The is seen as a reaction to the religiosity of the all-powerful president, especially as it is applied in the public administration. According to Turkish writer and theologian Cemil Kılıç, even if 99 per cent of Turks declare themselves Muslim, this does not mean that religion shapes the life of Turks.
The meeting in Thailand "manifests the desire of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to support local Episcopates in their responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the doctrine of the faith, considering the specific challenges that face the continent of Asia today.”
The Office for Scheduled Castes (Dalits) and Backward Classes of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India criticises “the dichotomy in rendering social justice in India ". Christians and Muslims want to be included in the list 1950 Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes list. The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India has new leaders with Mgr Filipe Neri Ferrão replacing Card Oswald Gracias as president.
A "Great Wall" was discovered in Uzbekistan; the ancient tomb of the so-called "golden man" was found in Kazakhstan; a city from the 1st or 2nd century BC was unearthed in Tajikistan. And that is not all.
About 13 per cent of the Vietnamese population, or almost 12 million people, live in households with disabled members. As few as 2.3 per cent of disabled people have access to rehabilitation services in case of illness or accident. Only 2 per cent of the country’s primary and secondary schools meet the needs of disabled pupils.
The tourist sector is rising from the low caused by the 7.9 earthquake of 2015. Visitors from China, India, Sri Lanka, United States, and United Kingdom have led the way. Last year, 807 climbers reached the top of Mount Everest.