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Interreligious Thai leaders pray for peace during crisis

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Catholics and representatives of four other religious traditions in Thailand have prayed in union with another for peace, in light of tensions and political unrest that have threatened the nation's progress.

Easter celebration strengthens Vietnamese migrants in Thailand

Apr 23, 2014 - 08:06 pm .- Scores of Catholic migrants from Vietnam gathered across Thailand on Sunday to celebrate Christ's Resurrection with the traditions of their homeland.

Papuans make two week pilgrimage in missionaries' steps

Apr 22, 2014 - 09:04 pm .- Catholics in Papua New Guinea honored the evangelization, 80 years ago, of the remote interior of the nation's main island by making a pilgrimage in the steps of its first missionaries.

Embrace Easter hope and forgiveness, archbishop tells Myanmar

Apr 22, 2014 - 02:23 am .- In his Easter message, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, emphasized the hope of the holy day and encouraged the country to seek forgiveness and reconciliation amid past and present conflict.

Bishops of India pray for outcome of general elections

Apr 21, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- Catholics in India are praying as they vote in the midst of five weeks of the nation's parliamentary elections, now going on in the world's largest democracy.

Share gospel joyfully for Easter, Singaporean bishop encourages

Apr 21, 2014 - 03:04 pm .- In his Easter message to his flock, the Archbishop of Singapore urged them to proclaim the gospel “with joy and with passion.”

Pauline monk appointed bishop of rural Australian diocese

Apr 15, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Pope Francis appointed Saturday Fr. Columba Macbeth-Green, a Pauline Father, as Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, a rural diocese in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Australian woman given Papal honors for social service

Apr 12, 2014 - 07:03 am .- At a Mass said last week, Bishop Peter Ingham of Wollongong bestowed Papal honors on Kathleen McCormack for her meritorious service to CatholicCare, the diocesan welfare agency.

Ambassador launches book on Padre Pio in Philippines

Apr 11, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- Fernando Sanchez Campos, Costa Rica's ambassador to the Holy See, released in Manila last month the English translation of his book on Padre Pio's intercessory role in his family's life.

Philippines cardinal worked for peace with Muslims

Apr 9, 2014 - 08:26 pm .- Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I., the newest cardinal from the Philippines, is a dedicated servant of the poor who has advocated for peace between Christians and Muslims in the country.

Sri Lankans welcome new apostolic nuncio

Apr 9, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Sri Lankan Catholics accorded a traditional welcome to their newly appointed apostolic nuncio, who arrived in Colombo to begin his diplomatic duties April 3.

Solomon Islands bishops seek prayer, support after flooding

Apr 9, 2014 - 04:04 am .- After heavy rains led to flooding on the island of Guadalcanal which has caused 23 confirmed deaths, the bishops of Solomon Islands have appealed for prayerful support for their people.

Court ruling on Philippines RH bill met with mixed responses

Apr 8, 2014 - 06:27 pm .- While disappointed that the country’s Supreme Court has upheld a controversial “reproductive health” law, the Catholic bishops of the Philippines voiced gratitude that the ruling also strengthened parental rights and religious freedom.

Australians mourn late bishop remembered for ecumenism

Apr 2, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Christians, especially those in Australia, are mourning the death of Bishop Michael Putney, who was particularly committed to ecumenical dialogue.

Vietnamese archbishop could begin new era of Vatican diplomacy

Mar 31, 2014 - 07:04 pm .- The March 22 succession of Paul Bui Van Doc as Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City may ease the relationship between Vietnam and the Holy See.

Philippines and Vatican release Pope Francis postage stamps

Mar 27, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The Philippine Postal Corporation, in collaboration with the Holy See, has released a commemorative postage stamp celebrating the pontificate of Pope Francis.

Marian musical performed at Sri Lankan basilica

Mar 20, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- The Archdiocese of Colombo celebrated its recent “children’s day” with the performance of a newly-created musical recounting the period in Mary’s life from the Annunciation until the birth of Christ.

Filipinos continue to recover from Typhoon Haiyan

Mar 19, 2014 - 04:45 pm .- More than four months since the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the people of the Philippines remain in the process of rebuilding their lives, an aid worker there says.

Underground Chinese bishop in Shanghai dies at 97

Mar 19, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang, a bishop of Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China who spent decades under arrest for his faith, died March 16 at the age of 97.

Thai nuns share ray of hope among landfill scavengers

Mar 16, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A group of missionary sisters are bringing humanitarian assistance to the scavengers who live in the rubbish dump of the Thai city Lopburi.

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