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Papal trip to Israel encounters mounting difficulties
Employees of Israel's diplomatic service still on strike bringing all Foreign Affairs activities to a grinding halt. Cameron's visit has already been cancelled, planned trips by Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Peres also at risk.
Pope: I pray for all women, for their dignity and value
Benedict XVI recalls "International Women's Day," and points to Mother Teresa as an example, together with the many women who work "in obscurity" for the good of humanity. The pontiff asks for prayers for his trips to Africa and the Holy Land. An appeal to include moments of prayer and silence during the season of Lent.
18/03/2013 VATICAN - INDIA
Card. Gracias: Pope Francis is universal pastor for Asia too
The archbishop of Mumbai, who took part in Conclave describes the "blessing and joy" of Pope Bergoglio’s election. Prayer, the urgency of New Evangelization and teaching of Benedict XVI essential in choice of successor of Peter. Confident there will be a papal trip to Asia and India.
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican
Zhuo Xinping, of the Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing says Pope Francis "will improve" relations being "a Jesuit" and "Latin American". Li Xiangping speaks of a "new atmosphere". But Party press do not report on the Pope’s statements or telegrams. A website recalls the "two mountains" to be overcome: diplomatic relations with Taiwan and "interference" in the internal affairs of China. Generic statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.
Pope: I will be in Mexico and Cuba before Easter 2012
Benedict XVI made the announcement during a solemn Mass in St. Peter's dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and the bicentennial of the independence of several Latin American countries. The communist regime of Cuba, which has mainland China as its main partner, seeks Church support for its reforms that will have a huge social impact.
26/04/2016 13:36:00 INDIA
Bishops meet Prime Minister Modi in Delhi, ask him to invite Pope Francis to India
The leaders of the Indian Catholic Church asked the prime minister to lead a government delegation to Rome for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. The bishops praised the government's involvement in trying to get the release of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted in Yemen. Modi pledged support for Ranchi hospital for the poor and Tribals, an initiative of local Catholics.
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