Latest news: Asia - Pacific
Aug 23, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Amid President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war against the underworld of drugs in the Philippines, the country's bishops are rallying with a pastoral appeal to end unjust violence while encouraging efforts to maintain law and order.
Aug 22, 2016 - 02:24 pm .- Mother Teresa will be canonized on Sept. 4, and a global film festival aims to screen 23 movies to mark the event.
Aug 16, 2016 - 06:08 am .- Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who lived through one of the worst Christian persecutions in modern India and spent the remainder of his life fighting for justice for those who suffered in the Kandhamal massacre, died Sunday at the age of 81.
Aug 12, 2016 - 12:01 am .- A priest in Guam has admitted to abusing around 20 children, a revelation that comes amid an ongoing investigation into abuse accusations surrounding the local archbishop.
Aug 9, 2016 - 11:57 am .- In the shadow of the 71st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs and the end of World War II, the Japanese bishops have warned against legislative proposals they believe will cause their nation to become further entangled in world violence.
Aug 9, 2016 - 06:01 am .- In the deep Melanesian jungles, a native Papua New Guinea Catholic priest walks miles through the deep thick forests. He scales the country’s steep mountainous terrain to reach his remote flock and serve in the poorest parishes every weekend.
Jul 29, 2016 - 05:01 am .- Following Tuesday's mass killing at a care home in Japan for persons with mental disabilities, one of the country's bishops has said the incident demonstrates the need for such persons to be valued and protected by society.
Jul 2, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- A long-venerated icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help turned 150 this year, and many Filipinos’ Marian devotion has never been stronger.
Jun 29, 2016 - 06:54 am .- Hundreds of sick and physically challenged people marked the Catholic Church’s Year of Mercy in Thailand with a special procession through the Holy Door of the cathedral in the Diocese of Chanthaburi.
Jun 28, 2016 - 03:44 pm .- In the 1970s, a teenager boarded a boat to escape the cruelty of war in his homeland of Vietnam. He landed as a refugee in a foreign land.
Jun 18, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- The story of Sister Teresita Castillo and the supposed Marian apparitions of Lipa City, Philippines reads something like a mystery novel.
Jun 17, 2016 - 06:02 am .- The Catholic faithful shouldn’t believe a misleading newspaper ad that says Sunday Masses are being held in a hotel room in the city of Colombo, the Archbishop of Colombo has said.
Jun 16, 2016 - 12:39 am .- Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in the wake of the Orlando shooting that hatred and violence have no place in the lives of Christians.
Jun 8, 2016 - 12:36 am .- Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation, and concerned by environmental threats around them, Catholic parishioners in Thailand are planting hundreds of new trees.
Jun 7, 2016 - 06:18 am .- California’s assisted suicide bill will go into effect on June 9, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is fighting back — with prayer.
Jun 6, 2016 - 04:00 pm .- After sex abuse and other allegations were leveled against Guam's archbishop, Pope Francis on Monday appointed a Vatican official to be the local Church's apostolic administrator while an investigation is carried out.
Jun 1, 2016 - 11:09 am .- A Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop from the southern Indian state of Kerala has a special way to celebrate the Year of Mercy: he is donating his kidney to save a young Hindu man battling for his life.
May 26, 2016 - 04:25 pm .- The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently described the country's bishops as corrupt and “sons of whores” for allegedly resorting to seeking favors from politicians.
May 19, 2016 - 01:23 pm .- Fr. Tom Uznunnalil, the Indian Salesian priest kidnapped by extremists in March is alive and close to being released, according to Indian government officials.  
May 8, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- Mothers across the globe are celebrating Mother’s Day today with their husbands and children. But for many women in China, Mother’s Day is a haunting reminder of the cost of their country’s harsh reproductive laws.

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