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Archbishop William Goh of Singapore writes a pastoral letter to his community shaken by the conviction of a man religious for paedophilia. Let us pray to “be more vigilant and mindful,” Archbishop Goh says. Let us “remember that the sins of one will affect others as well. It is a timely reminder for us to renew our faith, find healing in forgiveness and in God’s mercy, and seek reconciliation with our wounded brothers and sisters”.


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.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN

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.

| 19/09/2019
| VATICAN

Today's headlines: Pakistani president confers posthumous award on Iqbal Masih, who died in the fight against the exploitation of child labour; the famous Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo will be demolished; Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia arrested for praying for peace; humanitarian aid for Ukraine from Azerbaijan; Dengue fever alert in Singapore. 

| 30/03/2022
| ASIA TODAY
by Steve Suwannarat

The city-state is particularly exposed to the effects of climate change with large areas in danger of being submerged. The authorities plan to increase the country’s carbon tax and invest some US$ 73 billion in coastal reforestation and green spaces to boost oxygen emissions.

| 15/03/2022
| SINGAPORE

Today's headlines: dozens of priests and deacons from the Moscow Patriarchate sign an appeal for an end to the "fratricidal war"; Chinese companies operating in Russia have started asking for advance payments; Pyongyang hid the invasion of Ukraine for days and blamed the imperialist West; Hong Kong activist convicted under anti-sedition law; in India four Christians arrested on false conversion charges. 

| 02/03/2022
| ASIA TODAY

Today's headlines: Pyongyang's new missile test for the development of spy satellites; Baghdad hosts its first official football match in years, to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup; Nepal's parliament passes a controversial rule on US funding that triggers street protests; Russian teachers' petition against the war; at least 12,000 people evacuated in Malaysia due to flooding. 

| 28/02/2022
| ASIA TODAY
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