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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.  

Despite small size, Church in Brunei has 'lively' faith

Nov 3, 2013 - 06:19 am .- Although it is one of the youngest and smallest “dioceses” in southeast Asia, the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei is a steadily thriving Church with growing spiritual activities in its communities.

Beauty queen promotes morality in recent interview

Oct 24, 2013 - 12:12 am .- The first ever Filipina-American to be crowned Miss World revealed her traditional values in a recent television interview.

Australian doctor under fire for refusing sex-based abortion

Oct 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- A Catholic doctor in Australia could face suspension or the loss of his license for refusing to refer a couple who sought the sex-based abortion of their unborn daughter.

Thai Catholic charity offers aid as flooding affect millions

Oct 10, 2013 - 04:10 am .- With heavy rains causing season-long flooding in Thailand, the bishops' emergency relief office in the country has increased its assistance to those whose lives have been disrupted.

Catholics in Hiroshima mark 90th diocesan anniversary

Oct 8, 2013 - 02:39 am .- The Diocese of Hiroshima is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with programs for spiritual renewal, a focus on priestly vocations, and an effort to draw attention to local martyrs.  

Divine Mercy statue in India receives cardinal's blessing

Oct 2, 2013 - 04:11 am .- On Sept. 30, Cardinal George Alencherry unveiled and blessed a shrine featuring a statue of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.  

Bombay archdiocese hosts seminar on beauty of stained glass

Sep 27, 2013 - 12:13 am .- To promote a revival of beautiful Christian art in India, the Archdiocese of Bombay has held a seminar on stained glass windows in local parishes, called “Windows of Faith.”

Pope Francis excommunicates dissident priest in Australia

Sep 25, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Pope Francis has ordered the excommunication of a Catholic priest in Australia who illicitly said Mass, taught that women should be ordained priests and advocated for “gay marriage.”

Holy Childhood Society celebrates 25 years in Colombo

Sep 24, 2013 - 04:15 am .- A group which aims to foster a missionary spirit among children celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a Mass said Sept. 7.

Indian archdiocese receives relic of Pope John Paul II

Sep 16, 2013 - 02:55 pm .- A reliquary containing a cloth with a drop of blood from Blessed Pope John Paul II will be displayed for veneration in a Marian Basilica in the Archdiocese of Bombay, India.

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