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The 27-year-old comes from St George parish in Malkagiri. Only 41 per cent of tribal women are literate. The young woman will start work later this month.

| 10/09/2019
| INDIA

The Asian countries with the highest suicide rate are South Korea, India and Japan, UN agency reports. Hanging, self-poisoning with pesticides and firearms are the most common methods of taking one's own life. In Sri Lanka, a series of bans on pesticides led to a 70 per cent drop in the number of deaths.

| 10/09/2019
| ASIA
by Paul Wang

Chinese ambassadors from 70 countries around the world have published articles defending Beijing’s policy and warning foreign countries against interference in Hong Kong. After the censorship, hundreds of social media accounts to counter and destroy the anti-extradition and democratic movement. The state media forge fake news. The support of show business personalities.

| 10/09/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

The opening of the St Francis Xavier parish church in Salalah is an "extraordinary event" in a climate of "great quietness". The main challenges for the migrant community are job loss and prospects for young people. Faith is the only source of stability along with people's enthusiasm. Oman maintains an open position, which gives it flexibility to negotiate amid conflicts.

| 10/09/2019
| UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OMAN

There was no premeditation in the 11 defendants. Last June, Tabrez Ansari, 24, was tortured for eight hours, then arrested for theft. According to activists, his murder was fuelled by a climate of hatred towards the Muslim minority.

| 10/09/2019
| INDIA
by Thanh Thao

The tropical depression has caused serious floods and landslides killing six with ten missing. More than 4,500 families have been affected in Hà Tĩnh and Quảng Bình provinces. Redemptorist Fathers responded to the appeal of the local Caritas. Volunteers hand out basic necessities in Hương Khê and Bố Trạch districts.

 

| 10/09/2019
| VIETNAM

Francis took his leave of the Antananarivo nunciature greeting a dozen poor elderly women representing the people assisted every Friday by the nunciature.

| 10/09/2019
| MADAGASCAR - VATICAN

Parliament and the judiciary reject the Prime Minister's proposal to install cameras in the polling stations in Arab towns, due to the (presumed) danger of fraud. The outgoing leader, in search of the fifth mandate, brandishes the threat of the ayatollah’s atomic capabilities. And reveals, without proving it, a destroyed site for the development of nuclear weapons.

| 10/09/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE - IRAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

In Paris, out of 186 delegates from 10 nations, 104 voted in favor and 75 against. But two thirds of the voters were needed. A victory for the "ecumenical" role of Constantinople. The Russian archdiocese of Europe is composed of 65 parishes, with 11 large open churches, two monasteries and seven hermitages, a clergy of over 100 priests and 30 deacons.

| 10/09/2019
| RUSSIA-TURKEY-EUROPE

This morning’s is the tenth test of the year. According to analysts, Pyongyang aims to strengthen its position in view of the resumption of nuclear negotiations. For the North Korean government, the US had "enough time" to find the "calculation method" requested by Kim in April.

| 10/09/2019
| NORTH KOREA
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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
 
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| 11/09/2019
| VATICAN
 
by Thomas D’Souza*
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| 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
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| 25/06/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
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