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by Sumon Corraya

Protest of the tribals for the sudden felling of 300 plants in the land they cultivate. The Garo are Catholics whom the government tries to remove from "their" forest.

 

| 17/09/2020
| BANGLADESH
by Paul Wang

The episcopal ordination took place yesterday in Solin (Split, Croatia) led by Card Pietro Parolin. The ordination was postponed twice because of an accident and the pandemic. Mgr Jozić was appointed nuncio to Belarus a few months ago.

 

| 17/09/2020
| VATICAN – HONG KONG
by Melani Manel Perera

The authorities are evaluating whether to reimpose stricter health prevention measures. Participation in large-scale events, like the Colombo International Book Fair, is not recommended. For epidemiologist, there are too many risks, and senior citizens should stay at home. Cases imported from abroad are increasing. The government is considering reducing in-coming flights to one a day.

 

| 17/09/2020
| SRI LANKA

New tests are expected on 10 October, the 75th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Workers' Party, South Korean generals say. Satellite analyzes confirm military activity at the Sinpo naval site. Last June, Kim Jong-un suspended military plans against the South.

| 17/09/2020
| KOREA

In the Eastern Visayas there is an increase in cases and people fear contracting the virus. Fr. Kim Margallo has devised a function to celebrate the Eucharist in the presence and in complete safety inside their cars. The bishop had asked the priests for "creative initiatives" aimed at "evangelization and pastoral care".

 

| 17/09/2020
| PHILIPPINES
by Bernardo Cervellera

The underground priest was kidnapped by members of the Religious Affairs Bureau. This isn't the first time he's been arrested. His father, 86, and his mother, 70, are in need of his assistance. At least 20 priests of the diocese are under pressure to sign up for membership of the "independent Church".

| 17/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Secretary of State Card. Parolin confirms the Pope is considering a visit. The Belarusian foreign minister, Vladimir Makeev, also invited the pontiff a few days ago. The ordination of the new nuncio Ante Jozic and his dispatch to Minsk, read as a Vatican recognition of the legitimacy of Lukashenko's presidential election. Kolesnikova accused of threatening national security.

| 17/09/2020
| BELARUS - VATICAN - RUSSIA
by Shafique Khokhar

Card Coutts gives hope to the poor. As part of the EA-20/2020 emergency project, Caritas Pakistan Karachi handed out 10 shelter tents and plastic sheets to the families most affected by monsoon rain and flooding.

 

| 16/09/2020
| PAKISTAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

Families cannot expect financial compensation. India so far has reported five million cases with more than 80,000 deaths. According to the authorities, more than 10 million migrant workers have returned to their villages. For Catholic bishops, migrants, tribal people and Dalits are being denied justice, equality and humanitarian care. To avoid discrimination, families and village leaders are refusing to disclose the cause of deaths in COVID-19 cases.

| 16/09/2020
| INDIA

The new prime minister replaces Shinzo Abe, who led the country since 2012. The former prime minister resigned due to health problems. Most members of the old cabinet have been reappointed. A new stimulus package might be implemented to revive the economy hit by the pandemic. Possible changes to the country's pacifist constitution remain an issue.

 

| 16/09/2020
| JAPAN

Israel, the UAE and Bahrain signed a normalisation agreement yesterday. For its backers, it represents an “historic” moment. But the UAE and Bahrain rulers were noticeable by their absence. For Palestinian Presidents Mahmoud Abbas, there is no peace without an end to occupation. In the background, the two-state solution remains unresolved. Netanyahu has also not disowned his annexation plan.

| 16/09/2020
| MIDDLE EAST – UNITED STATES
by Ati Nurbaiti

For Marzuki Darusman, the ethnic group is the victim of atrocities in Myanmar and must be helped to determine its own future. Increased international pressure on Myanmar is needed as is greater support for Bangladesh, which hosts a million Rohingya refugees. Third countries, especially in ASEAN, must welcome the Rohingya.

| 16/09/2020
| INDONESIA

“I think of the indigenous peoples in a special way, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. And also of penance, for all the harm we have done to them”. The glaciers of Antarctica, which are melting: "It will be terrible, because the sea level will rise and this will bring so many difficulties and so much harm. And why? Global warming, by not caring for the environment, not caring for the common home ".

| 16/09/2020
| VATICAN
by Li Ruohan*

The situation of the Church in China has become increasingly worse since the signing of the agreement. The concordat with Nazi Germany in 1933 gave the Church freedom for a few months. Then crucifixes were removed from the schools; Catholic associations were brought back under the Nazi party; everyone was obliged to study Nazism. Fritz Stern: The concordat with the Holy See boosted Hitler's respectability in Germany and abroad.

| 16/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
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by Vladimir Rozanskij
Secretary of State Card. Parolin confirms the Pope is considering a visit. The Belarusian foreign minister, Vladimir Makeev, also invited the pontiff a few days ago. The ordination of the new nuncio Ante Jozic and his dispatch to Minsk, read as a Vatican ...
| 17/09/2020
| BELARUS - VATICAN - RUSSIA
 
by Li Ruohan*
The situation of the Church in China has become increasingly worse since the signing of the agreement. The concordat with Nazi Germany in 1933 gave the Church freedom for a few months. Then crucifixes were removed from the schools; Catholic associations ...
| 16/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
Since the beginning of 2020, at least 25 villages in northern Iraq have emptied. The bombings, followed by heavy fires, destroyed plants, houses and cemeteries. A scenario similar to those of the 1980s. Fr. Samir: Many people killed, just because they ...
| 15/09/2020
| IRAQ -TURKEY
 
by Francis Hu
For Fr. Francis Hu, a priest from central China, the "experts" celebrating the agreement have no idea of the real situation in China and the Church. Since the agreement was signed, the sale of Christian material on the internet has been blocked; churches ...
| 15/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
The meeting to resolve issues in investment agreement between China and the European Union. EU: We want an agreement, but only if it's worth it. The Union presses on respect for human rights. Chinese President: We don't accept lessons from Eu...
| 15/09/2020
| EU-CHINA
 
by P. Dominic Gomes
For the anniversary, a Mass was celebrated in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, next to the tomb of the Mother. The homily of Fr. Dominic Gomes, vicar general of the archdiocese. "Mother Teresa highlighted the deepest ...
| 26/08/2020
| INDIA
 
"The pandemic has highlighted and aggravated social problems". "When the obsession with owning and dominating excludes millions of people from primary goods; when economic and technological inequality is such as to tear the social fabric; and when dependence ...
| 26/08/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Shafique Khokhar
The video of the incident, which went viral, sparked a lot of criticism. Despite threats, the man says it is his right to keep his faith and that he is ready to suffer all the consequences, that he will not abandon his religion. The Pakistani Telecommunications ...
| 25/08/2020
| PAKISTAN
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