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Atambaev surrendered to police on 8 August after a two-day stand-off between his supporters and law enforcement. The former leader refused to respond to three subpoenas for crimes committed during his presidency. He is now also accused of murder and attempted coup.

 

| 20/08/2019
| KYRGYZSTAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

For the Court, Christian missionaries are also involved in forced conversions. Christian college educator has been accused of harassment of 34 female students. For Tamil Nadu bishop, such accusations are regrettable in an atmosphere charged with sectarianism.

| 20/08/2019
| INDIA
by Paul Wang

In 2016 Jeremy Tam-Man-Ho was elected to the Legco in the pro-democracy party.  Beijing forces Cathay Pacific to set aside or fire all those who participated in the anti-extradition demonstrations because they pose a "security" risk.

 

| 20/08/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

The general was in charge of the division that led the siege against the last Tamil rebel stronghold in 2009. During the final attack, a hospital was bombed. For the UN, the appointment puts national reconciliation is at risk".

| 20/08/2019
| SRI LANKA

Abdul Somad’s sermon goes viral online. He later claimed that “The Quran reciting session was held in a closed Mosque”, “for Muslims” only. Christians are urged not let emotions prevail. Extremists are increasingly resorting to hoaxes, fake news and controversy over religion to feed divisions.

| 20/08/2019
| INDONESIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Li spent eight months in prison. The place of detention of the Church leader remains unknown. For Li, “Persecution is a price worth paying for the Lord.”

 

| 20/08/2019
| CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

On the feast the "metamorphosis" from paganism to Christianity is remembered.  Even the social changes of the revolution are seen as a "taboric renewal".  Patriarch Kirill in St. Petersburg,

 

 

 

| 20/08/2019
| RUSSIA

The resumption of lessons is disputed by parents who do not want to endanger their children's lives.  After the revocation of the special status of semi-autonomy, the Indian state is militarized.  Internet and transport suspended: shops closed and commercial production blocked.

 

| 20/08/2019
| INDIA

Cardinal calls on population to "abandon" the dominant logic of self and reach out to eachother.  This is the "key" of dialogue "in the family" and in "social and national life".  The government must implement an economic and financial recovery plan, targeting "smuggling".  Support for struggling teachers and pursuing the goal of "justice in truth" against torture and violence.

| 20/08/2019
| LEBANON

The restrictions increase prices, block supplies and cause serious shortcomings.  Cancer patients, especially children, are also at risk.  It is also difficult to find a simple paracetamol.  Drug imports from the United States and Europe collapsed with Trump.  The risk is the invasion of counterfeit medicines on the market.

| 20/08/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES
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by Bernardo Cervellera
Beijing is implementing total control over the Church and religious communities. For some Chinese priests there is a re-edition of the Cultural Revolution. But in reality China is implementing a project that dates back to the 1980s: the Chinese Church ...
| 12/09/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
At the general audience, Francis retraced his journey to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. Before leaving and on the way back, the visit to the Our Lady, Salus populi romani "for her to accompany me". "With Our Lady I travel safely".
| 11/09/2019
| VATICAN
 
Peace, xenophobia, interfaith dialogue and globalisation are some of the issues Francis spoke about during a press conference on the flight home from Madagascar.  
| 11/09/2019
| VATICAN
 
by Thomas D’Souza*
Today is the liturgical memory of the woman who dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. Pope Francis elected her patron saint of voluntary work. A solemn mass celebrated in the Generalate of the Missionaries of Charity. Monsignor D’Souza: ...
| 05/09/2019
| INDIA
 
PIME’s regional superior was consecrated bishop of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Some 8,000 people attended the ceremony. The diocese had been waiting for a pastor for eight years. The new prelate has set his goals for 2020-2022. The first one is ...
| 04/09/2019
| INDIA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
A document released by the Fujian authorities requires parish priests and religious personnel to ban minors from church and education; to refuse relations with foreign Catholics; to curb any momentum of evangelization. Meanwhile, the "Global Times" celebrates ...
| 25/06/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
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