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In Venezuela, “Let us pray to the Lord to inspire and enlighten the parties involved, so that they may reach an agreement as soon as possible that will put an end to the suffering of the people for the good of the country and the entire region.”

| 14/07/2019
| VATICAN

The convoy carries 2.5 million liters of water on 50 tank wagons.  By 2021, the city will be completely drained.  The poor complain that they are "sacrificed" in favor of luxury hotels and entrepreneurs.


 

| 12/07/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The collapse of a wall caused the death of 18 people. The Church of St Jude was the first to bring relief. The archdiocese is raising funds and distributing aid through young volunteers.

| 12/07/2019
| INDIA

The Indian Jesuit says that mass lynching is "India’s greatest shame". Since 2012, 130 incidents have occurred, involving 311 people, 47 who were murdered. Federal ministers have "anointed and garlanded” murderers. The situation has become so explosive that a law is needed.

| 11/07/2019
| INDIA

In a tweet yesterday Pope Francis called for respect of life. For the Pontifical Academy for life, Lambert’s death is "a defeat for our humanity".

| 11/07/2019
| VATICAN

"These least ones are abandoned and cheated into dying in the desert; these least ones are tortured, abused and violated in detention camps; these least ones face the waves of an unforgiving sea; these least ones are left in reception camps too long for them to be called temporary".

 

 

| 08/07/2019
| VATICAN

The Nepalese government has imposed a ban because of risk of self-immolations by monks.  On 7 July, his birthday, the head of Tibetan Buddhism urged the faithful to be "compassionate and create religious harmony".  Nepal is part of the Beijing partner countries in the "New Chinese Silk Road" strategy.  In 2015 it was saved from bankruptcy caused by the Delhi embargo.

 

 

| 08/07/2019
| NEPAL - TIBET - CHINA

 "We must always pray to the "master of the harvest ", that is God the Father, to send labourers to work in his field which is the world".  The mission is based on prayer;  which requires detachment and poverty;  which brings peace and healing, which is not proselytism but proclamation and testimony.

 

| 07/07/2019
| VATICAN

Francis sends a message to the Forum of the Laudato Si communities, engaged this year on the theme of the Amazon and its exploitation: "Man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor can the Church remain silent: the  cry of the poor must resound from her mouth ”.

 

| 06/07/2019
| VATICAN

A study on the future composition of the Indian population issued by the Ministry of Finance.  According to experts, in 2041 the number of young people between 0 and 19 will be 25% of the total, in decline compared to 41% in 2011. Classes will be less numerous, so classrooms must be joined. Need to increase the retirement age, set at 60 for public officials.

 

| 06/07/2019
| INDIA

The country, which for years has been tormented by a conflict with pro-Russian separatists, was among the topics addressed in Francis's conversation with Putin.

 

| 05/07/2019
| VATICAN

The prelate is accused of authorizing a reckless real estate sale that would have caused the local church a loss of 10 million dollars. He was acquitted, but the majority of priests are against his return. Catholic community "upset".

| 05/07/2019
| INDIA

Press release says: “During the cordial discussions, both Parties expressed their satisfaction at the development of bilateral relations, further strengthened by the protocol of understanding signed today regarding the collaboration between the “Bambino Gesù” Paediatric Hospital and the paediatric hospitals of the Russian Federation.”

| 04/07/2019
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

More than 432 Hindus became Buddhist at a public ceremony. Anti-conversion laws exist in seven Indian states. For Sajan K George, anti-Christian propaganda continues.

 

| 04/07/2019
| INDIA
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