In the Instrumentum Laboris published today, young people are "seekers of meaning", but also suffer from "volubility of impulsiveness". The Church struggles to understand them. The "mutual estrangement" between generations can be overcome with the discovery that we are all "called" to life, and an "ecological conversion": the discovery of relationships with the history and environment that make up each person. An "outgoing" Church, close to the religious outbursts of young people, able to propose the person of Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of every road taken. Mission and friendship.
Shivam Shankar Singh joined the BJP in 2013. The ruling party has failed in various areas but is unable to acknowledge it. Every criticism is labelled as anti-national and anti-Hindu. CBI investigations are motivated by political purposes and dissent is killed.
We understand that "we must forgive our enemies", even if it is not easy, and also " pray for others", for "those who give us a hard time.” However, “praying for those who want to destroy me, having God bless them, that is really hard." Yet many “Christians sent to Siberia" or “Auschwitz have done so.”
In one village, about 40 per cent of the population has been deported to a re-education camp. As China’s persecution of the Uyghur continues, hundreds of thousands of people are arrested without cause. All men born in the 1980s and 1990s are considered a danger and interned.
The Department of Justice has rejected the cancellation of nun’s visa over alleged participation in political activities because it was “without legal basis”. The deportation order issued against the nun is still pending but is following a different path than the revocation of her visa.
The historic alliance and protection of China towards North Korea is reiterated. Kim aims to lighten the sanctions. Washington: first complete denuclearization is needed. Seoul asks for "substantial steps". Joint military exercise between South Korea and the US scheduled for August, suspended.
In 2017 the total was 68.5 million. Last year a jump of 3.1 million, far above 300 thousand in 2016. Globally one in 110 people fall under status of displaced. UN experts: we need a "new and more global" approach to the problem. Over a fifth of the total refugees are Palestinians.
With today's signature, the two leaders commit to a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula. The deal calls for the recovering the remains of prisoners of war. Kim makes an "Unwavering commitment" to denuclearise the peninsula. Trump offers security guarantees to North Korea. China approves; France has doubts. South Koreans “hope” for peace. North Korean refugees are concerned.
The civil war in the northern state has entered its seventh year. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has exceeded 150,000. Some tell of their flight from their homes and of their life in the reception facilities.
Writer Liao Yiwu spoke with Liu Xia, wife of the late dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was left to die in prison from cancer. Under house arrest, Liu Xia was promised by the government that she could leave China for treatment. But nothing has happened so far. Despite her request, Angela Merkel could not meet her. Liao pleads with politicians and ordinary people.