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11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
Anonymous sources suggest Beijing could propose two names with the Vatican choosing one. Even Pope Benedict XVI called for an agreement with the government on episcopal appointments. The CCPA is however considered an important, untouchable "historic legacy". It is also a one of China's most Maoist and corrupt agencies involved in business dealings worth billions, spared so far, from Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign.
Rome (AsiaNews) - Beijing is prepared to give the Vatican a voice and share in episcopal appointments. Indeed, the Holy See would be granted the right choose between two candidates proposed by the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA). China, however is adamant about...

11/21/2014 MYANMAR
Fr Robert, a PIME missionary who went from Myanmar to a Papua New Guinea mission "on water"
Fr Robert talks about his story, illustrating the maturing of the Church of Myanmar, which this year marks the 500th anniversary of its first evangelisation. The faith brought by the missionaries is now offered across geographic boundaries and cultures.
11/21/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Jerusalem: calm returns to the Esplanade of the Mosques
Israeli police drops age limit on men visiting the holy place. For now, things are under control. A spate of attacks shake but do not break the calm. PM Netanyahu attacks mayor of Ashkelon for banning Arab workers from his town.
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the migrant, "a reminder of the need to eradicate inequality, injustice and abuses"
Migration "remains an aspiration to hope… to seek a better future wherever that may be". Those who leave their country should not be seen as a problem, but a person who contributes to the economic development and a possible "partner in the construction of richer communities", "stimulating the development of inclusion, creativity and respect for the dignity of all".
11/21/2014 INDIA
India, an open pit latrine that continues to kill thousands of children each year
In a world of some seven billion people, about 60 per cent of its residents without toilets live in India. Poor sanitation and hygiene as well as water pollution cause acute, often fatal diarrhoea and cholera. The government's Clean India campaign promises to solve the emergency, but ordinary Indians remains sceptical.

11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Archbishop of Yangon: Myanmar's Jubilee Church, rebuilding the nation
by Francis Khoo Thwe
From November 21 to 23 in the final stage of celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Catholic presence in Myanmar will be held. A reality that has taken 500 years, born and nurtured by missionary institutes. From the "sacrifices” in order to proclaim the Gospel gushed "seed" of faith. The prelate calls for a renewal, "according to the guidelines laid down by Pope Francis."
11/21/2014 MYANMAR - VATICAN
Church in Myanmar, five centuries of missionary history (a profile)
The first proclamation of the Gospel in Burma dates back to the sixteenth century, thanks to the work of the Dominicans, Franciscans and Jesuits. Of particular value the work of the PIME in remote areas, including among the tribals, who they help to discover building with bricks, writing and sanitation. Catholicism is stronger than the persecution of the military regime.
11/21/2014 KOREA
Korean unification could cost "$ 500 billion"
Without "reliable data on North Korea's financial and economic situations," unification could create a shock as big as the collapse of Lehman Brothers, South Korea's Financial Services Commission chief says. However, for South Korea, unification could be an economic "bonanza" as it combines its capital and technology with the North's labour and natural resources. The Catholic Church fears instead that North Korean workers might become "modern slaves, underpaid and marginalised".
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: churches must never become businesses
Redemption is free " when the Church or churches start doing business, then it is said that salvation is not so free ...". "There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!"
11/21/2014 PHILIPPINES
Philippines, still no justice for the victims of "the worst political massacre" ever
Five years after the massacre, ordered by the Ampatuan clan to eliminate the rival Mangudadatu family, no has been charged. 58 people died in the attack, including dozens of journalists following the election campaign. Real risk of a court battle to the bitter end, that could end in a stalemate. Even Card. Tagle condemns corruption "born in the family."
11/21/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo, Shinzo Abe dissolves the lower house and calls early elections
Prime Minister announces December vote, two years before the end of his mandate. The move indicates a willingness to "better explain" the economic policies of his government, which up to now seem to have failed. The country is in recession.
11/20/2014 INDONESIA
Indonesia's Year of the Consecrated Life celebrates the "beauty and dignity of vocations"
by Mathias Hariyadi
In a pastoral letter, the country's Catholic bishops highlight the example of priests, religious or nuns. A children's book with information about all the religious orders and congregations is planned. The country has at least 6,800 seminarians.
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
Speaking at an interfaith conference sponsored by a Saudi institution, Mar Sako describes a "wounded" Middle East. The liberation of Mosul and the Nineveh Plain is a priority for the return of displaced people, Christian and non-Christians, forced to live in appalling conditions. The silence of Muslim leaders is fueling jihadist violence, we need a clear condemnation.
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
The "challenge" of solidarity and the "paradox of plenty": "there is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat". "The the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by “market priorities”, and the “primacy of profit”. The "moral obligation to share the economic wealth of the world." "A source of inspiration is natural law, inscribed in the human heart, that speaks a language that everyone can understand: love, justice, peace, elements that are inseparable from each other"
11/20/2014 CHINA
Occupy Central supporters arrested in mainland China
The Chinese government detained almost a hundred activists and citizens last month for expressing support for Hong Kong's democratic struggle. Now it is putting them on trial for "creating a disturbance" or "inciting subversion of state power". The "guilty" face up to five years in prison.

Altri articoli
11/20/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israeli Soldiers ready to demolish Palestinian attackers' homes by Joshua Lapide
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus weeps before the closure of our hearts, as he wept over Jerusalem
11/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Christian politicians and religious leaders agree to a memorandum for a "single Ukrainian Church" by Nina Achmatova
11/20/2014 NEPAL
A Hindu "living goddess" chooses to study with Catholics by Christopher Sharma
11/20/2014 INDIA
Haryana, guru charged with murder arrested. One child and five women found dead
11/20/2014 MYANMAR
Myanmar army attacks Kachin camp: 23 dead and 13 wounded
11/20/2014 KOREA - UN
Pyongyang threatens nuclear test in response to UN inquiry
11/19/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Yujiang's underground bishop released but under police surveillance
11/19/2014 NORTH KOREA - UNITED NATIONS
UN committee slams North Korea for crimes against humanity
11/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central condemns attack on Hong Kong's parliament by Paul Wang
11/19/2014 CHINA
Set to go on trial in Beijing, Gao Yu claims innocence, blames her "confession" on threats
11/19/2014 INDIA
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words by Nirmala Carvalho
11/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for the Holy Land, "building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a torment"
11/19/2014 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Netanyahu "iron fist" against terrorism on synagogue by Joshua Lapide
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IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel NonaThe donations made through the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign are used to buy food, warm clothes, blankets for refugees and rent houses or caravans given the early onset of winter and. Two women have defended their Christian faith before the Islamist militants who wanted to convert them, despite the threat of death. A refugee among refugees, Msgr. Nona discovers a new way of being a pastor.
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."
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11/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Abortion, euthanasia and test tube children are false compassion, life is always sacred
11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/18/2014 INDIA
Tamil Nadu, 100 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
11/15/2014 CHINA
China, the Party warns: Chinese Communists cannot follow a religion
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/17/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch and Speaker of Parliament: Christians essential to Iraq's future
by Joseph Mahmoud
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against a Church that is a "group of ecclesiastical disciples" that wants to keep the Lord away "from the peripheries"
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia

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