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Mgr Allwyn D'Silva, chairman of Prison Ministry India and auxiliary bishop of Mumbai, issued a Message for tomorrow’s Prison Mission day. About 11 million people are in prison around the world, 419,623 in India. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of the prison mission.

| 10/08/2019
| INDIA

The new statutes of the Institute for the Works of Religion will be valid for two years ad experimentum. Changes were necessary to adapt them to the needs of the times and use the collaboration and responsibility of experienced lay Catholics.

| 10/08/2019
| VATICAN

Two missiles were launched from Hamhung at dawn this morning. South Korea’s Office of the President urged North Korea to stop testing that can “heighten military tensions" on the Korean Peninsula. Donald Trump doesn't seem worried; he received a "beautiful letter" from Kim Jong-un.

| 10/08/2019
| KOREA - UNITED STATES

US concern is centred on Haifa Port, which will be run by Chinese interests in 2021. In 2018, Beijing has promised US$ 23 billion in loans and aid to Mideast countries and plans to invest another 28 in infrastructure. The Pentagon warns that the region’s countries risk falling into Beijing's orbit.

| 10/08/2019
| ISRAEL – CHINA – UNITED STATES

For the veteran political commentator and journalist, Xi Jinping is too eager to "look good" before the world and cannot “lose face” before the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Organised crime groups and the Chinese police are working together. Riot police from Guangdong have been incorporated within Hong Kong police. The awakening of civil society and religious communities in China is pushing the regime towards repression, but its days are numbered.

| 10/08/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA

Leading a frugal life since she was 18, she ate only food at discount prices and never bought new clothing. She also was scavenged for junk furniture, saving enough money to buy three flats.

| 10/08/2019
| JAPAN
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by Wang Zhicheng
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| 23/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Stefano Caprio
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| 23/09/2020
| RUSSIA
 
by Nirmala Carvalho
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| 22/09/2020
| INDIA
 
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| 22/09/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
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| 17/09/2020
| BELARUS - VATICAN - RUSSIA
 
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| 16/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
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| 15/09/2020
| IRAQ -TURKEY
 
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| 15/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
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