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by Melani Manel Perera

The Children of the Holy Family are also known by the name of "Supala". They have promised to avoid the consumption of food and drink harmful to the body. In 2020 the 200th anniversary of the Catholic association will be celebrated.

| 22/06/2018
| SRI LANKA

“Just as in the early days, preaching marked the springtime of the Church, so evangelization will mark the flowering of a new ecumenical spring," said Pope Francis in the speech he delivered at the Visser‘t Hooft Hall at the Ecumenical Centre of the World Council of Churches in Geneva.

| 21/06/2018
| VATICAN – SWITZERLAND

In the Mass celebrated for Swiss Catholics, the last event of his visit to Geneva, Francis took inspiration from the Our Father to underlie the "brotherhood" inherent in being children of the one Father, the simplicity inherent in the request for "bread" needed to live (rather than what is superfluous), and forgiveness, which is necessary if we want to be forgiven by God.

| 21/06/2018
| VATICAN – SWITZERLAND

Since January, Turkey has repatriated 17,000 Afghans. So far this year, 330,000 Afghans have returned, millions in recent years, Afghan Minister says. Many find it hard to reintegrate, many live in poverty. Meanwhile, people continue to flee from Afghanistan. More than 100,000 have been displaced since january. For Father Moretti, it is “nonsense” to say that the war is over.

| 21/06/2018
| AFGHANISTAN
by Paul Hung Quoc

For historians, the Montagnards are a “righteous minority in their own homeland”. Poverty, deforestation, intensive agriculture and pollution are the most critical emergencies. Despite the persecution, the Church offers material and spiritual support and offers many social and charitable activities to them.

| 21/06/2018
| VIETNAM
by Sumon Corraya

The charity is working in the camp near Cox's Bazar with 200 volunteers. Every day it feeds 46,000 refugees. It has installed 250 solar panels and built 12,000 small houses. The Bangladeshi government wants to move 150,000 people to Vasanchor but the Rohingya “want to stay together".

| 21/06/2018
| BANGLADESH
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Pope Francis is hopeful about relations with China, which are not just based on diplomatic talks but also on cultural exchanges and friendship. For him, Card Zen is "a little scared".

| 20/06/2018
| VATICAN – CHINA
 

One hundred families went back to the eastern sector of the northern metropolis. A Chaldean priest talks about reconstruction. In addition to houses, social and economic life must be rebuilt. For Muslim leaders, there is no rebirth without Christians.

| 20/06/2018
| IRAQ – REFUGEES
 

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.

| 12/06/2018
| KOREA – UNITED STATES – ASIA
 
by Lawrence Jangma Gam

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.

| 12/06/2018
| MYANMAR
Lahore, donne cristiane e musulmane chiedono uguali diritti degli uomini
Cristiani manifestano a Lahore e Karachi
Pakistan, un pastore protestante denuncia il clima di insicurezza tra i cristiani
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