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by Paolo Fossati

This week the 37 prelates are in the Vatican on their ad limina apostolorum pilgrimage. Even if a minority, the Indonesian Church is vibrant thanks to the enthusiastic participation of the faithful. The bishops are engaged in a "creative pastoral evangelization". Archbishop Suharyo: "Optimistic for the future of Catholics".

| 12/06/2019
| VATICAN-INDONESIA

India is the world's largest producer of mica, which is used in cosmetics and paint production. On World Day against Child Labour, the People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights presents a report on mica mining in Bihar and Jharkhand. The photos of Ravi Mishra show the tragedy of child miners, deprived of their rights as children.

| 12/06/2019
| INDIA
by Sumon Corraya

Bhante Ucha Hla is responsible for land seizures. According to local sources, he has ties to Myanmar. His victims include the Archdiocese of Chattogram and 300 poor children hosted in two Church hostels.

| 12/06/2019
| BANGLADESH

PIME brother Felice Tantardini, spent 69 years on a mission in Myanmar. The name given to him by his mother always pleased him, because "it expresses the ideal of my life: strive to be happy, always and at all costs, and be intent on making others happy".

| 12/06/2019
| VATICAN-MYANMAR

It is the first testimony that the Apostles offer, even today it is the way to be witnesses, it is in the "DNA of the Christian community", it is a victory "over the mentality that absolutizes the private space". "It is not permissible to destroy life, make it the object of experimentation or false conceptions".

| 12/06/2019
| VATICAN

In a historically unprecedented role reversal, the Chinese dissident is calling for a Westerner to be freed.

| 12/06/2019
| CHINA – UNITED STATES
by Wang Zhicheng

Rainy weather in southern China ruined plants and crops. African swine fever is expected to reduce pork production by 25-35 per cent. The US-China trade war is an additional factor. Fruit prices rose 26.7 per cent whilst pork prices jumped 18.2.

| 12/06/2019
| CHINA

The Japanese prime minister is set to meet Iranian President Rouhani tonight, and Ayatollah Khamenei tomorrow. Before his trip, he secured the support of key allies: Trump, Netanyahu, and the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. For Abe, “Japan wants to play a role as much as it can".

| 12/06/2019
| JAPAN – IRAN

Former general Kivlan Zen, now in custody due to illegal possession of weapons. The testimonies of the suspected assassins key to arrest. Two ministers targeted, the head of intelligence, a presidential adviser and a pollster. The material mastermind behind the attempted assassination received money from Zen to buy weapons and cover expenses.

| 12/06/2019
| INDONESIA
by Paul Wang

Thousands of people - mostly young people - have gathered in front of the parliament since yesterday evening to express their opposition to the law. Prayer vigils and morning prayers also in the cathedral. It is feared that the young will block the streets of the center with a huge sit-in, as in the days of Occupy Central.

 

 

| 12/06/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

"Red" alert for an area of ​​600 kilometers. The displaced will be welcomed in 700 tent cities. Schools and colleges closed; fishermen forbidden to leave ports.

| 12/06/2019
| INDIA
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