The new airfield, which comes with a US$ 3.5 billion price tag, would be built 80 km south of the capital. Activists complain the project would drive 500 families out of their homes. Nepal has only one international airport that sometimes shuts down during the monsoon season.
The reflection of Fr. Carlos Cheung, a Salesian, at the prayer meeting before the big demonstration in Victoria Park. A heavy judgment against the government: people "are abused by the government, falsely arrested by the police, unfairly prosecuted by the Justice Department, threatened with white terror". The memory of Tiananmen and the appeal for moderation.
The Islamic State claims the massacre that killed 63 people. The Taliban distance themselves from the atrocity committed by the rival group. Peace talks in crisis. Fr. Moretti: "The word "God" on the mouth of the attackers is blasphemy".
The boats left the western province of Canakkale and were intercepted during seven patrol operations. On board people from Afghanistan, Syria and Palestinians. The migration flow from Turkey to Europe has increased in recent weeks. Since August 10th, about 700 people have been intercepted.
Church faithful in Vancouver, who had prayed for Hong Kong, escorted by police because they were besieged by a pro-Beijing group. Events also in Toronto and Calgary. In Australia, in Sydney and Melbourne, pressure against students from Hong Kong. Tensions also in London and Paris.
Even the day before, there were rallies without clashes or tear gas. Jimmy Sham: Some protesters resorted to violence because they were frustrated by the government silence . Before the rally at Victoria Park, a prayer meeting entitled "Hope in the desert", organized by the Hong Kong Office of Justice and Peace. Another demonstration by the Civil Front for Human Rights is scheduled for 31 August.
At the Angelus, Pope Francis explains that "the fire" that Jesus came to ignite, pushes disciples "to abandon every attitude of laziness, apathy, indifference". Christianity has spread "overcoming every division between individuals, social categories, peoples and nations". It is urgent to live in "adoration of God" and in the "willingness to serve others". One cannot "combine Christian life and worldliness", "superstitious practices" and "a hostile attitude to one's neighbor".
A day center in Moscow to assist 15 people contemporarily. An exception to the ban on all non-profit organizations. Bishop Panteleimon: Drug addicts, truly needy. In Russia there are about 500 thousand drug addicts.
For the experts, it is a "unique geological phenomenon" that risks disappearing. Urgent intervention to slow down the lowering of the water and the progressive loss of the coast. Main culprits are mining companies, particularly on the Israeli side. The request for an international conference under the auspices of the United Nations.
The young people come from 15 countries around the world. They are accompanied by eight missionaries, Benedictine and Salesian. The initiative has reached its eighth edition. Card Yeom: "I hope you can understand how important peace is in our lives".
The government unleashes its propaganda machine: fake news, misinformation, ideology and patriotism. The reasons for the demonstrations are never explained. The official media call the protesters "rat droppings". Chinese from the mainland posing as tourists, in reality policemen and members of the secret services. Ban on sending helmets, umbrellas, masks, gloves to Hong Kong that demonstrators use to protect themselves from tear gas and rubber bullets.
The man is the Sri Lankan People's Front candidate. He was Secretary of Defense during his brother Mahinda's regime and defeated the Tamil Tigers rebels. Supporters consider him a "war hero". Tamil and Sinhalese women: "If he comes to power, he will begin a new period of violence, kidnappings and killings".
The Archbishop of Yangon released a letter in which he expresses "the deep concerns of the Church about the challenges facing the people of Myanmar”, including military interference in the country’s political life. He calls on the army and the government to respect their respective roles, and warns against the growing religious intolerance in the country and Asia.
Syrian government forces continue their march towards Idlib. Rebels and jihadis are waiting for reinforcements from Turkey. Fr Ibrahim talks about the “sound of rockets” that fall every day and risk sparking a new exodus in a country at a breaking point. The Pope's letter to Assad shows "the concern of father".
During a press conference three university students report receiving death threats. Over 500 Chinese police trucks gathered in Shenzhen. Chinese newspapers launch disinformation campaign.