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Rewarded for his work in a rural village, the prize winner brought school attendance up to 100 per cent changing the lives of many youth, who might have married as teenagers. He combines technology and a personalised system, which is now used throughout India. The educator plans to share the million-dollar prize with the nine other finalists.

| 04/12/2020
| INDIA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Anyone who receives money from abroad is a suspect. For Duma official, “Anyone who receives money from foreigners will have to explain to the citizens of Russia whose interests they are promoting.” The bill is meant as a “clean-up” job before next year’s election.

| 04/12/2020
| RUSSIA
by Sumon Corraya

The government organised the move to reduce overcrowding at the large Cox's Bazar camp. For some NGO, they were moved by forced. The authorities deny the charges, saying that the move took place on a voluntary basis. Caritas is ready to help. The UN says it was not involved.

 

| 04/12/2020
| BANGLADESH

The document of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity was presented, which " first of all a challenge to Catholics ". The Vademecum serves, Pope Francis said, as "encouragement and guide" to the exercise of the bishop’s responsibilities for Christian unity.

| 04/12/2020
| VATICAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Many Indonesians are expected to return to their villages and cities of origin for the holidays, but the rising number of coronavirus cases is worrying. Yesterday hit a record. For doctors, the situation is "really worrying". The pandemic’s collateral damages are a blow to tourism in Bali, where unemployment and acute chronic malnutrition are up.

 

| 04/12/2020
| INDONESIA

The pandemic is exacerbating the inequalities already present in our societies, said Francis, who received the ambassadors of Jordan, Kazakhstan, Zambia, Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Madagascar, Estonia, Rwanda, Denmark and India, for the presentation of the Letters of Credence.

| 04/12/2020
| VATICAN
by Xu Jinchuan

The screenwriter and novelist Xu Jinchuan recalls academics, publishers, activists, lawyers who have disappeared in the hands of the Chinese regime: the fruits of an ideological "cold winter". But the profession of a thinker is to seek the truth and reveal it, whatever the consequences. An essay published in "China Heritage", by the sinologist Geremie R. Barmé.

| 04/12/2020
| CHINA

The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (Ipc), published yesterday. According to experts, "time is running out" to avert "mass hunger". For tens of thousands of people, the situation is "catastrophic" and will get worse next year. FAO Director General: War is the engine of food insecurity.

| 04/12/2020
| YEMEN - UN
by Paul Wang

Since November 30, the former democratic parliamentarian has been in Denmark to attend a climate conference. Ted Hui’s self-imposed exile will lead to a fewer possibilities of bail for democracy activists held on charges related to the security law.

| 04/12/2020
| HONG KONG-CHINA

The head of US intelligence chief slams the Chinese regime as a danger to global democracy and the free world. Chinese accused of stealing industrial secrets from US companies. About 1,000 Chinese scientists fled the United States after an investigation into China’s intelligence activities was launched. Beijing: Washington distorting the facts.

| 04/12/2020
| USA-CHINA

The UN agency wants the Turkish government to grant them access to evaluate possible alterations to the two World Heritage sites. Turkish officials have installed a system of curtains and lights to hide Christian traces. But Hagia Sophia continues to amaze; a hidden Seraphin angel has emerged, last seen by an Ottoman caliph.

 

| 03/12/2020
| TURKEY

As Bangladesh’ only famous Christian magician, he performed magic on the country’s biggest stage, on all national TV stations, and even on a Church cultural programme. His magic offered the public a new form of entertainment. He won many awards for his work.

| 03/12/2020
| BANGLADESH

Exams were subject to strict anti-coronavirus measures. Meanwhile, the country is experiencing an upsurge in coronavirus cases. Students were divided according to their state of health. Parents prayed for their children’s success. The number of classrooms was increased to reduce the risk of infection. Plastic dividers kept candidates apart.

| 03/12/2020
| SOUTH KOREA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Sajan K. George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, condemns the verbal attacks by Hindu nationalists against Christians during the ceremony. For a former BJP lawmaker, “The conversion of the Dalits and tribals to Christianity will be opposed tooth and nail.” Official data show however that claims about conversion activities are false, George explains.

| 03/12/2020
| INDIA
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by Bernardo Cervellera
In addition to masks, social distancing and hand washing, there is the risk of an "afternoon" Christmas Mass, or indeed none altogether: The European Union is suggesting the elimination of all liturgical celebrations, replacing them with online events! ...
| 01/12/2020
| EDITORIAL
 
by Emanuele Scimia
Tensions between the two countries will remain, but managed by prioritizing diplomacy. Competition in trade, technology and security; collaboration on climate, Covid-19 and nuclear proliferation. The Taiwan problem. Critical observers: Biden will re-propose ...
| 26/11/2020
| USA-CHINA
 
A pastoral letter from the bishops. We ask "our two canonized ‘foreign’ missionary saints, Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod, to intercede for us so that our loving God will always abundantly bless our Church in the Philippines and all her ...
| 26/11/2020
| PHILIPPINES
 
by Wang Zhicheng
The new regulations require total separation between foreign and Chinese religious groups. They demand total submission to China's laws, regulations, and policies. Membership (names, visa, residence), materials (books, brochures, audio-visual), and ...
| 25/11/2020
| CHINA
 
by Fady Noun
The Middle East Council of Churches issued a statement in defence of the Christian population of Artsakh, who must be protected from possible abuse and reprisals, whilst ensuring their freedom of worship. The agreement reached does not guarantee a true ...
| 25/11/2020
| LEBANON – ARMENIA – AZERBAIJAN
 
by Nirmala Carvalho
The armed attack unleashed last night at 2 am and continued until morning. The Christians who had gathered since yesterday slept in a common tent and were attacked. The village is isolated and no one is allowed to enter. The police deny all violence. ...
| 25/11/2020
| INDIA
 
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
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