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by Lu Haitao | CHINA - VATICAN

In observance of the local government's pandemic health measures, the diocese of Shanghai cancelled all pilgrimages in May. Msgr. Taddeo Ma Daqin remains under house arrest in the seminary. In Sheshan, the “Valley of Happiness” park and the Golf club are always open. Churches still subject to stringent anti-Covid measures, but for Qingming, tourist spots in China have welcomed tens of thousands of visitors without problems.

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by Silvina Premat

For indigenous groups, environmentalists and small local producers, the project is illegal. Mega farms are expected to produce 900,000 tonnes of meat over four years for Chinese domestic consumption, raising fears about its social and environmental impact. Job prospects for Argentines are poor.

| 12/04/2021
| ARGENTINA – CHINA
by Mathias Hariyadi

The toll  is set to rise over the next few hours. The 6.1 Richter earthquake struck on Saturday, 91 km off the coast of Malang. Serious damage was reported to schools, hospitals and places of worship. Images of the devastation flooded social media. 

| 12/04/2021
| INDONESIA
by Francis Khoo Thwe

On Friday, at least 82 people were killed in Bago, which came under siege in the early hours of the morning. The bodies of the dead and wounded were stacked in a pagoda and then disappeared. Raids on homes was followed by arrests and destruction. Soldiers prevented the retrieval of the bodies of those killed, as well as the treatment of the wounded. As of yesterday, 706 people have been killed following the coup d'état with 3,059 people arrested.

| 12/04/2021
| MYANMAR

To boost protection rate, scientists hypothesize the administration of different vaccines to the same patient. A state media campaign has begun to cover fraud. China is the leading exporter of coronavirus vaccines. The risks for Europe.

| 12/04/2021
| CHINA

Explosion caused by a short to electrical circuit of the enrichment plant. According to the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization it is "anti-nuclear terrorism". There were no deaths, injuries or pollution. Experts and intelligence speak of a "cyber-attack" by Israel.

| 12/04/2021
| IRAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov visited India and Pakistan. Moscow tries to offer itself as a mediator between the two Asian giants India and China. Ukraine has close contacts with Pakistan, thanks to its thriving arms market.

| 12/04/2021
| RUSSIA-UKRAINE-PAKISTAN

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis celebrates mass in the church of Santo Spirito in Sassia with a congregation of missionaries of Mercy, prisoners and detainees, migrants and refugees, nurses and hospital nuns. "Jesus brings about “the resurrection of the disciples” through his mercy. The peace of Jesus makes the disciples pass "from remorse to mission". Pooling resources "is not communism, it is pure Christianity". " Let us not live a oneway faith, a faith that receives but does not give, a faith that accepts the gift but does not give it in return." The Regina Caeli and the greeting to those present.

| 11/04/2021
| VATICAN

A commentary on the Gospel of the Second Sunday of Easter, B (John 20, 19-31).

| 10/04/2021
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by Shafique Khokhar

The two women are accused of having thrown away an adhesive label with devotional phrases. One of them risked being killed by a colleague of hers. An investigation has started. The accusation probably arose from disagreements at work or personal interests. Bishop of Faisalabad: It is time to change the blasphemy law.

| 10/04/2021
| PAKISTAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Demonstrations in several cities after the kidnapping and killing of Aizada Kanatbekova, 26. The kidnapper, Zamirbek Tenizbaev, 36, wanted to marry her. He had already been convicted several times for violence. Some policemen are suspected of being involved in the kidnapping. The fight against “marital abductions".

| 10/04/2021
| KYRGYSTAN

The Chinese online trading giant is accused of violating anti-monopoly rules. Antitrust Authority: The company damages competition and consumers. Xi Jinping has long had the billionaire in his sights. The regime wants to limit the influence of large corporations.

| 10/04/2021
| CHINA
by Francis Khoo Thwe

The generals now resorting to the death penalty and martial law. Junta, the country is returning to "normality". There were dozens more killed yesterday. The appeal of foreign ambassadors to Myanmar. The UN envoy refused entry into the country.

 

| 10/04/2021
| MYANMAR

Ahead of parliamentary elections in October, the cardinal launches a "patriotic and heartfelt" appeal.  Tensions, instability and uncertainty weigh on the future of the nation.  An "awakening of the conscience" of belonging to a "community" is necessary.  With al-Sistani for the end of sectarianism.

 

| 10/04/2021
| IRAQ
by Nirmala Carvalho

Delhi and Rome agree on compensation decided by international court. More than US$ 290,00 have already been paid out. The two marines will go on trial in Italy. The fishing boat’s owner will also be compensated.

| 09/04/2021
| INDIA – ITALY
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by Lee Cheuk-yan
One of Hong Kong's main political figures pleads guilty, but says he did no wrong. Political prisoners are pioneers of freedom. “I do not want to see Hong Kong rule[⒯] on the basis of such systemic violence.”
| 08/04/2021
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
by Yeung Sum
The pro-democracy activist justifies his participation in an unauthorised march with his commitment to freedom. Loving the homeland does not mean loving the Chinese Communist Party. The pro-democracy front will be on the side of the people and will insist ...
| 08/04/2021
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Young people killed in Myanmar, oppressed in Bangkok, imprisoned in Hong Kong, with no prospects for the economic crisis ...Pope Francis’ long list of social "plagues". Easter is not a vague symbol or psychological consolation. Nor is it just a ...
| 06/04/2021
| EDITORIAL
 
“In embracing the cross, Jesus bestowed meaning on our sufferings,” said Francis in his Easter message and Urbi et Orbi blessing. The pontiff expressed hope for people with COVID-19, the poor affected by the economic crisis, young people, ...
| 04/04/2021
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Commentary on the Gospel of the Resurrection (John 20:1-9).
| 04/04/2021
 
Cases of new coronavirus are on the rise in the Strip, but the pandemic has not stopped the desire for participation. Once more, Israel has not granted any travel permits, using the health emergency to keep tight control. For Fr Romanelli, at a time ...
| 03/04/2021
| PALESTINE – ISRAEL
 
by Fady Noun
Cardinal launches new attack o Shiite movement, the last obstacle to a position of "neutrality" in the interest of the country and its people. The dialogue between the president and the prime minister in charge renewed, with a view to forming a new government. ...
| 02/04/2021
| LEBANON
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
There are places where there has been no bread for over a month. The police must intervene to disperse the beggars from the streets. Often violent street fights between young people and little children over a piece of bread.
| 02/04/2021
| TURKMENISTAN
Vangelo 11 Aprile
Christian nurses accused of blasphemy
The Seroja Cyclone 2
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