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At an audience with the St. Cecilia Association, Pope Francis emphasizes that music "represents a way of evangelization at all levels, from children to adults. The Liturgy is in fact the first 'teacher' of catechism".

| 28/09/2019
| VATICAN
by Paul Wang

Protests over the detention center of San Uk Ling, near the border with China. Five direct and indirect testimonies on abuses. A young man was tortured and sexually abused because he did not want to reveal the password to his smartphone. Dozens of people arrested were hospitalized, some with broken bones.

| 28/09/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

At least 100,000 Afghan soldiers monitor the security at polls. Out of 5,000 polling stations, at least 400 cannot function because they are located in areas controlled by the Taliban. Hundreds more closed for security reasons. The scepticism of voters.

| 28/09/2019
| AFGHANISTAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

Work on the convent of Our Lady of Fatima began in December 2016. The then bishop Yvon Ambroise had inaugurated the site. Construction had reached the roof. At the moment the sisters live in a house given by another order. Abbess: "The structure is not safe and is not suited to our monastic lifestyle".

| 28/09/2019
| INDIA

An increase of 90.5% was recorded compared to 2014. Analysts find a connection with the rapid aging of the population. South Koreans aged 65 and over make up 14.9% of the population. The burden on young people called to support the elderly will continue to grow.

| 28/09/2019
| SOUTH KOREA

...In its sixth year it has become a traditional event for fans of the region, from Syria to Lebanon. The concerts inside the churches, free and open to the faithful of all religions. Special appointment for the 800 years since the pilgrimage of the saint of Assisi in the region.

| 28/09/2019
| HOLY LAND
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by Bernardo Cervellera
The Holy See and Beijing have announced the extension of the agreement for another two years. China’s apparent dissatisfaction at continued relations with Taiwan. The Vatican is content with the fruits: no illegitimate bishops. But there are no ...
| 22/10/2020
| VATICAN - CHINA
 
It has "great ecclesial and pastoral value". An Osservatore Romano article states “there is a need to recognise that there are situations of great suffering. The Holy See is deeply aware of this, takes it into account and does not fail to draw ...
| 22/10/2020
| VATICAN - CHINA
 
Catholics number 1.328.993.000, 17.73 % of the global population. Archbishop Rugambwa: "The mission touches and transforms all sectors and areas of life in order to save humanity and creation". Msgr. Dal Toso: the fund to help local Churches cope with ...
| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
“Leaving” one's culture and one's country is possible only if one is rich in faith in Jesus Christ. This makes the difference. For many, the pandemic has meant closure, isolation, fear of contagion, disinterest, depression, nihilism. ...
| 16/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
For Msgr. Abou Khazen the document is an act in defence of a people "wounded and attacked by thieves on the way to Jericho". Syria is also waiting for a Good Samaritan "to save us". But the West in recent years has betrayed hopes. A text "to be explored ...
| 13/10/2020
| SYRIA - VATICAN
 
by Vincenzo Guo Xijin
The speech given by the bishop of Mindong announcing his resignation from all public office, retiring to a life of prayer. Now the diocese is entrusted to Msgr. Zhan Silu, known to be very ambitious.
| 05/10/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
The pontiff's attempt is to push everyone towards universal fraternity. The pivot is the image of the Good Samaritan, which affects many Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. The "dream" and the proposals on the UN, foreign debt, the universal destination ...
| 05/10/2020
| VATICAN
 
“Fratelli Tutti”, Pope Francis' social encyclical, was released today. In it, the pontiff advocates overcoming the dominant profit-driven market model. Human rights know no boundaries. He says no to war and the death penalty, warns against ...
| 04/10/2020
| VATICAN
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