The task is to proclaim that Jesus is the only saviour, whilst showing respect and appreciation for other religions. Correcting and purifying cultures must be done with "prudence and discretion", without using "arrogant and aggressive methods". The focus is on helping small basic ecclesial communities to mature in faith and life. The bishop of Poona laid out plans at the Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India of the Latin rite.
Christian leader Sobhy Makhoul speaks of clashes between Israeli factions and parties fighting each other. An exhibition with a work that depicts the Ronald McDonald crucified like Jesus. The leaders of the Churches of Jerusalem ask for "respect" and renew the invitation to promote tolerance.
Youth apostolate and pastoral priorities were the seminar’s main points with discussions focusing, among others, on "Youth and vocation". Mgr Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi referred to the October Synod: "Walking together, listening to us and moving forward in prayer".
It is one of the first experiments of biology on the lunar surface. New experiments with potato seeds and eggs of fruit flies. A 360-degree panoramic photo of the hidden face of the moon (see video)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe announced that she will not take food for 72 hours, but the protest could continue to the bitter end. The prison authorities denied her medical treatment for neck, arm and leg pain. Member of a charitable NGO, the woman was sentenced to five years in prison for trying to "overthrow the religious establishment".
The new Commission was born at the end of the Latin rite Indian bishops Plenary Assembly. Mons. Allwyn D'Silva is auxiliary bishop of Mumbai. The diocese among the first to realize the need to counteract the negative effects of climate change.
Msgr Hindo fears "new clashes" in the north-east of Syria after the announcement of the withdrawal of US troops. In the "volatile situation", the Kurds are ready to dialogue with Damascus. Trump warns: we will destroy Ankara economically in the event of an attack on the Kurds. Erdogan rejects the threat.
The author started writing as a child whilst in "search of God". In 2007 a friend invited him to visit a house of the Missionaries of Charity in Buenos Aires. He later left for India on the trail of the saint of Kolkata.
Some have been living in camps for over 30 years, which the authorities still describe as "temporary". Bangkok does not allow refugees to leave the camps or work outside. An uncertain future is driving refugees to despair.
The women belong to the Secular Institute Believers in Christ Community. The archdiocese of the capital has provided them with a home to live together. The lay sisters are active in teaching children and providing spiritual care to the sick.