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by Shafique Khokhar

The lecturer was head of the English department of Sadiq Egerton College in Bahawalpur. The murderer is a third year student and is a radicalized young man. He showed no regret for his gesture. Activist: "There is no doubt that Pakistan has fed the worst kind of mentality".

| 21/03/2019
| PAKISTAN

The incident occurred in a private home in the village of Panch Gachia. Rev Anand Hari is now in hospital. The “members of others religions have no restrictions on meeting,” says prominent Christian, whilst “Christians instead are not allowed to worship Our Lord.”

| 21/03/2019
| INDIA
by Bernardo Cervellera

The Jesuit missionary from Macerata inaugurated an era that lasted for centuries and helped China to modernize and emerge from isolation. The 800 missionaries - including those from PIME - brought Western medicine, hospitals, girls schools, new agricultural crops, universities to China. Why Xi is not going to the Vatican. During the Cultural Revolution, the left-wing Italian parties praised Mao, hiding his massacres and failures. The fragility of Xi Jinping, opposed in China by the "leftist" fringes.

| 20/03/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The last ex-Soviet satrap of Central Asia,  he leaves power after almost 30 years of uncontested domination. Khasim Zhokayev, the current Speaker of Senate, takes his place. The map of religions and tolerance.

| 20/03/2019
| KAZAKHSTAN
by Kamran Chaudhry

Church organises interfaith prayer vigils for Muslim victims across the country. Bishops and lay people strongly condemn terrorism, which “has no religion". Security measures around Christian places of worship have been tightened as Christians mark Lent and prepare for Easter.

| 19/03/2019
| PAKISTAN – NEW ZEALAND
by Melani Manel Perera

Some 300,000 envelopes and 1,500 money boxes are available. Last year almost US$ 25,000 were raised.

| 19/03/2019
| SRI LANKA
by Wang Zhicheng

In his "important speech", the president asked educators to instill patriotism in young people and reject "misconceptions and ideologies". Since 2012, a struggle against the spread of "Western values" and the ban on religious education for young people is underway in schools and universities.

 

| 19/03/2019
| CHINA
by Andrea Lembo

PIME’s regional superior highlights the latest projects realised thanks to PIME’s charity body. A visit with young people in Tokyo is a stimulus for dialogue and meditation. He thanks those “in whose hearts grace works in an unseen way.”

| 19/03/2019
| JAPAN
by Kunpen Rinpoche

The Bishop of Davenport personally presented the award to the Tibetan spiritual leader in Dharamshala. The award states: " Your leadership to promote respect for the dignity and culture of the Tibetan people fills all oppressed people with hope that peace can overcome injustice". For China he is "a wolf in sheep's clothing". The future Dalai Lama will emerge from "a free country", not from China, "without freedom".

| 19/03/2019
| CHINA-TIBET

As the country reels in shock, people gather at makeshift memorials outside the Al Noor mosque and the botanical garden. The stories of some victims take centre-stage in the international media. Western leaders express solidarity, whilst some Muslim countries slam Islamophobia. The Islamic State promises revenge.

| 18/03/2019
| NEW ZEALAND
by Sumon Corraya

Two Bangladeshis are among the dead. Thousands of Muslims stand in front of Dhaka’s press club to protest. The bishop of Rajshahi, who harshly condemned the attack by the Australian supremacist, wishes eternal rest to the dead.

| 18/03/2019
| BANGLADESH – NEW ZEALAND

The Rock Church’s pastor, Rev Dou Shaowen, received a one-year prison sentence in 2009 for illegal activities. Since February 2018, at least 4,000 Protestant churches have been vandalised or shut down across China.

| 18/03/2019
| CHINA

The BJP politician studied in the Catholic state schools. Card. Gracias: "We can sincerely say that Goa and India have lost a great leader and that the Christian community has lost a sincere and honest friend". His death reopens political dispute with the Congress.

| 18/03/2019
| INDIA

The president of the Indian bishops appeals to the faithful and pastors. The general elections will take place on seven dates, from 11 April to 19 May. The secretary of the Bishops' Conference asked for voting not to be hold on  Holy Thursday. Card Gracias emphasizes: "India needs leaders who understand that authority is a service".

| 16/03/2019
| INDIA
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| 20/03/2019
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| 20/03/2019
| CHINA - ITALY
 
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| 11/03/2019
| CHINA
 
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| 11/03/2019
| ASIA
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