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New Philippines campaign seeks to help typhoon victims

Aug 30, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines have organized a campaign to assist the nearly one million people in Manila and various provinces on Luzon Island affected by recent storms.

Rural children, families inspired by Thai diocesan program

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- In Thailand, the Diocese of Chanthaburi is reaching out to rural residents through a human development program offering assistance to families and children of all religions.

'Month of Martyrs' in Korea draws praise from Pope Francis

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:47 am .- Pope Francis sent a message today to South Korea praising the country's decision to proclaim September as the “Month of Martyrs.”

Thai bishops stress Catholic identity, top academics in schools

Aug 27, 2013 - 04:00 am .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of Thailand is calling for renewed effort to boost Catholic education in the country, striving to reach international standards while fostering faith education.

Relief efforts underway as flooding wreaks havoc in Philippines

Aug 21, 2013 - 04:46 pm .- A combination of seasonal monsoon rains and a tropical storm off the coast of the Philippines has caused massive damage to homes and property, leaving hundreds of thousands in need.

Vatican sends condolences on death of senior Buddhist abbot

Aug 19, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue sent a message of condolence to Thailand on the passing of senior Buddhist abbot Somdej Phra Buddhacharn.

Thai Catholics encouraged to imitate Virgin Mary's faith life

Aug 17, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai bishop on the feast of the Assumption of Mary in Bangkok. 

Thai Catholics celebrate queen's birthday with prayer

Aug 13, 2013 - 04:18 am .- Catholics in Thailand are joining in prayer to celebrate the 81st birthday of Queen Sirikit, respected throughout the country for her various charitable efforts.

Assumption speaks to Japan's Catholics, missionary says

Aug 13, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The Feast of the Assumption is an important celebration for Catholicism in Japan because of its link to both death and eternal life, according to an Australian missionary priest in Nagoya.

Australian Catholic leaders to receive Papal honors

Aug 9, 2013 - 04:13 pm .- Pope Francis has recently named three South Australian Catholics to the Order of St. Gregory the Great, the single highest honor the Pope can bestow on an individual.

Consolata Missionaries celebrate ten years in Mongolia

Aug 8, 2013 - 12:05 am .- The Consolata Missionaries have been in Mongolia for ten years, evangelizing a people searching for God and helping improve their lives in a land where more than 20 percent live on less than $1.25 a day.

Cardinal Arinze urges catechism immersion for teachers

Aug 4, 2013 - 06:10 am .- Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze spoke to a group of catechists in Sri Lanka, reminding them of the importance of their role in teaching the faith and encouraging them to read the catechism.

Catholic Bible studies in Thailand strengthen faith

Jul 30, 2013 - 04:00 pm .- Foreign missionaries in Thailand once dedicated their lives to encountering Christ, spreading the gospel and helping the growth of the Church.

'Bear witness to faith,' bishop encourages Thai Catholic youth

Jul 26, 2013 - 02:00 pm .- Several thousand children and teens in Thailand marked the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith by attending a special faith formation workshop.

Open your hearts to faith, archbishop encourages Thai Catholics

Jul 25, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, the Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, encouraged a large gathering of Thai Catholics to renew their lives during the Year of Faith.

Cricket star's Catholic wedding spreads joy in Sri Lanka

Jul 24, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The marriage of Catholic Sri Lankan cricket star Angelo Mathew and national badminton player Heshani Silva caused joy among the country’s Catholics and gave added prominence to the country’s Catholic minority.

Sri Lankan cardinal forgives church desecrators

Jul 24, 2013 - 01:00 pm .- Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo has forgiven the desecrators of a Catholic church in Sri Lanka, refusing to press criminal charges against them.

Indian cardinal lauds encyclical as bold call to proclaim faith

Jul 23, 2013 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Francis' encyclical “Lumen Fidei” is notable for exploring the “valuable richness” of faith and for being an “answer to the present challenges to faith,” according to the Archbishop of Bombay.

Pope mourns death of Cardinal Pimenta, a man of 'devoted service'

Jul 22, 2013 - 09:46 am .- Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence to the Archbishop of Bombay over the July 19 death of his predecessor, Cardinal Simon Pimenta, who served as the city's archbishop from 1978 to 1996.

Interfaith workshop shows charity as 'hallmark' of Christian life

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A group of 230 Buddhist students from schools throughout the diocese of Chantaburi, Thailand, learned about the importance of charity in a recent three-day workshop on human dignity.

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