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08/21/2014 IRAQ - LEBANON
Erbil: patriarch tells refugees fleeing Islamists "Today, we are all the Chaldeans"
by Fady Noun 

Beshara al Rahi visited families living in refugee centres in Iraqi Kurdistan. They are the "mystical body of Christ that renews itself." Even today, they continue to flee under the threat of an Islamic state. The moral anguish is even worse than the physical devastation. Through suffering, the solidarity of the Chaldean Church is winning back the country.
Erbil (AsiaNews) - It is in Iraq that the Church of the Arab world suffers today. That is where the passion of the mystical body of Christ is renewing itself, following the rule laid down by Saint Paul that "If [one] part suffers, all the parts suffer with...

08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
The faithful of the Salvation Church in Pingyang (Wenzhou) were violently harassed by police and thugs in an attempt to defend the cross of their church. Lawyers say this violates the Chinese Constitution. The government of Wenzhou defends itself: only a tiny fraction of the buildings were destroyed churches. But Protestant pastors accuse it of persecution.
08/21/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Eastern Churches, the use of force is legitimate to defend Iraq's Christians
The leaders of Eastern Churches call for the ouster of the Islamic state from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains. For Syriac Catholic Patriarch Yousef II Younan, the international community must have the "courage" to live up "to its principles." Mar Sako says Eastern Churches, when together are "big and strong".
08/21/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
The archbishop of Kyiv sounds the alarm, calling for prayers. Local bishops report ongoing persecution. Separatists are seizing churches and monasteries in Donetsk and Luhansk.
08/21/2014 INDIA
India's infertility clinics, the other side of surrogacy in India
In three years, the number of facilities rose 20 per cent. Although infertility has not increased in the country, a high number of people (64 per cent) prefer artificial insemination or surrogate mothers. Surrogacy is thus spreading among Indian couples.

08/21/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican
by Wang Zhicheng
Zhuo Xinping, of the Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing says Pope Francis "will improve" relations being "a Jesuit" and "Latin American". Li Xiangping speaks of a "new atmosphere". But Party press do not report on the Pope’s statements or telegrams. A website recalls the "two mountains" to be overcome: diplomatic relations with Taiwan and "interference" in the internal affairs of China. Generic statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.
08/21/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
James Foley, a journalist who had to make "sense" of war
Born into a Catholic family, he came late to journalism after a career teaching inner-city kids. He was drawn to reporting in war-torn countries because of his brother, a member of the US Air Force, and felt he had to be there to understand the big issues. During his captivity in Libya in 2011, he prayed and recited the rosary.
08/21/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple
by Mathias Hariyadi
The complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, risks being destroyed like the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Authorities strengthen security measures. Citizens invited to participate in the defense of "cultural heritage". President Yudhoyono declares jihadist violence "humiliating" for Islam.
08/21/2014 THAILAND
Army leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is new Prime Minister of Thailand
Powers conferred by interim Parliament, with a unanimous vote. He was the only candidate for the leadership of the government. Formal ratification of King Bhumibol Adulyadej needed. The new prime minister will reform the country without a real internal opposition; next elections slated for the end of 2015.
08/21/2014 CHINA
Trial opens against members of the cult "of Almighty God"
Five members of the sect are charged with the murder of a woman. A sixth member, a minor, will be judged separately. In recent months, 1000 members of the sect have been arrested, judged an "evil and illegal cult". They have been tortured to force them to give up their beliefs.
08/21/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, three more deaths in prison: Medical care denied
The victims were among those arrested following a peaceful demonstration fired upon by Chinese police. Their death brings to five the number of inmates who has died in prison after the shooting.
08/20/2014 CHINA
Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could get ten years in prison
by Wang Zhicheng
The police are suspicious over his meetings with former USA ambassador Gary Locke and his travels to Japan. However, their main issue is his criticism of the party apparatus and the career of its princelings.
08/20/2014 EGYPT
Attacks on Egyptian churches a year later
by Nirmala Carvalho
In an interview, the principal of a Jesuit school in Minya talks about "an anniversary that the world wanted to forget." Today, "the situation has improved" in the city, especially in the relations between Muslims and Christians. The Islamic community "reassures us of the need of our presence here."
08/20/2014 NEPAL
Floods leave 200 people dead and 10,000 families homeless
by Christopher Sharma
For residents, this is the worst environmental disaster in 70 years. At present, 400 people are missing with hundreds injured. Some 30,000 homes have been flooded, 5,000 damaged. In Bardia District, there is no drinking water. The carcasses of dead animals are causing fear of disease. The Catholic Church and Caritas are providing aid.
08/20/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur: ready to hit pubs, discos and breweries dreaming of the Islamic Caliphate
Malaysian police arrest 19 suspected militants, who were preparing a wave of attacks in the country. They were targeting, pubs, nightclubs and bars. The ultimate goal was the creation of an Islamic state on the model born in Syria and Iraq. Plans include trips to the Middle East to learn battle techniques.

Altri articoli
08/20/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Violence resumes in Gaza. Israel "is not defending itself, its defending its occupation”
08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
08/20/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
Patriarch al-Rahi in Kurdistan for the future of Christians and the fight against Islamists by Fady Noun
08/20/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Islamists behead US reporter abducted in Syria in response to Obama’s airstrikes
08/20/2014 JAPAN
Torrential rains and landslides: 18 dead and 13 missing in Hiroshima
08/19/2014 CHINA
To stop corruption, the party must act within the limits of the constitution by Bao Tong
08/19/2014 SRI LANKA
Jaffna: rising suicide rate among civil war victims by Melani Manel Perera
08/19/2014 INDIA
For ultranationalists, India is Hindu and its people cannot be secular by Nirmala Carvalho
08/19/2014 IRAQ
As the liberation of the Nineveh Plains gets underway, Kurdistan bishop waits for Pope Francis
08/19/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Moscow-linked Ukrainian Orthodox Church calls for Crimea's return to Kyiv by Nina Achmatova
08/19/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza war: Truce prolonged for another 24 hours
08/19/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Lochung, two Tibetans die in Chinese police custody
08/19/2014 MYANMAR
Kachin Bishops urge "sustainable" solution to conflict, "peace is possible" in Myanmar by Francis Khoo Thwe
08/19/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
The Pope, example of compassion and consolation for Korean society by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
Editor's choices
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
ITALY - IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul" to respond directly to Iraq's emergencyAsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis's urgent appeal "to guarantee all necessary assistance - especially the most urgently needed aid - to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others." More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes leaving everything behind and now have nothing to live on. To help them, five euros a day are enough. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, which will distribute them according to the needs of each family.
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08/15/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope calls on Korean Catholics to reject inhumane economics and the culture of death
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/15/2014 IRAQ
For Mosul Archbishop, Islamist violence has led to new "unity" among Christians and the Church of Iraq
08/15/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells young people in Asia to pray for Korea's reunification, that God never tires of forgiving
08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Disabled, men and women religious and lay people in the pope's "ministry of compassion"
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells Asia's young people to wake up and not to be afraid to bring faith to society
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope beatifies Korean martyrs who encourage us to ask ourselves if we are ready to die for the faith
08/19/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
The Pope, example of compassion and consolation for Korean society
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope ready to talk to countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Vatican
08/20/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur: ready to hit pubs, discos and breweries dreaming of the Islamic Caliphate

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