On 13 March 2013, a papal conclave elected cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the head of Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.
I wish I could take a snapshot of such important moment: White smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, announcing to the world the successful election of a new Pope.
Phan Doan Trang has been in hiding since August 2018, after Ho Chi Minh City police brutally beat her and confiscated her national ID card, on top of silencing measures including interrogation, monitoring and shutting off her internet and electricity. A colleague reports that Trang, cofounder of The Vietnamese and Luat Khoa news publications, has not fully recuperated from the assault and her health has deteriorated. While moving between safe houses, she has continued critical reporting on the environment, freedom of religion and online civil society.
Once upon a time in Notre Dame de Paris, photo 2012