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02/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Guardian angels exist, "they are not imaginative doctrine" but our “traveling companions"
"He will guide us to the end of our lives with advice, and so listen to his voice, don’t rebel against it". "The disciples argued about who was the greatest among them, there was an internal dispute ... eh, careerism, eh? These are the first bishops, they were tempted to careerism."
29/09/2014 SINGAPORE
For Singapore archbishop, Mary is the star that shows the way for the New Evangelisation
Mgr Goh consecrates the archdiocese to Our Lady and inaugurates a year dedicated to Her, starting on 7 October. Looking at the mother of the Church, it is necessary to begin "spiritual renewal", involving priests, religious and laity. "We, too, must imbibe her virtues of faith, hope, charity, poverty and obedience," he said.
29/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
" So many projects, except for one's own sins, but many, many projects for mankind’s dehumanization are his work, simply because he hates mankind." He invents "humanistic explanations”. "This struggle is a daily reality in Christian life, in our hearts, in our lives, in our families, in our people, in our churches ... If we do not struggle, we will be defeated. But the Lord has given this task mainly to the angels: to do battle and win".
29/09/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, the Catholic Church "is the most reliable religion" in the country
This was revealed in a national survey conducted by the Buddhist Jogye Order. Second place went to Buddhism, followed by Protestants and Won Buddhists. Catholics also have "the most social influence."
29/09/2014 YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA
Sanaa: Shiite suicide bomb attack leaves 15 dead and over 50 injured
The bomber struck a hospital, used as a base of operations by the rebel group, in the town of Majzar, in the province of Maarib, east of the capital. Islamist Ansar al-Sharia militia linked to al Qaeda behind attack. Saudi Arabia says political instability in Yemen poses a global threat.
29/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Tong: Enough violence in Central, government must put the people first
An "Urgent Appeal" from the bishop of the Territory to the executive: "Exercise restraint in deployment of force with a view to listening to the voice of the younger generation and of citizens from all walks of life”. Card. Joseph Zen, is on the streets with Occupy Central.
29/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love"
The topic Pope Francis chose for the next World Day of Social Communications has been announced. The "Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful. The Church is called to show more vividly that the gift of love, which the bride and groom offer each other, draws all people to God. It is an exciting task".
29/09/2014 SINGAPORE
For Singapore archbishop, Mary is the star that shows the way for the New Evangelisation
Mgr Goh consecrates the archdiocese to Our Lady and inaugurates a year dedicated to Her, starting on 7 October. Looking at the mother of the Church, it is necessary to begin "spiritual renewal", involving priests, religious and laity. "We, too, must imbibe her virtues of faith, hope, charity, poverty and obedience," he said.
29/09/2014 JAPAN
Death toll rises to 36 following Mount Ontake's eruption
Saturday's event was the first fatal one in modern times. At least 63 people suffered injuries and more than 230 climbers had to seek overnight refuge in local lodges. It is still unclear how many may be missing.
29/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong protests: police violence "a boomerang against the government"
A Catholic source in the city tells AsiaNews that "police behaviour shocked people". Increasingly, Hongkongers want democracy. "Now the only way out is for Leung to resign" and open channels of communication." Protest turnout is increasing. Kowloon Peninsula is blocked.
29/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love"
The topic Pope Francis chose for the next World Day of Social Communications has been announced. The "Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful. The Church is called to show more vividly that the gift of love, which the bride and groom offer each other, draws all people to God. It is an exciting task".
29/09/2014 JAPAN
Death toll rises to 36 following Mount Ontake's eruption
Saturday's event was the first fatal one in modern times. At least 63 people suffered injuries and more than 230 climbers had to seek overnight refuge in local lodges. It is still unclear how many may be missing.
29/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
" So many projects, except for one's own sins, but many, many projects for mankind’s dehumanization are his work, simply because he hates mankind." He invents "humanistic explanations”. "This struggle is a daily reality in Christian life, in our hearts, in our lives, in our families, in our people, in our churches ... If we do not struggle, we will be defeated. But the Lord has given this task mainly to the angels: to do battle and win".
29/09/2014 PHILIPPINES - UNITED STATES -
South China Sea: Manila and Washington play war games against Beijing
Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers begin 12-day joint military exercises today near Palawan Island, where Manila is involved in a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing. Recently, the Philippines boosted its military presence in the area.
28/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central launches civil disobedience. Solidarity with arrested students
The announcement was made at 1.45am by Benny Lai, one of the leaders. Supporters present include Card. Joseph Zen, the Catholic politician Martin Lee, the entrepreneur Jimmy Lai. Three students, one 17 years old, remain in detention without aby charge. The governor Leung Chun-ying refuses to meet with students. Fears of police raids. Demonstrations in nine cities in support of democracy in Hong Kong. Silence of Xinhua news agency.
28/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "There is no future for people" without inter-generational encounter, when elderly are “discarded”
Pope Benedict XVI, "the wise grandfather in the home” attends "The blessing of long life" event. "How often we discard the elderly with an attitude of abandonment that is real and concrete euthanasia". "Homes for the elderly are great ... as long as they are truly homes, not prisons!" The testimony of two elderly people who fled Iraqi Kurdistan: "abuse of the elderly is inhuman, just as it is of children."
27/09/2014 BANGLADESH
Bishop of Mymensingh: the family, the core foundation "of society and Church"
October 5 in Bangladesh is the National Day for the Family. Msgr. Ponen Paul Kubi, Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Family Life (Ec-Fl), exhorts the faithful to follow the principles of the Gospel and take Joseph and Mary as an example to follow. He asks for prayers for the Synod on the Family in Rome.
27/09/2014 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong police arrest 50 students
The student class boycott has culminated in clashes with security forces. Young people react peacefully, shouting: "No fear for civil disobedience". The authorities deny bail to one of the student leaders.
27/09/2014 SYRIA
Renewed airstrikes in Syria in battle to defeat the IS
The city of Kobane, on the border with Turkey, is the main target. US Armed Forces Chief: "Air strikes are not enough to defeat the jihadist group."
27/09/2014 INDIA
India, Rourkela Catholics called to step up evangelization
The bishop Kishor Kumar Kujur invites the clergy and laity of the diocese to redouble efforts ahead of World Mission Sunday (19 October 2014).
27/09/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Video of a female rider reignites debate on the status of Saudi women
There are those who highlight her ability and patriotism (she is riding holding her country’s flag) and those who see her gesture as an insult to religion and tradition. There are even those who maintain that there is nothing wrong if a woman learns to ride a horse, but should do so in private and not in public.
27/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Francis attends the solemn liturgy of thanksgiving to mark the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus: "Many temptations come, especially in difficult times and in crises: to stop to discuss ideas, to allow oneself to be carried away by the desolation, to focus on the fact of being persecuted, and not to see the other ."
26/09/2014 CHINA
Death toll in Xinjiang attacks jumps to 50
Of the victims, 40 were "terrorists" killed in the explosions; six civilians; two police officers and two security agents. Chinese authorities have imposed a curfew and closed schools and offices.