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by Nirmala Carvalho

Hindu extremists beat up hospital staff. Arrested official was denied bail. This is another attack on Catholic institutions. Christians help those who attack and abuse them.

| 06/03/2020
| INDIA

The prelate urges daily prayers and offers recommendations in a letter to pastors and priests. The measures are temporary until Easter.

| 06/03/2020
| INDIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Papers removed the video from their online page, but it is still available on social media. Wuhan residents slam leaders’ phoney efficiency in handing out food and medicine to people forced to stay in their home. A video showing Pope Francis praying for China has also been posted on social media. This is not the first time the pope appears online.

 

| 06/03/2020
| CHINA – VATICAN
by di Ngoc Lan

Six people from Sôn Lôi came back from a business trip to Wuhan with the virus. They and their municipality were quarantined from 13 February to 4 March. Now the lockdown has been lifted.

| 06/03/2020
| VIETNAM

Francis' reflection will start from the experience of Jesus who was displaced and made a refugee together with his parents, to reiterate the importance of the Christological reason for Christian welcome.  The message will focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people, which today number over 41 million worldwide.

| 06/03/2020
| VATICAN

Losses for migrants are estimated at around US5 billion. Overtime will not make up the difference. Rural annual income average around US,665. The authorities use fake data on the reopening of activities. Reduced staff are forced to lie to government inspectors.

| 06/03/2020
| CHINA
by P. Joseph Bai

For nearly two months the faithful in China have been in isolation and cannot participate personally in the Sunday liturgy. In this period many priests and faithful are trying to carry out online catechesis, reading the bible through social media, on a mobile phone, etc. The urgency of moving from "rural" pastoral care to "urban" pastoral care.

| 06/03/2020
| CHINA
by Wei Jingsheng

Bringing workers back to factories will encourage the spread of the virus. The drama of the countryside, the hidden outbreak of the epidemic. Beijing covers the truth to restart production. Local leaders must choose whether to please their superiors or protect citizens. A reflection of the "father of democracy" in China, now exiled to the United States.

| 06/03/2020
| CHINA
by Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo*

As of 28 February the vicar of Jerusalem has been in isolation, returning from a trip to Italy. Free time used to "read, pray, write and put my library and archives in order". The new guidelines of the Latin patriarchate for Bethlehem. In Israel 16 confirmed cases, about 70,000 people in quarantine.

| 06/03/2020
| HOLY LAND

In the disputed area there is an apparent calm. The slightest violation could trigger a new, violent escalation. The situation on the border with Greece remains dramatic. Ankara sends a thousand agents against rejections; the hostility of the Greek population towards asylum seekers is growing.

| 06/03/2020
| SYRIA - TURKEY - RUSSIA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Putin recieves the commission proposals. The three main formulas: faith in God "transmitted by our ancestors"; the Russian people as "constitutive of the state"; marriage as a "union of man and woman". Ethnic, cultural and religious "Russianness" as a unifying and dominant factor. But not everyone - including Muslims and lay people - agrees. Reminiscences of medieval conceptions leading to sovereignty.

| 06/03/2020
| RUSSIA
Editor's choices
 
by Lee Cheuk-yan
One of Hong Kong's main political figures pleads guilty, but says he did no wrong. Political prisoners are pioneers of freedom. “I do not want to see Hong Kong rule[⒯] on the basis of such systemic violence.”
| 08/04/2021
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
by Yeung Sum
The pro-democracy activist justifies his participation in an unauthorised march with his commitment to freedom. Loving the homeland does not mean loving the Chinese Communist Party. The pro-democracy front will be on the side of the people and will insist ...
| 08/04/2021
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Young people killed in Myanmar, oppressed in Bangkok, imprisoned in Hong Kong, with no prospects for the economic crisis ...Pope Francis’ long list of social "plagues". Easter is not a vague symbol or psychological consolation. Nor is it just a ...
| 06/04/2021
| EDITORIAL
 
“In embracing the cross, Jesus bestowed meaning on our sufferings,” said Francis in his Easter message and Urbi et Orbi blessing. The pontiff expressed hope for people with COVID-19, the poor affected by the economic crisis, young people, ...
| 04/04/2021
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Commentary on the Gospel of the Resurrection (John 20:1-9).
| 04/04/2021
 
Cases of new coronavirus are on the rise in the Strip, but the pandemic has not stopped the desire for participation. Once more, Israel has not granted any travel permits, using the health emergency to keep tight control. For Fr Romanelli, at a time ...
| 03/04/2021
| PALESTINE – ISRAEL
 
by Fady Noun
Cardinal launches new attack o Shiite movement, the last obstacle to a position of "neutrality" in the interest of the country and its people. The dialogue between the president and the prime minister in charge renewed, with a view to forming a new government. ...
| 02/04/2021
| LEBANON
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
There are places where there has been no bread for over a month. The police must intervene to disperse the beggars from the streets. Often violent street fights between young people and little children over a piece of bread.
| 02/04/2021
| TURKMENISTAN
Anti coup protests in Kachin State
Vangelo 11 Aprile
Christian nurses accused of blasphemy
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