For the first time in 36 years, a movie was screened in Saudi Arabia. Tickets for the first show open to the public went on sale today. For one moviegoer, “We’re opening up and we’re catching up with everything that’s happening in the world.” However, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plans to modernise the country and boost the economy, hit by the low oil prices, has come in for criticism from conservatives.
Saudi police arrested her employer. Agnes Mancilla underwent emergency abdominal surgery. In February, allegations of abuses of domestic workers sparked tensions between the Philippines and Kuwait. The Church set up a migrant desk in its 86 dioceses.
For Mgr Audo, the airstrikes were a great media event but had little impact on the country. The ongoing power game on the backs of the Syrian people is a sad chapter. White House counters Macron’s claim about getting the US to stay, announces new sanctions against Russia. Syrian Church leaders slam the attacks, which they say violates international law.
"Let us refresh our memory: there are two questions. What did Jesus do for me, in my life, out of love? And seeing this, what do I do for Jesus, how do I respond to this love. And so we will be able to purify our faith from all self-interest ".
Arab leaders hope to reactivate the "political process" and foster a common "strategy". King Salman against Iran: the "aggressive" attitude is a "threat" to the Arab world. Riyadh allocates 150 million dollars for the conservation of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem; criticism of the US decision to transfer the embassy.
At the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis calls for greater commitment from the international community for a joint action for peace in Syria. He also asks that Alfie, who is suffering from a degenerative disease and whom doctors want to deny basic care, "be" cared for according to his condition, with the agreement of family members, doctors and other health workers". "" Every offense or wound or violence to the body of our neighbor is an outrage to God the creator! My thoughts go, in particular, to children, women, the elderly whose bodies are mistreated". A martyr beatified in Madagascar.
The Patriarch of Moscow had a long phone call with the Pontiff, following the missile attacks by the US, France and Great Britain. The dialogue was attended to Bartholomew of Constantinople, Theophilus of Jerusalem, Theodore of Alexandria and John of Antioch. Contacts with the press, to communicate the initiatives of the Church leaders.
The South Korean Church is praying for the success of the event, looking forward to "concrete" solutions to the peninsula’s problems. Hope was reborn with the Olympics. People are waiting for a message from Pope Francis.
A harsh exchange between Russia and the United States at the UN. Trump speaks of possible intervention, with the support of London and Paris. Moscow denounces the "campaign of aggression" against a sovereign state. Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen: "there are no certainties" on the Douma attack. The prayers of Christians for peace in the country.
About 158 refugee families live in the parish of Amadiya and surrounding villages. They need food, clothes, shoes, school support, kerosene. Many Christian, Yazid and Arab families returned to Mosul only to turn back. The ‘Adopt a Christian from Mosul’ campaign is ongoing.
Xi Jinping sent a highly congratulatory message. Japan and Germany issued polite words. The Observatory for Security and Cooperation in Europe criticised restrictions on fundamental freedoms. Tensions with Britain remain over the ex-spy poisoning. For Chinese scholar, as the West continues to attack Russia and China, the two will move closer.