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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.

Franciscan friars in Pakistan celebrate 75 years of mission

Aug 20, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola, an important observance in their tradition.

Thai families gather for fellowship, discussion of challenges

Aug 19, 2014 - 02:04 am .- In preparation for the upcoming synod on the family, more than 50 Thai faithful came together last month for a weekend of community building and reflection on the Gospel.

Papal visit to Korea focuses on theme of reconciliation

Aug 17, 2014 - 10:51 pm .- Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boarded a plane back to Rome Aug. 18.

Pope to Koreans: Trust in the reconciling power of the Cross

Aug 17, 2014 - 06:39 pm .- At the concluding Mass of his historical trip, Pope Francis urged the faithful to embrace Christ's message of forgiveness and reconciliation, stressing earlier in his visit that there is only “one Korea.”

'Asian youth, wake up!' Church needs your witness, Pope says

Aug 17, 2014 - 02:20 am .- Addressing thousands of young people from across Asia, Pope Francis emphasized the urgent need to “wake up” and spread Christ’s love throughout the continent, pointing to the martyrs as examples.

Korean man takes name of 'Francis' at baptism by Pope

Aug 17, 2014 - 01:24 am .- On Sunday morning Pope Francis baptized 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin – the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earlier this year – who took on the baptismal name “Francis.”

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November 28, 2014

Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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