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by Thanh Thuy

Initiatives aimed at teaching the doctrine and values ​​of the Church have been undertaken in the Archdiocese of Hanoi. On 8 August, representatives of local churches and districts took part in a "catechism competition" in Canh Hoạch parish. Seven days before, 400 youths came together for a congress to mark the 11th anniversary of the youth association. Meetings were also held in Phủ Lý-Kim Bảng and Duy Tiên.

| 16/08/2018
| VIETNAM

The state located in the southern part of India was hit by violent monsoon rains. Hundreds of villages have been wiped out, around 10 thousand kilometers of roads and thousands of houses have been razed to the ground. The provisional estimate of damages is 414.5 million euros. The Archdiocese of Trivandrum is at the forefront to rescue the fishermen left at the mercy of the waves.

 

| 16/08/2018
| INDIA

They accuse the humanitarian organization of not caring for prisoners on hunger strike. The Red Cross maintains silence on the communiqué and states that it will seek direct dialogue with the Taliban. Fr. Moretti: a very precious body for the country. Violence continues: attack in progress at a training camp. Yesterday, suicide bombing in Kabul in a Shiite educational center. The long shadow of Isis.

| 16/08/2018
| AFGHANISTAN

Erdogan responds to US tariffs on steel and aluminum with a rise in rates on alcohol, technology, tobacco and automobiles. Behind the clash the arrest and detention of a US pastor in Turkey. Moscow and Beijing ready to rush to Ankara's aid. Qatar launches a $ 15 billion investment plan.

 

| 16/08/2018
| TURKEY - USA - QATAR
by Lawrence Jangma Gam

The initiative will bring energy to around 10 thousand families in the Chin State and in the autonomous area of ​​Naga. The agreement provides for a grace period of 18 years; starting from the fiscal year 2036-2037, every year the Burmese authorities will return 3 million euros.

 

| 16/08/2018
| MYANMAR-ITALY
by Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Intellectuals and economists accuse the government of not having the means to react to the trade war with the United States. There is some dissatisfaction among Party members close to Xi and among regional leaders. It is unlikely, however, that Xi's position at the top of the Chinese political hierarchy is in serious danger. A new Chinese delegation will be in Washington at the end of the month.

| 16/08/2018
| CHINA
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by Shan Ren Shen Fu (山人神父)

Cross and inscription "Catholic Church" removed from church facade. The ban on holding summer youth camps for catechism. Meanwhile, the vaccine scandal breaks out, a sign of a lack of moral values in Chinese society. Vaccinating young people in the spirit, helping them discover their faith, would help Chinese society. The considerations of a priest blogger.

| 06/08/2018
| CHINA
 
by Suor Mary Prema

The disappearance of a child who was sold has "nothing to do with the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity". The nuns are victims of "many myths [. . .] information distorted and false news” as well as “baseless innuendo". Sr Prema gives her version of events and defends her congregation. Only two weeks before, the authorities described the children’s home involved as an “excellent environment for the care of children”. Now they have been taken by social services.

| 17/07/2018
| INDIA
Ordinazione sacerdotale ad Air Upas - diocesi di Ketapang West Kalimantan
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