The Apple Daily entrepreneur and publisher will remain in jail until April 16. He is accused of fraud and faces 14 years in prison. But the prosecutor is investigating possible violations of the security law, for which he faces life imprisonment. The judge who denied him bail, Victor So, is one of the judges chosen by the chief executive to oversee trials related to the security law.
Francis released a message for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Society and the Church must promote "active" participation, not just assistance. Parishes too must remove obstacles and encourage training so that the disabled too can teach catechism.
Founded in 1980 by the then bishop of Hong Kong, Msgr. Giovanni Battista Wu Cheng-Chung, the Centre has nurtured relations with China, collected information, carried out studies, given subsidies and fostered friendship with the Church and Chinese society. The future prospects of a more academic focus.
The Christmas Cross Challenge 2000 opened with a solemn Mass on Tuesday. Several Catholic associations and at least 3,000 people have joined the initiative, including 900 priests and religious. Sporting events and competitions throughout December include running, walking, and cycling.
Members of various parties confess shame at the video that the torturers shot and demand justice for the victim. Qamar Bhatti is a victim of usury. His loan sharks include three Christians. Warning: the video contains scenes of violence.
A confirmation of expectations. So far, the Chinese have imported only 56% of the products they committed to purchasing under "phase one" of the trade agreement. The elected president will oppose China's "abusive practices". Trade decision only after consultation with allies. Pressures from Congress.
The Iranian leader is opposed to a parliamentary law that aims to block UN inspections and revive uranium enrichment. A "harmful" norm for dialogue, a political maneuver in view of the presidential elections in June. The future tenant of the White House ready to revive the JCPOA, the "best way" to ensure "stability" in the region.
New negotiations are set for next week, but major disagreements remain. For German Ambassador, without open markets to European companies, the deal will not be signed. The EU also wants progress on human rights and pandemic. Biden is another factor.
Many Thais hoped the Constitutional Court would remove him from office. Living at an army house goes against the constitution, but it is allowed by army rules. Thailand’s “civilian” government actually depends on the military.
Questions are being raised about the arrest of Alfredo Mapano, a former peace talk consultant for the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). He was taken into custody at work at a government corporation in Misamis Oriental province.
Since Monday, columns of smoke and ash have risen up to three kilometres. For experts, this is an ever-increasing threat. Requests for masks and emergency equipment come from the affected areas. With many villages evacuated, the situation remains precarious.
The patriarchal vicar describes a climate of expectation and participation, despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Only 50 people will be present at the Holy Sepulchre. Previously the administrator, now he will be a real pastor. The Holy Land without pilgrims is "a desolation", the hope pilgrimages will start again "after Easter".
Farmers are camped just outside the capital. Police have used water cannons and tear gas to stop protestors. Talks between government and protest leaders have stalled. Farmers are against full liberalisation. A minimum price for agricultural products will be guaranteed, Prime Minister Modi says.
A Missionary of Charity, the male branch of the order founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, recounts his experience during the lockdown, in paying attention to little things, in spending time with the poorest of the poor. The discovery of inner beauty and goodness in the leper and in the mentally ill. And this is Christmas.
"The hope of the world lies completely in the blessing of God" who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ. The 4 sisters killed in El Salvador 40 years ago "lived their faith with great generosity: they are an example for all to become faithful missionary disciples".