Asia - Pacific News


Crowds celebrate anniversary of beloved Mother Teresa

Aug 26, 2004

Hundreds of people streamed by the marble tomb of the beloved Blessed Teresa of Kolkata yesterday to lay gifts of... Read more


Leading ethicist says embryos are human life, should not be cloned

Aug 23, 2004

A well-respected medical ethicist from one of Canada’s leading universities says Canada must not legalize embryonic cloning for any purpose,... Read more


Canadian Jesuits battle Wal-Mart

Aug 23, 2004

In a classic David and Goliath struggle, the Canadian Jesuits are up against one of the world’s largest corporations in... Read more


Two priests attacked inside church in Jharkhand, India

Aug 23, 2004

Last Sunday night in the city of Kubbu, in Jharkand state, eastern India, an armed gang entered a Catholic Church... Read more


Interfaith marriage can be sign of ‘love and life’: Asian bishops

Aug 23, 2004

Interfaith marriage is an opportunity for a “dialogue of words, love and life,” say the Asian bishops in the final... Read more


Asian bishop’s conference tackles issues of globalization and acculturation of Gospel

Aug 18, 2004

The issue of the acculturation of the Gospel into the Asian way of life and the issues arising from globalization,... Read more


Eight priests and two seminarians arrested in China

Aug 17, 2004

Eight Catholic priests and two seminarians were arrested in China Aug. 6. Police stopped the 10 men, who were gathered... Read more


Filipino bishop supports Vatican document on collaboration of men and women against its critics

Aug 15, 2004

Mgr. Oscar Cruz, Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, expressed his support for the “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on... Read more


Catholic organizations help more than 100,000 children access health insurance

Aug 3, 2004

More than 100,000 children were enrolled in healthcare coverage last year as a result of a Catholic program, called Children's... Read more


Parents of murdered girl find comfort in their Christian faith

Jul 26, 2004

The parents of a nine-year-old Toronto girl, who was abducted last fall and murdered, have found comfort and solace in... Read more


New Muslim attack kills Evangelical minister in Indonesia

Jul 18, 2004

Muslim gunmen attacked a Christian church in Indonesia on Sunday, killing the minister, a woman, and wounding four worshippers. Read more


Catholic television seeks support to expand across Canada

Jul 15, 2004

Canada’s Catholic television network is asking the country’s 12.8 million Catholics to take action and to help make Catholic programming... Read more


Ugandan President stirs AIDS summit proposing abstinence

Jul 12, 2004

A debate erupted at the 15th International AIDS Conference yesterday after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told delegates that abstinence, not... Read more


Canadian Catholic organization sends $170,000 to Sudan and Chad in emergency aid

Jul 6, 2004

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has sent $170,000 to assist refugees in eastern Chad and the Darfur... Read more


Canada’s largest diocese to lose two auxiliary bishops

Jul 4, 2004

The Archdiocese of Montreal, Canada’s largest diocese, will be short two auxiliary bishops as of September.  Read more


Canada celebrates the ‘Saint of the Ordinary’

Jun 30, 2004

Masses were held in eight cities across Canada last week to celebrate the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder... Read more


Irish singing raises funds for Catholic charity in Fiji

Jun 14, 2004

The ING National Capital Marathon had a unique participant this year. Patrick McLaughlin, a resident of the Greater Montreal area,... Read more


Man jailed for causing girlfriend’s miscarriage in Canada

Jun 7, 2004

A man was sentenced to one year in prison and two years probation after giving his pregnant girlfriend potent drugs,... Read more


Canadian diocese loses 30 percent of parishes in two years

Jun 6, 2004

Parish reorganizations in Quebec’s third-largest diocese will see its number of parishes drop by almost 30 percent since 2002. Read more


Private high school celebrates 150 years of Catholic education in Canada

Jun 3, 2004

One of North America’s oldest Catholic high schools has launched its 150th anniversary celebrations. Read more