The Pope misunderstood by Islam

13/06/2014 ASIA
Southeast Asia is a world hub for piracy
Last year there were 150 attacks in the Malacca Strait. Decreased episodes in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of Somalia. Piracy accounts for 18 billion U.S. dollars per year.
13/06/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka's fishermen and women celebrate new FAO agreement
It is a set of guidelines to support the visibility, recognition and development of these workers. On a global scale, 90% of people involved in small scale fisheries. The instrument is dedicated to one activist, who died on Flight MH370 Malaysian.
13/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A pastor above all else and I hope to be remembered as a good man
In an interview, Francis addresses issues such as peace in the Middle East, violence in the name of God, the Church and the poor, the reform of the Curia, Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. And the World Cup, in which "the Brazilians have asked me to be neutral."
13/06/2014 CHINA
Police clash with 200 Christians in Wenzhou as they defend their churches’ cross (video)
The faithful formed a human chain to defend their church and cut off the electricity to stop the police using their tools. Some of the faithful were brutally beaten. The church was built in 2006 and has all of the required permits from the authorities. The Party is terrified by the rapid spread of Christianity.
13/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: when God "wants to give us a mission, a job to do, he prepares us. He prepares us to get it right."
The important thing is to welcome the mission that the Lord entrusts us with. And this is the difference between the apostolic mission that the Lord gives us and a task: 'Ah, you have to do this task, you must do this ...',that is a human endeavor, honest, good ... When the Lord gives a mission, He always makes us enter into a process, a process of purification, a process of discernment, a process of obedience, a process of prayer. "
13/06/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen and Democrats urge participation in referendum. Protests against Beijing's "White Paper"
For the cardinal, participating in the referendum is a way to express the dignity of Hong Kong's people, against those who want to repress or enslave them. The Democrats cancel a meeting with Beijing's representative in the Territory. The White Paper states that Beijing's authority is more important than Hong Kong's "high degree of autonomy" promised by the Basic Law. Judges also have to be submitted as "patriotic administrators." Demonstrators accuse Beijing of considering the Basic Law "waste paper" or "toilet paper".
13/06/2014 PHILIPPINES
Ten years on, cardinal Rosales urges Filipinos to support programme for poor
In a message, sent for the charity's anniversary, card Rosales said Pondo ng Pinoy "is not about me. It is about helping the poor. Just because I am already retired, it does not mean that people should stop helping. We should always help our neighbor those who are in need. God just used me an instrument for this".
13/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: A pastor above all else and I hope to be remembered as a good man
In an interview, Francis addresses issues such as peace in the Middle East, violence in the name of God, the Church and the poor, the reform of the Curia, Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. And the World Cup, in which "the Brazilians have asked me to be neutral."
13/06/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen and Democrats urge participation in referendum. Protests against Beijing's "White Paper"
