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The operation is completed in the Panmunjom Joint Security Area. North and South start to dismantle 20 guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone. After six months, South Korea and the United States resumed the Marine Exercise Programme, which North Korea calls “anachronistic" and a threat to dialogue and peace.

| 12/11/2018
| KOREA

At the Angelus, Pope Francis remembers the end of the Great War, and asks everyone to "reject the culture of war". The gesture of St. Martin, of sharing with the poor, "shows everyone the way to build peace". The "poor and generous widow as a model of Christian life to be imitated". "To give to the Lord and our brothers and sisters not something of ours, but ourselves". Thirteen consecrated men and three lay faithful, martyrs of the Spanish civil war, beatified in Barcelona. Next Sunday, November 18, the second World Day of the Poor is celebrated.

 

| 11/11/2018
| VATICAN

In the audience to the members of the Pontifical Council for International Eucharistic Congresses, Pope Francis urges  the next Eucharistic Congress in Budapest (in 2020) to be a witness in modern and secularized society, where faith has become marginal. "Spreading a "Eucharistic culture", of "communion", "service", "mercy" in a Europe sick with indifference".

| 10/11/2018
| VATICAN

In a joint statement, Francis and the Catholic Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East note the progress on the path of unity and reiterate that "it is not possible to imagine the Middle East without Christians. This conviction is founded not simply on religious grounds, but also on social and cultural realities, since Christians, with other believers, greatly contribute to the specific identity of the region”.

| 09/11/2018
| VATICAN
by Bernardo Cervellera

He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are united. Official priests banned from visiting the tombs of underground priests and bishops. Prohibition of participation in mass and catechism for young people under 18 years. The Church must remain "independent" despite the Sino-Vatican agreement.

| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN

"It is true that the celebrations must be beautiful - beautiful - but not worldly, because worldliness depends on the god of money. It is an idolatry like others. This makes us think about our attitude to the house of God, our respect for churches when we enter ".

| 09/11/2018
| VATICAN

"How often is there murmuring in parishes?” he asked, pointing out that whenever “I don’t like the testimony, or there is a person that I don’t like, murmuring immediately breaks out.”". "And in the diocese? The 'intra-diocesan' struggles ... The internal struggles of the dioceses; you know this. And also in politics. And this is bad. When a government is not honest, it tries to dirty the opponents with the murmurings ".

| 08/11/2018
| VATICAN
by Paul Wang

China’s economic slowdown is affecting its neighbours since the mainland is their top trading partners. The list includes Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Cambodia. However, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Cambodia are replacing China as export hubs with many Chinese companies delocalising to bypass US tariffs. In the first nine months of the year, Cambodia's exports to the United States grew by 27 per cent.

| 07/11/2018
| ASIA – CHINA

Illustrating the commandment "You shall not steal", Francis recalls the "universal destination of goods" affirmed by the social doctrine of the Church. "If there is hunger on earth, it is not because of lack of food! Indeed, market demands sometimes leads to us destroying it. What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution.

| 07/11/2018
| VATICAN
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A lay faithful denounces the betrayal of the agreement between China and the Holy See. Priests are obliged to be part of the Patriotic Association, a supporter of a Church that is "independent" of the Holy See. The four priests are known for their...

| 14/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Fady Noun

Five years after he went missing, an event still shrouded in mystery, a seminar was held in Beirut dedicated to the Jesuit missionary in Syria who challenged the country’s regime and tried to deal with jihadis. His parents “call for every effo...

| 09/11/2018
| LEBANON – SYRIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

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| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

The Pakistani prime minister attacks radical Islamic groups who want to kill the justices and bring the country to a halt with their demonstrations. “These rogue elements are not serving Islam. They are merely playing politics to increase their ...

| 01/11/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

Police set up roadblocks on Punjab highways as radicals protest in the province and the capital Islamabad. The authorities are monitoring the situation from a central control centre, including "red zones" in sensitive areas.

| 31/10/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Fr Liu, ordained 13 years ago, was arrested and his priesthood suspended. The authorities accuse him of "having violated religious policy and regulations". He was "too active": he organized - just as the Synod would like - meetings for young peopl...

| 26/10/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

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| 20/10/2018
| VATICAN – ASIA
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