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by Kamran Chaudhry | PAKISTAN

Today the 71st anniversary of Independence from the British Empire is celebrated. The Church publishes messages in the media. Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister on 18 August. Priest: "The dream of the founder Jinnah will not be realized until religious minorities become an integral part of national politics".



Since the start of this year, the printing presses of state-owned companies are working at full capacity. Company sources are saying that only a small part of their work is printing yuan. Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Brazil and Poland are among the countries that rely on China. “Currency is a symbol of a country’s sovereignty. This business helps build trust and even monetary alliances,” one expert says.

| 13/08/2018

The Church calls for a Hiroshima’s decisive prophetic commitment to social justice. It expresses a deep desire for forgiveness and reconciliation for a new civilisation of love found in Nagasaki. The bomb dropped on the latter exploded on the city’s Catholic district, Urakami, killing tens of thousands.

| 13/08/2018

The Synod 2018, held  August 7 to 13 in Baghdad, gathered local prelates and those from the diaspora. The tensions between Washington and Tehran worry: no sanctions but diplomacy. The return of Christians and the reconstruction work that are fundamental for the rebirth of Iraq.

| 13/08/2018

An editorial in the state newspaper praises the repressive policies implemented in the region against the Uyghurs. Xinjiang has avoided becoming like "the Syria or Libya of China". Un Commission Report denounces a million Muslims locked up in internment camps.


| 13/08/2018

The representatives of the two Koreas announce summit with a joint declaration. The high-level meeting today at the northern border: Apply the Panmunjom declaration.


| 13/08/2018
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The July meeting between Putin and Trump in Helsinki did not put an end to the "war of sanctions", but it seems to have channeled it into a symbolic route, progressively dissipating the real threat.

| 13/08/2018
Editor's choices
by Shan Ren Shen Fu (山人神父)

Cross and inscription "Catholic Church" removed from church facade. The ban on holding summer youth camps for catechism. Meanwhile, the vaccine scandal breaks out, a sign of a lack of moral values in Chinese society. Vaccinating young people in the spirit, helping them discover their faith, would help Chinese society. The considerations of a priest blogger.

| 06/08/2018
by Suor Mary Prema

The disappearance of a child who was sold has "nothing to do with the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity". The nuns are victims of "many myths [. . .] information distorted and false news” as well as “baseless innuendo". Sr Prema gives her version of events and defends her congregation. Only two weeks before, the authorities described the children’s home involved as an “excellent environment for the care of children”. Now they have been taken by social services.

| 17/07/2018
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