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by Nirmala Carvalho

The victim would have hanged himself because the priest urged her to marry him. Fr. Prakash Damor met the girl in the missionary school where she was studying. The local bishop: "We are close to the young girl's family, but Fr. Damor is a good person".

| 22/01/2019
| INDIA

Signatories claim that, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor worked to build bridges" between China and the world. Their arrest risks producing "less dialogue and greater mistrust" and slowing down every effort to "find common bases". The decision of China is "arbitrary". The US has demanded the extradition of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou. Canada critical of the United States: "Our citizens are paying the price".

| 22/01/2019
| CHINA-CANADA-USA

At least 36 young men and women from refugee families were preparing to join Pope Francis but visa problems and lack of funds are preventing them. Instead, meetings and moments of prayer will be held to show union with Pope Francis. The situation among refugees remains critical as limited resources cannot meet their many needs.

| 21/01/2019
| IRAQ – WYD PANAMA
by Melani Manel Perera

The mega project is financed by Beijing. The Chinese ambassador praised the investment, which created more than 4,000 jobs. However, the facility has had serious repercussions on the coastal environment and the marine ecosystem.

| 21/01/2019
| SRI LANKA

The abbot of Wat Rattananuparb Temple and his deputy die and two other monks were wounded in attack. Muslim leaders are worried about tensions between Buddhists and Muslims. Since 2004, about 7,000 civilians have died, including about 23 monks.

| 21/01/2019
| THAILAND

Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will meet tomorrow in the Russian capital. Both are ready to discuss the disputed islands, but nationalists in both countries disagree. Some fear Russia’s seeming international weakness.

| 21/01/2019
| RUSSIA – JAPAN

Voters go the polls today to cast their ballots on the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Turnout is expected to reach 75 per cent with final results available in four days. Some 20,000 soldiers and police officers are ensuring security. For PIME Missionary, in many Muslim-majority areas, many are against the proposal.

| 21/01/2019
| PHILIPPINES

It is "meekness, humility, patience in suffering, love for justice, ability to endure persecutions, not to judge others ...". The "accusatory style", the "mundane style" and the "egoistic style" are non-Christian.

 

| 21/01/2019
| VATICAN
by Shan Ren Shen Fu (山人神父)

In the diocese of Lanzhou (Gansu), a priest was transferred with an order not from the bishop but from the local Department for Religious Affairs. Yet there are those who continue to defend the concept that the Church in China "is independent". The risks for the Church and for the Sino-Vatican agreement.

| 21/01/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
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