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01/28/2015 EGYPT
Braving Arab-Islamic tradition, Egyptian women are beginning to use the bicycle
Most men in the Arab world's largest Sunni nation view women who ride a bicycle as "shameless". However, despite the traffic, poor safety and lack of bike lanes in Cairo, riding saves time and money (for gas). Go Bike encourages cycling. President al-Sisi did the same by taking part in a cycling marathon.
Cairo (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Even though there is no law against it, Egyptian society still finds it hard to have women ride their bicycle largely because of men, who often attack or insult women who break with tradition. In Egypt, women enjoy...

01/28/2015 ISRAEL - LEBANON - SYRIA
Israel and Hizbollah trade fire after Israeli soldiers are wounded
After Hizbollah shells Israeli military convoy, Israel shells Lebanese border villages. Tensions rose after an Israeli attack killed six Hizbollah militants and an Iranian general. Overnight, Israeli planes hit Syrian bases near Quneitra and the Damascus International Airport.
01/28/2015 KOREA
Korean religious leaders in Pyongyang to pray for peace
North Korea allows the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace to organise a meeting in its capital to mark the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In Seoul, Iranian religious from Iran take part in a conference to counter misunderstandings about Islam.
01/28/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion
by Nirmala Carvalho
During his official visit to India, the US president spoke out in defence of freedom of worship, citing Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. Sajan K George welcomed the words of the US leader in a nation "where violence against minorities, especially Christians, is commonplace." Hindu extremist movements support the government, a "stain" on the country's secular credentials.
01/28/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia
A Franco-Saudi archaeological team is responsible for the discovery. Prof Frédéric Imbert dated the graffiti to 470-475, a time when anti-Christian persecution began, culminating under the usurper Yusuf. Even the Qur'an refers to it indirectly. The findings show how far Christianity had spread at the time, until the arrival of Islam.

01/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the absence of a father, an evil that affects the family and society
"At first, it was perceived as a liberation: liberation from the father-master figure, from the father as a representative of the law that is imposed from the outside". "Sometimes it seems fathers no longer know what place they should occupy in the family and how to educate children. So, when in doubt, they abstain, they withdraw and neglect their responsibilities, perhaps taking refuge in an unlikely relationship 'on par' with their children". Even the civil community neglects or badly exercises its responsibility towards young people, leaving them "orphans of safe streets to play in, orphans of teachers to trust, orphans of ideals”.
01/28/2015 CHINA
Shanghai government calls for more children or the city will collapse
By the end of the year, a third of all residents will be 60 and over. Forgetting 35 years of the country's violent one-child policy, an official with the Family Development Bureau blames women who choose a career over family for the problem. The existing hukou system of family registration, which penalises migrant workers, comes in for criticism.
01/28/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of students march to Yangon, against education reform
by Francis Khoo Thwe
Young people, from different cities, are heading to the commercial capital of Myanmar. They plan to hold a major demonstration to demand amendments to the government text. Organizations and activists alongside the students. Among the most controversial issues, free association and the teaching of local dialects.
01/28/2015 LEBANON-MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs of the East: Peace requires an end to terrorism, help for refugees, resolution of Israeli-Palestinian problem
by Paul Dakiki
An ecumenical meeting in Bkerke to address the difficulties faced by Christian communities. Attended by representatives of Catholic, Orthodox, Armenian, Protestant denominations. Appeal to the Arab and the international community to stop financing and arming terrorists. The need to increase aid to refugees and to hasten their return to their homes. The urgency of electing a president for Lebanon.
01/28/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok, Red Shirt leader jailed for "defamation"
Jatuporn Prompanm charged with insulting the then Prime Minister Vejjajiva during two gatherings in October 2009. No reduction of the sentence: two years in prison. The judges are considering bail request put forward by his lawyer. Analysts speak of attack on opposition critical of junta; "a bigger plan" hatched by "Bangkok elite" to silence dissent.
01/28/2015 JAPAN - SYRIA - ISLAM
Tokyo, leaders of all religions pray for hostages held by Islamic State
About 80 Muslim, Christian and Buddhist religious gathered outside the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to condemn the kidnapping of Kenji Goto Jogo and terrorism by Muslims. A new video shows the Christian reporter and announces: "Less than 24 hours to save him and Jordanian Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh". Japanese official: "We are incompetent, all we can do is ask for help in Amman."
01/27/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka's Tamils ​​welcome the new president "with hope and fear"
by Melani Manel Perera
Tamil votes in the northern part of the country were crucial in ensuring Maithripala Sirisena's victory. Now Tamils want basic human rights restored, the military back in their barracks and new economic policies to curb the price of basic necessities.
01/27/2015 INDONESIA
Catholic intellectuals come together in Jakarta to boost Church's presence in society
by Royani Lim
For the first time, the Commission for the Lay Apostolate of the Indonesian Bishops' Conference brings hundreds of Catholic scholars and intellectuals to the capital in order to create a space for networking on a regular basis.
01/27/2015 CAMBODIA
Building up the Church starting from the bottom up
by Mario Ghezzi
A missionary struggling with a new small community of 10 people, including many who are disabled, shares his many thoughts. Misery is "the most fertile ground" for the Gospel to take root. For a newly baptised woman, "The most beautiful gift I received from God is my disability". Father Mario Ghezzi, PIME missionary, has been in Cambodia for 16 years.
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Lent, a time of personal and communal renewal to defeat the globalization of indifference
Lenten Message of Francis. In the communion of saints, in this sharing in holy things, no one possesses anything alone, but shares everything with others. " those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference". "Anyone who wishes to be merciful must have a strong and steadfast heart, closed to the tempter but open to God. A heart which lets itself be pierced by the Spirit so as to bring love along the roads that lead to our brothers and sisters".

Altri articoli
01/27/2015 TURKEY - SYRIA
Kurdish victory in Kobane worries Erdogan
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "It is not easy" to do God’s will, for this we must pray to recognize it and follow it
01/27/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
For the archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, the word "Allah" can be used in the Bible and in the Mass
01/27/2015 RUSSIA - CRIMEA
The Catholic Church in Crimea must register according to Russian law
01/27/2015 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops condemn Maguindanao carnage: We need a real peace plan
01/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang, Hong Kong journalist arrested for investigating cross demolition
01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/26/2015 INDONESIA
The "war" between police and anti-corruption agency shows President Jokowi's weakness by Mathias Hariyadi
01/26/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Obama and Modi reach nuclear deal without giving details
01/26/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Opposed to new unlawful ordinations, Chinese Catholics are united for religious freedom by Veritas Vincit
01/26/2015 VIETNAM - ASIA
A top Vietnamese architect designs low-cost housing that can withstand natural disasters
01/26/2015 SRI LANKA - VATICAN
Kurunegala: first celebration for St Joseph Vaz, canonised by Pope Francis by Melani Manel Perera
01/26/2015 CHINA
In China, one third of all online products is fake (or hazardous to human health)
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Mainly women transmit the faith
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.
Dossier
Top 10
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
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*
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
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
01/22/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur: Ruling on the word 'Allah' threatens religious freedom
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession

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