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01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
"Heartfelt appeal" for end to fighting and resumption of dialogue in Ukraine. "In becoming man God tasted our own thirst, not only our material thirst for water, but above all the thirst for a full life, free from the slavery of evil and death”. Filipinos, a "wonderful people"
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The "desire for unity" of the disciples of Jesus is part of our "thirst not only material for water, but above all our thirst for a full life, free from the slavery of evil and death." The sentence uttered by Jesus to the Samaritan woman, "Give...

01/24/2015 SOUTH KOREA
Auxiliary of Seoul: youth, the basis of faith. But do not overdo it with activism
The annual meeting for the youth ministry of the South Korean capital this year was directed by Msgr. Peter Chung Soon-taek. During the meeting, in the form of questions and answers, the bishop invites young Catholics to give more space for reflection and prayer: "Only in this way will balances grow in the love of God."
01/24/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE - FRANCE
The massacre in Paris helps Islamic fundamentalism and the Israeli right
by Uri Avnery
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has used the attack for electioneering ahead of the vote. The dispute between Jews and Arabs in French territory legacy of North African colonialism. And anti-Semitism becomes the collector to encourage the return of the Jews to Palestine. The fanatics of both sides, the worst enemies of peace. From the great statesman and Israeli activist.
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
"Despite some misunderstandings and difficulties, there have been advances in interreligious dialogue, also with the faithful of Islam." "The exercise of listening" essential to understand the values of the other and strengthen ones identity. Avoiding "the snares of a conciliatory syncretism which, in the end, is empty and a harbinger of a totalitarianism without values".
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
The State Administration for Religious Affairs has launched plan’s that includes new ordinations without papal mandate. Beijing hardens towards the Holy See. Already now faithful refuse to participate in the ceremonies of the illicit bishops. A return to Maoist politics: the ideal of the Party is to destroy religions. The anti-corruption campaign of Xi Jinping has not yet touched the corruption of the Patriotic Association and the Ministry of Religious Affairs, who have stolen 13 billion euro.

01/24/2015 MYANMAR
Burmese Church promotes a "culture of peace", to heal the wounds of the colonial past
by Pau Lian Cin
Unsolved problems: association between Western culture and imperialism; the growing division among ethnic minorities (converted) and Buddhists Bamar; Christianity seen as a foreign religion. John Paul II’s guidelines on mission, to a Church source of reconciliation. The analysis of a Burmese priest and scholar (Part II).
01/24/2015 INDIA - USA
Obama in India: nuclear energy, terrorism and climate change (in the shadow of China and Pakistan)
The President of the United States lands tomorrow in New Delhi, on his first official visit since the installation of Prime Minister Modi. The tenant of the White House will participate in the parade for India’s Republic Day, but the main issue is the possibility of new investments. An Indian law is likely to curb the "atomic aspirations" of Narendra Modi.
01/23/2015 JAPAN - ISLAM - SYRIA
As the deadline for Japanese hostages expires, the Islamic State begins countdown
Terrorists warn that they are ready to kill the hostages, blaming the Abe government for lying. The mother of one of the hostages says, "I have been in sheer sadness and weeping all the way through." For her, "Kenji is not an enemy of the Islamic State. Please free him!"
01/23/2015 NEPAL
As constitutional talks stall, bishop calls for a secular charter
by Christopher Sharma
Nepal's Constituent Assembly fails to agree on a draft proposal for a new democratic constitution. Various parties blame each other. For the ruling party, Maoist proposal for ethnic federalism is wrong. For Maoists, the majority is denying minorities their "identity" and are showing them little "respect". Catholics and Protestants pray for Nepal's future.
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
In his message for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis calls the family "the paradigm of communication." In it, as in the womb, you learn encounter, language, prayer, closeness, forgiveness. The media often treat the family as "an object" over which to wage ideological battles and not as a place in which to learn to communicate. We need to "relearn to tell, not just to produce and consume information".
01/23/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Kachin Christian teachers raped and killed by soldiers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
Maran Lu Ra and Tangbau Khawn Nan Zin were laid to rest this morning in Myitkyina. Memorial services were held elsewhere in Myanmar, including in Yangon, where about a hundred people met. Activists and NGOs demand an independent investigation, and punishment for the culprits.
01/23/2015 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Card Filoni in Vietnam: following Pope Francis to boost the mission among non-Christians
by Nguyen Hung
On a pastoral visit to Vietnam, the prefect of Propaganda Fide brought the pope's blessing as well as his call to renew the missionary journey. Catholics are tasked with "going out" to proclaim the Gospel before those who "do not yet know God." At a Mass at the Marian Shrine, the cardinal entrusted evangelisation in the Asian country to the Virgin of La Vang.
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Felix Machado comments on the announcement of the cause of beatification of the founder of the Focolare Movement. A "simple, direct, holy woman, who worked for the human family". Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists on the continent appreciate her work.
01/23/2015 NORTH KOREA - CHINA - SWEDEN
Han, a N Korean refugee in Sweden who crossed 7,000 km to escape dictatorship and poverty
The 17-year-old boy has (forged) Chinese papers and speaks with a strong North Korean accent. However, Swedish authorities fear he may be a phony refugee, and wants China's help to identify him. The young man says he forded a frozen river, entered Russia, travelled on the Trans-Siberian railway, and crossed two continents to escape the regime. Now he could be sent back to his death. A Seoul-based NGO calls on the Swedish government to "err on the side of ensuring the boy's safety".
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God’s “work” is reconciliation, because "our God forgives" any sin and "always" forgives
No matter how serious the sins are all you need to do is "repent and ask for forgiveness": "you do not have to pay anything," because "Christ already paid for us". Confession "more than a judgment, is an encounter” with the Lord who "embraces you." "Teach our children, our young people to confess well, so that going to confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to remove a stain. No! It is going to meet the Father."

