Nuns beaten in Xian

Narendra Modi's first 100 days, good for business, bad for religious minorities
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, a coalition of NGOs, releases a review of the government's first months in office. Some signs are positive, in areas like poverty, but others are worrisome. The latter include Hindu radicalism and pro-business policies, which could degrade the country's environment and overuse its natural resources.
Shanghai bishop prays for new Hong Kong prelates, as well as peace for them and China
From the Marian shrine of Sheshan where he is confined, Mgr Thaddeus Ma Daqin sends a prayer for the three new episcopal brothers ordained by Card Tong in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He asked "the almighty God to bless them, and under the leadership of Cardinal Tong the new bishops will serve in charity, help pastoral work and evangelization work to grow, and bring blessings to Hong Kong". Bishop Ma also "wished peace in Hong Kong and peace in their motherland China".
As Beijing gets its draft for Hong Kong "democracy" ready, democrats pledge to boycott it
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress praises the draft rejected by the Occupy Central movement. Even the most flexible democrats will not vote for it. There are fears of social unrest.