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Pope Francis stood in silence and laid flowers at the ghetto and lit a golden lamp at the museum that commemorates the people tortured and executed by the KGB. He noted the “thirst for absolute power on the part of those who sought complete domination”, praying that “we may not be deaf to the plea of all those who cry out to heaven in our own day.”

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by Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

 

 

| 22/09/2018
| VATICAN – CHINA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Mgr Franco Mulakkal experienced chest pain on his way to hospital for medical examinations. For former Caritas India director, “The Church respects the law; it does not avoid it.” The president of the Bishops’ Conference has “full confidence in the judicial system of our country”.

| 22/09/2018
| INDIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Card Pietro Parolin also appears to have distanced himself from any imminent agreement on episcopal appointments. Mgr Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, praises China, calling it an influential power that respects human dignity and the planet. For him, the critics of the Sino-Vatican agreement are "a little minority", loud “but there are not very many of them.”

| 22/09/2018
| CHINA – VATICAN

The Provisional Agreement concerns the appointment of bishops. The Global Times today cited China’s Foreign Ministry, which denied the presence in Beijing of a Vatican delegation. China’s leadership appears divided on the matter. The goal of this “accord is not political but pastoral”.

| 22/09/2018
| VATICAN – CHINA
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by Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

 

 

| 22/09/2018
| VATICAN – CHINA
 

The Provisional Agreement concerns the appointment of bishops. The Global Times today cited China’s Foreign Ministry, which denied the presence in Beijing of a Vatican delegation. China’s leadership appears divided on the matter. The goal of this “accord is not political but pastoral”.

| 22/09/2018
| VATICAN – CHINA
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