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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
...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.