18 March 2018
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A maimed Europe signs its constitution

We need Europe to help us start again, Kurdish leader says

Europe is closer to the Middle East than the US, but so far has not made any significant contribution to stabilising the region.

Europe's deafening silence vis-à-vis Asia's persecuted Christians

John Dayal, president of the All India Catholic Union, hopes Europe will pay closer attention to the issue of minority protection in South Asia.

Custodian of Holy Land asks European leaders to come to Jerusalem

Father Pizzaballa would like to see a single European representative in the Middle East with the power to put pressure on Israelis and Palestinians to talk and reach peace.

Chinese trade unionist tells Europe that China is not just a market

Interview with Han Dongfang, founder of China's first independent trade union.

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Syrian Trappist nuns say Western powers and factional media fuel war propaganda

In a written appeal, the religious systematically take apart the version of the conflict touted by governments, NGOs and international news organizations. In Ghouta east, jihadists attack the capital and use civilians as human shields. The Syrian government and people have a duty to defend themselves from external attacks. The conflict alone has undermined the coexistence between Christians and Muslims in the country.

Xinjiang, crosses, domes, statues destroyed: the new 'Sinicized' Cultural Revolution

Bernardo Cervellera

Crosses removed from the domes and the tympanum of Yining Church as well as external decorations and crosses, and the Way of the Cross within the church. The same happened at the churches of Manas and Hutubi. The Cross represents "a foreign religious infiltration ". Prayer services forbidden even in private houses under the threat of arrests and re-education. Children and young people forbidden to enter churches. Religious revival frightens the Party.


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