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by Nirmala Carvalho

A meeting sponsored by the Pontifical Academy for Life saw the presence of Microsoft President Brad Smith, IBM Executive Vice President John Kelly III, European Parliament President David Sassoli, and FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu. The conference stressed the importance of a “Call for Ethics" as the path to evaluate the effects of artificial intelligence and related technologies.

| 02/03/2020
| VATICAN

The difficulties of the country’s banking system and the lack of dollars have forced people to use the local currency. This, in turn, has devalued wages and income. The "kafala" system, a form of "modern slavery", has made things worse for workers. Many want to go home.

| 02/03/2020
| LEBANON

IQAir Group and Greenpeace release the 2019World Air Quality Report. New Delhi is the worst megacity in terms of air pollution, followed by Lahore and Dhaka. High levels of PM2.5 cause up to seven million premature deaths in the world, one million in China alone.

 

| 02/03/2020
| ASIA
by Shafique Khokhar

The young man was killed by Muslim fanatics for “soiling” the water of a tube-well pool. Released from custody, the suspects are threatening to treat other Christians in the village the same way. The victim was tortured with electric cables and a heated rod. Family and friends accuse the police of covering up for the culprits.

| 02/03/2020
| PAKISTAN

Archbishop Felix Machado celebrated the rite of Christian initiation. The catechumens include many tribals, young people and people with a high level of education. Many false charges of proselytising are made against the Catholic Church. In the diocese, another 50 adults will be baptised on Easter night.

 

| 02/03/2020
| INDIA

It is now possible to see documents and notes from a period that spans the years of World War II and those subsequent to the communist "threat". Particular attention can be expected on the relationship that the Catholic Church had with the Nazi and fascist regimes, especially for the controversial question of the "silence" of Pius XII on the Holocaust.

| 02/03/2020
| VATICAN

The Turks launch "Spring Shiel" operation in response to the offensive by the Syrian military in the northeast. A Damascus military base and a convoy hit. Syria closes airspace in the Idlib region. 13 thousand people massed in terrible conditions on the border between Greece and Turkey, including women and children.

| 02/03/2020
| SYRIA - TURKEY
by Bernardo Cervellera

Our global society has been hit by a scourge similar to the plague of the 1300s and 1600s, the cholera epidemic of two centuries ago, or the Asian flu of the last century. Discovering our impotence and fear of death. The apocalypse and escape. For many Christians in Asia it is not a question of escape: they have found God in the coronavirus. Political powers see God as an enemy (in China) or as an unnecessary encumbrance (in the West). God is our greatest ally.

| 02/03/2020
| ASIA
by Wang Zhicheng

In the rest of the world there is an increase in infections and deaths; in China the number of deaths per day is decreasing. Yesterday there were 42 deaths, all in Hubei. In the rest of the world, the confirmed cases are 8848 and the deaths are 129, distributed in 63 countries.

| 02/03/2020
| CHINA

The Asian giant's GDP may plummet by 6% in the first quarter, the first recession since the Cultural Revolution. Knock on effects throughout Asia. The stock markets recover thanks to the stimuli promised by the big economies.

| 02/03/2020
| CHINA
Editor's choices
 
by Lee Cheuk-yan
One of Hong Kong's main political figures pleads guilty, but says he did no wrong. Political prisoners are pioneers of freedom. “I do not want to see Hong Kong rule[⒯] on the basis of such systemic violence.”
| 08/04/2021
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
by Yeung Sum
The pro-democracy activist justifies his participation in an unauthorised march with his commitment to freedom. Loving the homeland does not mean loving the Chinese Communist Party. The pro-democracy front will be on the side of the people and will insist ...
| 08/04/2021
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Young people killed in Myanmar, oppressed in Bangkok, imprisoned in Hong Kong, with no prospects for the economic crisis ...Pope Francis’ long list of social "plagues". Easter is not a vague symbol or psychological consolation. Nor is it just a ...
| 06/04/2021
| EDITORIAL
 
“In embracing the cross, Jesus bestowed meaning on our sufferings,” said Francis in his Easter message and Urbi et Orbi blessing. The pontiff expressed hope for people with COVID-19, the poor affected by the economic crisis, young people, ...
| 04/04/2021
| VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
Commentary on the Gospel of the Resurrection (John 20:1-9).
| 04/04/2021
 
Cases of new coronavirus are on the rise in the Strip, but the pandemic has not stopped the desire for participation. Once more, Israel has not granted any travel permits, using the health emergency to keep tight control. For Fr Romanelli, at a time ...
| 03/04/2021
| PALESTINE – ISRAEL
 
by Fady Noun
Cardinal launches new attack o Shiite movement, the last obstacle to a position of "neutrality" in the interest of the country and its people. The dialogue between the president and the prime minister in charge renewed, with a view to forming a new government. ...
| 02/04/2021
| LEBANON
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
There are places where there has been no bread for over a month. The police must intervene to disperse the beggars from the streets. Often violent street fights between young people and little children over a piece of bread.
| 02/04/2021
| TURKMENISTAN
Anti coup protests in Kachin State
Vangelo 11 Aprile
Christian nurses accused of blasphemy
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