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by Shafique Khokhar

Sentenced to death in 2002, Wajih ul Hassan saw his conviction upheld later by the Lahore High Court. “Who will return him 18 long years of his life?” asks one observer, an educator. “Will society and state rethink the blasphemy law? The answer is NO.” For this reason, “we feel for Mr Wajih’s family and beg forgiveness from them”.

 

| 27/09/2019
| PAKISTAN

Security measures and checks have been stepped up in iconic places, like Tahrir Square. Exiled magnate Aly calls on Egyptians to rise and take part in a “million-man march”. About 1,900 people have been detained according to rights groups, a figure refuted by the Prosecutor’s Office. For the president, some media are fuelling "lies and defamation”.

| 27/09/2019
| EGYPT

"New problems require new solutions. Respect for principles and tradition must always be experienced in a form of creative fidelity, not rigid imitation or obsolete reductionism".

 

| 27/09/2019
| VATICAN
by Sumon Corraya

Joynal Hasan spoke about his conversion, which happened after watching by chance a movie on Easter Sunday. The Christian is getting death threats for his faith and was badly beaten in the past. For him, "Persecution makes my faith burn, which becomes even purer.”

| 27/09/2019
| BANGLADESH

The three countries held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the current UN General Assembly. Since 2017, China has officially mediated between Myanmar and Bangladesh. For China, Myanmar is a key part of its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.

| 27/09/2019
| MYANMAR – BANGLADESH – CHINA

Sr. Concilia remained in prison for 15 months. She had been arrested after the alleged sale of minors in the orphanage she managed. Msgr. Mascarenhas: "May God bless those who have been on the side of the sisters of Mother Teresa in these months with prayers and encouragement".

| 27/09/2019
| INDIA
by Paul Wang

A meeting between the head of the executive and 130 members of the public was held last night at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. Carrie Lam admitted to many responsibilities, but did not respond to the "five demands" that the movement continues to make, first of all an independent investigation into police violence. A weekend of protests is being prepared.

 

 

 

| 27/09/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

This morning the vessel left the port of Bandar Abbas where it had been kept since July. The ship is bound for Port Rashid, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Iranian government spokesman:a "friendly approach" created conditions for "the release of the ship".

 

| 27/09/2019
| IRAN - UNITED KINGDOM

This year 16 children contracted the virus that affects the spinal cord. The militants accused health workers of being in the pay of Western democracies, with the aim of sterilizing Muslim children.

 

| 27/09/2019
| AFGHANISTAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

The 6.5 quake occurred at 9.15 pm yesterday, forcing residents to flee to higher ground. The Central Maluku regency recorded the highest number of deaths (14). Six people died in Ambon, four in West Seram regency. At least 235 aftershocks have been recorded.

| 27/09/2019
| INDONESIA

First time China "conquers" first place in the annual Japanese defense report and pushes North Korea into third position. Russia is fourth. Over the past seven years, Tokyo has increased military spending to counter military progress in Beijing and Pyongyang.

 

| 27/09/2019
| JAPAN - CHINA
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by Bernardo Cervellera
The Holy See and Beijing have announced the extension of the agreement for another two years. China’s apparent dissatisfaction at continued relations with Taiwan. The Vatican is content with the fruits: no illegitimate bishops. But there are no ...
| 22/10/2020
| VATICAN - CHINA
 
It has "great ecclesial and pastoral value". An Osservatore Romano article states “there is a need to recognise that there are situations of great suffering. The Holy See is deeply aware of this, takes it into account and does not fail to draw ...
| 22/10/2020
| VATICAN - CHINA
 
Catholics number 1.328.993.000, 17.73 % of the global population. Archbishop Rugambwa: "The mission touches and transforms all sectors and areas of life in order to save humanity and creation". Msgr. Dal Toso: the fund to help local Churches cope with ...
| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
“Leaving” one's culture and one's country is possible only if one is rich in faith in Jesus Christ. This makes the difference. For many, the pandemic has meant closure, isolation, fear of contagion, disinterest, depression, nihilism. ...
| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
For Msgr. Abou Khazen the document is an act in defence of a people "wounded and attacked by thieves on the way to Jericho". Syria is also waiting for a Good Samaritan "to save us". But the West in recent years has betrayed hopes. A text "to be explored ...
| 13/10/2020
| SYRIA - VATICAN
 
by Vincenzo Guo Xijin
The speech given by the bishop of Mindong announcing his resignation from all public office, retiring to a life of prayer. Now the diocese is entrusted to Msgr. Zhan Silu, known to be very ambitious.
| 05/10/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
The pontiff's attempt is to push everyone towards universal fraternity. The pivot is the image of the Good Samaritan, which affects many Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. The "dream" and the proposals on the UN, foreign debt, the universal destination ...
| 05/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
“Fratelli Tutti”, Pope Francis' social encyclical, was released today. In it, the pontiff advocates overcoming the dominant profit-driven market model. Human rights know no boundaries. He says no to war and the death penalty, warns against ...
| 04/10/2020
| VATICAN
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