In almost two years, fighting has left at least 42 children dead and another 135 injured. Some 200,000 civilians have fled the violence, with the coronavirus outbreak making matters worse. For the UN, the Myanmar military routinely attacks civilians in villages. This has led to a situation of insecurity, as well as physical and mental stress.
The "request" is in a directive issued by the CCP General Office. The United Front is tasked with bringing private companies under Party control. This opens the path to a return to a planned economy. Dissident state entrepreneurs like Ren Zhiqiang are also targeted. Meanwhile, the Party continues to consolidate its hold on society.
The authorities accuse the lawyers of supporting the Gülen network, which has been blamed for the 2016 failed coup. In fact, the lawyers’ offence was doing their job representing their clients. For HRW, it is dangerous to equate “lawyers with the profile of those they are defending”. The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) also expressed concern.
Three Reddy upper caste priests are accused of attacking a Dalit bishop. They were suspended by the bishop himself; however, all three, currently out on bail, were reinstated by his successor.
Protest of the tribals for the sudden felling of 300 plants in the land they cultivate. The Garo are Catholics whom the government tries to remove from "their" forest.
The episcopal ordination took place yesterday in Solin (Split, Croatia) led by Card Pietro Parolin. The ordination was postponed twice because of an accident and the pandemic. Mgr Jozić was appointed nuncio to Belarus a few months ago.
The authorities are evaluating whether to reimpose stricter health prevention measures. Participation in large-scale events, like the Colombo International Book Fair, is not recommended. For epidemiologist, there are too many risks, and senior citizens should stay at home. Cases imported from abroad are increasing. The government is considering reducing in-coming flights to one a day.
New tests are expected on 10 October, the 75th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Workers' Party, South Korean generals say. Satellite analyzes confirm military activity at the Sinpo naval site. Last June, Kim Jong-un suspended military plans against the South.
In the Eastern Visayas there is an increase in cases and people fear contracting the virus. Fr. Kim Margallo has devised a function to celebrate the Eucharist in the presence and in complete safety inside their cars. The bishop had asked the priests for "creative initiatives" aimed at "evangelization and pastoral care".
The underground priest was kidnapped by members of the Religious Affairs Bureau. This isn't the first time he's been arrested. His father, 86, and his mother, 70, are in need of his assistance. At least 20 priests of the diocese are under pressure to sign up for membership of the "independent Church".
Secretary of State Card. Parolin confirms the Pope is considering a visit. The Belarusian foreign minister, Vladimir Makeev, also invited the pontiff a few days ago. The ordination of the new nuncio Ante Jozic and his dispatch to Minsk, read as a Vatican recognition of the legitimacy of Lukashenko's presidential election. Kolesnikova accused of threatening national security.