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10/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot be Christian, or move forward, without the power of the Holy Spirit.
"It does us good to praise God, to enter this world of amplitude, of grandeur, generosity and love. It does us good, because then we can move forward in the great commandment - the only commandment, which is the basis of all others - love; love God and love your neighbor"
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "We cannot be Christians without the grace of the Holy Spirit" who gives us the strength to love, said Pope Francis at Mass this morning at Casa Santa Marta.  The Pope centered his homily on St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians in which the...

10/23/2014 PAKISTAN
Lost innocence in Pakistan as sexual abuse and violence against children grows
by Shafique Khokhar - Shumaila Gill
In 2013, more than 3,000 cases of sexual abuse were reported, but the extent of the problem is even greater. Among the more than 1.5 million children living on the streets, 90 per cent are victims of violence. Although Pakistan has ratified the UN convention, there are still no laws or programmes to protect children. Criminal organisations are also behind abuse and exploitation.
10/23/2014 JAPAN
For the bishop of Niigata, charity is the right tool for new evangelisation in Japan
by mons. Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
After a summer of activities on behalf of Caritas Internationalis, the bishop opened the new year with a pastoral visit to his diocese. Rising number of migrants and the decline of the native population are "challenges for the pastoral ministry, which needs a greater impetus." We must "bear witness to God's love through dialogue and work" in order to reach rural communities.
10/23/2014 VIETNAM
Saigon: with Pope Francis, Vietnam laity leads the journey of evangelisation
by Thanh Thuy
On the day dedicated to the missions, parishes in Ho Chi Minh City celebrated hundreds of baptisms. Many young couples and future brides and grooms attended courses on the family in society. A newly baptised said he wants to build a "happy family" on the model of that of Saint Joseph.
10/23/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Video mocks ISIS, "We are beaded, dirty and filthy. We are brainless"
Clip shows bearded men, dancing, with guns as musical instruments. "We are ISIS, we milk the goat even if it's male". The parody however carries a tough political attack: "We are Isis" and "Our pockets are full of Qatari money".

10/23/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong government threatens protesters, ready to use force
An anonymous source confirms that doves have "been side-lined while hawks" have gained "the upper hand," and that "a certain degree of bloodshed would be unavoidable." So far, talks have failed to produce any result.
10/23/2014 CHINA
Hunan, the return of public trials: crowd of 5 thousand "jeer" criminals
The law explicitly forbids them since 1989, but they have never entirely disappeared. The 24 detainees taken to the local sports hall with signs hanging around their neck with their name and alleged crime. Analysts: "It is a throwback to the days of Mao Zedong".
10/23/2014 EGYPT
The new face of Tahrir Square: a journey through the streets of Cairo
by Giulia Mazza inviato
Three years after the 2011 revolution, the capital still bears the marks of the revolt that shook Egypt. Chaotic traffic; crumbling buildings that flank luxury hotels; ongoing work on the square, the symbolic heartland of democracy; well-to-do Heliopolis. One Cairo resident: "We support this new government because we want to build a better country."
10/23/2014 IRAN - USA
For the first time in 35 years Boeing sells aircraft parts to Iran
The company said that the sale was allowed by the American government, and involves “spare parts that are for safety purposes " not new aircraft.
10/23/2014 MYANMAR
Burmese military wants to retain veto power of constitutional reforms
With 25% of the seats allocated to them by law, the military control the country and all modern and democratic reform in society. Issues in dispute include Art. 59 (F) which prevents Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and Art. 436, on the military veto. The next elections scheduled for late October and early November 2015.
10/22/2014 SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
Saudi grand mufti against Twitter as source of all evil and lies
On his 'fatwa' show, Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, comes out against the microblogging site, blaming it for evil as well as moral and social devastation. Users are divided: some agree with the sheikh; others comment his views with sarcasm. In Saudi Arabia, Twitter has the highest number of active users.
10/22/2014 EGYPT
New law to lift restrictions on church building, says Catholic Church spokesman
by Giulia Mazza inviato
Father Rafic Greiche talks to AsiaNews about a draft bill that would remove restrictions on building Christian places of worship. Egypt's parliament is expected to vote on the law in January and February 2015. Under the al-Sisi government Christian security and coexistence with Muslims have improved as "Egypt found itself."
10/22/2014 ITALY - IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch calls on Muslims to show more courage in a "common front" against terrorists
by Dario Salvi
Christians and Muslims must join together to defeat the Islamic State. So far, "fear has prevailed." For Mar Sako, a strong "public rejection" is needed. For Advent and Christmas, he calls for visits to the families of refugees, bringing sweets for the festivity to show closeness and solidarity. He calls for a "long term strategy" to fight bigotry.
10/22/2014 EGYPT
Egypt's Holy Family pilgrimage can now be openly (and safely) undertaken
The Ministry of Tourism and the Coptic Church present a new tourist programme that covers all the sites visited by Joseph, Mary and Jesus during their flight from Herod's persecution. Under the Muslim Brotherhood government, the pilgrimage was stopped. Coptic businessman tells AsiaNews, "for the first time in years we" can "freely express ourselves and our faith, and build a better Egypt, everyone together, Christians and Muslims."
10/22/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "divisions", "envy" and "misunderstandings" divide the Church, the "Body of Christ"
"Wars do not begin on the battlefield: war, wars begin in the heart". "The Church is the Body of Christ! This may seem strange, but it is so, it is not simply a saying, but we really are". The memory of John Paul II, celebrated today, for the first time, as a saint.

Altri articoli
10/22/2014 INDIA
India, Church and civil society to Government: Ban surrogacy by mons. Agnelo Gracias*
10/22/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Opium poppy cultivation hits record-high in Afghanistan
10/22/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippine Church: "inhuman" prisons, too many prisoners in jail pending conviction
10/22/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Archbishop of Gwangju: The Korean family is in ruins, we need answers from the Synod
10/22/2014 VIETNAM
Hanoi: activist blogger Nguyen Van Hai freed from prison and leaves country
10/22/2014 NORTH KOREA - USA
Pyongyang frees Jeffrey Fowle, two Americans still in jail
10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong: first round of talks end in stalemate
10/21/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Pakistan: Forced to marry and convert to Islam by force, a young Christian girl’s struggle for justice by Shafique Khokhar
10/21/2014 MALAYSIA
Islamic authorities slam "I want to touch a dog"
10/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The Christian is a man or a woman who knows how to wait for Jesus and this is a man or woman of hope"
10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy Central waits for talks with the government, High Court bars protesters from Mong Kok and Admiralty by Paul Wang
10/21/2014 INDIA
India, Catholics and Hindus "working together against the globalization of indifference" by Nirmala Carvalho
10/21/2014 IRAN - IRAQ
United Nations admits Tehran "meeting its commitment" on nuclear programme
10/21/2014 ASIA
Stock market 'volatility', a worrying sign about the health of the global economy by Maurizio d'Orlando
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.
Dossier
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*
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop
by Jibran Khan
10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/16/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians
10/21/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Pakistan: Forced to marry and convert to Islam by force, a young Christian girl’s struggle for justice
by Shafique Khokhar
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
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"
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the dignity and political consciousness of Hong Kong
by Mary Yuen Mee-yin*
10/16/2014 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Filipino couple tells Synod that the traditional family is a gift, that enlightened charity is needed for others

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