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by Joe Pereira

The clergyman heads the Kripa Foundation, a Mumbai NGO dedicated to AIDS patients and drug addicts. For him, "In a world filled with violence and addiction, the Pope helps us see the face of God”. At the same time, "the Church needs to move away from old fossilised forms of Christianity and awaken to a more lively and joy-filled spirituality in the likeness of the Master Jesus.”

| 08/05/2018
| INDIA

High alert issued in 13 states. The heavy rains mainly hit Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The updated toll speaks of 124 dead and over 300 injured. Bishops: "This is an opportunity for all of us to think and reflect seriously on the topic of climate change".

| 07/05/2018
| INDIA

Pope Francis meets with 100,000 members of the Neocathecumenal Way, together with 16 cardinals and 90 bishops.  Representatives of dozens of Asian countries were present in the rally. The pontiff comments on Jesus words: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28, 19). Benediction of crosses, handed in to 34 members sent on mission ad gentes. Some of Rome parishes’ communities are sent on mission to Italian capital peripheral areas.  

| 05/05/2018
| VATICAN - ITALY

Established in Spain in 1964 thanks to the collaboration between Francisco José Gómez Argüello Wirtz (Kiko) and Carmen Hernández, the Way was recognised by Pope Paul VI in 1974 as a product of the Second Vatican Council. Currently, it is present in 134 countries with 21,330 communities in 6,270 parishes.

| 05/05/2018
| VATICAN - ITALY
by Nirmala Carvalho

Rev Gyan Singh and fellow Pentecostal Rambhajan will be released this afternoon without charges. Villagers were "instigated to falsely accuse them of forced conversions." For Christian leader, the Constitution "consecrates the rights [of all confessions] and allows people to announce their faith”.

| 04/05/2018
| INDIA

Winds reach 100 km / h. The most affected states are Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, where the administration has already announced compensation. Most of the victims died in the collapse of homes. Crops destroyed, cattle dead.

| 04/05/2018
| INDIA
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The occasion could be the Island’s Eucharistic Congress. Abp. Hung will see the Pope on May 14th on his ad limina visit. "China and Taiwan are two churches, two nations, two different ways of life". On the island there are 300 priests and nuns from mainland China who study at the Catholic University of Furen.

| 11/05/2018
| VATICAN-TAIWAN
 

Pope Francis meets with 100,000 members of the Neocathecumenal Way, together with 16 cardinals and 90 bishops.  Representatives of dozens of Asian countries were present in the rally. The pontiff comments on Jesus words: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28, 19). Benediction of crosses, handed in to 34 members sent on mission ad gentes. Some of Rome parishes’ communities are sent on mission to Italian capital peripheral areas.  

| 05/05/2018
| VATICAN - ITALY
 
by Thomas Han*

The inter-Korean summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un opens up prospects for peace and unity for the entire Korean people. Families divided by the war meet. Opportunity for the Korean Church to offer a greater commitment to aid and interpersonal relations with the North. Seoul has never forgotten to pray for the North and its martyrs. An interview with the archbishop of Seoul and apostolic administrator of Pyongyang.

| 04/05/2018
| KOREA-VATICAN
 
by Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu, a Chinese writer in exile, appeals for the wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo to emigrate to Germany. In one of her last phone calls, the woman cried continuously and said that "it is easier to die than to live". "Dona. Dona ", a Yiddish song, as a symbol of her personal holocaust.

| 03/05/2018
| CHINA
Pakistan, un pastore protestante denuncia il clima di insicurezza tra i cristiani
Cristiani manifestano a Lahore e Karachi
Lahore, donne cristiane e musulmane chiedono uguali diritti degli uomini
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