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.
Over the weekend, Bishop Hinder celebrated the country's first priestly ordination and imparted Confirmation to about 170 boys and girls. The challenge is to "respect" the needs in pastoral care, avoiding ethnic and nationalistic drifts. It is on the young seminarians to build the future of the local Church.
The Apostolic Vicar Msgr Hinder will ordain Fr Dickson Eugene, who grew up in Oman, for the Salesian province of Bangalore . Two confirmations in two different parishes in the capital and a meeting of all the priests of the sultanate are also planned for the weekend. The nation has a very large Muslim majority, but there is freedom of worship. The role of Mascate in the liberation of Fr Tom.
Today's headlines : the Chinese Communist Party orders local officials to monitor and prevent abortions among young people and singles; Gulf monarchies pay homage to the Arabian leopard; possible entry of Kabul into the economic corridor between China and Pakistan; new hotbeds of tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“We can hardly fail to see that these days, in addition to the pandemic, an ‘infodemic’ is spreading: a distortion of reality based on fear, which in our global society leads to an explosion of commentary on falsified if not invented news,” Francis said. “Fake news has to be refuted, but individual persons must always be respected, for they believe it often without full awareness or responsibility,” he added. “[T]ruth is never merely a concept having to do with judgment about things; no, that is only a part of what truth is. Truth regards life as a whole”.