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09/22/2014 USA - IRAN
Islamic State threat pushes United States and Iran to discuss nuclear issue
US Secretary of State Kerry meets with Tehran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. For the Americans, Iran has a role to play. In an effort to broaden the coalition in the fight against the jihadists, Kerry speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.
New York (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The enlargement of the coalition against the Islamic State (IS) and the Iranian nuclear negotiations are becoming entangles these days in New York, in talks between the United...

09/22/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Pashtun Ashraf Ghani is the new president of Afghanistan
Rival Abdullah Abdullah to take newly formed post of chief executive. The two candidates have signed an agreement to form a government of national unity, with the mediation of the United States. Washington hopes to extend the presence of its troops beyond 2014.
09/22/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Big pro-democracy student strike starts in Hong Kong
The weeklong class boycott began today. "[P]ained and outraged to see the advancement of democracy in Hong Kong stifled and suppressed," about 400 academics and non-teaching staff stand by students, who are "Hong Kong's future". Occupy Central is planning a silent sit-in for 1 October, anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Billionaires from the former colony are set to meet with Xi Jinping to ask him to "stop" the pro-democracy movement.
09/22/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate tells Vatican that Uniate "problem" should be at the centre of ecumenical dialogue
by Nina Achmatova
Metropolitan Hilarion again attacks the "project" of the Catholic Church to proselytise in Ukraine, says theological issues should be put aside to address and solve instead the Greek Catholic "problem".
09/22/2014 INDIA
Missionary month in India, PMS director: Every Christian must proclaim the Gospel
by Santosh Digal
Fr. Faustine L. Lobo invites the community to live October, "according to the guidelines laid down in Ad Gentes". He calls for a thorough study of the conciliar decree and the development of a "planned strategy" to give new impetus to evangelization. Witness and unity of the universal Church: "We are all part of the same effort".

