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by Nirmala Carvalho

The incident occurred overnight on Tuesday in St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Mandapeta. The statues were damaged by hammer blows. CCTV cameras show an unidentified suspect. In recent months, several places of worship, including Hindu temples, have been the target of vandals.

| 25/09/2020
| INDIA

According to ManpowerGroup, 23 per cent of Taiwanese companies are ready to hire new staff. Unemployment in the country is at 4 per cent compared to the 9.4 average in advanced economies. Its recovery is driven by the technology sector. The idea that governments must choose between public health and economy has been disproven.

| 25/09/2020
| TAIWAN

The dean of the Chaldean seminary remembers Fr Ragheed and Archbishop Rahho in relation to his ordination. He repeatedly tells his 15 students to heed Pope John Paul II’s motto “Do not be afraid!”. Instability and insecurity lead to flight. Parents fear that their sons will be killed if he becomes priests. He urges young people to follow “Christ's call”. This is the third and last part of the report on vocations in Iraq.

| 25/09/2020
| IRAQ

Francis speaks to the St Peter’s Circle charity association, urging them to “heart that knows how to 'see' the wounds of society and creative hands in industrious charity. These two elements are important so that a charitable action can always be fruitful ".

| 25/09/2020
| VATICAN

The prelate envisages possible changes to the executive branch but remains firm on the country’s neutrality and on equality between Christians and Muslims. The ‘Help devastated Beirut’ campaign continues.

| 25/09/2020
| LEBANON
by Kenneth Corbilla

The charity organisation of the Philippine Church has responded to the appeal of Caritas internationalis to help Lebanon following the blast that hit the Port of Beirut.

| 25/09/2020
| PHILIPPINES – LEBANON
by Wang Zhicheng

The former human rights lawyer, who became a video reporter, disappeared after two weeks in Wuhan, where he documented what was happening in the city: infections, deaths, collapsing hospitals, crematoria, etc. He is not the only journalist to have disappeared.

| 25/09/2020
| CHINA
by Adrian Zenz

In Tibet, pastoralists and “surplus” farmers are trained and indoctrinated in facilities similar to Xinjiang internment camps. Chinese authorities use the fight against poverty as mechanism of social control to fight "separatism" and stifle the Buddhist religion. Tibetan workers have also been "transferred" to other provinces.

| 25/09/2020
| CHINA

The agreement signed in Turkey, after days of negotiations mediated by the Ankara government. Presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled, as well as the presidency of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas leader: "Real consensus reached". The effects of the "Abraham Agreements" are also on the table.

| 25/09/2020
| PALESTINE - TURKEY
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Under the changes clergy who study aborad will be subjected to a control to "exclude extremist ideas". The new law is also criticized by Buddhists, Muslims, Jews and Protestants, who go abroad for their studies. There is a fear of a resurgence of state control over religions, as in the early 1990s of the last century. The opposition of Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals.

| 25/09/2020
| RUSSIA

The official of the Seoul Ministry of Fisheries was killed by the border forces of Pyongyang: for the Covid-19 emergency, they have orders to "shoot to kill" those who try to cross the border. The apology sent in a letter to the president of the South Moon Jae-in: a rare occurrence in the troubled history between the two countries still at war.

| 25/09/2020
| KOREA
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by Bernardo Cervellera
The Holy See and Beijing have announced the extension of the agreement for another two years. China’s apparent dissatisfaction at continued relations with Taiwan. The Vatican is content with the fruits: no illegitimate bishops. But there are no ...
| 22/10/2020
| VATICAN - CHINA
 
It has "great ecclesial and pastoral value". An Osservatore Romano article states “there is a need to recognise that there are situations of great suffering. The Holy See is deeply aware of this, takes it into account and does not fail to draw ...
| 22/10/2020
| VATICAN - CHINA
 
Catholics number 1.328.993.000, 17.73 % of the global population. Archbishop Rugambwa: "The mission touches and transforms all sectors and areas of life in order to save humanity and creation". Msgr. Dal Toso: the fund to help local Churches cope with ...
| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
“Leaving” one's culture and one's country is possible only if one is rich in faith in Jesus Christ. This makes the difference. For many, the pandemic has meant closure, isolation, fear of contagion, disinterest, depression, nihilism. ...
| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
For Msgr. Abou Khazen the document is an act in defence of a people "wounded and attacked by thieves on the way to Jericho". Syria is also waiting for a Good Samaritan "to save us". But the West in recent years has betrayed hopes. A text "to be explored ...
| 13/10/2020
| SYRIA - VATICAN
 
by Vincenzo Guo Xijin
The speech given by the bishop of Mindong announcing his resignation from all public office, retiring to a life of prayer. Now the diocese is entrusted to Msgr. Zhan Silu, known to be very ambitious.
| 05/10/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
The pontiff's attempt is to push everyone towards universal fraternity. The pivot is the image of the Good Samaritan, which affects many Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. The "dream" and the proposals on the UN, foreign debt, the universal destination ...
| 05/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
“Fratelli Tutti”, Pope Francis' social encyclical, was released today. In it, the pontiff advocates overcoming the dominant profit-driven market model. Human rights know no boundaries. He says no to war and the death penalty, warns against ...
| 04/10/2020
| VATICAN
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