In Barishal, celebrations were held to honour the arrival of English missionary William Carey, who authored the first translation of the Bible in the local language. For Archbishop Bejoy N' D'Cruze, “we are baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. This brings us together. Therefore, let us work to create deeper relationships between us.”
In Beit Ommar one person died after being shot in the head. Two brothers aged 22 and 21 killed by the military near Ramallah. PM Netanyahu signs a coalition agreement with Avi Maoz, leader of Noam, an anti-Arab and nationalist party.
The perpetrators have already been identified and questioned by the police after they removed the banner of the Reformed Methodist Church from tents for displaced people. Local authorities expressed concern, but also stated that displaying the church logo was unwise.
Children have died from lack of access to treatments for rare diseases such as epileptic encelopathy. They need drugs distributed by foreign companies, which abandoned the country after the invasion of Ukraine. The war not only causes extermination and destruction on Ukrainian soil, but also suffocates the lives of the weakest and most fragile in Russia.
The Maronite archbishop of Damascus talks about the suffering of people forgotten by the international community. Their faces are sad, worried, melancholic, and anguished. A UN report warns of "catastrophic risks” ahead of winter. The UN has raised so far only 42 per cent of the funds needed to help at least six million people at risk.
Some lawmakers are sceptical about the president’s sincerity. Wickremesinghe calls on Tamil parties to solve the ethnic issue before February 2023. At the UN Human Rights Council, India said that Sri Lanka did not make sufficient efforts. The Tamil National Alliance is ready to cooperate.