With not enough parishes and churches, the Church built 22 missionary points between 2016 and 2019, aiming for 50. These places play a central role in evangelisation. There were no Catholics in An Thi Đông and Doi Lầu; now there are now vibrant communities. The local Church renews its commitment for the extraordinary missionary Month.
For the first time in the history of France’s Muslim community, two women imams led a prayer in Paris on 14 September. For a young Muslim intellectual, "it is necessary for Muslims living in the West to take advantage of this context of tolerance, social and cultural change and rationality to update their religious practice”.
"Martyrs are those men and women who are faithful to the mild force of love, to the voice of the Holy Spirit, who in everyday life seek to help the brothers and to love God without reserve; they teach us that, with the power of love, with meekness, we can fight against arrogance, violence, war and peace can be achieved with patience".
The island nation’s south-west and east are the most affected areas. About a hundred millimetres of rain have fallen in the past few days, but twice as much is expected over the next couple of days. The ongoing bad weather is atypical.
35 years after John Paul II's visit, Francis will be the second pontiff to visit the country. On May 16, 2018, the meeting at the Vatican with a delegation of 50 Buddhist monks laid the foundation for the journey. PIME Priest Fr. Daniele Mazza: "The pontiff comes as a father who visits his children".
Iraq’s prime minister approves a new development plan during a five-day visit to China. Mahdi says Iraq is "grateful" for China’s "valuable support" in the country’s reconstruction. Xi Jinping praises the "China-Iraq strategic partnership". In 2018 bilateral trade topped US$ 30 billion. A Chinese library is set to open at Baghdad University.
The ecological activist, along with 15 other children, denounced five countries for not being active against global warming. In 2018, China increased the construction of coal-fired power plants, with projects extending to 2030. Of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, seven are Indian.
Her name is Samra Bibi. In their report, the police deliberately wrote that she is 15 or 16 years old, above the legal age for marriage. Her father says that the Muslim man who kidnapped her "had long set his sights on Christian girls”.
Daxing International Airport, 46 km south of the capital's center, has eight runways and is expected to be fully operational in 2025, with 72 million passengers a year. The ceremony takes place a few days after the start of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the birth of the People's Republic of China. It cost 120 billion yuan (15 billion euros).
The 5.8 magnitude quake caused 25 confirmed victims and over 400 wounded, many of them in serious condition. Streets and buildings collapsed. A father recounts: "It all came down. The children cried, the old people prayed".
The bomb exploded this morning as agents passed through the southern Turkish province. The wounded would not be in serious condition. At the moment there are still no official claims for the attack. The Turkish magistrates issue a new arrest warrant for Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas.