Latest news: Asia - Pacific
Oct 17, 2017 - 12:09 am .- As Australians return their ballots for a poll that could aid the recognition of same-sex unions as marriages, the Archbishop of Sydney called for Christian charity in clearly explaining the importance of marriage as the union of man and woman.
Oct 14, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the healing of a girl’s ear problem.
Oct 11, 2017 - 02:39 pm .- An Indonesian prelate resigned Wednesday as Bishop of Ruteng amid mounting concerns surrounding an alleged mistress and reportedly stolen funds.
Sep 28, 2017 - 03:18 am .- When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, this November, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history.
Sep 26, 2017 - 06:08 am .- A young Catholic diocese in the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea has a vibrant and growing faith, one which the people have embraced as their own, showing the universality of the Church, a local bishop says.
Sep 18, 2017 - 02:50 pm .- Amid ongoing controversy surrounding clerical sex abuse in Australia, one of the country's archbishops believes the local Churches are making progress – but still face a long journey ahead.
Sep 15, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Between the Harambe memes and quick explanations of Catholic doctrine on his Twitter page, Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney, says that online humor is about more than just the laughs.
Sep 14, 2017 - 10:23 am .- At the start of a voter survey being conducted on same-sex marriage in Australia, the country’s bishops have called for a month of prayer and fasting for the strengthening of marriage and the family.
Sep 7, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Despite hostility, the Church must teach the truth of the Gospel with the courage of the martyrs, said the archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in the Philippines.
Sep 5, 2017 - 05:13 pm .- Marking the first anniversary of Mother Teresa’s canonization, the Archdiocese of Kolkata will hold a Mass Wednesday to declare the saint a co-patroness of the local Church.
Sep 3, 2017 - 04:08 pm .- The challenges endured by Catholics in China are complex, said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, but there are reasons to be hopeful about the future of the Church in China.
Sep 1, 2017 - 02:58 pm .- As a non-binding poll on same-sex marriage in Australia looms, some leading Catholic bishops have again clarified Catholic teaching that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
Aug 25, 2017 - 03:57 pm .- A group of bishops from across India met with the country's new president and vice-president on Thursday, with both leaders voicing their support of the Church's work in spiritual development and assistance to the poor.
Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 am .- A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate a Catholic church.
Aug 23, 2017 - 05:01 pm .- As police and vigilante killings continue under President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal campaign against illegal drugs, Catholic leaders in the Philippines have decried the bloodshed, begging the nation to stop support of the escalating violence.
Aug 22, 2017 - 11:18 am .- Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the US military archdiocese offered prayers Monday after a US Navy destroyer collided with a tanker off the coast of Singapore, resulting in five injured and 10 missing US sailors.
Aug 17, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times in the country.
Aug 11, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Sr. Ruth Pfau, a German-born Catholic missionary who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died Thursday at the age of 87.
Aug 10, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- A cardinal who helped change Catholic missionary work in China is now a possible candidate for beatification.
Aug 9, 2017 - 06:17 am .- What can a missionary in North Korea do to preach the Gospel in a Communist dictatorship? Simply care for the sick patients he is there to help, says one priest in that situation.

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