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The Philippines, a historical ally of the United States, represents a fundamental front in the struggle between Beijing and Washington. Xi's visit emphasizes the relaxation of relations with Manila, tense during the Aquino administration for a dispute in the South China Sea. Manila hopes to sign agreements and obtain the 24 billion US dollars in investments and loans promised by China two years ago.

| 20/11/2018
| PHILIPPINES-CHINA

Some communication channels have prevented the useless escalation in Gaza. Local Christians are active boosting interfaith and social relations. The unity among Churches is "fundamental" to ensure a future in the region. The apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchy of Jerusalem bears witness.

| 19/11/2018
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE
by Fady Noun

The monks of Tibhirine, Mgr Pierre Claverie, other members of the clergy and the laity will be beatified on 8 December in Oran (Algeria). This can help the Lebanese rediscover the Christian mission and their own land, which is also loved by Muslims. It can also help build an Islamic-Christian nation and a national culture.

| 19/11/2018
| LEBANON – ALGERIA – VATICAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

A group of 24 young people took part in the ASEAN Youth Interfaith Camp (AYIC) 2018. The goal, an official of the Office for Religious Harmony, was to "introduce Southeast Asian youth to the true pluralist face of Indonesian society” and “prepare future leaders with a deep interfaith spirit”. For one participant, “the Indonesian experience can be a lesson for ASEAN countries.”

| 19/11/2018
| INDONESIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Fr Vineet Vincent Pereira was indicted for "rioting” and “unlawful assembly". He runs the Ishwar Dham prayer centre. He had received threats in the past. An interfaith forum expresses solidarity with the attacked priest.

| 19/11/2018
| INDIA
by Thanh Lan

Catholics gathered in Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình and Nghệ An. Together with Thừa Thiên-Huế, the territories have been the scene of the most serious environmental disaster in the history of the country. The commitment of Msgr. Nguyễn Thái Hợp for the victims.

| 19/11/2018
| VIETNAM
by Zaoxu (凿虚者)

Although there are some positive - but formal - elements, the agreement seems to be a victory for China, which retains the power to draw up the list of candidates for the episcopate. The bishops who have been excommunicated, behave like "when they were illegitimate". A real step forward would be the recognition of underground bishops and the establishment of a true Episcopal Conference that includes official and underground pastors.

| 19/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN

On November 15 and 16 the first world meeting dedicated to the theme was held. Over 1000 religious and political personalities of different faiths present. For the Prime Minister, the goal is to transform the country into the capital "of shared life". Countering fundamentalism starting from schools and universities. A "model" but not without some shadows.

| 19/11/2018
| UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - ISLAM

The priest was born in Legnano 77 years ago. He arrived in India as a layman, he understood that being a simple doctor "was not enough". In 2005 he founded the "Sarva Prema Welfare Society" in Fatimanagar, to treat people with TB, HIV and leprosy. Pime Superior in India: "He was known for his simplicity and dedicated service to the health and educational development of the poor and needy".

| 19/11/2018
| INDIA
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| 17/11/2018
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| 14/11/2018
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| 09/11/2018
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| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
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| 01/11/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
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| PAKISTAN
 
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