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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
by Shafique Khokhar

Badal Masih worked at a scrapyard owned by a Muslim named Ifran. His employer was infuriated when the child told him he would no longer work for him. He was a "very obedient child,” says his mother. They “took his life for no reason.”

| 12/07/2019
| PAKISTAN

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

Criticisms and unresolved issues emerge after an agreement is reached. The Taliban are not happy with it. The various versions differ from one another. Meanwhile, people continue to die in the country.

| 10/07/2019
| AFGHANISTAN

 The head of the police and the former secretary of defense are the first two heads who fell in the parliamentary inquiry.  The April 21 massacres caused the death of 258 people.  According to the magistrate, there is not enough evidence to accuse them of "grave crimes against humanity".

 

| 10/07/2019
| SRI LANKA
by Anna Chiara Filice

The Italian missionary arrived in Bangladesh in 1974. In the Asian country he made "a living experience of Providence", setting up several PIME missions.  “I thank the Lord because he took me by the hand,” he said, “and I let myself be led despite my limitations. I dared only trust his help.”

| 10/07/2019
| BANGLADESH
by Melani Manel Perera

The National Peoples’ Movement was created in December 2018 to, among other things, fight corruption, develop inter-religious harmony, and increase women’s representation. The group wants “give the country a real leadership,” says priest.

| 09/07/2019
| SRI LANKA

Sunny Waqas is studying health sciences at a high school in Bahawalnagar. A few days before his arrest he had had an argument with a Muslim neighbour. The mother says that her son has “many Muslim friends”, that “He can never do anything to hurt the feelings of anyone.”

| 09/07/2019
| PAKISTAN

In Doha, representatives of the Kabul government, members of civil society, women's rights activists and Taliban leaders meet.  The target of "zero" civiliian victims;  protect public institutions such as schools;  respect women's rights as is the Islamic tradition.

 

 

| 09/07/2019
| AFGHANISTAN - QATAR

Sri Lanka has 7,000 Buddhist temples where Theravada Buddhism is practiced. A presidential election is set for 7 December. For Caritas secretary, monks "could exploit the lack of trust in political leaders and government instability. But I don't think this will happen because the people have never voted for them."

| 08/07/2019
| SRI LANKA

The headmaster, who is also the imam of the nearby mosque, is the second rapist detained in a week. Last year at least 433 children were sexually abused. A "culture of impunity" protects the culprits.

 

| 08/07/2019
| BANGLADESH
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| CHINA - VATICAN
 
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