According to government institutions, growth in 2018 was 1.67% or even negative. The stock market sinks and private and state companies go bankrupt. The speculative bubble of China is about to burst. The speech of prof. Xiang Songzuo, from Renmin University, who has been censored on the internet.
It is "meekness, humility, patience in suffering, love for justice, ability to endure persecutions, not to judge others ...". The "accusatory style", the "mundane style" and the "egoistic style" are non-Christian.
In the diocese of Lanzhou (Gansu), a priest was transferred with an order not from the bishop but from the local Department for Religious Affairs. Yet there are those who continue to defend the concept that the Church in China "is independent". The risks for the Church and for the Sino-Vatican agreement.
The five religious belong to the Congregation of the Missionaries of Jesus. They are witnesses in the rape trial against Msgr. Franco Mulakkal, former bishop of Jalandhar. The nuns are opposed to the transfer order to other convents imposed by the mother superior.
Official figures published today say that in 2018 the growth was 6.6. In 2017 there was a growth of 6.8. Among the causes: Trade war between China and the US, but also the lack of economic, political and government reforms. Doubts about the veracity of official statistics. According to some economists, in 2018 the growth was only 1.67% or even negative.
Israeli missiles would hit a weapons depot and a military post of Iranian special forces and Hezbollah on the outskirts of Damascus. The operation is a response to the launch of rockets (Iranian) from Syria to the Golan Heights. Yesterday deaths and injuries in two attacks on Damascus and Afrin.
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the terrorist attack in Bogota and the drowning of 170 migrants off Libya and the Alboran Sea. "We speak to the Mother so that She speaks to her Son. And Jesus will surprise us ". In the next days the pontiff will be in Panama, for the 22nd WYD from 22nd to 27th. The new "Click to Pray" app of the Apostolate of Prayer. Greetings for the Italian Friends of Raoul Follereau Association and the Hansenians.
A cross-cutting front calls on European governments not to participate in the Warsaw Warsaw Conference in February, commissioned by Washington. An appointment to trace the guidelines of an "unnecessary conflict" with Teheran. In its place a great "peace meeting" on the Middle East open to all. The online petition.
The next summit could be held in Vietnam at the end of February. Hopes that the second meeting - after the one in Singapore last June - will arrive at "specific and practical steps" on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and on the elimination of sanctions.
With an Apostolic Letter, Pope Francis suppresses the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei". For over 30 years it had dialogued with the Fraternity of St. Pius X, for a return to the Catholic Church of the traditionalists. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will have a special section dedicated to dialogue with the Fraternity.