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According to government data, attacks against minorities have increased by 30 per cent in the last three years. In 2017 there were around a thousand incidents resulting in 111 deaths. Unfortunately, “unemployed youth" vie to show who is less tolerant.

| 06/12/2018
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The appointment was made official on 3 December. In Amravati, the new archbishop promoted social development, support for the marginalised, and transition to organic farming and agricultural reform.

| 06/12/2018
| INDIA

In recent days the Arab media report of "first" Coptic Mass in Saudi Arabia. The function celebrated by Bishop Ava Morkos was held in a private house. Activists recall that Riyadh has not made "significant steps" in terms of religious freedom. And cults other than Islam remain prohibited.

| 06/12/2018
| SAUDI ARABIA - EGYPT

Bangladesh reacts to comments by Myanmar’s Religious Affairs minister who claim refugees were “brainwashed". For Bangladesh Foreign Ministry, in Myanmar there is an "anti-Bangladesh, anti-Rohingya and anti-Muslim policy, which many considered as apartheid."

| 06/12/2018
| BANGLADESH – MYANMAR

Referring to today's Gospel from Matthew and the first reading taken from the book of the prophet Isaiah, Francis indicated three pairs of words in contrast to each other, which mark life: "to say and to do", "sand and rock "," high and low ".

| 06/12/2018
| VATICAN

The Bishops’ Conference will not be provoked. "We do not want to add fuel to the fire," said Fr Jerome Seciliano, executive secretary of the CBCP Permanent Committee on Public Affairs. Duterte has publicly and vehemently criticised the Church on several occasions using vulgar language. His utterances have outraged a large part of the population, including Catholics and Protestants.

| 06/12/2018
| PHILIPPINES
by Willy Wo-Lap Lam

For Deng Puffang, Deng Xiaoping’s eldest son, some cadres want “to go back to the ancien regime.” The two sons of Hu Yaobang, one of the Party’s liberal icons, “seem frustrated by President Xi’s anti-reform proclivities.”

| 06/12/2018
| CHINA

Francis will travel to the United Arab Emirates to take part in an international interfaith meeting on "Human Fraternity" from 3 to 5 February 2019.

| 06/12/2018
| VATICAN – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Life in prison confirmed in second instance for Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Chater. Thier role in the violence that occurred immediately after the overthrow of Morsi upheld. The two defendants can still appeal to the Supreme Court. At least 40 activists, trade unionists and human rights lawyers have been arrested since October.

| 06/12/2018
| EGYPT

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is visiting the peninsula to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Seoul Orthodox Church dedicated to Saint Andrew. Those who oppose reunification "do it for personal interests. But nothing should oppose the happiness of a reunited family ".

| 06/12/2018
| KOREA

The initiative proposed in the official newspaper of the Shiv Sena party. Nationalists fear the growth of the Muslim population on the border with Pakistan.

| 06/12/2018
| INDIA
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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
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