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[criminal saudi arabia imperialism: is sharia: al quaeda] 01/17/2013
VATICAN - SYRIA. For Syriac Catholic patriarch of Antioch, US, EU and Gulf states stir hatred in Syria. For Ignatius Joseph III Younan, a Christian presence in Syria is essential for confessional reconciliation between Alawis and Sunnis. Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Aleppo university blast that killed 87. The violence of Muslim extremists and government forces could wipe out Syria forever. Patriarch calls on young Christians to stay in the Middle East to be witnesses of peace.


[criminal saudi arabia imperialism: is sharia: al quaeda: For Syriac Catholic patriarch of Antioch, US, EU and Gulf states stir hatred in Syria. ] Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The United States, the European Union and the Gulf states have a great responsibility in this war, which began as a peaceful Arab spring," said Mgr Ignatius Joseph III Younan, patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs since 2009. "By backing the rebels, who are not united, they stirred hatred among the people. We Christians are disappointed by the behaviour of these countries; their money and oil bought the world's conscience, justifying violence." For the head of the Syriac Catholic Church, "the Christians left in Syria are the only ones who can bear witness through their lives and values to the possibility of reconciliation, now virtually excluded by both regime and rebels."
  • PHILIPPINES[@ King of Saudi Arabia - the Satanists have said that today, which is:"Good Friday": I have to be polite "thank you: my love, for the gift of so many Christian martyrs!"] Mindanao: Catholics remember Fr Tentorio during Good Friday celebrations, According to one the slain priest's confreres, Fr John Vettoretto, a missionary in the Arakan Valley, the faithful wanted to pay tribute to "his sacrifice" and "witness of faith." His presence is still "living" and a source of conversions. Throughout the day, people alternatively worshipped and performed the Via Crucis well into the night. Manila (AsiaNews) - "The memory of Fr Tentorio is still alive and well in the community. For this reason, today, on the occasion of Good Friday, the faithful remembered his sacrifice and witness of faith before celebrating the Easter of Resurrection, on Sunday,"
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    PHILIPPINES[@ King of Saudi Arabia - the Satanists have said that today, which is:"Good Friday": I have to be polite "thank you: my love, for the gift of so many Christian martyrs!"] said Fr John Vettoretto, a missionary with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), who spoke to AsiaNews about his confrere, Fr Fausto Tentorio, who was killed on 17 October 2011. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, where the Italian-born priest worked for many years, paid tribute "to his personal witness of faith", the result of a life spent in the service of the mission. "During Holy Week, especially today Good Friday when we celebrate the death of Jesus on the cross, we wanted to remember Father Tentorio," said Fr Vettoretto. For many, "He is still a living presence," not only in Mindanao, but also in other parishes on the island and across the country, where it is the source of grace and conversions.
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    PHILIPPINES[@ King of Saudi Arabia - the Satanists have said that today, which is:"Good Friday": I have to be polite "thank you: my love, for the gift of so many Christian martyrs!"] "People still talk about him with tears in their eyes," he noted. "But at Holy Week, people remember the significance of sacrifice, of the suffering that is redeemed on Easter Sunday." Among the faithful, devotion is such that "even now (evening, Philippines time), people continue to cram the church," Fr Vettoretto said. "Even though villagers usually go home when it gets dark, this is a special time and the flow is constant. Some people are still doing the Stations of the Cross along the building's aisles." "It is a time when the faith is strongly shared, a moment of deep personal experience" of Jesus' passion and death on the cross, helped this year by greater use of technology.
