�Deus caritas est�: God�s eros and agape

17/08/2014 KOREA - CHINA - VATICAN - AYD
Some 300 young Chinese Catholics attend gathering with Francis
A large number of participants from mainland China attend final Asian Youth Day Mass despite threats and attempts by Chinese authorities to stop them. Through social networks, they agreed to come to South Korea to show Francis their love.
17/08/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Card Tagle: pope urges us to be more and more missionary, engage non-believers in dialogue
Speaking to AsiaNews, the archbishop of Manila talks about this morning's meeting with Francis in Haemi shrine. "The Church in Asia, which includes many distinct communities and groups, should focus too much on numbers and statistics. We must be ever more open to others, even and especially to non-believers. This is the invitation the pope engraved in our hearts."
15/08/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells young people in Asia to pray for Korea's reunification, that God never tires of forgiving
At the Solmoe shrine, birthplace of the first Korean priest, Francis met for the first time the young people who came from all over the continent for Asian Youth Day. He offered a long off-the-cuff reflection (partially in English) on the vocation of young people, Korean reunification, confusion and exploitation. The pope offered young people three "rules of life" to be authentic witnesses of the Gospel: "Rely on the strength that Christ gives you, pray every day and be guided by the truth." The warmth of Asian youth "makes us perceive the glory of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit." A young man from Hong Kong asked, "What can we do to show China Christ's love as well?"
15/08/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells young people in Asia to pray for Korea's reunification, that God never tires of forgiving
At the Solmoe shrine, birthplace of the first Korean priest, Francis met for the first time the young people who came from all over the continent for Asian Youth Day. He offered a long off-the-cuff reflection (partially in English) on the vocation of young people, Korean reunification, confusion and exploitation. The pope offered young people three "rules of life" to be authentic witnesses of the Gospel: "Rely on the strength that Christ gives you, pray every day and be guided by the truth." The warmth of Asian youth "makes us perceive the glory of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit." A young man from Hong Kong asked, "What can we do to show China Christ's love as well?"
14/08/2014 PAKISTAN
Foreign investment and security to boost youth employment in Pakistan
Unemployment is rising in the Asian country, especially among young people (22 per cent). Poor government policies, terrorism and energy shortages have aggravated the problem. Affirmative action in favour of minorities, like 5 per cent in public sector jobs, has proven ineffectual. Job creation requires greater focus on "human capital".
14/08/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Pro-Russian Onufry new Metropolitan of Kiev
Elected yesterday by the Synod of Bishops, his enthronement is scheduled for August 17. Kiev Patriarchate: this marks end of any dialogue to create a single Ukrainian Church detached from Moscow.