Latest news: Asia - Pacific
Mar 19, 2018 - 06:01 am .- As there has been an increase in violence committed against parishes throughout Indonesia, Church officials in the country have urged Catholics to be vigilant, especially during Holy Week.
Mar 16, 2018 - 01:40 pm .- As the Philippines considers legalizing divorce, the nation’s bishops are speaking out against the measure, warning that it would be detrimental to couples and families, especially children.
Mar 15, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- Alleged victims of abuse of Cardinal George Pell gave testimonies this week during a hearing in an Australian court which will determine if he will face a trial.
Mar 14, 2018 - 12:10 am .- For Sr. Anne Gardiner, a 62-year-long mission serving Australia's remote Tiwi indigenous population began with one simple instruction: “Love them.”
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:02 am .- Government-backed bishops have spoken out publicly in support of the Vatican-China deal in a Chinese media interview at the Chinese Communist Party’s annual meetings this week.
Mar 9, 2018 - 04:14 pm .- The Vatican’s recent diplomatic appointment to South Korea gained added significance as President Donald Trump announced that he will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un for nuclear negotiations within the next two months.
Mar 8, 2018 - 08:54 pm .- Vatican diplomats’ efforts to reach an agreement with the Chinese government would turn bishops into government officials who cannot adequately shepherd their flock, Cardinal Joseph Zen has said.
Mar 6, 2018 - 05:08 pm .- This month’s meeting of China’s National People’s Congress, convened March 5, will likely confirm a constitutional change eliminating term limits and allowing President Xi Jinping to stay in power beyond 2023.
Mar 6, 2018 - 01:41 pm .- Pope Francis is praying for all those affected by a major earthquake in Papua New Guinea this week, offering his condolences in a telegram on Tuesday.
Mar 5, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, arrived at a Melbourne court Monday to begin the first day of his preliminary hearing over sexual abuse charges brought against him.
Mar 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- At the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Party Congress in October 2017, the country’s president, Xi Jinping, promised to “sinicize religions” in the country.
Mar 2, 2018 - 04:56 am .- On Friday, an Australian prosecutor withdrew a charge of abuse against Cardinal George Pell, who is currently undergoing a trial in Australia for accusations of past sexual abuse.
Mar 1, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- As North Korea continues to develop its nuclear arsenal, should the United States contemplate a pre-emptive strike?
Feb 28, 2018 - 09:56 am .- In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, calling it an act of “suicide” and a “shameless surrender” to the communist government.
Feb 16, 2018 - 01:41 pm .- After some Filipino Catholics developed mysterious rashes on Ash Wednesday, the Diocese of Caloocan investigated to determine the cause of the skin irritant.
Feb 16, 2018 - 09:38 am .- During her childhood in North Korea, Mi Jin Kang never believed in the existence of God, until one person began to spark her curiosity.
Feb 16, 2018 - 12:29 am .- A Guam court has dismissed part of a defamation lawsuit against Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, who is facing several accusations of sexual abuse in the 1970s.
Feb 15, 2018 - 10:05 am .- The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard Wednesday that a charge related to a key witness in the case against Cardinal George Pell, accused of historical sexual abuse, is likely to be withdrawn.
Feb 14, 2018 - 11:06 am .- A missionary priest and expert on the Church in China has expressed cautioun, and a limited optimism, about a rumored agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.
Feb 13, 2018 - 05:00 am .- As the 2018 Winter Olympic Games continue in Pyeongchang, the world is watching Korea for more than just sports.