Altri articoli
01/23/2015 TAIWAN
Taipei: 'Christian Life Communities' reflect on youth education by Xin Yage
01/23/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
King Abdullah, the timid Saudi reformer, is dead
01/23/2015 THAILAND
Impeachment and trial for former Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra
01/22/2015 RUSSIA
In his first address before the State Duma, Patriarch Kirill calls for a revival of Soviet-era solidarity by Nina Achmatova
01/22/2015 INDIA
Indian Bishops tell government no to "saffronisation", yes to secularism
01/22/2015 CHINA
Shanxi: fight against "superstition" leads to hunting witches and feng shui masters
01/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The most important thing about Jesus is not his healing or teaching but that he has saved us and intercedes for us
01/22/2015 MYANMAR
Peace and reconciliation, challenges for Burmese Catholics by Pau Lian Cin
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins by Costanzo Donegana*
01/22/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur: Ruling on the word 'Allah' threatens religious freedom
01/22/2015 SRI LANKA
Government reinstates former General Sarath Fonseka by Melani Manel Perera
01/22/2015 JAPAN - ISLAM - SYRIA
Japanese Muslims: Islamic State is destroying our faith, release the hostages
01/22/2015 YEMEN
President Hadi and Houthi militias reach agreement
01/22/2015 KOREA - RUSSIA - CHINA
Kim Jong-un chooses Russia for first state visit
Editor's choices
IRAQ
The children of Mosul and the future: the "five-star" refugee camp
by Bernardo CervelleraIn the garden of the parish of Mar Elia beside the tents there are containers that serve as classrooms for the children and as a library. Another serves as a room for sewing. A children's choir. Fr. Douglas: "Taking care of refugees does not just mean thinking about eating, drinking, medicines, injections, vaccinations ... The displaced persons need to do something and to cultivate hope."
IRAQ
Way of the Cross: the refugees from Mosul beyond the emergency
by Bernardo CervelleraThere are at least half a million people who have taken refuge in Kurdistan to flee from ISIS. In the Shlama Mall at Erbil: 350 people living in the skeleton of a building under construction, with draped sheets and blankets serving as walls. The ordination of a young man, also a refugee, shows that with the flight, there is something that has not been destroyed: the faith, the traditions, the priesthood.
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01/21/2015 MYANMAR
Burmese army rapes, tortures and kills two Christian Kachin teachers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/18/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope to young people of Manila: Know, cry, think, feel, be with the poor
01/19/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Pope Francis sends telegram to Xi Jinping. Xinhua’s black out on Philippines’ visit
01/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Poverty is not caused by many children, but throw-away culture
01/18/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Pope: Help young people to build a better society, every child should be welcomed
01/19/2015 FRANCE - ISLAM
After Charlie Hebdo, France and the West have to implement a "positive secularism"
by Fady Noun 

01/19/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
On his flight home, the pope said that the gift of tears, the Filipino people, the people of God, were the real protagonists
01/19/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Evangelicals, Muslims, and indigenous Filipinos, grateful for the pope's visit
01/21/2015 INDONESIA
Central Sulawesi, new wave of Islamist violence: Murders, kidnappings, mutilations
by Mathias Hariyadi
01/20/2015 ASIA
A billion viewers, illegal betting, and global jihadism at the 2015 Asian Cup

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