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01/27/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
For the archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, the word "Allah" can be used in the Bible and in the Mass
In a pastoral letter, the prelate spoke about the legal dispute between the weekly Herald and the government. The court's decision is limited to the Catholic publication, he said. Thus, the word can be used in other contexts and publications. For Mgr Leow, the faithful must be a people of "faith and hope," fighting for justice and the truth.
Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews) - The ban on the use of the word "Allah" is limited only to the Catholic weekly Herald, and does not apply to the Bible, Masses and other religious services. In the latter cases, the...

01/27/2015 RUSSIA - CRIMEA
The Catholic Church in Crimea must register according to Russian law
The Vatican does not recognize the annexation of the peninsula to Russia, but the priority now is not to abandon the local community. AsiaNews sources: "It 'a difficult process even for the Orthodox." The authorities reassure the renewal of visas for the non-Russian clergy, but problems remain.
01/27/2015 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops condemn Maguindanao carnage: We need a real peace plan
At least 43 special forces killed during shootout between security forces and rebel militias. The Bishops Conference speaks of "act of violence against human life", in a land "tired of battles and conflicts." The bishops call for a "inclusive” solution, based on "correct principles" for all. Even for MILF leaders peace is "the only possible solution."
01/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang, Hong Kong journalist arrested for investigating cross demolition
The woman, Jiang Yannan, was released after a long interrogation: she had been followed and those she interviewed harassed. The authorities have knocked down over 400 Christian crosses in a government campaign of "rectification". Chinese journalists increasingly targeted: still no news of Zhang Miao and Xin Jian.
01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
The central government pushes 280 thousand citizens to move in the Tibetan capital to "support the advancement of the region". The government in exile: "With this excuse, they are in fact marginalizing the natives from every sphere of influence". Since the launch of migration policies to date, non-Tibetans living in the region have increased tenfold.

01/26/2015 INDONESIA
The "war" between police and anti-corruption agency shows President Jokowi's weakness
by Mathias Hariyadi
The power struggle currently underway in Indonesia is threatening the country's stability. The corruption watchdog blocked the appointment of a close associate of former President Megawati to the post of police chief. As a result, the anti-corruption agency's chief has become the victim of a smear campaign, whilst his deputy chief has been arrested. Human rights activists and civil society groups have taken to the streets to defend the rule of law. The president is a hostage of those powerful groups that backed his presidency bid.
01/26/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Obama and Modi reach nuclear deal without giving details
After years of deadlock, the two powers take an "important step" to implement an earlier 2005 US decision to provide India reactor components. The US leader shortens his visit to fly to Saudi Arabia. China cast its shadow over the meeting.
01/26/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Opposed to new unlawful ordinations, Chinese Catholics are united for religious freedom
by Veritas Vincit
Chinese Catholics oppose the government's decision to ordain "independent" bishops. Candidates are called to refuse their "unlawful ordination". The official and underground Churches must "stand up" to these abuses.
01/26/2015 VIETNAM - ASIA
A top Vietnamese architect designs low-cost housing that can withstand natural disasters
​​Vo Trong Nghia and his team want to build prefabricated homes for less than US$ 4,000 that can resist earthquakes, floods, and typhoons. Thrilled by the project, the first beneficiary of the bamboo and coconut leaf prototype home is a farmer in the Mekong Delta. NGOs and international organisations are ready to support large-scale use of this technology.
01/26/2015 SRI LANKA - VATICAN
Kurunegala: first celebration for St Joseph Vaz, canonised by Pope Francis
by Melani Manel Perera
Some 6,000 children from diocesan catechism classes attend the Mass led by Card Ranjith. The new saint is praised as a model missionary for children and adults.
01/26/2015 CHINA
In China, one third of all online products is fake (or hazardous to human health)
According to official statistics, up to 350 million Chinese have shopped online. A government-backed study indicates a high risk for consumers, state TV reported. Bootleg products include a mobile phone with a fake circuit board, toys without proper safety certification, and ordinary soil sold as fertiliser.
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Mainly women transmit the faith
It is ' the path chosen by Jesus, "who wanted to have a mother. "All of us have received the gift of faith. We have to safeguard it." Two things oppose our "living faith": "the spirit of fear and shame." . "We ask the Lord for the grace to have a sincere faith, a faith that is non-negotiable depending on the opportunities that come.
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
The controversy over Catholics who have children "like rabbits" has overshadowed the Pope’s message about ideological attacks on the family a "colonization" to be freed of. The UN and development agencies funds used for "reproductive health". Collaboration with other religious traditions, including Jews and Muslims vital to counter this "ideological colonization".
01/26/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
More blood in Tahrir Square four years after anti-Mubarak revolution
15 people killed in clashes with police. A policeman also killed. Dozens injured and hundreds of arrests. A woman, left-wing activist, was killed the day before in Cairo. A 18 year old girl killed in Alexandria. Police accuse Islamist militants. Bomb attack in a neighborhood of the capital and the Nile delta.
01/26/2015 PHILIPPINES
Maguindanao: 30 policemen killed in clashes with MILF rebels, peace agreement flounders
Victims include militiamen. The violence triggered by a police raid in a village in search of two suspected terrorists believed responsible for numerous bomb attacks. The police did notify MILF leaders of the raid, as required by the peace agreement.

Altri articoli
01/26/2015 JAPAN - SYRIA - ISLAM
Tokyo confirms death of hostage and takes time on the exchange of prisoners
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
01/24/2015 SOUTH KOREA
Auxiliary of Seoul: youth, the basis of faith. But do not overdo it with activism
01/24/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE - FRANCE
The massacre in Paris helps Islamic fundamentalism and the Israeli right by Uri Avnery
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics by Bernardo Cervellera
01/24/2015 MYANMAR
Burmese Church promotes a "culture of peace", to heal the wounds of the colonial past by Pau Lian Cin
01/24/2015 INDIA - USA
Obama in India: nuclear energy, terrorism and climate change (in the shadow of China and Pakistan)
01/23/2015 JAPAN - ISLAM - SYRIA
As the deadline for Japanese hostages expires, the Islamic State begins countdown
01/23/2015 NEPAL
As constitutional talks stall, bishop calls for a secular charter by Christopher Sharma
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
01/23/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Kachin Christian teachers raped and killed by soldiers by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/23/2015 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Card Filoni in Vietnam: following Pope Francis to boost the mission among non-Christians by Nguyen Hung
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
01/23/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Kachin Christian teachers raped and killed by soldiers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins
by Costanzo Donegana*
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
01/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Poverty is not caused by many children, but throw-away culture
01/21/2015 INDONESIA
Central Sulawesi, new wave of Islamist violence: Murders, kidnappings, mutilations
by Mathias Hariyadi
01/21/2015 AUSTRIA - SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
Saudi dialogue centre harshly criticised for not condemning flogging of blogger Badawi
01/20/2015 ASIA
A billion viewers, illegal betting, and global jihadism at the 2015 Asian Cup
01/21/2015 SYRIA - ISLAM - JAPAN
One of the two Japanese men held and threatened of death by the Islamic State in Syria is Christian
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho

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