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Activists and remote village residents have built barricades to stop the operations of an Australian multinational. Local mayors and the provincial governor oppose the renewal of its license, but Filipino authorities are inclined to it. For Bishop Mangalinao, the “destruction caused by OceanaGold is far greater than the promised benefits”.

| 12/07/2019
| PHILIPPINES
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

Religious leaders held a prayer ceremony, led by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus III.  Also present were Msgr.  Marcuzzo and the custodian of the Holy Land.  The sale of three properties to the Jewish extremist group Ateret Cohanim, which intends to "Judaize" the holy city.  Preserving the integrity and Christian character of Jerusalem.

 

| 12/07/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

The Human Rights Council voted in favor of a draft resolution presented by Iceland.  The Philippines has brought to over 6,600 the number of official deaths in the anti-DRUGS campaign wished by President Duterte.  For activists and the media, the victims are between 27 and 30 thousand.

 

| 12/07/2019
| PHILIPPINES - UN

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

The explosion caused serious damage to buildings and cars in the area, without causing victims.  Al-Wasta is a Christian neighborhood in an area with a Kurdish majority.  Syrian Orthodox Patriarch: attack that creates "anxiety and disorder".  Christians "must remain" and not be intimidated.  Authors are still unknown.

 

 

 

| 12/07/2019
| SYRIA
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

People were kept in sanatoriums whilst their relatives faced obstacles to entering schools, finding work and getting married. For the prime minister, the victims endured "extremely severe prejudice and discrimination in society." A ruling by a court in Kumamoto offers compensation to relatives.

| 12/07/2019
| JAPAN
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by Wang Zhicheng
The tabloid linked to the People's Daily cites Archbishop Sachez Sorondo, Mgr Zhan Silu and Francesco Sisci who back the renewal of the provisional agreement, but fails to mention any supporter in the Party. For a Vatican official, this agreement ...
| 07/08/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Pierre Balanian
Ali Msheik's wife has been waiting for three days in front of the place where he worked as a longshoreman to have news about his fate. Eliane, an artist, asks Christians and Muslims to pray for her son, a dentist, who is in intensive care. Young ...
| 07/08/2020
| LEBANON
 
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith rectifies some ambiguous formulas, seemingly more democratic and less clerical. Sacramental action takes place in the name of Christ “who acts in his Church”. The ministry is not the “exercise ...
| 06/08/2020
| VATICAN
 
The blast damaged Caritas headquarters. The charity is “ready to hand out aid,” said Fr Paul Karam, who stresses that “psychological support" to victims’ families is also fundamental. Some 200 employees and volunteers divided ...
| 05/08/2020
| LEBANON
 
by Pierre Balanian
The toll from yesterday’s blasts now stands at 100 dead and more than 4,000 injured, but many people are still missing under collapsed buildings. Some ships in Beirut harbour have dead and injured on board. Hospitals are full, whilst medicine warehouses ...
| 05/08/2020
| LEBANON
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
A private US company, Recorded Future, detected the espionage operation against the mail servers of the Vatican Secretariat of State, the Diocese of Hong Kong, and the Holy See’s Study Mission in Hong Kong, which acts as a quasi-nunciature. PIME’s ...
| 29/07/2020
| VATICAN – CHINA
 
A few months before the expiration of the Provisional Agreement on appointing new bishops, lay people, priests and bishops wonder about the effects it has had on the life of Christian communities in China. The Vatican is hoping to renew the agreement; ...
| 16/07/2020
| CHINA – VATICAN
 
by Wang Zhicheng
The blackmail of the Jinzhou authorities: you can reopen the churches - after the pandemic - if you ban entry to minors. Mgr. Jia Zhiguo, 83, has been a bishop since 1980 and is responsible for a community of over 150,000 faithful, with a hundred priests ...
| 10/07/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
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