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For Catholicos of Cilicia Aram I, the harm caused by the tragedy must be repaired on the basis laws and conventions. This can start with the return of thousands of "churches, monasteries, schools and centres, cultural and spiritual objects. Turkey instead continues its threats. Armenians in Lebanon remember whilst those in Turkey live in silence and fear. Many Islamised Armenians are returning to their old faith. The genocide was the product of a racist plan by the Young Turks.

| LEBANON – TURKEY – ARMENIA
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by Wang Zhicheng

Two brothers who allegedly helped Guo falsify 30 documents have been arrested. They allegedly made video-taped confession. Chongqing police accuse Guo of paying off US lawmakers to get their support for his asylum application.

| 24/04/2018
| CHINA – UNITED STATES

Closure and openness: two opposing poles that describe how man can react before the breath of the Holy Spirit. The second is precisely "of the disciples, of the apostles": the initial resistance is not only human, but it is also "a guarantee that they cannot be deceived by anything and then find their way through prayer and discernment".

| 24/04/2018
| VATICAN

The UN Secretary-General condemns the April 22 attack in the northern province of Hajjah. The Houthi Shiite rebels accuse the Saudi Arabian coalition. Guterres promises a "prompt, effective and transparent" investigation. The political leader Houthi Saleh al-Sammad was murdered.

| 24/04/2018
| YEMEN - UN

 32 Chinese and four North Koreans died in a bus that crashed from a bridge. Kim went to the Chinese embassy to offer condolences and to the hospital. It is unusual for the news of an accident to make headlines North Korea. "Low key” also adopted by South Korea and Washington: joint military exercises reduced to a minimum.

| 24/04/2018
| NORTH KOREA

Cuttack police arrested a 25-year-old who lured her with treats. The child has injuries on her face, and her brain from strangulation as well as injuries from rape . Sr. Meena Barwa: "I cry for my country. May God forgive them".

| 24/04/2018
| INDIA

The announcement of the resignation on the eve of the memorial day of the Armenian genocide. Soldiers are also among the demonstrators. Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan freed, proposes new elections.

| 24/04/2018
| ARMENIA
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The church of the village of Hutuo has been reduced to a pile of ruins; the tomb of the bishop of Luoyang, not recognized by the government, was desecrated; children are forbidden to enter churches; threats against Catholic parents and seniors: if they continue to believe they will not receive government subsidies or pensions.

| 20/04/2018
| CHINA - VATICAN
 

The South Korean Church is praying for the success of the event, looking forward to "concrete" solutions to the peninsula’s problems. Hope was reborn with the Olympics. People are waiting for a message from Pope Francis.

| 17/04/2018
| KOREA
 

A harsh exchange between Russia and the United States at the UN. Trump speaks of possible intervention, with the support of London and Paris. Moscow denounces the "campaign of aggression" against a sovereign state. Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen: "there are no certainties" on the Douma attack. The prayers of Christians for peace in the country.

| 10/04/2018
| SYRIA
 

About 158 refugee families live in the parish of Amadiya and surrounding villages. They need food, clothes, shoes, school support, kerosene. Many Christian, Yazid and Arab families returned to Mosul only to turn back. The ‘Adopt a Christian from Mosul’ campaign is ongoing.

| 27/03/2018
| IRAQ
Lahore, donne cristiane e musulmane chiedono uguali diritti degli uomini
Pakistan, un pastore protestante denuncia il clima di insicurezza tra i cristiani
Cristiani manifestano a Lahore e Karachi
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