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“The ministerial theme is important,” said Card Schönborn. It “is part of the new paths for the Church in the Amazon. The role of women in our communities, together with that of the instituted and ordained ministries, is certainly a topic discussed at the Synod. We shall see what proposals will be submitted to the Holy Father at the end.”

| 21/10/2019
| VATICAN

The auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong, who is very close to young people, calls for such steps. About 70-80 per cent of the population wants an independent inquiry into police violence. Another 34 people were arrested over the weekend,. More than 30 per cent of those arrested are under 18.

 

| 21/10/2019
| HONG KONG –CHINA
by Mathias Hariyadi

The inauguration ceremony took place amid tight security measures. Speaking before parliament, Widodo pledged to develop the country's human resources and economy, and to end inefficiencies and corruption in the bureaucracy. Bishops speak about their expectations vis-à-vis the new government.

| 21/10/2019
| INDONESIA

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Message to Hindus for Diwali. Religion fundamentally inspires us to see in the other a brother to support and to love and, moreover, "teaches us to respect the inviolable dignity and the inalienable rights of others without any unjustified prejudice against their beliefs or culture”.

| 21/10/2019
| VATICAN
by Kamel Abderrahmani

For the first time in contemporary Algerian history, Muslims support Christians. The popular movement remains united against the regime’s deceptions. Since January 2018, the authorities have put seals on 15 Christian places of worship.

| 21/10/2019
| ALGERIA – ISLAM
by Melani Manel Perera

World Mission Day is celebrated in all parishes. For Fr Basil, the task of every Christian is “to proclaim the Good News,” i.e. that Jesus is alive.

 

| 21/10/2019
| SRI LANKA

The solemn 30-minute function will take place starting at 13:00 tomorrow. Vestments and items of ceremonial officials vulnerable to rain. Dignitaries from over 170 countries and international organizations expected at the Imperial Palace.

| 21/10/2019
| JAPAN
by Pierre Balanian

Demonstrations against government and parliament continue. Hariri's speech is expected at 6 pm today. Christians and Muslims united. Shiites criticize Nabi Berri and Hassan Nasrallah. Police block roads to stop the influx of new protesters; the army frees them.

| 21/10/2019
| LEBANON
by Sumon Corraya

The police opened fire on violent protesters. The alleged author of the post damaging to Islam denounces his profile was hacked. The blasphemy charge raises violent reactions from Islamic radicals. This time the victims are Muslims.

| 21/10/2019
| BANGLADESH
by Paul Wang

Yesterday's demonstration, although illegal, started peacefully, but then led to clashes with the police. From mid-August to today, at least eight people from the movement have been attacked by strangers. The government’s wall of silence and police violence fueling anger of most radical groups of the movement that are sliding towards an urban guerrilla style

| 21/10/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

Troops belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have begun retreat. US soldiers leave Syria and reposition themselves in neighboring Iraq. For Ankara the agreement is only a "pause" and intends to continue according to the "plans". High expectations ahead of tomorrow's meeting in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin.

| 21/10/2019
| SYRIA - TURKEY
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by Nirmala Carvalho
The Catholic Nurses Guild of India held its 21st convention in Mumbai. Cardinal urges them to care for the sick who are “an integral part of the Church’s life and mission". Equally, he calls on them to protect “the gift of human life ...
| 13/11/2019
| INDIA
 
On All Souls’ Day, Pope Francis visited the Catacombs of Priscilla for the first time. “The identity of the people who met here is the same as that of many of our brothers and sisters who meet today in secret”. For him, “The place ...
| 02/11/2019
| VATICAN
 
Out of 12 small groups, five are in favour, four against, three others would leave the decision to the Pope or to a universal synod. There is agreement over environmental problems and the violence endured by indigenous people. The contribution of women ...
| 18/10/2019
| VATICAN
 
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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