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05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: New Evangelization, address the "great challenges" of our time with a "renewed" language and bearing witness to the faith
The challenge of the new evangelization and catechesis depends on one fundamental point: "how to encounter Christ, what is the most consistent place to find Him and follow Him." "The question of how we are educating in the faith, therefore, is not rhetorical, but essential. The answer requires courage, creativity and decision to undertake sometimes still unexplored roads. "
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The new evangelization is "being aware of the merciful love of the Father for us so we too can become instruments of salvation for our brothers and sisters", so fearlessly confronting the "great challenges" of our time with a "renewed " language and offering the...

05/29/2015 SOUTH KOREA – UZBEKISTAN
Tashkent and Seoul agree to boost bilateral economic ties
The two countries will closely cooperate in various economic fields, including technology, health care and security. Uzbekistan will create a favorable environment for South Korean companies. The latter will combine their expertise with Uzbek natural resources. Uzbekistan is ready to support Seoul’s peace plans vis-à-vis North Korea and back its railway project to Europe.
05/29/2015 THAILAND – MYANMAR
Myanmar against UN at ASEAN summit on migrants
ASEAN summit opens in Bangkok to address migrant emergency. Myanmar’s chief delegate slams UNHRC, which called on his country to grant citizenship to the Rohingya. UN sources say that at least 2,600 migrants are still out at sea. There is little hope that the summit will find a solution.
05/29/2015 ISLAM
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation slams Islamic States outrages
A statement by the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) comes out against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Defeating the terrorists needs "drying up the sources of funding of terrorism”.
05/29/2015 INDIA
Criticism of Modi forbidden: University expels a student club
The Ambedkar Periyar Student Circle (APSC) is accused of "spreading hatred" against the Prime Minister criticizing his policies and the ongoing reconversions to Hinduism. An anonymous complaint from radical Hindus triggered the expulsion. The study group is inspired by the ideas of the Dalit BR Ambedkar, one of the "founding fathers" of India.

05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God help us not to be selfish or profiteers, but to have a "life of faith" that "works wonders"
There are "three ways of living." There are those who "live for themselves; quiet, selfish", "Jesus condemns spiritual barrenness ", then there are "those who make a business out of religion" and finally there is the life of faith, for which" whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have obtained and it will happen to you. "
05/29/2015 IRAQ – IRAN
Mar Sako: transcending war for a future of reconciliation and dialogue between Christians and Muslims
The patriarch of Baghdad looks at the future of Christians in the Middle East, which will be "even better" when conflict ends. Through AsiaNews, he called for "patience and prayer,” highlighting the role Christians play as a "bridge" between faiths and cultures. During his pastoral visit to Iran, he met a strong community "that can grow. He also proposed a joint Christian-Islamic committee.
05/29/2015 NEPAL
Nepal’s government blocks "all unauthorized movement" in bid to stop child trafficking
by Christopher Sharma
The authorities in Kathmandu decide that minors can travel only if accompanied by a parent or guardian. The trips must be approved by the District Councils. The police report the death of over 5 thousand children, probably kidnapped or exploited by human traffickers. Catholic organizations at the forefront of the protection of children earthquake victims.
05/29/2015 MALAYSIA - HONG KONG
Kuala Lumpur: No entry visas for Hong Kong pro-democracy activists
Malaysian authorities arrested Hong Kong lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung at Penang International Airport to prevent him from taking part in a forum on the Tiananmen crackdown. After a brief detention, he was repatriated. Joshua Wong, a major figure in the Occupy Central movement, suffered the same fate a few days earlier. “We do not want him to jeopardise our ties with China,” said Malaysian police chief.
05/29/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok, junta sentences "Yellow Shirt" leaders over 2008 clashes
Six leaders of the protest movement, who lead an occupation of the Government House, were sentenced to two years. Released on bail, pending appeal, they are not allowed to travel abroad.
05/29/2015 SYRIA
Islamists and al Qaeda conquer Ariha. Idlib province now under their control
After a “lightning offensive" the jihadist coalition wrestled one of the last government strongholds in the province of Idlib, northwest Syria. Damascus says there is still "ongoing fighting." The rebels close to Latakia, government stronghold and power base of the Assad family.
05/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Rising rates of liver disease and cancer among Sri Lankan farmers
by Melani Manel Perera
Pesticides could be the main culprit, especially glyphosate, an herbicide known for its high level of toxicity. The government has banned the compound, but expert opinion warns that more controls are needed. Even young farmers are getting sick.
05/28/2015 SINGAPORE
Singapore to build five mega childcare facilities on undeveloped land by 2016
The new day care centres will be built on under-utilised land for the benefit of young couples. They are part of a large government scheme to create up to 20,000 childcare spaces. For minister, the new facilities “will further build on our ongoing efforts to better meet the needs of parents”.
05/28/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh to deport 32,000 Rohingya to an island because they harm tourism
The plan is to move refugees from a region Bangladesh wants to develop as a tourist resort. Bangladeshi PM calls Bangladeshi economic migrants "mentally sick," accusing them of hurting the country's image. For Rohingya leader, the plan would only make life worse for the refugees.
05/28/2015 INDIA
India: promises and realities of Modi’s Nationalist government (one year on)
by Nirmala Carvalho
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (Wnta), a network of over 400 voluntary organizations all over the country, has compiled a report on the first 12 months in office of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Many campaigns and development programs have been launched, but with little effect on the population. Concerns over cuts to education and healthcare sector, areas crucial to the future of new generations. Increased violence against religious and social minorities.

