UCAN Asia News - Dec 7

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Clergy, religious plan measures against Duterte crackdown
Church and religious have a key role to fulfill in opposing dictatorship, says former priest read more
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Pakistan minorities demand to know census results
The country's first census in almost two decades could give true indication of size of non-Muslim communities read more
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Filipinos mull class suit over dengue vaccine fiasco
French drug-maker's admission that vaccine could worsen symptoms in some cases sparks health scare read more
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Accepting humiliation is the real sign of humility, pope says
Calls being humble a vital part of Christian life read more
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Filipino Bishop Elenito Galido of Iligan dies
Bishop, 64, had been battling liver cancer, diabetes for several years read more
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Features

Nearly 100, but still spreading the faith in Vietnam
From ethnic groups to Party officials, 94-year-old Joseph Tran Minh Nhu has been evangelizing in remote areas for decades read more
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Commentary

Philippine killings prompt militancy among Christians
Duterte's continued tirade against religious institutions 'spawned the seeds of disgust' read more
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Bishop criticizes death-penalty call for cow slaughter
Bishop Vincent Barwa says the demand by a radical Hindu group seeks to create religious divisions read more
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Eight tribal leaders shot dead by Philippine troops
Two soldiers also die in what military claims was a clash with rebel group read more
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Priest condemns Vietnam govt's 'dirty tricks' campaign
He accuses police of using fake evidence to arrest environmental, democracy activists read more
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Commentary

Letter from Rome
The Vatican’s former doctrinal chief warns Pope Francis of a looming schism. What’s behind this ominous threat?   read more
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Charity work among the poor
Charity that the church in India carries out for those in poverty Watch this video
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Gallery

Remembering the Santa Cruz massacre
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Commentary
Duterte 'the destroyer' invents a new class of cronies
Philippine president is cozying up to major international players who care little about abuses of human rights read more
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Rage, grief sweep Philippines after murder of priest
Retired Catholic priest known as activist, was shot after he facilitated the release of a political detainee read more
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Philippine military under fire over aid blockade
Groups accuse army of preventing vital supplies getting through to displaced families amid communist crackdown read more
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Archbishop's poll letter shocks Indian prime minister
Ahead of crucial state election, Modi says a 'man of religion' should not tell Catholics 'how to vote' read more
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Indonesians called on to vote for only Muslim leaders
Electing Muslims would improve the implementation of Islamic teachings, hard-liners tell mass rally read more
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Features
Bhopal tragedy still poisoning lives 33 years later
Backed by the church, survivors want greater final compensation after more victims come forward as the years progress read more