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The parents of the little (healthy) girl are patients of the Swarga Dwar, in Taloja, a dispensary created by the PIME missionaries.  The place welcomes those who have been "rejected by society".  Ruthika is the fruit of the "desire for life of these people, whom society rob of dignity and hope".

 

 

| 20/06/2019
| INDIA
by Shafique Khokhar

Activists, Catholics and lawyers complain about the failure to enforce a Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to lay the foundations for everyone’s right to profess their religion in freedom.

| 20/06/2019
| PAKISTAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

In Tamil Nadu proselytizing activity is not illegal. Christians charged with "disturbing public peace". The passengers were annoyed by their insistent way of proclaiming the Gospel.

| 20/06/2019
| INDIA

The FARM Northeast programme was implemented in 2016 in Gorajan, a village in Assam. Volunteers help parents teach their children to respect the environment. Mousumi, 11, takes care of her lychee plant and can’t wait to see it bear fruit.

| 19/06/2019
| INDIA

The disease shows up as vomiting and severe headaches. Lychee is a fruit that inhibits the production of glucose. Some doctors believe the main cause is dehydration.

| 18/06/2019
| INDIA

The Instrumentum laboris unveiled.  The possibility of ordaining married men.  Integral ecology and recognition of the role of women.  Defense of territory and human rights.

 

| 17/06/2019
| VATICAN
by Sumon Corraya

Joseph Kamal Rodrigues, 67, is well known within the Christian community. He has composed pieces of liturgical worship for the Catholic Church. Kazi Nazrul Islam's musical genre fuses spiritual and philosophical elements, romantic and revolutionary themes.

| 17/06/2019
| BANGLADESH

The Newman Educational Society, the educational arm of the diocese, organised the competition. Some 17,000 pupils, mostly non-Christians, study in 46 schools. For a spokesman of the Northeast Church, "Books help to pass an exam. Games, praying, doing group activities, playing music, eating together, sharing and taking care of one another help instead to pass the exam called life."

| 15/06/2019
| INDIA

A Punjab court convicted Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Masih in April 2014. She is in Multan Prison, in the same cell that lodged Asia Bibi. The couple was punished for a dispute between children.

| 14/06/2019
| PAKISTAN

Meeting the leaders of the global oil industry, Francis reiterated that "catastrophic forecasts can no longer be viewed with contempt and irony". "They are the poor who suffer the worst impact of the climate crisis", they are the most vulnerable to hurricanes, droughts, floods and other extreme weather events.

| 14/06/2019
| VATICAN

She had been jailed along with her husband and about 100 other Christians in December 2018. Another Christian, Li Xiaofeng, was also released. Both are free on bail but can be re-arrested at any time. The state of their health is unknown.

| 14/06/2019
| CHINA
by Melani Manel Perera

The Sri Lankan Navy repaired the church after a suicide bomber killed 54 people, who are already saints, according to Archbishop Ranjth. The shrine is now open from 6 am to 8 pm.

| 13/06/2019
| SRI LANKA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Fr Stan Swamy is an advocate for the rights of Dalits, tribal people victims of land grabs and inmates entitled to a free and fair trial. Police agents seized his computer's hard disk and changed passwords to his e-mail and Facebook accounts. Activist group slams the police for their action.

| 13/06/2019
| INDIA
by Joseph Ha Chi-shing

For the auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong, the demands of young people are just and show they "care about society". Ongoing protests against the extradition law are the only way forward against a political system unwilling to listen.

| 13/06/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA
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