbs that fall from the tables of the rich. [. . .] Specifically, it is necessary to give greater acknowledgement to the role of the rural families and develop its full potential."

Altri articoli
10/17/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Bishop of Pune: The Asia Bibi death sentence is an affront to the dignity of us all by Thomas Dabre*
10/17/2014 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Cautious optimism in Iranian nuclear talks, which are at a "critical phase"
10/17/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As police clear Mong Kok, expectations and doubts about the talks with the government persist
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Holy Spirit, "seal" of Christian identity, through which God pledges us Heaven in eternity
10/17/2014 NEPAL
Avalanche in the Himalayas, 28 people die. New massacre of sherpa by Christopher Sharma
10/17/2014 MYANMAR
Yangon, two years in prison for five journalists convicted of "sedition"
10/16/2014 VATICAN
Synod Working Groups, "starting afresh from the family", accompanying and not judging, but without confusion
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop by Jibran Khan
10/16/2014 INDIA
India, Modi government slams western schools says Hindu schools are better by Nirmala Carvalho
10/16/2014 Middle East
Blind Arab-American policy of bombing boosting Islamic state by Olivier Hanne e Thomas Flichy*
10/16/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
HK Government ready to talk with Occupy but on Beijing's terms by Paul Wang
10/16/2014 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Filipino couple tells Synod that the traditional family is a gift, that enlightened charity is needed for others
10/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Prayers of praise" are "joy" and come from remembering all that the Lord has done for us
10/16/2014 SRI LANKA
Red Cross marks 25 years in Sri Lanka remembering victims of "state abductions" by Melani Manel Perera
Editor's choices
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."
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.
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Top 10
10/17/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Bishop of Pune: The Asia Bibi death sentence is an affront to the dignity of us all
by Thomas Dabre*
10/14/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, demolition campaign against the sacred places of Buddhism
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop
by Jibran Khan
10/14/2014 BANGLADESH
Proposed law on "child brides" bows to conservative Islam
by Sumon Corraya
10/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Be open to the "God of the surprises", to the "signs of the times" not closed in on ourselves
10/16/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians
10/14/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta Police Chief: The Islamic Defence Front must be eliminated
by Mathias Hariyadi
10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Beauty of marriage and Christ’s warning against worldly mentality must be remembered

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