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The men accused in connection with the murder of Asifa Bano, 8, went on trial today. Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister accepts the resignation of two BJP ministers who had defended the killers. “The repeated targeting of women and children as a tool or agenda for personal, religious or political gain is nothing less than a crime against humanity,” India’s Catholic bishops say in a statement.

| 16/04/2018
| INDIA

Only 20% of the population does not consume meat, eggs and fish. The idea of ​​"vegetarian societies" widespread in the seventeenth century. The vegetarian recipes for which India is famous are a symbol of the influence of the high caste, deemed "pure". The "food schizophrenia" of those who want to show themselves "cosmopolitan": vegetarians in private, carnivores in public.

| 14/04/2018
| INDIA

The girl, the daughter of a Muslim shepherd, went missing 10 January. A week later, she was found dead with signs of torture. Police have arrested eight people, including a former government official and four policemen, in connection with the crime. two Hindu ministers have defended the rapists.

| 13/04/2018
| INDIA

At the end of 2017, global debt reached US$ 233 trillion dollars, or 318 per cent of world GDP. All the money pumped into the system by central banks has saved the banks but not the real economy. The monetary and financial system has reached its credibility threshold. We are on the eve of the end of an era. Our expert in political economy presents the fourth and last part of his analysis.

| 12/04/2018
| ASIA

The houses were built with the help of two associations, one based in Italy, the other in Spain. The earthquake of 25 April 2015 destroyed 750,000 homes. So far, only 115,000 have been rebuilt. A number of projects for schools, leprosy patients and other peopled are underway.

| 12/04/2018
| NEPAL – INDIA

The incident occurred on April 8 in the parish of Kusumdegi, in Rourkela diocese. The suspect speaks only the Odiya dialect. Sajan K George: "Aggression on a place of worship deeply wounds our Christian sentiment".

| 11/04/2018
| INDIA
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The church of the village of Hutuo has been reduced to a pile of ruins; the tomb of the bishop of Luoyang, not recognized by the government, was desecrated; children are forbidden to enter churches; threats against Catholic parents and seniors: if they continue to believe they will not receive government subsidies or pensions.

| 20/04/2018
| CHINA - VATICAN
 

The South Korean Church is praying for the success of the event, looking forward to "concrete" solutions to the peninsula’s problems. Hope was reborn with the Olympics. People are waiting for a message from Pope Francis.

| 17/04/2018
| KOREA
 

A harsh exchange between Russia and the United States at the UN. Trump speaks of possible intervention, with the support of London and Paris. Moscow denounces the "campaign of aggression" against a sovereign state. Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen: "there are no certainties" on the Douma attack. The prayers of Christians for peace in the country.

| 10/04/2018
| SYRIA
 

About 158 refugee families live in the parish of Amadiya and surrounding villages. They need food, clothes, shoes, school support, kerosene. Many Christian, Yazid and Arab families returned to Mosul only to turn back. The ‘Adopt a Christian from Mosul’ campaign is ongoing.

| 27/03/2018
| IRAQ
Lahore, donne cristiane e musulmane chiedono uguali diritti degli uomini
Cristiani manifestano a Lahore e Karachi
Pakistan, un pastore protestante denuncia il clima di insicurezza tra i cristiani
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