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by Vladimir Rozanskij

Following two days of meetings with Pope Francis, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is closer to the three objectives she has set for herself: a papal visit to Ukraine, the granting of the patriarchal state to the Uniate Church, and the beatification of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Church in the first half of the 20th century.

 

| 13/07/2019
| UKRAINE – VATICAN

The singer cancelled her show in protest against the violations of women’s and gay rights. Young fans and enthusiasts vent their anger online. Saudi Arabia’s hardline right calls it good news. For the authorities, the concert was contrary to the country’s "customs and values".

| 13/07/2019
| SAUDI ARABIA – ISLAM

The attack took place in Nangarhar, a stronghold of both the Islamic state and the Taliban, with the commander of a pro-government militia as the apparent target. This has derailed the road map for peace reached in Doha.

| 13/07/2019
| AFGHANISTAN

The launch of the Chandrayaan-2 probe is set for 15 July from the base of Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The mission will look for signs of water and fossil remains of the early solar system. The total cost is US$ 140 million. China spent US$ 8.4 billion in 2017.

| 13/07/2019
| INDIA

Environmental protection, poverty and youth are the main challenges for Mgr Mangalinao, who, in a few days, will celebrate the first year since his inauguration. In 2015, local Catholics numbered just over 560,000 or 56 per cent of the population. Thanks to the missionary work of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the diocese has 20 parishes and 12 schools.

| 13/07/2019
| PHILIPPINES
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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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