They had escaped from a detention center in Thailand after opening a gap in the wall and using blankets to lower themselves to the ground. Malaysia was only a temporary transit point, before clarifying their status as refugees with the UN High Commissioner (UNHRC) and reaching the Uyghur community in Turkey.


| 13/10/2018

Associations must close the programs within 60 days; they can re-register after six months. ActionAid supports at least 1.4 million poor people in Pakistan, 130,000 students are studying in its schools.


| 13/10/2018

Perhaps today he will meet President Donald Trump. The judges sentenced the pastor to three years in prison, in reality already discounted during the trial. In his last defense, Brunson said, "I am an innocent man. I love Jesus, I love Turkey ". A recovery of US-Turkey relations is expected.


| 13/10/2018

When the demon has been cast out, he returns. "Yes, we have our faults, our sins, but everything seems to be in order. And he is ‘well-mannered ': go, see, look for a nice clique, knock on the door -' May I enter? – He rings the bell. And these well-mannered demons are worse than the first, because you do not even realize they are in your home. "

| 12/10/2018

Fraternal delegates spoke about the need to foster in young people, through prayer and asceticism, a personal relationship of friendship with Christ in times characterised by "improvised masters who proclaim themselves to be holders of the truth.” God calls on all young people to be mediators and bridges, conscious that "we are all children loved by God".

| 12/10/2018

Three key prosecution witnesses have retracted their statements a few hours before the start of the fourth hearing in the trial. The prosecution has upheld the charges but has agreed to the accused’s release. Trump might use this in the upcoming mid-term elections.

| 12/10/2018
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The Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops writes an open letter to the former nuncio to Washington.  In it, he describes the former nuncio’s accusations as a baseless “political manoeuvre”. “I cannot understand how you could have allowed yourself to be convinced of this monstrous accusation which has no standing,” he writes.

| 07/10/2018

Chinese faithful, official and underground communities, express their feelings about the present and the future of the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement. Many ask for the publication of the agreement document; others that bishops held  in prison are freed and that the unofficial bishops are recognized by the government. The fear that China will belittle the Vatican. Fidelity to the Pope and to the unity of the Church, but concern for the rise in "collaborator" bishops.

| 24/09/2018
by Bernardo Cervellera

For the optimists the provisional agreement is "historic"; for the pessimists it is the beginning of the total sell out of the Church to the Party. The Pope is involved in naming bishops. But we know nothing of a right of veto. The lifting of excommunications is good, but the faithful expect a public request for forgiveness. China has not asked for a break with Taiwan as a prior condition. Praise for Lithuanian martyrs, amid silence on the Chinese ones.

| 24/09/2018
by Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun



| 22/09/2018
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