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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.

| 20/11/2018
| SAUDI ARABIA

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.

| 20/11/2018
| INDIA

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.

| 20/11/2018
| VIETNAM

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".

| 20/11/2018
| VATICAN

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.

| 20/11/2018
| SOUTH KOREA

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.

| 20/11/2018
| ASIA

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.

| 20/11/2018
| PAKISTAN
by Stefano Caprio

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.

| 20/11/2018
| VATICAN - RUSSIA

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".

| 20/11/2018
| IRAN - IRAQ
by Sumon Corraya

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".

| 20/11/2018
| BANGLADESH

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.

| 20/11/2018
| PHILIPPINES-CHINA
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by Bernardo Cervellera
The paintings are the work of artist Mauro Valsangiacomo. The exhibition will be open from 15.30 to 18.30 every weekday from December 12 to 23. The Mediterranean as a place of encounter and clash of cultures and peoples; synthesis of civilizations gradually ...
| 29/11/2018
| ITALY - ASIA
 
by Kamel Abderrahmani
Tunisian President Caid Essebsi has proposed changes accepted by the Tunisian cabinet. Under Sharia women inherit half the share men get. For the first time the principle of true equality between the sexes is realised in the Muslim world, breaking with ...
| 26/11/2018
| ISLAM – TUNISIA
 
Saturday night, a chlorine mortar attack hit the city’s western neighbourhood. Shelling is taking place every evening, the prelate notes. This time, “we saw yellow smoke rise, different from the black and dense columns”. Residents now ...
| 26/11/2018
| SYRIA
 
The letter is addressed to the government authorities, asking for religious freedom, but also to the faithful of the world (and perhaps to the Vatican) asking how to behave in the face of persecution. The loor communities have suffered destructions of ...
| 26/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
Underway since 2014, the project has touched 1.4 million Filipinos. The 2013 disaster affected 3,424,593 families in nine regions, causing the death of 6,193 people and injuring another 28,689. The Catholic Church, together with Caritas, raised about ...
| 17/11/2018
| PHILIPPINES
 
by Joseph
A lay faithful denounces the betrayal of the agreement between China and the Holy See. Priests are obliged to be part of the Patriotic Association, a supporter of a Church that is "independent" of the Holy See. The four priests are known for their pastoral ...
| 14/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Fady Noun
Five years after he went missing, an event still shrouded in mystery, a seminar was held in Beirut dedicated to the Jesuit missionary in Syria who challenged the country’s regime and tried to deal with jihadis. His parents “call for every ...
| 09/11/2018
| LEBANON – SYRIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are united. ...
| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
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