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CHINA – VATICAN
Wenzhou: Mgr Shao back in Wenzhou under police escort
The bishop is recognised by the Holy See but not by the government. He was held for 27 days during which he attended a “religious seminar" to convince him to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and force the Vatican to appoint right away a coadjutor bishop from the official community.
The UN “will undertake the steps and measures necessary” to establish the Special Tribunal
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon affirms in the wake of the resolution enforcing the judicial body. The army destroys the home of the Fatah al-Islam in Nahar al-Bared.
Agreement in principle for US troop withdrawal from Iraq
US forces should start pulling leave Iraqi cities in June 2009 and from the entire country in 2011, but only if “conditions on the ground” allow it. Today the Political Council for National Security will vet the proposal for approval.
Fr. Jiang Sunian, an underground priest from Wenzhou is released
The priest, arrested together with the diocesan vicar general, spent 11 months in detention. Hospitalized for a worsening of nasosinusitis, he now suffers heart disease, high blood pressure and vascular sclerosis.
Family to teach human and Christian values, says Card Antonelli
This is the underlying topic of the 6th World Family Meeting that will take place in Mexico City. Preparations for the event continue. Up to a million people are expected to come for the event but the Holy Father will not be present in person.
14/05/2009 SRI LANKA
Still more civilian deaths in Sri Lanka, as the UN flounders
A hospital in the no fire zone comes under rocket attacks: 50 dead. The United Nations Security Council meets for the first time over Sri Lanka: France and Great Britain want intervention, Russia and China hide behind the policy of non-interference. US president Obama raises his voice. Washington assures it is at work “in close contact with India”.
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