Charter 08: for human rights in China

04/11/2013
Egypt: Morsi trial a “sign of change for the country"
Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic Church, emphasizes the desire of the people to turn the page after the recent Islamist past. Mina Thabet , president of the Christian Maspero Youth Union , speaks of a "double Egyptian Arab Spring ." In three years the leaders of two opposing regimes have ended up on trial. Morsi’s day in court postponed to February 2014.
02/11/2013
Cairo, Muslim Brotherhood violence targets Church of Virgin Mary in Zaytoun
Islamists tear down banners and spray insults against the patriarch, Copts and the Armed on its walls. An attempt to storm the building is stopped. The church is a place of pilgrimage for Christians and Muslims because of an apparition of the Virgin Mary
01/11/2013
Pope: At this time, we think about our own sunset with the heart anchored on the hope of Jesus that does not disappoint
Putting aside his written text, Francis Pope offers a meditation on death at Rome's Verano cemetery, one that is also about hope "anchored" in Jesus Christ. His thoughts were also for the refugees who die in the desert and at sea.
31/10/2013
Pope: Every Christian must ask himself how he responds to the love of Jesus
This morning Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter's, at the altar is the tomb of John Paul II. We must ask ourselves if we are like Saint Paul, for whom "no one can separate me from the love of Christ " or like “unfaithful" Jerusalem "unwilling to be loved”.
29/10/2013
Dhaka: festival with magic, games and some medical care for street kids
In its eighth edition, Br Lucio Beninati's initiative has brought together as volunteers Muslims, Hindus and Christians on a day dedicated to homeless children and youth. The festival involves a variety of activities, including sharing meals but also medical checkups for kids in poor health. Although "unruly", the latter "know they are loved".
28/10/2013
Mother Teresa Award goes to biker-turned-activist fighting to free child soldiers
The Harmony Foundation presented the award to Sam Childers, an American Christian who has been fighting against slavery in Sudan and Uganda. "I admire her courage," he said. "I follow her example. Do not limit what you can do for God, and He will not limit what he will do for you!"
28/10/2013
Archbishop of Yangon: Audience with Pope, a source of strength and guidance for Aung San Suu Kyi
This morning, Pope Francis received the Burmese opposition leader in audience. Vatican spokesman emphasizes "consensus" on key issues such as the "culture of encounter". Msgr. Charles Bo confirms profound "esteem" of the Burmese Catholics for the "Lady", who has “key role" in interreligious dialogue.
24/10/2013
A Colombian priest's mission from South America to Bangladesh
Fr Danilo Gomez will go to Asia for the very first time in association with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME). Recounting how his desire to go on mission came about, he talks about the 'strange' path that will soon lead him to Bangladesh. Steadfastly aware that "God leaves no one alone, that he shows the way when the time comes," he is full of concerns yet curious about a people that is "so different", one with whom "we might have much more in common than we think."
23/10/2013
Church provides US$ 72 million in aid to 20 Syrian cities
The Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' presents a summary of its actions so far. Altogether, "55 entities [are] working in the field [. . .] and 32 Catholic institutions [are] involved so far" under the coordination of Caritas Lebanon.
23/10/2013
Church provides US$ 72 million in aid to 20 Syrian cities
The Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' presents a summary of its actions so far. Altogether, "55 entities [are] working in the field [. . .] and 32 Catholic institutions [are] involved so far" under the coordination of Caritas Lebanon.