For the cardinal, participating in the referendum is a way to express the dignity of Hong Kong's people, against those who want to repress or enslave them. The Democrats cancel a meeting with Beijing's representative in the Territory. The White Paper states that Beijing's authority is more important than Hong Kong's "high degree of autonomy" promised by the Basic Law. Judges also have to be submitted as "patriotic administrators." Demonstrators accuse Beijing of considering the Basic Law "waste paper" or "toilet paper".
12/06/2014 BRAZIL - ASIA
Soccer, Brazil 2014: Asia and the Middle East have little hope of "world cup" success
South Korea aims to be confirmed as the continent’s favorite. "Zac Japan" can console themselves with en-suite Jacuzzis. The Iranian players, short of money, are forbidden to exchange shirts after their games. Russia places its hopes in an Italian coach, tailor and chef to improve performance. Qatar 2022 increasingly at risk. In Thailand the junta orders that games be broadcast for free.
12/06/2014 IRAQ
Islamic militants continue to advance: after Mosul, Tikrit, Kirkuk, Samarra and Baghdad
The extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) take 49 Turks hostage, among them the consul in Mosul. Fears of a drop in crude oil production. The Peshmerga defend Kirkuk; Moqtada al-Sadr prepares his Shiite militia to fight the ISIS. The United States and Iran provide aid to Iraq to fight terrorism.
12/06/2014 BRAZIL - ASIA
Soccer, Brazil 2014: Asia and the Middle East have little hope of "world cup" success
South Korea aims to be confirmed as the continent’s favorite. "Zac Japan" can console themselves with en-suite Jacuzzis. The Iranian players, short of money, are forbidden to exchange shirts after their games. Russia places its hopes in an Italian coach, tailor and chef to improve performance. Qatar 2022 increasingly at risk. In Thailand the junta orders that games be broadcast for free.
12/06/2014 IRAQ
Islamic militants continue to advance: after Mosul, Tikrit, Kirkuk, Samarra and Baghdad
The extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) take 49 Turks hostage, among them the consul in Mosul. Fears of a drop in crude oil production. The Peshmerga defend Kirkuk; Moqtada al-Sadr prepares his Shiite militia to fight the ISIS. The United States and Iran provide aid to Iraq to fight terrorism.
12/06/2014 VATICAN-BRAZIL
Pope: World Cup, a celebration of sport that "can be transformed into a festival of solidarity between peoples"
In a video message broadcast in Brazil, Francis defines sport, "as a tool to communicate the values that promote the good of the human person and help to build a more peaceful and fraternal society". "May this world cup - the wish of the Pope – take place in an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility, mutual respect, solidarity and fraternity among men and women who identify themselves as members of the one family."
12/06/2014 IRAQ
Archbishop of Mosul: anarchy in the city; Muslims defend churches from assaults and raids
Armed gangs patrol the streets and squares. Some citizens have prevented the devastation to the parish of the Holy Spirit and Christian homes. It always makes more dramatic the situation of refugees. The rise of Islamists shows the failure of a Christian enclave on the Nineveh Plain.
12/06/2014 INDIA
Bhubaneswar, the government demolishes 30 Christian homes and a church
Homes destroyed to expand and extend adjacent street. The place of worship and houses stood in a shanty town, in very poor area of the city. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) it is "a serious violation of human rights and a way to intimidate the Christian community."
12/06/2014 VATICAN - INDIA
Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal, the "mother who prays," is Saint
This morning in the Vatican the ordinary consistory for the canonization of the Indian nun and other five Blessed. Will be enrolled among the saints on November 23, 2014. The sister, beloved all over India, lived in worship and in service to the novices.
12/06/2014 PAKISTAN

