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Umm Qasr port and southern oil production are back in business. The government says the cost of the protests has reached US. Death toll reached 280. UN Secretary General describes reports about police brutality "disturbing". World Council of Churches urges respect for the legitimate demands of the people.

| 07/11/2019
| IRAQ – UNITED NATIONS
by Prasanth Kumar Gunja*

The Catholic school is located in the Alipurduar district, Diocese of Jalpaiguri. It was founded by missionaries from Lombardy (Italy), who first realised that it was necessary to start with education to change society. Later it was transferred to the local Church, which now carries on the PIME charism in the service of marginalised and tribal people.

| 07/11/2019
| INDIA
by Mathias Hariyadi

The annual conference of Indonesian bishops is now underway in the Diocese of Bandung. Last June, the pontiff urged them to promote and teach the text on human fraternity. Card Suharyo hopes it “will inspire change”.

 

| 07/11/2019
| INDONESIA
by Peter Geremia

Fr Peter Geremia, an 80-year-old PIME missionary, is involved in relief operations. Yesterday he carried out a first medical mission at an evacuation centre in Makilala, one of the cities most affected by the seismic swarm in late October. He writes: “We pray that God may give us the strength and determination to reach out to many of our people who are struggling to survive.”

| 07/11/2019
| PHILIPPINES

India also has the most polluted cities. Living in Beijing in 2014 was almost impossible. Traffic, fossil fuels burning power plants and heavy industries are the main culprits. For expert, agricultural burning should not be underestimated.

| 07/11/2019
| ASIA

Francis sends a message to the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. An agreement that "represents a model of international cooperation not only in the area of environmental protection but also that of the promotion of integral human development".

| 07/11/2019
| VATICAN

Tehran opens to dialogue to resolve disputes between rival powers in the region. US pressure on Iran must not "create distances" between nations that share "cultural and religious" elements. The mediation role played by Kuwait and the objective of direct talks at another level.

| 07/11/2019
| IRAN – S.ARABIA - BAHRAIN

The prosecutor in Sichuan Province, who is preparing the case against the Christian leader, suddenly informed lawyer Zhang Peihong that his client no longer wanted to be represented by him. The pastor is one of the most influential Chinese dissidents, and has always preached peaceful civil disobedience.

| 07/11/2019
| CHINA

Vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), a political group dissolved by Phnom Penh in 2017. Sochua wanted to return home the day after tomorrow, along with the founder of the Party. Last week, Thailand denied her entry on her arrival in Bangkok. "The regime fears the determination of the Cambodians".

| 07/11/2019
| MALAYSIA - CAMBODIA
by Shafique Khokhar

The police witnessed the demolition and did not intervene. The place of Christian worship was built in 2007 and stands on land donated by a Catholic. Muslims dispute the lack of necessary permits. Catechist: "They do not want the church to exist".

| 07/11/2019
| PAKISTAN
by Bernardo Cervellera

Christian identity is not about doing things but belonging to Christ.  A strong commitment to migrants is purely sociological: no one offers them explicit witness and the announcement of faith. The testimony of the laity is fundamental to healing indifference towards God and towards others in society. Nurturing ad gentes vocations to live in "solicitude for all churches". Christians in Czechoslovakia, China, Vietnam for years in chains with the desire and the prayer to evangelize the world.

| 07/11/2019
| VATICAN
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