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    PHILIPPINES[@ King of Saudi Arabia - the Satanists have said that today, which is:"Good Friday": I have to be polite "thank you: my love, for the gift of so many Christian martyrs!"] "We used power point displays and other means to illustrate" the event, the missionary said. Still, "although technology is now being used," what counts "is participation in the services and the deep connection to ritual ad symbols." Fr Fausto Tentorio was the third PIME missionary killed in the Philippines, on the island of Mindanao. In 1985, private armed guards murdered Fr Tullio Favali in the Diocese of Kidapawan. In 1992, Fr Salvatore Carzedda, who was involved in interfaith dialogue with Muslims, was killed in Zamboanga.
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    Other priests were also abducted. Fr Luciano Benedetti was kidnapped by a Muslim group in 1998 but was released after two months. In 2007, Fr Giancarlo Bossi was kidnapped by a splinter group that had broken away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), but he too was released after two months of captivity. الفلبين [@ ملك المملكة العربية السعودية - وعبدة الشيطان وقال أن اليوم، وهو: "الجمعة العظيمة": يجب أن يكون مهذبا "! شكرا: حبي، لهدية من الشهداء المسيحيين الكثير"]
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    Neji666Jaber --- GOOD FRIDAY? BUT, YOU ARE NOT YOU, THOSE WHO HAVE REVERSED THE CROSS? and: you're the one who distorts my articles .. therefore, I defend all peoples, and you, however, as: my enemy, then: you are the enemy: of all the peoples, too, and: that just this is your Satan, his name means the opponent! Neji666Jaber --- GOOD FRIDAY? MA, NON SIETE VOI, QUELLI CHE AVETE ROVESCIATO LA CROCE? e non sei tu quello, che, distorce i miei articoli.. quindi, io difendo tutti i popoli, e tu, invece, come il mio nemico, tu quindi sei il nemico di tutti i popoli: anche, e che, proprio questo è il tuo satana: il suo nome significa: l'avversario! --- > vattene criminale!
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    Do not let our hope be stolen! How many wounds are inflicted upon humanity by evil! Wars, violence, economic conflicts that hit the weakest, greed for money, Love of power, corruption, divisions, crimes against human life and against creation! Our personal sins: our failures in love and respect towards God, towards our neighbour and towards the whole of creation. Jesus on the Cross feels the whole weight of the evil, and with the force of God's love he conquers it, he defeats it with his resurrection. Dear friends, we can all conquer the evil that is in us and in the world, with Christ, with the force of good! Do we feel weak, inadequate, powerless?
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    But God is not looking for powerful means, it is through the Cross that he has conquered evil! We must not believe the Evil One when he tells us, you can do nothing to counter violence, corruption, injustice, your sins! We must never grow accustomed to evil! With Christ we can transform ourselves and the world. We must bear the victory of Christ's Cross to everyone everywhere, we must bear this great love of God. And this requires all of us not to be afraid to step outside ourselves, to reach out to others. Pope Francis AsiaNews wishes all of our readers a Happy Easter 2013
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    别让我们的希望幻灭!邪恶造成多少伤痕!战争、暴行、经济利益打击弱小、贪婪钱财、 恋栈权力、贪污腐败、分裂、都是破坏人类生活和大自然的罪!我们自己的罪:忽略对天主的爱和尊重,也漠视我们的邻人和整个大自然。耶稣在十字架上感觉到邪 恶的压力,他以天主的爱征服邪恶,他以复活击溃之。亲爱的朋友,我们与基督一起,便有至善的力量,就能够战胜自己和世界的邪恶!我们感到软弱、不足、乏 力? 但天主不是要找强力方法,
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    却是通过十字架,祂征服了邪恶!当邪恶诱惑我们时,必须坚持;你拿什么来抵抗暴力、腐败、不公义、你自己的罪! 我们永远不能与邪恶为伍!与基督同行,我们可以改变自己和世界。我们必须承担基督的十字架的胜利,无远弗届,我们必须保守天主伟大的爱。这要求我们不要害怕走出自己来接待他人。教宗方济 《亚洲新闻通讯社》祝愿所有读者 有一个平安、喜乐的复活节!2013年圣周

01/17/2013
[criminal saudi arabia imperialism: is sharia: al quaeda: For Syriac Catholic patriarch of Antioch, US, EU and Gulf states stir hatred in Syria. ] VATICAN - EASTERN CHURCHES
Card. Sandri: The Eastern Churches teach us solidarity and make us rediscover the faith
The prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches: "In misfortune, they always start again from Christian values." A thought for India - "a strong community never overwhelmed by difficulties" - and a "thank you" to AsiaNews. Rome (AsiaNews) - The East, near and far, "has an admirable apostolic and missionary impulse, helping the West to rediscover the Christian faith and the values ​​of solidarity and hospitality.

