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Church in Papua New Guinea hosts training for journalists

Dec 31, 2013 - 08:02 am .- The social communications office of the bishops' conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands recently held a series of seminars training Catholics involved in media about their role in evangelization.

Archbishop: Muslims, Christians united in fight for equality in India

Dec 29, 2013 - 08:08 am .- Recent efforts from Christians and Muslims in India have united the communities to end the practice of untouchability, including a Dec. 11 march in which peaceful protesters were subjected to beatings and being sprayed with water cannons.

Year of Faith vivified parishes in American Samoa, priest reports

Dec 19, 2013 - 07:09 am .- According to a local priest, the Year of Faith was a significant kick start to the Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago, which serves the 14,000 Catholics who live on the 76 square miles of islands comprising American Samoa.

Vatican documents translated in Tongan spread Church teaching

Dec 19, 2013 - 02:00 am .- A priest from the Polynesian country of Tonga has translated two Vatican documents into his native tongue, so as to deepen the faith life of his compatriots.

Hymn-writing competition announced for Chinese Catholics

Dec 14, 2013 - 05:37 pm .- An international competition launching next month will invite Mandarin Chinese-speaking Catholics throughout the world to compose devotional religious hymns for use in ministry.

Thai community pays tribute to 'unsung hero' Father Ray Brennan

Dec 12, 2013 - 12:06 am .- Observing the tenth anniversary of the death of Fr. Ray Brennan, a Redemptorist missionary from the U.S., the Thai community has launched fundraising initiatives to support the orphanage he founded.

Sri Lankan Catholics bid farewell to former apostolic nuncio

Dec 6, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- The bishops, priests, and religious of Sri Lanka celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving Dec. 2 to show appreciation for their former apostolic nuncio, who has been appointed nuncio to Ivory Coast.

Asian bishops encourage biblically-based apostolates

Dec 6, 2013 - 12:04 am .- The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences is hosting a seminar on biblical apostolates and the new evangelization this weekend, drawing clerics, religious, and laity from across the continent.

International conference to explore 'vocation' of business

Dec 1, 2013 - 04:18 pm .- A conference for Catholic business leaders will meet in Thailand in March to discuss Catholic social teaching and the vocation of the business leader in the new evangelization.

Indian diocese celebrates 60th anniversary, focuses on catechesis

Nov 29, 2013 - 03:54 pm .- The Diocese of Belgaum, in southwestern India, celebrated its diamond jubilee this month, and intends to continue building on 60 years of faith among its people.

Vietnamese Catholics commemorate 117 martyrs as models of faith

Nov 28, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- Vietnamese Catholics living in Thailand gathered on Nov. 17 to celebrate the witness of 117 canonized martyrs of their homeland.

Catholic social media summit stresses evangelization

Nov 26, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- A youth symposium on social media in the Philippines highlighted the call of the new evangelization to explore digital means of sharing the Gospel.

Boxing champion dedicates victory to Filipino typhoon victims

Nov 25, 2013 - 04:21 pm .- Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao dedicated his Nov. 24 win to all the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan, offering prayers for their continued recovery.

Mother Teresa Awards given to promoters of social justice

Nov 16, 2013 - 04:06 pm .- The Harmony Foundation, based in Mumbai, on Oct. 27 conferred its Mother Teresa Awards on eight individuals and an organization for their work towards social justice and peace in the world.

Reports of a more lax one-child policy in China 'misleading'

Nov 15, 2013 - 02:39 pm .- Recent news that the Chinese government is easing its one child policy is “very misleading” because they do not address the human rights violations at the policy's core, a leading critic says.

Cardinal Tagle to typhoon victims: You are not alone

Nov 14, 2013 - 05:54 pm .- Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has called for a day of prayer and fasting in solidarity with all those affected by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Caritas aid agency provides relief to typhoon-wrecked Philippines

Nov 11, 2013 - 05:30 pm .- In the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Caritas, a relief agency of the Church, has rushed to support victims through the distribution of food and first aid materials.   

Faithful pray in Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan strikes

Nov 8, 2013 - 02:53 pm .- As Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms in history – hit the islands of the Philippines today, the country's bishops called for prayers to be said for the safety of the nation's people.

Vietnamese youth pledge to journey alongside Christ

Nov 6, 2013 - 04:06 am .- A large group of Vietnamese Catholic youth living in Thailand recently participated in a faith encounter pilgrimage camp there, renewing their commitment to Christ.

Indian diocese goes 'green' at intercultural festival

Nov 5, 2013 - 04:27 am .- The Diocese of Miao, located in far north-east India, is promoting stewardship of the environment by choosing to give saplings to guests at its events rather than the customary floral arrangements.  

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