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10/02/2014 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."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Guardian angels exist, they are not imaginative doctrine, but companions that God has placed beside us on our life's journey and should be listened to, because "it is dangerous to reject our travel companion". The was the...

10/02/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "fundamental right" to work "cannot be considered a variable dependent on financial markets"
Globalization has increased wealth, but " it has also exacerbated the gaps between different social groups, creating new inequalities and poverty in those countries considered to be the riches". " Visions that claim to increase profitability, at the cost of the restriction of the labor market that creates new excluded [people], do not conform to an economy at the service of humanity and the common good, to an inclusive and participatory democracy".
10/02/2014 VATICAN
Pope: nothing justifies the suffering imposed on Christians in the Middle East
In his meeting with Mar Dinkha IV, patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Francis slammed the "daily persecution" of Christians and members of other religious minorities. The patriarch's visit "is another step on the way towards a growing closeness and spiritual communion between us, after the bitter misunderstandings of the past centuries."
10/02/2014 INDIA
Modi, sweeper for a day for Gandhi and the "Clean India" campaign
by Nirmala Carvalho
The aim is to improve the sanitary conditions of the Indian people, providing toilets and services to schools and homes. For pro-Dalit activist Raghuvanshi, the campaign is a boost to the fight against the caste system. However, he opposes plans to turn the Ganges River into a fluvial highway for goods.
10/02/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Zafar Bhatti’s wife describes joy at being able to see her jailed husband, prays for his release
by Jibran Khan
Initially reported dead, he is alive and well; relatives continue their legal battle for his release. However, plots and personal interests emerge of would-be pro human rights organizations. The family asks for "concrete support."

10/02/2014 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Pyongyang: Kim Jong-un forgets "special friendship" between North Korea and China
In the traditional greeting sent by the North Korean dictator to Beijing, for the first time in decades, there is no mention the "special relationship" that unites the two nations. Experts agree: "Diplomatic standoff underway, no one can backtrack."
10/02/2014 ASIA - HONG KONG - CHINA
From Manila to New York, thousands of people on the streets in support of Occupy Central
Over 64 cities and thousands of people around the world have expressed their support for democracy for Hong Kong. In London, more than 3 thousand people demonstrate near the Chinese embassy. In the Philippine capital support for the Territory is joined by protests against the imperialism of Beijing in the seas.
10/02/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing tells US, Hong Kong is internal affair. Occupy Central calls for Leung Chun-ying to quit
by Paul Wang
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi slams democracy demonstrations as "illegal", but rules out the intervention of the Chinese army. All organized trips from China to Hong Kong blocked. Students ultimatum: Leung Chun-ying must quit by today. Otherwise they will occupy government buildings. Card. Zen advises Leung to resign. Solidarity with the democratic struggle from China. Shopkeepers and hotels concerned about the drop in business. In Shenzhen hundreds of people prevented from entering Hong Kong.
10/01/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi: a phone call from police behind (false) rumours about Zafar Bhatti's death
by Jibran Khan
Naureen, the pastor's sister, says police told the family about his murder in cell and then denied them the right to view the body. A church in the city conducted a funeral service. Family and Christian leaders met him in prison yesterday, and found him alive and in good health.
10/01/2014 BANGLADESH
Dhaka: Telecommunications minister removed for attacking Muhammad and Hajj
by Sumon Corraya
At a meeting with the press in New York, Abdul Latif Siddique criticised the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, one of the pillars of Islam. Muhammad created it because Arab people were robbers. Then "he introduced a system stating that his followers will assemble once a year. Through this system," some "income would be generated". For the minister, "It is sheer waste of manpower." Now he could be arrested after a complaint was filed against him.
10/01/2014 IRAN
Iran hangs man for heresy
Mohsen Amir Aslani, a 37-year-old former psychologist, taught religion, giving a new interpretation of the Qur'an. The authorities also accused him of insulting the prophet Jonah.
10/01/2014 INDONESIA
Temporary veto for bill that abolishes direct election of governor and mayor
by Mathias Hariyadi
Indonesia's outgoing president temporarily vetoes controversial bill approved by parliament last week. President-elect Widodo, who has already criticised the law, will now have to solve the controversy with his own means. Some political groups want to keep in check democracy.
10/01/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Scores of mainland supporters of democracy in Hong Kong arrested
Chinese police react angrily to demonstrations in support of Occupy Central and protests in Hong Kong. In almost all of the country's big cities, people are summarily arrested and subjected to overnight interrogations. In some cases, unknown people carry out raids.
10/01/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Charism, gifts of God for the good of the whole Church
They are a grace given by God, gifted for the good of the whole community and they are good, "when the Church, in the variety of its charisms, is expressed in communion, it can’t go wrong", but "God help us if these gifts become a source of envy or division, of jealousy. "
10/01/2014 PHILIPPINES
Filipino Catholics helping thousands displaced by Mayon volcano
After rumbling back to life a few days ago, the volcano represents a clear and present danger. At least, 11,000 families have fled their homes so far. Caritas Manila and Radyo Veritas launch a fundraising campaign. The measures taken show the Church's "loving presence".

Altri articoli
10/01/2014 INDIA
New Delhi, state university abolishes chair named after Mother Teresa by Santosh Digal
10/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
The "umbrella revolution": students turn their backs on flag raising for China’s National Day by Paul Wang
10/01/2014 MYANMAR
Clashes between Karen rebels and government troops in Mon State, five dead and two wounded
10/01/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Donetsk, separatists carry icon in procession: stopped from entering church by Nina Achmatova
09/30/2014 LAOS
Persecution continues in Laos as Christians are detained for meeting to pray
09/30/2014 INDIA
Bishop of Pune calls for an end to Hindu-Muslim violence, stresses "we are all Indians" by Nirmala Carvalho
It is "licit and urgent" to stop the aggression of terrorism, Card Parolin says at UN
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/30/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, police block a course for journalists: "They want to silence us" by Melani Manel Perera
09/30/2014 PHILIPPINES
For Filipino Church, pope's visit to help Catholics "in name only"
09/30/2014 MYANMAR
Burmese Dissident: Little chance of Aung San Suu Kyi becoming President by Francis Khoo Thwe
09/30/2014 CHINA
Need a driver's license, donate a pint of blood to the state
09/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong Chief Executive calls for immediate end to protests. Occupy Central calls for his resignation by Paul Wang
United States and India join forces in fight against terrorism and global security,
Editor's choices
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
Top 10
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison
by Jibran Khan
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women
by Nirmala Carvalho
09/27/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Video of a female rider reignites debate on the status of Saudi women
09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Tong: Enough violence in Central, government must put the people first


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