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10/09/2015 VATICAN
Synod: today’s families are subject to many negative forces, but they also offer many shining examples
No one should expect the Synod on the Family to say anything on “how to change the doctrine,” said Card Tagle; however, everyone can expect to know how the latter “can heal and support families”. The reports of the 13 work groups present their concerns and hopes, calling for a less negative vision and more theological references. The “equal dignity of man and woman has evangelical roots,” one report says. For many, gender theory is ideological in nature. Everyone expresses solidarity for persecuted Christian families.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – At today’s briefing, Card Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila, said that no one should expect the Synod on the Family to say anything on “how to change the doctrine;” however, everyone can...

10/09/2015 TUNISIA – ISLAM
Tunisian Christians and Muslims are excited by the Nobel Prize, a sign that “we are on the right path”
For Carthage’s parish priest, the Nobel given to the Quartet is a recognition of the good results achieved in Tunisia during and after the Arab Spring. It is an encouragement for all Arab and Muslim nations. Muslim lawyer stresses the importance of civil society in the country's transformation. For him, democracy and transparency are lacking in many Arab and Muslim countries, but they "are not Western values; they are for everyone."
10/09/2015 SYRIA
Syrian bishop: Ambiguous US policy favors Islamic state. Fears for kidnapped Christians
Msgr. Hindo reports that Russian raids in recent days have proved effective against Daesh, in retreat in some areas. The US operations are "just window dressing, and really leave jihadists free to act", as confirmed by the kidnapping of Christians. Fears for the fate of the hostages after the execution of three Assyrians. Money is the real engine of the war in Syria.
10/09/2015 INDIA
Mother Teresa's sisters: no to adoptions to single or divorced
by Nirmala Carvalho
From 1 August orphanages run by the Missionaries of Charity have blocked practices. Sister Bressila: "But we will continue to take care of children, following the mission of Mother Teresa." Card. Toppo: "Children are not objects, each of them is a precious gift from God. The sisters want to make sure that children grow up in a good family environment and have a joyful future - just as they would with biological parents."
10/09/2015 TUNISIA
Tunisia's Dialogue Quartet wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for pulling the country back from the brink
The organisation, which is made up of four civil society organisations, helped the country’s democratic transition and preserved the gains achieved by the Jasmine Revolution, which ended badly in other countries in the region. The Nobel Committee hopes that the group’s example will inspire the Middle East and North Africa because it has met “wide range of challenges across political and religious divides”.

10/09/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian Jesuit: Migrants are modern slaves, let us help them regain dignity
by Mathias Hariyadi
Fr. Benedictus Hari Juliawan speaks of the Jesuits’ work with the boat people since 2010. Migration flows affect countries of Southeast Asia. The islands of Eastern Indonesia turned into forced labor camps. "About 700 thousand people a year leave the country to find work. They fall prey to human trafficking mafia ".
10/09/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "caution and discernment", because "the Devil is hidden" and "always tries to deceive"
If "he has been kicked out" he has "patience, and waits to return", “he arrives with his polite friends, knocks on the door, asks permission to come in and come and live with a person and become part of his or her daily life and, drop by drop, gives instructions. " With "this mannerly way" the devil convinces him to "do things with relativism", reassuring consciousness.
10/09/2015 CHINA
China’s sluggish economy boosting strike actions and protests over wages
In a report on the third quarter of 2015, the China Labour Bulletin shows, with figures and tables, the rising tide of labour protest, with almost 600 incidents. Contraction in manufacturing and unscrupulous employers are behind the trend. In some instances, this is taking an extreme turn. In the city of Jiaxing alone, three groups of workers commit suicide over a ten-day period.
10/09/2015 SYNOD
Pope calls on the international community to provide effective help to the Middle East
“We are painfully struck and we follow with great concern what is happening in Syria, in Iraq, in Jerusalem and the West Bank, where we see an escalation of violence that involves innocent civilians and continues to fuel a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions.”
Saudi employer severs hand of Indian domestic worker. She was often tortured and abused
The Delhi government protests with Riyadh and demands justice for Kasturi Munirathinam , who has hospitalized in serious condition and also has spinal injuries. No official comment from the Saudi government.
10/09/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, trade unions and activists defend domestic workers
by Melani Manel Perera
The project launched on the occasion of the Day for Dignified Work. Union: "Domestic workers are exposed to violence and abuse by employers." The purpose of the project is "give them value, dignity, protection and respect."
Four stabbings in Tel Aviv, one in Jerusalem; "terrorist" killed, another injured and arrested
by Joshua Lapide
Seven stabbings have been reported in the past few days, prompting Israel to increase its level of security, demolish the homes of the attackers and shoot dead at least four of them. Netanyahu bans MPs form vising the Temple Mount. Israeli Arab lawmakers vow to defy the order and visit the compound on Friday.
10/08/2015 CHINA
Crackdown on lawyers continues as the party seeks to maintain its grip on power.
A former judge in Wenzhou, who became a lawyer to avoid political interference, fled to the United States. For him, it was impossible to stay. The crackdown “isn’t going to stop in one or two year”. The authorities misuse the law to do what they want.
10/08/2015 VATICAN
Synod: the West must “not forget the Christians in the Middle East,” says Patriarch Younan
Responding to a question about a “hermeneutic of conspiracy” attributed to the pope, Vatican spokesman Fr Lombardi said, “Clearly, the concept is that we should not believe in conspiracies. We should see the Synod as a process of exchange, and communication, taking place in peace and sincerity, not as something driven by special interests or attempts to manipulate".
10/08/2015 INDIA
Intellectuals condemn beef lynching as Modi boosts Hindutva
Writer Nayantara Sahgal and poet Ashok Vajpeyi return the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award. Indian president and Home minister speak out for diversity, tolerance and plurality in India. Politicians from the Bharatiya Janata Party instead make statements fomenting sectarian hate. The prime minister tightens beef export controls. Opposition parties, particularly Congress, fail to counter sectarian violence in the country.

