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by Nirmala Carvalho

Sushma Swaraj, who died on Tuesday at the age of 67, worked hard on the release of Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian priest seized in Yemen and held for over a year. She loved Mother Teresa. Card Gracias remembers her. Pope Francis called her "very spiritual".

| 08/08/2019
| INDIA
by Sumon Corraya

Thousands of Bangladeshis emigrate each year in search of work. Many leave without proper papers. Volunteers at the Caritas ITC Centre in Sirajdikhan provide useful information and show how to fill out forms. For Caritas Dhaka, this is a way “to ensure social justice”.

 

| 08/08/2019
| BANGLADESH

Some non-Muslim communities criticise addition of Khatt calligraphy in Malay language course. Protestant leader wonders why Christians cannot study Arabic Christian calligraphy. For the sixth time, court postpones the decision as to whether Christians can use the word "Allah". Radical Muslims consider the word of exclusive use in Islam.

| 08/08/2019
| MALAYSIA

Over 2.5 million Muslims prepare for the annual pilgrimage that begins tomorrow.  At least 5 thousand faithful from Africa rejected for fear of Ebola.  About 350 thousand people will ensure safety of pilgrims.  Despite the tensions with Tehran, the arrival of almost 89,000 people from Iran is expected.

| 08/08/2019
| SAUDI ARABIA - TURKEY - ISLAM
by Paul Wang

Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, met with 500 pro-Beijing delegates, lawmakers and businessmen in Shenzhen. Hong Kong’s protests have become a "coloured revolution", like those in some post-Soviet countries. The army could be used to restore law and order. A young student has been arrested preventively. Troll group Diba is promoting contempt for young protesters online.

| 08/08/2019
| CHINA – HONG KONG
by Willy Wo-Lap Lam

The return to the "original aspirations" in the Party is the new slogan launched by the "president for life" to bend the cadres to his rule.  But in the meantime the "trade war" and the domestic economy are jeopardizing the successes of his policy.

 

| 08/08/2019
| CHINA

The young man, aged 19, was a student of a Jewish religious school and grandson of a well-known rabbi.  According to preliminary information, the soldier was  the victim of a failed kidnapping attempt.  The kidnappers abandoned him at the edge of the road.  For the Israeli security forces this is a "terrorist attack".

 

| 08/08/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

The tremors were felt in many cities.  Taipei's 101 skyscraper fluctuated 15 cm. Black-outs last several hours and rail traffic in tilt.  The provincial road n.  9 freed from some landslide.

 

| 08/08/2019
| TAIWAN

The military operation failed due to opposition armed groups.  One officer died among soldiers and supporters of Almazbek Atambayev;  47 people were injured.  President Jeenbekov convenes a Security Council meeting.  Parliament will hold an emergency session.

| 08/08/2019
| KYRGYZSTAN
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by Vladimir Rozanskij
Secretary of State Card. Parolin confirms the Pope is considering a visit. The Belarusian foreign minister, Vladimir Makeev, also invited the pontiff a few days ago. The ordination of the new nuncio Ante Jozic and his dispatch to Minsk, read as a Vatican ...
| 17/09/2020
| BELARUS - VATICAN - RUSSIA
 
by Li Ruohan*
The situation of the Church in China has become increasingly worse since the signing of the agreement. The concordat with Nazi Germany in 1933 gave the Church freedom for a few months. Then crucifixes were removed from the schools; Catholic associations ...
| 16/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
Since the beginning of 2020, at least 25 villages in northern Iraq have emptied. The bombings, followed by heavy fires, destroyed plants, houses and cemeteries. A scenario similar to those of the 1980s. Fr. Samir: Many people killed, just because they ...
| 15/09/2020
| IRAQ -TURKEY
 
by Francis Hu
For Fr. Francis Hu, a priest from central China, the "experts" celebrating the agreement have no idea of the real situation in China and the Church. Since the agreement was signed, the sale of Christian material on the internet has been blocked; churches ...
| 15/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
The meeting to resolve issues in investment agreement between China and the European Union. EU: We want an agreement, but only if it's worth it. The Union presses on respect for human rights. Chinese President: We don't accept lessons from Eu...
| 15/09/2020
| EU-CHINA
 
by P. Dominic Gomes
For the anniversary, a Mass was celebrated in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, next to the tomb of the Mother. The homily of Fr. Dominic Gomes, vicar general of the archdiocese. "Mother Teresa highlighted the deepest ...
| 26/08/2020
| INDIA
 
"The pandemic has highlighted and aggravated social problems". "When the obsession with owning and dominating excludes millions of people from primary goods; when economic and technological inequality is such as to tear the social fabric; and when dependence ...
| 26/08/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Shafique Khokhar
The video of the incident, which went viral, sparked a lot of criticism. Despite threats, the man says it is his right to keep his faith and that he is ready to suffer all the consequences, that he will not abandon his religion. The Pakistani Telecommunications ...
| 25/08/2020
| PAKISTAN
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