[criminal saudi arabia imperialism: is sharia: al quaeda] Even in the midst of the most stringent difficulties caused by war and tensions, they always start from Christian values. They are an example for us all". This is the conclusion of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches. [criminal saudi arabia imperialism: is sharia: al quaeda] The cardinal, 69 years old, participated yesterday at the opening of the annual CNEWA meeting here in Italy (the Catholic Near East Welfare Association), the American agency based in New York - headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan - founded in 1926 by Pope Pius XI and responsible for supporting the "Near East Christians," from the Middle East to Africa through Northeast India. Speaking to AsiaNews the Cardinal says:

[criminal saudi arabia imperialism: is sharia: al quaeda] "Hospitality is the main quality that characterizes the people of the Eastern rite, a quality that we should give greater value to here in the West. Proof of this hospitality and love is visible in the refugee camps. But especially, seeing this myriad of refugees and exiles who had to flee from war - I think especially of the Syrians - and the solidarity shown them by their brothers who have very little to offer, is particularly striking". But the work of the Congregation and of CNEWA is not limited to the Middle East: "I want to send a message of admiration for the Indian Church, a Church which is not restricted in its many limitations, but it has a very strong apostolic zeal. We encourage people to overcome the difficulties to proclaim the Christian message.

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[criminal saudi arabia imperialism: is sharia: al quaeda] Now we are working on a way to help the pastoral growth, because the Indian diaspora is a reality to be reckoned with. The Church aims to be close to all of these communities, so that they can keep the faith they have received and that they bring to the West. " "To help in a concrete way - said the bishop - what can we do? Certainly words of sympathy and closeness are not enough, however sincere they may be. There are concrete actions that can be done in a simple way, such as donations and volunteer work through many active Catholic organizations. In this sense, I want to thank AsiaNews for all the news and information it provides about the situation in the Middle East, but also for its work to raise awareness among our brother and sisters here in Italy".


17/01/2013 11:43
CINA – GIAPPONE
Senkaku/Diaoyu, Pechino tende la mano; Tokyo cerca alleati nell'Asean
Il capo della Conferenza politica consultiva del popolo cinese invoca il “dialogo” per risolvere il caso dell’arcipelago conteso dai due governi. Ma il premier nipponico, in visita ufficiale in Vietnam, Thailandia e Indonesia, cerca nuove vie per frenare le pretese territoriali di Pechino. Analista cinese: “Non vogliamo davvero la guerra”. 


