Our age is inhabited by many evils, from COVID-19 to corruption. Playing a leadership role in society requires “moral integrity and dedication,” putting aside personal interests. The novel coronavirus provides an opportunity to “reset” what is now an unsustainable model of life. “Moral conscience” should guide people and help them not to get lost in a sea of information.
Across China, multiple celebrations mark the anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Catholics and other believers can choose among a panoply of seminars, conferences, trips, visits, and exhibits. For Mgr Ma Yinglin, without the Communist Party there would be no New China, no socialism with Chinese characteristics, and no happy life for people today.
Nabil Habashi Khadim, 62, was an esteemed merchant and philanthropist. He was kidnapped on 8 November last and killed with a Kalashnikov shot to the head. His murder was posted online by the jihadist movement who accused him of having contributed to the construction of the only Christian place of worship in Bir Al-Abd,
The foundation celebrated 33 years of activity with a seminar dedicated to leadership and the COVID-19 pandemic. Moral integrity and inclusion are some of the principles required to join. The NGO is now open to non-Catholics, including Hindu and other Christian students.
Ethnic armed groups are increasingly involved in operations against the junta. Yesterday demonstrations in dozens of cities. The resistance of the Myingan population. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, junta head, will go to Jakarta for an ASEAN rally. A Japanese journalist arrested.
The extra jail time comes on top of what already handed out yesterday in another case. Along with eight other pro-democracy figures, the two activists were convicted of taking part in anti-government demonstrations in 2019. For China, Lai, Benny Tai, and Joshua Wong are enemies of China.
Worshippers, mostly Israeli Arabs, are back at al-Aqsa mosque on the first Friday prayer of Ramadan after last year's pandemic-related restrictions and lockdowns. Prayers were peaceful with no tense moments with police. Meanwhile, Israel is planning to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors on 23 May under strict conditions.
The extremist Islamist party has violently attacked France over the Muhammad cartoons. Paris urges its citizens and businesses to leave Pakistan.
POSCO C&C wants to buy 30 per cent of a joint venture with a company linked to Myanmar’s military. South Korean Churches and the South Korean government are highly critical of the junta.
The lawyer and pro-democracy activist tells the court why she took part in an unauthorised protest. Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are the most precious rights the people of Hong Kong have. Defending the rule of law may even mean taking to the streets.
India’s Supreme Court put on hold the arrest of two nuns and a nurse working at a hospital in Ashta run by the Sisters of St Joseph. However, the facility remains closed after a woman and her baby died last December. Hindu extremists have put pressure on a facility that has cared for thousands of people.
In recent days, about 35 women between the ages of 15 and 30 have participated in a bike ride through the streets of the old city. In the past, bicycles were a taboo; according to a superstition they were the cause of loss of virginity. The restoration project of the mosque destroyed by Isis has been assigned. Don Paolo: significant changes on a social level, economic and administrative difficulties remain.
The appeal is contained in an open letter from activist Zoja Svetova. Putin’s chief nemesis has been on hunger strike for 15 days and has lost 10 kg. His request for a copy of the Koran and the Torah rejected. The contempt of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Islamic Chechen leader, friend of Putin. The headquarters were searched and the publication of the Internet magazine Doxa blocked. The fight against a probable victory of the "navalnists" in the parliamentary elections.
According to the Association for Aid to Political Prisoners, as of last night at least 726 people were killed by the junta; there are now 3151 prisoners. International Crisis Group: Myanmar is on the verge of bankruptcy. The CRPH announces an interim government made up of parliamentarians and representatives of ethnic groups.