Prelates call for action to overcome obstacles, political or otherwise, and find a way to form a new government that can come up with structural reforms and investments. They slammed the speaker of parliament for trying to force through a budget bill and expressed solidarity with a Muslim lawmaker who was criticised for taking part in a Mass.
The hearing will take place at Vijay High School in Raikia, one of the villages hit by the anti-Christian pogrom. Persecution by Hindu radicals forced 56,000 people to flee. Meanwhile, seven innocent Christians “are still languishing in prison”.
The internationally known Dalit activist criticises the bill because it is useless and unrealistic. Forward castes have never suffered discrimination. It would set aside 10 per cent in education and public sector employment.
Japanese companies invest some 40 billion pounds a year into the UK economy. Nissan, Toyota and Honda together produce about half of Britain’s 1.7 million cars.
"If we do not love our brothers and sisters whom we see, how can we love God whom we cannot see?". "Only faith will give us the strength not to gossip, to pray for everyone, even for our enemies and not to let feelings of jealousy and envy grow".
Talks between US and Chinese delegations ended today. Beijing pledges to buy more from the US. Washington wants trade deals implementation to be verified. Some 37 per cent of Chinese manufacturers have moved production abroad; 33 per cent plan to do it over the next six to twelve months.
Fr. Paul describes Christmas celebrations in the former stronghold of the Islamic State. Liturgies on the Nineveh plain "crowded and vibrant". A new Archbishop in Mosul to rebuild the community, on a pastoral and social level. Christians and Muslims against obscurantism, ask for "dialogue and modernity".
The Chinese president hopes the "DPRK and the United States will meet each other halfway". South Korean President Moon Jae-in said summit will be held "soon". Seoul is willing to help resolve the issue of sanctions. Xi promises a visit to Pyongyang.
The story of the 18 year old Saudi has sparked online discussion on male protection. A part of the country - even men - call for the end of an outdated practice. The hashtag "We will all emigrate" becomes viral. But the conservative faction condemns the girl for dishonoring her family.
In 2018 car sales fell by 5.8%. General Motors records 10% drop in sales. Among the causes there is the slowdown of the Chinese economy, tariff war between China and the US, the exhaustion of state subsidies.
For the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Eucharistic gathering gives support to the missionary commitment of Christians. Gratitude for the missionaries, "the root from which the shoot was born" of the Taiwanese Church. Meetings are scheduled with the bishops and with the major seminarians. Appreciation of the Taipei government.