Pechino (AsiaNews) - Il governo cinese cerca di guadagnare tempo e forse di evitare una crisi militare totale con il Giappone per il controllo dell'arcipelago conteso nelle acque del Mar cinese meridionale. Jia Qinling, capo della Conferenza politica consultiva del popolo cinese, ha infatti aperto al dialogo con Tokyo sulla sovranità delle isole che i cinesi chiamano Diaoyu e i giapponesi Senkaku. Dallo scorso settembre la tensione per il possesso dell'arcipelago ha continuato a crescere in maniera inesorabile.
Incontrando l'ex primo ministro nipponico Yukio Hatoyama a Pechino, Jia ha dichiarato: "Le due parti dovrebbero gestire la questione in maniera appropriata. Oltre alle isole Diaoyu ci sono tanti altri argomenti che possiamo risolvere con il dialogo". Anche se Jia decadrà dal suo ruolo il prossimo marzo - in occasione della presa di potere ufficiale della "Quinta generazione" di leader comunisti, guidati da Xi Jinping - gli analisti sono concordi nel sostenere che la sua è la linea ufficiale "del momento".
Zhu Feng, esperto di sicurezza internazionale e docente presso la Scuola di Studi internazionali dell'università di Pechino, spiega: "La Cina non vuole davvero un confronto militare. Sta usando le navi e gli aerei come mezzo di pressione per costringere il Giappone ad ammettere che una questione per la sovranità esiste, nonostante Tokyo la definisca infondata".
Le isole appartenevano al Giappone durante il periodo dell'occupazione della Cina. Dopo la II Guerra mondiale sono state "prese in consegna" dagli Stati Uniti, che poi le hanno "affidate" a Tokyo negli anni Settanta. Tuttavia, una serie di trattati internazionali pre e post-bellici stabiliscono che esse dovevano essere restituite alla Cina. La tensione, mai sopita, è esplosa con la vendita da parte di un privato del terreno dell'arcipelago al governo giapponese.
Negli ultimi mesi i due Paesi si sono sfidati in maniera continua. Dopo una serie di proteste simboliche e di "sbarchi" da parte di attivisti di entrambe le nazioni, sono state utilizzate sia la Marina che l'Aviazione. I jet militari cinesi e giapponesi si confrontano - per ora senza sparare - sin dallo scorso dicembre. L'apertura di Jia, però, non sembra essere recepita dal governo nipponico guidato da alcune settimane dal "falco" Shinzo Abe.
Il premier nipponico ha improntato la propria campagna elettorale su toni molto nazionalistici e ha chiarito che la questione "non esiste". Ora, dopo aver risposto colpo su colpo, ha deciso di usare l'economia per convincere i Paesi dell'area Asean a sostenere il Sol Levante in caso di conflitto aperto con Pechino. Abe è infatti in visita ufficiale in Vietnam. Subito dopo si sposterà in Thailandia e Indonesia, mercati interessanti per le compagnie giapponesi e nuove "stelle" nel campo della produzione manifatturiera.
Secondo diversi analisti, il suo programma è quello di garantire ricchi contratti commerciali per le importazioni e le esportazioni in cambio di garanzie di solidarietà sui temi che dividono Cina e Giappone. Va notato che nel suo precedente mandato da primo ministro, 6 anni fa, Abe decise di iniziare i suoi viaggi all'estero con una visita a Pechino.



01/17/2013 15:13
CHINA - JAPAN
As China tries to appease, Japan seeks allies in ASEAN over the Senkaku/Diaoyu
The head of the National Committee of the People's Political Consultative Conference calls for dialogue to solve the dispute over the islands. However, Japan's PM on an official visit to Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia wants to stop Beijing's territorial ambitions. "China doesn't actually want a military confrontation," says Chinese analyst.


Beijing (AsiaNews) - China is trying to gain time and perhaps avoid an all out military confrontation with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Tensions between the two countries have been rising over them since last September.
For Jia Qinling chairman and Party secretary of the National Committee of the People's Political Consultative Conference, the two sides should resolve the dispute over the islands, called Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, through dialogue.
"The two sides should appropriately handle questions surrounding the Diaoyu islands and other and other issues on which their stances' differ," said Jia during a meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
Although his mandate ends in March when the Communist Party's fifth generation of leaders takes over under Xi Jinping, analysts believe his statement reflects the current official line.
"China doesn't actually want a military confrontation. It is using the dispatch of ships and planes as a means of putting pressure on Japan to at least admit that a dispute over the islands exist," said Zhu Feng, a security expert at Peking University's School of International Studies.
Japan has held the islands since it began occupying Chinese territory in the 19th century. After World War Two, the United States took them over, and then returned them to Japan in the Seventies. However, pre- and post-WWII international treaties specify that they should be returned to China.
Tensions continued below the surface until the Japanese government last year decided to buy land held on the islands by private interests. Since then, the two countries have been in a tug-of-war over them.
A series of symbolic protests and landings by activists from both nations was followed by naval ships and military planes.
On different occasions, Chinese and Japanese fighter planes were sent to the islands, but no shooting so far.
Jia's overture has not been met by Japan's government led by hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The recently elected Japanese premier ran a nationalist campaign. In his view, no dispute exists.
After responding tit for tat, he now wants to use the economic card to marshal support among ASEAN nations against Beijing.
Abe is currently in Vietnam on his first official foreign visit. He will then travel to Thailand and Indonesia. All three Southeast Asian nations are major manufacturing bases and growing markets for Japanese companies.
For various analysts, the Japanese leader plans to offer these nations trading opportunities to secure their backing in Japan's dispute with China.
When Abe became prime minister for the first time six years ago, his first foreign trip was to China.


