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Social media comments brand  Francis as a "politician", as a "tool of soft power" against the United States, whose moves destroy the Church and the mission in China. But there is also appreciation for his continuing to hold open the door to dialogue, and for his esteem for Chinese culture. The Chinese Communist Party reiterates that religions must be "independent" and must not be influenced "from abroad". The foreign ministry spokesperson reiterates - as it has for years - the "sincerity" with which China dialogues with the Vatican. Card. Zen’s prayer for Pope Francis.

by Bernardo Cervellera

The ad limina visit of the two territories has not been held for 10 years. Yesterday bishops met with Secretary of State Card. Pietro Parolin. The need to continue dialogue with China, despite issues about which  "we do not agree". Praying for the Pope, the Church in China and "for all those who have sacrificed their lives for their faith". The impatience of young people, frustrated by the lack of perspectives and freedom.

| 23/06/2018

The project is entitled " Smallholder Adaptive Farming and Biodiversity Network". The goal is to defeat hunger for 7,500 families and 40 thousand people. In India, the program will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh by two local Church organizations.

| 23/06/2018

The police break into two apartments in the capital, arresting five people. The accusations are "trafficking in human beings" and "intermediation in surrogate motherhood". The clinics (legal and otherwise) of Southeast Asia are increasingly looking to China: 90 million couples have become eligible to have a second child.

| 23/06/2018

Students will be able to choose the uniform they feel most "at ease" in. Girls must feel free to wear trousers. For transgender students, traditional uniforms are a cause for discomfort and abandonment of studies.

| 23/06/2018

A study by the National Audit Office denounces the proliferation of hydraulic works along the Blue River. About 300 rivers and tributaries dry up due to the use of dams. Irregularities in the use of funds allocated for environmental care.

| 23/06/2018

Set for tomorrow, the general elections will renew parliament and choose the next president. The economy, war in Syria and Kurdish issue hot topics among voters. Analysts and experts speak of the "most important" vote in the modern history of the country. Erdogan focuses on nationalist leverage. The oppositions seek unity to stop the domination of the "sultan".

| 23/06/2018
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Pope Francis is hopeful about relations with China, which are not just based on diplomatic talks but also on cultural exchanges and friendship. For him, Card Zen is "a little scared".

| 20/06/2018

One hundred families went back to the eastern sector of the northern metropolis. A Chaldean priest talks about reconstruction. In addition to houses, social and economic life must be rebuilt. For Muslim leaders, there is no rebirth without Christians.

| 20/06/2018

With today's signature, the two leaders commit to a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula. The deal calls for the recovering the remains of prisoners of war. Kim makes an "Unwavering commitment" to denuclearise the peninsula. Trump offers security guarantees to North Korea. China approves; France has doubts. South Koreans “hope” for peace. North Korean refugees are concerned.

| 12/06/2018
by Lawrence Jangma Gam

The civil war in the northern state has entered its seventh year. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has exceeded 150,000. Some tell of their flight from their homes and of their life in the reception facilities.

| 12/06/2018
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