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The storm moved at 125 km per hour, later dropping to 80-90 kilometres. In Barisal, 158 millimetres of rain fell in six hours, flooding the bishop's residence. The port in Chittagong has reopened. Caritas is considering providing aid.

 

| 11/11/2019
| BANGLADESH

Speaking to the Council for an Inclusive Capitalism, Francis recalled Paul VI's statement that "true development cannot be limited to economic growth alone, but must foster the growth of each person and of the whole person".

| 11/11/2019
| VATICAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The jihadi action that killed five border guards remains unclear.  Islamic State militants apparently came from Afghanistan. On 6 November, the day of the attack, marked 25 years of rule by President Emomali Rahmon, who has always kept the country isolated from its neighbours and the rest of the world.

| 11/11/2019
| TAJIKISTAN – AFGHANISTAN

A crowd of Christians gathered at Chater Garden for a prayer meeting in memory of Chow Tsz-lok, the student who died very suspiciously after falling from a parking lot roof. Msgr. Ha Chi-shing calls on the government to create an independent commission of inquiry and ensure justice to society and the family of the deceased.

| 11/11/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

Originally, the event was scheduled for October 22 last. The Imperial House Agency has decided to postpone it because of typhoon Hagibis. Selfie sticks, bottles and banners are forbidden and even cheering.

| 11/11/2019
| JAPAN

The new reserve is located in the southwestern province of Khuzestan and has an area of ​​2400 km2. China and Iran have signed a $ 400 billion economic and commercial partnership. Investments in energy and infrastructure. The Emirates are inviting the Islamic Republic to the negotiating table to ease tension in the region.

| 11/11/2019
| IRAN - CHINA
by Paul Wang

The young man underwent liver and kidney surgery. He had approached the police officer unarmed who then fired. The population increasingly critical of the growing police violence.

| 11/11/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

At the Angelus, Pope Francis proclaims the Christian faith of the Resurrection before the "doubt that touches mankind of all times ... after this earthly pilgrimage, what will become of our life?  Will it belong to nothingness, to death? "  The "clear certainty of Jesus on the Resurrection is entirely based on the fidelity of God, who is the God of life".  A round of applause for a Spanish blessed and a Portuguese saint.  An appeal for South Sudan and Bolivia.

 

 

| 10/11/2019
| VATICAN

On the feast of the dedication of the basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope Francis offers "three little verses" as a gift to the Christians of the city, to the priests, to the members of the pastoral teams.  The invitation to a "movement": "GO out to meet others, enter into dialogue with them, listen to them with humility, gratuitousness and poverty of heart".  "There is no human heart in which Christ does not want and cannot be reborn".  The mobile health clinic in St. Peter's Square at the service of the poor, in preparation for the World Day of the Poor.

 

 

| 09/11/2019
| VATICAN

A parliamentary report linked to the Foreign Office denounces "financial, political or diplomatic pressures" that undermine academic freedom.  Confucius Institutes silence Taiwan, the Tiananmen massacre, Tibet.  Chinese students, supported by their embassy, ​​oppose demonstrations in favor of democracy in Hong Kong or on the rights of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

 

 

| 09/11/2019
| GB - CHINA

The sentence puts an end to a centuries-old dispute.  For the Hindus, it is the birthplace of the god Ram;  the Muslims, that of a historic mosque.  Premier Modi: "Neither victory nor defeat".  But Hindus rejoice, and Muslims promise legal action.  For experts, it will test peace in the country.

| 09/11/2019
| INDIA

Rev.  Bryan Nerren's passport has been withdrawn.  The judge who should decide on his case "is on vacation this week".  His biggest concern is for his disabled daughter: "She understands that there is something wrong and is getting sick".

 

| 09/11/2019
| INDIA

The video of a promotional photo shoot goes viral on the internet.  The images depict Islamic women posing next to Christian tombs.  The parish priest: "We forgive them".  The people involved risk a one-year prison sentence, a fine or both.

 

 

| 09/11/2019
| MALAYSIA

To get a permit pilgrims have to go through numerous offices. Ban on persons under 45.  Documents on good health and on charitable activities obtained with bribes.  A pilgrimage with state companies costs 960 euros.  With private companies it costs half.  Perhaps the reason for the controls is to curb Islamic fundamentalism.

 

| 09/11/2019
| UZBEKISTAN
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