16 January 2018
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Beijing and the Vatican: small steps and religious freedom

New Shanghai bishop: "Serving the community against the spread of secularisation"

The Shanghai Religious Affairs office has sought to deny the bishop's appointment enjoys the consent of the Holy See. But Mgr Joseph Zen and AsiaNews sources confirm this is indeed the case.

Persecution in Hebei, a liability for Hu Jintao's plans
Letter slams Wang Zhenguo, Religious Affairs Bureau director in Gao Cheng County, for building a 'harmonious society' with violence and terror.

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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).

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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