These projects were exploited to raise funds through banned channels, or without a return on investment. The cancellation was to have taken place by March. But in the first 23 days of April another 535 projects were eliminated. In some regions, real local government debt is at least five times declared debt.
The prelates are on their ad limina visit with Pope Francis, remembering the pontiff’s historic journey to their country. For Mgr Raymond Sumlut Gam, bishop of Banmaw, the pope’s "messages of love, peace, forgiveness and reconciliation have marked the path of the country". Meanwhile, fighting continues Kachin where the Church mediates between rebels and government forces. The situation of displaced persons, trapped in the jungle, is worrisome.
The clergyman heads the Kripa Foundation, a Mumbai NGO dedicated to AIDS patients and drug addicts. For him, "In a world filled with violence and addiction, the Pope helps us see the face of God”. At the same time, "the Church needs to move away from old fossilised forms of Christianity and awaken to a more lively and joy-filled spirituality in the likeness of the Master Jesus.”
The meeting was held between 19 and 22 April. The ‘K3s’ includes six dioceses on Java Island. The bishop of Bogor hopes the Holy Scriptures may “be a fruitful resource and the main source of inspiration for all the activities of the Church."
The archbishop of Huáº¿ and president of the Bishops’ Conference made the announcement. The event will end on 24 November, feast day of the 117 Vietnamese martyrs, who were part of the 300,000 Christians killed under the Nguyá»…n dynasty. There are also martyrs today, under communism. ...
About 50 families have been living in ruins for two weeks. The houses are destroyed, the wells of drinking water no longer exist. "We only ask for houses, we can earn a living with what we have".
"He seduces us, knows how to caress our vanity, our curiosity and we buy into everything", that is "we fall into temptation". It is therefore "a dangerous defeat". "The Fathers of the Church, especially the Russian mystics, say: in times of spiritual upheaval, take shelter under the mantle of the great Mother of God".
The US president will announce this afternoon his possible "decision" to scrap the deal. For Rouhani, the US will regret its decision. In Tehran prices have doubled in the past few months so a dollar is now worth 70,000 rials. Without the embargo, the US might have been forced to allow the transfer of US$ 150 billion dollars to Iran where the most right-wing factions could be strengthened.
On 14 May at the inauguration, Ivanka Trump and her husband will be present. Palestinian official calls for a boycott of the ceremony. Explosions of violence are feared for the situation in Gaza. Disillusioned Palestinians.
The court postpones trial to July 18 and rejects request for bail. An anonymous witness said that Brunson wanted to create a "Kurdish Christian state". The US pastor speaks of "shameful and disgusting" accusations. And he adds: "I never let politics enter the church".