Father Belisario, from Colombia, is a ‘fidei donum’ priest with the mission ad gentes together with PIME Fathers. The Diocese of Rajshahi works with tribal communities, educates poor children, and supports interfaith dialogue. The missionary opened a YouTube channel to broadcast the Mass, but it needs funds. He hopes that the “extraordinary missionary month of October will make each of us feel the enthusiasm,” and not focus only on the well-off.
For BMJ Global Health, the draconian measures imposed by the US deny opportunities and access to information. The impact is huge and undermines worldwide research and publications. Iran is third in terms of engineering and science graduates. The academic boycott is not useful to achieve political ends.
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".
The facility, which connects Motihari (Bihar) to Amlekhgunj (south of Katmandhu), will supply Nepal with two million tonnes of oil every year. Relations between the two neighbours have improved since the 2015 crisis, triggered by Delhi’s reaction to Nepal’s constitution.
People are also coming from the neighbouring State of Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei and Indonesia. For Mgr Simon Peter Poh Hoon Seng, “we are one in the unity of Christ and one in the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit”.
Solar panels will appear on the roofs of parish churches, pastoral centres and schools. The country's bishops call for an immediate transition to safe, clean and affordable energy to fight climate change. Maasin is the first ecclesiastical territory where all churches use solar energy.
The protesters gathered in several shopping centers and sang the new song. Chinese anthem drowned out in Stadium.
Tensions rise between Seoul and Tokyo sparked by controversy over abuses during World War II, compensation claims, differences of view on North Korea. This has led the two nations to interrupt different channels of dialogue. The Churches of the two countries at the forefront of reconciliation.
Amir Masih was 25 and had become a father for the second time eight days earlier. Deputy police inspector and four agents under investigation for murder. The wife threatens to take her life with her children. Activists: "Everywhere in the world the police are allowed to violate the oath made, which is to protect human rights".
In case of victory at the polls, the Israeli prime minister intends to annex part of the occupied territories of the West Bank. For Arab ministers it is a "dangerous development" and a "new aggression by Israel" that preclude any attempt at peace. Riyadh calls for a meeting of the Organization of Islamic cooperation.
Chinese spokesman: Hong Kong's business is China's business. No government has the right to intervene. Wong, one of the pro-democracy leaders, is in Germany to get support for the movement. "If we are now in a new Cold War, Hong Kong is the new Berlin."
Peace, xenophobia, interfaith dialogue and globalisation are some of the issues Francis spoke about during a press conference on the flight home from Madagascar.