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Meeting the members of the Don Gnocchi Foundation, Francis says that "The suffering of our brothers demands to be shared, demands for attitudes and initiatives of compassion. It is a matter of “suffering with”, pitying like Jesus who, out of love for man, became man Himself in order to be able to share fully, in a very real way ".

 

 

| 31/10/2019
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

Rev Bryan Nerren was taken into custody in Siliguri and his passport seized. He is the founder of Asian Children’s Education Fellowship, an NGO that has taught catechists in India and Nepal for 17 years. In 2015, the group raised thousands of dollars for the victims of the earthquake that devastated the Himalayan country.

| 31/10/2019
| INDIA
by Melani Manel Perera

On 21 April, 263 people were killed. Many wounded are still being treated. A woman who had a bullet go through her thigh tells her story, says her mother’s prayers saved her.

| 31/10/2019
| SRI LANKA

“It is precisely he who was sent by the Father to save us, and he did it with love, giving his life for me. There is no greater love than to give than one's life for another; for example, a mother’s love, a mother who gives her life for her child, always accompanying him or her in life, in hard times and this is still minor. . . It is a love close to us; the love of Jesus is not an abstract love; it is a me-to-you love, me-to-you, each of us, with name and surname.”

| 31/10/2019
| VATICAN

The appeal to the Churches of the world to support their resistance with prayer. The ruthless implementation of the new regulations on religious activities. The influence of the Sino-Vatican agreement. Churches closed and priests driven out of Jiangxi and Fujian.

| 31/10/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN

The number of victims of people smuggling is growing. Every year, thousands of illegal immigrants try to enter the United Kingdom through European ports. Stories and pictures of those who died in Essex are leading investigators down a trail that leads to France.

| 31/10/2019
| EUROPE – ASIA
by NAT da Polis

Greek Archbishop Ieronymos signed the "reconciliation” letter. The latter follows the concelebration of the liturgical service by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos himself on 20 October in Thessaloniki, when Metropolitan Epiphanius was mentioned for the first time as head of the Ukrainian autocephalous Church.

| 31/10/2019
| GREECE – UKRAINE – TURKEY

The passengers' bodies are unrecognizable. The fire broke out due to the explosion of some gas cylinders used by commuters to cook breakfast. The train is of the "Tezgam" line, one of the most obsolete in the country.

| 31/10/2019
| PAKISTAN

The Ministry for Industry and Information Technology made the announcement today. China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom are ready to offer the service to the major cities of the country. A race against time in competition with South Korea and the United States.

| 31/10/2019
| CHINA

A World Heritage Site since 2000, the flames destroyed seven wooden buildings. The original castle dates back to the mid-1400s. The main halls of the complex were not equipped with automatic fire extinguishing systems. The government "will do its best to rebuild it".

| 31/10/2019
| JAPAN

International activists and NGOs accuse the Ankara military and their allies. Local sources speak of "serious violations and war crimes", including summary executions and attacks. Militiamen expropriate Christian lands and collect crops. Ras al-Ayn Christians victims like the Kurds in Afrin.

| 31/10/2019
| SYRIA - TURKEY
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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
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| 18/11/2020
| BELARUS - RUSSIA
 
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| 17/11/2020
| BRUNEI-VATICAN
 
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| 17/11/2020
| LEBANON – ARMENIA – FRANCE
 
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| 16/11/2020
| INDONESIA
 
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| 11/11/2020
| VATICAN
 
The center hosts 76,000 refugees who have fled Syria due to the war. The international NGO has opened a center for the treatment of mild or moderate cases, with 30 beds available. Physical distancing and compliance with hygiene standards difficult. The ...
| 07/11/2020
| JORDAN - SYRIA
 
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| 06/11/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
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