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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
by Nirmala Carvalho

Those confirmed come from very poor rural areas, "but rich in spirit". The preparation they undertook was aimed at inspiring “them to cooperate with the grace of God in all the circumstances of life".

| 15/05/2019
| INDIA

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
by Melani Manel Perera

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama group speaks. Leader Moulavi Farood Farook says the bombers of April 21 "have neither religion nor faith"; this is why their bodies were not cremated in the Islamic cemetery. Christian leaders call for peace and non-violence.

| 15/05/2019
| SRI LANKA

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

The child was lured into a school bathroom by a 20-year-old man, who tried to claim a younger age. Both victim and attacker are Muslim, but from different sects. For Bishop Ivan Pereira, the Church works “a lot on education, putting ourselves on the side of the people.”

| 14/05/2019
| INDIA

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
by Sumon Corraya

The government carried out inspection of dozens of agencies across the country. Thirty-seven Bangladeshis died off the Tunisian coast. For the country’s Foreign Minister, migrants were trafficked from a Middle Eastern country.

| 14/05/2019
| BANGLADESH – ITALY

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

The victim was named Mohamed Ameer Mohamed Sally and owned a carpentry shop. Violence and aggression against mosques and Muslim businesses throughout the northwestern province. The police were ordered to "use maximum force to contain the violence".

| 14/05/2019
| SRI LANKA

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 Melani Manel Perera

Television operators invade the homes and privacy of survivors, they "must be educated in communications ethics". A comment posted on Facebook sparks new violence against Muslims in Chilaw. Survivors must be supported in the long run by specialist groups. Taking care of even the first responders, priests and nuns included.

| 13/05/2019
| SRI LANKA
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