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The prelate urges Chaldean bishops and priests to act this way as the gather for their annual retreat in Ankawa from 8 to 12 July. The task, he warns, is not a source of "dignity and prestige". In his view, it is necessary to operate through “love, service and being a giver,” and revive the missionary commitment “spiritually, socially and ecclesiastically”.

| 09/07/2019
| IRAQ
by Melani Manel Perera

The National Peoples’ Movement was created in December 2018 to, among other things, fight corruption, develop inter-religious harmony, and increase women’s representation. The group wants “give the country a real leadership,” says priest.

| 09/07/2019
| SRI LANKA

A group of professors and experts, members of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ask the executive to think about new and more incisive reforms: "We need transparency, freedom of speech and worship.  This will reduce the tensions that also affect international markets ".

 

 

| 09/07/2019
| CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The exarchy of European Russians was born because of emigration to the Old Continent after the 1917 revolution. Moscow claims the return of these Churches under its authority, even if the jurisdiction was entrusted to Constantinople.

 

 

| 09/07/2019
| RUSSIA - EUROPE

Sunny Waqas is studying health sciences at a high school in Bahawalnagar. A few days before his arrest he had had an argument with a Muslim neighbour. The mother says that her son has “many Muslim friends”, that “He can never do anything to hurt the feelings of anyone.”

| 09/07/2019
| PAKISTAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Baiq Nuril Maknun, 38, has become the face of the #MeToo movement in Indonesia. Next week, she will start to serve a six-month prison sentence and will have to pay a fine of 500 million Indonesian rupiahs. The Supreme Court confirmed her conviction for recording and making public the sexual harassment by the headmaster of her school.

| 09/07/2019
| INDONESIA

In Doha, representatives of the Kabul government, members of civil society, women's rights activists and Taliban leaders meet.  The target of "zero" civiliian victims;  protect public institutions such as schools;  respect women's rights as is the Islamic tradition.

 

 

| 09/07/2019
| AFGHANISTAN - QATAR

According to the leader, the work of her own government was a "total failure".  But the bill "can be resubmitted to the Legislative Council within three months".  The protesters demand its definitive withdrawal.  Joshua Wong, leader of the protests: "Lam uses word games to lie to the people of Hong Kong".

 

| 09/07/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

The Islamic Republic ready to restore the centrifuges deactivated under the Jcpoa.  The head of the Pasdaran states: we do not want nuclear weapons, they are against Islam.  For Washington, the maximum pressure policy "is working".  The Iranian volleyball team is held for hours a Chicago airport.

 

 

| 09/07/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES
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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
 
by Marian Demir
Since yesterday, pro-Erdogan Turkish media are reporting that the Council of State has already "unanimously" decided to transform the Christian basilica into a mosque. But the legal reasons for the "right of the sword" are not "Islamic". Pro-Kurdish ...
| 10/07/2020
| TURKEY
 
National security law “threatens to undermine freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and academic freedom. Freedom of religion and belief is also under threat. According to many reports, freedom of religion and belief ...
| 06/07/2020
| ASIA - HONG KONG
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