Latest news: Asia - Pacific
Mar 18, 2016 - 02:34 pm .- A Filipino cardinal has encouraged Catholics to support this year’s “Earth Hour,” a global environmental campaign that consists of switching off the lights for one hour this Saturday.
Mar 18, 2016 - 06:23 am .- An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of Thailand.
Mar 2, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- Marking the fifth anniverary of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti on Wednesday, a Pakistani diocese has opened a process of enquiry towards declaring the late politician a martyr.
Feb 25, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Singapore's music fans can do better than Madonna, the local Catholic archbishop has said.
Feb 1, 2016 - 07:30 pm .- Pope Francis’ closing message to the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress said that the Eucharist is a consolation for the Catholic – and also a summons to be a missionary to bring God’s mercy to everyone.
Feb 1, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- Massive crowds estimated in the millions took part in the Masses and liturgical processions of the eight-day International Eucharistic Congress which recently concluded in the Philippines.
Jan 27, 2016 - 01:02 am .- A century and a half ago, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd took their mission of evangelization and service to what is now Myanmar, or Burma. This year, they’re celebrating their anniversary jubilee in the country.
Jan 26, 2016 - 04:25 pm .- The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were circulating a 'misleading' message which promoted a superstitious understanding of the Year of Mercy.
Jan 14, 2016 - 09:06 pm .- In the remote foothills of India’s Patkai-Bum mountains, a Catholic parish joined Christians of various denominations to share the joy of Christmas and forge friendships to serve a common vision of harmony and peace.
Jan 13, 2016 - 09:43 pm .- Millions of Catholic faithful swarmed the streets of metro Manila for the procession of the Black Nazarene over the weekend, as clergy encouraged the devotees to use the occasion to reflect on Jesus Christ’s path to Calvary.
Jan 9, 2016 - 04:06 pm .- The president of the Filipino bishops' conference has explained that couples are unable to write their own wedding vows because in the sacrament of marriage, it is Christ himself who is acting through the husband and wife.
Dec 16, 2015 - 05:19 pm .- North Korea has sentenced Hyeon Soo Lim, a Christian pastor and a Canadian citizen, to life in prison with hard labor, claiming he has committed crimes against the state.
Dec 13, 2015 - 03:43 pm .- For Mary Ann Remocaldo, taking out the trash is not just a simple household chore. Instead, proper waste disposal has meant the difference between living normally and worrying about dangerous floods and diseases.
Nov 25, 2015 - 04:03 pm .- Last week Thailand hosted the first international Asian conference for deaf Catholics, which explored the pastoral challenges to integrating the deaf into the Church's life.
Nov 24, 2015 - 02:31 am .- The Sydney archbishop has strongly defended the freedom of the Catholic Church in response to a legal complaint claiming the Australian bishops’ pastoral letter on marriage violated Tasmania’s strict anti-discrimination law.
Nov 21, 2015 - 05:46 am .- Uniting with other major faith groups at an interreligious ‘March for Peace,’ Thai Catholics on Thursday offered prayers for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 17, 2015 - 06:13 pm .- The Catholic Church can learn from Asian trends in social media to help build communications networks and advance evangelization, a Vatican official has said.
Oct 30, 2015 - 12:20 am .- Known as the surrogacy capital of the world, India has announced that it would like to end its practice of allowing foreigners to contract surrogate pregnancies.
Oct 29, 2015 - 10:38 am .- The Chinese government has moved its cap on the number of children per family from one to two, the state’s news agency reported on Thursday. But one women’s rights activist says the change is not enough.
Oct 27, 2015 - 12:45 pm .- After a massive earthquake rocked Pakistan and Afghanistan yesterday killing hundreds, Pope Francis on Tuesday voiced his sorrow and solidarity for victims and their families, assuring them of his prayers.

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