China’s Communist regime is obsessed with a possible uprising. As the economy worsens, people from all walks of life could turn against those in power. Rights lawyers, underground churches, dissidents, internet commentators and the poor are the "five new black categories".
Erfan Hezim is a young promise of Chinese football. He reappeared on social media with a message of thanks for the Chinese government. It is estimated that at least one million people are being held in Xinjiang detention centres.
In Rakhine, soldiers fired indiscriminately hitting Ma Ye Ye Soe, 18, in the face. A four-year-old girl was also injured in the incident. In northern Shan, soldiers gunned down Mai Aike Zaup, 17, who was running away from a checkpoint thinking the armed men were rebels.
The discovery was made over a year after the city’s liberation. Eight other mass graves have already been identified near the former Islamist stronghold. A Rapid Response Division team is engaged in the difficult task of identifying the victims. Out of 3,800 bodies exhumed since January 2018, 560 have been identified.
Second report of the day dedicated to "accountability" (having to give an account) to the meeting on "Protection of minors in the Church". The cardinal represents a Church, that of the United States, long struck by accusations of abuse and the silence of the hierarchy. He himself is suspected of silence on the McCarrick case. Structural, legal and institutional reform is necessary.
In January daily rations were cut from 550 to 300 grams per person per day. In 2018, food production was 4.95 million tonnes, 503,000 less than in 2017. North Korea blames UN sanctions for negatively impacting its agricultural sector. A second Trump-Kim summit is set for five days from now, centred on economics and denuclearisation.
The Archbishop of Mumbai, accused yesterday by the BBC of superficiality against some abuses, calls on bishops to work in a collegial and synodal manner. No bishop can say: This abuse does not concern me. To favor "fraternal correction", "intercultural communication", "speed of information exchange" to "elaborate opinions and start discussions". What the Church is experiencing is useful for the world. Face the persecution together.
The article was published yesterday on the English agency. The Archbishop of Mumbai emerges as being negligent in reporting cases of child abuse by a priest. The official note instead publishes the names of all those involved in the story. The local Church has offered help to the victim's family several times, but has always been told that they did not need it.
Despite the worst fears, the transition is taking place in a non-violent way. The exodus is decided by the parish assembly. But there are attempts at state interference. The question of monasteries and places of pilgrimage, a reference point for Orthodox and Catholics. So far in 10 dioceses, only two have passed to Kiev: Vinnitsa and Odessa.
The two girls have been hiding for six months in Hong Kong and are likely to be returned to Riyadh within a week. The father and the uncle - senior officials of the Saudi government - have reported their disappearance. The Saudi consulate has tried to stop them and bring them back home. The two sisters report abuse by their father and brothers.
The first group of returnees crossed the border yesterday. They had fled violence and fighting between the Myanmar military and armed rebel groups. In Thailand, some 97,577 refugees are distributed among nine camps along the border. For a UNHCR spokesperson, the situation is not yet conducive to voluntary repatriation.
A UN study shows that women from India’s disadvantaged castes die on average 14 years before those from top castes. The main causes are poor hygiene, poor access to medical care, and lack of water. The eminent Dalit activist looks at the story of a pregnant 18-year-old woman who was denied a basic right: giving birth to her child in the hospital.
At the Vatican meeting, Card Tagle highlighted "our lack of response to the sufferings of the victims", as well as the fear of getting involved and touching "the wounds of humanity". Justice and forgiveness can heal wounds. Offenders too must be treated. For Mgr Scicluna, established protocols must be implemented and civil laws obeyed. More attention should be paid to the candidates in the selection process for the priesthood. Bishops should be closer to their priests.
Nicknamed ‘Little Einstein’ for his intelligence, 14-year-old Haroon Masih, helps his mother collect rags to pay for his studies. His attacker, a Muslim pupil, was arrested.