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by Joseph | CHINA-VATICAN

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 commitment and for the service of the poor and the needy.

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Fr Paul was ordained at the age of 62. For years he worked for Malaysia Airlines. He first expressed a desire to become a priest in 1975, but his family was opposed. After a first refusal by his bishop, he entered the seminary in Rome in September 2015.

| 14/11/2018
| MALAYSIA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The president of the city-state, Halimah Yakob, President Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov participated in the laying of the first stone. "Humanitarian" and economic relations. Putin intends to propose a free trade zone between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union. The ASEAN meeting.

| 14/11/2018
| SINGAPORE-RUSSIA

The eighth commandment  "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” not just about lies, but "it means to live as children of God". Let us ask ourselves: what truth do the works, words, choices of Christians attest to?".

| 14/11/2018
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

The news published by a local newspaper, claiming 30 Hindu families were converted with money and medicine. Even if there is no real evidence, the police have opened investigations. Sajan K George: "In view of the 2019 elections, every effort is aimed at polarizing voters".

| 14/11/2018
| INDIA

The 52nd session of the Assembly of Patriarchs and Catholic Bishops (Apecl) opens. The cardinal recalls the value of "civilization" of the Land of Cedars. It has "a role and a mission" for the region. Religious affiliations and loyalty to political leaders restrain the country's future.

| 14/11/2018
| LEBANON

The end of the clashes mediated by Egypt. It is the first time a ceasefire has reached after only two days of war. For the young Palestinians this is a "victory over Israel". Demonstrations in southern Israel in Sderot and Nir Am, criticism of loss of prestige for the government and the army. Protests scheduled in Tel Aviv. The warning of the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia to the Gulf countries.

| 14/11/2018
| ISRAEL-PALESTINE
by Pierre Balanian

Through Al Sisi’s mediation, Italy gets Marshal Khalifa Haftar to come to Palermo. Rome takes the Libya file from France. The UN’s economic plan is accepted with a single bank collecting all oil revenues. Peace in Libya needs action on three fronts: economy, disarmament of the militias, and national reconciliation. Libyan assets frozen abroad amount to 500 billion US dollars.

| 13/11/2018
| LIBYA – ITALY

Tensions between Israel and Hamas continue in the Gaza Strip. For Sobhy Makhoul, the violence caught everyone by surprise at a time of negotiations and calm with Egypt and Qatar mediating. US interests weight heavily in the area. The next few hours will be crucial.

| 13/11/2018
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE

At the historic meeting in Casablanca, the Polish Pope spoke of the common faith in the one God and also of human rights, which "have their foundation in God": first of all, freedom of conscience and religion, "protected from external constraints" because freedom characterizes "the dignity of man". A religious freedom, he specified, that needs "reciprocity". And he also emphasized the respect due to every human person, "man or woman"

| 13/11/2018
| VATICAN
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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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