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09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad: "UN mandate", not "innocent victims", needed in Iraqi crisis
Mar Sako says the Paris agreement is "positive”, but warns that any action should be under the auspices of the United Nations. The head of the Chaldean Church emphasizes that "bombs are not a solution" and hopes in collaboration of Arab nations who "know" the region. He calls for support for the new Iraqi government, even if "a true reconciliation will take time".
Brussels (AsiaNews) - The agreement reached in Paris "is a good thing," even though "any intervention" on the ground "should be coordinated by the United Nations, not by one country alone". Moreover,  "bombs are not...

09/16/2014 UKRAINE
For Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ukrainian politicians do not like the people
by Nina Achmatova
The head of the press service of the pro-Moscow Ukrainian Orthodox Church slams Maidan's too many leaders, looks at the differences with Scotland, which is set to vote on independence. No one there threatened to wipe out separatists.
09/16/2014 SRI LANKA
Goodbye to Sarath Fernando, who dedicated his life to the protection of creation in Sri Lanka
by Melani Manel Perera
The Catholic intellectual died at the age 71 from cardiac arrest. Engaged since his youth in social and political activism, he also founded a number of movements to defend farmers.
09/16/2014 PALESTINE
Schools reopen in Gaza, but children have "lost their humanity"
For Fr Manawel Musallam, who runs a Catholic school in the Gaza Strip, it is impossible for Palestinian children to go back to normal. Israeli bombing destroyed 24 schools and damaged 190 others. Out of 1.8 million people, nearly 45 per cent under 14.
09/16/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
For China's parliamentary speaker, Beijing's democratic proposal "has obtained the support" of the people of Hong Kong
Zhang Dejiang, speaker of China's rubberstamp parliament and third-ranking official in China's system of government, defends Beijing's proposal for election in Hong Kong. "The decision was made very solemnly after listening to opinions from different sectors in Hong Kong," he said. Meanwhile, Occupy Central protests continue.

09/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Its’ not enough to preach well, if you lack the closeness and compassion of the Lord when He "visits" His people
"Closeness. This is how God works. "You can preach the Word of God brilliantly: there have been many excellent preachers throughout history. But if these preachers have failed to sow hope, that sermon is useless. It is mere vanity". "May our Christian witness be a witness that brings the closeness of God to His people, that closeness that sows hope."
09/16/2014 EGYPT
Muslim Brotherhood leader gets life as secular pro-democracy activist gets out on bail
Abdul Fattah, a pro-democracy activist and blogger who led the Arab spring against former Egyptian President Mubarak, had been sentenced to 15 years for violating anti-protest law. On top of their legal problems, the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, are expelled from Qatar, which had protected so far. Turkey might be their next home.
09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Iranian absence at Paris Conference "regrettable"
France begins reconnaissance flights in Iraq; US air raids spread to the south-west of Baghdad. Silence on raids in Syria to counter militants of the Islamic State. Russia will contribute with a deep analysis of the situation.
09/16/2014 VIETNAM
Evangelization in the family and communion with the Church: aims of Mỹ Tho Diocese
by Trung Tin
Msgr. Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm invites people to "build a solid faith" to counter a "materialistic society". The diocese covers a wide agricultural area, with young people fleeing to the cities in search of work. Prelate says they need "targeted programs" of "aid" and moments of prayer in the family to strengthen the faith.
09/16/2014 CAMBODIA - CHINA
Protest over Sino-Cambodian dam: Phnom Penh arrests 11 activists
They blocked a group of officials, including Chinese engineers, from visiting the site in for the proposed mega-dam. The police deny the arrest and speak of "invitation" for interrogation. Over the weekend monks and farmers held a hunger strike in front of the Chinese Embassy, dispersed by the authorities.
09/16/2014 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh, Hindu radicals attack university professor: he spoke in favor of Kashmir
by Nirmala Carvalho
The vice-chancellor of Vikram University is “guilty” of speaking out in favour of Kashmiri students (and Muslims) affected by the floods. The police have not yet arrested anyone. The victim is hospitalized for trauma.
09/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
One Hongkonger in two against Beijing's anti-democratic proposal
For 48 per cent of survey participants, pro-democracy lawmakers should vote against mainland China's election law. Thousands of people march in silence and mourning to lift the Occupy Central movement. Professors support student strike and criticise the mainland's openness.
09/15/2014 BANGLADESH
Mutual respect and rosary are ​​the recipe for happiness for Catholic families in Bangladesh
by Sumon Corraya
The Diocese of Rajshahi organised its 13th annual pastoral Meeting on the topic of 'Evangelisation in Christian families'. To overcome everyday problems, people must "live according to the teachings of Christ."
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
Msgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
09/15/2014 INDIA
Thousands of Christians march in Bangalore against violence in Iraq, Syria and Africa
by Santosh Digal
A "Sunday of solidarity" was held for persecuted Christians around the world. For archbishop of Bangalore, silence means "to be complicit in these acts of violence against humanity."

Altri articoli
09/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: two mothers, "two women - Mary and the Church – carry forward the hope that is Christ, gift us Christ"
09/15/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, Msgr. Ramazzotti "inspiration and provocation for all Indian Catholics" by sr. Benigna Menezes*
09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an by NAT da Polis
09/15/2014 SRI LANKA
The website of Pope Francis' visit to Sri Lanka already accessible by Melani Manel Perera
09/15/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Half of Chinese billionaires plans to flee their country within five years
09/15/2014 MIDDLE EAST-UN
Haines beheading "heinous and cowardly". Paris summit to counter Islamic State
09/15/2014 INDONESIA - TURKEY
Indonesia, four Turkish citizens arrested for "ties" with the Islamic state by Mathias Hariyadi

09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world by Gregorio III Laham*
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/13/2014 INDONESIA
Following Pope Francis, Indonesian priests and religious renew vocational challenge by Mathias Hariyadi
09/13/2014 INDIA
Bihar, four people arrested for "forcing" Dalit to convert to Islam by Nirmala Carvalho
09/13/2014 PHILIPPINES
PIME missionary: MILF political party, a "positive" step in the interests of peace in the Philippines
Editor's choices
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
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.
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Top 10
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better
by Christopher Sharma
09/10/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ - UNITED STATES
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/09/2014 IRAQ - UNITED NATIONS
UN: the Islamic state uses child suicide bombers, 30 million deprived of the right to education
09/09/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Uri Avnery: The danger of the Islamic State and of Israeli Messianic Zionism
by Uri Avnery
09/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus "is not a professor", he is in the midst of the people, he "chose sinners" and always prays for us
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
09/09/2014 AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Afghanistan, kidnapped Indian Jesuit "is alive and safe"
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera

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