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