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by Nirmala Carvalho

The teacher filed a complaint against the principal of a Carmelite school and three sisters. For Sajan K George, "this is a set-up.” If forced conversions were occurring, why is it that the number of Christians in the State is so low.

| 05/12/2018
| INDIA

Francis began a cycle of catechesis dedicated to the "Our Father", highlighting how Jesus was "a man of prayer". "Even if we have been praying for so many years, we must always learn!". "And we do not even know if the prayers we address to God are actually those that He wants to hear."

| 05/12/2018
| VATICAN

Even though the authorities decided against ratifying the UN antidiscrimination treaty, a rally organised to protest against it will still take place. For many ethnic Malays, the treaty is a threat to their rights and to Islam’s influence. For one scholar, race and religion are sensitive issues, a time bomb ready to go off.

| 05/12/2018
| MALAYSIA
by Mathias Hariyadi

About 31 workers and one soldier are dead after an armed group attacked the Trans-Papua highway, which is under construction. The project is a priority for the Widodo administration. Since its annexation to Indonesia in 1969, the province has been the scene of an ongoing insurrection by pro-independence forces.

| 05/12/2018
| INDONESIA

The Jesuit retraces the four years of Narendra Modi's nationalist government. Gagged press; Christians attacked; mob violence; discrimination against Dalits and tribals. The invitation: "People must wake up now".

| 05/12/2018
| INDIA

Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend to the throne on 1st May next year after the abdication of 84-year-old Akihito. Japan wants to show the strength of its link with the United States. The US president is already expected in the country for the G20 in Osaka, on 28-29 June 2019.

| 05/12/2018
| JAPAN – UNITED STATES

Despite international sanctions, the exchange of goods on the border between the two nations is once again flourishing. Mainly steel and rare minerals fundamental for the development of the hi-tech industry in China.

| 05/12/2018
| NORTH KOREA - CHINA

Environmentalists and experts say the waters are invaded by household and industrial waste. The situation is "alarming" and progress "is not enough". The problems have been dragging on for decades, the result of bad practices in the treatment of wastewater. Saving the river "is a priority".

| 05/12/2018
| LEBANON

The conclusion after the Senate hearing of Cia Director Gina Haspel. Democrats and Republicans united in accusing the Saudi hereditary prince. In court, he would be declared "guilty in 30 minutes". We do not have a smoking gun, but "a steaming saw". The sale of weapons to Riyadh is at stake.

| 05/12/2018
| SAUDI ARABIA - UNITED STATES

International organizations have been granted a 60-day deadline to close all operations. In a note, the Ministry of the Interior states: "Expulsion is fully in line with national priorities".

| 05/12/2018
| PAKISTAN
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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
 
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| 17/11/2018
| PHILIPPINES
 
by Joseph
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| 14/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
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