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“The Church has remained the only institution that preaches a commitment that last forever, for priests, consecrated life and marriage,” said Card Stella. This is “a great challenge and a tremendous inner need.”

 

| 24/10/2019
| VATICAN

The latest group arrived Tuesday morning in Rakhine State. According to Myanmar officials, only 168 male refugees and 290 females have returned this year. The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh blame each other for the process’s failure.

| 24/10/2019
| MYANMAR – BANGLADESH

Customs also foil attempt to bring in 100,000 dried seahorses. All these animals are used in traditional Chinese medicine.

| 24/10/2019
| CHINA
by Mathias Hariyadi

Archbishop Robertus Rubiyatmoko of Semarang meets 1,857 catechists to thank them for their commitment. The Archdiocese of Jakarta hosts the recitation of the rosary and a procession of the statue of the Virgin in the cathedral. Palembang Catholics trace the history of the Christian presence in Sumatra.

| 24/10/2019
| INDONESIA
by Oswald Gracias*

About 100,000 people attended his funeral with 65,000 taking the communion. A great intellectual, he was working on a new Indian missal. The Archbishop of Shillong died in a car accident in California on 11 October. “I have lost a friend,” writes Card Gracias.

| 24/10/2019
| INDIA
by Xiang Songzuo

According to the Renmin University professor, data on corporate profits and tax revenues are negative. GDP growth data make no sense. The mistrust of private entrepreneurs grows, long-term investments are down, and state debt is up because of state enterprises. An economic reform is urgent. Here are Xiao Songzuo’s thoughts, censored on Chinese media.

| 24/10/2019
| CHINA
by Kamran Chaudhry

Some 39 people died in the 24 September earthquake. The government is slow in handing out reconstruction funds. Caritas hands out aid in Mirpur district.

| 24/10/2019
| PAKISTAN
by Wang Zhicheng

The Plenum had not met for 20 months. According to observers, the delay is due to fears of criticism of Xi Jiping for the US war on duties and tensions in Hong Kong.

 

 

| 24/10/2019
| CHINA

The Lebanese religious leaders, with the exception of the Shiites, support the reasons for the protest. Government merit of having approved the budget on time recognized, but "clientelism, theft and corruption" still rampant. The invitation to maintain the "purity" of the popular movement and avoid violence. Muftì: "dangerous" turning point for the country.

| 24/10/2019
| LEBANON

Chaldean bishop of Aleppo says it is fundamental "to live the Christian faith, the Gospel" by remaining in the country. Respect for others, attention to the poor and true solidarity are the signs of mission. The "urgent" need of witnesses to the gratuitous love of God. Do not be afraid to "call to faith" those who are in search.

| 24/10/2019
| SYRIA - VATICAN

The verdict was issued by a court in Feni, south-east Bangladesh. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, broke the silence on the phenomenon of sexual abuse within religious schools. The condemned include the president of the madrassa, her killer.

 

 

| 24/10/2019
| BANGLADESH
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by Emanuele Scimia
Tensions between the two countries will remain, but managed by prioritizing diplomacy. Competition in trade, technology and security; collaboration on climate, Covid-19 and nuclear proliferation. The Taiwan problem. Critical observers: Biden will re-propose ...
| 26/11/2020
| USA-CHINA
 
A pastoral letter from the bishops. We ask "our two canonized ‘foreign’ missionary saints, Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod, to intercede for us so that our loving God will always abundantly bless our Church in the Philippines and all her ...
| 26/11/2020
| PHILIPPINES
 
by Wang Zhicheng
The new regulations require total separation between foreign and Chinese religious groups. They demand total submission to China's laws, regulations, and policies. Membership (names, visa, residence), materials (books, brochures, audio-visual), and ...
| 25/11/2020
| CHINA
 
by Fady Noun
The Middle East Council of Churches issued a statement in defence of the Christian population of Artsakh, who must be protected from possible abuse and reprisals, whilst ensuring their freedom of worship. The agreement reached does not guarantee a true ...
| 25/11/2020
| LEBANON – ARMENIA – AZERBAIJAN
 
by Nirmala Carvalho
The armed attack unleashed last night at 2 am and continued until morning. The Christians who had gathered since yesterday slept in a common tent and were attacked. The village is isolated and no one is allowed to enter. The police deny all violence. ...
| 25/11/2020
| INDIA
 
by Nirmala Carvalho
Bishop Machado: Violence against women and girls has become a chronic disease and a spiritual failure. Two days ago, two other 8 and 12-year-old girls were found dead with rape marks and eye injuries.
| 18/11/2020
| INDIA
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
Lukashenko stated this in an interview on the Tut.by website yesterday. Protests against fraud in presidential elections exceede 100 consecutive days. Police continue arrests even in private homes. New economic sanctions are on the way against Belarusian ...
| 18/11/2020
| BELARUS - RUSSIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
The new cardinal of Brunei describes his Church and the mission that characterizes it based on education, friendship, the dialogue of life with people of other faiths. "We must not forget that the people here in Asia are hungry for God."
| 17/11/2020
| BRUNEI-VATICAN
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