Altri articoli
05/28/2015 IRAQ - IRAN
Patriarch of Baghdad: Iran’s Chaldeans, "light, salt and leaven" in the Church of Persia by Louis Raphael I Sako*
05/28/2015 PHILIPPINES
Caritas and Filipino farmers against government repression of peaceful demonstration
05/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: selfish, worldly or rigorous Christians, draw people away from Jesus
05/28/2015 CHINA
China celebrates one million millionaires
05/28/2015 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Husband accuses wife of cheating because she chatted with men on her mobile
05/28/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, mother of two dies after setting herself on fire to protest Chinese repression
05/28/2015 CHINA - RUSSIA
Moscow wants to "restore" Russian sites and monuments in Northeast China by Nina Achmatova
05/27/2015 HONG KONG
The Missionaries of Charity see the poor as benefactors, thanks to them they can serve Jesus
05/27/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, two men arrested for the rape of tribal Catholic girl by Sumon Corraya
05/27/2015 KYRGYZSTAN – UNITED NATIONS
UN calls on Kyrgyz authorities to revise bill that labels NGOs as "foreign agents"
05/27/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
As the parish priest at Baoding’s Mary Queen of China Church is arrested, another Catholic altar is demolished
05/27/2015 SRI LANKA
Less repression but still forbidden to "disagree" with government in Sri Lanka
05/27/2015 IRAQ
Iraqis begin assault on Ramadi, raising fears of sectarian violence
05/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: engagement is "a journey", people who want “everything at once, also give up on everything – at once – at the first problem”
Editor's choices
ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta AllevatoMetropolitan Hilarion, the Moscow Patriarchate’s ‘foreign minister’, made the announcement after a visit to China where he met the leaders of the State Administration for Religious Affairs. The first priest should serve in Harbin. Two more ordinations are expected. With a new Cold War as the background, the Moscow-Beijing strategic alliance also has a Church connection with the People's Republic recognising the latter’s 'political' role in Russia.
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Top 10
05/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth"
05/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Muslims set Christian colony ablaze: new charges of blasphemy
by Jibran Khan
05/25/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
Yangon Cardinal: Myanmar has a moral duty to resolve the Rohingya crisis
by Charles Maung Bo*
05/26/2015 INDIA
Bosco’s story or “the gift of sobriety through the mantle of Mary’s love”
by Bosco Pereira
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair
by Weena Kowitwanij
05/22/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic State takes entire border between Syria and Iraq
05/22/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan: 106 people on trial for the lynching of a Christian couple, accused of blasphemy
05/23/2015 SYRIA
Nuncio in Damascus: no news about Fr Mourad, not even about who abducted him

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