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by Nirmala Carvalho

For Archbishop Machado, the demolition was an act of religious intolerance. The local parish had not applied to use public land. However, Hindu temples in the same locations have been left intact. This is the fourth time in the last six months that crosses have been pulled down in the Indian state. Catholics plan to take legal action.

| 29/09/2020
| INDIA
by Pierre Balanian

In addition to Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan also support Azerbaijan against "Armenian aggression". For the second consecutive day, the Armenian inhabitants of Stepanakert spent the night in the basement. Armenia and Azerbaijan blame each other for starting the attacks. Social media full of racial slurs and religious warfare.

| 29/09/2020
| ARMENIA-AZERBAIJIAN
by Paul N. Hung

Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Năng: “I want to urge you to always remember your purpose, your goals and your desires when you came to the city. In particular, you should join the Catholic associations and parishes in which you live, where you will have the opportunity to support each other, help each other and keep the faith. "

| 29/09/2020
| VIETNAM
by Marian Demir

Fr Sefer Bileçen insists that he simply gave food to people who asked for it, not knowing that they belonged to the PKK. The court decided to ban journalists from the next court hearing.

| 29/09/2020
| TURKEY

Myanmar patrol operations worry Bangladesh, which responded by deploying more forces. The fear is that a new exodus of Rohingya refugees could be triggered. Prime Minister Hasina raised the issue at the UN, asking for the intervention of the international community.

| 29/09/2020
| MYANMAR – BANGLADESH

In “a time that obliges us to social distance due to the pandemic, communication can make possible the closeness that is necessary to recognize what is essential, and to understand truly the meaning of things.”

 

| 29/09/2020
| VATICAN

Thanks to the skilful handling of the pandemic, Taipei has become a reliable and expanding market. Europeans are interested in its burgeoning technology and renewables sectors. Investments in the island grew by 10.6 per cent this year. The French and Germans are leading the way. Diplomatic slap falls on China (with the help of the EU).

| 29/09/2020
| EUROPEAN UNION – TAIWAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The newly appointed Orthodox metropolitan proposes a three-day fast, invoking the Mother of God and the Belarusian martyrs as witnesses to "restore order" to the country. The "popular" inauguration of Tikhanovskaja, with over 100 thousand demonstrators. The Omon, soldiers in riot gear, repress the demonstrators. The traffic police refuse to participate in the crackdowns.

| 29/09/2020
| BELARUS - RUSSIA

This year the snow fell 24 days earlier than in 2019 and two days earlier than the average. Many Japanese Shinto and Buddhists make pilgrimages to the mountain in search of a communion with silence and with nature.

| 29/09/2020
| JAPAN

The activist on hunger strike since 11 August to raise awareness of the risks for detainees in time of the new coronavirus pandemic. On 19 September she ended up in hospital for heart problems. Four days later she was returned to her cell. The appeal of NGOs and activists for her release and adequate medical care. She is serving of 38 and a half years in prison and 148 lashes.

| 29/09/2020
| IRAN

It will outline the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), and a medium-term strategy renamed “Vision 2035”. Xi Jinping focuses on the growth in domestic consumption to combat the effects of the pandemic and US pressures. The economic picture remains uncertain. Greater powers expected for the party general secretary.

| 29/09/2020
| CHINA
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| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
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| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
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| 13/10/2020
| SYRIA - VATICAN
 
by Vincenzo Guo Xijin
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| 05/10/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
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| 05/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
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| 04/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
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| 03/10/2020
| VATICAN – CHINA
 
by Ati Nurbaiti
People trying to stop expropriations approved by the authorities for plantations, ports and other maritime structures endure intimidation and arrests. The Church is helping victims. Offers of compensation for seized land is pitiful. The authorities are ...
| 03/10/2020
| INDONESIA
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