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10/06/2015 VATICAN
Pope: no to rigid ministers, the Lord asks for mercy
"Where there is the Lord there is mercy. And St. Ambrose added: 'And where is rigidity, there are its ministers''. "We only understand God's mercy when it was poured out on us, our sins, our miseries ..."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - " Where there is the Lord there is mercy. And St. Ambrose added: 'And where is rigidity, there are its ministers'',  said Pope Francis during mass this morning in Casa Santa Marta. The Pope was...

10/06/2015 ASIA
El Niño could cause outbreaks of dengue fever in Southeast Asia
International researchers warn that that latest warming trend is "ideal" for dengue haemorrhagic fever. Countries in South-East Asia are at risk because their health care systems might not be able to cope with his year’s outbreak. On average, nearly 400 million infections are recorded each year.
10/06/2015 VATICAN
Synod: for pope doctrine on marriage not in question, communion for divorced and remarried people not the only problem
Several of the 72 participants centred their address on the “growth of the couple and the family and the treatment needed to help this growth." How the Church can “be a welcoming community that supports families in need” was one of the issues touched.
10/06/2015 JAPAN
Japanese wins Nobel Prize in Physics for neutrino mass discovery
Takaaki Kajita shares the award with Arthur B. McDonald. Their work shows how neutrinos, subatomic particles that are the "building blocks" of matter, “flip”. For Japan, this is a second honour after another Japanese was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine yesterday.
10/06/2015 ISRAEL
Protest: Israel’s Catholic schools turn the page and start year
The Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem and the Patriarchate’s director general visited the country’s Catholic schools. After the four-week strike, this school year has "a special taste and significance" with pupils “full of enthusiasm”. For Mgr Marcuzzo, children need to learn about Pope Francis’ Laudato si’.

10/06/2015 SRI LANKA
Eliminating poverty by distributing lands for agriculture. President Sirisena’s plan
by Melani Manel Perera
The unused land owned by the state and private citizens will be converted to agricultural production. Sri Lanka imports more than 80% of the food needs for chilli, soy, green and black beans. In 2014 it spent about 38 million euro. Sirisena to return about 600 acres of land confiscated by the military in the north to their owners.
10/06/2015 HONG KONG
Woman dies in a Hong Kong McDonald's, and no one notices for seven hours
The homeless woman was found dead on Saturday morning, 24 hours after she had entered the restaurant. CCTV footage shows her slumping after 1 am at a table. No one noticed until in the morning.
Turkey and NATO against Russian raids. But the US "are not serious in the fight against the Islamic State"
by Paul Dakiki
Twice Russian military planes trespassed into Turkish airspace. NATO accuses Moscow of "irresponsible behavior". The UN is concerned about the " a lot of different countries and different coalitions " fighting in Syrian skies. A war for hegemony and influence in the Middle East. Iraq prefers the Russians to the US-led coalition: they are more "serious" in fighting Daesh. Even Italy goes to war.
10/06/2015 INDONESIA
Archbishop of Jakarta: Like Jesus, show compassion for the poor, vulnerable and marginalized
by Royani Lim
Msgr. Suharyo’s invitation to 200 participants at the conference organized by the Catholic Women’s Association (Wkri). Compassion is part of the local culture, as shown by the bas-reliefs of the Buddhist temple of Borobudur. Christ did not present himself in a "glorious" manner but sought out the humble and marginalized.
Pacific free trade treaty signed, covering 40% of the world economy
After five years of negotiations, the United States reaches deal with 11 other nations in the region on treaty which provides for the removal of trade barriers - including tariff - and adaptation of commercial standards. Obama: "We cannot allow the rules of the world economy to be set by China." Beijing welcomes "with caution" the news but does not join group.
10/06/2015 CHINA
Beijing’s pride over Nobel for Tu Youyou: Proves China’s progress
In a letter sent to the scientist, the Premier Li Keqiang writes: "Tu's winning the prize signifies China's great contribution to the cause of human health." The researcher, never admitted in the Academy of Social Sciences, used traditional herbs to treat malaria. Rewarded with her Irish colleague William Campbell and Japanese colleague Satoshi Omura.
10/05/2015 BANGLADESH
Protestant clergyman in stabbing by three, possibly Muslim attackers
by Sumon Corraya
Luke Sarkar was at home when three men approached him. The attackers pulled out a knife and tried to cut his throat. The modus operandi is the same as in the cases of Cesare Tavella and Hoshi Kunio. Police suspect Muslim extremists. “Christians are vulnerable in this country,” says Christian activist. “We can be attacked at any moment."
10/05/2015 SYRIA
For the bishop of Aleppo, the destruction in Palmyra is a warning from the Islamic State to the West
Militants blew up the monumental arch dating back to the Roman era. For Mgr Audo, this is a show of force against the United States and Europe. The West is deaf to the suffering population. The situation is getting worse. Peace and a political solution are needed.
10/05/2015 VATICAN
Synod: Facing the challenges of today’s world against family as Christians
The reports before proceedings. Card. Erdo: indissolubility and mercy for marriage, mission and witness of Christian spouses, support and truth for couples "with problems", respect for and responsibility towards life". "Need for proper and merciful pastoral care for divorced and civilly remarried which, however, without any room for doubts regarding truth of the indissolubility of marriage as taught by Jesus Christ himself. The mercy of God offers forgiveness to the sinner, but it demands conversion".
10/05/2015 NEPAL
Women sold as sex slaves in Tanzania and Qatar
by Christopher Sharma
The victims’ stories are just about the same. Rima Basnet was lured into slavery in Tanzania, and Kamala Tamang was sold in Qatar, where she contracted AIDS before she was thrown out. In both cases, the victims received death threats if they did not perform to satisfy the sex desires of customers. Thousands of women share the same fate: sold and used in the Middle East and Africa.

