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Apr 6, 2015 - 05:47 pm .- In his Easter letter released this week, Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao reflected on Christ's work through the tragedies of this life, noting the ongoing persecution of Christians and in particular the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.
Apr 3, 2015 - 04:29 am .- In the Diocese of Miao, located in India's northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil is not staying quietly in his cathedral for Holy Week, but is rather holding services across the diocese in an effort to better serve his people.
Mar 25, 2015 - 11:57 am .- After last week’s horrific mob killing of a young woman in Afghanistan, Catholics are calling for a re-dedication to religious liberty and human rights worldwide.
Mar 25, 2015 - 12:51 am .- Young Vietnamese Catholics living in Thailand came together for a Lenten retreat focused on spiritual nourishment for the challenges of life as migrant workers in a foreign country.
Mar 18, 2015 - 01:01 pm .- An Australian bishop is strongly denying accusations that he concealed a serious sexual abuse offense allegedly disclosed to him in the 1970s.
Mar 17, 2015 - 03:51 pm .- After the “heinous” rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal over the weekend, protestors have rallied in opposition to violence against women, with one Hindu priest tearfully voicing sorrow for the vicious act.
Mar 16, 2015 - 12:58 pm .- Christians in Pakistan are grieving the loss of 15 people who were killed in suicide bomb attacks on two churches in Lahore on Sunday, and are protesting the lack of security provided by the government to the nation's tiny Christian minority.
Mar 10, 2015 - 12:08 am .- Next month, a Polish missionary to Papua New Guinea will continue his 23-year ministry to the Melanesian nation with the added responsibility of serving as Bishop of Wewak, on the country's northern coast.
Mar 9, 2015 - 06:06 pm .- A community of women religious held a workshop in Burma's largest city over the weekend to mark International Women's Day, exploring sex inequality and women's rights in the southeast Asian nation also known as Myanmar.
Mar 6, 2015 - 04:31 pm .- A parish in the Shan state of Burma, also known as Myanmar, became embroiled in the region’s spiraling conflict last week when small artillery shells landed in the church compound.
Mar 6, 2015 - 03:14 pm .- With Indians and Hindus celebrating Holi, a spring festival of colors, today, Bishop Thomas Dabre of Poona has encouraged the faithful to participate in the celebration, which is meant to promote spiritual and social harmony.
Mar 3, 2015 - 04:01 am .- A remote diocese under the shadow of the Himalayas joined hands with Pope Francis' prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East on Sunday through a special candlelight prayer service.
Mar 3, 2015 - 02:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Karachi, based in Pakistan's largest city, held a Lenten seminar last month to help the faithful there revitalize their faith life and to meaningfully prepare for Easter.
Feb 27, 2015 - 02:01 am .- A key player in working for the release of a Jesuit priest held by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan for eight months said Thursday the priest never lost hope and was confident in the efforts being made to secure his freedom.
Feb 26, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- Indians from all walks of life and religions have joined to condemn allegations made against Bl. Teresa of Calcutta by a fundamentalist Hindu leader charging that her sole objective in helping the poor was converting them to Christianity.
Feb 26, 2015 - 02:04 am .- The United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association held its tenth World Chinese Biblical Congress last month in Taiwan, drawing participants from 18 countries to reflect on Scripture and its place in the new evangelization.
Feb 23, 2015 - 05:12 pm .- The main challenge facing the Church today is secularism, according to Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok, who boldly called the phenomenon the devil's face in the modern world.
Feb 19, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Australia's Catholics have received with joy the news that Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Archbishop Adolfo Yllana, a Filipino native, as their apostolic nuncio.
Feb 17, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Since Ash Wednesday coincides this year with Chinese New Year – also known as Lunar New Year – many bishops in East Asia are granting dispensations from the fasting and abstinence normally required on the day which begins the season of Lent.
Feb 16, 2015 - 09:09 pm .- The Indian Catechetical Association held its ninth annual convention last week to evaluate the central challenges to both the evangelization and catechesis of families on the subcontinent.

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