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05/04/2015 VIETNAM
Hanoi consults bishops on a new law on faiths that violates religious freedom
The government’s unusual initiative, for a bishop, feeds a suspicion of an attempt to “appear democratic”. The new laws violate "the right to freedom of religion", go against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, show that the purpose of government is "to profoundly interfere with religious affairs", continuing policies that encourage corruption and allows abuse by local authorities.
Hanoi (AsiaNews) - The Vietnamese government's draft laws on "faith and religion" are in violation of "the right to freedom of religion", go against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, show that the purpose of government is "to...

05/04/2015 TAIWAN
Taiwan, communication "helps deepen living experience of Gospel"
by Xin Yage
Famous television presenter John Hei, teaches Carnegie courses to the new Chinese leaders: "People who call themselves Christian must have the ability to communicate in an honest way to to bring out the best in other people". Parishioner of Holy Family, helping the poor with free intensive courses twice a year.
05/04/2015 CHINA – TAIWAN
Xi Jinping meets KMT party leader to boost cooperation
China’s president, who is also Communist Party chief, met Eric Chu, head of Taiwan’s ruling KMT party. During the meeting, he praised their mutual efforts to co-operate, which has improved cross-strait relations and prevented war. He also urged the two sides to ensure a brighter future across the Taiwan Strait. For mainland China, Taiwan remains a breakaway province.
05/04/2015 NEPAL
Nepal: the earthquake destroyed lives and ancient Hindu traditions
by Christopher Sharma
The latest toll is 7,350 dead; 15 thousand serious injuries; 150 thousand houses destroyed and 160 thousand with partial damage. Numerous temples of Kathmandu valley are now rubble. Devotees bring the idols of the gods to safety, breaking the traditional rituals. The government appeals to public not to plunder the destroyed places of worship.
05/04/2015 SRI LANKA
John Kerry meets Tamil leaders, calls on government to investigate war crimes
by Melani Manel Perera
The US Secretary of State ended a visit to the country yesterday. Inter-ethnic reconciliation six years after the end of civil war was one of the issue discussed with Tamil leaders. For Kerry, investigating war crimes is a key point, "No matter how painful the truth is".

05/04/2015 KOREA - RUSSIA - CHINA
Missiles, security and diplomatic embarrassment behind Kim’s failed Moscow trip
The North Korean dictator had accepted the invitation of the Kremlin, but declined at the last moment. His refusal motivated by failed agreement with Russia for purchase of missiles or the fear of meeting his "godfather" Xi Jinping for the first time in a foreign land. Pyongyang increasingly isolated by the international community.
05/04/2015 IRAQ
Yazidi’s confirm massacre of “at least 300 people” by Islamic State
According to a Yazidi Party at least 300 people have been killed, but there is uncertainty about numbers. Reasons for the massacre and the manner in which it occurred unknown. The vice-president of Iraq speaks of a "horrible and barbaric" act. In two attacks 13 civilians and six soldiers killed.
05/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like the branches of the vine, we all depend on communion with the Risen Christ
At the Regina Caeli Francis reflects on the Gospel passage of the Last Supper, when Christ knows that death is drawing near: "to impress firmly in their minds a fundamental truth: even when He will no longer be physically present in the midst of them, they will still be able to remain united to Him in a new way, and so bear much fruit". The Life of Christ "may be ours."
05/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The missionary zeal of Fray Serra challenges us, his witness provokes us
Francis celebrates Mass marking a Day of Reflection on "Fray Junipero Serra, Apostle of California, witness of holiness," who will be canonized on 23 September. His work "has three characteristics: missionary zeal, Marian devotion and witness of holiness." "I wonder if today we are able to respond with the same generosity and the same courage to God's call."
05/02/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Washington: religious freedom has worsened under Modi
US Commission on International Religious Freedom Report 2015 in the subcontinent: "Since the elections last year, attacks and verbal violence against religious minorities have increased. The government is not doing enough to stop them. " Delhi responds: "You do not understand the country."
05/02/2015 NEPAL
Religions united for earthquake victims: We are all brothers and sisters
by Christopher Sharma
After the appeal launched by the Apostolic Vicar, the charitable organizations of various denominations decide to unite - under the leadership of Caritas - for rescue operations. Protestant Bishop: “Our prayers are accompanied by aid, we need international support." Imam Kathmandu: "We are delighted to be guided by the Catholics in these operations."
05/02/2015 PHILIPPINES
With Rome Synod on their minds, Filipino Catholics discuss marriage and family
The event, scheduled for July, will include speakers such as Cardinal Tagle and the President of the Episcopal Conference. Civilly married couples, separated families, homosexuals and falling birth rates the central themes of the discussion. The goal is to formulate programs of spiritual enrichment for spouses.
05/02/2015 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, suicide leading cause of death for young people aged 9 to 24 years
Suicide tops list for first time ever. Academic competition, excessive stress and absence of parents push the young to take their own lives. Second place goes to traffic accidents and third place to cancer. Main causes of suicide include academic pressure and economic stress. In 2060 only 11% of the Koreans will be under 24 years of age.
05/01/2015 VIETNAM – VATICAN
Vietnam today, 40 years after the fall of Saigon
by Lee Nguyen
On 30 April 1975, North Vietnamese forces seized Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, thus ending the Vietnam War. Forty years later, the country has become a medium-size economic "tiger" in Asia and the world, a country with a capitalist economy behind a Communist facade, under a regime still bent on exerting tight social controls. There are some positive signs for the Church, but also acts of persecution, bans, and censorship, especially against bishops and priests. Yet, the country really needs the reconciliation Christians can bring to heal still present wounds and divisions.
05/01/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, the faces of hungry men and women should take centre stage at Expo
by Papa Francesco
Pope Francis today addressed via a televised link-up the opening ceremony of Expo Milano 2015 (1 May-31 October), the world fair centred on ‘Feeding the planet. Energy for Life’. For the Holy Father, this “Expo is a propitious opportunity to globalise solidarity. Let us not waste it; let us make the very most of it.” In his view, a change of mind-set is also needed to overcome the “paradox of abundance” and the culture of waste and castoffs. The pope’s full speech is reprinted below.

