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11/28/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope in Uganda: "worldly pleasures and earthly power do not bring lasting joy and peace"
Fidelity to God "does not diminish our concern for this world, as if we looked only to the future life. On the contrary, it provides a purpose to life in this world and helps us reach out to those in need, to cooperate with others for the common good and to build a more just society, "to protect" life, a gift of God, and protect the wonders nature, creation, our common home ".
Namugongo (AsiaNews) - Pleasures and "earthly power do not bring lasting joy and peace" and fidelityy to God "does not diminish our concern for this world, as if we look only to the future life. On the contrary, it provides...

11/28/2015 ISRAEL
Galilee: first ordination of a Maronite priest in 100 years
by Joan Maria Vernet Mateu, S.D.B.*
The celebration took place in Jish, in the Upper Galilee, and was followed by the whole city. Fr. Sandy Habib was ordained by the Bishop of Haifa. A Salesian priest tells AsiaNews about the atmosphere: "It was a celebration for everyone. You could see the presence of the Holy Spirit. " At the end of the function, singing, dancing and a great banquet in the church garden.
11/28/2015 SINGAPORE
Singapore lifts ban on communism, but not on Jehovah's Witnesses
The government has lifted ban on 240 books, including "The Long March" and erotic novels of the '700, a legacy of British colonialism. Books referring to the sect still banned in the city-state. The Constitution guarantees religious freedom, but the state carefully monitors the practice of worship.
11/27/2015 VATICAN - UGANDA
Pope in Uganda: "The Martyrs, both Catholic and Anglican, are true national heroes"
Bearing witness to the faith was at the heart of Franc’s first two meetings in Uganda. The pontiff stressed the exemplary hospitality that Uganda has for the refugees at a time which we are witnessing the globalisation of a “throwaway culture". He told catechists to “Go forth without fear to every town and village in this country, to spread the good seed of God’s word".
11/27/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope Kenya: extremism stems from lack of education and employment
On the last day of his visit to Kenya, Francis goes to a slum and meets young people before leaving for Uganda. Corruption is "in all institutions, including the Vatican." The marginalized "have a special place in my life and in my choices." They are "a result of new forms of colonialism.

11/27/2015 INDIA – KENYA
From Kenya to India: Catholic schools committed to educating the young
by Nirmala Carvalho
Kevin de Souza, a teacher and director of the Opus Dei Centre in Mumbai, talks about the Strathmore School. Founded in 1958 at the initiative of Saint Josemaria Escriva, it was Kenya’s first interracial school. Later the order also set up the Kimlea Technical Training Centre for young rural women and girls and the Eastlands College of Technology. Half of the Kenyan population is under 25 years with unemployment at 80 per cent.
11/27/2015 PAKISTAN
Pro-environment march unites Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs in Lahore
by Kamran Chaudhry
About 300 people of all religions came together in Punjab’s capital in a march organised in cooperation with St Columban Missionaries. Religious leaders and ordinary citizens want world leaders, who will meet in Paris on 30 November, to reach "a just and binding agreement to limit carbon emissions that are changing the Earth's climate.” Muslim environmentalist complains that Pakistan has some of “the most polluted cities in the world” and is “doing nothing about it".
11/27/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta plans social policy to integrate disabled people
by Mathias Hariyadi
At-risk groups, like the blind, physically challenged, and undocumented, still lack effective protection. A human rights conference in the capital discusses the issue in the presence of the Social Affairs minister with integration as the goal. Alcohol abuse among young people has become a worrisome development.
11/27/2015 BANGLADESH
Religious intolerance growing in Bangladesh, but “it is not certain that ISIS is responsible”
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility in a number of incidents, including a threatening text message sent to a Catholic priest, a letter telling ten Baptist clergymen that their lives are at risk, and an attack by gunmen against worshippers at a Shia mosque. However, it is likely that “ISIS is trying to steal the show.” The Caliphate does not recognise the radical group that operates in Bangladesh. Factional divisions have led to a power struggle among extremist groups.
11/27/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh plans mass execution of 55 people in one day
These include those convicted of crimes related to terrorism and internal revolt. The executions are "imminent". In 2015 151 people executed, the highest number since 1995. Activists: the government uses the death sentences to solve the problem of internal dissidence.
11/27/2015 CHINA - THAILAND
Two Chinese dissidents forcibly repatriated and arrested
The activist Dong Guangping and political cartoonist Jiang Yefei were arrested by Thai police for illegal immigration. Both had received refugee status by the UN, however, the status is not recognized by Bangkok. The Thai police handed them over to Beijing, who immediately arrested them. The two have been targeted by the Chinese authorities for years, subjected to arrest and torture.
11/27/2015 ISRAEL - EGYPT
Coptic Patriarch Tawadros in Jerusalem for the first time in 35 years
by Joshua Lapide
The head of the Coptic Church is in the holy city for the funeral of Archbishop Anba Abraham, who died two days ago. In 1980, Shenouda III forbade the Orthodox Copts from traveling to Jerusalem until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was resolved. Welcomed at Notre Dame, owned by the Holy See. The Coptic Orthodox Church is the largest Christian community in the Middle East.
11/26/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: climate conference would be “catastrophic” if no global “transformational” agreement is reached
In his address to United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Francis called for an “agreement based on the principles of solidarity, justice, equality and participation” to reduce the impact of climate change, fight poverty and respect human dignity. He tells priests and men and women religious to follow Jesus, and serve others, but not out of ambition or interest.
11/26/2015 CHINA – SOUTH KOREA
Phoney “cloning pioneer” plans a cloning animal factory
Once a national hero in South Korea, scientific fraudster Hwang Woo-suk wants to work with China’s Chinese Yingke Boya Gene Technology Ltd to clone prime choice beef. Scepticism prevails among experts on both health and economic grounds.
With Gaza like a huge prison, Caritas Jerusalem is raising funds for Christmas gifts for Christians
The Catholic charity wants to raise US$ 50,000 to buy gifts for the Strip’s 350 Christian families who live in what the Caritas general director describes as a desperate situation, from which many want to escape. He does not want money or aid; instead, he calls on Western Christians to come “in pilgrimage” to the Holy Land, to show their tangible “closeness and solidarity”.

