| VATICAN

During a meeting with a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Francis called for “weeping, for helping others and for experiencing conversion ourselves” at a time when “our world is disrupted by a cruel and senseless war of aggression.” Christian unity is an “essential condition” for peace.


At a meeting held on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on the Oceans, which ends tomorrow, Indigenous and Church representatives from Pacific Island countries discussed how to defend the seas from a Christian perspective. For the archbishop of Suva (Fiji), an anthropocentric paradigm should replace the economic one.

| 30/06/2022
| OCEANIA

Imposed by the international community for Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities. North Korean merchant ship bound for a Chinese port tracked. China obstructs monitoring operations carried out under UN auspices.

| 30/06/2022
| NORTH KOREA - CHINA
by Dario Salvi

Bishop Bizzeti: the emergency related to immigration has "increased" in the last period and cannot fall "only on the shoulders of Ankara." The need to give birth to a true local Church, with Turkish clergy and religious. Commemorating Msgr. Padovese 12 years after his murder, to give new life to his mission.

| 30/06/2022
| TURKEY - SYRIA
by Gianni Criveller *

Xi Jinping arrived in the former British colony to show that normalization has become a top priority. On July 1, 1997, Martin Lee and Margaret Ng from the balcony of Parliament were calling for freedom and democracy, while today they are reckoning with the consequences of the National Security Act. And Hong Kong is increasingly becoming a sad, depressed and fearful city.

| 30/06/2022
| RED LANTERNS
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The Chinese continue to buy Russian oil at discounted prices, financing Putin's war against Ukraine. There are doubts, however, that China will defy secondary sanctions from Europe and the U.S., its main trading partners. Russian expert: only "rhetoric" from Brics meeting.

| 30/06/2022
| RUSSIA - CHINA

Francis dedicated his homily for the solemnity of the two apostles to the synodal path. He also blessed the pallia of 44 archbishops appointed in the past year. At the Angelus he prayed for the victims of the war in Ukraine hit in the Kremenchuck shopping mall. Yesterday, the logo of the 2025 Jubilee was unveiled with “Pilgrims of hope” as its motto.

| 29/06/2022
| VATICAN
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