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During his lifetime, he was a journalist, a politician and an activist. In his youth, he was a member of the Irgun paramilitary group for three years, dropping out because of the latter’s anti-Arab policy. The war of 1948 convinced him of the need for a Palestinian state. For some, he was a brilliant mind, but for others he betrayed Israel.

| 20/08/2018
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE

The trade war with the United States is likely to affect other nations. The drop in the Indian and Indonesian currencies is worrying. The Turkish situation is the result of a series of global factors. Support from Qatar, Russia, China (and the EU) might not be enough.

| 20/08/2018
| TURKEY – ASIA
by John Barwa*

The archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar calls on the faithful to take part in the solemn Mass on 25 August. Christians "have no enmity towards anyone" but their fight for justice continues. The local Church is always "close to the victims".

| 20/08/2018
| INDIA

Letter "to the Holy People of God" on the conclusions of the PA Grand Jury report. "To acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. ". Overcome all forms of clericalism. It, "favored by both priests themselves and lay people, generates a division into the ecclesial body that foments and helps to perpetuate many of the evils we are denouncing today".

| 20/08/2018
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

Brian and Ninette Lobo play an important role in pastoral outreach in the Archdiocese of Mumbai. She heads the local Commission for Human Life. Catholics should put Christian values ​​into practice in the family, at work, in everyday life. The challenges of the modern world include abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage, and the role of women. “[O]nly when we exercise our faith and translate it into actionable works of God do we become an extension of Christ and his love for us.”

| 20/08/2018
| INDIA
by Mathias Hariyadi

Many people hope the sporting event will heal the wounds caused by Islamism. The two Koreas walk together whilst their ambassadors shake hands. The video showing President Widodo entering the stadium on a motorbike is a hit with the public. The day before, the country celebrated its independence amid nationalist feelings and controversy.

| 20/08/2018
| INDONESIA
by Aurelio Porfiri

The five-year plan for the sinicization of sacred art and music is likely to result in non-Catholic cultural artwork. The antagonism between "Chinese" and "Western" is to great. Card. José da Costa Nunes, former bishop of Macao maintains that Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic art is universal, not Western. No Pope mentioned in the document. A comment by the composer Aurelio Porfiri.

| 20/08/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN

89 South Koreans departed this morning. Most are over 80 years old. Many can only bring the memory of a beloved deceased to relatives. The first meeting today at 3 pm. In all, they will have 11 hours together. Since the meetings have begun, most of the people who have applied in South Korea have died without having the opportunity to embrace their families.

| 20/08/2018
| KOREA

The annual pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, began yesterday. Maximum security alert, but there are no particular fears of attacks. Riyadh has allocated 30,000 health workers and alerted 25 hospitals to respond to emergencies. Doha accuses: the Saudi government has blocked the participation of the faithful of Qatar.

| 20/08/2018
| SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Yesterday greetings to young Ukrainians. On August 8th a meeting with other young Ukrainians and Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin. The ideal of peace and the search for support on the Crimea and on the fate of the director Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for about 80 days. The solidarity of the Greek Catholics in Ukraine, USA and Canada.

| 20/08/2018
| UKRAINE-VATICAN

The death toll of the flood victims reached 370 confirmed deaths. More than 724 thousand people are displaced in makeshift camps. The authorities reopen commercial flights at Kochi airport; six health inspectors located in each municipality to prevent the spread of diseases.

| 20/08/2018
| INDIA
by Mathias Hariyadi

Seismologists recorded a series of tremors, starting before midday and throughout the day yesterday, the strongest just before midnight. The epicentre was 30 kilometres northeast of East Lombok, at a depth of 10 kilometres. A convent in Mataram serves as a base camp for rescuers and volunteers.

| 20/08/2018
| INDONESIA
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by Bernardo Cervellera
Beijing is implementing total control over the Church and religious communities. For some Chinese priests there is a re-edition of the Cultural Revolution. But in reality China is implementing a project that dates back to the 1980s: the Chinese Church ...
| 12/09/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
At the general audience, Francis retraced his journey to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. Before leaving and on the way back, the visit to the Our Lady, Salus populi romani "for her to accompany me". "With Our Lady I travel safely".
| 11/09/2019
| VATICAN
 
Peace, xenophobia, interfaith dialogue and globalisation are some of the issues Francis spoke about during a press conference on the flight home from Madagascar.  
| 11/09/2019
| VATICAN
 
by Thomas D’Souza*
Today is the liturgical memory of the woman who dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. Pope Francis elected her patron saint of voluntary work. A solemn mass celebrated in the Generalate of the Missionaries of Charity. Monsignor D’Souza: ...
| 05/09/2019
| INDIA
 
PIME’s regional superior was consecrated bishop of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Some 8,000 people attended the ceremony. The diocese had been waiting for a pastor for eight years. The new prelate has set his goals for 2020-2022. The first one is ...
| 04/09/2019
| INDIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
A document released by the Fujian authorities requires parish priests and religious personnel to ban minors from church and education; to refuse relations with foreign Catholics; to curb any momentum of evangelization. Meanwhile, the "Global Times" celebrates ...
| 25/06/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
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