"Canon law and theology can do much more to promote the role of women in the Church," said Card Gracias. For Sister Roselei Bertoldo, “The fact that we have been called to the Synod not only to participate, but to be an active part of the synodal process stems from the fact that we want to be major players.”
Since 1969, Redemptorist priests and laity have baptised 40,000 ethnic Jarai, as well as Bahnar and others. Now the latter have become missionaries among their neighbours and friends.
The president has named top military officials to key cabinet positions. The appointment of his main political rival has surprised public opinion. For one political scientist, in doing so, Widodo is pursuing a strategy “to crush enemies of the nation’s ideology”.
Chan Tong-kai, 20, confessed to killing his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan, but then fled to Hong Kong. Without a law, he cannot be extradited to Taiwan. An Anglican priest helped Chan redeem himself in prison and beg for forgiveness. New problems have emerged between Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The violent crackdown against anti-government protests has caused at least 149 deaths. A committee of inquiry blames snipers who shot protesters in the face and chest. Some fear new violence on Friday. The Iraqi Church calls for respect for the right to protest, urges avoiding all forms of violence.
"The Church is called to always have its doors open, so that if someone wants to follow a motion of the Spirit and approaches seeking God, he will not meet with the coldness of a closed door." In Chile, a solution to the crisis should be sought in dialogue.
Demonstrations continue throughout the country. Reforms proposed by Hariri rejected. Muslims, Christians, Druze, men and women are united by wanting to expel "the thieving and unpunished government". Overcoming confessional divisions. Hezbollah militant criticizes Hassan Nasrallah. Yesterday Central Bank employees worked for four hours, transferring large deposits of many politicians to foreign accounts. The governor of the Central Bank, Riad Salameh, branded as "the manager of US policy" in Lebanon.
The pact reached yesterday after seven hours of talks between the Russian president and the Turkish counterpart. The two sides have established joint patrols up to 10 km in Syrian territory. For Ankara "there are no reasons" to resume the offensive. Assad thanks Putin and attacks the "thief" Erdogan
Fr Stan Swamy, 83, is a Jesuit who is fighting for the rights of tribals and against the expropriation of their forests. The confiscation order was justified for his absence at the hearing of the trial against him. Activists: "The government wants to quell dissent".
The tours of Mount Kumgang were erected in 1998 with the improvement of relations between the two Koreas. Discontinued in 2008, they were considered one of the largest inter-Korean cooperative projects.