Benedict XVI visits the Holy Land

26/09/2013
The resurgence of Islamic terrorism after the Arab Spring
Christians , moderate Muslims , Shiites are strangled by terrorist violence in Syria , Egypt, Kenya , Pakistan ... This flare up is a sign of the deep crisis of Islam, which has not yet addressed the discernment of the modern world and prefers to take refuge in an outdated Islam. The Islamic world must recognize connivance with such violence. The commitment of Christians to dialogue with Islam and modernity.
24/09/2013
Pope: "Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity"
" Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World” is the theme chosen by Francis for the Day that will be celebrated on January 19. In his message, the Pope writes that when faced with a phenomenon of unprecedented proportions calls for international cooperation and a spirit of profound solidarity and compassion”, "close collaboration between the migrants’ countries of origin and their countries of destination" and " , the elimination of prejudices and presuppositions in the approach to migration", "to see, and then to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved. They are an occasion that Providence gives us to help build a more just society, a more perfect democracy, a more united country, a more fraternal world and a more open and evangelical Christian community. "
23/09/2013
The Tamil party wins elections in the North, hit by civil war
It is the first time after 30 years of ethnic conflict that the Northern Province returns to vote. The new governor is C.V. Wigneswaran, former Supreme Court judge. Many boycott attempts, even a few hours before the opening of the polls.
23/09/2013
Peshawar massacre, Indian Christian leaders: All places of worship must be protected
Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), condemns the attack against the Protestant church in Pakistan. "The murder of the faithful and innocent children - he says - is a cowardly act. We are worried about the violent contempt of Islamic extremists. "
23/09/2013
Thousands of garment workers stop Bangladesh, demanding higher wages
For the past three days, garment workers have been on strike to demand a minimum monthly salary of 8,000 taka (US$ 100). "With the 3,000 taka (US$ 40) that I take now, I cannot [. . .] buy medicine for my mother," a young worker said. Collapsed buildings in the Tazreen Fashion and Rana Plaza cases revealed the inhuman conditions in which more than 2 million garment workers live.
22/09/2013
Peshawar , two suicide bombers attack Protestant church : over one hundred dead and 130 injured
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the end of Sunday service . 700 people present at the time of the massacre in All Saints Church , a symbolic place for integration between Christians and Muslims. The Taliban and government attempt at dialogue drowns in the blood of innocent victims. Paul Bhatti : "government excludes minorities " in building the country .
20/09/2013
Dalai Lama to Burmese monks : Enough anti- Rohingya violence
The Tibetan spiritual leader recalls the teachings of the Buddha and appeals to the Burmese monks : no more attacks and violence against "your Muslim brothers and sisters ." Aung San Suu Kyi calls for amendments to the Constitution to solve the ethnic problem . In the sixth anniversary of the Saffron Revolution monks call on authorities to apologize .
20/09/2013
Pope : "You can not serve God and money", "greed is the root of all evil"
Its power is so great it can even “rob you of your faith; it weakens it and you lose it!”. “The devil always takes this path of temptation: wealth , to feel sufficient; vanity, to feel important , and , in the end , pride: pride is his language".
20/09/2013
Manila and Taipei on the alert for arrival of Usagi , the strongest typhoon of 2013
Heavy rains and winds of up to 240 kilometers per hour in the Philippines and Taiwan. Maximum alert in China and Hong Kong, for the possible arrival of the storm over the weekend. Northern Philippines covered by floods and landslides in areas already hit by typhoon Utor .
20/09/2013
Delga, Islamists threaten Christians: "When the army leaves we will destroy everything"
The Muslim Brotherhood visits the houses of the Copts and force them to exonerate the group for recent violence. Those who do not sign will be killed after the army leaves. Since 18 September last the city which has been a refuge for thousands of extremists, is under military curfew.
20/09/2013
Pope : "You can not serve God and money", "greed is the root of all evil"
Its power is so great it can even “rob you of your faith; it weakens it and you lose it!”. “The devil always takes this path of temptation: wealth , to feel sufficient; vanity, to feel important , and , in the end , pride: pride is his language".
20/09/2013
Pope: medical doctors should reject the 'culture of waste', bear witness instead to the 'culture of life'
The credibility of a health care system is measured not only by its efficiency, but also by the attention and love it shows to people whose life is always sacred and inviolable. "[T]here is no human life more sacred than another, as there is no human life more significant than another.
20/09/2013
First arrest under new anti-blogging ruling nets a 16-year-old boy
Gansu authorities were quick off the mark to implement a controversial ruling by the Supreme People's Court, which gives police the power to arrest anyone who causes "troubles" on the internet. It highlights the authorities' efforts to curb online complaints.
20/09/2013
International Symposium on Asia, 10 years of AsiaNews
In recent years, Asia has become the "centre" of the world. With its load of successes and moments of persecution, the Church's mission focuses on human-centred development. We celebrate the 10th anniversary of our agency, a small tool of mission and peace for the Asian continent.
20/09/2013
International Symposium on Asia, 10 years of AsiaNews
In recent years, Asia has become the "centre" of the world. With its load of successes and moments of persecution, the Church's mission focuses on human-centred development. We celebrate the 10th anniversary of our agency, a small tool of mission and peace for the Asian continent.
19/09/2013
UN accuses North Korea of violence in state-run prison camps, including against newborns
The United Nations commission heard eyewitness accounts about the North Korea's prison camp system where babies are drowned, vermin thrive and people accused of political and social crimes are executed. Pyongyang rejects the accusations.
19/09/2013
Rouhani takes new steps towards dialogue, saying Iran does not want the "nuclear bomb"
The new president, who released ten political prisoners, said he spoke with Obama. For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rouhani is a "wolf in sheep's clothing", thus "the pressure on Iran should be intensified and not eased" to stop its nuclear programme. Obama and Rouhani will be at the UN next Tuesday to test diplomacy.
19/09/2013
Pope : A bishop "remains" with his flock with paternal affection and a sense of humor
Meeting newly appointed bishops, Francis once again indicates the duties and lifestyle of the bishop: "To welcome with magnanimity, to journey with the flock, to remain with the flock. " New appeal for "the gift of peace in Syria."
19/09/2013
Islamists raise the stake, as bombs are found on Cairo metro
Two bombs were placed at a metro station northeast of the Egyptian capital. Terrorists from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis are suspected. In Giza, police and army start a final push against the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters.
19/09/2013
Islamists raise the stake, as bombs are found on Cairo metro
Two bombs were placed at a metro station northeast of the Egyptian capital. Terrorists from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis are suspected. In Giza, police and army start a final push against the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters.
19/09/2013
Vietnamese educational system, child of communist ideology, needs reform
Educators and teachers ask for "investment" and a "radical change" in mentality. Despite government proclamations, the level of education in the country is still lagging behind. The communist legacy prevails blocking a true global development of the system.