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by Nirmala Carvalho

Emmanuel Church is part of the Protestant group of the Church of South India. The local administration imposed the destruction before the definitive sentence of the High Court. In the area there are several Hindu temples in the middle of the street, but the traffic is diverted on purpose.

 

| 04/08/2018
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

Prayers and moments of contemplation are meant to offer support to the pastoral work of bishops, priests, nuns and the laity. In New Delhi’s parish of St Alphonsa, most of the faithful are tribal migrants. In August, several events are reminder of the "joys and responsibilities" of Christians.

| 03/08/2018
| INDIA

By changing article 2,267, the pontiff commits the Church to the worldwide abolition of the death penalty. The previous version of article (from 1992) allowed capital punishment, albeit under strict conditions. China, Saudi Arabia, and Iran are among the countries that execute the most.

| 02/08/2018
| VATICAN

The project is called ‘Smallholder Adaptive Farming and Biodiversity Network’. Some 10,000 farmers will be involved in India, 40,000 in all of Asia. The goal is to create farmers’ collectives to share experiences and solutions.

| 02/08/2018
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The new converts belong to the Hindu Agrawal community, which does not tolerate religious conversions. Village emergency meeting called to decide how to treat the "disobedient". In the State, Christians represent 0.17% of the population.

 

| 02/08/2018
| INDIA
by Matthew Coutinho*

The encyclical of Paul VI speaks of the true meaning of marriage and life. The danger of using contraceptives that transform love between men and women into the pursuit of pleasure as an end in itself. The characteristics of conjugal love: fully human, total, faithful, exclusive and fruitful.

 

| 01/08/2018
| INDIA - ISRAEL
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by Shan Ren Shen Fu (山人神父)

Cross and inscription "Catholic Church" removed from church facade. The ban on holding summer youth camps for catechism. Meanwhile, the vaccine scandal breaks out, a sign of a lack of moral values in Chinese society. Vaccinating young people in the spirit, helping them discover their faith, would help Chinese society. The considerations of a priest blogger.

| 06/08/2018
| CHINA
 
by Suor Mary Prema

The disappearance of a child who was sold has "nothing to do with the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity". The nuns are victims of "many myths [. . .] information distorted and false news” as well as “baseless innuendo". Sr Prema gives her version of events and defends her congregation. Only two weeks before, the authorities described the children’s home involved as an “excellent environment for the care of children”. Now they have been taken by social services.

| 17/07/2018
| INDIA
Mirpur, festa per i 25 anni della parrocchia di Maria Regina degli Apostoli
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