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| ISRAEL – PALESTINE

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.

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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
by Paul Wang

Among the nine accused are the academic and sociologist Chan Kin-man, the law professor Benny Tai and the Baptist pastor Chu Yiu-ming. They risk up to seven years in prison. Human rights organizations: politically motivated trial.

| 19/11/2018
| HONG KONG - CHINA
by Kamel Abderrahmani

Among Muslims, no one has spoken about the fate of the Pakistani woman, stuck in her country after being acquitted on blasphemy charges. The power of Sharia and Islam also affects Great Britain. Asia Bibi’s fate is similar to what Christians, Jews, atheists and non-Sunni Muslims face in Islamic countries. A young Muslim teacher offers his thoughts on the matter.

| 19/11/2018
| ISLAM

Francis mentioned today’s Mass for World Day of the Poor and lunch with "indigent people" in Pope Paul VI Hall. "None of us can escape” the moment when we meet Jesus. " Shrewdness" and "the power of money and economic means" will be useless.

| 18/11/2018
| VATICAN

Pope Francis led Mass today in St Peter, the second World Day of the Poor. Some 6,000 poor people were present, along with volunteers, assistants, and representatives of charities. Working for the poor “is not a sociological option; it is a theological requirement”. For the pontiff, “Injustice is the perverse root of poverty. The daily cry of the poor becomes stronger but heard less.” Conversely, “Jesus demands [. . .] to give to those who have nothing to give back, to love gratuitously.”

| 18/11/2018
| VATICAN

On the occasion of the awarding of the 2018 Ratzinger Prize, Pope Francis praised the Pope Emeritus and the "constructive dialogue with today’s culture". The prize winners are Marianne Schlosser, a Catholic theologian at the University of Vienna, and Mario Botta, a Swiss architect who built several churches. The pontiff expressed his appreciation for the contribution of women in theology and the construction of "sacred space in the city of men".

| 17/11/2018
| VATICAN

Underway since 2014, the project has touched 1.4 million Filipinos. The 2013 disaster affected 3,424,593 families in nine regions, causing the death of 6,193 people and injuring another 28,689. The Catholic Church, together with Caritas, raised about US$ 61 million.

| 17/11/2018
| PHILIPPINES
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Underway since 2014, the project has touched 1.4 million Filipinos. The 2013 disaster affected 3,424,593 families in nine regions, causing the death of 6,193 people and injuring another 28,689. The Catholic Church, together with Caritas, raised about ...
| 17/11/2018
| PHILIPPINES
 
by Joseph
A lay faithful denounces the betrayal of the agreement between China and the Holy See. Priests are obliged to be part of the Patriotic Association, a supporter of a Church that is "independent" of the Holy See. The four priests are known for their pastoral ...
| 14/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Fady Noun
Five years after he went missing, an event still shrouded in mystery, a seminar was held in Beirut dedicated to the Jesuit missionary in Syria who challenged the country’s regime and tried to deal with jihadis. His parents “call for every ...
| 09/11/2018
| LEBANON – SYRIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are united. ...
| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry
The Pakistani prime minister attacks radical Islamic groups who want to kill the justices and bring the country to a halt with their demonstrations. “These rogue elements are not serving Islam. They are merely playing politics to increase their ...
| 01/11/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry
Police set up roadblocks on Punjab highways as radicals protest in the province and the capital Islamabad. The authorities are monitoring the situation from a central control centre, including "red zones" in sensitive areas.
| 31/10/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Fr Liu, ordained 13 years ago, was arrested and his priesthood suspended. The authorities accuse him of "having violated religious policy and regulations". He was "too active": he organized - just as the Synod would like - meetings for young people, ...
| 26/10/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
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