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by Paolo Fossati

A photo taken in St Peter's Square has made her an icon of interfaith dialogue in Indonesia. The young woman is an activist with Gus Durian, a youth movement affiliated with the world's largest moderate Islamic organisation. "It is essential to create opportunities to meet people in other religious contexts."

 

| 10/07/2019
| INDONESIA – VATICAN

Criticisms and unresolved issues emerge after an agreement is reached. The Taliban are not happy with it. The various versions differ from one another. Meanwhile, people continue to die in the country.

| 10/07/2019
| AFGHANISTAN

Violence against businesses run by Syrian refugees has escalated in recent weeks. The government seems to be backpedaling on policies of "Muslim solidarity". Even Istanbul’s new anti-Erdogan mayor uses nationalist slogans.

| 10/07/2019
| TURKEY – SYRIA

The Islamic-Christian movement has been conducting educational and human development programs in city prisons for years.  Fr. Sebastiano D'Ambra (Pime) entrusted the care of the penal colony of San Ramon to Catholic operators and to an imam.  The testimony of a prisoner: "Volunteers give us hope".

 

| 10/07/2019
| PHILIPPINES

The causes of recent violence is unknown.  The premier says that those responsible for the killings are men from the Hagui, Okiru and Liwi tribes.  Local media report at least two incidents in small villages in the Tari-Pori district.  The provincial administrator of Hala calls for reinforcements.

 

| 10/07/2019
| PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 The head of the police and the former secretary of defense are the first two heads who fell in the parliamentary inquiry.  The April 21 massacres caused the death of 258 people.  According to the magistrate, there is not enough evidence to accuse them of "grave crimes against humanity".

 

| 10/07/2019
| SRI LANKA

For Agnes Callamard "silence is not an option. Speaking up is required but not enough. We have to act" to punish those responsible.  Crown prince bin Salman believed to be behind the murder.  Washington does not cooperate and the West, including Europe, is showing a serious "democratic deficit".

 

 

| 10/07/2019
| UN - SAUDI ARABIA - USA
by Anna Chiara Filice

The Italian missionary arrived in Bangladesh in 1974. In the Asian country he made "a living experience of Providence", setting up several PIME missions.  “I thank the Lord because he took me by the hand,” he said, “and I let myself be led despite my limitations. I dared only trust his help.”

| 10/07/2019
| BANGLADESH
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