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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.

Indian diocese welcomes convictions over rape of nun

Mar 14, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- In a decison praised by the local Church, a judge in India sentenced three persons Friday for the 2008 rape of a nun during mob violence against Christians in the state of Odisha.

Cricket match ends in draw between Sri Lankan Catholic schools

Mar 11, 2014 - 02:05 am .- The 80th annual “Battle of the Saints”, a cricket match between rival schools in Sri Lanka’s Colombo archdiocese, ended in a draw this weekend.

New book explores models for lay catechesis in India

Mar 10, 2014 - 12:57 pm .- “Called to be a Catechist,” a book recently released by the Indian Catechetical Association, discusses the role of the laity in faith education in the country.

Catechesis in Mongolia educates laity for evangelization

Mar 8, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- A new catechesis program of the Church in Mongolia is promoting holistic formation of the human person as part of the evangelization of the central Asian nation.

Malaysian ministry bans use of term 'Allah' by non-Muslims

Mar 8, 2014 - 08:09 am .- The Home Ministry of Malaysia has banned the use of the word “Allah” in a children’s comic book, continuing disputes over non-Muslims’ ability to use the word.

Church in Oceania concerned over Australian asylum policy

Mar 7, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Church leaders in both Australia and Papua New Guinea are voicing discontent with Australia’s policy of processing asylum seekers at offshore camps with conditions condemned by human rights groups.

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