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Zainab was seven years old and lived near Lahore. The Government of Punjab is offering a reward of US$ 90,000 to anyone who can help police find the murderer. Yesterday two more children were killed in the province, triggering two parallel investigations. The entertainment industry and the sports world have denounced the "violated rights of minors".

| 12/01/2018
| PAKISTAN
by Nguyen Van

The Provincial People's Committee calls for the transfer of the father superior for his protests against land grabs at the expense of the monastery. The authorities have long sought to seize 110 hectares of protected forest and eradicate religious practice. The compound has been attacked by thugs to frighten Catholics and convince them to leave the area.

| 12/01/2018
| VIETNAM
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Dmitry Kiselyov, one of the most influential journalists on state TV, interviewed the Orthodox patriarch of Moscow. During the tête-à-tête, the latter defended civilisation from moral degradation, issuing dire warnings against the digital economy and credit cards. About 2,5 million believers participated in the Orthodox Christmas (out of 145 million Russians).

| 12/01/2018
| RUSSIA

The charges against them include using offensive language against Hindu gods. Among Evangelicals, other religions are often seen in totally negative terms.

| 12/01/2018
| INDIA – NEPAL

The testimonies of Sister Azezet and Fr. Rafic, close to refugees at risk of expulsion. Many of them suffered torture and sexual violence in the Sinai. Give them hope. The phenomenon of refugees creates misunderstandings and racism; the need to look at the person.

| 12/01/2018
| ISRAEL
by Mathias Hariyadi

Sister Bernadette Saragih helps young women acquire an education and qualifications. The latest initiative of St Angela orphanage is a theatrical piece in Jakarta, a project made possible by the contribution and participation of numerous Catholics.

| 12/01/2018
| INDONESIA
by Melani Manel Perera

Rev Priyantha Wijegoonewardene is the 27th general secretary of the association that translates, publishes and distributes Bibles. He served the council of the Baptist Churches. Spreading the word of God to the ends of the earth is one of the latter’s objectives.

| 12/01/2018
| SRI LANKA

It takes courage to "get to the Lord" and courage to "challenge the Lord" like the leper who said to Jesus: "If you want you can heal me". "The Lord has told us: 'Ask and it will be given to you’. We also take this Word and we trust, but always with faith and putting ourselves at stake. This is the courage that Christian prayer has. If a prayer is not courageous it is not Christian".

| 12/01/2018
| VATICAN

An eight-year-old boy travels almost 5 km every morning to go to school in the cold Yunnan. He is just one of over 60 million "children left behind" by parents who have migrated to the city to find work. Wang's story has moved China.

| 12/01/2018
| CHINA

London, Paris and Berlin are working to preserve an pact essential for international security. The JCPO must be maintained, while imposing new "red lines" on the Islamic Republic. But the unpredictability of the US president weighs on efforts. White House decision on the extension of the terms expected today.

| 12/01/2018
| IRAN - EU - USA

The place of worship was built with the contribution of about 60 thousand faithful and had cost 7 million yuan. The demolition took place using dynamite and bulldozers. Unofficial and official churches suffer the same fate.

| 12/01/2018
| CHINA
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