The underground bishop, recently recognized by the government as auxiliary bishop, withdrew his request. In it obedience to the laws of the country was accepted, but not membership of the PA. But the government does not want to publish it, making underground priests believe that they are obliged to join the body that proclaims the independence of the Church. In the Sino-Vatican agreement - also unpublished – membership of the PA is optional.
Xi’s visit to North Korea will be the first by a Chinese president in 14 tears. The trip will take place just before Xi and Trump travel to Japan for the G20 summit. Mgr Lazarus You calls for "building fraternal relations of trust between peoples".
Some 3,200 people are HIV-positive in the country and 100 are infected with syphilis and gonorrhea. Pregnant women have free access to prenatal tests. Since 2011, pregnant women who have received treatment for the virus have given birth to healthy children.
John Man, a 24 year old recent graduate of Hong Kong University and protagonist of the marches against the law on extradition, speaks of government hypocrisy and sadly denounces the "weak" official intervention of the diocese. Msgr. Joseph Ha Chi-shing, auxiliary bishop, has won youth back to the Church and garnered the appreciation of non-believers.
The United States strengthens the military presence in the region. The US Defense Minister speaks of "credible and reliable information" about Tehran's "hostile behavior". Beijing asks for moderation: you are opening "a Pandora's box". Iran is ready to exceed the limit of uranium reserves.
The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Yibin area. Two wounded are in critical condition. At least 10 thousand buildings damaged. Motorway and roads blocked. An early warning system reduces damage. The memory of the 2008 earthquake with 87,000 dead.
Baghdad wants to hang eleven French and one Tunisian nationals. Their fate has sparked a debate. Paris has confirmed that it has taken steps to prevent the sentence from being implemented. French lawyers have signed an appeal against their execution. One young Muslim wonders: "Are those who willfully burnt their French passports worthy of being or "becoming French again"?
The annual Synod of Bishops ends on this disturbing note, citing "serious warnings" coming from the countries of the region and the diaspora. As a result of the exodus, Aleppo, Damascus, and the Holy Land have lost part of their population. The liturgy is an element of unity among the Maronites. The Patriarchal Auxiliary Boulos Abdel Sater is the new Archbishop of Beirut.
The Instrumentum laboris unveiled. The possibility of ordaining married men. Integral ecology and recognition of the role of women. Defense of territory and human rights.
The two are still under investigation for violating certain provisions of the Indian Penal Code. A Hindu man has accused them of trying to convert him and of insulting his gods. For Sajan K George, it is "wrong to denounce and make derogatory comments about the other gods” whilst announcing “the Good News to others”.
Joseph Kamal Rodrigues, 67, is well known within the Christian community. He has composed pieces of liturgical worship for the Catholic Church. Kazi Nazrul Islam's musical genre fuses spiritual and philosophical elements, romantic and revolutionary themes.
Yesterday the Israeli prime minister unveiled a (future) settlement on the heights that will bear the name of the US president. For critics it is a propaganda move ahead of the September vote. And the funds are lacking. Sabella: the choices of America and Israel "dictated by their political agenda" but "unwise". Critical long-term prospects.
Since last February, at least 2.47 million pigs have died. There is no vaccine or cure for the disease, which is not transmitted to humans. On 11 June, the outbreak reached Hồ Chi Minh City. So far, the country has lost US$ 154 million. Vietnam has the seventh largest pig population in the world (30 million animals) and is the sixth producer of pork. Pork constitutes 70 per cent of the local diet.
Last week, the head of the UN anti-terrorism chief, Vladimir Voronkov, was given a "guided" tour of the Xinjiang detention camps, but made no statements. I Michele Bachelet, head of the UN Commission for Human Rights also invited to visit. Bachelet will accepts if Beijing does not place any conditions. China fears international criticism at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council, scheduled from 24 June to 12 July.
The tarriffs went into effect yesterday. The volume of trade between the two countries was 142 billion dollars in 2018. Blocked products include almonds, apples and nuts.