Altri articoli
11/26/2015 INDIA
Bihar to go dry next year
11/26/2015 BANGLADESH
Recuperating fast, Fr Piero soon to return to Italy
11/26/2015 MYANMAR – VATICAN
Card Bo: Jubilee of Mercy for a future of peace and prosperity in Myanmar by Charles Maung Bo*
11/26/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta, respect for human rights only path to social peace by Mathias Hariyadi
11/26/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: never violence in God's name, call to mission and to create a just society
11/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Sialkot, Muslim kidnaps 13 year old Christian girl and forces her to convert to Islam by Jibran Khan
11/26/2015 RUSSIA - TURKEY
Downed jet: Moscow threatens economic consequences, but has strong interests in Turkey by Nina Achmatova
11/26/2015 CHINA
Supreme Court reduces prison term against journalist Gao Yu
11/25/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: fear, mistrust and despair feed violence and terrorism
11/25/2015 JAPAN
From tsunami to winemaking, Fukushima starts over
11/25/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: arrival in Nairobi on the first leg of his trip to Africa
11/25/2015 THAILAND
Between tradition and modernity, the Church’s mission among Thailand’s Paganyaw by Weena Kowitwanij
11/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi inter-faith forum leader attacked
11/25/2015 INDIA
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines by Nirmala Carvalho
Editor's choices
Paris Massacre highlights the failure of Muslim integration in Europe
by Catherine FieldThe attack in the heart of France highlights the crisis of Europe’s model of coexistence. Social unrest, poverty and marginalisation feed youth extremism and radicalisation. A New Zealander journalist, expert on expertise in religion and interfaith dialogue, talks about it after undertaking a journey through the French Muslim world.
For Nîmes imam, Islam should not be held hostage by extremists
by Hochine DrouicheFrench imams condemn the Paris terrorist attacks and disassociate themselves from violence committed in "the name of our religion." At the same time, they ask Muslim communities to dare leading a life of dialogue and friendship with Europeans, without fear or arrogance. For centuries, Muslims have ruled out reason from their religious life. The vice president of French imams bears witness.
Top 10
11/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Karachi, masked men set Christian television station on fire
by Jibran Khan
11/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Sialkot, Muslim kidnaps 13 year old Christian girl and forces her to convert to Islam
by Jibran Khan
11/24/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta wants to reform the law on places of worship, fewer restrictions on building permits
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/25/2015 INDIA
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi inter-faith forum leader attacked
UN Security Council agrees to “take all necessary measure” against the Islamic State
11/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi Christians, Muslims and Hindus demand justice for Fr Parolari
by Sumon Corraya
11/23/2015 VATICAN – AFRICA
In messages to Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa, pope says he is coming as a “messenger of peace"
With Gaza like a huge prison, Caritas Jerusalem is raising funds for Christmas gifts for Christians
11/21/2015 PAKISTAN
Karachi: Caritas Pakistan helping Christian women’s entrepreneurship
by Shafique Khokhar


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