On 18 January, the cardinal presides over the episcopal ordination of Fr. Najib Mikhael Moussa, Archbishop of Mosul and Fr. Robert Jarjis, auxiliary in Baghdad. The Muslims are happy for the return of "a Christian leader." Reconciliation, trust and reconstruction the challenges to be faced: the meeting with Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister and the common concern for the embargo.
Like the parable of the prodigal son, God is "a father who makes us understand just how much he has missed us". And even if we have wandered far "we find the strength to pray" by starting again "from the word" Abba, Father "," with the tender sense of a child ". Next Friday the Week for Christian Unity begins. "Ecumenism is not something optional".
A group of Catholics, mostly young people, have addressed a letter to the diocesan Curia. Whilst appreciating the educational and charitable work the Church has offered so far, the petitioners demand the diocese not be China’s "vassal" and end the "colonial" phase of its work as a substitute services provider. It also notes the commitment of Christian in politics, defending the right of the faithful to religious freedom in China as well as Hong Kong’s freedom.
Kim Yong-chol already visited the United States last year. Two weeks later, on June 12, historic summit between the two leaders took place in Singapore. For Seoul, the future of inter-Korean programs depends on the meetings.
The story of the three Italian military personeel serving the Italian consulate of Jerusalem. The three had taken refuge in the Unrwa headquarters in the Strip after a gun battle with the militia. Maximum alert in the area after the Israeli undercover operation in November.
Schellenberg - accused of drug dealing - was sentenced in the first instance to 15 years, with a trial that took place 4 years after his arrest. The appeals trial was prepared in a few days and the death sentence issued in a day. The evidence presented is very weak. It is suspected that China wants to blackmail Canada for the arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou.
Published on the website of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The leading role of the ecumenical patriarch is the cause of the break with Moscow. An ancient church in Kiev donated to Bartholomew I. President Petro Poroshenko rewards the two bishops of Muscovite obedience who took part in the Council of Unification.
The words of Shah Ahmed Shafi, a radical cleric, have caused quite a stir. Later, he blamed the media for misquoting him. For activist, “He would like to take us back 100 years.”
The Kumbh Mela, the largest Hindu gathering in the world, opened today in Allahabad. Earlier this month, a scientist at a congress said that scientific phenomenon would be named after Narendra Modi. Mythology and tradition are being reinterpreted from a nationalistic point of view.
Francis sends a message to the meeting of the presidents of the Doctrinal Commissions of the Bishops’ Conferences of Asia with a delegation from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.