For the Saudi Foreign Ministry, an unauthorised team is responsible for the journalist’s death. The latter was a serious mistake but the royal family is not involved. Tomorrow, Erdogan’s ultimatum expires. The Turkish president threatens to make public evidence about the murder. Saudi king Salman and Crown Prince Muhammed called the journalist’s family on the phone.
Today is the feast day of Pope Wojtyła who began his Petrine Ministry on 22 October 1978.
In 60 years of mission, he played a crucial role in the fight against poverty and in promoting education, healthcare and socio-economic development. In 1971, during the Bangladesh’s War of Liberation, the Xaverian priest provided medical assistance to freedom fighters. For the services rendered to the nation, he received various honours.
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty commits only Washington and Moscow and leaves Beijing with the possibility of developing new weapons. US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s visit to Moscow offers little hope.
Francis, receiving the Passionists, said that "the strength and simplicity of your message, which is the love of God revealed on the Cross can still speak to today's society that has learned not to trust words alone and to be convinced only by facts ".
As part of a vast operation, police have detained a thousand people. Alleged Nigerian and Ugandan "romance scammers" are the main target. Human rights groups warn that refugees and asylum seekers are being arrested.
A malfunctioning power system is the probable cause of the disaster. The train, very popular among tourists, runs along the island’s east coast. Tsai Ing-en pledges action. Mainland authorities extend their condolences.
At the Youth Synod the Maronite Patriarch re-launches the commitment to safeguarding the presence in the region. Christians represent "the cultural base". Maintaining the identity of Eastern Christians in the West and in the diaspora countries. Avoid ghettoization and indifference to the theme of ecclesial belonging.
The great Ukrainian intellectual explains the reasons that push his people to demand independence from the patriarchate of Moscow. In Russia, state pressures and the exploitation of the Church are the order of the day. An independent Church would be a very important step towards the liberation of Ukraine from its Soviet past. But the problem is above all a spiritual one.
Chinese social networks are a buzz with rumors of a possible war between the two world giants. Many, blinded by nationalism, push China to counter the US in the South China Sea. And even Xi Jinping's think tanks are pushing for war, extolling a possible victory. For the great dissident in exile, the result of a confrontation would be the defeat of China and the end of the communist dictatorship in the country. But with much suffering for the Chinese people.
Zheng Xiaosong, 59, jumped from the top story of his residence. For the government "he suffered from depression". In recent years, due to the anti-corruption campaign, many Chinese bureaucrats have committed suicide. Tomorrow he was due to take part in the inauguration of the new mega-bridge between Zhuhai, Macao and Hong Kong.