Altri articoli
10/05/2015 BANGLADESH
Dhaka, according to Sheikh Hasina, the Islamic state did not kill Caesar Tavella and Hoshi Kunio by Sumon Corraya
Xi Jinping’s “harvest” in the US: Understanding of Chinese people's anger by Wei Jingsheng
10/05/2015 RUSSIA
Moscow ready to tax oil companies and meet with OPEC and non-OPEC members
10/05/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the Synod is not a parliament with its negotiations and compromises
Jerusalem: with the death of 18-year-old in clashes with the army, many fear a new intifada
10/05/2015 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh, three Pentecostal Christians arrested for alleged forced conversions by Nirmala Carvalho
Wildfire emergency, Kuala Lumpur demands need concrete measures from Jakarta
10/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Parents and educators, instruments "of the love with which Jesus embraces the little ones"
10/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.
10/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Every family is always a light in the darkness of the world, may synod set out once more from Nazareth
10/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope to the Food Bank: counter food waste by distributing it to the poor
10/03/2015 IRAN - SAUDI ARABIA
Bodies of first 104 Iranian pilgrims who died at Mecca arrive home
10/03/2015 CHINA
Guangxi parcel-bomb suspect died in one of the explosions
10/03/2015 INDONESIA
Central Java, Muslim student lauds confessional harmony of Catholic campus by Mathias Hariyadi
Editor's choices
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economyWorld Economic Forum on competitiveness ranking published. Top three unchanged since last year: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. Japan sixth, followed by Hong Kong. The world economy is slowing down compared to the previous decade, only exception- addition to China - India, which gains 16 positions.
Top 10
10/01/2015 PAKISTAN
Gujrat: imprisoned for blasphemy, four Christians risk their lives. Government: No protection
by Jibran Khan
10/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: “indifference and silence lead to complicity whenever we stand by as people are dying”
10/05/2015 BANGLADESH
Protestant clergyman in stabbing by three, possibly Muslim attackers
by Sumon Corraya
10/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.
10/03/2015 ASIA
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economy
09/29/2015 INDONESIA
Faced by a major economic downturn, Jakarta woos Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Indonesia
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/29/2015 INDIA
Hindu extremists plan more attacks if beef ban not enforced
by Nirmala Carvalho
Top world leaders focus on economics and war at UN General Assembly
09/30/2015 CHINA
Guangxi: series of parcel bombs leaves dead and injured in Liucheng
10/02/2015 VATICAN
Synod: 270 bishops and 18 married couples to speak about the family


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