Faisalabad: Christian and Muslim activists united against child labour
Today is World Day Against Child Labour. Activists make an appeal to the government to ensure the right of studying and actions to protect children and minors. Harmful effects of child labour on children, the economy and nation. Obligation of the state to ensure the right to free and compulsory education for all children.
12/06/2014 BRAZIL - ASIA
Soccer, Brazil 2014: Asia and the Middle East have little hope of "world cup" success
South Korea aims to be confirmed as the continent’s favorite. "Zac Japan" can console themselves with en-suite Jacuzzis. The Iranian players, short of money, are forbidden to exchange shirts after their games. Russia places its hopes in an Italian coach, tailor and chef to improve performance. Qatar 2022 increasingly at risk. In Thailand the junta orders that games be broadcast for free.
12/06/2014 IRAQ
Islamic militants continue to advance: after Mosul, Tikrit, Kirkuk, Samarra and Baghdad
The extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) take 49 Turks hostage, among them the consul in Mosul. Fears of a drop in crude oil production. The Peshmerga defend Kirkuk; Moqtada al-Sadr prepares his Shiite militia to fight the ISIS. The United States and Iran provide aid to Iraq to fight terrorism.
12/06/2014 ASIA
Child labor: still 168 million "baby-slaves" in the world today
Today is World Day Against Child Labour, still widespread in the world. There are 168 million child laborers in the world, with about 85 million engaged in some of the worst forms of child labor including slavery, trafficking, debt bondage, prostitution and other hazardous work which puts them at risk of death.
12/06/2014 ASIA
Child labor: still 168 million "baby-slaves" in the world today
Today is World Day Against Child Labour, still widespread in the world. There are 168 million child laborers in the world, with about 85 million engaged in some of the worst forms of child labor including slavery, trafficking, debt bondage, prostitution and other hazardous work which puts them at risk of death.
12/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: realism, consistency and brotherly love to overcome conflict
The three "criteria" mentioned by Jesus. If you have something against another that is insurmountable, any attempt at agreement may not be ideal, but "it is a good thing”. Consistency is not speaking ill of others, which is a form of “murder, because the root is the same hatred." And "we must not kill our brother because he is our brother, that is we have the same Father."
12/06/2014 CHINA
Beijing fears world "instability" and hoards crude at the fastest pace
Record imports in April highlights efforts to create a strategic reserve against backdrop of supply risks and regional disputes, analysts say. The country fears the instability of large producers and wants a "strategic reserve" similar to the American one.
12/06/2014 CHINA
Beijing fears world "instability" and hoards crude at the fastest pace
Record imports in April highlights efforts to create a strategic reserve against backdrop of supply risks and regional disputes, analysts say. The country fears the instability of large producers and wants a "strategic reserve" similar to the American one.
12/06/2014 CHINA
Beijing fears world "instability" and hoards crude at the fastest pace
Record imports in April highlights efforts to create a strategic reserve against backdrop of supply risks and regional disputes, analysts say. The country fears the instability of large producers and wants a "strategic reserve" similar to the American one.
12/06/2014 IRAQ
Archbishop of Mosul: anarchy in the city; Muslims defend churches from assaults and raids
Armed gangs patrol the streets and squares. Some citizens have prevented the devastation to the parish of the Holy Spirit and Christian homes. It always makes more dramatic the situation of refugees. The rise of Islamists shows the failure of a Christian enclave on the Nineveh Plain.
11/06/2014 ASIA
MERS deaths in Algeria, contracted in Saudi Arabia transmitted from camels
Two cases registered in the North African country. A pilgrim returning from Mecca dies. In Saudi Arabia there are about 700 infected; so far the death toll is at around 300. The infection seems to come from camels.
11/06/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, security forces raid a religious compound to find the owner of Sewol
Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the sunken ferry, is on the run. Some 4,000 police officers, armed with court-issued warrants, were dispatched around the Geumsuwon, an evangelical compound in Anseong. The followers of Yoo have been staging a sit-in protest at the gate, arguing that the church has nothing to do with the allegations raised by the investigators.
11/06/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Apostolic administrator of Yujiang arrested as China attempts to "eradicate" underground Church
The priest, Fr. John Peng Weizhao, disappeared in police custody on 30 May and the authorities refuse to give news of his whereabouts. Many apostolic administrators and underground candidates for the episcopate suffer arrests and torture to stop their election and to facilitate rise of 'patriotic' candidates.
11/06/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The corrupt, exploiters and arms traders "will have to answer to God"
At the general audience Francis speaks of "fear of God", a gift of the Holy Spirit. Appeals against child labor where "millions of children are forced to work in degrading conditions, exposed to forms of slavery and exploitation, as well as abuse, mistreatment and discrimination."
11/06/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Italian and Indian Chambers of Commerce against Occupy Central democratic movement
British, American and Australian Chambers did not sign statement against Occupy Central, which warns of damage to city's reputation and impact on livelihoods. Card. Zen's battle: he will march for universal suffrage.
11/06/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Apostolic administrator of Yujiang arrested as China attempts to "eradicate" underground Church
The priest, Fr. John Peng Weizhao, disappeared in police custody on 30 May and the authorities refuse to give news of his whereabouts. Many apostolic administrators and underground candidates for the episcopate suffer arrests and torture to stop their election and to facilitate rise of 'patriotic' candidates.
10/06/2014 PAKISTAN

Pakistan pounds 'terrorist hideouts' after Karachi attack, 15 militants dead 

Pakistani Army carries out early morning air strikes on a militant-infested tribal district. Nine terrorist hideouts in Tirah Valley area destroyed. Security concerns are mounting in the country. Observers believe that following the attack on Karachi the process is all but dead.
10/06/2014 PAKISTAN

Pakistan pounds 'terrorist hideouts' after Karachi attack, 15 militants dead 

Pakistani Army carries out early morning air strikes on a militant-infested tribal district. Nine terrorist hideouts in Tirah Valley area destroyed. Security concerns are mounting in the country. Observers believe that following the attack on Karachi the process is all but dead.
10/06/2014 JAPAN
Nagasaki, government launches website to "rediscover" Japanese Christians
The local prefecture publishes oratio.jp, which includes the history and traditions of the Catholics in the area., the Archbishop Mgr. Takami tells AsiaNews: "It 'a choice of an economic nature which the Church must transform into a new opportunity for evangelization. We hope that the Pope's love for Japan will help us in our mission within our own society."