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Islamist infiltrations in the educational systems of more and more Southeast Asian countries is a problem. Sarah L. Handang approves the government's policy of supervising what is taught in the country’s Islamic schools. This way radicalism and extremist ideologies will not be taught to children. Filipino Muslims are used to living together with Christians.

| 22/06/2018
| PHILIPPINES

The solidarity of the whole Catholic world "has come to meet the emergencies of wars and migrations, but above all it has been able to guarantee the life of the Churches, pastoral and evangelization activities, social and welfare works". The distinctive identity and vocation of Jerusalem "must be preserved beyond the various tensions and disputes".

| 22/06/2018
| VATICAN

Countries making "intermediate goods" like Taiwan, South Korea and South-East Asian nations are the hardest hit. Experts note that the trade war is having ripple effects across the region. Local currencies fall. After Turkey India announces duties on US food imports worth US$ 240 million.

| 22/06/2018
| ASIA - UNITED STATES

Exercises scheduled for this fiscal year were designed to prepare the population for evacuation in case of a North Korean missile attack. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants a tête-à-tête with Kim Jong-un.

| 22/06/2018
| JAPAN

The next family reunion is set for 20-26 August, with 100 families from each side. For the prelate, “We have to start with the small concrete things we have in common, not those that separates us. This will make us feel more and more like brothers and sisters who must live together." Forced to say goodbye, families suffer not knowing whether they will see each other again. Those still alive struggle "against time" to keep healthy.

| 22/06/2018
| KOREA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

In a historic first, exponents of traditional Siberian religion gather in Congress to elect a Supreme Shaman: Kara-Ool Dopchun-Ool. The adherents of the animist tradition do not want funds from the state and do not ask to erect places of worship. They promise battle against imposters who cheat people.

| 22/06/2018
| RUSSIA

Hundreds of families are leaving several centers in the province of Deraa. Local sources speak of 12,500 displaced people, a figure far above the 2,500 declared by the UN. Assad ready to negotiate a "political solution", but does not exclude "the use of force" to regain control of the area.

| 22/06/2018
| SYRIA

As a principal, the judges ascertained his involvement in the suicide attack on January 14, 2016 at Thamrin. He is considered the inspirer of two other attacks between 2016 and 2017 and the most recent Surabaya attacks.

| 22/06/2018
| INDONESIA
by Melani Manel Perera

The Children of the Holy Family are also known by the name of "Supala". They have promised to avoid the consumption of food and drink harmful to the body. In 2020 the 200th anniversary of the Catholic association will be celebrated.

| 22/06/2018
| SRI LANKA

The event is held every year from 21 to 30 June. About 10,000 dogs are butchered for the occasion. Some question the festival’s appropriateness as well as its hygiene. For their part, animal rights activists have targeted it for criticism.

| 22/06/2018
| CHINA
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Pope Francis is hopeful about relations with China, which are not just based on diplomatic talks but also on cultural exchanges and friendship. For him, Card Zen is "a little scared".

| 20/06/2018
| VATICAN – CHINA
 

One hundred families went back to the eastern sector of the northern metropolis. A Chaldean priest talks about reconstruction. In addition to houses, social and economic life must be rebuilt. For Muslim leaders, there is no rebirth without Christians.

| 20/06/2018
| IRAQ – REFUGEES
 

With today's signature, the two leaders commit to a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula. The deal calls for the recovering the remains of prisoners of war. Kim makes an "Unwavering commitment" to denuclearise the peninsula. Trump offers security guarantees to North Korea. China approves; France has doubts. South Koreans “hope” for peace. North Korean refugees are concerned.

| 12/06/2018
| KOREA – UNITED STATES – ASIA
 
by Lawrence Jangma Gam

The civil war in the northern state has entered its seventh year. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has exceeded 150,000. Some tell of their flight from their homes and of their life in the reception facilities.

| 12/06/2018
| MYANMAR
Pakistan, un pastore protestante denuncia il clima di insicurezza tra i cristiani
Cristiani manifestano a Lahore e Karachi
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