Today is the fourth World Day of Yoga. A special event in the English House of Lords. Fr. Joe Pereira has been practicing meditation for 50 years and applies the discipline in his Kripa foundation. "Meditation and yoga have the power to help us get in touch with our true inner self".
Following Pope Francis, Fr Cedric Prakash hopes the Church in India will be "bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets”. Hindu nationalists criticise the bishops' views about the country's politics. The hullabaloo by fundamentalists has only one explanation, they “are either too afraid or too ashamed of the reality."
Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath were suspected of kidnapping children. Authorities ask 70 other people to delete fake news and fake videos from mobile phones and social media profiles. In the last month, at least seven people have been assaulted across India on unfounded charges.
Next week, classes start again. The Church runs 507 schools in the Indian state. In recent months, Hindu radicals have attacked some schools. The attacks have caused "disturbance in the young minds" of the pupils. Catholic schools welcome students of every religion and social group. For a local priest, "They are all our children."
The annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation took place in Qingdao, on China’s coast. For the Chinese president, the agreement signed in 2015 represents an important result of multilateralism. India refuses to sign on the Belt and Road Initiative project.
VHP secretary Surendra Jain attacks the pastoral letter of the archbishop of Goa and Daman, which states that "the Indian Constitution is in danger". Secretary: "Unfounded and forced accusations". Hindu nationalists "are not the majority of the population". The Church's tremendous contribution to education, society and health.
A prayer initiative of the WorldPriest association. It has been held for nine years on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus occurs. The initiative takes place in more than 150 Marian shrines and parishes all over the world.
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".
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.
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.
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.