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by Shafique Khokhar

Tensions continue in the border state after Jammu and Kashmir loses its special status. Christians, Hindus and Baha'is call for peace and pray Indian Prime Minister Modi abandon the idea of ​​war.

 

| 21/08/2019
| PAKISTAN – INDIA
by Sumon Corraya

Survivors say they could smell kerosene when their homes were burning. Residents blame Md. Elias Uddin Mollah, an Awami League MP. Caritas will start distributing aid.

| 21/08/2019
| BANGLADESH
by Paul Nguyen Hung

Students from the dioceses of Mỹ Tho, Phú Cường and Phan Thiết took part in the initiative undertaken by the St Joseph Major Seminary. The group attended some courses on social work theory, practice and methodology. Participants helped take care of hungry children as well as children with HIV and cancer. For Mgr Joseph Đỗ Mạnh Hùng, “We must pray for ourselves to face this huge demand.”

| 21/08/2019
| VIETNAM

The Indian-born TV preacher is thought to have inspired the 2016 Dhaka massacre. Malaysian police received more than a hundred complaints about racially motivated statements attributed to him. Naik has questioned the loyalty of Malaysia’s Hindu minority and claimed that ethnic Chinese people are guests in the country.

| 21/08/2019
| MALAYSIA
by Paul Wang

Former Financial Secretary John Tsang calls for dialogue, forgiveness and reconciliation between protesters and government. Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she is open for dialogue, but refuses to meet the demands of the anti-extradition movement. Simon Cheng Man-kit, 28, is in "administrative detention" in Shenzhen. Yesterday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said it knew nothing of his fate; today it confirmed that he was in “administrative detention”. For China, he is Chinese, hence subject to Chinese law.

| 21/08/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA

At the general audience in the Paul VI hall, Pope Francis highlights the practice of sharing and helping the poor, typical of the first Christian communities.  The positive example of Barnabas;  the negative example of Ananias and Sapphira, marked by hypocrisy.  "A life set only on profiting and taking advantage of situations at the expense of others inevitably causes inner death".  The little girl who played in front of the pontiff.

 

| 21/08/2019
| VATICAN

 Originally the date was August 27th.  Those who do not leave the metropolis on a voluntary basis will be expelled.  The irregular will be given the opportunity to register in the other provinces of the country, with the exception of Antalya.  Students and workers with permits are exempted from the decree.

 

 

| 21/08/2019
| TURKEY - SYRIA

In the north of the region, violent skirmishes between government troops and militias of the Northern Alliance.  The cities of Naung Cho, Kyaukme, Lashio, Kutkai and Theinni are now deserted.  Humanitarian organizations fear the rise of displaced people, so far given refuge in Buddhist monasteries.  The price of rice skyrockets.

| 21/08/2019
| MYANMAR

Judge S Vaidyanathan had written that mixed classes are "very dangerous" for girls and that Christian missionaries are often accused of carrying out forced conversions.  The objection of Bishops, of the National Commission for minorities, of women's associations.

 

| 21/08/2019
| INDIA

The Court of Appeal of three judges dismissed the appeal by 2 to 1. He remains in prison, serving a sentence of six years.  Card. Pell's lawyers plans to appeal to the High Court.  The note from the Vatican.

 

| 21/08/2019
| AUSTRALIA - VATICAN
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by Bernardo Cervellera
Beijing is implementing total control over the Church and religious communities. For some Chinese priests there is a re-edition of the Cultural Revolution. But in reality China is implementing a project that dates back to the 1980s: the Chinese Church ...
| 12/09/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
At the general audience, Francis retraced his journey to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. Before leaving and on the way back, the visit to the Our Lady, Salus populi romani "for her to accompany me". "With Our Lady I travel safely".
| 11/09/2019
| VATICAN
 
Peace, xenophobia, interfaith dialogue and globalisation are some of the issues Francis spoke about during a press conference on the flight home from Madagascar.  
| 11/09/2019
| VATICAN
 
by Thomas D’Souza*
Today is the liturgical memory of the woman who dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. Pope Francis elected her patron saint of voluntary work. A solemn mass celebrated in the Generalate of the Missionaries of Charity. Monsignor D’Souza: ...
| 05/09/2019
| INDIA
 
PIME’s regional superior was consecrated bishop of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Some 8,000 people attended the ceremony. The diocese had been waiting for a pastor for eight years. The new prelate has set his goals for 2020-2022. The first one is ...
| 04/09/2019
| INDIA
 
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
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