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124 Korean martyrs to be beatified by Pope next month

Jul 30, 2014 - 02:04 am .- During his August visit to Korea, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation's first martyr, as well as 123 companions who were killed for the faith in the 19th century.

India's Archdiocese of Madurai given new bishop

Jul 29, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis appointed Bishop Antony Pappusamy of Dindigal, located in India's Tamil Nadu state, as Archbishop of Madurai on July 26.

Pope names new bishop for Vietnam's My Tho diocese

Jul 28, 2014 - 09:02 pm .- Pope Francis named Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Kham, an auxiliary bishop of the Ho Chi Minh City archdiocese, to become head of the Diocese of My Tho on July 26.

Thai bishops' seminar focuses on evangelization

Jul 28, 2014 - 07:02 pm .- At a recent conference held in Bangkok, Thai bishops gathered with the faithful to share and reflect on ways to share the gospel in their local communities.

Pakistani Catholics, Muslims cooperate to extinguish fire at friary

Jul 25, 2014 - 02:01 am .- When a fire broke out last week at a Capuchin friary in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, both local Christians and Muslims rushed to put out the blaze.

Australians mourn those killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

Jul 23, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- In the wake of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Australians have been mourning the loss of the 298 persons aboard the flight, particularly their 27 nationals, one of whom was a religious sister.

Jesuits working to free abducted priest in Afghanistan

Jul 16, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for his release.

Official song released for papal visit to South Korea

Jul 16, 2014 - 03:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of Seoul in South Korea has revealed the official song for Pope Francis’ visit to the country, scheduled for Aug. 14-18 to coincide with Asian Youth Day.

Papuans in Australia celebrate feast of Bl. Peter To Rot

Jul 16, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- The Papua New Guinean community in Sydney celebrated recently the feast day of Bl. Peter To Rot, himself a Papuan who was martyred during World War II for his defence of marriage.

Indian cardinal appeals for peace after crucifix vandalized

Jul 16, 2014 - 04:04 am .- After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has appealed for peace and prayers.

Women religious attacked in Bangladesh

Jul 15, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Last week dozens of armed men broke into a convent in northern Bangladesh, beating a group of nuns at a small mission.

Thai bishop sows seeds of evangelization in mission diocese

Jul 15, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The bishop of Thailand's northernmost diocese, which is largely rural and dominated by hill tribes, has begun himself working in the fields alongside his flock, noting the importance of agriculture there.

Cana film fest lays red carpet for Catholic social teaching

Jul 11, 2014 - 04:03 am .- A recent film festival held in Singapore gathered filmmakers and faithful to consider and to share Catholic social doctrine through the storytelling of movies.

Church's witness in South Korea has converted many, bishop says

Jul 10, 2014 - 03:14 pm .- The vitality of the Church in South Korea is behind the many conversions that have taken place in the nation which Pope Francis is set to visit Aug. 13-18, according to a Salesian bishop.

Indian bishop's residence dedicated to St John Paul II

Jul 9, 2014 - 12:04 am .- With gratitude to St. John Paul II for his legacy and inspiration in serving young people, the Diocese of Miao has dedicated its new episcopal residence to the late Pope.

Papuan bishop urges youth to follow Maria Goretti's sanctity

Jul 8, 2014 - 02:03 am .- During a pilgrimage on Sunday, a bishop from Papua New Guinea encouraged the local youth to pursue holiness, following upon the model of St. Maria Goretti.

Video showing marriage of young man with cancer goes viral

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:09 pm .- Millions of viewers around the world have watched a YouTube video showing the determination of a young man in the Philippines to marry the love of his life just hours before dying of terminal cancer.

Former sex slaves to take part in South Korea Mass with Pope

Jul 2, 2014 - 12:40 pm .- A group of South Korean women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II will attend an Aug. 18 Mass with Pope Francis when he visits the country.

Global Eucharistic Congress in Philippines to focus on hope

Jun 23, 2014 - 04:12 pm .- The 51st International Eucharistic Congress will be held January 2016 in the Philippines with the theme, “Jesus in us, the hope of glory.”

Australia bishop: 'Boat people are real people'

Jun 10, 2014 - 03:28 pm .- The bishops of Oceania upheld their solidarity with those traveling across the water to seek asylum in Australia, known locally as "boat people," urging a “more humane approach” to their situation.

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July 30, 2014

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