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10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The true Christian lives of prayer and mission. It's like breathing!
Francis meets with members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, and urges them to unity in diversity "which means recognizing and accepting with joy the different gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to each one and putting them all in the service of the Church. It is listening, accepting differences, having the freedom to think differently and expressing it! With all due respect to the other who is my brother". A strong call to "remember the ecumenical nature" of the charismatic movement: "For persecutors, we are one! Ecumenism of the blood."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The life of a true Christian is marked by two moments, just like breathing. And just like breathing, the two moments are the same and give life: "The first is praise, prayer, which is the inward breath. And then comes the outward breath, which is represented by...

10/31/2014 SRI LANKA
No hope for people buried alive in Sri Lanka landslide
Bad weather has been hampering rescue operations. For the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), about 100 people were trapped at home when tonnes of mud covered them. For locals, at least 250 are still missing.
Jerusalem: as the Temple Mount is reopened (with restrictions), tension remains high
Men under 50 still banned from the area. For Abbas, Israel's recent closure is tantamount to a "declaration of war". The funeral of Palestinian suspected of wounding Rabbi Glick takes place without incident. The latter remains hospitalised in intensive care.
10/31/2014 BANGLADESH
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of PIME-founded credit union in Rajshahi
by Sumon Corraya
Father Luigi Pinos, founder of the Bonpara Christian Co-operative Credit Union Ltd., taught his followers about the value of money and on how to save. After starting with 19 members, it now boasts 2,754 members.
10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Putting law above love is not a model but mark of a hypocrite
In his homily this morning, Francis speaks of the Gospel passage where Jesus opposes the Pharisees who would not heal a sick man on the Sabbath, denying help to his parents because "they had given everything to the Temple. But who is more important? The Fourth Commandment or the Temple? The path is the opposite way: from love to the law".

Vietnamese dissident: Hanoi using political prisoners as bargaining chips in negotiations
Nguyen Van Hai says he was not released but deported and was unable to say goodbye to family and friends. He calls on governments to "put democracy and other civil rights as conditions" before negotiating with Vietnam.
10/31/2014 KOREA
A million leaflets against Kim Jong-un float across the intra-Korean border
This morning, 24 gas-filled balloons floated across the demilitarised zone that separates the two countries. It carried leaflets against the ruling dynasty in Pyongyang, one-dollar bills, small radios and DVDs. An angry North Korea wants this practice banned. South Korea counters that it is a matter of "freedom of expression".
10/31/2014 INDIA - SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, "premeditated" death sentence for five Indian fishermen
by Nirmala Carvalho
According to Jesuit priest Santhanam, the judgment issued by the Sri Lankan court is the result of decades of conflict between Delhi and Colombo over trespassing in territorial waters. The verdict "contradicts Pope Francis’ position against the death penalty".
10/31/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar, government opens talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, reconciliation and reforms
On the orders of the head of state Thein Sein, the talks include the Nobel Peace Laureate, the head of the army, ethnic representatives and those of the main political parties. For the first time the various spirits and powers of the country come together for discussions. However, for critics it's just a façade ahead of the upcoming East Asia Summit.
Filipino priest says he will remain in Sierra Leone and risk Ebola for his faithful
Fr. Anthony Patrick S. Santianez, has been in the African nation since 2008, confirming his fidelity to his vocation. While the Philippine government has ordered the repatriation of nationals from the epicenter of the epidemic, he does not intend to abandon "the sheep to the mercy of the wolves." He asks fellow Christians worldwide for a prayer of support.
10/31/2014 CHINA
Halloween in Beijing, police warn: Anyone dressing up will be arrested
The ban on Halloween costumes is limited to the underground and is part of a wider number of restrictions in place for the upcoming APEC summit to be held in the Chinese capital. The authorities justify "Costumes can cause crowds and problems."
Ashraf Ghani offers China cooperation against Islamic terrorism in exchange for aid
The afghan president is in Beijing on his first official trip abroad. To Xi Jinping, he vowed to tackle Islamist-controlled pockets on the border with Pakistan. By 2017, Beijing will provide Kabul with US$ 327 million dollars in aid.
10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: in a Europe where there is "thirst for God," Catholics and Old Catholics should bear credible witness to the Gospel
During an audience with bishops from the Union of Utrecht, Francis recognises "the increasing distance between us on matters of ministry and ethical discernment." Nevertheless, it is "possible to build new bridges of a more profound mutual understanding and practical co-operation". Indeed, "In prayer for and with one another, our differences are taken up and overcome in fidelity to the Lord and his Gospel."
10/30/2014 THAILAND - ITALY
For Thai Buddhists, Francis, the "missionary" pope, embodies the spirit of Assisi, Fr Sala says
by Dario Salvi
Fr Valerio Sala has been a PIME priest in the Asian country for the past five years. He describes how he came to his vocation and how he developed his missionary zeal after a brief stint in Africa. He explains how globalisation and relativism have deeply penetrated Thai culture, as well as the challenges they represent. For him, Christ is the basis for a true "social and moral change."
10/30/2014 TUNISIA
Secularist party wins Tunisia elections
The Nidaa Tounes party wins 85 seats, defeating Ennahda, the main Islamist party. Tunisia was the first country in the Middle East to experience the Arab Spring and the only one to go through a real democratic transition.

Altri articoli
Manila: Card Tagle tells reporters to stop dividing the Church in good and bad
10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The devil exists" and "we have to fight him”, “girded in truth” “armored with justice”.
10/30/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo, the families of Yasukuni war victims: remove criminals from the sanctuary
10/30/2014 ISRAEL
Palestinian killed in Jerusalem suspected of having shot a rabbi
10/30/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, Msgr. Kim elected president of Bishops. Bishop You to Justice and Peace
Manila orders repatriation of citizens from African nations affected by Ebola
10/30/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, rescue operations hampered: more than 300 people buried alive by mud by Melani Manel Perera
10/29/2014 PHILIPPINES
Filipino Church builds more than 1,600 housing units for Yolanda victims
10/29/2014 MIDDLE EAST - ISLAM
Only Christians can show Muslims the "mad utopia" of the Islamic State by Fady Noun 

10/29/2014 RUSSIA
The victims of Stalinist terror remembered In Moscow's Lubyanka Square
10/29/2014 INDIA
For Indian Jesuit, radical Hindu news service is a "tragedy" for democracy
10/29/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing tells Hong Kong delegates they can speak about Occupy, but must be careful about what they say
10/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope calls for "every effort to eradicate" "relentless disease", Ebola
10/29/2014 EGYPT - PALESTINE
Egypt decides to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip
Editor's choices
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.
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."
Top 10
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
10/28/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel Nona
10/29/2014 NEPAL - CHINA - TIBET
Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet
by Christopher Sharma
10/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The true Christian lives of prayer and mission. It's like breathing!
10/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The devil exists" and "we have to fight him”, “girded in truth” “armored with justice”.
10/27/2014 VATICAN
A "great pope", Francis calls Pope Benedict XVI, "great for his intellect, great for his significant contribution to theology, great for his love for the Church"
Manila: Card Tagle tells reporters to stop dividing the Church in good and bad
10/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "No family without a home. No farmer without land. No worker with rights"
10/25/2014 INDONESIA
Semarang:Church hosts conference to strengthen friendship and dialogue between religions
by Mathias Hariyadi


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