| VATICAN

During the Angelus, the pontiff noted that Jesus came to earth to “bring the fire” of the Gospel, which "is not a lullaby". He called on the faithful to choose “change and conversion" setting us “in motion”. This involves the Church, in which the Holy Spirit must “burn”. The pontiff devoted some thoughts to the “grave humanitarian crisis in Somalia” and the 20th anniversary of the Act of Entrustment by Saint John Paul II.


Myanmar's "rice bowl" is in serious crisis, with production at risk. Every day at least a hundred people flock to the passport office hoping to emigrate, for study or work. Record high temperatures have been recorded since 2020, peaking at 47.5 degrees in Chauck. Army violence against civilians. 

| 13/08/2022
| MYANMAR
by Shafique Khokhar

On August 11, Voice for Justice organized demonstrations to demand that the rights of Christians and Hindus be respected. Several religious leaders expressed closeness and solidarity.

 

| 13/08/2022
| PAKISTAN

Pakistan and India will celebrate their independence on 14 and 15 August respectively. While Kashmir pins the two against each, for Delhi, Beijing is the main rival. India has made great strides in recent decades, but Hindu ultranationalism is turning the original idea of the Indian nation on its head.

| 12/08/2022
| INDIAN MANDALA

The other news of the day: China and Nepal agree on building trans-Himalayan roads and railways. Former NagaWorld Casino staff protest in Cambodia. Well-known mullah Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani is killed in Afghanistan. Doubts remain about the pope's trip to Lebanon. Russia’s population continues to shrink.

| 12/08/2022
| ASIA TODAY

With an investment of US$ 400,000 Russians can obtain a new citizenship. More and more are ploughing their money into Turkey, representing 60 per cent of all real estate sales to foreigners. For many Russians, this is their “plan B" after the European Union is no longer accessible, a trend that worriers and irks the Unite States. Meanwhile, Turkey is helping Russia circumvent sanctions.

| 12/08/2022
| TURKEY - RUSSIA

Police showed off new units in a ceremony two days ago. Vietnam’s constitution guarantees the right to protest, but no law has been approved regulating it. Since 2018 the issue has not been discussed.

| 12/08/2022
| VIETNAM
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