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John Paul Lederach is a scholar and activist who has worked on peace for decades. His involvement in Nepal, Colombia, Northern Ireland, the Philippines and across Africa has helped to support and encourage peace processes.

| 19/02/2019
| JAPAN

In an official declaration, published by the Holy See Press Office, religious orders express "shame", but also "hope" for the upcoming meeting. Building a new "culture of protection" for children and vulnerable adults, based on health care, formation and spirituality. Ensure that candidates for the religious vocation and the priesthood find "safe places where their vocation is nourished".

| 19/02/2019
| VATICAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Approval of new bill that could curb the free circulation of world news. Reports of US cyber-attacks. Putin allies distance themselves in favor of "freedom of navigation". The real purpose is to monopolize the market and control possible street mobilizations.

| 19/02/2019
| RUSSIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Talks will be held on February 21st and 22nd. The most burning problem is how to avoid and safeguard against forced transfer of technology, the defense of intellectual property, online theft. Beijing has promised to buy "substantial quantities" of goods and services from the US to rebalance the trade balance.

| 19/02/2019
| CHINA - USA

The explosion also killed the suicide bomber and wounded three other policemen. Serious damage to some shops in the area. The man was suspected of having placed a bomb in recent days in Giza; police defused the bomb. The question of security re-emerges, with possible repercussions on tourism. The condolences of the Churches of Egypt.

| 19/02/2019
| EGYPT

The event takes place every two or three years, rotating among the island’s seven dioceses. This year's goal is to prepare the faithful for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest next year. The significant drop in the number of Catholics shows the need for a new evangelisation in Taiwan. Developments in relations between the Vatican and mainland China have modified the ties between the Holy See and the country.

| 19/02/2019
| TAIWAN

Specific issues will be addressed on each day of the event, including episcopal responsibility, accountability, and transparency.

| 18/02/2019
| VATICAN
by Kamel Abderrahmani

The Saudi crown prince is on the first stop of his Asian tour, Pakistan, where he signed a US$ 20 billion deal. Meanwhile, a violent crackdown continues at home. Reformist religious leaders like Shaykh Salman al-Awdah risk the death penalty for their beliefs. Liberal Muslims must support the oppressed and break down the wall of silence.

| 18/02/2019
| SAUDI ARABIA – PAKISTAN – ISLAM
by Sumon Corraya

Every year, the gathering is held on the banks of the Turag River. About 5,000 pilgrims come from abroad. Some participants called for Allah's blessing; others prayed for his forgiveness for their offences in this life.

| 18/02/2019
| BANGLADESH
by Paul Tran Hung

The second summit between US president and Kim Jong-un is set for 27-28 February in Hanoi. The North Korean leader will arrive in Vietnam next Monday and will meet Vietnamese President and Communist Party leader Nguyễn Phú Trọng. Vietnam is committed to greater cooperation with North Korea and supports peace efforts in the Korean Peninsula.

| 18/02/2019
| VIETNAM

"Is there room for these people in our hearts? Or do we speak of the people, settle our conscience a little by giving alms ". But please do not give too much “because with these social things from the Church", it ends up looking like "a communist party and this hurts us".

| 18/02/2019
| VATICAN

Law enforcement officers search house after house for bombers of Pakistani fundamentalist group Jaish-e-Mohammed. In the state of Jammu and Kashmir a curfew is in place and the internet is blocked. Students from the Kashmir Valley report aggression and intimidation.

| 18/02/2019
| INDIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Up to a million Chinese workers and 10,000 Chinese-owned companies are present in Africa. African Evangelical Churches and missionaries from Taiwan and other parts of the world are converting them to Christianity.

| 18/02/2019
| CHINA – AFRICA

The Chaldean patriarch spoke at the 55th Munich Security Conference, from 15 to 17 February. The prelate insists on the need to counter "the jihadist ideology" and to reform Islam by eliminating the concept of "holy war". Data on anti-Christian violence in the country.

| 18/02/2019
| IRAQ - GERMANY
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| 16/02/2019
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
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| 05/02/2019
| VATICAN-ISLAM-EMIRATES
 
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| 04/02/2019
| UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - VATICAN
 
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| 04/02/2019
| VATICAN - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
 
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| 04/02/2019
| IRAQ – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – VATICAN
 
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| 01/02/2019
| VATICAN-EMIRATES
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