News
by Nirmala Carvalho

Families cannot expect financial compensation. India so far has reported five million cases with more than 80,000 deaths. According to the authorities, more than 10 million migrant workers have returned to their villages. For Catholic bishops, migrants, tribal people and Dalits are being denied justice, equality and humanitarian care. To avoid discrimination, families and village leaders are refusing to disclose the cause of deaths in COVID-19 cases.

| 16/09/2020
| INDIA

Israel, the UAE and Bahrain signed a normalisation agreement yesterday. For its backers, it represents an “historic” moment. But the UAE and Bahrain rulers were noticeable by their absence. For Palestinian Presidents Mahmoud Abbas, there is no peace without an end to occupation. In the background, the two-state solution remains unresolved. Netanyahu has also not disowned his annexation plan.

| 16/09/2020
| MIDDLE EAST – UNITED STATES
by Ati Nurbaiti

For Marzuki Darusman, the ethnic group is the victim of atrocities in Myanmar and must be helped to determine its own future. Increased international pressure on Myanmar is needed as is greater support for Bangladesh, which hosts a million Rohingya refugees. Third countries, especially in ASEAN, must welcome the Rohingya.

| 16/09/2020
| INDONESIA
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 were brought back under the Nazi party; everyone was obliged to study Nazism. Fritz Stern: The concordat with the Holy See boosted Hitler's respectability in Germany and abroad.

| 16/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
by Marian Demir

The meeting will be held on 30 September in Istanbul. The Presidency of Religious Affairs is behind the initiative. National and district directors and staff of the Ministry of Education have been invited to attend.

| 16/09/2020
| TURKEY
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Customs authorities claim the bishop’s expulsion is part of a routine "verification". Theologian Natalia Vasilievich: These people are only capable of using force, fear and intimidation, but this childishness is not worthy of power. Daily procession in Minsk to demand the return of Kondrusiewicz and an end to persecution. Card. Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, in support of the prelate's return. Orthodox: In the face of bestiality and the offenses of dignity, the Church cannot remain neutral. Naval'nyj excludes inquiries into incident.

| 16/09/2020
| BELARUS - RUSSIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Members of the Yuva Shakti Sangathan accuse a Christian clergyman of trying to convert hundreds of Hindus. Rev Santosh Kannaujia denies the allegations. Local Christians gather only to pray. For the Global Council of Indian Christians, Hindu radicals think Indian Christians are second-class citizens.

| 15/09/2020
| INDIA

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 were near areas controlled by the PKK. A car carrying aid was hit.

 

| 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 and crosses continue to be destroyed; minors are prohibited from entering church or receiving religious formation. The agreement risks being just a political gesture, which has no relevance for Catholics in China.

| 15/09/2020
| CHINA - VATICAN
by Sumon Corraya

The Holy Cross priest was a missionary in Bangladesh for 71 years. He died four days ago at the age of 97. He discovered at least 250 species of nematodes. He was committed to education, science, the poor and human rights. In 1987 he received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Asian Nobel Prize.

| 15/09/2020
| BANGLADESH

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 Europeans.

| 15/09/2020
| EU-CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Ksenja Fadeeva was Naval’ny staff coordinator. The blogger, head of the opposition, woke up from a coma and even managed to get up. In the regional elections in several cities of Siberia encouraging results are expected for the opposition. Everywhere the slogan rebounds "The United Russia party [Putin's ed] has bored us!". Yesterday in Sochi the summit between Putin and Lukashenko. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz is now in Lithuania. Authorities said his Belarusian passport "is not valid".

| 15/09/2020
| RUSSIA - BELARUS
by Silvina Premat

Videos with his homilies in Spanish get an average of 100,000 visits per week. The prelate takes to heart the Gospel's call to preach to everyone, because Christ "changes the life of those who receive him in their hearts". He is a bridge between Asian and Latin American cultures. He is close to Pope Francis. For him, "With the pandemic we are returning to the basics, i.e. life.”

| 14/09/2020
| ARGENTINA – SOUTH KOREA

Reinhard Bütikofer, co-chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, says that the European Union must take a firm stance in today's summit with Xi Jinping. For him, “Europe cannot allow Beijing leaders to bully any of our member states or our partners”. China's peaceful rise has turned hegemonic. China has breached the Sino-Vatican agreement.

| 14/09/2020
| EUROPEAN UNION - CHINA
Editor's choices
 
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
MINDONG: F. Liu freed
IRAQ Turkish raids
VANGELO 13 Settembre
Search in AsiaNews archive