On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.
The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.
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The new structure will be built near the ancient capital Luang Prabang, a UNESCO heritage site in an area that is geologically unstable. Scores of hydroelectric dams have turned the Mekong into a completely artificial waterway. Foreign energy buyers get more out of the river than the local population.