“The quest for personal prestige can become a spiritual malady, masquerading itself even behind good intentions: for example, when behind the good we do and preach, we actually seek ourselves alone and our own affirmation, that is, that we get ahead and climb up, we see it even in the Church”.
To meet needs, Tehran bought eight million tonnes on foreign markets. However necessary, this will weigh heavily on the public coffers because of higher grain prices and freight costs. While the GDP plunges, inflation rises and the economy sinks under the blows of US sanctions.
For Xi, the country’s political system is a "great creation", the key to its global success. However, as the 20th Party congress approaches, tensions are developing with Vice President Wang Qishan and the Shanghai faction, led by Zeng Qinghong.
Gas, milk, and flour cost twice as much. Some women's groups are speaking out against the government's economic policies. At a market in downtown Colombo, kerosene stoves were sold out in two days due to higher energy prices.
An anti-conversion law could come into force in the coming weeks. For the archbishop of Bangalore, the “conversion bogey” is whipping up “anti-religious feelings”. Instead, “Let the government take the count of the educational institutions and health centres run by the Christian missionaries.”
After an investigation by the Indonesian police, the archbishop of Pontianak released a statement explaining the legality of the Church's microcredit activities. The issue arose following a legal battle between one of the cooperatives and a government-owned bank.
Near Falam, a Baptist church and village homes were set on fire in retaliation to an ambush by local ethnic militias. In Phruso artillery shells hit the Immaculate Conception church, the fifth Catholic church in the Diocese of Loikaw to suffer such a same fate in the past few months.
This is the message of the bishops of the region, delivered during a webinar on the mission of evangelization. Bishop Dell'Oro: the local Church has the privilege of experiencing "a totally new hope". Fr. Andrzej Madej: "Christ is risen in Turkmenistan!".
The Prime Minister wants to prevent dual citizenship holders from reaching the country's most important posts. The decision targets the former head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, Sam Rainsy, who is in exile in Paris.
Security forces allegedly opened fire on a group of young people who were throwing Molotov cocktails on passing cars. In the target a highway near Beit Jala used by Jewish settlers of the area. Even with the Bennet government, the policy of settlement development continues.
The vote marks the victory of the Shiite nationalist leader, the defeat of pro-Tehran movements and the entry of representatives of the protest movement. Saad Salloum: al-Sadr "even more powerful", fundamental in managing "the balance" of the assembly. Civil society and the protest movement in the institutions will have to "assert their seats".
Snipers killed at least five people at the Tayouneh roundabout, one of the hot spots of Lebanon’s civil war. Judge Bitar’s investigation is at the centre of the tensions. His work is bringing to light the responsibilities of the Shia party in the disaster of August 2020.
The first stone was laid in August 2020. Catholics devoted to the Mother of God gathered in the Church of St Francis Xavier to pray for missionaries as well as peace and prosperity in their country.
The violence follows the alleged desecration of a Qurʼān during the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. For Bangladesh’s Religious Affairs Minister, restoring peace is the priority, people urged not to take justice in their own hands.
The recipe for the defeat of radicalism in power, is allowing it to reveal its demagogy through a period in government. The example of Morocco, where the Pjd went from 125 to 12 deputies and was beaten at the polls. The end of supremacy after 10 years marked by malfeasance and moralism. The Algerian situation.