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Press release says: “During the cordial discussions, both Parties expressed their satisfaction at the development of bilateral relations, further strengthened by the protocol of understanding signed today regarding the collaboration between the “Bambino Gesù” Paediatric Hospital and the paediatric hospitals of the Russian Federation.”

| 04/07/2019
| VATICAN

The compound has been a World Heritage site since 2012. An Italian company began the restoration work in September 2013. Thanks to scrupulous restoration work, the mosaics of the transepts shine again.

| 04/07/2019
| HOLY LAND

The Australian OceanaGold Corp. is "responsible for the displacement of hundreds of families". NGOs and civil committees denounce "polluted water and air, deforestation and damage to agriculture". The possibility of renewing the company license is being examined by the government. Activist: "Fighting foreign mining companies is a gigantic undertaking. We know this will be a struggle."

| 04/07/2019
| PHILIPPINES

Alek Sigley, who went missing a week ago, is now in China before travelling to Japan. Intervention by Swedish diplomats proved decisive. For Pyongyang, "Washington is obsessed with sanctions" and "undermines the peaceful atmosphere" on the Korean Peninsula.

| 04/07/2019
| NORTH KOREA – AUSTRALIA

The British government warns of a possible repression of the population of the Territory, and the Chinese ambassador reacts with fury. Called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The tension in the former colony is still high.

 

 

| 04/07/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA - GB
by Nirmala Carvalho

More than 432 Hindus became Buddhist at a public ceremony. Anti-conversion laws exist in seven Indian states. For Sajan K George, anti-Christian propaganda continues.

 

| 04/07/2019
| INDIA
by Sumon Corraya

Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Muslims have fled Myanmar. Half of the refugees are under 18. About 98 per cent of young people do not have a job and get involved in illegal activities.

 

| 04/07/2019
| BANGLADESH

An avalanche of mud swept away the 80-year-olds house in Soo.  Local governments in southwestern Japan have ordered over 1.1 million residents to evacuate their homes.  The disturbance could shift and hit the eastern part of the archipelago.

 

 

| 04/07/2019
| JAPAN

Since yesterday until April 2020, 23 works by 21 artists have been exhibited.  The exhibition has already touched New York and that after Rome and Vatican City, it will go to various capitals of Asia, including Tokyo.  Ambassador Matthew Lee: "The Culture of Ecounter "strongly promoted by Pope Francis was one of the major sources of inspiration in organizing this exhibition".  Card. Ravasi: The light of God and the interior light of the artist.

 

 

| 04/07/2019
| TAIWAN - VATICAN

The declaration of the Iranian president unleashes the fury of his American counterpart.  Tehran's oil exports and the banking sector are on their knees.  The limit of 300 kg of low-enriched uranium reserves has been exceeded: it is the first official violation of the nuclear agreement signed in 2015.

 

 

| 04/07/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES
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by Wang Zhicheng
The tabloid linked to the People's Daily cites Archbishop Sachez Sorondo, Mgr Zhan Silu and Francesco Sisci who back the renewal of the provisional agreement, but fails to mention any supporter in the Party. For a Vatican official, this agreement ...
| 07/08/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Pierre Balanian
Ali Msheik's wife has been waiting for three days in front of the place where he worked as a longshoreman to have news about his fate. Eliane, an artist, asks Christians and Muslims to pray for her son, a dentist, who is in intensive care. Young ...
| 07/08/2020
| LEBANON
 
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith rectifies some ambiguous formulas, seemingly more democratic and less clerical. Sacramental action takes place in the name of Christ “who acts in his Church”. The ministry is not the “exercise ...
| 06/08/2020
| VATICAN
 
The blast damaged Caritas headquarters. The charity is “ready to hand out aid,” said Fr Paul Karam, who stresses that “psychological support" to victims’ families is also fundamental. Some 200 employees and volunteers divided ...
| 05/08/2020
| LEBANON
 
by Pierre Balanian
The toll from yesterday’s blasts now stands at 100 dead and more than 4,000 injured, but many people are still missing under collapsed buildings. Some ships in Beirut harbour have dead and injured on board. Hospitals are full, whilst medicine warehouses ...
| 05/08/2020
| LEBANON
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
A private US company, Recorded Future, detected the espionage operation against the mail servers of the Vatican Secretariat of State, the Diocese of Hong Kong, and the Holy See’s Study Mission in Hong Kong, which acts as a quasi-nunciature. PIME’s ...
| 29/07/2020
| VATICAN – CHINA
 
A few months before the expiration of the Provisional Agreement on appointing new bishops, lay people, priests and bishops wonder about the effects it has had on the life of Christian communities in China. The Vatican is hoping to renew the agreement; ...
| 16/07/2020
| CHINA – VATICAN
 
by Wang Zhicheng
The blackmail of the Jinzhou authorities: you can reopen the churches - after the pandemic - if you ban entry to minors. Mgr. Jia Zhiguo, 83, has been a bishop since 1980 and is responsible for a community of over 150,000 faithful, with a hundred priests ...
| 10/07/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
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