Vatican: Churches should not be used as mosques

14/01/2015 VIETNAM - PHILIPPINES - VATICA
Thousands of Catholics from Vietnam are waiting for the pope in the Philippines
Tomorrow, 15 January, the pope will arrive in the Philippines. On Saturday, he will visit typhoon survivors. On Sunday, he will celebrate the closing Mass. Some seven million people are expected. For a member of Caritas Saigon, this is a unique opportunity to see the pontiff. Bishop Tran Van Toan, ordained by Francis in April, will also be present. Evangelii Gaudium is "central to my episcopal mission."
14/01/2015 VIETNAM - PHILIPPINES - VATICA
Thousands of Catholics from Vietnam are waiting for the pope in the Philippines
Tomorrow, 15 January, the pope will arrive in the Philippines. On Saturday, he will visit typhoon survivors. On Sunday, he will celebrate the closing Mass. Some seven million people are expected. For a member of Caritas Saigon, this is a unique opportunity to see the pontiff. Bishop Tran Van Toan, ordained by Francis in April, will also be present. Evangelii Gaudium is "central to my episcopal mission."
14/01/2015 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy's yellow umbrellas in Hong Kong's parliament against chief executive
A group of about 20 pro-democracy lawmakers opened up umbrellas, symbol of the protest movement, in the Legislative Council's chamber, urging Leung to quit. Outside the building, they continued their protest. In his first speech since last year's pro-democracy demonstrations, Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader remains steadfast in his position. For him, "Hong Kong's power originates from the central authorities," and its "high degree of autonomy" is "not an absolute".
14/01/2015 INDIA
In a Delhi Catholic church, the Grotto of Our Lady is desecrated
Police have identified three culprits, who might be Sikh. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the deed is related to upcoming elections in Delhi. In his view, "some will try to polarise the electorate along communal lines".
14/01/2015 FRANCE - ISLAM
Charlie Hebdo: new Muhammad cartoon. Criticism from Islamic countries
The editors of the magazine defend their choice as a hymn to "freedom". Al Azhar says that the publication "incites hatred" and "does not foster peaceful coexistence". A Turkish newspaper publishes the cartoon, but in miniature, black and white. Manuel Valls: France is at war against terrorism and jihadism, not against Islam and Muslims.