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The US president, who says he is a “great fan” of his Turkish counterpart, describes tête-à-tête as “productive”. Erdoğan calls for a “new page in our relationship". However, the two countries remain divided over anti-Kurdish offensive and S-400 weapon system.

| 14/11/2019
| TURKEY – UNITED STATES
by Pierre Balanian

Maronite Patriarch Al Rahi condemns the killing of Alaa Abu Fakhr on Tuesday. Initially united, the Lebanese are beginning to splinter, especially among Christians, over President Aoun.

 

| 14/11/2019
| LEBANON

Rev Basant Kumar Paul heads the Evangelical Church in the village of Parihara. For activist, they were attacked because of their faith in Jesus Christ. The injured are in hospital in critical conditions and must undergo further surgery which they cannot pay for. The anti-conversion law is used to harass religious minorities.

| 14/11/2019
| INDIA
by Ngoc Lan

Experts note that the region could disappear sooner than expected. Between 1991 and 2015, the ground dropped by 18 centimetres. Rapid urbanisation, underground water exploitation, sand mining and dam construction are the main causes.

 

| 14/11/2019
| VIETNAM

Receiving participants at the "Promoting Digital Child Dignity - From Concept to Action" Conference, Francis says that tech companies must take responsibility and, while respecting privacy in general, ensure restrictions for "net surfers".

| 14/11/2019
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

Dr Pascoal Carvalho addressed the 21st convention of India’s Catholic nurses in Mumbai. He spoke about the ethical aspects of genetic engineering, citing the doctrine of the Church towards human cloning and stem cells. Respect for human dignity must prevail “from conception to natural death”.

| 14/11/2019
| INDIA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

After the Church of Athens and the Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria in Egypt has aligned with Constantinople, recognizing the new Autocephalic Church of Kiev, a "Society of Orthodox Russian-speaking believers" was registered in the canonical territory of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Moscow Patriarchate said that the Russians from now on will intensify relations with the Coptic Church of Alexandria, given the inevitable break with the Greeks.

| 14/11/2019
| RUSSIA-GREECE-TURKEY

Several districts in Hong Kong report clashes overnight. The protest moves to university campuses. Riot police try to clear the barricades near Baptist University. Chinese University students ask the police to stay outside the university: the High Court says no.

| 14/11/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

The vote was held on 28 September. After a first postponement until October 19th, the results had to be published today. Meanwhile, in the country ravaged by 18 years of civil war, people continue to die. Yesterday, 12 people were killed in an attack in Kabul, including a child who was going to school.

| 14/11/2019
| AFGHANISTAN

In two days of fighting, 34 Palestinians victims and 63 wounded in Israel. The cease-fire in effect at 5:30 am; just before a missile hit a house in the Strip killing six civilians. The mediation role of Egypt (and the UN) fundamental.

| 14/11/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

The desire could be fulfilled if - as a press release from the Holy See Press Office states - "the political situation should allow the establishment of a transitional government of national unity in the next 100 days, at the end of the agreement signed in recent days in Uganda" .

| 14/11/2019
| VATICAN - SOUTH SUDAN
Denise Ho Thanksgiving (credits to Guardians of Hong Kong)
Pope Francis celebrates mass with young people 3of3
Pope Francis celebrates mass with young people 2of3
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