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by Nirmala Carvalho

The victims were beaten, had their heads shaved, and were forced to sing Jai Shri Ram (Victory to Lord Ram). The attackers came from neighbouring villages. Police arrested four people, and are still looking for another ten. For Christian activist, extremist groups attack using false accusations and spurious evidence, favoured by radical local administrations.

| 28/09/2020
| INDIA
by Biju Veticad

Sister William Parmar, a member of the Carmelites of Charity of Vedruna, received the recognition for her work with the National Service Scheme. Her projects include public toilets, sewage canals, and waste treatment plants. Her work is inspired by the motto "Not me, but you".

| 28/09/2020
| INDIA

EU Council president tells UN that the EU has major differences with China over key values like democracy, human rights and the rule of law, which are the EU’s "compass" for action. He calls on Beijing to respect the rights of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Without an agreement on investments, the Europeans will not follow up on the strategic agenda with the Chinese. No split exists between the EU and the US.

| 28/09/2020
| UNITED NATIONS – EUROPEAN UNION – CHINA
by Melani Manel Perera

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lankan returnees and migrant workers have been stranded, forced to face major socio-economic challenges. Circular migration characterises Sri Lankan labour markets, but the current pandemic has limited economic and travel opportunities for returnees and migrants temporarily stuck at home or abroad.

| 28/09/2020
| SRI LANKA

Since 2007 he has been a missionary in Mongolia. After working in a technical school in the capital, he is now working at a youth centre in Darkhan where the parish has 250 members, all local. Poverty is widespread, including among youth.

| 28/09/2020
| MONGOLIA
by Pierre Balanian

The news is confirmed by AsiaNews sources and by the Observatory for Human Rights in Syria. Ankara hired them for $ 1800 a month for three months. "It is a holy war of Muslims against Christians". Armenian Premier Nikol Pashinian: If the war in the Caucasus does not stop soon, it will destabilize world peace.

| 28/09/2020
| ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN
by Adrian Zenz

In Tibet, more than 500,000 "surplus" rural workers are indoctrinated in facilities similar to the Xinjiang internment centres. Buddhist farmers and shepherds are "trained" and moved to where labour is needed. The fight against poverty is used to extend social control. Maoist collectivisation is making a comeback.

| 28/09/2020
| CHINA
by Shafique Khokhar

The Archbishop organized a press conference which was also attended by religious leaders of different faiths. The Hindus of India are not ready to accept any minority and even the lower caste Hindus are not safe there. A commission should be organized which also includes the United Nations and the Pakistani consulate.

| 28/09/2020
| PAKISTAN

Houthi and government delegates, supported by the Saudis, signed the exchange of 1081 prisoners. At the end of the meeting an embrace between the parties. UN special envoy: rare event, such a large number happens "at the end of the war". The hope of a national truce.

| 28/09/2020
| YEMEN - UN

Domes and minarets demolished in the name of "sinicization". The destruction occurred in correspondence with the launch of the New regulations on religious activities.

| 28/09/2020
| CHINA

He is the sixth to decline the post, after pressure from the Chinese Communist Party authorities. Arrested for violating the territorial waters of the motherland. The Hong Kong executive refuses to intervene, as requested by the families. Permission for demonstration in support of detainees denied.

| 28/09/2020
| HONG KONG - CHINA
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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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