16 January 2018
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15/04/2005
Card Vithayathil, focus on the family, religious freedom and the poor
Cardinal heads the Syro-Malabar Church, a community that adheres to an ancient Eastern rite in southern India.

15/04/2005
Card Shirayanagi, working for peace and dialogue with China
The Japanese prelate has apologised for the crimes of the Japanese Church during the war and has always sought a dialogue "with all the Catholics of China".

14/04/2005
Michai Kitbunchu, first cardinal from Thailand
New life for the local Church: vocations, pastoral commitment and defence of the family.

14/04/2005
Toppo, a Tribal in the College of Cardinals
Mission and commitment to social advancement and religious freedom are the focal points of the pastoral work of the Indian Archbishop of Ranchi.



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KOREA
North Korea will send a high-level Olympic delegation to Pyeongchang



After two years of tensions, the first meeting between delegations from North and South Korea. Seoul proposes that North and South athletes march side by side in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games (February 9-25, 2018).


VATICAN
Pope: respect for the rights of persons and nations essential for peace



In his address to diplomats, Francis asks for the solution to conflicts - starting with Syria - and tensions - from Korea to Ukraine, Yemen, South Sudan and Venezuela - and augurs that migrants and the "discarded" be welcomed, like unborn children and the elderly and respect for freedom of religion and opinion, the right to work.


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