Francis meets participants at the annual international conference Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, which was also attended by Patriarch Bartholomew. "Too often a tragic and false dichotomy has developed between the ethical doctrine of our religious traditions and the practical interests of the current business community. But there is a natural circularity between profit and social responsibility ".

| 26/05/2018

The summit had not been announced. Push for the summit with Trump and for the implementation of the agreements of the first summit.

| 26/05/2018
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The president wants to make known that he is not afraid of a nuclear conflict. His project would aim at a "hybrid" war: to destroy a couple of European cities to guarantee the liabilities of the NATO countries in the face of the "reunification" of the empire with Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Caucasian territories.


| 26/05/2018

The arrests made between May 5 and 15. Five have returned to Japan, at least three after being deported. Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: foreigners must comply with the law. Beijing's new crackdown on the religious activities of foreigners in China.


| 26/05/2018

Anyone suspected, can be arrested without charge for up to 21 days. Pre-trial  detention is extended from 180 to 290 days. Numerous provisions on repression and prevention, including a legal basis for impeaching IS militants returning from Iraq and Syria.

| 26/05/2018

Meeting with a group of athletes the Iranian president hopes for the cancellation of a ten-year norm. He emphasizes that there must be no "differences" between men and women. But access must be conditioned, like other activities, by the obligation of the veil. Recently a group of young women dressed as a man, with a mustache, to watch a football match.

| 26/05/2018
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The occasion could be the Island’s Eucharistic Congress. Abp. Hung will see the Pope on May 14th on his ad limina visit. "China and Taiwan are two churches, two nations, two different ways of life". On the island there are 300 priests and nuns from mainland China who study at the Catholic University of Furen.

| 11/05/2018

Pope Francis meets with 100,000 members of the Neocathecumenal Way, together with 16 cardinals and 90 bishops.  Representatives of dozens of Asian countries were present in the rally. The pontiff comments on Jesus words: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28, 19). Benediction of crosses, handed in to 34 members sent on mission ad gentes. Some of Rome parishes’ communities are sent on mission to Italian capital peripheral areas.  

| 05/05/2018
by Thomas Han*

The inter-Korean summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un opens up prospects for peace and unity for the entire Korean people. Families divided by the war meet. Opportunity for the Korean Church to offer a greater commitment to aid and interpersonal relations with the North. Seoul has never forgotten to pray for the North and its martyrs. An interview with the archbishop of Seoul and apostolic administrator of Pyongyang.

| 04/05/2018
by Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu, a Chinese writer in exile, appeals for the wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo to emigrate to Germany. In one of her last phone calls, the woman cried continuously and said that "it is easier to die than to live". "Dona. Dona ", a Yiddish song, as a symbol of her personal holocaust.

| 03/05/2018
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