Two months out, the China-Holy See provisional agreement on episcopal appointments is proving to be yet another tool for Beijing to suppress the Chinese faithful. And its damage goes even deeper than the Chinese government’s selection of Catholic bishops, as critical as that is for the hierarchically structured Roman Catholic Church.
Father Moses Otii, Comboni missionary and parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in the country’s capital Bangui, told that about 120 parishioners were injured during the violence, which included grenade attacks, on Tuesday (1st May).
If “we have to choose between being killed by those men from ISIS or have a strong man who we call a dictator leading us, there’s no choice.” The alternative to al-Assad, he deadpans, is death.
According to the 2018 Open Doors Report, persecution has expanded geographically and numerically. The threat of religious or ideological nationalism is serious, especially in Asia and Africa
The Russian Orthodox Church spokesman officially announces anticipated conference, organized with the Evangelical Bill Graham, who will bring a thousand delegates from 150 countries to Moscow. Large Catholic delegation expected.
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