01/17/2013 12:24
VATICAN - EASTERN CHURCHES
Card. Sandri: The Eastern Churches teach us solidarity and make us rediscover the faith
The prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches: "In misfortune, they always start again from Christian values." A thought for India - "a strong community never overwhelmed by difficulties" - and a "thank you" to AsiaNews.


Rome (AsiaNews) - The East, near and far, "has an admirable apostolic and missionary impulse, helping the West to rediscover the Christian faith and the values ​​of solidarity and hospitality. Even in the midst of the most stringent difficulties caused by war and tensions, they always start from Christian values. They are an example for us all". This is the conclusion of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.

The cardinal, 69 years old, participated yesterday at the opening of the annual CNEWA meeting here in Italy (the Catholic Near East Welfare Association), the American agency based in New York - headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan - founded in 1926 by Pope Pius XI and responsible for supporting the "Near East Christians," from the Middle East to Africa through Northeast India.

Speaking to AsiaNews the Cardinal says: "Hospitality is the main quality that characterizes the people of the Eastern rite, a quality that we should give greater value to here in the West. Proof of this hospitality and love is visible in the refugee camps. But especially, seeing this myriad of refugees and exiles who had to flee from war - I think especially of the Syrians - and the solidarity shown them by their brothers who have very little to offer, is particularly striking".

But the work of the Congregation and of CNEWA is not limited to the Middle East: "I want to send a message of admiration for the Indian Church, a Church which is not restricted in its many limitations, but it has a very strong apostolic zeal. We encourage people to overcome the difficulties to proclaim the Christian message. Now we are working on a way to help the pastoral growth, because the Indian diaspora is a reality to be reckoned with. The Church aims to be close to all of these communities, so that they can keep the faith they have received and that they bring to the West. "

"To help in a concrete way - said the bishop - what can we do? Certainly words of sympathy and closeness are not enough, however sincere they may be. There are concrete actions that can be done in a simple way, such as donations and volunteer work through many active Catholic organizations. In this sense, I want to thank AsiaNews for all the news and information it provides about the situation in the Middle East, but also for its work to raise awareness among our brother and sisters here in Italy".

17/01/2013 15:26
VATICANO - SIRIA 
Patriarca siro-cattolico di Antiochia: Stati Uniti, Europa e Paesi del Golfo fomentano l'odio in Siria
di Simone Cantarini
Per Ignace Joseph III Younan, la presenza dei cristiani in Siria è essenziale per la riconciliazione nella guerra confessionale fra alawiti e Sunniti. Al-Qaeda rivendica l'attentato all'università di Aleppo, che ha fatto 87 morti. Le violenze degli estremisti islamici e le offensive dell'esercito rischiano di cancellare la Siria per sempre. L'invito ai giovani cristiani a restare in Medio oriente per essere testimoni di pace. 


