The murder of the Saudi journalist re-ignited the power struggle for King Salman’s succession. Dozens of Al Saud family members support the return of the king’s brother, Prince Ahmed. For now, the White House backs MbS, but Trump is waiting for the intelligence report.
Held yesterday, the funeral in the cathedral of Warangal, Telangana, saw many non-Catholics come to say their last goodbye to the Italian missionary who chose to serve by giving himself, totally.
Thích Nhất Hạnh spent 39 years in exile in France. The Zen master can no longer speak or walk. In 1966, the authorities in both North and South Vietnam banned him for urging an end to the Vietnam War. In 2005, he was allowed to come home for the first time.
In a message to a pilgrimage promoted by the Patriarchate of Venice and the "Aid to the Church in Need" Foundation, Francis reiterates that religious freedom constitutes "a fundamental human right that must be recognized because it reflects man’s highest dignity".
The rare ritual was performed for almost two kilometres, from the Jogye order headquarters to the presidential residence. Monks want to reopen the case of Than Zaw Htay, who fell during a raid by the Incheon Immigration Office.
He replaces Card Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay (India), who will finish his second term on 31 December. Member of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco, Bo is the first bishop of Lashio and the first Myanmar cardinal in history.
Despite her release after being cleared of all blasphemy charges, she cannot leave Pakistan because of protests by radicals. The British Association of Pakistani Christians wants her to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, noting the silence of prominent Muslims, like Malala.
An exceptional exhibition of paintings opens in the Vatican, 54 of the most famous works of Russian art. Another step forward - after the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill - towards a new friendship between the two Churches.
The goal set in the meeting between Rouhani and Salih is to move from the current 12 billion to a total volume of 20 billion. Iraq is Iran's second largest trading partner after China. The new president of Iraq launches the idea of a "new regional system".
Eight members of the religious minority to run in the vote, scheduled for December 30, 2018. Christians demonstrate a renewed interest in political issues. The Catholic Church encourages lay people to participate actively "to affirm Christian values".
The Philippines, a historical ally of the United States, represents a fundamental front in the struggle between Beijing and Washington. Xi's visit emphasizes the relaxation of relations with Manila, tense during the Aquino administration for a dispute in the South China Sea. Manila hopes to sign agreements and obtain the 24 billion US dollars in investments and loans promised by China two years ago.