Pope to visit Hungary and Slovakia on first foreign trip after surgery

Pope to visit Hungary and Slovakia on first foreign trip after surgery

Rome: After Pope Francis's recent surgery, the Vatican has announced the schedule of his first overseas visit, in which he will visit Hungary and Slovakia from September 12 to 15.

The 84-year-old Pope Francis pointed out the problems of aging during his visit to Iraq in March and said he would avoid too busy travel schedules in the future. He also said this before his large intestine surgery. He had to stay in the hospital for 10 days for the surgery. 

He is currently recuperating in the Vatican. Despite all this, the Pope's itinerary, released on Wednesday, doesn't seem to cut down on his engagement. In fact, the schedule has become a bit more busy. 


Chinese police arrested four Tibetans on charges of espionage

Chinese police arrested four Tibetans on charges of espionage

BEIJING: Chinese police have arrested four Tibetans on charges of espionage while trying to take photographs of the Dalai Lama. A search of his phone found several suspicious pictures. According to media reports, one of the four accused includes a local village leader who was arrested on suspicion of possessing politically sensitive material.

A source confirmed on condition of anonymity that he had been arrested on suspicion of having pictures of the Dalai Lama on his mobile phone. Actually he has not done anything criminal and his family members are not losing hope. They are hoping for his early release." According to media reports, three PSB uniformed police officers entered the Jangchup Gefel Monastery in Dartsang Township and searched the prayer hall. The officers allegedly found a picture of the Dalai Lama on the altar. confiscated and all the concerned chiefs were called to the police station for further questioning.

According to media reports, this action by China is being seen by the Tibetan community in July with the celebration of the 86th birthday of the Dalai Lama and the centenary of the CPC as the authorities of Sethar County have prohibited any civil celebrations/festivals except government functions. Or monasteries and religious gatherings are banned. Six prominent Tibetans were arrested in Serthar County in April, including Gangke Drupa Kyabe, a writer and critic of the Chinese Communist Party, who worked as a teacher in Dartsang before moving to Drango County.