Città del Vaticano (AsiaNews)  - "In questa guerra, nata come una Primavera araba pacifica hanno una enorme responsabilità Stati Uniti, Unione Europea e Paesi del Golfo. Sostenendo la ribellione, che non ha un fronte unito,  essi fomentano l'odio fra la gente. Noi cristiani siamo molto delusi dal comportamento di questi Paesi, che con il loro denaro e petrolio hanno comprato le coscienze del mondo, giustificando la violenza". È quanto afferma ad AsiaNews,  mons. Ignace Joseph III Younan, dal 2009 Patriarca di Antiochia dei siri. Per il capo della comunità medio-orientale, "i cristiani rimasti in Siria sono gli unici che possono ancora testimoniare con la loro vita e i loro valori la possibilità di una riconciliazione, ormai esclusa a priori e dal regime e dai ribelli".   
Il patriarca sottolinea che la Siria è ormai a un punto di non ritorno, la sua stessa esistenza potrebbe essere cancellata e finire sotto i bombardamenti: "La situazione si fa ogni giorno più dolorosa e difficile. Qui non siamo più di fronte a una Primavera araba, ma a un conflitto confessionale fra la minoranza alawita e la maggioranza sunnita".
Nelle regioni controllate dall'esercito continuano gli attacchi suicidi delle milizie al-Nousra, gruppo terrorista legato ad al-Qaeda, responsabili dell'attentato di due giorni fa all'Università di Aleppo. Il bilancio parziale è di 87 vittime e centinaia di feriti. Due kamikaze si sono fatti esplodere ieri a Idleb, la principale città del nord ovest della Siria, uccidendo 22 persone.  Gli attacchi dei giorni scorsi hanno scatenato una dura offensiva dell'esercito, che sta utilizzando ogni mezzo a sua disposizione, comprese le bombe a grappolo, per riguadagnare almeno la provincia di Damasco. Testimoni, raccontano che un'offensiva senza precedenti è in corso a Daraya, a Sud-Ovest della capitale. Fino a prima della guerra la città aveva oltre 200mila abitanti, ma ora è deserta e i pochi sopravvissuti rischiano di morire sotto i bombardamenti. Ieri, Maher al-Assad, colonello dell'esercito siriano e fratello del presidente Bashar, ha dato ordine di "liberare Daraya dai ribelli, a costo di radere al suolo ogni abitazione". L'offensiva dell'esercito continua anche ad Homs, dove secondo l'Osservatorio siriano per i diritti umani, i militari avrebbero compiuto un nuovo massacro della popolazione, uccidendo oltre 106 persone, fra cui molte donne e bambini.
Mons. Ignace Joseph III Younan sottolinea che negli anni passati la Chiesa ha più volte invitato il regime a cambiare il sistema di governo totalitario, favorendo la democrazia. "Io stesso - dice - ho espresso questa opinione alla televisione di Stato siriana. Il cambiamento deve avvenire, ma  non con la violenza, frutto dell'odio confessionale, che potrebbe durare decenni anche a guerra finita". Per questa ragione il prelato indica che l'unica strada è una riconciliazione vera anche con la partecipazione di membri del regime. "Non si possono fare accordi - spiega - con delle precondizioni. In caso di una salita al potere dei ribelli, che vogliono la testa di Assad, la comunità alawiti scomparirebbe e forse anche le altre minoranze. Lo stesso rischio vi è con le condizioni imposte dal presidente che vuole cacciare dal Paese tutti i sunniti".
"Guardando ai fatti accaduti in Iraq - aggiunge - e alle conseguenze della guerra siriana in Libano, noi cristiani del Medio oriente siamo di fronte alla sfida più grande della nostra storia: restare nelle nostre città e parrocchie e convincere i nostri giovani a non fuggire. Il nostro ruolo è fondamentale per la riconciliazione di popolazioni divise dall'odio. Come ci ha indicato il Papa dobbiamo pregare e lavorare per la pace, il dialogo, la riconciliazione e la difesa dei diritti umani di tutte le comunità presenti in Siria".
La comunità dei siro cattolici è presente in tutto il Medio oriente. La maggior parte dei fedeli vive in Iraq (42mila) e Siria (26mila), dove la comunità più importante risiede proprio ad Aleppo. Come il resto delle chiese mediorientali, la chiesa siro-cattolica soffre la diaspora dei suoi membri. Secondo le stime sono oltre 55mila le persone rifugiate nei Paesi occidentali.


  
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