UCAN Asia News - Feb 14

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News

Vatican deal with China moves closer
After a Rome-sanctioned bishop agreed to stand aside, the only impediments to an agreement are two bishops with families read more
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Elderly Dutch priest among four injured in sword attack
A radicalized Muslim went on a rampage during Mass in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta read more
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Hindu hardliners attack Indian Christian schools
Archbishop in Madhya Pradesh accuses militants of trying to impose their own distorted view of nationalism on others read more
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Commentary

Populist talk masks Duterte's anti-poor policies
Simmering anger in the Phlippines cannot be diverted by antics and theatrics read more
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Features

Malnourished kids no longer forgotten in Timor-Leste
A multifaceted approach aims to improve their health and wellbeing read more
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Filipino Catholics to hold protest walk against killings
Bishops to lead rally amid government's war on drugs read more
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Former president rattles Sri Lanka's political status quo
Rajapaksa calls for ruling coalition to dissolve parliament after his party's landslide victory in local elections read more
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Children to benefit from Lenten fast in Manila Archdiocese
Cardinal Tagle reminds Filipino Catholics to exercise charity read more
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Indonesian religious leaders lobby over worship decree 
Three-day meeting of 450 officials told that violations of religious freedom are rampant and rules interpreted differently read more
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Features

Hip-hop out of tune with the Chinese state
As rappers are banned from TV, the communist government clamps down on content it considers obscene or decadent read more
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Indonesian Catholics flock to hospitals on Day for Sick
Muslim patients take special place in celebrations to mark annual event read more
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Video

The fight to protect PNG's forests
Locals fight timber companies whom they say illegally take their land and ravage their forests Watch this video
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Gallery

Jesuit doctor helps rural East Timorese
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News
Chinese Catholics condemn Vatican official's comments
Bishop's claim that the communist country is best for Catholic social doctrine is greeted with anger and disbelief read more
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Features
Jesuits end decades of water shortages in Timor-Leste
Clean water projects in remote areas are transforming the lives of local villagers read more
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Carnival goes on in Goa despite Hindu opposition
BJP-led state government provides support and sponsorship for three-day pre-Lent festival read more
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News
ICC opens probe into Philippine drug killings
Duterte says he is ready to face trial and even a death sentence read more
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Commentary
Letter from Rome
The past few weeks are probably among those that Pope Francis would rather forget read more
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Features
Poor Filipino miners offer gold as thanksgiving to Mary
Generosity is deeply rooted in the culture of the town, says local priest read more