Rubric Freedom of religion

Freedom of religion

| 14/02/2004
| SAUDI ARABIA – INDIA

| 13/02/2004
| north korea - china
by Giuseppe Caffulli

An interview with Card. Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Catholic Church.

Cairo (AsiaNews) – Some days ago the first meeting occurred between the Catholic Church and Egypt's Orthodox Churches. Representing Catholics was Card. Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. During the meetings, the Coptic Orthodox pope, Shenouda III, appeared briefly to share his greetings. Church leaders agreed to make an appointment to meet again in Rome next Jan. 25 2005. Meanwhile, Christian Churches in Egypt are persecuted, sometimes in subtle or violent ways. In order to have an idea of the ecumenicalism and missionary work-martyrdom experienced by these Churches, "Mondo e Missione" interviewed Card. Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt (see. Feb. 2004 issue).

Today we will offer an update on violence used against Christians on  www.asianews.it .   
| 07/02/2004
| Egypt - Vatican
by Pierre Balanian

An exclusive interview with S. Barazani, (PDK) regarding the Erbil attacks and their consequences for the country's Christian and Muslim populations.

| 05/02/2004
| Iraq
by Giuseppe Caffulli

An interview with Fr. Giuseppe Moretti, head of the missio sui iuris in Afghanistan

| 30/01/2004
| AFGHANISTAN

The pope receives the credentials of the ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

| 30/01/2004
| VATICAN –TAIWAN – CHINA

Signs of openness, political moves, nostalgia for relations with Russia, reconciliation with the Orthodox community of Latin America: this is the mixed bag of reasons bringing Bartholomew I to Cuba.
| 24/01/2004
| ORTHODOX CHURCH - CUBA – TURKEY

One of Saddam Hussein's closest aids is trying to sneak over to Mecca, using the pilgrimage as a cover. 
| 15/01/2004
| iraq

| 14/01/2004
| israel - palestine

Yesterday the pope spoke to the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See about the dangers of "secularism" destroying religious expression in society and undermining means for peace. Below AsiaNews reports an example of "warrior" secularism –which speaks for itself.
| 13/01/2004
| UNITED STATES - VATICAN - EUROPE

| 05/01/2004
| AFGHANISTAN
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