asianews.it

SOUTH KOREA – Korea’s Catholic Church continues to grow: faithful now 10.4% of the population

Published 23-04-2014

SOUTH KOREA – Korea’s Catholic Church continues to grow: faithful now 10.4% of the population The Bishops’ Conference releases figures for the previous year: faithful now almost 5.5 million, an increase of 1.5% over the previous year. Since 2003, the statistics show a steady growth of the Catholic population. asianews.it

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on SOUTH KOREA – Korea’s Catholic Church continues to grow: faithful now 10.4% of the population

RUSSIA – Fear of freedom is killing the future of Russia

Published 23-04-2014

RUSSIA – Fear of freedom is killing the future of Russia Serghei Chapnin , director of the “Moscow Patriarchate Journal” speaks to AsiaNews about the challenges of contemporary Russian society and the contribution that Christianity can give to a real “moral change” in the country . asianews.it

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on RUSSIA – Fear of freedom is killing the future of Russia

IRAN – Iran, President Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women

Published 23-04-2014

IRAN – Iran, President Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women The head of state spoke at the National Forum on Women Shaping Economy and Culture . He criticizes “those who consider the presence of women in society a threat. According to the Islamic rules, man is not the stronger sex and […]

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on IRAN – Iran, President Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women

INDONESIA – Jakarta, new corruption scandal overwhelms Audit Agency’s Chief

Published 23-04-2014

INDONESIA – Jakarta, new corruption scandal overwhelms Audit Agency’s Chief Poernono Hadi has come under fire of the Anti-Corruption Commission (KBK) for a story in 2004 , when he was head of the Department of Taxation and Treasury. Charged with erasing million dollar tax fine for major bank owned by a Tabaco giant. A prominent […]

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on INDONESIA – Jakarta, new corruption scandal overwhelms Audit Agency’s Chief

NEPAL – Everest avalanche: guides suspend all climbing operations

Published 22-04-2014

NEPAL – Everest avalanche: guides suspend all climbing operations The decision was taken today in memory of the 16 victims, all Sherpa guides, buried in an avalanche. For locals, 18 April marks one of the worst accidents in the history of Everest mountaineering. asianews.it

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on NEPAL – Everest avalanche: guides suspend all climbing operations

TURKEY – For Bartholomew, the Christian mission is the liberation of man from the power of darkness

Published 22-04-2014

TURKEY – For Bartholomew, the Christian mission is the liberation of man from the power of darkness In his Easter message, the Ecumenical Patriarch writes, “Unfortunately, the annihilation and suppression of the weakest by the strongest dominates in the secular pyramid of today’s reality.” However, “History [. . .] has proven that real progress cannot […]

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on TURKEY – For Bartholomew, the Christian mission is the liberation of man from the power of darkness

VIETNAM – Kontum: Easter among Vietnamese Catholics is stronger than Communist repression

Published 22-04-2014

VIETNAM – Kontum: Easter among Vietnamese Catholics is stronger than Communist repression For many communities in the diocese, Christmas and Easter are the only time when they can attend Mass. The local bishop celebrated Mass in a private home because the local administration has not allowed the construction of a place of worship. He performed […]

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on VIETNAM – Kontum: Easter among Vietnamese Catholics is stronger than Communist repression

BANGLADESH – Dhaka: arson razes home of Catholic family

Published 22-04-2014

BANGLADESH – Dhaka: arson razes home of Catholic family No one was at home at the time of the fire. In 2008, the family left the village after a 14-year-old granddaughter was raped and murdered by a group of young Muslims. The owner of the house says he is “living in fear.” asianews.it

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on BANGLADESH – Dhaka: arson razes home of Catholic family

INDIA – For Indian Jesuit, Narendra Modi is vindictive and a threat to India’s minorities

Published 22-04-2014

INDIA – For Indian Jesuit, Narendra Modi is vindictive and a threat to India’s minorities The director of the Prashant Human Rights Centre recounts three incidents involving the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for whom Modi is running as candidate for the prime minister’s office. For Fr Prakash, the pledge to introduce anti-conversion laws […]

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on INDIA – For Indian Jesuit, Narendra Modi is vindictive and a threat to India’s minorities

SYRIA – For Gregorios III, the destruction of Ma’aloula churches is a "war crime"

Published 22-04-2014

SYRIA – For Gregorios III, the destruction of Ma’aloula churches is a "war crime" The patriarch visited the village of Ma’aloula after the army took it back from the Islamist al-Nusra Front. “”An apocalyptic spectacle presented itself,” he said. The West is watching the destruction of Syria “with criminal indifference”.

From the web: asianews.it | Comments Off on SYRIA – For Gregorios III, the destruction of Ma’aloula churches is a "war crime"