Altri articoli
10/08/2015 INDONESIA
Family planning is a good thing, not abortion and contraceptives by Mathias Hariyadi
10/08/2015 VIETNAM
Following Francis, the Vietnamese Church promises help and hospitality to migrants by Paul N. Hung
10/08/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God never abandons the just, while the wicked "in the Book of God's memory, have no name"
10/08/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan’s Supreme Court confirms death sentence for murderer of Salman Taseer by Skafique Khokhar
10/08/2015 PHILIPPINES
Del Torchio kidnapping: "May not be Islamist groups"
Yemen air strike hits wedding party: at least 15 dead and 25 wounded
10/08/2015 RUSSIA - VATICAN
The Russian edition Laudato sì encyclical, opportunity for ecumenical dialogue in Moscow by Marta Allevato
Rolando Del Torchio, a former PIME missionary, abducted in Dipolog City
10/07/2015 EGYPT
Egypt is changing: burqa ban, Qur’anic exegesis, equal rights for Muslims and Christians
10/07/2015 VATICAN
Synod: searching for a ‘language’ to announce the ‘Good News’ to today's families
10/07/2015 NEPAL
India’s embargo against Nepal continues: no more electricity, schools close by Christopher Sharma
10/07/2015 INDIA
Hindutiva’s discourse of hate, the life of "sacred cows" is “more precious than that of a human being" by Ram Puniyani
10/07/2015 HONG KONG
Academic barred for being "a friend of Occupy Central"
Saudi Arabia may lose finances and military prestige in Yemeni quagmire by James Brandon - Nicholas A. Heras
Editor's choices
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economyWorld Economic Forum on competitiveness ranking published. Top three unchanged since last year: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. Japan sixth, followed by Hong Kong. The world economy is slowing down compared to the previous decade, only exception- addition to China - India, which gains 16 positions.
Top 10
10/07/2015 LEBANON-ISLAM
Muslim toddler cured by a miracle of St. Charbel (Video)
Rolando Del Torchio, a former PIME missionary, abducted in Dipolog City
10/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.
10/03/2015 ASIA
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economy
10/05/2015 BANGLADESH
Protestant clergyman in stabbing by three, possibly Muslim attackers
by Sumon Corraya
10/05/2015 SYRIA
For the bishop of Aleppo, the destruction in Palmyra is a warning from the Islamic State to the West
10/05/2015 VATICAN
Synod: Facing the challenges of today’s world against family as Christians
10/05/2015 NEPAL
Women sold as sex slaves in Tanzania and Qatar
by Christopher Sharma
10/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Every family is always a light in the darkness of the world, may synod set out once more from Nazareth
10/07/2015 EGYPT
Egypt is changing: burqa ban, Qur’anic exegesis, equal rights for Muslims and Christians


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