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 Francis asks young economists and entrepreneurs for a "pact" for a new economic model, because "we can't go on like this".  Three days of discussion in Assisi.

 

 

| 23/11/2020
| VATICAN

"The art of choosing well, especially today, means not seeking approval, not  plunging into a consumerist mentality that discourages originality, and not giving into the cult of appearances."  The young people of Panama “passed” the WYD cross to the young Portuguese.  The diocesan celebration of WYD will take place on the Sunday of Christ the King.

 

| 22/11/2020
| VATICAN

At the Angelus, Francis warns that "the Lord, at the end of the world, will judge His flock, and he will do so not only as shepherd, but also as oneof the sheep, with whom He identified himself.  And He will ask us: 'Have you been a bit of a shepherd like me?' ".

 

| 22/11/2020
| VATICAN

The new ships will replace four subs, some dating back to World War Two, to face the mainland’s fleet of 76. Washington is supplying missiles and attack drones, but not submarines so far. "Outside" forces are thought to be helping Taiwan build its submarines.

| 20/11/2020
| TAIWAN
by Wang Zhicheng

Coils fitted in the uterus during botched operations have led to poor health, bleeding, incontinence, fatigue, and chronic pain that lasted decades. Complaints by women are almost always rejected.

 

| 20/11/2020
| CHINA

A message on the occasion of World Fisheries Day, which is celebrated tomorrow 21 November, recalls that the sector employs about 59.5 million people. “Strikingly one out of two workers is a woman. Asia has the highest number of workers, in this sector, and contributes some 85 percent of the world total labor force."

| 20/11/2020
| VATICAN

The CPPTP takes over from the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed by the former US president and rejected by Donald Trump. China might join the pact, but any US and Taiwanese participation will likely hinder it.

| 20/11/2020
| JAPAN - ASIA

Sinopharm's president says there has not been a single case of infection after inoculating officials, students and workers headed abroad. Experts have warned that taking shortcuts on internationally accepted testing standards and regulations could fuel wider public distrust of vaccines.

| 20/11/2020
| CHINA

Deng Yuwen sees it as a warning to critics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) who, like him, are sheltered in the United States. He was deputy editor of an official regime newspaper: he had criticized Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao for failing to implement political reforms. Like Cai Xia, a former Professor in the Party School, he called on the US to support liberals in China.

| 20/11/2020
| CHINA

The meeting of economists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers under 35 began with live streaming today. It includes 27 webinars in 12 areas: work and care, management and giving, finance and humanity, agriculture and justice, energy and poverty, profit and vocation, policies and happiness, CO2 inequality, business and peace, women and the economy, businesses in transition, life and lifestyles.

| 19/11/2020
| VATICAN

This is one of the demands of the pro-democracy movement. Judge Chow refutes Hong Kong’s chief executive, noting that the current system violates the 1991 Bill of Rights. Many fear for the independence of the local judiciary. For Jimmy Lai, faith will help the struggle for freedom in the former British colony.

| 19/11/2020
| HONG KONG – CHINA

Astroscale Holding’s space “scavenger” will be put into orbit by the Russian Soyuz rocket. Space debris threatens satellites. So far, 20,000 items of debris over 10 centimetres wide identified. The use of a robotic arm is also being studied.

| 19/11/2020
| JAPAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

A few days ago, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said vaccines by China’s Sinovac would arrive in Indonesia by this November. He later stated that after arriving in Indonesia, they will have to be inspected by Indonesia’s state-owned Bio Pharma.

 

| 18/11/2020
| INDONESIA

Sinovac Biotech is conducting phase three trials in Indonesia, Brazil and Turkey. Unlike Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna vaccines, its vaccine can be stored at a temperature between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius in any refrigerator at home and is stable for up to three years. A government campaign is trying to overcome the effect of past vaccine scandals.

 

| 18/11/2020
| CHINA
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by Nirmala Carvalho
Bishop Machado: Violence against women and girls has become a chronic disease and a spiritual failure. Two days ago, two other 8 and 12-year-old girls were found dead with rape marks and eye injuries.
| 18/11/2020
| INDIA
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
Lukashenko stated this in an interview on the Tut.by website yesterday. Protests against fraud in presidential elections exceede 100 consecutive days. Police continue arrests even in private homes. New economic sanctions are on the way against Belarusian ...
| 18/11/2020
| BELARUS - RUSSIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
The new cardinal of Brunei describes his Church and the mission that characterizes it based on education, friendship, the dialogue of life with people of other faiths. "We must not forget that the people here in Asia are hungry for God."
| 17/11/2020
| BRUNEI-VATICAN
 
by Fady Noun
Despite its limitations, Lebanon’s example provides a model for divided societies, like France torn between new secularism and Islamic religious extremism, and warring Armenia and Azerbaijan and the flight of a population in tears, forced to abandon ...
| 17/11/2020
| LEBANON – ARMENIA – FRANCE
 
by Ati Nurbaiti
Alert levels are up for Mount Merapi in Central Java and Sinabung in North Sumatra. Many towns and villages around the volcanoes have been evacuated, but some residents resist and continue to farm and tend to their livestock. For children, distance learning ...
| 16/11/2020
| INDONESIA
 
The "Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930 to 2017) is published. Card. Parolin: "We publish the Report with sorrow for the wounds that this has caused to ...
| 11/11/2020
| VATICAN
 
The center hosts 76,000 refugees who have fled Syria due to the war. The international NGO has opened a center for the treatment of mild or moderate cases, with 30 beds available. Physical distancing and compliance with hygiene standards difficult. The ...
| 07/11/2020
| JORDAN - SYRIA
 
Fr. Lu Genjun, former vicar general of the diocese, also forcibly removed. The incident occurred only a short time after the renewal of the provisional agreement between China and the Vatican. The bishop of Baoding, Msgr. Giacomo Su Zhimin has been missing ...
| 06/11/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
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