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The congregation suspended adoptive practices in 2015, when the Indian government opened adoption to single, separated or divorced people. The state registration of institutions allows them to "give a face" to the orphans.

| 07/11/2018
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Held since 2007, the initiative is promoted by the Office for Caste and Disadvantaged Tribes of the CBCI. The former "untouchables" suffer from discrimination both in the Church and society.

| 05/11/2018
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The Christians were at a meeting in a hotel. Some 20-25 Hindu nationalists stormed the building shouting “Hail to the god Ram". For Sajan K George, "charges of forced conversion are false".

| 03/11/2018
| INDIA

The Buddhist leader, considered the future "regent" of the Tibetan religion, laments the "too many restrictions" imposed by the Indian government on his travels. The decision spares the plan prepared by the Chinese government ahead of the death of the XIV Dalai Lama.

 

| 02/11/2018
| TIBET - INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The initiative of St. Andrew’s parish priest. No lights on graves in cemetery. Since September the archdiocese of Mumbai has launched the project of "Green Diocese".

| 02/11/2018
| INDIA

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a statement for Diwali, noting that “Attentiveness and cooperation are needed, not only to defend the legitimate place and rights of the vulnerable in society, but also to cultivate a culture of care and concern in their regard.”

| 31/10/2018
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

The building stands on a land disputed with the indigenous Sarna community. The court ruled against the tribals on the illegal acquisition of land, but the ruling does not concern the Christian religious building. Sajan K George denounces the attempt by right-wing groups to "widen the gap between Christians and tribals".

| 30/10/2018
| INDIA

President Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe, an ally, accusing him of corruption and plotting his murder. Rajapaksa is the former dictator investigated for abuses during the country’s civil war. Economic relations with India and China loom in the background. Parliament is suspended until 16 November.

| 29/10/2018
| SRI LANKA
by Nirmala Carvalho

In 2008, the most ferocious persecution against Christians occurred in the State of Orissa. The archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar recalled the murder of the Christian Rajesh Digal. The episode was also taken up by Pope Francis.

| 29/10/2018
| INDIA
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by Joseph

A lay faithful denounces the betrayal of the agreement between China and the Holy See. Priests are obliged to be part of the Patriotic Association, a supporter of a Church that is "independent" of the Holy See. The four priests are known for their...

| 14/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Fady Noun

Five years after he went missing, an event still shrouded in mystery, a seminar was held in Beirut dedicated to the Jesuit missionary in Syria who challenged the country’s regime and tried to deal with jihadis. His parents “call for every effo...

| 09/11/2018
| LEBANON – SYRIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are ...

| 09/11/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

The Pakistani prime minister attacks radical Islamic groups who want to kill the justices and bring the country to a halt with their demonstrations. “These rogue elements are not serving Islam. They are merely playing politics to increase their ...

| 01/11/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Kamran Chaudhry

Police set up roadblocks on Punjab highways as radicals protest in the province and the capital Islamabad. The authorities are monitoring the situation from a central control centre, including "red zones" in sensitive areas.

| 31/10/2018
| PAKISTAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Fr Liu, ordained 13 years ago, was arrested and his priesthood suspended. The authorities accuse him of "having violated religious policy and regulations". He was "too active": he organized - just as the Synod would like - meetings for young peopl...

| 26/10/2018
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera

Making an appeal for support to the mission to every people that does not know Jesus Christ, we can be a "bridge" between generations, helping to discover one’s task, vocation and missionary consecration in the world. AsiaNews is part of this se...

| 20/10/2018
| VATICAN – ASIA
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