Latest news: Asia - Pacific
Feb 16, 2019 - 05:15 am .- A local bishop is speaking out against a bill to remove regulations on abortion in Adelaide, Australia, saying it would be the nation’s most radical abortion law.
Feb 14, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- The South Korean bishops’ conference has called for an end to the death penalty, and asked the nation’s Constitutional Court to consider whether capital punishment violates South Korea’s constitution.
Feb 7, 2019 - 11:01 pm .- An Indian businessman has expressed his intention to sue his parents for giving him life without his permission.
Jan 31, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity accused of cooperating in the sale of a child from a home for unwed mothers has been denied bail by India’s Supreme Court, according to UCANews.
Jan 31, 2019 - 01:47 pm .- Though Australia's Victoria state requires doctors with conscientious objection to abortion to refer women to another provider, a study published Thursday found that some doctors are noncompliant, “with adverse effects on access to care for some women.”
Jan 27, 2019 - 05:51 am .- At least 20 people were killed and 111 wounded after two bombs exploded minutes apart during Sunday Mass in a Catholic cathedral on the southern Philippine island of Jolo.  
Jan 25, 2019 - 01:46 pm .- If you seek out the peripheries, whether from Rome, London or Washington, it is hard to get any further away than Tasmania. And yet there, on the other side of the world, on a heart-shaped island the size of West Virginia, a new Jerusalem is emerging.
Jan 25, 2019 - 12:00 am .- An Indonesian Christian, the former governor of Jakarta was released from jail on Thursday completing a two-year long sentence for alleged blasphemy against Islam.
Jan 24, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Thousands of convenience stores in Japan will stop selling pornographic magazines, a move they say will help create an environment more conducive to families.
Jan 23, 2019 - 12:21 am .- The Catholic Church in Fiji is prepared to shut down all of its 44 primary and 19 secondary schools if the government continues to elect non-Catholics as the head of those schools.
Jan 16, 2019 - 12:38 am .- A government spokesman said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is open to dialogue with the country’s bishops, after the president recently suggested that citizens of the country kill the Church leaders.  
Jan 15, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches to the east.
Jan 10, 2019 - 12:31 am .- When Francisco Javier Olivera was born, his mother offered him to the Virgin Mary, praying that he would become a missionary in Asia.
Jan 9, 2019 - 02:37 pm .- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of warning to Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused of several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of a nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.
Jan 9, 2019 - 10:42 am .- Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila told pilgrims at a popular annual procession in the Philippines to take caution against becoming a “fanatic,” stressing that true devotion is about how one lives their whole life, not a single day.
Jan 7, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Known as the “flying bishop” of Solomon Islands, Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens in islands by piloting a small airplane he also uses to deliver food and medicine.
Jan 5, 2019 - 04:28 am .- The bishops of Papua New Guinea have issued a renewed plea on behalf of the nearly 500 refugees and asylum seekers being held in indefinite detention in deteriorating conditions.
Jan 4, 2019 - 02:33 pm .- Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong died in hospital Thursday at the age of 73, after suffering liver failure due to cirrhosis.
Dec 28, 2018 - 05:06 am .- At the age of 14, Yuan made the decision to become a Catholic. “I found a freedom that I had never had before. For the first time, I had nothing to hide in my heart,” she reflected.
Dec 27, 2018 - 05:45 am .- When your business runs out of money and you need a miracle, whom do you call? The Catholic Church, apparently.