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The mother of four spent 16 years with her first abusive husband until her family was persuaded to let her marry a Chinese man. The latter promised to take care of her children, but instead forced her to have sex with his “friends”.

| 24/06/2019
| PAKISTAN
by Sumon Corraya

Bangladesh doesn’t allow refugee children to attend schools with their Bangladeshi peers. A radical group, Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, fills the educational gap with its own 1,200 madrassas. Activists warn against the danger of future terrorist attacks.

| 24/06/2019
| BANGLADESH
by Joseph Quoc Huong

China is preventing fishing in disputed waters. The area subject to the ban extends from 12 degrees north latitude to China’s southern provinces of Fujian and Guangdong. Meanwhile, Vietnamese fishing boats continue to be attacked and intimidated.

| 24/06/2019
| VIETNAM
by Mathias Hariyadi

Revenues exceed the 2018 National Budget Plan forecast of US$ 8.8 billion by 157 per cent. “Issues about energy and mineral resources are fundamentally strategic,” said former OPEC chief Purnomo Yusgiantoro. A Catholic, the latter created a think tank that brings together entrepreneurs, professionals and experts in the energy sector.

| 24/06/2019
| INDONESIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The golden chalice was donated by Pope Paul VI to the Archdiocese of Mumbai in 1964. In his turn, the pontiff had received it as a gift for the 700th anniversary of the Cathedral of Orvieto. The Cardinal participated in a procession in Bolsena, city of the Eucharistic miracle.

| 24/06/2019
| INDIA
by Thomas Han

The Archdiocese of Seoul organised the event as part of the Day marking the outbreak of the Korean War. Card Yeom emphasised the importance of prayer, forgiveness and reconciliation, entrusting "this critical moment of our nation” to Mary, Queen of Peace.

 

| 24/06/2019
| SOUTH KOREA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The Russian deputy Sergej Gavrilov occupied the seat of the President of the Senate of Tbilisi. Russian airline flights and shipments from Georgia blocked. Commercial sanctions are also being studied. Gavrilov calls himself "a Stalinist who defends the principles of Orthodoxy throughout the world". Fighting NATO and "foreign instigators".

| 24/06/2019
| RUSSIA - GEORGIA

The North Korean leader has described the content of the message as "excellent" and "interesting". The White House: "There is a correspondence between the two". South Korea, working as a mediator between Washington and Pyongyang, expresses satisfaction with the new developments.

 

 

| 24/06/2019
| NORTH KOREA - USA
by Anson Chan

The former general secretary of the territory, under the British and under China, urges the head of the executive to take some steps to rebuild people's trust in political authorities and restore calm in Hong Kong.

| 24/06/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

The leader of the secular opposition defeats the president's candidate with an even higher margin than the March administrative election. He obtained 54% of the votes, compared to 45% of former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Citizens in celebration invade streets and squares of the city. The most serious electoral defeat for the Sultan.

| 24/06/2019
| TURKEY
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by Sergio Ticozzi
For the PIME missionary, the document released yesterday answers some of the perplexities of conscience of many Chinese priests. But it fails to realise the deep restrictions, which undermine the Catholic faith, to which the Church in China is subjected. ...
| 29/06/2019
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
A document released by the Fujian authorities requires parish priests and religious personnel to ban minors from church and education; to refuse relations with foreign Catholics; to curb any momentum of evangelization. Meanwhile, the "Global Times" celebrates ...
| 25/06/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
The diplomatic and commercial war between Tehran and Washington is bringing the population to its knees. Inflation has multiplied the price of consumer goods. People point the finger at the inefficiency and incompetence of government officials. But US ...
| 25/06/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES
 
by Kamel Abderrahmani
Baghdad wants to hang eleven French and one Tunisian nationals. Their fate has sparked a debate. Paris has confirmed that it has taken steps to prevent the sentence from being implemented. French lawyers have signed an appeal against their execution. ...
| 17/06/2019
| ISLAM - FRANCE
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