Altri articoli
05/01/2015 CHINA
China’s one-child policy is state violence against women and children by Reggie Littlejohn
05/01/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad grants amnesty to deserters to fight the Islamic State group
05/01/2015 SINGAPORE
For Singapore archbishop, from education to health case, Catholics have built the nation’s future
05/01/2015 NEPAL
Kathmandu: as relief fails to arrive, survivors resort to eating dead animals and reading the Bible by Christopher Sharma
04/30/2015 INDIA
Hypocritical Hindu radicals honour one Dalit abroad by Lenin Raghuvanshi
04/30/2015 VATICAN
For Pope Francis, the Christian identity is twofold: a history of sin and grace, and one of serving, not using others
04/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: spread the culture of justice and peace, even through the "service" of politics
04/30/2015 JAPAN
Doing more: the Church and the plight of migrant workers in Japan
04/30/2015 IRAQ – MIDDLE EAST
For Chaldean Patriarch, state secularism and religious freedom are the practical response to fundamentalist barbarism by Louis Raphael I Sako*
04/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the blood of Christians killed for their faith urges a new era of ecumenism
04/30/2015 EGYPT – ISLAM
Life for 69 Islamists who torched church in Kerdasa
04/30/2015 PHILIPPINES – INDONESIA
Filipino Church praying and hoping for Mary Jane’s early release
04/30/2015 INDONESIA - PHILIPPINES - UN
Filipino and Indonesian Christians celebrate Mary Jane’s reprieve. UN slams Jakarta over executions
04/30/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, thousands of earthquake victims between life and death: Government inept and corrupt (VIDEO) by Christopher Sharma
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NEPAL – ASIA
Nepal earthquake: Church and international community coming to the aid of survivorsThe Italian Bishops’ Conference has pledged € 3 million in emergency medical assistance. The South Korean Church has allocated funds for the displaced. India, Pakistan and China are already on the ground. A Chinese airline has hiked ticket fares to evacuate its nationals. Israel is selective in its help, airlifting 25 children of surrogate mothers and gay couples.
VATICAN
Pope prays for Nepal quake victims, hopes they receive "fraternal solidarity"A good shepherd is like Christ, someone who “is a guide, who participates in the life of His flock. He pursues no other interests, for He has no other ambition but to lead, nurture and protect his sheep. All of this comes at the highest price, that of the sacrifice of His own life.” When the pope met the crowd at the window of his study, two new priests stood by his side.
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04/28/2015 INDIA
Hindu leader blames Nepal earthquake on eating beef
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/27/2015 NEPAL – ASIA
Nepal earthquake: Church and international community coming to the aid of survivors
04/30/2015 IRAQ – MIDDLE EAST
For Chaldean Patriarch, state secularism and religious freedom are the practical response to fundamentalist barbarism
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
04/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "do not be afraid" when the Spirit "says to take a step forward", to "change"
04/30/2015 NEPAL
Nepal, thousands of earthquake victims between life and death: Government inept and corrupt (VIDEO)
by Christopher Sharma
04/28/2015 VATICAN – UNITED NATIONS
Pope discusses environment, migrants and humanitarian tragedies with UN secretary
04/27/2015 FRANCE – LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
For Maronite Patriarch, without Christians moderate Muslims will also disappear from the Middle East
by Fady Noun
04/28/2015 VATICAN – NEPAL
Pope's solidarity for Nepal’s quake victims
04/30/2015 VATICAN
For Pope Francis, the Christian identity is twofold: a history of sin and grace, and one of serving, not using others
04/28/2015 INDONESIA – PHILIPPINES
Jakarta archbishop comes out for Mary Jane’s innocence, calls for an end to the death penalty
by Mathias Hariyadi

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