13,800 refugees arrived this year in the country, mostly Afghans, Pakistanis, Iranians, Iraqis, Ethiopians, Sri Lankans and citizens of Myanmar. "We are facing an urgent humanitarian issues". The Archdiocese of Jakarta responds to the emergency in the overcrowded Cengkareng asylum center.
In the country a spirit of coexistence, accepting others and those who are different, is missing. African refugees are in a legal "limbo". Christian migrants are pained by the rejection of the "Country of Jesus, the Gospel and the Bible". Many in Israel help, but "these" many "must be multiplied, because they are a drop in the bucket.”
In four days, Shanghai fell 6%, a two year minimum. Hong Kong and Seoul also mark losses. Trump's threats weigh on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese export products. But the problem remains Chinese state debt. The assurances of Yi Gang and the injection of new liquidity.
Kirill’s great rival in the 2009 patriarchal elections highlights the "unacceptable" differences that exist between Catholicism and Orthodoxy. The opinions of Catholics and other heretics about God are “unacceptable".
Fr George Muttathuparambil is the Salesian provincial superior in Bangalore, Karnataka. In 2016 he was in Yemen when an Islamist group took Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, killing four sisters of Mother Teresa. “This is an unjust war,” he says. “Innocent people are suffering horribly.”
Shivam Shankar Singh joined the BJP in 2013. The ruling party has failed in various areas but is unable to acknowledge it. Every criticism is labelled as anti-national and anti-Hindu. CBI investigations are motivated by political purposes and dissent is killed.
In the Instrumentum Laboris published today, young people are "seekers of meaning", but also suffer from "volubility of impulsiveness". The Church struggles to understand them. The "mutual estrangement" between generations can be overcome with the discovery that we are all "called" to life, and an "ecological conversion": the discovery of relationships with the history and environment that make up each person. An "outgoing" Church, close to the religious outbursts of young people, able to propose the person of Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of every road taken. Mission and friendship.
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.
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.
Writer Liao Yiwu spoke with Liu Xia, wife of the late dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was left to die in prison from cancer. Under house arrest, Liu Xia was promised by the government that she could leave China for treatment. But nothing has happened so far. Despite her request, Angela Merkel could not meet her. Liao pleads with politicians and ordinary people.