An independent investigation into police violence against protesters; the deletion of the definition of "revolt" for demonstrations that took place in the territory; the withdrawal of the extradition law. These are the demands expressed in an open letter asking the other Commissions of Justice and Peace in the world to support them with prayer and pressure on their rulers. All in the name of the social doctrine of the Church ("a law in contrast with reason is an unjust law and an act of violence" - Cfr Section 398, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace).
More than 100, mostly young people, demonstrated this morning asking the Secretary of Justice to cancel the law. Yesterday evening, a demonstration of over 10 thousand people asked the G20 countries to pay attention to the situation in Hong Kong. In front of the police headquarters in Wan Chai, eggs thrown and graffiti on walls, in praise of freedom.
The elderly patriarch, who broke away from the Moscow Patriarchate decades ago, ordained two bishops against Epifaniy. The ordination was censored. Altar servants and hypodeacons refused to take part in the "schismatic" service. Epifaniy stripped Filaret of its ecclesiastic responsibilities, but did not excommunicate him.
The 31-year-old mother of four lived in a slum and did not go to school. She was raised with love by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians at Marialaya (Mary House). The nuns’ goal is "to restore human dignity” to street kids. Up to 18 million children live in the streets of India. The Catholic Church runs about 14,500 schools, high schools and universities.
Since last May, AKP-controlled municipal assemblies can appoint heads of municipal trading companies, stripping mayors who won in March and June of some of their power. The AKP seeks to maintain at least its economic power. For Erdogan, "The people should never be cheated".
In the capital, the trans community numbers about 8,000; almost 1,300 are Catholics or Protestants. The humanitarian arm of the local Church has undertaken various initiatives in pastoral outreach. The success of its projects drew the attention of the well-known Catholic businessman Irwan Hidayat.
Trump’s punitive measures are hitting all levels of society. Fr Ryan, a Chaldean clergyman, talks about economic and cultural problems that threaten the future. Emigration is a problem Christians and Muslims share. Christians feel isolated and ask for a prayer for the whole country.
At least 176 children were orphaned or lost at least one parent. Teachers must be trained to recognise emotional distress. Classrooms should not have empty chairs in memory of victims. Instead, children should be able to leave messages to their dead friends in "memory boxes".
In the Acts of the Apostles the church of Jerusalem is "the paradigm of every Christian community, as the icon of a fraternity that fascinates and that should neither be mythologized nor minimized". Our communities are "places to welcome and practice new life, works of solidarity and communion, places where liturgies are an encounter with God, which becomes communion with brothers and sisters".
They demand the withdrawal of the controversial bill and the resignation of the head of the executive. About 1,500 people present their requests to almost 20 foreign offices and consulates in the Territory. Advertisements will appear in major foreign newspapers starting tomorrow and until June 29th.
Court of Final Appeal rules Tsang's actions cannot be considered "criminal". The former Hong Kong governor thanked the Court, his wife Selina and his Catholic community who have always supported him.
Trump's son-in-law illustrates $ 50 billion project to transform the region into a "business model". But no reference to political solutions. Israel favorable to the project. The Palestinian leadership boycott the appointment. Abbas: money is important, but politics even more.
The pontiff will meet the atomic bomb survivors on the second day of his visit, which begins on November 23rd. Francis’ journey will be the second of a pontiff to the Land of the Rising Sun, after John Paul II in February 1981. The fight against the proliferation of nuclear weapons is a very urgent topic for the Pope, given the US-North Korea and US -Iran tensions.
The Archbishop of Colombo is appreciated for his courage in criticising the government's inefficiencies after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. The prelate laments that murder has become “part and parcel of Sri Lankan culture."
The blouses for girls are longer than normal and are paired with a hijab. The school headmistress justified the dress code saying that all 127 pupils are Muslim. Eventually, the order was dropped but not without sparking controversy. For one parent, the code goes against the country’s idea of unity in diversity.