09/22/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, Hindu radicals target celebrity pop star for converting to Christianity
by Christopher Sharma
Anju Panta is one of the biggest stars in the country. After changing religion, she refused to perform at a Hindu festival: "My faith does not allow me to worship gods through song". Following an avalanche of criticism from media and civil society, she responds: "I have nothing to say to those who are criticizing me. May be it’s God’s plan and now I’m under the grace of God".
09/22/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, a return of self-immolations as 22 year old sets himself on fire
5 months since the last suicide, a Tibetan student burns himself to death in front of the Tsoe Police headquarters. He died in protest against Chinese rule in the region, shouting slogans in support of the Dalai Lama. Thus the victims no number 132 people from 2009 to present
09/22/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA
Turkey closes its border with Syria. Thousands of Kurdish refugees wait behind barbed wire
The crisis sparked by Islamic State conquest of 60 villages and its having laid siege to the city of Kobané. UN warns of humanitarian emergency with hundreds of thousands of refugees. The shut down also blocks the flow of Turkish Kurd fighters against the jihadists. Launch of US air raids in Syria increasingly likely.
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
Pope tells representatives of religions that religious freedom is bulwark against all forms of totalitarianism
Pope Francis met with Muslims, Bektashi (Sufi), Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical and Jewish representatives, advocating working together for the common good and dialogue. The latter should not be centre on relativism, but on retaining one's own identity, without hypocrisy.
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
"Today we touched martyrs," a moved Pope Francis said in front of two who witnessed persecution
Pope Francis put aside his prepared speech and said the homily off the cuff after he heard the stories of a priest who was tortured and imprisoned during Albania's Maoist dictatorship and a nun who was subjected to forced labour, both of whom kept their faith and support that of others. Consecrated persons are consoled only by God and are thus able to console others.
09/21/2014 VATICAN - ALBANIA
Pope in Albania: "Let no one consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression
During his visit to Albania, Francis extols the value of religious freedom in a "land of martyrs", whose "beautiful characteristic" is "peaceful coexistence and collaboration" between "followers of different religions." At present, "the entire Church [. . .] sends each of the baptized to announce the Gospel to all the nations." In addition, "Alongside the globalization of the markets there must also be a corresponding globalization of solidarity".
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
In his meeting with newly appointed bishops from around the world, in Rome for a seminar organised by Propaganda Fide, Francis devoted part of his address to the pastors of the Chinese flock. "Deep down in my heart, I hope" they were here, "that that day will not be far off! Let me assure them not only of my and our solidarity, but also that of the world's Episcopate, so that, in the shared faith and despite sometimes the impression of being alone, they can feel the certainty that their suffering will bear fruit - and what fruit! - for the good of the faithful, their fellow citizens and the whole Church."
09/20/2014 ASIA - ITALY
Mission congress: nine missionaries to follow PIME founder Angelo Ramazzotti
by Bernardo Cervellera
PIME's superior general launches a year dedicated to the society's founder. Bishop of Pavia and then Patriarch of Venice, he corresponds to Pope Francis' role mode for a pastor. The missionary men and women leaving for Cameroon, Mexico, Brazil, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh, including two Colombian priests associated with the PIME, will receive a crucifix as a "companion" for their apostolic activity.
09/20/2014 TURKEY - IRAQ - SYRIA
Islamic State releases Turkish hostages seized in Mosul
Nothing is known about the three Iraqis abducted with the Turks. Some suspect a bargain between Turkey and the Islamic State. Ankara refuses military support for US-led coalition. Syrian Kurdish refugees are allowed in after Turkish Kurds protest. Kerry shows flexibility on Iran in the fight against Islamic State. UN Security Council adopts a statement of support for the new Iraqi government and calls on the international community to fight Islamic State terrorism.
09/20/2014 CHINA
Chinese authorities tear down two Catholic churches
Located in different provinces, the places of worship stood on land slated for commercial development and were torn down on the same day. A third church had its cross removed. In the case of the church in Jinxi (Hunan), the priest tried to stop the demolition but was arrested. The priest of the Church of Our Lady in Jingdezhen (Jiangxi) was tricked into leaving before the bulldozers got to work. The watchman was abducted and released only after the church was levelled.

Altri articoli
09/20/2014 LEBANON
Beirut: Christians and Muslims mourn Hani Fahs, an iconic figure for interreligious dialogue by Fady Noun
09/20/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ukrainian Orthodox parishes leaving Moscow Patriarchate for Kyiv by Nina Achmatova
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Evangelii gaudium, many "tired and haggard" people wait for the Church
09/19/2014 INDIA
Towards the synod: India's multiculturalism, a challenge and a resource for Christian families by Santosh Digal
09/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central adopts "Taiwan model" for protests
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Christian identity is a road, it is a journey where you are with the Lord", now and after death, with resurrection
09/19/2014 BHUTAN
Protestant pastors convicted of "attempted proselytising" in Bhutan
09/19/2014 SRI LANKA
Card Ranjith: Joseph Vaz as saint, a missionary example for the Church in Sri Lanka
09/19/2014 CHINA
China, internment in a mental hospital for criticizing government
09/19/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The challenge of winter in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict by Vladimir Rozanskij
09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
09/19/2014 INDIA - MIDDLE EAST
Archbishop of Bangalore: India must aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East by Nirmala Carvalho
09/19/2014 PHILIPPINES
Over 50 thousand flee flooding in Manila, schools and offices closed
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican by Bernardo Cervellera
Editor's choices
IRAQ-VATICAN
"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.
ITALY - IRAQ
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.
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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/19/2014 IRAQ
Mosul, the Islamic State "bans Christians from school"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: two mothers, "two women - Mary and the Church – carry forward the hope that is Christ, gift us Christ"
09/15/2014 SRI LANKA
The website of Pope Francis' visit to Sri Lanka already accessible
by Melani Manel Perera
09/15/2014 INDIA
Thousands of Christians march in Bangalore against violence in Iraq, Syria and Africa
by Santosh Digal

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