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The two leaders met yesterday in Sochi, on the Black Sea. The historical bonds of friendship between Russia and India reaffirmed. Importance of bringing peace back to Afghanistan and eliminating the threat of terrorism.

| 22/05/2018
| RUSSIA - INDIA

The sentence pronounced today by a Qinghai Court. Tashi Wangchuk was arrested in 2016 for a New York Times video in which he supported Tibetans right to use their mother tongue. Beijing continues to repress and marginalize the Tibetan culture.

| 22/05/2018
| CHINA-TIBET
by Kamran Chaudhry

The archbishop of Karachi will first wear his cardinal biretta during the consistory of 29 June. Pakistan has been without a cardinal since 1994. Mgr Coutts served in half of the country's dioceses. "He is a Ramadan gift for us,” says Muslim doctor.

| 21/05/2018
| PAKISTAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Over the past two days, eight homes, four motorcycles and a shop have been destroyed. “The attacks were based on similar reasons: hatred and intolerance,” said a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyah Indonesia Congregation. “It’s not the first and definitely won’t be the last attack. It’s been years and the Ahmadi community continues to live under threats”. Since they do not acknowledge Muhammad as the last prophet, the Ahmadis have been attacked by the most radical Islamic groups.

| 21/05/2018
| INDONESIA

The summit between Kim and Trump is in doubt. North Korea has not yet spoken on the presence of South Korean journalists at the destruction of the nuclear site. Today’s meeting between Korean civic groups was blocked. Pyongyang wants the return of defectors who were “abducted” in China in 2016. North Korean official newspaper warns against the madness of depending on the outside for development and against "imperialists".

| 21/05/2018
| KOREA – UNITED STATES

Activists call for the end of the "one-party dictatorship". Hong Kong is the only place in China where the massacre is remembered on a large-scale. But over the years student participation has decline.

| 21/05/2018
| HONG KONG – CHINA
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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
| VATICAN-TAIWAN
 

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
| VATICAN - ITALY
 
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
| KOREA-VATICAN
 
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
| CHINA
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