According to Marist Fathers, the city is struggling to get back to normal. But getting refugees home is still far away. Those who remained showed courage and strength. People hope to see the conflict end across the country. Christians are involved in many initiatives for residents.
Kevin Joseph was killed by the relatives of his Syriac Christian wife. The murder put the spotlight on discrimination rooted in a certain mindset that touches Christians as well.
About 50 activists from various religions from the Rawadari Tehreek (Movement for tolerance) took part in the celebrations. In Pakistan, a Muslim majority country, the Hindu celebration is also becoming a cultural event. This year’s edition was low key due to tensions over Islamist protests against Asia Bibi.
The Taipei seminary currently has ten seminarians. Evangelisation is important to overcome the lethargy that prevails among Christians in a society taken hostage by secularisation and the desire for wealth and affluence. The goal must be to make young people discover the person of Jesus Christ. Fr Étienne Frécon, a priest with the Foreign Missions of Paris, speaks about his experience.
"How often is there murmuring in parishes?” he asked, pointing out that whenever “I don’t like the testimony, or there is a person that I don’t like, murmuring immediately breaks out.”". "And in the diocese? The 'intra-diocesan' struggles ... The internal struggles of the dioceses; you know this. And also in politics. And this is bad. When a government is not honest, it tries to dirty the opponents with the murmurings ".
The archbishop tells online missionaries that if people use the new forms of communication irresponsibly, they "can divide and deceive" and cause the “slow death for our cherished values and virtues”.
The head of the State-owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commission made the announcement. The government wants to improve the management of big state companies, increasingly shaken by scandals related to bad management and corruption. Vietnam is following the same path.
It is thought to have flown to the Netherlands with his family. Christians fear reprisals and revenge. On social networks the name of Asia Bibi is not mentioned, nor is any radical Islamic leader criticized, nor is it called religion. Ensure security for Christian neighborhoods and places of worship. "No one can repay the torture that Asia Bibi has suffered unjustly, so it is time to go further." But the foreign ministry denies that the woman left the country.
The Christian woman left Multan prison in Punjab last night. She is being kept in a secret location of maximum security. The family cannot see her. Activist: "We thank the Lord for this blessing".
It is an open battle between Rawil Gaynetdin, head of the Mufti Council, and Kamil Samigullin, Tatar Mufti of Kazan. For the former there is no persecution of Uighurs in China; the latter accuses him of acting as a sounding board for the Chinese government. Divisions also on the verification of halal food and on relations with foreign Muslim communities.
At the end of the monthly assembly the Maronite Church expresses concern for the internal political situation. Words and verbal confrontations can hurt "more than bullets". A cabinet is needed before Independence Day, one that is "free from both local and foreign constraints".