by Fr. Ibrahim Faltas | ISRAEL – PALESTINE

The Franciscan clergyman remembers the slain journalist. The UN Security Council condemns the murder and calls for an investigation. Ordinary Muslims and Christians, right-wing and left-wing politicians took to the streets to remember her. Her death fulfilled the dream of transcending divisions.

by Guido Alberto Casanova

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the island's return to Japan. But residents continue to oppose the U.S. military presence in Futemna, whose complete closure they demand. Prefectural governor delivers some proposals to central government: situation "abnormal."

 

 

| 16/05/2022
| JAPAN

A country in mourning for 40 days bid its final farewell to the 73-year-old president, who has been ill for some time. The nation's leadership already long in the hands of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. Former Vicar of Arabia: there is an atmosphere of "respect and tribute" to the person. For new leadership, the value of tolerance that embraces religions and ethnicities. 

| 16/05/2022
| UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
by Vladimir Rozanskij

For the Orthodox Patriarch Emeritus, Ukraine will defeat Russia. Attack on Moscow Patriarch Kirill, guilty of supporting Putin's intended invasion. To Pope Francis: we have nothing to fear from NATO. In future there will be only one national Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

 

 

| 16/05/2022
| UKRAINE-RUSSIA
by Shafique Khokhar

The incident sparked protests and a sit-in on Grand Trunk Road. Another attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed three Pakistani soldiers and three children. For the Anglican bishop of Peshawar, thugs tried to disturb the peace and interfaith harmony in the city.

| 16/05/2022
| PAKISTAN

Francis presides over the canonisation of Charles de Foucauld, Indian layman Devasahayam and eight other priests and nuns in St Peter's Square. "Holiness is not an unattainable goal, separated from everyday life: it must be embraced in the everyday, in the dust of the street, in the trials of concrete life".

 

| 15/05/2022
| VATICAN
by Stefano Caprio

Bishop Mumbiela Sierra of Almaty, Kazkistan, was elected a few weeks ago as the first president of the new Conference of Catholic Bishops of Central Asia. He speaks to AsiaNews: 'An experience of fraternity that is important for the growth of our communities. We are a periphery that bears witness to God's love for the whole world".

 

 

| 15/05/2022
| ECCLESIA IN ASIA
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