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The Message for the World Mission Sunday, which will be celebrated on October 18 in most countries, has as its title the response of the prophet Isaiah: "Here I am, send me.” "It is Christ who makes the Church go out of herself." The personal response. "Illness, suffering, fear and isolation", unemployment that are spreading with the coronavirus epidemic "challenge us".

| 02/06/2020
| VATICAN
by Luca Antonietti

Dalù is a radio journalist who in 1995 dared to remember the anniversary of the massacre of students and workers on Tiananmen Square. He has since been marginalized by society. In 2010 he converted to Catholicism. To escape social and religious persecution, he came to Italy, where he was granted political refugee status.

| 02/06/2020
| ITALY - CHINA

Government leaders promise to do "everything possible" to ensure inter-religious harmony and respect for minorities. Fahrettin Altun: violence "is an element of profound pain" and "will not go unpunished". A man detained over attack on church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Galata.

| 02/06/2020
| TURKEY
by Nirmala Carvalho

In today's homily, the Archbishop of Mumbai highlights the relationship between the state and the Church, in a difficult time due to the lockdown and the many attacks on religious freedom. "Not everything belongs to Caesar, not everything belongs to the state". "Some things belong to God. This is the beginning of human rights, the value of the individual, the value of the human person." Card. Gracias assures Narendra Modi: We pray for you at all our masses.

| 02/06/2020
| INDIA

Three democracy movement supporters were arrested for criticizing the measure on social media. They risk a conviction for subversion. Meanwhile, Beijing denounces the brutality of the US police, accusing the Trump administration of "world-famous double standards" on internal security.

| 02/06/2020
| CHINA - HONG KONG
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For Yehuda Garami, Zionism and Judaism are confused, but there is a big difference between the two. The conflict is political and “has nothing to do with religion”. For Jews, there is religious freedom and security in Iran; “we do not ...
| 23/06/2020
| IRAN – ISRAEL
 
by Wang Zhicheng
He had only been released in January. Over past 13 years Msgr. Cui Tai has spent long intervals in detention and is released only for short periods on Chinese holidays. His detention is contrary to the laws of the country. The bishop is "a sacrificial ...
| 23/06/2020
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
by Peter Tran
The diocese, which stretches along the border with China, has "the smallest number of faithful" in Vietnam’s Catholic Church, but has "huge" potential. Preaching the Gospel is not limited to the diocese, but can be done in association with the ...
| 22/06/2020
| VIETNAM
 
Students at the Xilinhaote Middle School (Inner Mongolia) are prohibited from taking part in religious activities inside and outside schools, on pain of expulsion. Parents are prohibited from educating children about religion. The country-wide directive ...
| 12/06/2020
| CHINA
 
China has signed special agreements with South Korea and Singapore. Japan is vetting allowing air travel from Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. Cambodia plans to charge foreign visitors for the costs of anti-coronavirus checks. Indian borders ...
| 12/06/2020
| ASIA
 
by Biju Veticad
The archbishop of Changanacherry, Msgr. Joseph Peruthottam, comments on global outcry over the news of the elephant killed for eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers. Human lives killed by wild animals should also provoke concern. But above all, ...
| 12/06/2020
| INDIA
 
by Marian Demir
An Areda Survey of a total 2500 respondents reveals 22.4% are against and 4.3% say they don't know. On the domestic front, the government's control and repression policy is strengthened. A law has been approved that expands the powers ...
| 12/06/2020
| TURKEY
 
by Fady Noun
Over 40 leading figures from the Lebanese Shiite world against the violence promoted last weekend by the militants of the two parties. A "petty" policy that feeds on "divisions and discord". The parties in power "paralyzed" before risk of famine and ...
| 11/06/2020
| LEBANON
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