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With his "new commandment" to "love one another as I love you", Jesus "asks us to love each other not only and not so much with our love, but with his, which the Holy Spirit infuses in our hearts if we invoke him with faith. This way - and only this way - we can love each other not only as we love ourselves, but as He loves us, that is immensely more.”

| 19/05/2019
| VATICAN

On the fifth anniversary of Amoris Laetitia, the chosen theme "aims to bring out family love as a vocation and way of holiness, to understand and share the profound and salvific meaning of family relationships in everyday life".

| 17/05/2019
| VATICAN

Receiving the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Francis recalls the ideals that moved St. John the Baptist de La Salle. "His vision of the school led him to develop ever more clearly the persuasion that education is a right for everyone, including the poor."

| 16/05/2019
| VATICAN

With the invocation "deliver us from evil" which is in the Our Father, "Jesus teaches his friends to put the invocation of the Father before everything, even and especially at times when the evil one makes his threatening presence felt".

| 15/05/2019
| VATICAN

A study by Peace Now shows that some 630,000 Jewish settlers live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. According to the NGO, the Israeli government is digging “a pit" for the country. In 2017, the government spent NIS 1.650 billion on settlements.

| 15/05/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

Speaking in Russia, where he met Lavrov, the US secretary of state tries to dampen the winds of war in the Middle East. The goal is to force Tehran to behave like "a normal nation". Khamenei: "We are not looking for a war, nor are they". Iran has suspended part of its commitments provided for in the nuclear agreement.

| 15/05/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES

The judges released Khadim Hussain Rizvi and his deputy Pir Afzal Qadri, both for health reasons. Rizvi is the head of the radical Islamic group Tehreek-Labaik Pakistan that last year paralyzed Pakistan after the acquittal of the Christian mother. A video posted online of a man who travelled to Canada to kill Asia.

| 15/05/2019
| PAKISTAN

Born in Milan in 1827, he took part in the Five Days of Milan. Missionary in Oceania, he founded the Sisters of Reparation upon his return to Italy.

| 14/05/2019
| VATICAN

The four councilors were also elected: Fr. Fabio Motta, from the mission in Guinea Bissau; Fr. Xavier Lourdh, from the mission in Japan; Brother Massimo Cattaneo, from the Bangladesh mission; Fr. Raffaele Manenti, a former missionary in India and Thailand, up until now the spiritual director in the PIME theological seminary.

| 14/05/2019
| ITALY-VATICAN

Two oil tankers flying Saudi flags, one from Norway and one from the United Arab Emirates hit. Abu Dhabi speaks of a "serious" episode. Tehran hopes for a thorough investigation to shed some light. News sources deny the version of the incident. The US secretary of state in Brussels in search of allies for the war against the Islamic Republic.

| 14/05/2019
| GULF - USA - EU
by Wang Zhicheng

As of June 1, China will raise tariffs on 60 billion US products, from 5 to 25%. Western stock exchanges are affected. Accepting US demands implies a quasi-revolution in the Chinese economic system. However, both parties have left the door open for new meetings and more dialogue.

| 14/05/2019
| CHINA-USA

The decision taken "considering the considerable flow of people who go to Medjugorje and the abundant fruits of grace that came from it".  But this does not mean authentication of the supposed apparitions.

| 13/05/2019
| VATICAN - BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
by Bernardo Cervellera

The interview with Card. Parolin was published yesterday evening at 11.53pm on the Global Times website. For the publisher it is a sign of "positive developments" in China-Vatican relations. Card Parolin sends a fraternal embrace above all to "those who have suffered the most and continue to suffer".

| 13/05/2019
| VATICAN - CHINA

Good Shepherd Sunday, Pope Francis invites two new priests - among the 19 he has just ordained - to bless the people with him from the window of the apostolic palace.  The Good Shepherd "speaks, knows, gives eternal life, safeguards".  The sheep "listen to my voice", "follow me".  A round of applause for all mothers on Mother's Day.

 

| 12/05/2019
| VATICAN
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