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Exhibition of St Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

Sep 30, 2014 - 07:02 pm .- Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “Apostle to the Far East.”

Bishop prays for victims of plane crash in Papua New Guinea

Sep 29, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- In Papua New Guinea, the Bishop of Bereina has prayed for the four persons killed Sept. 20 when their aircraft, which was carrying supplies to a remote village, crashed.

Buddhist composes symphony to mark Pope's Sri Lanka visit

Sep 27, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- In an effort for religious reconciliation, the Sri Lankan government has commissioned  a symphony from a Buddhist composer to commemorate Pope Francis' voyage to the nation which will take place in January.

Filipinos unite around faith as volcano forces mass evacuations

Sep 20, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- Residents near the restive Mayon volcano in the Philippines are turning to prayer as the mountain begins to erupt, and the nation's Catholic charity agency is preparing to help those whose lives are disrupted.

World Youth Day organizer named as next Sydney archbishop

Sep 18, 2014 - 03:24 pm .- Pope Francis has named the next Archbishop of Sydney: Parramatta Bishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., a Sydney native and a lead organizer for the 2008 World Youth Day in Australia.  

Pope's visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes

Sep 18, 2014 - 12:47 am .- Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the Church in the country down “new roads in the faith and in the mission,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila.  

First parish dedicated to John Paul II in Chinese-speaking world

Sep 16, 2014 - 09:49 am .- The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a first-class relic of the Polish saint’s blood is kept.  

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Sep 15, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- The annual “Day for the Sick” held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith.

Vatican and Vietnam continue to strengthen ties, seek full relations

Sep 15, 2014 - 02:03 am .- The Holy See held a fifth round of talks with the Vietnamese government on Wednesday and Thursday to strengthen and develop their bilateral relations, which have been in disrepair for nearly 40 years.

New South Wales Catholic magazine wins religious press award

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, in Australia's state of New South Wales, is rejoicing over having won multiple media honors from the country's Catholic and religious journalism associations.

Filipino bishops declare day of prayer for peace in Iraq, Syria

Sep 11, 2014 - 06:04 pm .- The bishops of the Philippines have appealed their faithful to join in a national day of prayer in solidarity with persecuted Christians, especially those suffering in Iraq and Syria under the Islamic State.

Former imam: God saved me from torture after Christian conversion

Sep 11, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- A former Muslim imam who converted to Christianity believes that God protected him from death threats and torture at the hands of his family members.  

Media summit in Philippines hopes to bolster personal encounter

Sep 7, 2014 - 06:02 am .- The Filipino bishops' annual conference on social media, being held this month, will aim at promoting authentic encounters and at preparing for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the nation.

Nun builds website to enliven children's ministry in Pacific

Sep 5, 2014 - 09:04 pm .- A religious sister from Texas who has been serving the people of Papua New Guinea since 1986 will soon complete a website to raise awareness about the Church's apostolates to children in the Melanesian nation.

Pope approves new bishop for Syro-Malabar eparchy in India

Sep 2, 2014 - 09:02 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday approved the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church’s decision to name Bishop George Njaralakatt as the new archbishop for the Syro-Malabarese Archeparchy of Tellicherry.

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Aug 30, 2014 - 07:53 am .- Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.    

Koreans infected with 'Francis syndrome' after papal visit

Aug 29, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying that all of Asia now feels a long-term challenge to imitate his humble ways.

Australian conference seeks to strengthen parish life

Aug 28, 2014 - 06:25 pm .- A national New Evangelization conference in Australia last week worked to reinforce parishes as faith communities actively seeking to grow in discipleship.

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.  

Pope Francis leaves Asian faithful energized after visit

Aug 24, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- Many across Asia from all ages and stages in life voiced their enthusiasm in seeing Pope Francis during his recent visit to South Korea, saying he has shown great closeness to the Asian people.

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