by Nirmala Carvalho | INDIA

In the past three years, more than 6,000 children have died from malnutrition in Maharashtra, many from tribal families whose parents were victims of child marriages. A charity created by Fr Elenjimittamin in 1957 is playing a crucial role in providing education and welfare to such “angels in rags”.


The proposal by some Shura Council members within the plan to reform the Civil Transitions Law. A change aimed at equalizing Saudi Arabia with other Gulf monarchies in terms of rights. Proposal illustrates support for reform found in passages of the Quran. 

| 23/05/2022
| SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
by Steve Suwannarat

The independent and liberal candidate won the election with more than 50 percent of the vote. Addressing the electorate, he appealed for unity. Yesterday's was the first call to the polls since the 2014 military coup. 

 

 

| 23/05/2022
| THAILAND
by Vladimir Rozanskij

After the invasion of Ukraine, all "non-aligned" professors kicked out of college. Many of them spontaneously resigned and left the country. In Soviet times, university life in Russia was much freer and more open than it is now.

 

 

| 23/05/2022
| RUSSIA

After the Marian prayer, the pontiff spoke about the Day of Prayer instituted by Benedict XVI and celebrated on 24 May. He urged the faithful to pray “for freedom and tranquility" a few days after the arrest of Card Joseph Zen. Peace was the main theme in today's Gospel, a gift from God “in the form of the Holy Spirit”.

| 22/05/2022
| VATICAN

The beatification in Lyon of the foundress of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith is an opportunity to rediscover the roots of this association serving the mission and the proclamation of the Gospel in China and the rest of Asia. Blessed Jaricot promoted prayer for Christians in China and knowledge about their communities. Today Asian Churches are no longer just recipients of support but also provide it to the mission on other continents.

| 22/05/2022
| ECCLESIA IN ASIA

Tajik authorities describe their action as an “anti-terrorism” operation. Local residents slam police violence. The UN and Western countries express concern, calling on the parties to show moderation. Human Rights Watch urges the authorities to respect protesters’ rights and media freedom.

| 21/05/2022
| TAJIKISTAN
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The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem expresses “shock” over her death, calling for an urgent and thorough investigation. Latin Patriarch Pizzaballa sends a message and offers prayers to the family. Israelis and Palestinians blame each other. ...
| 12/05/2022
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE
 
The prelate was arrested ostensibly in connection with an investigation into the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which helped people involved in the 2019protests. Other trustees of the charity have also been detained. Released on bail at 11pm local time. The ...
| 11/05/2022
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
The Cayetanos, the Binays and the Villars are but some of the rich clans that run the country. After yesterday's elections, a quarter of the Senate is controlled by only three families. Leni Robredo pledges firm opposition. Nobel Peace Prize laureate ...
| 10/05/2022
| PHILIPPINES
 
The 59-year-old suffered a heart attack induced by work-related stress. Ordained bishop in 2010, he had been approved by both the Holy See and Chinese authorities. Bishop Shao Zumin reappeared in a Beijing nursing home controlled 24/7 by police. ...
| 10/05/2022
| CHINA
 
In 2021, Internet was shut or slowed down at least 182 times around the world, mostly in Asia. While the longest shutdown was reported in Pakistan, most were in India, particularly in Kashmir, followed by Myanmar. Governments sought to silence the opposition, ...
| 05/05/2022
| ASIA
 
by Dario Salvi
The auxiliary of Milan, Msgr. Paolo Martinelli, replaces Msgr. Hinder in southern Arabia, who resigned having reached the age of retirement. A breath of vision that "embraces all Christians" and a particular "concern" for Yemen. The "historical" ...
| 05/05/2022
| ITALY - GULF
 
by Alessandra De Poli
The small Pacific archipelago, so called because it was thought to be home to King Solomon's mines, actually lacks everything: hospitals, infrastructure, airports. China, which has offered to bring a certain degree of development, is welcomed as ...
| 03/05/2022
| SALOMON ISLANDS - CHINA
 
by Wang Zhicheng
Forced into "guanzhi", a restriction of movements and activities. Subjected to political sessions to adhere to the official Church and therefore to the Chinese Communist Party. Several religious, still free, fear they will be arrested soon. The Sino-Vatican ...
| 03/05/2022
| CHINA
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”