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The abbot of Wat Rattananuparb Temple and his deputy die and two other monks were wounded in attack. Muslim leaders are worried about tensions between Buddhists and Muslims. Since 2004, about 7,000 civilians have died, including about 23 monks.

| 21/01/2019
| THAILAND

Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will meet tomorrow in the Russian capital. Both are ready to discuss the disputed islands, but nationalists in both countries disagree. Some fear Russia’s seeming international weakness.

| 21/01/2019
| RUSSIA – JAPAN

Voters go the polls today to cast their ballots on the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Turnout is expected to reach 75 per cent with final results available in four days. Some 20,000 soldiers and police officers are ensuring security. For PIME Missionary, in many Muslim-majority areas, many are against the proposal.

| 21/01/2019
| PHILIPPINES

It is "meekness, humility, patience in suffering, love for justice, ability to endure persecutions, not to judge others ...". The "accusatory style", the "mundane style" and the "egoistic style" are non-Christian.

 

| 21/01/2019
| VATICAN
by Shan Ren Shen Fu (山人神父)

In the diocese of Lanzhou (Gansu), a priest was transferred with an order not from the bishop but from the local Department for Religious Affairs. Yet there are those who continue to defend the concept that the Church in China "is independent". The risks for the Church and for the Sino-Vatican agreement.

| 21/01/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

The five religious belong to the Congregation of the Missionaries of Jesus. They are witnesses in the rape trial against Msgr. Franco Mulakkal, former bishop of Jalandhar. The nuns are opposed to the transfer order to other convents imposed by the mother superior.

| 21/01/2019
| INDIA
by Xiang Songzuo

According to government institutions, growth in 2018 was 1.67% or even negative. The stock market sinks and private and state companies go bankrupt. The speculative bubble of China is about to burst. The speech of prof. Xiang Songzuo, from Renmin University, who has been censored on the internet.

| 21/01/2019
| CHINA

Official figures published today say that in 2018 the growth was 6.6. In 2017 there was a growth of 6.8. Among the causes: Trade war between China and the US, but also the lack of economic, political and government reforms. Doubts about the veracity of official statistics. According to some economists, in 2018 the growth was only 1.67% or even negative.

| 21/01/2019
| CHINA

Israeli missiles would hit a weapons depot and a military post of Iranian special forces and Hezbollah on the outskirts of Damascus. The operation is a response to the launch of rockets (Iranian) from Syria to the Golan Heights. Yesterday deaths and injuries in two attacks on Damascus and Afrin.

| 21/01/2019
| SYRIA - ISRAEL - IRAN
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For Mgr Georges Abou Khazen, the jihadist threat is still present but only the Syrian military should fight it. Jihadism is an ideology that must be eradicated. IS suicide bomber kills 21 people in Mandij. Refugees continue to leave eastern Syria. Erdogan’s ...
| 17/01/2019
| SYRIA - UNITED STATES
 
by Stefano Caprio*
The young bishop, 44, is responsible for the Churches of the Moscow Patriarchate in 13 European countries. The new Exarchate was revived after the break between Constantinople and Moscow over autocephaly granted to Ukraine. In the recent Synod of Moscow, ...
| 05/01/2019
| RUSSIA - ITALY
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