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"The Bride of Christ has a silent temperament, generates fruits" without noise ", without" playing the trumpet like the Pharisees ". "The Church also grows with the blood of the martyrs, men and women who give their lives. Today there are many. Curious: they do not make the news. The world hides that. The spirit of the world does not tolerate martyrdom, it hides it".

| 15/11/2018
| VATICAN

In the historical patriarchal headquarters a handshake between the leader of the Lebanese Forces and the head of Marada. A meeting that heals a 40 year-old wound. The mediation of Card. Beshara Raï. From justice the foundations for a "true peace": A gesture that is also valid for Muslims.

| 15/11/2018
| LEBANON

Since 2014, about 200 members of the religious group have arrived each year on Jeju Island, off southern South Korea. China has banned the sect as an “evil cult”. For the South Korean government if claimants can prove religious persecution, they can remain; otherwise they have to leave. The relatives of some asylum seekers demand South Korea send them back, claiming they were brainwashed.

| 15/11/2018
| KOREA – CHINA

Today the start of operations was expected with the transfer of 150 refugees, chosen among the first 2,260. The UNHRC and humanitarian organizations in the Rohingya refugee camps had declared themselves perplexed. From Rohingya activists, pressures against repatriation and threats to foreign and elderly workers who suggest a return. Dozens of families have already fled from Cox's Bazar camps.

| 15/11/2018
| MYANMAR-BANGLADESH

The 57 year-old bureaucrat beat the secular Ofer Berkovitch in the run-off. The latter does not accept defeat and speaks of fraud. Lion set an electoral campaign on fear and danger of "secularization". Lieberman resigns as a protest on the truce in Gaza.

| 15/11/2018
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The Russian faithful in Turkey no longer have churches where to go to pray because there are only churches of the "schismatic patriarchate". In Ukraine, the Tomos of autocephaly is expected by the end of November. The Ukrainian president backs Simeon as the new patriarch.

| 15/11/2018
| RUSSIA-TURKEY-UKRAINE

Mgr Marcuzzo praised Egypt and Jordan for their mediation in achieving a fragile truce in the Gaza Strip. The two sides are far apart and violence has become a regular occurrence. The UN Security Council is paralysed. For Israeli expert, Hamas sought to capture Israeli soldiers as bargaining chip.

| 14/11/2018
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE
by Mathias Hariyadi

Choirs from across Indonesia competed in Ambon (Maluku). Government officials, civil society groups and the Bishop’s Conference were part of the organising committee. "Let us build together national unity and take care of a pluralistic society,” said Bishop Suharyo.

| 14/11/2018
| INDONESIA

The boy was knocked out during a charity fight, dying two days later from a brain haemorrhage. Thai boxing is an integral part of the country’s history and society. Poor boys start fighting before they are ten to support their family. For missionary, “Becoming a champion means ‘money’.”

| 14/11/2018
| THAILAND
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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...

| 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 effo...

| 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 ...

| 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 peopl...

| 26/10/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Making an appeal for support to the mission to every people that does not know Jesus Christ, we can be a "bridge" between generations, helping to discover one’s task, vocation and missionary consecration in the world. AsiaNews is part of this se...

| 20/10/2018
| VATICAN – ASIA
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