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The ceremony took place over the weekend under the banner "A call to harmony". New rules guarantee equal dignity to all faiths, in compliance with local laws. For Muslim leader, the country is moving towards "unity". For the local Indian community, it is a further sign of a climate of tolerance and dialogue.

| 23/09/2019
| UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – INDIA

The UN's "Climate Action Summit 2019" is scheduled today in New York.  Southeast Asia is among the regions of the world most affected by the phenomenon.  Because of its effects, more than 70 people have died in Myanmar during this year's monsoon season and about 200,000 have been displaced.

 

 

| 23/09/2019
| MYANMAR - UN

The dead man, Kalantus Barla, was mentally disabled. The other two Christians are in critical conditions at a hospital in Ranchi. For John Dayal, the murder shows the “impunity that exists in the state where Hindutva is a concern."

| 23/09/2019
| INDIA
by Melani Manel Perera

The group came from Jaffna peninsula, torn by civil war for almost 30 years, to pray for the recovery of the wounded and harmony between religious communities. Sirisena accepts the bishops' request and appoints an independent commission of inquiry.

| 23/09/2019
| SRI LANKA

The opposition leader says he is going to return from exile on 9 November, urges soldiers to defect, and promises to lead the "restoration of democracy" in the country. The government reiterates that planning a coup d'état involves a sentence of 15 to 30 years.

| 23/09/2019
| CAMBODIA

"Communicating with witness, communicating by engaging in communication, communicating with the substantives of things, communicating as martyrs, that is, as witnesses to Christ: as martyrs". This is the task that Francis sees entrusted to those in the Church who deal with communications, highlighted today at his audience with the Vatican’s Communications Dicastery.

| 23/09/2019
| VATICAN
by Paul Wang

A 13-year-old girl was arrested. Xinhua calls the show of contempt to the national flag an act of “blasphemy" towards the homeland and the people. Chinazi flags appear. Accusations are made that anti-China and pro-China protesters are paid. Fu Guohao, journalist with the Global Times, is awarded 100,000 yuan.

| 23/09/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA

For the first time in 30 years the Arabs name a potential head of government. A decision that breaks the traditional boycott of Zionist lists. Lieberman does not intend to be part of an Arab-backed coalition which he calls "our enemies". For Netanyahu, the "danger" announced during the electoral campaign looms.

| 23/09/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE
by Nirmala Carvalho

Buddhadev Nayak, a former fugitive, has ties to Dara Singh, the main accused of the murder of the Australian missionary and his two young children. Sajan K George: "The arrest confirms the affiliations with the Hindu militant organizations".

| 23/09/2019
| INDIA
by Lu Haitao

For the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the state is preparing a military parade of the highest profile. Official religious groups are obliged to celebrate the anniversary with various events. New regulations make religious groups instruments of the propaganda apparatus of the Communist Party.

| 23/09/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

He had traveled over 3,000 km to expel Putin, considered a demon, through exorcisms. On his journey he met with people listening to their fears and dissatisfaction. He is a "self-proclaimed" (samozvanets), "shaman by nature", who reconciles his vocation with Christianity, also reciting the Orthodox litanies in the street.

| 23/09/2019
| RUSSIA
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