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At the Angelus, Pope Francis explains the meaning of the Eucharist: "Jesus to enter into communion with Him" and to "share with Him the gift of life for the world". "It is so important to partake in communion, to go to Mass and receive communion to receive this living Christ". A call to solidarity with the people of Kerala and recitation of the Hail Mary. Young Ukrainians for peace.

 

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by Bernardo Cervellera

By the end of August, all the dioceses of China have to present a five-year plan (2018-2022) to the National Patriotic Association (PA) and the Council of Bishops  (BCCCC) on how they can implement the syncization, commissioned by Xi Jinping. The National Five-Year Plan augments the physical control over members of the Church (bishops, priests, laity), also control over culture, theology, social doctrine, art, architecture, liturgy. A political and non-religious document: Jesus Christ is mentioned only once; the Patriotic Association is mentioned 15 times.

 

 

| 17/08/2018
| CHINA - VATICAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Prosecution calls for an 18-month sentence citing a fatwa. In July 2016, her complaint triggered one of the worst episodes of sectarian violence against ethnic Chinese Buddhists. Human rights activist calls for the repeal or modification of the law on religious defamation.

| 16/08/2018
| INDONESIA
by Thanh Thuy

Initiatives aimed at teaching the doctrine and values ​​of the Church have been undertaken in the Archdiocese of Hanoi. On 8 August, representatives of local churches and districts took part in a "catechism competition" in Canh Hoạch parish. Seven days before, 400 youths came together for a congress to mark the 11th anniversary of the youth association. Meetings were also held in Phủ Lý-Kim Bảng and Duy Tiên.

| 16/08/2018
| VIETNAM
by Lawrence Jangma Gam

The initiative will bring energy to around 10 thousand families in the Chin State and in the autonomous area of ​​Naga. The agreement provides for a grace period of 18 years; starting from the fiscal year 2036-2037, every year the Burmese authorities will return 3 million euros.

 

| 16/08/2018
| MYANMAR-ITALY

At the Angelus, Pope Francis recites a Hail Mary with the pilgrims for the Genoa tragedy victims and their loved ones . The Assumption of Mary means that "God wants to save all of mankind, body and soul". The resurrection of the flesh "is an element proper to Christian revelation, a cornerstone of our faith". "We are called to serve and glorify God with all our being, body and soul".

 

| 15/08/2018
| VATICAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Two new priests were ordained in the parish of the Holy Cross in Beduai. Msgr. Mencuccini: "To become priests means to consecrate all of your life to God and to the Church so that you may 'die' for the good of your flock". Local Catholics perform traditional dances and ceremonies before the consecration.

| 14/08/2018
| INDONESIA
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Holy See Press Office declaration in relation to the report made public in Pennsylvania on August 14, according to which the Catholic Church has covered up sexual abuse committed by more than three hundred priests over the course of 70 years. "By finding almost no cases after 2002, the Grand Jury’s conclusions are consistent with previous studies showing that Catholic Church reforms in the United States drastically reduced the incidence of clergy child abuse."

| 17/08/2018
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

By the end of August, all the dioceses of China have to present a five-year plan (2018-2022) to the National Patriotic Association (PA) and the Council of Bishops  (BCCCC) on how they can implement the syncization, commissioned by Xi Jinping. The National Five-Year Plan augments the physical control over members of the Church (bishops, priests, laity), also control over culture, theology, social doctrine, art, architecture, liturgy. A political and non-religious document: Jesus Christ is mentioned only once; the Patriotic Association is mentioned 15 times.

 

 

| 17/08/2018
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Sandra Awad*

The daily survival of people displaced  from the rebel enclave on the outskirts of Damascus. Rebels and jihadists "live happily" in Turkey, while civilians suffer. Women who give birth on the streets amid garbage; diseases and skin infections; the hunger of children scavaging for sugar and biscuits. They lack food, drinking water and doctors. However, the feeling of abandonment prevails over hunger. "They come to bring us aid, they treat us like insects and look with disgust at us". Part II.

 

| 17/08/2018
| SYRIA
 
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
| CHINA
Raduno nazionale dei Giovani missionari a Pontianak (West Kalimantan) - Parte 1/2
Attentato di Quetta, morti due giovani cristiani. Proteste contro la pigrizia dei dottori
Henan: Chiese demolite, tombe divelte, asili chiusi
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