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10/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
The "umbrella revolution": students turn their backs on flag raising for China’s National Day
by Paul Wang
The students boycotted the raising of the flag to mark the founding of the People's Republic of China. Some demand the release of political prisoners and recall Tiananmen. Leung Chun-ying keeps silent. China censors images and news reports on the demands of democracy. 13 Chinese who support Occupy Central arrested. Beijing warns embassies and consulates: do not interfere with the protesters. Support from Canada, Britain, Australia.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - Thousands of demonstrators  continue to block the main roads of the territory on the fourth day of Occupy Central, demanding full democracy for the people of Hong Kong. Yesterday...

10/01/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi: a phone call from police behind (false) rumours about Zafar Bhatti's death
by Jibran Khan
Naureen, the pastor's sister, says police told the family about his murder in cell and then denied them the right to view the body. A church in the city conducted a funeral service. Family and Christian leaders met him in prison yesterday, and found him alive and in good health.
10/01/2014 BANGLADESH
Dhaka: Telecommunications minister removed for attacking Muhammad and Hajj
by Sumon Corraya
At a meeting with the press in New York, Abdul Latif Siddique criticised the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, one of the pillars of Islam. Muhammad created it because Arab people were robbers. Then "he introduced a system stating that his followers will assemble once a year. Through this system," some "income would be generated". For the minister, "It is sheer waste of manpower." Now he could be arrested after a complaint was filed against him.
10/01/2014 IRAN
Iran hangs man for heresy
Mohsen Amir Aslani, a 37-year-old former psychologist, taught religion, giving a new interpretation of the Qur'an. The authorities also accused him of insulting the prophet Jonah.
10/01/2014 INDONESIA
Temporary veto for bill that abolishes direct election of governor and mayor
by Mathias Hariyadi
Indonesia's outgoing president temporarily vetoes controversial bill approved by parliament last week. President-elect Widodo, who has already criticised the law, will now have to solve the controversy with his own means. Some political groups want to keep in check democracy.

10/01/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Scores of mainland supporters of democracy in Hong Kong arrested
Chinese police react angrily to demonstrations in support of Occupy Central and protests in Hong Kong. In almost all of the country's big cities, people are summarily arrested and subjected to overnight interrogations. In some cases, unknown people carry out raids.
10/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Charism, gifts of God for the good of the whole Church
They are a grace given by God, gifted for the good of the whole community and they are good, "when the Church, in the variety of its charisms, is expressed in communion, it can’t go wrong", but "God help us if these gifts become a source of envy or division, of jealousy. "
10/01/2014 PHILIPPINES
Filipino Catholics helping thousands displaced by Mayon volcano
After rumbling back to life a few days ago, the volcano represents a clear and present danger. At least, 11,000 families have fled their homes so far. Caritas Manila and Radyo Veritas launch a fundraising campaign. The measures taken show the Church's "loving presence".
10/01/2014 INDIA
New Delhi, state university abolishes chair named after Mother Teresa
by Santosh Digal
The Indira Gandhi Open University has taken this decision due to lack of funds. For John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council (AICC), terms the decision "reprehensible." The chair offered courses on HIV / AIDS, family education, substance abuse and philosophy.
10/01/2014 MYANMAR
Clashes between Karen rebels and government troops in Mon State, five dead and two wounded
The victims belong to the ethnic militias, who have resumed guerrilla warfare with the army. Hundreds of people have fled their homes because of the intensification of clashes, at least 30 schools closed. The United States upholds sanctions against Myanmar for the use of child soldiers.
10/01/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Donetsk, separatists carry icon in procession: stopped from entering church
by Nina Achmatova
The icon had come from Russia, but the Orthodox clergy were directed to have "no ties" with the militia, much less to give them their blessing. The miraculous icon is that of the Blessed Mother of God of Tikhvin, also called "militia".
09/30/2014 LAOS
Persecution continues in Laos as Christians are detained for meeting to pray
Authorities in Savannakhet raid home and arrest Christian clergyman and six members of his congregation. They were having lunch after Sunday Mass. At present, they are still being held at a government building. The clergyman was brought in handcuffed and shackled. Village authorities had banned Christians from praying together.
09/30/2014 INDIA
Bishop of Pune calls for an end to Hindu-Muslim violence, stresses "we are all Indians"
by Nirmala Carvalho
In Vadodara, police arrest 140 people following sectarian clashes sparked by anti-Islamic pictured posted on Facebook. Gujarat has a dismal record when it comes to sectarian violence. For the bishop of Pune, all religions have contributed to nation-building.
It is "licit and urgent" to stop the aggression of terrorism, Card Parolin says at UN
The Holy See's top diplomat calls for "multilateral action and a proportionate use of force" to ensure "the defence of unarmed citizens." The theory of the "clash of civilizations" ignores "longstanding and profound experiences of good relations between cultures, ethnic groups and religions". The path to follow is to "promote dialogue and understanding among cultures," as well as a sense of "responsibility to protect".
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
"Our life is too easy, our complaints are overdramatized". Think of the great tragedies, of "these Christian brothers and sisters of ours who are driven from their home and left with nothing: 'But, Lord, I have believed in you. Why? Is believing in You a curse, Lord?'".

Altri articoli
09/30/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, police block a course for journalists: "They want to silence us" by Melani Manel Perera
09/30/2014 PHILIPPINES
For Filipino Church, pope's visit to help Catholics "in name only"
09/30/2014 MYANMAR
Burmese Dissident: Little chance of Aung San Suu Kyi becoming President by Francis Khoo Thwe
09/30/2014 CHINA
Need a driver's license, donate a pint of blood to the state
09/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong Chief Executive calls for immediate end to protests. Occupy Central calls for his resignation by Paul Wang
United States and India join forces in fight against terrorism and global security,
09/30/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslims: Condemn extremism, rebuild Iraq with Christians by Louis Raphael I Sako *

09/29/2014 JAPAN
Death toll rises to 36 following Mount Ontake's eruption
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love"
South China Sea: Manila and Washington play war games against Beijing
09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong protests: police violence "a boomerang against the government"
09/29/2014 INDIA
Indian civil society groups call for "zero tolerance" towards radical Hindu groups
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/29/2014 SINGAPORE
For Singapore archbishop, Mary is the star that shows the way for the New Evangelisation
Editor's choices
"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.
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
Top 10
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison
by Jibran Khan
09/24/2014 KOREA
North Korea, people forced to live with 250 grams of food per day
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/24/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: Sharia to be applied to non-Muslims
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women
by Nirmala Carvalho


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